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Nova Scotia continued...

Nova Scotia to Great Britain continued...
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
2199 c ImageOne of only five recorded examples of the Keefler’s Reading Room handstamp

(Halifax to London, England, Feb. 9, 1839). Lengthy folded letter datelined Halifax Feb. 9, 1839 with a bold strike of Keefler’s Reading Room, Halifax N-S” double-circle handstamp (Jephcott 165, Rowe Rarity 10, the highest awarded) addressed to London, rated 2/2” collect

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE HANDSTAMPED MARKING APPLIED BY KEEFLER’S READING ROOM. ONLY FIVE ARE RECORDED--THIS LETTER FROM HALIFAX TO LONDON IS A KEY ITEM FOR ANY COLLECTOR OF NOVA SCOTIA, FORWARDING AGENT MARKINGS OR TRANSATLANTIC MAIL.

Keefler’s Reading Room was established by Charles Keefler in October 1836. He continued in business until at least 1845, possibly longer. Forwarding agents began falling out of favor around 1843, when the British Post Office required mail to be delivered to the post office at the port of arrival.

Illustrated in The Postal History of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, 1754-1867 by Jephcott, Greene and Young (p. 205). Ex Halifax”, Meroni and Steinhart (Image)

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E. $ 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $3,000.00
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2200 c ImageScarce one-penny soldier’s concessionary rate cover to England

(Halifax to Buntingford, England, May 2, 1847). Folded cover with Halifax, Nova Scotia Paid May 2, 1847” tombstone datestamp (Jephcott 77, MacDonald 15b) addressed to Buntingford, England, endorsed From Pte. Robert Pettit, No. 2477, 23rd RWF” and properly signed by commander of Royal Welsh Fusiliers, red 1” one-penny soldier’s concessionary rate handstamp, London transit and Buntingford arrival datestamps, Fine and scarce, ex Maritimus” (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $275.00
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2201 c ImageBoxed Halifax Ship Letter datestamp on cover with pair of Canada 2c Large Queen

(Halifax to Blairgowrie, Scotland, Jan. 18, 1871). Horizontal pair of Canada 2c Green Large Queen (24) tied by Halifax Jan. 18, 1871 duplex datestamp with boxed HALIFAX N.S./JA 18 71/SHIP LETTER” datestamp (MacDonald 239) on cover to Blairgowrie, Scotland, manuscript Per Steamship Abyssinia” endorsement, rated 4”, Liverpool transit and Blairgowrie arrival backstamps, stamps with couple toned perfs, otherwise Fine, ex Maritimus” (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $375.00
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