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Nova Scotia continued...

Nova Scotia Crowned Circles
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
2243 c ImageOne of the finest of the few available covers with the Bridgetown crown handstamp

(Annapolis Royal to London, England, Apr. 30, 1842). Folded letter to London datelined Annapolis Royal Apr. 30, 1842 with an exceptional strike of Bridgetown N.S.” crown handstamp (Jephcott 64, MacDonald 71), manuscript On Her Majesty’s Service” along top and rated 1/2”, London arrival backstamp

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE BRIDGETOWN CROWN HANDSTAMP SHOWING THE INTRICATE ETCHING OF CROWN. CERTAINLY ONE OF THE FINEST OF THE THREE OR FOUR KNOWN.

Ex Skywalk” (Image)

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E. $ 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $1,300.00
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2244 c ImageExcellent strike of the rare Bridgetown crown handstamp

(Hillsburgh to Halifax, Jun. 24, 1842). Folded letter addressed to Provincial Secretary in Halifax, datelined Hillsburgh Jun. 24, 1842, bold strike of Bridgetown N.S.” crown handstamp (Jephcott 64, MacDonald 71)

VERY FINE. ONLY THREE OR FOUR EXAMPLES OF THE BRIDGETOWN CROWN HANDSTAMP ARE THOUGHT TO EXIST.

Despite the great rarity of this marking, the Dubois” collection remarkably has two examples. Ex Young, Glassco and Dr. Clark (Image)

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E. $ 1,500-2,000

CLOSED
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2245 c ImageThe only recorded example of the Gays River crown handstamp-- a major Nova Scotia rarity

(Musquodoboit to Halifax, Aug. 31, 1841). Folded letter to Halifax datelined Musquodabait August 31st 1841” with well-struck Gays River N.S.” crown handstamp (Jephcott 65, MacDonald 72), rated 4d” at top right

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE GAYS RIVER CROWN HANDSTAMP. A MAJOR NOVA SCOTIA RARITY AND A KEY PIECE FOR ANY SERIOUS COLLECTION OR WORLD-CLASS EXHIBIT.

Ex de Volpi, Greene and Dr. Clark (Image)

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E. $ 3,000-4,000

SOLD for $2,100.00
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2246 c ImageA perfect and bold strike of the Guysborough crown handstamp

(Canso to Halifax, Dec. 27, 1841). Folded letter to Provincial Treasurer in Halifax datelined Canso Dec. 27, 1841, with perfect strike of Guysborough N.S.” crown handstamp (Jephcott 66, MacDonald 73), sent free with On Service” at top right, negligible file fold, Extremely Fine strike of this scarce marking, we doubt that more than five or six exist, this is the earliest and certainly one of the finest, it predates the Sep.-Oct. 1842 dates recorded by MacDonald, ex Maritimus” (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000

SOLD for $550.00
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2247 c ImageThe latest recorded example of the Guysborough crown handstamp

(Guysborough to Halifax, Oct. 20, 1842). Folded letter addressed to Provincial Treasurer in Halifax datelined Guysborough Oct. 20, 1842, with bold strike of Guysborough N.S.” crown handstamp (Jephcott 66, MacDonald 73), manuscript Free” at top right, Very Fine and choice strike of this scarce marking, we doubt that more than five or six exist, this is the latest recorded example according to MacDonald, ex Skywalk” (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $350.00
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2248 c ImageThe only known example of the L’Ardoise crown handstamp--an important rarity which has graced several renowned Nova Scotia collections

(L’Ardoise to Gut of Canso, Sep. 19, 1843). Folded letter to Gut of Canso datelined L’Ardoise Sep. 19, 1843 with clear strike of L’Ardoise N.S.” crown handstamp (Jephcott 67) over back fold, rated 2” for way charge but also Free” at top left

FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE L’ARDOISE CROWN HANDSTAMP. A MAJOR CROWN HANDSTAMP RARITY AND KEY ITEM FOR ANY NOVA SCOTIA POSTAL HISTORY COLLECTION.

As this marking was not produced by the Post Office, it is believed to have been made locally by the postmaster of L’Ardoise as a way marking.

Ex Young, Glassco, Greene, Halifax” and Dr. Clark (Image)

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E. $ 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $1,300.00
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2249 c ImageExcellent strike of the New Glasgow crown handstamp with the crown removed

(New Glasgow to Halifax, Apr. 21, 1842). Folded letter to Halifax datelined New Glasgow Apr. 21, 1842 with bold strike of New Glasgow N.S.” double-circle with crown removed (Jephcott 68, MacDonald 76), rated 7”, file fold just touching handstamp, Very Fine strike of this scarce marking, MacDonald records examples from Mar. 1 to Oct. 12, 1842, ex Maritimus” (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $350.00
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2250 c ImageBold strike of the only recorded example of the Newport crown handstamp

(Douglas to Halifax, Dec. 3, 1841). Folded letter to Halifax datelined Douglas Dec. 3, 1841 with wonderful strike of Newport N.S.” crown handstamp (Jephcott 69, MacDonald 74), sent free with Her Majestys Service” endorsement, cover with small edge tear at top

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE NEWPORT CROWN HANDSTAMP. AN IMPORTANT NOVA SCOTIA POSTAL HISTORY ITEM AND KEY TO ANY EXHIBIT COLLECTION.

Illustrated in The Postal History of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, 1754-1867 by Jephcott, Greene and Young (p. 75). Ex Young, Glassco and Dr. Clark (Image)

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E. $ 3,000-4,000

SOLD for $1,600.00
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2251 c ImageClear strike of the scarce Port Hood crown handstamp

(Port Hood to Plaister Cove, Mar. 4, 1842). Folded letter datelined Port Hood Mar. 4, 1842 with clear strike of Port Hood N.S.” crown handstamp (Jephcott 70, MacDonald 75), addressed to Plaister Cove, rated 2”, Very Fine, MacDonald records examples from Mar. 14 to Dec. 28, 1842, ex de Volpi and Dr. Clark (Image)

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E. $ 400-500

SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction

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