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The Dubois Collection of Important Prestamp Covers and Postal Markings of British North America, 169 continued...

Canada to Great Britain continued...
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
2032 c ImagePair of Sewell Brothers correspondence covers between Quebec and England

(Quebec to London, England, Jan. 4 and Feb. 9, 1826). Two lengthy folded letters written by Sheriff of Quebec William Smith Sewell to his brother Rev. Henry Doyle Sewell in London via New York, first double rate, second single rate, each with Quebec with large fleuron datestamps on back and two Quebec Paid handstamps on front, earlier cover forwarded to Trinity College, Oxford with Postage Not Paid to London” boxed handstamp, arrival markings on back, Very Fine pair, earlier cover ex Glassco, both ex Montgomery (Photo Ex) (Image)

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E. $ 300-400

SOLD for $225.00
Will close during Public Auction
2033 c ImageDiscovery example of the rimless red Ship Lre Montreal” crown oval

(Montreal to Reigate, England, May 27, 1827). Bold red strikes of rimless Ship Lre Montreal” crown oval and SHIP” straightline handstamps on folded letter datelined Montreal 27 May 1827” and addressed to Reigate, England, Montreal May 30 circular datestamp, manuscript Only double letter” and via New York” directive, London arrival and SHIP LETTER/LIVERPOOL” handstamps on back

EXTREMELY FINE STRIKES OF THE RARE MONTREAL SHIP LRE” RIMLESS CROWN OVAL AND SHIP” STRAIGHTLINE MARKINGS TO ENGLAND.

According to Steinhart, this is the discovery example of the rimless Ship Lre Montreal” crown oval handstamp and one of approximately six recorded of the SHIP” handstamp. This double-rate letter was routed via New York and rated 3/2” upon arrival for delivery to Reigate.

Ex Steinhart (Image)

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E. $ 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
2034 c ImagePerfectly struck STANSTEAD” straightline

(Stanstead to London, England, Nov. 6, 1828). Bold strike of STANSTEAD” straightline with manuscript Nov. 6th, 1828” below, matching PAID” handstamp and 11” on folded letter to London, boxed Ship Letter” and arrival datestamp on back, Extremely Fine, paid via New York at 18-3/4c (11p) plus 1/7” collect upon arrival, ex Steinhart (Image)

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Get Market Data for [Canada Stanstead to London, Engl]

E. $ 400-500

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
2035 c ImageBlack Niagara, U. Canada, Paid to New York” oval belt buckle” handstamp

(Thornhill, Upper Canada to Somerset, England, May 9-20, 1829). Bold Thornhill U.C.” double-circle with manuscript May 20th, 1829” on lengthy folded letter to Somerset, eventually forwarded three times, crossing U.S. border with clear Niagara, U. Canada, Paid to New York” oval belt buckle” handstamp and light Niagara datestamp, red manuscript A(merican) P(ostage) 1N1 (+) 11 (=) 2N0, Paid” applied in Thornhill (British postage to Niagara and U.S. internal postage) plus various other rates and markings for forwarding within England, cover with minor file fold at left thru marking, still Very Fine, a rare cross-border marking, ex Montgomery (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
2036 c ImageRed Niagara, U. Canada, Paid to New York” oval belt buckle” handstamp

(Thornhill, Upper Canada to Somerset, England, Apr. 8-14, 1830). Bold blue Thornhill U.C.” double-circle with manuscript 14 April 1830” on lengthy folded letter to Somerset, privately forwarded, crossing U.S. border with red Niagara, U. Canada, Paid to New York” oval belt buckle” handstamp and light Niagara datestamp, red manuscript 11 + 1/3 (=) 25” applied in Thornhill (British postage to Niagara and U.S. internal postage) plus rated 1/7” covering ship letter fee and inland postage, SHIP LETTER/LIVERPOOL” boxed handstamp on back, Very Fine, a rare cross-border marking, ex Montgomery (Image)

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Get Market Data for [Canada Thornhill, Upper Canada t]

E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $750.00
Will close during Public Auction
2037 c ImageThe rare Hallowell BRIT’H POSTAGE PAID/U. STATES Do. PAID” two-line handstamp

(Hallowell to Dublin, Ireland, Jan. 23, 1832). Lightly struck red BRIT’H POSTAGE PAID/U. STATES Do. PAID” with matching Hallowell” handstamp on folded letter (missing half the sheet) to Dublin, Ireland, docketing inside Hallowell 23rd of 1st Month 1832”, red Kingston Up. Can. Jan. 23” circular datestamp struck at exchange point, rated 7-1/2 (+) 18-3/4” for Canadian postage including 3p ferriage and U.S. inland postage to New York, small part of Liverpool marking on back and rated 1/4” and arrival backstamp, Very Fine, this Hallowell marking is very rare with a half-dozen or fewer examples reported, ex Dr. Robertson (Image)

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Get Market Data for [Canada Hallowell to Dublin, Irel]

E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $275.00
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2038 c ImageScarce 2p ferriage fee cross-border cover from Franktown to London via Brockville and Morristown

(Franktown to London, England, Dec. 31, 1833). Well-struck Franktown U.C.” double-circle with manuscript 31 Dec. 33” date on folded cover to London, red manuscript Ferry 2, Postage 7, 9d Paid” and U.S.P. 18-3/4 Cts Pd.” indicating Canadian postage, ferriage fee and U.S. inland fee to New York, LIVERPOOL/SHIP LETTER” boxed handstamp on back and arrival datestamp, manuscript 1/7” for 8p ship letter and 11p inland postage to London, Very Fine, a beautiful ferriage-rate cross-border and transatlantic cover exchanged via Brockville (which is approximately 60 miles from Franktown) and Morristown N.Y., if this had been exchanged at Kingston (74 miles away) the ferriage rate would have been 3p, ex Dr. Robertson (Image)

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Get Market Data for [Canada Franktown to London, Engl]

E. $ 750-1,000

SOLD for $1,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
2039 c ImageRare use of the Lake Champlain Steam-Packet Franklin” handstamp on cover to Great Britain

(Montreal to London, England, May 17, 1834). Clearly struck large red Steam-Packet Franklin, Lake Champlain, Capt. R.W. Sherman” circular handstamp on folded cover to London, docketing on flap indicates departure from Montreal on May 17, 1834, neat boxed LIVERPOOL/SHIP LETTER” on back and arrival datestamp, no other postal markings but rated 1/7” collect on arrival, Very Fine, the Steam Packet Franklin traveled Lake Champlain between St. John, Canada and Whitehall N.Y., this handstamp was in use 1831-35 and is very rare on mail going overseas, ex Montgomery (Image)

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Get Market Data for [Canada Montreal to London, Engla]

E. $ 750-1,000

SOLD for $1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
2040 c ImageQuebec Crowned Circle handstamp to the Shetland Islands in Scotland

(Quebec to Papa Stour, Scotland, Mar. 24, 1843). Well-struck red Paid at Quebec” Crowned Circle handstamp with matching Quebec MR 24, 1843” datestamp on folded letter to Papa Stour, Shetland Islands, Scotland, clear strike of SANDNESS” straightline applied in transit (Shetland Islands) and rated 1/2 1/4” (1/2 sterling, 1/4 local currency), cover with slightly worn folds and minor overall toning, still Fine and exceptionally rare destination, ex Montgomery (Image)

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E. $ 400-500

SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
2041 c ImageCrown Registered handstamp on cover from Kirkwall, Upper Canada to Scotland

(Kirkwall to Dumfries, Scotland, May 9, 1858). Red Kirkwall U.C.” circular handstamp with manuscript May 9/58” date added on registered cover to Dumfries, Scotland, well struck red curved Registered” with crown and straightline, manuscript Paid 7-1/2 Cy” but further rated 6p upon arrival, Liverpool transit and Dumfries arrival backstamps, cover with minor edge tear at top left, otherwise Very Fine and attractive cover (Image)

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Get Market Data for [Canada Kirkwall to Dumfries, Sco]

E. $ 750-1,000

SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
2042 c ImageAttractive use of the scarce Paid 8d Stg. 10d Cy” marking to Great Britain

(Niagara to Stamford, England, May 17, 1858). Bold strike of Niagara U.C. MY 17, 1858” circular datestamp with Paid 8d Stg. 10d. Cy.” handstamp on cover to Stamford, England, includes original mourning letter enclosure datelined in Peterborough, BY-CANADIAN/PACKET” handstamp applied in Niagara despite paying for British Packet, Liverpool tombstone transit and Stamford arrival datestamps, Very Fine, an interestingly routed cover to ensure fastest delivery (Image)

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Get Market Data for [Canada Niagara to Stamford, Engl]

E. $ 750-1,000

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction

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