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

Great Britain to Canada continued...
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
2054 c ImageVery rare rimless Ship Letter Quebec” crown oval handstamp

(London, England to Quebec, Jul. 29, 1831). Folded letter from London to Quebec, ship-name directive pr Ship Hero, Capt. Campione”, red rimless Ship Letter Quebec” crown oval handstamp, matching Quebec SE 20, 1831” circular datestamp struck on arrival, rated 2-1/2” collect, addressee name erased and rewritten in pencil, tape stain at top and minor reinforced internal splits, still Fine and scarce use of this rimless ship letter marking, far rarer than the rimmed examples, ex Glassco and Steinhart (Image)

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Get Market Data for [Great Britain London, England to Quebec]

E. $ 750-1,000

SOLD for $475.00
Will close during Public Auction
2055 c ImageThe only recorded example of the CHEROKEE” private ocean ship mail marking

(Greenock, Scotland to Cornwall, Upper Canada, Apr. 15, 1834). Bold and clear CHEROKEE” straightline handstamp on folded letter to Cornwall, ship-name directive per Cherokee Capt. Millar”, entered Canadian mails directly from Great Britain with light Montreal May 21 circular datestamp and red SHIP” handstamp, rated 9-1/2” collect for 2p ship letter and 7p inland postage, cover with overall soiling and some paper loss (mostly not evident on front panel)

FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE CHEROKEE” HANDSTAMP AND THE ONLY KNOWN SHIP-NAME HANDSTAMP ON DIRECT MAIL FROM GREAT BRITAIN TO CANADA. AN IMPORTANT TRANSATLANTIC MAIL COVER.

Ex Halliday and Steinhart (Image)

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Get Market Data for [Great Britain Greenock, Scotland to Cor]

E. $ 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
2056 c ImageOne of the finest strikes of the Ship Letter Quebec” crown oval handstamp

(Aberdeen, Scotland to Montreal, Apr. 6, 1840). Folded letter datelined in Aberdeen, Scotland and addressed to Montreal, carried privately and entered Canadian mails with Quebec L.C. May 19, 1840” circular datestamp and perfectly struck Ship Letter Quebec” crown oval handstamp, rated 11-1/2” collect, front panel with minor piece of top right corner missing, an Extremely Fine strike of this ship letter handstamp, clearly showing all the details of the ornately designed crown, without doubt one of the finest strikes, ex Steinhart (Image)

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Get Market Data for [Great Britain Aberdeen, Scotland to Mon]

E. $ 750-1,000

SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
2057 c ImageWell-struck Ship Letter Quebec” crown oval handstamp on a letter with fascinating contents about the assassination attempt on Queen Victoria

(Glasgow, Scotland to Toronto, Jun. 14, 1840). Folded letter datelined in Glasgow, Scotland and addressed to Toronto, ship-name directive p Acadia via Lpool”, entered Canadian mails with Quebec L.C. Sep. 3, 1840” circular datestamp and bold Ship Letter Quebec” crown oval handstamp, rated 3/2-1/2” collect on arrival, fascinating contents stating There has been a most atrocious attempt to murder our beloved Queen and prince Albert -- a miscreant aged 18 year of age fired first one, then another pistol at her majesty, thank God neither did any harm...”, Very Fine, ex McDonald, the writer is referencing Edward Oxford’s Jun. 10, 1840 attempted assassination of Queen Victoria, he missed from about six feet away and was sent to an insane asylum for 24 years, then deported to Australia (Image)

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Get Market Data for [Great Britain Glasgow, Scotland to Toro]

E. $ 750-1,000

SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
2058 c ImageRarely seen MORE TO PAY” straightline instructional marking

(Glasgow, Scotland to Montreal, Aug. 17, 1843). Light strike of red Glasgow Aug. 17, 1843 circular datestamp on folded letter to Montreal, 1/4d Cy” boxed handstamp and bold MORE TO PAY” straightline handstamp with additional 1/2” to collect for Halifax to Montreal, Very Fine and scarce instructional marking, ex Dr. Clark (Image)

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Get Market Data for [Great Britain Glasgow, Scotland to Mont]

E. $ 300-400

SOLD for $225.00
Will close during Public Auction

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