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FILTER: Area=International (non-U.S.), Sub Area=British Commonwealth, General=BNA, Issue/Country=Canada, All Sale Dates thru 2022/01/01, Catalogue = 88C, Symbol IN ("COVER")
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Foreign (non-U.S.)
British Commonwealth
BNA
Canada
2013-06-26
The World Traveler Collection
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Sale Number 1049, Lot Number 1086, Canada CANADA, 1899, 2(c) on -2/3 of 3c, Port Hood Provisional (88C; SG 170), CANADA, 1899, 2(c) on -2/3 of 3c, Port Hood Provisional (88C; SG 170)CANADA, 1899, 2(c) on -2/3 of 3c, Port Hood Provisional (88C; SG 170). Also a faint trace of a second handstamp just above the normal one, fresh and bright color, tied by neat "Port Hood N.S. JA 4, 1899" postmark on cover addressed locally, faint bit of cover soiling just barely affects the bottom perfs of the stamp

VERY FINE. A RARE COVER BEARING THE 2-CENT PORT HOOD PROVISIONAL STAMP.

On December 29, 1898, the postage rate was lowered from 3c to 2c, effective as of January 1, 1899. This created a shortage of 2c stamps. Boggs quotes from the postmaster of Port Hood regarding the shortage:

"When the change in Canadian postage was made -- of which we got notice by wire -- I had only a very few two cent stamps in stock so that before I got my supply from Ottawa I completely ran out out of them, and, to keep my account straight, was compelled to cut threes...about 200 "2" and 100 "1" were used. Those stamps I put on letters for delivery within the county as much as possible..."

Of special note is that there is a light but discernable second handstamp surcharge, and is specifically noted as a double surcharge on the P.F. certificate and with a Stanley Gibbons designation of No. 170a, when Stanley Gibbons listed the double surcharge based on this cover. They no longer list it as some experts feel this is not a true double surcharge.

Signed Stanley Gibbons and Bloch. With 1969 P.F. certificate as noted above, and a 1983 Friedl certificate. Cataloged as the normal provisional. SG £3,000. Unitrade C$8,000.00.

7,750
5,750
Foreign (non-U.S.)
British Commonwealth
BNA
Canada
1999-05-15
1999 Rarities of the World
c
Sale Number 811, Lot Number 277, General Foreign1899, 2(c) on -2/3 of 3c, Port Hood Provisional (88C; SG 170), 1899, 2(c) on -2/3 of 3c, Port Hood Provisional (88C; SG 170)1899, 2(c) on -2/3 of 3c, Port Hood Provisional (88C; SG 170). Fresh and bright color, tied by neat "Port Hood N.S. JA 5, 1899" postmark on cover addressed locally, cover slightly reduced at top

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE COVER BEARING THE 2-CENT PORT HOOD PROVISIONAL STAMP.

On December 29, 1898, the postage rate was lowered from 3c to 2c, effective as of January 1, 1899. This created a shortage of 2c stamps. Boggs quotes from the postmaster of Port Hood regarding the shortage:

"When the change in Canadian postage was made -- of which we got notice by wire -- I had only a very few two cent stamps in stock so that before I got my supply from Ottawa I completely ran out out of them, and, to keep my account straight, was compelled to cut threes...about 200 "2" and 100 "1" were used. Those stamps I put on letters for delivery within the county as much as possible..."

With Stanley Gibbons and Weill backstamps. With 1961 P.F. certificate

E. 6,000-8,000
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Foreign (non-U.S.)
British Commonwealth
BNA
Canada
1977-03-23
1977 Rarities of the World
c
Sale Number 510, Lot Number 242, General Foreign1899 "2(c)" on two-thirds of 3c Carmine, "Port Hood Provisional"  (88C), 1899 "2(c)" on two-thirds of 3c Carmine, "Port Hood Provisional"  (88C)1899 "2(c)" on two-thirds of 3c Carmine, "Port Hood Provisional" (88C). Tied by neat "Port Hood N.S. JA 4 99" pmk. on small neat cover, Very Fine, with Royal Certificate, which states "... apparently genuine but used a day before the usually accepted date." In our opinion, Undoubtedly Genuine & Exceedingly Rare

E. 2,000-5,000
3,250
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Foreign (non-U.S.)
British Commonwealth
BNA
Canada
1975-03-25
1975 Rarities of the World
c
Sale Number 468, Lot Number 258, General Foreign1899, "2(c)" on two-thirds of 3c Carmine (88c). Port Hood Provisional, 1899, "2(c)" on two-thirds of 3c Carmine (88c). Port Hood Provisional1899, "2(c)" on two-thirds of 3c Carmine (88c). Port Hood Provisional. Tied by neat "Port Hood, N. S." pmk. on small, neat cover, Extremely Fine, with P. F. Certificate, (has recently realized as high as $4750.00 at auction)

E. 2,000-5,000
3,000
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Foreign (non-U.S.)
British Commonwealth
BNA
Canada
1970-03-24
1970 Rarities of the World
c
Sale Number 371, Lot Number 261, General Foreign1899, 2c on Two-Thirds of 3c Carmine (88C), 1899, 2c on Two-Thirds of 3c Carmine (88C)1899, 2c on Two-Thirds of 3c Carmine (88C). The Rare "Port Hood, N.S." Provisional, tied on neat cover by "Port Hood, N.S., Jan. 5, '99" pmk., Very Fine, Ex-Bingham, signed "Stanley Gibbons" on back

1,200
1,800
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FILTER: Area=International (non-U.S.), Sub Area=British Commonwealth, General=BNA, Issue/Country=Canada, All Sale Dates thru 2022/01/01, Catalogue = 88C, Symbol IN ("COVER")

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