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(Halifax to London, England, 1784). Folded cover to London with red manuscript “Halifax 2 Dec” provisional postmark on bottom flap written by Joseph Peters, Deputy Postmaster General of Nova Scotia, rated “5/10” and “1/-”, London “7/IA” Bishop mark struck on arrival
VERY FINE. A REMARKABLE EARLY HALIFAX ITEM WITH POSTMASTER JOSEPH PETERS’S PROVISIONAL MANUSCRIPT MARKING. ONLY THREE EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED.
For years it was thought that only one example of this marking existed, as noted in The Nova Scotia Post by J. J. MacDonald. Nova Scotia collector Dr. Sandy Clark discovered two others, including the cover offered here. The three examples are dated “31 Aug” (ex Dr. Clark), “2 Dec” (the example offered here, ex Dr. Clark) and “5 Dec” (ex de Volpi, Glassco and Greene).
Ex Dr. Clark