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Sale 1086 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 18-19 November, 2014

Category — Nova Scotia from Fred G. Fawn Collection

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2258
 
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2258, Nova Scotia from Fred G. Fawn CollectionNOVA SCOTIA, Queen Victoria Appoints Sir John Gaspard Le Marchant as Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, NOVA SCOTIA, Queen Victoria Appoints Sir John Gaspard Le Marchant as Lieutenant Governor of Nova ScotiaNOVA SCOTIA, Queen Victoria Appoints Sir John Gaspard Le Marchant as Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. Eight page document (last three pages are blank) dated 16 June 1852 and signed Victoria at top, embossed official seal and embossed £200 revenue stamp, with London docketing seal dated 26.6.52

A PHILATELICALLY IMPORTANT DOCUMENT SIGNED BY QUEEN VICTORIA MAKING LE MARCHANT THE POSTMASTER OF NOVA SCOTIA.

Postal regulations in Nova Scotia fell under the jurisdiction of the Crown, via the Lieutenant Governor, for Final Approval and Establishment.

The document is quite fresh and the famous signature of Victoria especially clear. The paper bears the watermark "J. Whatman/Turkey Mill 1847", the Royal Papermaker for Queen Victoria's personal correspondence. Also of note is the £200 embossed revenue stamp, a particularly large amount for that time, the equivalent of about £100,000 today.

Sir John Gaspard Le Marchant joined the British Army at in 1820 at age 17, eventually reaching the rank of Colonel. He was the Governor of Newfoundland from 1847-1852, just before being appointed Lt. Governor of Nova Scotia. He later became Governor of Malta.

A unique document and an indispensable item for someone wishing to display the entire philatelic history of Nova Scotia.

E. 7,500-10,000
0
2259
 
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2259, Nova Scotia from Fred G. Fawn CollectionNOVA SCOTIA, Document Confirming Lieutenant Governor as the Highest Postal Authority, NOVA SCOTIA, Document Confirming Lieutenant Governor as the Highest Postal AuthorityNOVA SCOTIA, Document Confirming Lieutenant Governor as the Highest Postal Authority. Full one page document (Circular No. 15) datelined Halifax, 3rd December, 1852 from A. Woodgate, Postmaster General, noting the Lt. Governor as the highest postal authority and listing the agreements he made with the United States and other North American countries regarding rates, various manuscript docketing on reverse, Fine, an important and rare document

E. 500-750
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2260
 
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2260, Nova Scotia from Fred G. Fawn CollectionNOVA SCOTIA, Engraved Vignette, NOVA SCOTIA, Engraved VignetteNOVA SCOTIA, Engraved Vignette. American Bank Note Co. vignette measuring 88 x 49mm on India, showing the Port of Halifax (where sea mail started and ended), probably 1850s, with die no. 399 crossed out and V 47434 inserted, Very Fine, this vignette has been on the title page of several important Nova Scotia exhibits

E. 300-400
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2261
E
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2261, Nova Scotia from Fred G. Fawn CollectionNOVA SCOTIA, 1851, 1p-1sh Die Essays in Black, with Uncleared Framelines in the Corners (Minuse & Pratt 1TC2a-6TC2a), NOVA SCOTIA, 1851, 1p-1sh Die Essays in Black, with Uncleared Framelines in the Corners (Minuse & Pratt 1TC2a-6TC2a)NOVA SCOTIA, 1851, 1p-1sh Die Essays in Black, with Uncleared Framelines in the Corners (Minuse & Pratt 1TC2a-6TC2a). The inner framelines on each value extend into all four corners, large margins

VERY FINE. THE ONLY KNOWN COMPLETE SET OF THESE DIE ESSAYS AND THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE FRED FAWN COLLECTION.

There were only six of each value pulled by the printers. There are currently known six 1p, four 3p, three 6p and two 1sh. On the rare occasion when these are offered, they are always just one value at a time. No other complete sets have ever been assembled.

This famous set is a cornerstone for anyone trying to build an International Gold-Medal collection of Nova Scotia. It has graced some of the most important Nova Scotia collections ever formed.

Ex Adams, Argenti and Koh Seow Chuan. Each with a 2010 Greene Foundation certificate.

E. 20,000-30,000
15,000
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2262
E
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2262, Nova Scotia from Fred G. Fawn CollectionNOVA SCOTIA, 1851, 1p Die Essay in Black, with Uncleared Framelines in the Corners (Minuse & Pratt 1TC2a), NOVA SCOTIA, 1851, 1p Die Essay in Black, with Uncleared Framelines in the Corners (Minuse & Pratt 1TC2a)NOVA SCOTIA, 1851, 1p Die Essay in Black, with Uncleared Framelines in the Corners (Minuse & Pratt 1TC2a). The inner framelines on each value extend into all four corners, full margins

VERY FINE. ONLY SIX COPIES WERE PRODUCED.

Ex Baillie

E. 1,500-2,000
1,600
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2263
TC
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2263, Nova Scotia from Fred G. Fawn CollectionNOVA SCOTIA, 1851, 1p Black Trial Color Proof on Card (Minuse & Pratt 1TC4; Unitrade 1P), NOVA SCOTIA, 1851, 1p Black Trial Color Proof on Card (Minuse & Pratt 1TC4; Unitrade 1P)NOVA SCOTIA, 1851, 1p Black Trial Color Proof on Card (Minuse & Pratt 1TC4; Unitrade 1P). Full margins, fresh shade on bright paper, Very Fine, Unitrade C$500.00

E. 150-200
150
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2264
TC
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2264, Nova Scotia from Fred G. Fawn CollectionNOVA SCOTIA, 1851, 1p Black Trial Color Proof on Grayish Wove (Minuse & Pratt 1TC4; Unitrade 1P), NOVA SCOTIA, 1851, 1p Black Trial Color Proof on Grayish Wove (Minuse & Pratt 1TC4; Unitrade 1P)NOVA SCOTIA, 1851, 1p Black Trial Color Proof on Grayish Wove (Minuse & Pratt 1TC4; Unitrade 1P). Similar to the above but on grayish wove paper, full margins, Very Fine, Unitrade C$500.00

E. 150-200
190
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2265
TC
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2265, Nova Scotia from Fred G. Fawn CollectionNOVA SCOTIA, 1851, 1p Black Trial Color Proof on Card (Minuse & Pratt 1TC4; Unitrade 1P), NOVA SCOTIA, 1851, 1p Black Trial Color Proof on Card (Minuse & Pratt 1TC4; Unitrade 1P)NOVA SCOTIA, 1851, 1p Black Trial Color Proof on Card (Minuse & Pratt 1TC4; Unitrade 1P). Full margins, bright and fresh Very Fine, Unitrade C$500.00, accompanied by a reprint proof in Brown

E. 150-200
150
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2266
TC
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2266, Nova Scotia from Fred G. Fawn CollectionNOVA SCOTIA, 1851, 1p Black Trial Color Proof on Card (Minuse & Pratt 1TC4; Unitrade 1P), NOVA SCOTIA, 1851, 1p Black Trial Color Proof on Card (Minuse & Pratt 1TC4; Unitrade 1P)NOVA SCOTIA, 1851, 1p Black Trial Color Proof on Card (Minuse & Pratt 1TC4; Unitrade 1P). Block of four, large margins all around, exceedingly fresh, Extremely Fine, a handsome and very scarce proof block, ex Baillie, Unitrade C$2,000.00 as singles

E. 750-1,000
850
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2267
TC
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2267, Nova Scotia from Fred G. Fawn CollectionNOVA SCOTIA, 1851, 1p Black Trial Color Proof on Grayish Wove (Minuse & Pratt 1TC4; Unitrade 1P), NOVA SCOTIA, 1851, 1p Black Trial Color Proof on Grayish Wove (Minuse & Pratt 1TC4; Unitrade 1P)NOVA SCOTIA, 1851, 1p Black Trial Color Proof on Grayish Wove (Minuse & Pratt 1TC4; Unitrade 1P). Horizontal strip of six, large margins except just in at right, bright shade, creasing and two right stamps with thin spot, Very Fine appearance, an important proof piece, as this is the largest known multiple of any of the 1851 Black trial color proofs, ex Baillie, Unitrade C$3,000.00 as singles

E. 750-1,000
650
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2268
TC
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2268, Nova Scotia from Fred G. Fawn CollectionNOVA SCOTIA, 1851, 6p Black Trial Color Proof on Card (Minuse & Pratt 4TC4; Unitrade 4P), NOVA SCOTIA, 1851, 6p Black Trial Color Proof on Card (Minuse & Pratt 4TC4; Unitrade 4P)NOVA SCOTIA, 1851, 6p Black Trial Color Proof on Card (Minuse & Pratt 4TC4; Unitrade 4P). Vertical pair, large even margins all around, Extremely Fine, Unitrade C$800.00 as singles

E. 300-400
325
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2269
TC
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2269, Nova Scotia from Fred G. Fawn CollectionNOVA SCOTIA, 1851, 1sh Black Trial Color Proof on Card (Minuse & Pratt 6TC4; Unitrade 6P), NOVA SCOTIA, 1851, 1sh Black Trial Color Proof on Card (Minuse & Pratt 6TC4; Unitrade 6P)NOVA SCOTIA, 1851, 1sh Black Trial Color Proof on Card (Minuse & Pratt 6TC4; Unitrade 6P). Three large margins, just in on one side, Fine, Unitrade C$600.00

E. 150-200
60
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2270
TC
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2270, Nova Scotia from Fred G. Fawn CollectionNOVA SCOTIA, 1851, 1sh Black Trial Color Proof on Card (Minuse & Pratt 6TC4; Unitrade 6P), NOVA SCOTIA, 1851, 1sh Black Trial Color Proof on Card (Minuse & Pratt 6TC4; Unitrade 6P)NOVA SCOTIA, 1851, 1sh Black Trial Color Proof on Card (Minuse & Pratt 6TC4; Unitrade 6P). Horizontal pair, large margins all around, quite fresh, Extremely Fine, Unitrade C$1,200.00 as singles

E. 500-750
550
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2271
P
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2271, Nova Scotia from Fred G. Fawn CollectionNOVA SCOTIA, 1851, 1p-1sh Reprint Proofs on Thin Hard White Paper (1/7 Reprint), NOVA SCOTIA, 1851, 1p-1sh Reprint Proofs on Thin Hard White Paper (1/7 Reprint)NOVA SCOTIA, 1851, 1p-1sh Reprint Proofs on Thin Hard White Paper (1/7 Reprint). Each with four large margins, fresh colors, Very Fine set, ex Baillie, Unitrade C$500.00

E. 150-200
250
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2272
Pbl
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2272, Nova Scotia from Fred G. Fawn CollectionNOVA SCOTIA, 1851, 6p Green Reprint Proof on Thin Hard White Paper (4 Reprint), NOVA SCOTIA, 1851, 6p Green Reprint Proof on Thin Hard White Paper (4 Reprint)NOVA SCOTIA, 1851, 6p Green Reprint Proof on Thin Hard White Paper (4 Reprint). Block of four, large margins all around, rich shade, Very Fine

E. 150-200
130
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2273
E
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2273, Nova Scotia from Fred G. Fawn CollectionNOVA SCOTIA, 1860, Master Die Essay of Queen Victoria Vignette in Black, NOVA SCOTIA, 1860, Master Die Essay of Queen Victoria Vignette in BlackNOVA SCOTIA, 1860, Master Die Essay of Queen Victoria Vignette in Black. Die sunk on 125x170mm card, the card is creased at top, a few light scuff marks from handling, Fine, a rare master die that was used as the vignette on the 8-1/2c, 10c and 12-1/2c values, ex Baillie

E. 500-750
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2274
P
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2274, Nova Scotia from Fred G. Fawn CollectionNOVA SCOTIA, 1860, 1c Black, Die Proof on India (Minuse & Pratt 8P2a), NOVA SCOTIA, 1860, 1c Black, Die Proof on India (Minuse & Pratt 8P2a)NOVA SCOTIA, 1860, 1c Black, Die Proof on India (Minuse & Pratt 8P2a). Incomplete shading at left, 32x36mm, mounted on card, Very Fine

E. 300-400
300
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2275
P
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2275, Nova Scotia from Fred G. Fawn CollectionNOVA SCOTIA, 1860, 1c Black, Die Proof on India (Minuse & Pratt 8P2a), NOVA SCOTIA, 1860, 1c Black, Die Proof on India (Minuse & Pratt 8P2a)NOVA SCOTIA, 1860, 1c Black, Die Proof on India (Minuse & Pratt 8P2a). Incomplete shading at left, 33x45mm, a few creases, Very Fine appearance

E. 200-300
190
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2276
P
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2276, Nova Scotia from Fred G. Fawn CollectionNOVA SCOTIA, 1860, 1c Black, Die Proof on India (Minuse & Pratt 8P2a), NOVA SCOTIA, 1860, 1c Black, Die Proof on India (Minuse & Pratt 8P2a)NOVA SCOTIA, 1860, 1c Black, Die Proof on India (Minuse & Pratt 8P2a). Incomplete shading at left, 26x30mm, fresh and Very Fine

E. 300-400
150
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