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Sale 1218 — The "Dubois" Collection of Important Prestamp Covers and Postal Markings of British North America, 1694-1861

Sale Date — Tuesday, 24 March, 2020

Category — New Brunswick Ship Letter Markings

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2179
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Sale Number 1218, Lot Number 2179, New Brunswick Ship Letter MarkingsWell-struck St, Well-struck StWell-struck St. John two-line datestamp and “Ship Letter” straightline

(New York to St. John, New Brunswick, Apr. 27, 1802). Clearly struck “St. John, N*B*/May 3 1802” two-line datestamp (Jephcott 13b) on bottom flap of folded cover datelined in New York on Apr. 27, 1802, addressed to St. John, faint but readable “Ship-letter” straightline (Jephcott 140), rated “N8” at top right, Very Fine

E. 300-400
180
2180
c
Sale Number 1218, Lot Number 2180, New Brunswick Ship Letter MarkingsAbsolutely superb strikes of the St, Absolutely superb strikes of the StAbsolutely superb strikes of the St. John two-line datestamp and “Ship-letter” straightline

(St. John to Fredericton, Jun. 1, 1803). Bold strike of “St. John, N*B*/June 16, 1803” two-line datestamp (Jephcott 13b) and “Ship-letter” straightline (Jephcott 140) on folded cover (end of letter but missing interior pages) from Hugh Mackay to Edward Winslow in Fredericton, sent fully paid with red “N8” and red “Paid” handstamp, cover with splitting along folds and some faults due to wax seal, otherwise Extremely Fine strikes, Hugh Mackay (ca 1751-1848) and Edward Winslow (1746/47-1815) were both New Brunswick judges and served as Loyalists in the Revolutionary War

E. 750-1,000
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2181
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Sale Number 1218, Lot Number 2181, New Brunswick Ship Letter MarkingsWell-struck “Ship-letter” straightline of St, Well-struck “Ship-letter” straightline of StWell-struck “Ship-letter” straightline of St. John, New Brunswick

(New York to Fredericton, New Brunswick, Aug. 2, 1806). Folded letter datelined in New York on Aug. 2, 1806 and sent to Fredericton, New Brunswick, rated “N8” at top right, clear strike of “St. John, N*B*/August 23, 1806” two-line datestamp (Jephcott 13b) and bold “Ship-letter” straightline (Jephcott 140), minor wear along edges, otherwise Very Fine strike of this scarce Ship Letter marking

E. 400-500
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2182
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Sale Number 1218, Lot Number 2182, New Brunswick Ship Letter MarkingsScarce St, Scarce StScarce St. John Ship Letter crown handstamp

(Boston Mass. to St. John, New Brunswick, May 22, 1841). Folded letter datelined in New York on May 22, 1841 and sent to St. John, New Brunswick, rated “4-1/2”, faint but clear “Ship Letter St. John N.B.” crown oval handstamp, some minor splitting along folds, otherwise Fine and scarce

E. 300-400
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2183
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Sale Number 1218, Lot Number 2183, New Brunswick Ship Letter Markings, Rare “MIRAMICHI N.B./SHIP LETTER” handstamp on cover to Chatham

(Quebec to Chatham, New Brunswick, ca. 1840s). Clear strike of “MIRAMICHI N.B./SHIP LETTER” two-line handstamp (Jephcott 158) applied in transit on buff embossed Quebec merchant corner cover to Chatham, New Brunswick, “5 Cents” handstamp, cover missing part of backflap, still Very Fine and rare marking, Jephcott gives a rarity rating of “R.F. 10” (highest possible)

E. 750-1,000
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2184
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Sale Number 1218, Lot Number 2184, New Brunswick Ship Letter Markings, Scarce “ST. JOHN NB/SHIP LETTER” handstamp on cover from London

(London, England to St. John, New Brunswick, Apr. 20, 1843). Folded letter datelined in London on Apr. 20, 1843 and addressed to St. John, New Brunswick, carried privately and entered mails in St. John with “ST. JOHN NB/SHIP LETTER” two-line handstamp (Jephcott 159) and Jul. 1 arrival backstamp, rated “9”, Very Fine, ex “Maritimus”

E. 400-500
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2185
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Sale Number 1218, Lot Number 2185, New Brunswick Ship Letter Markings, Steamer Maid of Erin mourning cover carried across the Bay of Fundy

(St. John to Moncton, Nov. 27, 1857). Petite mourning cover with manuscript “per Steamer Maid of Erin with one parcel” ship-name directive along top and addressed to Moncton, with original letter regarding a death, Very Fine, the Maid of Erin was one of two steamers that provided a twice-weekly service along the Bay of Fundy, the other was the Pilot, ex “Maritimus”

E. 300-400
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