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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 — Newfoundland

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2186
c
Sale Number 1218, Lot Number 2186, NewfoundlandRare Robinson & Brooking, St, Rare Robinson & Brooking, StRare Robinson & Brooking, St. John, Newfoundland forwarder handstamp

(New Brunswick to London, England, Jul. 21, 1827). Legal-size folded cover with manuscript “Rev. G. Costar, July 21/27” filing note and addressed to London, presumably sent from New Brunswick as Rev. George Costar was the Archdeacon of New Brunswick at this time, “Forwarded by Robinson & Brooking, St. John, Nfnld” boxed handstamp (Rowe Rarity 6) struck across flap with manuscript “Sept. 14/1827”, “SHIP LETTER/LIVERPOOL” handstamp and London Oct. 17, 1827 arrival datestamp on back, rated “11/1”, cover with edgewear and tears, Fine strike of this rare Newfoundland forwarder’s marking, less than a dozen examples are thought to exist

E. 500-750
1,100
2187
c
Sale Number 1218, Lot Number 2187, Newfoundland, The finest of three recorded examples of the “HARBOR BRITAIN/SHIP-LETTER” handstamp

(London, England to Harbor Britain, Newfoundland, Feb. 13, 1857). Blue folded letter datelined London Feb. 13, 1857 and addressed to Harbor Britain, Newfoundland, carried privately across the Atlantic and entered mails with bold strike of “HARBOR BRITAIN/SHIP-LETTER” two-line handstamp and “Harbor-Britain MR 28 1857” circular datestamp, fancy “3” pence due handstamp, lightly toned along file fold, cover with few trivial bleach marks

VERY FINE STRIKE OF THIS RARE “HARBOR BRITAIN/SHIP-LETTER” MARKING. THIS IS THE FINEST OF THE THREE RECORDED EXAMPLES AND A KEY ITEM FOR ANY COLLECTOR OF NEWFOUNDLAND OR MARITIME POSTAL HISTORY.

Ex Pratt and Steinhart

E. 2,000-3,000
4,500
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