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 — Great Britain to Nova Scotia

Cat./Est. Value
Sale 1218, Lot 2202, Great Britain to Nova ScotiaExcellent strike of Halifax split-circle datestamp

(London, England to Shelburne, Jun. 15, 1791). Folded letter datelined London Jun. 15, 1791 and addressed to Shelburne, well-struck “Halifax, N. Scotia AUG 11 91” split-circle datestamp (Jephcott 10, MacDonald 4b) and red “POST/PAID” in circle (Jephcott 329, MacDonald 257), rated “1/-” and “4-1/2”, file fold thru datestamp, Very Fine strike, ex “Maritimus”

E. 400-500
Sale 1218, Lot 2203, Great Britain to Nova ScotiaBold strike of scarce “HALIFAX/SHIP LRE” handstamp on letter from London

(London, England to Windsor via Halifax, Mar. 8, 1798). Folded letter datelined London Mar. 8, 1798 and addressed to George Henry Monk in Halifax, forwarded to Windsor, carried privately to Halifax with “HALIFAX N.S./OC 8, 1798” boxed two-line datestamp (Jephcott 6, MacDonald 7) and clear strike of “HALIFAX/SHIP LRE” two-line handstamp (Jephcott 136, MacDonald 235), rated “5-1/2” for postage and ship letter fee, Very Fine and scarce, George Henry Monk was a Justice of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia and brother of Sir James Monk

E. 500-750
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Sale 1218, Lot 2204, Great Britain to Nova ScotiaRare Digby straightline struck in transit on letter to Halifax

(Liverpool, England to Halifax, Oct. 10, 1812). Folded letter datelined Liverpool Oct. 10, 1812 and addressed to Halifax via Greenock, Glasgow three-line departure datestamp and “DIGBY DEC 11, 1812” straightline datestamp (Jephcott 33, MacDonald 27) applied in transit, manuscript “Halifax Post Office Dec. 24, 1812, Received in the Digby mail yesterday afternoon–delivered this morning, John Howe, Postmaster” below strike, rated “2/2” in red and “N9d (+) 1 (=) 10” for internal mail to Halifax, Fine and rare strike of the Digby straightline, only a handful are known in private hands, ex Greene, Saint and Dr. Clark

E. 1,000-1,500
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Sale 1218, Lot 2205, Great Britain to Nova ScotiaRed “MISSENT TO/HALIFAX” handstamp indicating mistakenly sent to Halifax, England

(Liverpool, England to Halifax, Jun. 4, 1833). Folded letter datelined Liverpool Jun. 4, 1833 with part of red departure datestamp on back and addressed to Halifax, red “MISSENT TO/HALIFAX” two-line handstamp applied in Halifax in England with Jun. 5 datestamp, rated “8” (crossed out) re-rated “2/6” collect for transatlantic mailing, Very Fine and interesting cover, only recorded example of this Halifax marking in red, ex Smith

E. 300-400
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