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 — Nova Scotia to Great Britain

Cat./Est. Value
Sale 1218, Lot 2190, Nova Scotia to Great BritainScarce and early Missionary mail from Rev. Jean-Baptiste Moreau in Nova Scotia

(Lunenburg to London, England, Oct. 15, 1767). Folded cover with manuscript “A Letter from the Revd Moreau, Ministry to the French at Lunenburgh, dated Lunenburg Oct. 15 1767” docketing on inside flap and addressed to “Secretary to the Society for the propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts” in London, carried privately to London with “Penny Post Paid” Dockwra triangle handstamp and “O’Clock 5” double-circle handstamp, some minor flap faults, still Fine and scarce early Missionary mail from Nova Scotia, Rev. Jean-Baptiste Moreau first arrived with Edward Cornwallis in 1749 to create the new town of Halifax, in 1753 he assisted in establishing Lunenburg, ex Mayer and Dr. Clark

E. 400-500