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 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