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 Ship Letter Markings

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2255
c
Sale 1218, Lot 2255, Nova Scotia Ship Letter MarkingsThe only recorded example of the “ARICHAT C.B./SHIP LETTER” marking--applied to a cover from St. Pierre & Miquelon to France

(St. Pierre & Miquelon to Granville, France, Apr. 17, 1855). Folded letter datelined “St. Pierre Miquelon le 17 avril 1855” and addressed to Granville, France, carried privately and entered mails with faint but clear strike of “ARICHAT C.B./SHIP LETTER” two-line handstamp (MacDonald 244), matching “Arichat N.S. JA 27, 1855” (should read “AP”) circular datestamp on back, red “CANADA/&c. ART 12” boxed Anglo-French accountancy handstamp, Halifax, London, Calais and Paris transit and Granville arrival backstamps, “3” handstamp applied in Halifax and “14” decimes due handstamp in France

FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDEDARICHAT C.B./SHIP LETTER” MARKING, REMARKABLY SENT FROM ST. PIERRE & MIQUELON ON A COVER TO FRANCE. A MAJOR NOVA SCOTIA, SHIP LETTER AND TRANSATLANTIC RARITY.

Illustrated in BNA Topics (Mar.-Apr. 1980, No. 376, p. 31). Ex Dr. Clark

E. 2,000-3,000
3,750