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
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Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2262
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Sale 1218, Lot 2262, Nova Scotia Ship Letter MarkingsVery rare “WINDSOR N.S./SHIP LETTER” marking on a Gold Rush letter from passenger on his way to California while anchored off the coast of Brazil

(Santa Catarina Island, Brazil to Windsor, Feb. 21, 1850). Folded letter datelined “Island of St. Catherine’s, 28 South Latitude, Coast of Brazil” on Feb. 21, 1850 and addressed to Windsor, carried privately with clear red “WINDSOR N.S./SHIP LETTER” two-line handstamp (MacDonald 251), red “SHIP” handstamp (unrecorded in Jephcott and MacDonald from Windsor) and “Windsor N.S. JY 25 1850” circular datestamp on back, rated “4-1/2”, cover with some internal splitting and tear at bottom, fascinating contents regarding trip via Chagres, other ships calling at Santa Catarina Island, incoming shipment of slaves, his journey and seasickness

FINE. CLEAR STRIKE OF THE “WINDSOR N.S./SHIP LETTER” HANDSTAMP ON A FASCINATING GOLD RUSH LETTER WRITTEN BY AN ARGONAUT WHILE ANCHORED OFF THE COAST OF BRAZIL, PICKING UP SUPPLIES FOR THE REMAINING PART OF HIS JOURNEY AROUND CAPE HORN.

Ex “Maritimus”

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