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
2263
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Sale 1218, Lot 2263, Nova Scotia Ship Letter MarkingsRare and clearly struck example of the red “YARMOUTH N.S./SHIP LETTER” marking

(Boston Mass. to Yarmouth, Jun. 7, 1854). Red “Yarmouth N.S. JU 7, 1854” circular datestamp on back and well-struck “YARMOUTH N.S./SHIP LETTER” two-line handstamp (MacDonald 252) on small mourning cover addressed to Yarmouth, manuscript “Politely favored by Messrs. Ladd & Hale, Boston” at bottom left, rated “3”, some pencil docketing erased and small tear to cover at top right, still Very Fine strike of this rare Yarmouth Ship Letter marking, only a small number are thought to exist, ex Steinhart

E. 1,000-1,500
850