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 — Prince Edward Island

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Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2270
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Sale 1218, Lot 2270, Prince Edward IslandRare subscription express cover from Chartlottetown to Edinburgh

(Charlottetown to Edinburgh, Scotland, Jan. 5, 1803). Folded letter datelined “Charlotte Town 5th Jany 1803” and addressed to Edinburgh, Scotland, well-struck “HALIFAX/FEB 7 1803” two-line datestamp (Jephcott 8, MacDonald 9) struck in transit, London transit and Edinburgh arrival markings, rated “5/6” (crossed out) and “6/6”, interesting contents stating “I take the opportunity of an Express to forward this which is sent by subscription to Halifax, with Government Dispatches and any private letters the Subscribers may chuse to send...”, some minor edgewear, otherwise Very Fine, a rare early “express subscription” cover from Prince Edward Island, ex Montgomery

E. 500-750
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