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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Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2274
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Sale 1218, Lot 2274, Prince Edward IslandThe earliest known use of the Pictou (Nova Scotia) straightline--one of a few known--used on a letter from Prince Edward Island

(Charlottetown to London, England, Sep. 15, 1817). Folded letter datelined “Charlotte Town Sept 15, 1817” and addressed to London, carried privately to Pictou with “PICTOU” straightline struck on arrival (Jephcott 34, MacDonald 30), rated “7” to Halifax (crossed out) and further “2/8-1/2” to include rate to London, London arrival backstamp

FINE AND EXCEPTIONALLY RARE COVER SENT PRIVATELY FROM PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND WITH THE RARE PICTOU STRAIGHTLINE. THIS IS THE EARLIEST OF THE FEW EXAMPLES RECORDED.

Ex Steinhart and Dr. Clark.

E. 1,500-2,000
800