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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Sale 1218, Lot 2275, Prince Edward IslandSuperb strike of the first datestamp of Prince Edward Island on cover to London

(Charlottetown to London, England, Aug. 1, 1818). Exceptionally well-struck “Prince Edward Island, Aug. 1, 1818” first-type circular datestamp (Lehr P1) on folded cover to London, red “Pd to Halifax 8” with Halifax fleuron datestamp and boxed “PACKET LETTER” handstamp, further rated “2/4” to London, London arrival backstamp, cover with minor reinforcement along folds, Extremely Fine strike of this first datestamp of PEI, Lehr records on 34 examples in private hands, ex Steinhart

E. 400-500
275