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 2281, Prince Edward IslandThe finest and latest of three recorded “Prince Edward Island/SHIP LETTER” covers

(London, England to Miramichi, New Brunswick, Aug. 28, 1843). Folded letter datelined London Aug. 28, 1843 and addressed to Miramichi, New Brunswick, carried privately with “per Constance” directive at top and further “p Brig Constance to PE Island” on bottom flap, exceptional strike of “Prince Edward Island/SHIP LETTER two-line handstamp (Lehr P112) and “Prince Edward Island OC 17 1843” circular datestamp (Lehr P5) on back, rated “11-1/2” (crossed out) and “9”, red Chatham Oct. 24 transit backstamp

EXTREMELY FINE STRIKE. THIS IS THE FINEST AND LATEST OF THE THREE RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND SHIP LETTER MARKING.

Illustrated in The Postage Stamps and Cancellations of Prince Edward Island, 1814-1873 by James C. Lehr (p. 109). Ex Glassco and Steinhart

E. 5,000-7,500
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