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Lot Catalogue Number Description Catalogue Value or Estimate
707 Incoming Mail Pre-Revolutionary War Period: Folded lettersheet with "Rhode Island October 9th 1760" dateline written by Alexander Grant to John Grant, refers to current affairs of the time, carried by private ship outside post from Rhode Island to Halifax with docketing "Recd 9 Nov" on back; there was no postal service in Halifax at the time. Apart from some breaks along folds letter is in very good condition considering its age. A very interesting pre-Revolutionary War letter between the Eastern US and Nova Scotia, F-VF

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Est. 1000.00 +
708 1838 (September 6) Folded lettersheet Halifax to Hamilton, Bermuda, partially legible Halifax CDS on front and rated "7d stg", "4" port to port rate, F-VF

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Est. 300.00 +
709 1847 (August 28) Clean folded lettersheet with very fine strike of Amherst British Crown Paid Circle handstamp in red with "PAID" crossed out, rated "1/" and "10" to Hartford, Connecticut, via New Brunswick; on reverse Amherst AU 28 double arc datestamp in red, Dorchester AU 29, St. John AU 30 and St. Andrews AU 31 backstamps and showing Robbinston Maine SEP 1 border exchange CDS postmark in red on front; Fred Jarrett handstamp inside. A beautiful cover - most unusual being unpaid with British Crown Paid marking, VF

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Est. 750.00 +
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