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Lot Catalogue Number Description Catalogue Value or Estimate
668 Incoming Trans-Atlantic cover from the UK, small Bishop mark JA 7 89 (1789) on reverse, mailed to Fredericton, NB, showing a particularly clear double split ring HALIFAX / N : SCOTIA / Ap.18 (Macdonald Type 4a; one-line date inverted), manuscript rate "1/8" and also "pd 2/". A very early use of this datestamp - the earliest recorded usage being June 1788; very attractive and in an excellent state of preservation, VF

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Est. 500.00 +
669 Halifax Split Double Circle Lot of three stampless covers struck with very fine to superb HALIFAX / N : SCOTIA postmarks (Macdonald Type 4b; two-line date): 1) 1789 (July 18) Halifax to St. John, rated "2/" with superb Type 4b marking with period after "89" and line dividing date; 2) 1791 (September 3) Halifax to St. John, rated "9" with very fine Type 4b postal marking with period after "91"; and 3) 1795 (January 12) Halifax to Quebec, rated "1/8" with exceptionally clear Type 4b marking (ex. Glassco). A very scarce trio, Fine to Very Fine covers with VF-XF strikes

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Est. 1,000.00 +
670 1796 (September 12) Folded lettersheet in a superior state of preservation, addressed to Saint John, New Brunswick free of charge and bearing a nearly complete, clear large boxed "Halifax N - S. / Sepr 12 96" (Macdonald Type 5 - with dash after N), VF and rarely seen; ex. John E. Young (December 1992; Lot 55)

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Est. 750.00 +
671 Folded lettersheet from Dalhousie, NB with "14th May 1824" dateline, privately carried to Nova Scotia entering the mail at Annapolis where a legible Annapolis 1 May 24 (Macdonald Type 25) straightline was struck in black, manuscript rate "9d" plus "1d" for local delivery in Halifax; couple light file folds. An appealing cover with a very scarce marking, F-VF; ex. J.R. Saint (June 2000; Lot 206)

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Est. 350.00 +
672 Folded lettersheet handwritten at Aberdeen, Scotland with "9th March 1826" dateline, carried by favour to Pictou where it was posted, bearing a bold and exceptionally well struck double circle Post Office / Pictou (Macdonald DC-10) with "May 12 26" manuscript date, rated "7" pence for postage to Halifax and a further "7" pence to Lunenburg for 1 shilling 2 pence to collect on delivery, neat Halifax "Fleuron" MY 15 826 (Macdonald Type HAL-11) in black. A well-travelled cover displaying superb strikes, VF; illustrated in Jephcott, Greene & Young "The Postal History of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick" book on page 65.

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Est. 500.00 +
673 1827 (March 24) Clean folded lettersheet, endorsed "On His Majesty's Service" bearing a remarkably choice strike of the double circle Post Office / Arichat (Macdonald DC-3) with filled-in manuscript date to Halifax, rated "1d" for local delivery in Halifax; light file fold, in excellent state of preservation considering its age. A beautiful cover, VF

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Est. 350.00 +
674 Folded lettersheet with handwritten "St. Georges Bermuda 7th Feb 1829" dateline, mailed to Halifax showing a well-struck, complete three-line handstamp Yarmouth / MAR 15 / 1819 (Macdonald Type 33) rated "2/3" plus 1d for local delivery in Halifax. Overall ageing and a few stains, a rare straightline postmark (only four recorded by J.J. Macdonald and has the highest rarity factor in Jephcott, Greene & Young), Fine

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Est. 750.00 +
675 Folded entire showing "Minudia May 29th 1839" dateline, to Hartford, Connecticut with superb Cumberland Star Circle (Macdonald Type 58) and small circular PAID (Type 263), rated "1/8", both crossed out at border and a further charge of "25" applied in manuscript; partially legible St. John FE 4 transit and light but clear Robbinston Me FE 10. A clean and attractive Star Circle cover, VF

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Est. 300.00 +
676 Folded lettersheet datelined "Manudie" mailed to Hartford, USA, manuscript "1" and rated "10" at the border, showing a clear, complete Amherst, N.S. British Crowned Circle in red, same-ink double arc MR 17 1846 dispatch on reverse with light transit St. Andrews, NB MA 20 backstamp in blue. Robbinston, Maine trans-border circular postmark in red; couple light file folds as usual. An appealing and very early use of this Crowned Circle, VF (SG CC1 1,000)

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Est. 400.00 +
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