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Lot Catalogue Number Description Catalogue Value or Estimate
351 1 1853 1p Red Brown on Blue Wove Paper, Imperforate Superb example surrounded by enormous margins, fresh with "face-free" oval mute grid cancel and completely sound. An exceptional stamp in all respects, XF GEM; ex. E. Carey Fox (May 1968; Lot 146)

Photo (54K)
700.00 +
352 3 1857 3p Dark Blue on Blue Wove Paper, Imperforate A nice unused single, well clear to full margins and displaying deep, bold colour and a strong impression, a scarce stamp, VF

Of note, this stamp shows a distinctive plate flaw - line through POSTAGE.

Photo (49K)
353 P 6P 1sh Heraldic Sheet margin plate proof single, printed in black directly on thin card, VF

Photo (49K)
354 9b 1865 (April 2) Envelope from Halifax to Enfield Way Office, Hants County, Nova Scotia, displaying a remarkable franking consisting of 2c greyish purple pair plus a diagonal bisect to pay the 5c domestic letter rate, inconsequential perf toning on the pair not affecting the bisect which is nicely tied by oval mute grid cancels, oval "H" AP 2 65 datestamp and Guysborough AP 19 1865 double arc transit backstamps. According to Nicholas Argenti no more than ten bisect covers exist, F-VF

Expertization: 1968 BPA certificate

Photo (26K)
Est. 3,000.00 +
355 10 Letter Bill Between Post Town and Way Office or Courier preprinted form postmarked at Clements Port, NS OC 18 1867, bearing a 5c blue tied by oval grid, charged / sent to Hillsburgh (Hillsboro Way Office, changed to Bear River in 1870) on August 3, 1868, long handwritten message on reverse of document. Some ageing and couple tears along folds, an interesting official post office document, very few have survived.

Photo (40K)
Est. 150.00 +
356 P Extensive Collection of Plate and Trial Colour Proofs Over 160 proofs displayed on stockpages, many in pairs, blocks of four or larger, several with plate imprints. Excellent range of colours and specimen type combinations for all denominations from One cent to Twelve and One Half cents; the odd flaw but overall VF (Unitrade cat. well over $10,000)

Photo (79K) Photo 2 (79K) Photo 3 (104K)
Est. 3,000.00 +
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