Lot# 61 - Sales #3015-16 - StampShow Richmond Auctions

  • Lot# : 61 Canada - Postal History

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    Catalog# : 2
    2, 1851 6d Slate violet, horizontal strip of three tied to folded letter sheet addressed to France by target cancels and red boxed "COLONIES & c. ART 12" handstamp, New Carlisle Gaspe DE 1 1851 cds, backstamped Chatham N.B, Peticodiac and Sackville (New Brunswick), ms "15" (decimes) due in France,, stamps with strong laid lines and clear to ample margins except in at lower left, the cover skillfully repaired in the folds, a faint vertical crease affecting the left stamp; otherwise Very Fine; the largest recorded multiple of the 6d on laid paper on cover; ex-Nickle, Wilkinson, Hackmey; shown in Arfken, Leggett, Firby & Steinhart (p 282), "Gems of Canadian Philately" (p 13)rnThe franking paid the 3d overland rate to Nova Scotia and the colonial packet rate of 15d currency from Halifax to Britain. The mail was closed at the Sackville exchange office and the letter carried on vessel "Asia" which arrived at Liverpool 20.12.1851. This is the only known cover to a foreign country using this routing through the Maritimes.
    Start Price : 21,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 21,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold