New Brunswick

Selection of Classic British North America and United States Postal History from the Joseph Hackmey Collection
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  • Lot# : 1 New Brunswick

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    Catalog# : 1b
    1b, 1851 3d Dull red, Diagonal bisect, pair with good color and wide remaining margins, just tied by neat pen cancel of the Way Office Kingston Kent on folded letter sheet addressed to Moncton, backstamped "W.O. KINGSTON. KENT N.B MY 28 1860" plus two additional indistinct transit and arrival marks, Very Fine; this cover is the only known example of a 3d double bisect; ex-Banfield, Wilkinson, Hackmey; 1956 PF and 1976 BPA certificatesrnThe «Cents» issue had been released just eight days before this cover was posted except for a 5c value, the infamous «Connell» issue which had been prepared but not officially issued. Since there was no 5c stamp available to pay domestic letter rates until a supply of the newly ordered 5c Queen Victoria issue arrived, bisects of the 10c or remaining Pence issues were permitted.rn
    Start Price : 3,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 3,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2 New Brunswick

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    Catalog# : 2b
    2b, 1851 6d Olive yellow, Diagonal bisect, in a pair with full stamp tied on envelope addressed to St John by «11» grill cancels, backstamped Dorchester NO 8 1856, St John No 9, stamp with good margins except just into design at right of the full stamp, a Fine triple rate cover, there are only 5 «triple rate» covers known with this being the only one using a 6d bisect; ex-Lichtenstein, Koh, Wilkinson, Hackmeyrn
    Start Price : 4,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 4,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 3 New Brunswick

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    2b, 1851 6d Olive yellow, Diagonal bisect, right stamp in a strip of three tied on folded letter sheet addressed to Fredericton by light strikes of «11» grill cancels, light backstamps of Dorchester, St John (AP 30 1858) and Fredericton (MY 1 1858), stamps well margined except 1st stamp in at left, cover several file folds including one through the center stamp, otherwise Fine and rare, one of just two covers known paying the quintuple domestic letter-rate; ex-Argenti, Lichtenstein, Wilkinson, Hackmey
    Start Price : 2,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 2,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 4 New Brunswick

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    Catalog# : 1
    1, 1851 3d Dull red, single and block of four tied on large insurance circular used to forward an enclosure (docketing on reverse) addressed to Fredericton by multiple strikes of «1» oval grill cancels, backstamped St John and Fredericton JY 7 1855, single with clear to full margins, block with margins (large on two sides) to just touching, refolded and some ironed vertical folds including one through the block and another just affecting the single; still Fine and very rare use of block on cover paying the quintuple rate; ex-Lichtenstein, Koh, Wilkinson, Hackmey
    Start Price : 6,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 6,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 5 New Brunswick

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    Catalog# : 4
    4, 1851 1sh Red violet, single plus 6d Orange yellow (Scott 2a) tied by blue grill cancels on folded «Money Letter» addressed to Bathurst, backstamped Chatham DE 31 1852, Bathurst JA 1 1853 plus couple of wax seals, 1sh margins except just touching upper right and with a small scissor cut just touching design, 6d full to large margins, cover with some minor soiling and a couple vertical file folds, still Fine and attractive; the only recorded cover paying the domestic quadruple registered letter rate; ex-Reford, Carnegie, Koh, Wilkinson, Hackmey; 1967 PF certificate
    Start Price : 7,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 7,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 7,500.00 USD

    Lot# : 6 New Brunswick

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    Catalog# : 4
    4, 1851 1sh Reddish purple, single plus 3d Dull red, 6d Olive yellow (Scott 1, 2) cancelled by «12» oval grid on folded registered cover addressed to Fredericton, backstamped Edmundston AU 1 1858 and a light Fredericton AU 4 arrival, stamps with mixed to large margins, the 6d has been removed, a filing crease ironed out and replaced (not mentioned in cert), a Fine and attractive three-color franking, the only recorded cover paying the 2½ ounce domestic registered letter rate; also the only recorded cover franked with all three denominations of the Pence issue; ex-Banfield, Carr, Brassler, Koh, Wilkinson, Hackmey; shown in the Grand Prix Club book (p 223), 1978 CAPEX catalog (p 103); mentioned in Argenti (p 48); 1999 BPA certificate
    Start Price : 7,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 7,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 7,500.00 USD

    Lot# : 7 New Brunswick

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    Catalog# : 2b
    2b, 1851 6d Olive yellow, Diagonal bisect, tied on envelope addressed to Hamilton by "12" grill, light strike of Schaumburg JY 28 1857 transit cancel, backstamped Edmunston JA 26 1857, Hamilton JA 29 1857, stamp with a large margin showing portion of adjacent stamp, envelope with filing crease at bottom, Fine and scarce ½ ounce letter rate to Canada with just four covers recorded; ex-Martin, Wilkinson, Hackmey
    Start Price : 1,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 8 New Brunswick

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    Catalog# : 2b
    2b, 1851 6d Olive yellow, Diagonal bisect, tied by "29" grill cancel to envelope addressed to "Pleasant Valley/ West Cornwallis" Nova Scotia, backstamped St Martins AU 2 1858 dispatch with transit marks of St. John and Kentville; a Fine and rare cover as just 18 are recorded paying the ½d rate to Nova Scotia and just six of these using a bisected 6d; ex-Wilkinson, Hackmey, photographed in "Maple Leaves" Vol 29 No 1 (p 19); 1987 Greene Foundation certificate (identifies stamp as #2c) rnThe PMG never authorized the use of bisected stamps though it was tolerated probably as a courtesy to Nova Scotia's PMG who authorized the use of bisects in 1854.
    Start Price : 1,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,500.00 USD
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    Lot# : 9 New Brunswick

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    Catalog# : 2d
    2d, 1851 6d Mustard yellow, single just tied on folded letter to Birmingham Conn (USA) by mute grill cancel, very faint "New Brunswick / V.R. / X" cross border marking, backstamped Fredericton OC 15 1851 dispatch and St John transit cancels, stamp ample to full margins except slightly cut-into at one side, cover horiz file fold well away from stamp, a Fine and attractive early letter with the rare shade; ex-Schneider, Koh, Wilkinson, Hackmey; 1979 BPA certificate
    Start Price : 2,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 2,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 10 New Brunswick

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    Catalog# : 2b
    2b, 1851 6d Olive yellow, Diagonal bisect, two bisects both tied by clear grill "12" cancels to orange envelope addressed to Bangor Maine (USA), red "PAID 10 CENTS" also ties one of the bisects, add'l transit New Brunswick circular handstamp and Houlton Me Mar 7 cds, ms. "Paid", backstamped Edmunston MR 1 1860 dispatch and Woodstock transit cancels, both stamps with one large margin and then either just clear or just in on the other side, Very Fine; a very rare and most attractive cover paying the ½oz letter rate to the US, only two such frankings are known; ex-Koh, Wilkinson, Hackmey
    Start Price : 4,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 4,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 11 New Brunswick

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    Catalog# : 2
    2, 1851 6d Olive yellow, just tied by blue grill "8" and additional straight line "ADVERTISED1 CENT" to envelope addressed to Brooklyn NY (USA), adjacent blue "NEW BRUNSWICK" and red "PAID 10 CENTS" (oxidized), backstamped Chatham MR 31 1854 dispatch and St John transit, stamp well margined except just touched at two places on one side, cover with a small stain spot not distracting, still Very Fine and rare cover to the US showing the scarce ½d advertised letter fee for New Brunswick origin; ex-Dale-Lichtenstein, Koh, Wilkinson, Hackmey
    Start Price : 1,200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,200.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 12 New Brunswick

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    Catalog# : 1b
    1b, 1851 3d Dull red, Diagonal bisect, in strip with two normal stamps, tied by "1" grill cancels to folded lettersheet addressed to Glasgow (Scotland), red "PKT. LETTER PAID LIVERPOOL" partly tying the stamps, backstamped St John FE 11 1856 dispatch, Glasgow Feb 25 rec'g cds, stamps with cut into to large margins, the entire somewhat "unfresh" with a crease through the bisect (the strip has been removed for ironing but not precisely replaced); Fine appearance, a rare use with only five covers to Scotland recorded incl two paying the ½ oz letter rate via British Packet and showing this franking; ex-Wilkinson, Hackmey; 1989 Greene Foundation certificate
    Start Price : 1,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 13 New Brunswick

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    Catalog# : 1b
    1b, 1851 3d Dull red, Diagonal bisect, plus 3d horiz pair all just tied by black "1" grill cancel to small envelope addressed to Ireland, partial strike of a St John DE2_ 1858 dispatch cds, ms. "Via Halifax", clear AMERICA / DUBLIN PAID JA 10 1858 cds; backstamped Ballymoney JA 10 1859 arrival plus a blurry transit cancel, stamps mostly clear to good margins, the right stamp of the pair partly to slightly touched, two tears in the envelope repaired and the cover cleaned, part of the reverse flap missing; rare with only 5 covers from New Brunswick to Ireland recorded; ex-Wilkinson, Hackmey; 1980 PF certificate
    Start Price : 2,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 2,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 2,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 14 New Brunswick

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    Catalog# : 1b
    1b, 1851 3d Dull red, Diagonal bisect, together with 6d Olive yellow (Scott 2) tied by clear "21" grill to envelope addressed to Ireland from Newcastle (NO 14 1859 backstamp) to Dundroum and re-directed to Dublin with both arrival marks on front plus multiple transit backstamps, also "7½ Cy." in circle indicating full prepayment; bisect with two huge margins, 6d margins to just touched on one side, cover with two creases not affecting the franking; a Fine and rare cover to Ireland, ex-Argenti, Emerald, Wilkinson, Hackmey; signed Georg Bühler
    Start Price : 1,800.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,800.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 15 New Brunswick

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    Catalog# : 4
    4, 1851 1sh Dull violet, horizontal pair and single plus diagonal bisect or trisect 3d Dull red, tied by "4" grill cancel to envelope dispatched from Bathurst (NO 14 1859 backstamp) and sent via London and Panama to Callao, Peru; franking with mostly good margins, touched in places, shilling-values small marginal tears and the 1d with nick; cover restored and pressed; a very rare franking and the only known cover from New Brunswick to South America, also the only recorded use of a 1 shilling pair on cover; ex-Seybold, Syracuse, Argenti, "Foxbridge", Koh , Wilkinson, Hackmey; 1999 BPA certificaternIt is believed that the sender intended to use the 3d. as a trisect to make up the 36½d rate with 37d franking as the closest possible way to fulfill this rate; assuming the 3d was bisected, the overpayment would be 1d.
    Start Price : 22,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 22,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold
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