Nova Scotia

Selection of Classic British North America and United States Postal History from the Joseph Hackmey Collection
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  • Lot# : 16 Nova Scotia

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    Catalog# : 4 var
    4 var., 1851 6d Yellow green, Quadrisect used as 2c, the quadrisect with a huge 12mm bottom selvage and portion of adjacent stamp tied by mute grill cancel on envelope locally addressed in Bridgetown (Oct 1860 dispatch backstamp), with front side notation "recd 29 Octr. 1860", Very Fine; only two quadrisects have been recorded in Nova Scotia philately and one of the great rarities in BNA postal history; ex-Wilkinson, Hackmey; 1969 RPS certificaternThe quadrisect pays the then current 2c drop letter rate. The Pence issues were never demonetized and several examples have been recorded used to pay the new rates in cents.
    Start Price : 25,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 25,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 17 Nova Scotia

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    Catalog# : 3a
    3a, 1851-57 3d Deep blue, Diagonal bisect, two diagonal bisects(different shades) tied by clear oval grill cancel to folded letter addressed to Pictou, backstamped Halifax JY 3 1857 dispatch, Pictou JY 4 1857, stamps partly cut into and one with two pre-affixing creases, a Fine and rare franking, only three such double bisect covers are known; ex-Wilkinson, Hackmey; 1998 BPA certificate stating "franked with halves of two different 1851-57 3d deep blue (SG 2) as a postal fraud"
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 18 Nova Scotia

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    Catalog# : 1
    1, 1853 1d Red brown, vertical pair (long scissors cut between the stamps; top stamp with clear to good margins, the bottom stamp cut-into at left) together with 6d Yellow green (Scott 4; good margins all around) tied by oval grill cancels to envelope addressed to Scotland, adjacent "PKT. LETTER PAID LIVERPOOL OC 29 54" tombstone and ms. "5" debit, backstamped Halifax OC 12 1854, green Forfar OC 24 1854 arrival, a faint horizontal crease affecting the top 1d, cover with some staining, otherwise Fine; the only recorded cover that shows an overpayment of the 7½d rate; ex-Argenti, Martin, Wilkinson, Hackmey; 1957 PF certificate
    Start Price : 1,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 USD

    Lot# : 19 Nova Scotia

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    Catalog# : 5
    5, 1857 6d Dark green, pair plus 3d Dark blue (Scott 3) tied by oval grill cancels to undated cover front with top backflap addressed to Yorkshire, England; one 6d stamp with small faults; Fine; in all likelihood the only recorded example of the 15d letter rate to England effective 6 July 1851 - 31 July 1854; ex-Wilkinson, Hackmey
    Start Price : 1,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 20 Nova Scotia

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    Catalog# : 7
    7, 1851 1sh Dull violet, horizontal pair with pair 3d Deep blue (Scott 3) tied to small envelope addressed to a member of the 32nd regiment at Peshawar, India by clear grill cancels, red London PAID 21 DE 1852 and ms "1/10"; backstamped Sydney CB NO 20 1852, stamps large margins to cut into, 3d tiny scissor cut between stamps, small portion of backflap missing, a Fine and rare use as only five covers from Nova Scotia to India are recorded; ex-Gibson, Emerson, RA Siegel, Doune, Koh, Wilkinson, Hackmey; 1984 BPA certificate
    Start Price : 12,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 12,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 12,000.00 USD
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