Nova Scotia

Sale 3031 - Session 3 - British Commonwealth and Foreign Stamps and Covers
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  • Lot# : 3082 Nova Scotia

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    Catalog# : 3a
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    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 : 350.00 USD
    Current Opening : 350.00 USD
    Hammer price : 625.00 USD

    Lot# : 3083 Nova Scotia

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    Catalog# : 4 var
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    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 (October 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 : 8,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 8,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 21,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 3084 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 July 6, 1851 to July 31, 1854; ex-Wilkinson, Hackmey
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 575.00 USD
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