Lot 702 Newfoundland #28 12c pale red brown Queen Victoria on two 1871 Covers, and both addressed to the same person in Poole, England. One went Fogo to Twillingate to Poole and the other went Fogo to Twillingate to St. John’s to Halifax to Queenstown to Liverpool to Poole. Both covers have a London c.d.s. of July 1st 1871 on back. Both covers are presented on a written-up page and are accompanied by 2002 APS certificates. Minor faults, still very fine and interesting. Unitrade CV$400, sold for C$425 plus buyer’s premium.
Lot 344 Nova Scotia #9, 9b Two cent lilac Queen Victoria bisect on 1867 Cover, mailed Halifax (MAR.8.1867 dispatch on back) to New Annan, through Tatamagouche (MAR.9.1867 transit on back) and franked with a single 2c plus a pair with its right stamp bisected (all well tied by neat oval grids), paying the 5c domestic rate. A very rare franking on a lovely cover (few back tears do not detract). Ex. Nicholas Argenti and accompanied by a 1967 Royal Philatelic Society certificate. Unitrade CV$4,000.
Lot 448 1892 10c UPU registered cover to Newfoundland, franked with 2c green, 3c vermilion (sulphurated) and 5c green RLS, all tied by fancy cork cancels, paying the 5c UPU letter rate plus 5c registration fee. Mailed from Commanda, Ont. (AUG.25.1892 broken circle) to Heart’s Content, Newfoundland (Sep. 6 receiver broken circle) via Toronto, Halifax and St. John’s. Overall toning, small tears and scissor cut next to the 2c (not affecting stamp), fine. This is the latest of the two recorded covers to Newfoundland bearing a 5c RLS. (Unitrade 36i, 41, F2)
Provenance: Harry Lussey (1999).
Illustrated in: Canada’s Small Queen Era 1870-1897 by George Arfken, p.281.
Estimate $600, sold for $1,200 plus buyer’s premium.