Lot 221 New Brunswick #4 1851 1sh Dull Violet Heraldic Imperforate, used with light oval grid cancel, four large and even margins but with a small closed tear near the W of NEW, as well as a light corner crease, still a lovely and very fine appearing stamp. With expert handstamp on back and accompanied by a 2020 Greene Foundation certificate. Unitrade CV $10,000.
Lot 1056 Worldwide Group of 73 Selected Better Worldwide Covers, from many different countries such as China (PRC), Switzerland, Germany, France, Zanzibar, Austria, United States, New Brunswick, India, Malta, Cayman Islands, Grenada, Cyprus, Gibraltar, French Polynesia, and much more. Noted commercial covers, first day covers, Zeppelin covers, destinations, frankings, a 1935 Portuguese Red Cross inverted overprint error cover, etc. A very useful and valuable lot, with a few small faults but overall fine or better, and quite worth a close look. Estimate $500, sold for C$900.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 76 Canada #35a 1872 1c orange on Advertising Cover with Interesting Contents, mailed from H.L. Spencer / Medical Warehouse in St John NB to Gagetown NB at the 1c circular rate (cover is unsealed). Inside the cover are five items, with a two page printed letter dated August 1872, an ad for Colgate soap, a colour card advertising Colgate & Company’s Fine Toilet Soaps, a small yellow illustrated card (for taking notes) from the Novelty Plaster Works and lastly an H.L. Spencer self addressed return envelope (unused). An interesting, and very fine lot, Ex. John Hillson. Estimate $100, sold for C$250.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 386 Canada 1899 Overpayment of the old UPU Registered Rate to India, mailed Shediac NB on AUG.28.1899 (squared circles) registered to Madras, British India, through St John NB, London England (SEP.6), SEA POST OFFICE (SEP.18), Triplicane (SEP.25) and Mylapore (SEP.25). 2c stationery cover is uprated with a 2c Map, two different Provisionals and a 2c Numeral, paying the old UPU rate of 10c, overpaying by 3c. The new 7c (2c + 5c) rate took effect on January 1st, and not everyone must have known, or some would say they refused to acknowledge it. Very fine. From the Robert Lunn Map Stamp Collection. Estimate C$200, sold for C$1,000.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.