Lot 673 1832-1866 Group of Three Early New Brunswick Registered Covers, 1832 folded letter Douglas NB to Fredericton with manuscript “Money Letter” and “Paid 2N3” in red; 1852 folded cover from W.O. Campo-Bello NB (strikes on front and back) to Fredericton with manuscript “On Service / Money Letter” and rated “9” through St John NB; and 1866 Saint John NB to Kingston NB (nice datestamps on back) with red handstamp “REGISTERED / LETTER – No.”, franked with two 5c green Queen Victoria adhesives (perf toning) tied by an oval grid. All three are very fine. Estimate $150, sold for C$1,400.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
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.