Lot 1049 Newfoundland #P5 1889 Rare 2c on 1c Surcharged Stationery Post Card, mailed on MAY.15.1889 by Mr. Ohman to Levi and Salaman, in Birmingham England, asking them to send him “one doz. 9 carats sets rings.” Postmarked “Late Office St John’s / Newf’d” broken circle, which was used between 1886 and 1889, and there is a receiving datestamp from the addressees dated MAY.23. Mr Ohman’s Jewelery Store was the designated “Late Office” in 1889 for mailing letters up to fifteen minutes before ship departures. Only 700 P3 cards were revalued on May 14th, 1889 due to a shortage of the P4 2c UPU cards. Webb explains that “examples used May-July 1889 are valued at a minimum of $800.” Two punch holes at top, still very fine and an extremely rare genuine use of this card. Webb $800, sold for C$5,200.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 489 Newfoundland Harp Seal Large Die Proof, sunk-in on card measuring 102 x 77 mm, the design showing the harp seal with icebergs and other surroundings which were used to print the stamp issued in 1865, surrounded by an oval lace design. Rare and attractive, very fine and fresh. Estimate $1,000.
Lot 464 Newfoundland 1857 4d Scarlet Vermilion Heraldic Imperforate, used with neat grid cancel, four large margins and bright fresh colour, extremely fine. A very rare used stamp, especially in such lovely condition. Accompanied by three certificates: 1952 RPSL, 1970 RPSL and 1970 Alberto Diena (with his pencil signature on back). Rsv. $3,600. Unitrade CV $7,000.
Lot 487 Newfoundland #24P, 25P, 28P Ca. 1868 1c, 5c and 12c values in a Se-Tenant Strip of Three, from the Top Row of the Trade Sample Sheet, in brownish red, showing part of the marginal design at top and produced by the American Bank Note Company on horizontal wove paper, very fine. Estimate $750.