Lot 551 Nova Scotia #5a 1860 6d dark green Heraldic Diagonal Bisect on Folded Letter to PEI, mailed from Digby NS on APR.11.1860 (backstamp), through Halifax (APR.13 oval backstamp) and addressed to Muddy Creek, St Eleanors, both located in Lot 17, (APR.20 Prince Edward Island backstamp). The letter inside is dated March 30, 1860. Franked with a bisected dark green 6d, tied on all sides, paying the proper inter-Colonial 3d rate. Accompanied by a 2017 Greene Foundation certificate. From the Louis Sidney Crosby Collection of Prince Edward Island. A very fine cover. Unlisted in The Pence Covers of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick 1851-1860 by Arfken and Firby (2004) and as such likely the only known use of a Nova Scotia bisect on a cover to Prince Edward Island. Unitrade CV$7,000, sold for C$2,100 plus buyer’s premium.
Lot 607 Prince Edward Island #7 1869 6d Inter-Colonial Cover, mailed from Charlottetown on JUN.23.1869 and addressed to “Port Mulgrove / Straight Canso” then re-directed to “Tracadie / Bayfield”. Franked with a very fine copy of a 6d deep yellow green perforated 11½, tied to cover by grid cancels. The back shows “New Glasgow,” “Port …” and “Pictou” datestamps. Opening tears, missing part of back flap and overall aging, still a scarce use of this stamp. From the Louis Sidney Crosby Collection of Prince Edward Island. Unitrade CV$600, sold for C$550 plus buyer’s premium.
Lot 263 Nova Scotia #7 1851 1sh cold violet Heraldic Imperforate, used with light cancel, four clear to large margins, bright fresh colour and very fine. A famous stamp, which graced the collections of Alfred F. Lichtenstein, Dr. G.M. Geldert and the Skywalk Collection. Accompanied by certificates from Royal Philatelic Society (London, 1956), Raybaudi Experts (Rome, 1986), Martin Eichele (Basel, 2010) and Greene Foundation (Toronto, 2016). Worthy of the finest collection. Unitrade CV$8,000, sold for $6,400 plus buyer’s premium.
Lot 269 Nova Scotia #5 1860 6d dark green imperforate on cover, mailed … St Mary’s NS on DEC.2.1860 and addressed to Wiscasset, Maine, with a Halifax transit dated DEC.5.1860. The stamp, which has deep rich colour has mostly clear margins and is tied by a neat oval grid cancel. Small tape mark at top left and overall aging, still very fine. This is reported to be the latest usage of this stamp, and is accompanied by a 2004 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Unitrade CV$3,000, sold for C$1,050 plus buyer’s premium.