Lot 283 1894 Registered Intercolonial Railway Perfin Cover, mailed from Boundary Creek, N.S. on OCT.30.1894 to Moncton, N.B. (same day receiver), on Intercolonial Railway of Canada stationery. Franked with a 3c Small Queen and 5c Registered Letter stamp (both with ICR perfin, only a handful known on cover), the 5c having a straight edge at bottom, attributed to plate II. A fresh and very fine cover, with many rare or ideal attributes. From the John Hillson Collections. Estimate C$1,500.
Lot 526 Nova Scotia #5 1857 6d dark green Heraldic Imperforate, used with light oval grid cancel, with four large and even margins and bright fresh colour, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2012 Greene Foundation certificate. A rare stamp in such nice quality. Rsv. Unitrade CV$3,000.
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.