Lot 196 Canada #39a 1873 6c yellow brown Small Queen Diagonal Half Used on Cover, mailed from Wilmot N.S. on AUG.20.1873 to Bridgetown N.S. (partial receiver on back), franked with a diagonal half of an early printing (one dot state) 6c Small Queen, paying the domestic rate. The stamp is properly tied by a grid cancel. Light overall soiling, still very fine and accompanied by a 1993 Robineau (Paris, France) certificate. From the John Hillson Collections, and illustrated in H&N, page 169. Unitrade CV $5,000.
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.