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Lot 2852

1851, 3d red (1), bright color on deeply blued paper, large to enormous margins, neatly tied by crisp central strike of "9" oval grid cancellation (reportedly the earliest recorded), on 1856 (July 26) envelope from Grand Falls to Saint John, N.B., Grand Falls, Woodstock (7.27) and St. John (7.28) backstamps, seal at back torn out. Very Fine.
Estimate 500 - 750

Provenance: Hennok
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Lot 2853

1851, 3d dark red (1a), rich color, large to ample margins, tied by "24" oval grid cancellation on 1859 (Aug. 25) envelope from Sackville to St. John, N.B. (8.26), origin and arrival backstamps; some minor edgewear, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate 500 - 750

Provenance: Hennok
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Lot 2854
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1851, 1s dull violet (4), large margins and lovely, pastel color, bold Newcastle "21" cancel, fresh and choice Extremely Fine. SG 6 £4,500 ($5,740).
Scott $5,750

AN EXTRAORDINARY AND QUITE BREATHTAKING EXAMPLE OF THIS CLASSIC RARITY.

Expertization: Roumet, Holcombe & Sismondo Certificates.
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Lot 2855

1860, 1¢ red lilac (6), pair and strip of three, tied by grid cancellations on 1860 (Jan. 4) envelope from St. John to Harvey (1.6), origin and arrival backstamps; slight soiling, Fine.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 2856
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1860, 10¢ vermilion, plate proof on India, block of 16. Positions 7-10/37-40 numbered in pencil on reverse, large margins. Fresh and Very Fine. Unitrade 9Pi C$800 as singles ($600).
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 2857

1857, 5d brown violet (5), large margins including part sheet margin at top, o.g., h.r., Extremely Fine and choice.
Scott $250
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Lot 2858

1860, 3d green (11A), triangular block of 4, full to large margins, o.g., NH, Fine to Very Fine. Unitrade C$840 as singles ($630).
Scott $440 as singles
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Lot 2859

1860, 3d green (11A), sheet margin block of 8, large margins, o.g. (lower right pair NH), light vertical crease in left margin just touching the design, otherwise Very Fine. Unitrade C$1,120 as singles ($840).
Scott $610 as singles
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Lot 2860

1860, 5d violet brown (12A), bottom sheet margin block of six, large to ample margins, o.g., four stamps NH. Very Fine and fresh. Unitrade C$1,200 as singles ($900).

Provenance: Chapin
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Lot 2861

1860, 6d orange (13), small even margins, bright color and virtually full o.g., fresh and Fine. SG 14 £3,250 ($4,140).
Scott $3,250

Expertization: 1947 R.P.S. Certificate.
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Lot 2862

1861, 6d rose (20), a complete sheet of 20 with selvage all around. Partial original gum. Slight soiling in margins and tiny edge tear. Stamps fresh and Extremely Fine. Unitrade C$600 as singles ($450).
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Lot 2863

1870, 6¢ dull rose (35), tied by geometric cancellation on 1873 (June 3) envelope from St John's to Poole, England (6.13) via Liverpool (6.12), contemporary docketing and tiny opening tears, still Very Fine and scarce, the 6¢ preferred concessionary rate.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 2864

1887, 10¢ black (59), left sheet margin single, beautifully centered and post office fresh with pristine NH o.g., an Extremely Fine gem. Unitrade C$480 ($360).
Scott $160
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Lot 2865
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1897 Discovery of Newfoundland, specimen overprints (61S-74S), o.g., NH, 3¢ with straight edge at bottom, fresh and Fine to Very Fine. Unitrade C$1,500 ($1,120).
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Lot 2866

Airmail, 1932, $1.50 on $1 Dornier DO-X Flight (C12), o.g., NH Very Fine. Unitrade C$800 ($600).
Scott $425
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Lot 2867

1939, 1¢-4¢ Postage Dues (J1-J4), tied on reverse of a cover to Pawtucket, R.I. by large St. Johnís c.d.s.s, May 1, 1939, the day of issue, franked with 5¢ Caribou tied by St. John's machine cancel of the same date, Pawtucket receiver, May 5, Very Fine and quite possibly unique.
Estimate 200 - 300

This cover was mailed by the former Solicitor-General of Canada, W.J. (Billy) Browne, to his wife, who was staying in Rhode Island. Browne, a stamp collector, while buying the 5¢ Caribou to mail the letter, was told by the postal clerk that a new set of postage due stamps had been issued that day. The clerk told Browne that the stamps could be purchased for twice their face value and that they would have to be placed on the envelope. Browne, to his chagrin, only had 25¢ with him, so he was able to buy only the 1¢-4¢ values plus the 5¢ Caribou. The result is this unique FDC.

The foregoing information is from a short article about the cover written by John M. Walsh and published in the May-June 1989 issue of BNA Topics. Walsh bought the cover directly from Browne, who was in his early nineties at the time, and who related to Walsh the story of how the cover came to be.
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Lot 2868
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1967, 5¢-$20 Caribou, imperforate plate proofs (Van Dam NFR46P-53P), horizontal pairs on stamp paper, gummed (NH), Very Fine and rare.
Estimate 400 - 600
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Lot 2869
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1967, 5¢-$20 Caribou, imperforate plate proofs (Van Dam NFR46P-53P), as previous but part-sheets 20, the bottom two rows with blocks of ten separated by a vertical gutter, Bradbury Wilkinson imprint and plate nos. 2 & 2a; printer's notations in margins including handwritten dates between December 1966 and March 1971 except for the 5¢ which is dates Dec 11, 1940, indicating that the 5¢ was a trial of the new sheet format for the 1943 issue. o.g., NH, folded through the gutters with light creases affecting two 5¢ and a $5, Very Fine and most likely unique.
Estimate 3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 2870

1938 Beer stamp, 10/12¢ blue, perf. 12x13¼ (Van Dam NFB1), well centered, without gum as issued, fresh and Very Fine. Van Dam C$1,600 ($1,200).
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Lot 2871

1938 Beer stamp, 10/12¢ blue, perf. 12x13¼ (Van Dam NFB1), vertical pair from upper right corner of sheet, without gum as issued, fresh and Very Fine. Van Dam C$3,200 ($2,400).
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Lot 2872

1938 Beer stamp, 10/12¢ blue, perf. 12x13¼ (Van Dam NFB1), full sheet of 24, without gum as issued, fresh and Very Fine. This and the following lot are the only full sheets believed to exist.. Van Dam C$38,400 ($28,800).
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Lot 2873
 
1938 Beer stamp, 10/12¢ blue, perf. 12x13¼ (Van Dam NFB1), full sheet of 24, without gum as issued, fresh and Very Fine. One only two full sheets believed to exist.. Van Dam C$38,400 ($28,800).
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Lot 2874
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1851, 6d yellow green (4), large margins and bright color, neat manuscript cancel, fresh and Very Fine. SG 5 £450 ($570).
Scott $550

Expertization: 1984 R.P.S. Certificate.
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Lot 2875
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1857, 1s reddish purple (6), full margins to barely shaved at lower left, clear barred oval cancel, F-VF. SG 8 £2,750 ($3,510).
Scott $4,500

Expertization: 1973 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 2876
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1851, 1s deep violet (7), the so-called "cold violet" shade, definitive color and characteristic heavy impression contrasted with the blueing in the paper, large even margins. Lightly cancelled by oval grid. Extremely Fine. Unitrade C$8,000 ($6,000).
Scott $6,000

A PARTICULARLY STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE STAMP.

Expertization: 1999 and 2006 V.G. Greene Certificates, signed A. Brun.
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Lot 2877

1860-63, 1¢ black on yellowish (8), two singles, tied by oval grids on 1868 blue envelope to Bridgetown (1.4); a little unevenly opened at top. Very Fine and attractive.
Estimate 400 - 500
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Lot 2878

1862-68, 6d yellow green on yellowish (7), single tied by barred oval "13" on 1866 mourning envelope from Charlottestown to Woburn, Mass, backstamped Prince Edward Island "MA 13, 1866", left backflap with some paper loss from opening. Very Fine and appealing usage on mourning cover.
Estimate 400 - 500

Expertization: 2003 V.G. Greene Certificate.
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Lot 2879
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1851, 6d slate violet, laid paper (2), horizontal pair with large, beautifully balanced margins and two neatly struck 7-ring target cancels, color just a bit altered where staining has been removed but still a choice Extremely Fine appearing pair. SG 2.
Scott $3,000 as singles

Expertization: 2003 B.P.A. Certificate.
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Lot 2880
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1851, 6d grayish purple, laid paper (2b), huge balanced margins and light target cancel, color just a bit faded. Otherwise Extremely Fine and choice. SG 3.
Scott $1,500

Expertization: 2003 B.P.A. Certificate.
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Lot 2881

1852, 3d red (4), large balanced margins, rich color and full, LH o.g. Exceptionally fresh and choice Very Fine. Certificate notes "small blue mark to lower right of crown", admittedly there, but virtually invisible without magnification. SG 5.
Scott $1,250

Expertization: 2002 B.P.A. Certificate.
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Lot 2882
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1855, 6d slate gray (5), absolutely enormous margins with partial sheet margin and bit of imprint at right, strong color and light Toronto square grid cancel, barest trace of overall paper toning and tiny corner crease in lower right sheet margin (well clear of design and mentioned only for strict accuracy), still a beatiful. Extremely Fine gem. SG 9.
Scott $1,250

Expertization: 2003 Greene Certificate.
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Lot 2883
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1855, 6d slate gray (5), huge balanced margins and beautifully struck Montreal "21" 4-ring cancel, expertly rebacked but gorgeous. Extremely Fine appearance. SG 9.
Scott $1,250
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Lot 2884
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1855, 6d slate gray (5), horizontal pair. Full to very large margins, strong color. Fresh and choice Very Fine. SG 9.
Scott $2,500 as singles

Expertization: 2003 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 2885
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1855, 10d blue (7), full to large margins, light illegible numeral cancel, Very Fine.
Scott $1,500
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Lot 2886
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1855, 10d blue (7), full, even margins, light Montreal "21" cancel, Very Fine.
Scott $1,500
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Lot 2887

1857, ½d rose (8), large to oversized margins, fresh color and full o.g. (h.r.), Very Fine. Unitrade C$2,650 ($1,990).
Scott $750
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Lot 2888
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1857, ½d rose (8), used horizontal strip of three with full to mostly large margins all around, neat Montreal "21" 4-ring cancels, tiny expert repair at upper right and small shallow thin in center. Otherwise Very Fine and most attractive. SG 17.
Scott $1,500 as singles
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Lot 2889
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1857, 7½d green (9), large to huge margins except just in at upper right, adjacent stamps visible at side, fresh color, F-VF.
Scott $2,750
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Lot 2890
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1857, 7½d green (9), ample to oversize margins with exceptionally deep color, partial 4-ring numeral cancel, tiny pressed crease. Fresh Very Fine appearance. SG 12.
Scott $2,500

Expertization: 2002 B.P.A. Certificate.
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Lot 2891

1857, 6d reddish purple, very thick soft wove paper (10), full to very large margins, neatly tied on piece by Kingston "18"4-ring cancel, small corner crease at upper left. Otherwise Very Fine. SG 23.
Scott $3,500 Estimate 700 - 0
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Lot 2892
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1857, 6d reddish purple, very thick soft wove paper (10), large to oversized margins and light grid cancel, small flaws and neat repair in center. Choice Very Fine appearance. SG 23.
Scott $3,500

Expertization: 2003 B.P.A. Certificate.
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Lot 2893

1858, ½d rose (11), nicely centered with deep color, o.g., h.r., few minor perf stains at top. Otherwise F.-V.F. SG 25.
Scott $2,250

Expertization: 2002 B.P.A. Certificate.
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Lot 2894

1859, 5¢ vermilion, diagonal bisect (15b var.), used with pair of 5¢ beavers paying the 12½¢ rate to England by Canadian packet, tied on piece by Jul 2, 1868 Montreal c.d.s. and by 13-bar circular grids; small tear top stamp of pair, Fine and scarce. SG 32c var.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 2895
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1859, 17¢ blue (19), used block of four, position 88-89/98-99, position 88 showing "line through left 7" variety, light grid cancels, small corner crease at lower left. Fine and scarce used multiple. SG 42.
Scott $540 as singles

Expertization: 2002 P.F. Certificate.
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Lot 2896

1868, 2¢ green (24), exceptionally well centered, o.g., fresh and Very Fine. Unitrade C$2,000 ($1,500).
Scott $525
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Lot 2897

1882, ½¢ black (34), bottom margin imprint block of eight, beautifully centered, o.g., NH, fresh and Extremely Fine. Unitrade C$400 as singles ($300).
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Lot 2898

1¢ plate proof in black from defaced plate (35P var.), horizontal pair, Very Fine and rare.
Estimate 200 - 300

Expertization: 2003 Greene Certificate.
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Lot 2899
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2¢ plate proof in black from defaced plate (34P var.), horizontal pair, Very Fine and rare.
Estimate 200 - 300

Expertization: 2003 Greene Certificate.
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Lot 2900

1877, 10¢ dull rose lilac (40), o.g., fresh and Very Fine. Unitrade C$1,500 ($1,120).
Scott $650
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Lot 2901

1888, 3¢ bright vermilion (41), beautifully centered with enormous jumbo margins, o.g., NH, post office fresh and Extremely Fine. Unitrade C$225 ($170).
Scott $110
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