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Lot 94
New Brunswick, Early 19th Century documents relating to the Province of New Brunswick, 4 military related documents/letters; 1 seaman's contract dated August 22, 1810 to engage employment on the ship Waterloo, to voyage to St. John, NB from Liverpool and return; 5 document related to the building and development of various railway lines to Nova Scotia and Quebec, included are petition to build a line to Nova Scotia, a Memorial wax sealed document granting land to the New Brunswick and Canada Railway and Land Company Ltd.; also some miscellaneous items such as over 25 Bank of New Brunswick checks and an Upper Canada embossed sealed warrant to apprehend one Benjamin Lett from the State of New York, a diverse and interesting group with historical interest, condition varies per document but generally in a good state of preservation.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 95
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New Brunswick, 1851, 6d olive yellow (Scott 2), unused without gum, four ample margined example, rich, delicate color; small black mark with light violet hand stamp mentioned for strict accuracy, otherwise Very Fine, with 1951 R.P.S. certificate and 1996 Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation certificate.
Unitrade 2; C$7,500 ($5,620).
Scott $7,000.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 96
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New Brunswick, 1851, 6d olive yellow (Scott 2), oval grid cancel, a 4 margined example cut close at bottom left; tiny translucent stain mentioned for strict accuracy, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Unitrade 2; C$1,600 ($1,200).
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 97
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New Brunswick, 1851, 1s bright red violet (Scott 3), bright, fresh and lightly canceled, large margins except barely clear at upper right; skillfully repaired 10mm tear, nearly Very Fine appearance, a very pretty stamp.
Scott $7,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 98
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Newfoundland, 1857, 4d scarlet vermilion (Scott 4), unused without gum, bright color, margins clear to just touching, Very Good to Fine, signed Bloch, with 1996 B.P.A. certificate.
Scott $12,000 for o.g.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 99
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Newfoundland, 1857, 6d scarlet vermilion (Scott 6), neat grid cancel, fresh color with large margins; faintly soiled margins, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $5,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
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Lot 100
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Newfoundland, 1857, 6½d scarlet vermilion (Scott 7), unused without gum, good color, close to ample margins, Very Fine, with 2010 Sismondo certificate.
Unitrade 7; C$6,000 ($4,500).
Scott $5,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 101
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Newfoundland, 1857, 6½d scarlet vermilion (Scott 7), regummed, small even margins and bright fresh color, Very Fine for this, with 2004 Greene Foundation certificate.
Scott $5,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 102
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Newfoundland, 1857, 6½d scarlet vermilion (Scott 7), two different grid cancels, large to oversize margins, Very Fine.
Scott $4,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 103
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Newfoundland, 1860, 4d orange (Scott 12), lightly pen canceled, bright color and large margins, Very Fine.
Scott $1,350.
Estimate $400 - 600.
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Lot 104
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Newfoundland, 1860, 4d orange (Scott 12), light circular bar cancel, a decent example, tight to touching frame margins, Fine to Very Fine.
Unitrade 12; C$1,350 ($1,010).
Scott $1,350.
Estimate $350 - 500.
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Lot 105
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Newfoundland, 1860, 6d orange (Scott 13), neat oval grid cancel, large margins and bright color; slightly soiled, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 106
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Newfoundland, 1897, 1¢ on 3¢ gray lilac (Scott 77), lightly canceled, Fine.
Scott $700.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 107

Newfoundland, 1911, Guy Tercentenary complete, engraved (Scott 98-103), o.g., lightly hinged, fresh and well centered, Very Fine.
Scott $430.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 108

Newfoundland, 1941, 1¢ dark gray, plate proof on watermarked stamp paper (Scott 253PP1), an unusual group of three blocks of 4, each slightly different: 1.) a 1.5mm security punch in each stamp; 2.) a 3.5mm security punch in each stamp; and 3.) a 2.5mm security punch in each stamp and a central 8mm security punch in the block; block 1 has a Waterlow tape repair across the top stamps; block 2 has a double horizontal crease across the bottom stamps and a small stain in the upper left stamp, o.g., never hinged, otherwise Very Fine. Quite possibly a unique set.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 109

1938, 4¢ blue, imperf plate proofs on wove (Scott 247PP1 vars.), three different so-called "Bookend" proofs printed on paper with a colored moiré pattern often used for a book's endpapers; one with a green moiré on the back, the other two with the moiré on the front, one red, the other blue; the first is 20.4mm wide, the others 21mm; the last two also show traces of what appear to be previous entries, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 110
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Newfoundland, 1947, 5¢ Cabot, plate proof on stamp paper (Scott 270PP1), block of 4 with large central security punch, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 111

Newfoundland, Airmail, 1921, 35¢ "Halifax", "1921" below "f" of "Halifax" (Scott C3d), near perfect centering and tied to cover to Boston by "St. Johns Nfld/Nov 26,1921" wavy line machine cancel, "Halifax, N.S./Feb 4, 1922" slogan backstamp, a Very Fine cover.
Unitrade C3d; C$700 ($520).
Scott $750.
Estimate $350 - 500.
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Lot 112

Newfoundland, Airmail, 1932, $1.50 on $1 Dornier DO-X Flight (Scott C12), o.g., never hinged, post office fresh and perfectly centered, Extremely Fine, with 1999 C.P.E.S. certificate.
Unitrade C$800 ($600).
Scott $425.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 113

Newfoundland, Airmail, 1933, $4.50 on 75¢ Balbo Flight (Scott C18), position 1, o.g. with just barest trace of hinging, exceptionally fresh and well centered, Extremely Fine.
Unitrade C$450 ($340).
Scott $325.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 114

Newfoundland, Airmail, 1933, $4.50 on 75¢ Balbo Flight (Scott C18), o.g., lightly hinged, fresh and well centered, Very Fine.
Scott $325.
Estimate $150 - 200.
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Lot 115
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Nova Scotia, 1851, 6d yellow green (Scott 4), light cancel, 3 full margins with one close, delicate color, Fine to Very Fine.
Unitrade 4; C$850 ($640).
Scott $850.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 116
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Nova Scotia, 1857, 6d dark green (Scott 5), light oval cancel, 3½ full margins to close, an attractive example, almost Very Fine.
Unitrade 5; C$2,000 ($1,500).
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
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Lot 117
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Nova Scotia, 1857, 6d dark green (Scott 5), ample margins, strong color and light cancel; two small edge thins, Fine to Very Fine appearance.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 118
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Nova Scotia, 1857, 1s reddish purple (Scott 6), light cancel, a lovely example with close margins on 2 sides, Fine to Very Fine.
Unitrade 6; C$5,250 ($3,940).
Scott $5,250.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 119
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Nova Scotia, 1860-63, Queen Victoria, 1¢ to 12½¢, selection of 7 trial color proofs, lovely group comprising the 1¢ in black and green, 2¢ in lilac, 5¢ blue, 8½¢ bluish green, 10¢ vermilion and 12½¢ vermilion, only the slightest hint of hinging on the 1¢ green, 2¢ and 12½¢; others appear n.h., Very Fine, fresh and clean.
Unitrade 8P-12P, 8TCv, 13TC; C$550 ($410).
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 120
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Prince Edward Island, 1861, 6d yellow green (2017 Scott 3), lightly canceled, a lovely, well-centered example, fresh with good perforations all around, Very Fine, scarce.
Unitrade 3; C$1,500 ($1,120).
2017 Scott $1,200.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 121
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Prince Edward Island, 1862-68, 3d blue, tête-bêche (Scott 6 var.), gutter pair, unused without gum, bright color and large balanced margins; vertical crease in gutter (as always) and also in one stamp, choice Extremely Fine appearance.
Unitrade 6v; C$3,000 ($2,250).
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000

Only six such pairs can exist, the Unitrade value being woefully inadequate.

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