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Lot 9145

New Brunswick, 1826-58, selection of six folded letters to Fredericton, 1826 marked "paid 4n6", 1839 from Chatham "on H.M. Service", 1839 and 1846 both rated "9" (the first with circular-framed "PAID" handstamp), 1856 and 1858 both from St. John with large "3" handstamp; 1826 cover defective, the others sound, Very Fine on the whole.
Suggested Bid $150
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Lot 9146

New Brunswick, 1859 (Oct. 31), Treaty Mail cover from New Bedford, MA, to Halifax, a truly striking cover, bearing a US 1857 Issue 1¢ blue plus three 3¢ red browns, cancelled by 11-bar circles in black (all but one 3¢ tied), with red circular "New Bedford Mass/OCT/31/Paid" handstamp at lower left and red horseshoe "U STATES/C" marking central; black "NO 5/1859/NS" oval receiver on reverse; vertical file fold at center, with two lighter folds left and right (right runs through 3¢ stamps), otherwise F.-V.F., an attractive franking carried by coastal steamer from Boston.
Suggested Bid $600
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Lot 9147
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New Brunswick, 1860-63, study group, comprising three each of the 1¢, 2¢, 5¢ and 10¢ issues, plus two each of the 12½¢ and 17¢ stamps; also includes a 5¢ on small 1856 cover from Andover to Woodstock, and a 10¢ on 1862 cover from Shediac to the US showing circled "Paid/10" handstamp in red alongside adhesive, generally F.-V.F., an attractive group; imaged in full online.
Suggested Bid $150
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Lot 9148
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Newfoundland, 1861, 8d rose (Scott 22), a beautiful example with crisp impression on paper without blemish; large to oversized margins all around, with an incredibly light cancel, Very Fine, surely one of the prettiest you'll see, with 2001 Greene Foundation certificate. Scott $300 italicized .
Suggested Bid $250
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Lot 9149

Newfoundland, 1931, 30¢ olive brown (Scott 182), o.g., hinge remnant, F.-V.F. Scott $45 .
Suggested Bid $30
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Lot 9150

Prince Edward Island, 1814 (May 2), the earliest recorded PEI datestamp, on triple-weight folded letter entire from the Birnie correspondence from Charlotte Town to London; front inscribed "Paid to Halifax 1/4" in red ink and rated "6/6"; reverse bears Type P1 datestamp, Halifax JU 3 transit and red July 8 arrival daters; some slight wear along folds, but still remarkably fresh, Very Fine, Ex-Dr. RVC Carr, Alan Griffiths.
Suggested Bid $1,000
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Lot 9151

Prince Edward Island, 1817 (Feb. 8), folded letter from Charlotte Town to Quebec, clean cover bearing bold manuscript "Paid 1N8d" at top center/right, with nearly complete "Prince Edward Island/Feb 8/1817" dater (P1) at lower left; no transits or receivers; the 1/8 rating based on mileage, with the absence of a Halifax transit suggesting the cover may have been picked up by a courier (perhaps in Amherst) and carried by horse-drawn sled up the military road to Québec; outer sheet only, no correspondence, Very Fine, an interesting example of post-War of 1812 overland mail, Ex-Martyn Cusworth.
Suggested Bid $150
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Realized $150.
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Lot 9152

Prince Edward Island, 1844 (May 6), folded letter sent from Charlotte Town to Fredericton, exceptionally clean, with red brown "11½" manuscript rate (the prepaid rate for 200-300 miles) along with fine strike of "Prince Edward Island/Paid" handstamp on face; reverse with PEI origin in brown and red Fredericton arrival, both across fold; addressee's name and title reduced ("Honorable" and "Colonial Secretary" lightened); cover probably carried across the Strait from Cape Traverse to Cape Tormentine, Very Fine, a pretty cover, Ex-Norman Brassler, Martyn Cusworth.
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Lot 9153

Prince Edward Island, 1852 (Jan. 30), "Too Late" cover sent Charlotte Town to Wiltshire, addressed to T.B. Merriman of Marlborough and carried on the Cunard Liner Europa, with manuscript "1/" rating upper right and cursive straightline "Too Late" marking (P98); two indistinct daters in red on front; reverse bears PEI origin (P5) and two receivers (March 1 in red; "Marlborough MR 2" in black), Very Fine, only three of these "Too Late" handstamps recorded, Ex-Martyn Cusworth.
Suggested Bid $200
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Realized $150.
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Lot 9154

Prince Edward Island, 1852 (July 23), folded letter sent Liverpool to Charlotte Town, a near-complete (two rectangles of text (names?) cut from the letter) entire from the Mrs. Graham correspondence between London and Charlotte Town; cover front datelined "July 21st/1852" and franked by Scott Great Britain #4 (three margins) and #5 (two clear margins), each cancelled by gridded diamond "17", the Embossed issue tied by Liverpool "L/JY23/A" octagonal dater; handstruck ornate "2" in red below; reverse bears "DS/JY—22/1852" despatch and PEI P5 arrival (AU 6, struck lightly across join), Very Fine, a cover with great eye-appeal and color.
Suggested Bid $350
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Lot 9155

Prince Edward Island, 1854 (Aug. 10) & 1857 (July 2), Two covers from Britain to Prince Edward Island, the 1854 cover sent from Chichester to Three Rivers, the 1857 from Strontian to George Town; both with despatch and arrival datestamps and large "9" currency Due handstamp (P106); Chichester cover additionally with "d5" handstamp; soiling to both, the 1857 cover opened out and missing backflap, Fine, an interesting pair, Ex-Martyn Cusworth.
Suggested Bid $150
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Lot 9156

Prince Edward Island, 1854 (Dec. 7), registered cover sent from Charlotte Town to Halifax, a lovely blue folded letter, the face of which shows Registry number "667" at upper left, a superb strike of a Charlotte Town "PAID" dater (P24) at top center, and red crayon "9" rating at top right; PEI DE 7 dater on reverse along with oval Halifax "H/DE 15/1854" arrival, Very Fine, a really pretty cover, Ex-Martyn Cusworth.
Suggested Bid $200
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Realized $110.
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Lot 9157

Prince Edward Island, 1855-65, three covers from the US to Charlotte Town, the first an 1855 stampless cover with straightline "PAID" and circled-10 handstamp in red, sent from Portsmouth, ME; the other two covers franked by #68, one sent from Salem, MA (Oct. 4, 1862), the second Boston (Mar. 13, 1865); Boston cover stamp with cropped top, but tied by both geometric cancel and by red Boston dater; receivers on reverse, the Portsmouth cover bearing two additional transits, including a St-Andrews/N.B. in blue, Very Fine, an interesting trio.
Suggested Bid $150
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Lot 9158

Prince Edward Island, 1857 (May 18) & 1859 (Nov. 11), two postage due covers, each with circled "2" Due rating handstamp (P107); the 1859 cover from Charlotte Town to George Town, with perfect strike of the Due handstamp, reverse showing a "NO 8/1859" Prince Edward Island datestamp (P5a) with faint same-day George Town receiver alongside; 1857 Mourning Cover addressed to Malpeque with near-complete P107 on face and similar P5a dater on reverse, Very Fine, a nice pair of auxiliary markings, 1859 cover ex-Martyn Cusworth.
Suggested Bid $200
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Lot 9159

Prince Edward Island, 1857 (Feb. 28), folded letter from Charleston, SC, to Georgetown, franked by a full-margined, richly colored #14 fully tied by a socked-on-the-nose (and yet largely face-free) Charleston c.d.s.; St. Andrews (MR 7, in blue) and St. John (MR 8) transits, PEI (MA 15) arrival and Georgetown (MR 17) receiver—the last two across flap, on reverse; central file fold (appears some weakening on reverse), still Very Fine, an eye-catching cover, Ex-Robert J. Karrer.
Suggested Bid $250
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Lot 9160

Prince Edward Island, 1858 (May 20), folded letter sent Plymouth to Charlotte Town, complete letter, datelined May 18, sent "via Halifax"; front with Plymouth May 20 origin and rare "1s/6 cy" rate handstamp (P105)—double the 9d Currency rate; reverse with two Liverpool May 21 transits and a June 4 PEI receiver (P5), Very Fine, a sound and attractive cover.
Suggested Bid $150
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Realized $75.
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Lot 9161

Prince Edward Island, 1858 (July 15), folded letter from Plymouth to Charlotte Town, via Halifax, showing despatch dater alongside rare "1s/6 cy" rate handstamp (P105) on front; reverse with Liverpool July 16 transits and PEI P5 receiver dated July 30, Very Fine, rate shown is twice the 9d Currency rate, Ex-Martyn Cusworth.
Suggested Bid $150
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Realized $75.
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Lot 9162

Prince Edward Island, 1858 (Sept. 16), mixed-issue cover from Connecticut to PEI, sent from Stonington to Charlotte Town and franked by 1851 1¢ imperforate plus three 1857 perforated 3¢ stamps, all cancelled by barred circles, the 1¢ tied by its cancel and by the red horseshoe "U States/C" handstamp; St. John transit and PEI arrival markings on reverse; 1¢ Franklin showing portions of stamps top and left, close at bottom, in at right; one 3¢ Washington with vibrant color, the other two from a clearly very worn plate; cover opened out for exhibition, Very Fine, a rare mixed-issue franking, .
Suggested Bid $600
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Lot 9163

Prince Edward Island, 1858 (Oct. 7) & 1860 (Dec. 5), pair of covers from Appledore to New London, each with London and Liverpool datestamps, the first with large "9" Currency Due handstamp (P106), the second with rare "1s/6 cy" rate handstamp (P105), double the 9d Currency rate; transits and receivers on reverse; covers soiled, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $150
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Lot 9164

Prince Edward Island, 1858 (Dec. 10), 1857 Issue cover from Boston to Charlottetown, franked by 1¢ Franklin (top clipped) plus strip of three 3¢ Washingtons, all perforated and all tied by barred-circle "PAID" cancels, the Franklin additionally tied by red "Boston Ms/10 cts" dater; red "U STATES/C" horseshoe lower right; St. John and PEI daters reverse; tear to envelope at upper right is of no consequence as it misses the stamps, Very Fine, a pretty cover, a scarce Treaty Mail franking carried by coastal steamer, .
Suggested Bid $500
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Lot 9165

Prince Edward Island, 1859 (Mar. 19), rated cover from Bedeque to Boston, a large folded letter, rated "6" in red manuscript with "Bedeque/PAID/P.E.I." handstamp (P22) at lower left next to another very faint, illegible dater, along with St. John transit; charged as a double-weight letter with "20" rate handstamp in black on front; PEI "MA 19" datestamp on reverse; file folds, still Very Fine, Ex-Alan Griffiths.
Suggested Bid $150
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Realized $120.
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Lot 9166

Prince Edward Island, 1859 (Sept. 17), registered cover to London from Charlotte Town, a great example of 19th-century idiot-proofing, with four "Registered" markings on the face: the first from the origin post office in manuscript, reading "Registered 332"; a second "Reg 6, 4/10" in red crayon; a red oval London "Registered/3 OC 59" handstamp, plus another red crown-over-arced-"Registered" handstamp at lower right; faint "Charlotte Town/SE 17/1859/PAID/P.E.I." datestamp (P24) on front, with PEI P5 datestamp in black and "London E.C./OC 3/59" red arrival on reverse; top part of backflap cut away; light toning to top of cover, nearly Very Fine, a rare example of a Registered cover—only a few are recorded, Ex-Alan Griffiths.
Suggested Bid $350
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Lot 9167

Prince Edward Island, 1859 (Nov. 9), cover to "Charletown" [Charlotte Town] from Auckland, a remarkable cover, rated "5" and "6" in manuscript, the front bearing both dated "Paid/Auckland.New.Zealand" origin and red London transit (FE 9/60—a three-month journey!); PEI arrival (FE 28) on reverse; cover shows wear expected of a round-the-world journey, but this only adds to its charm, nearly Very Fine, a rare destination from New Zealand, Ex-Allan Steinhart.
Suggested Bid $400
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Lot 9168

Prince Edward Island, 1861 (Jan. 17), cover sent from Coromandel to PEI, with manuscript dateline and endorsement on backflap, a striking cover with "5" and "6" ratings in magenta, with total rating of "11" added, along with a red "1d" handstamp; faint "Paid/Auckland.New.Zealand" dater (JA 26) on face, with PEI receiver (MY 5) on back; addressed simply to "Brackley Point Road/Prince Edward Island/British North America"—and delivered (try that today), nearly Very Fine, extremely rare, being one of four pre-stamp covers from New Zealand to PEI, Ex-Alan Griffiths.
Suggested Bid $400
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Lot 9169

Prince Edward Island, 1861 (Feb. 16), postage due cover, sent Charlotte Town to St. Johns, folded letter franked by a pretty example of #2 (with trimmed perforations at right), tied by nice strike of ten-bar oval cancel, "4d" notation in blue crayon indicating Sterling to be collected upon arrival; PEI origin dater (Type P5a) and St. Johns arrival on reverse, Very Fine, an early and very rare perforation 9 usage, Ex-Martyn Cusworth, with 1984 Greene Foundation certificate. Scott $1,100 .
Suggested Bid $1,000
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Lot 9170

Prince Edward Island, 1861 (June 1), pretty cover sent from Charlotte Town to Tennessee, light orange envelope franked by a First Issue green 6d (#3) tied by barred oval; origin dater on reverse; adhesive with minor faults, the envelope slightly reduced at left, Very Fine, a rare on-cover usage of this stamp, and a great US Civil War tie-in as the cover was sent exactly one week before Tennessee's secession from the Union, with 2013 Greene Foundation certificate. Scott $3,000 .
Suggested Bid $800
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Lot 9171

Prince Edward Island, 1861 (Dec. 29), folded letter cover sheet, sent Charlotte Town to Moncton, blue sheet franked by #2, lightly tied by barred oval cancel; PEI Type P5 despatch and Jan. 6 arrival handstamps on reverse, Very Fine, these blues will make you smile, a rare solo use on cover, Ex-John Seybold, with his handstamp on reverse. Scott $1,100 .
Suggested Bid $1,500
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Lot 9172

Prince Edward Island, 1864 (June 3), colorful cover sent Charlotte Town to Waverly Goldfield, light orange cover bearing #1 and #4, each cancelled (the #4 tied) by barred circles; reverse with PEI origin, Tatamagouche (JU 4), Truro (JU 6) and Halifax (JU 7) transits; 2d stamp with a couple short perforations at bottom, Very Fine, a rare mixed-issue franking. Scott $400+ .
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Lot 9173

Prince Edward Island, 1865 (Mar. 23), cover from Charlotte Town to Kent, complete with long business-related letter, bearing #8 tied by largely face-free "13" killer; reverse with PEI Type P5a datestamp and Apr. 11 receiver; back torn on opening, plus small portion of lower right corner missing, otherwise clean and attractive, F.-V.F. Scott $600 .
Suggested Bid $500
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Realized $500.
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Lot 9174

Prince Edward Island, 1865 (Apr. 13), double-rate cover sent St. Eleanors to Charlotte Town, underpaid by 2d perf 11½-12 (#5) tied by barred oval cancel with cursive "4" Due handstamp alongside; origin and arrival backstamps on reverse, with recipient's notes across face, Very Fine, very rare, with only four examples of this Postage Due handstamp recorded, all from 1864-65, Ex-Martyn Cunsworth, Warren S. Wilkinson, with 2004 Greene Foundation certificate.
Suggested Bid $350
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Realized $250.
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Lot 9175

Prince Edward Island, 1865 (July 12), postage due cover from Charlotte Town to George Town, a cheery orange cover, with enclosure datelined Vernon River, July 11, regarding repossession of a mare, sent unpaid to George Town; cover front bears fine strike of the rare cursive "4" Due handstamp; split-circle JY 12 origin (P5) and JY 14 receiver (P47) on reverse; cover faults (most on back) from prior mountings, still nearly Very Fine, and one of only four examples recorded of this Due handstamp, Ex-Martyn Cusworth, Warren S. Wilkinson.
Suggested Bid $150
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Lot 9176

Prince Edward Island, 1865 (Oct. 13), Small envelope from Sackville to Charlotte Town, a pretty little thing, with front manuscript "Paid" notation cancelled by oval of bars, the reverse bearing an eye-catching New Brunswick Chalon Head (Scott #8) similarly cancelled, flanked on left by Sackville origin dater and on right by PEI receiver (Oct. 16); cover opened for display, Very Fine, scarce, Ex-Martyn Cusworth.
Suggested Bid $200
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Realized $120.
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Lot 9177

Prince Edward Island, 1866 (Aug. 1), registered septuple-rate cover sent Charlotte Town to New Glasgow, oversized blue envelope (221 x 98 mm) showing fancy Carvell Brothers advertising ring at left with manuscript "Registered/No 54" at top center; franked by right margin horizontal strip of three of 9d mauve (#8) tied by nice, light strikes of barred oval cancels; reverse with despatch and next-day reciver; the strip with defects in places, Very Fine, a unique showpiece franking, this being the largest known multiple of the 9d value on cover, Ex-Liechtenstein, Dr. RVC Carr, Warren S. Wilkinson.
Suggested Bid $500
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Realized $500.
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Lot 9178

Prince Edward Island, 1866 (Nov. 24), registered cover sent Charlotte Town to New Glasgow, franked by two examples of #7, cancelled by partial strikes of a barred device, with red arced "Registered" handstamp at top center and manuscript "Register/No 530" at upper left, with additional "paid/C.B." at lower left; origin and Pictou (NO 25) daters on reverse; cover with edge wear and faults to back, F.-V.F., and a unique franking, this the only recorded cover bearing two of this late value, "Ex Crosby/R. Carr" in pencil on reverse, with 2000 Greene Foundation certificate. Scott $475+ .
Suggested Bid $600
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Realized $450.
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Lot 9179

Prince Edward Island, 1866 (Dec. 5), double-rate cover from Charlotte Town to Halifax, light blue folded letter, the 6d postage paid by two copies of #6, tied by two lightly struck barred oval cancels; round PEI origin and oval Halifax receiver (DE 7) on reverse; right-hand stamp with faulty bottom perforations, Very Fine, a rare double-rate franking, with only eight examples bearing 3d duos recorded. Scott $45 ++ .
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Lot 9180

Prince Edward Island, 1866 (Dec. 25), a Christmas registered cover, sent Charlotte Town to Carleton-St. John, a very pretty light blue cover, franked by #6 and #7, both tied by multiple light strikes of a ten-barred oval cancel; Registry number "607" in pen at upper left; reverse busy with PEI P5 origin, Saint John DE 31 transit and Carleton-St-John JA 2 receiver, along with two faint strikes of London dealer Bernard Levatino's toothed handstamp in violet; "Ex Dale?" in pencil on reverse; light foxing cannot detract, Very Fine, a rare franking of the 9d Registration rate, which may be unique to New Brunswick, Ex-Dr. RVC Carr, Warren S. Wilkinson. Scott $475+ .
Suggested Bid $500
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Realized $500.
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Lot 9181

Prince Edward Island, 1867 (Apr. 23), registered cover sent from Charlotte Town to Carleton-St. John, paid by solo use of #8, tied by barred oval cancel, with Registry "No 655" immediately below, reading up; nicely ranged PEI P5 origin, Saint John transit (AP 27) and Carleton-St-John receiver (AP 29) on reverse; cover slightly reduced at right, Very Fine, a rare franking, with only 15 solo usages of the 9d stamp recorded, Ex-Crosby, Dr. RVC Carr, Martyn Cusworth. Scott $600 .
Suggested Bid $500
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Realized $500.
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Lot 9182

Prince Edward Island, 1867 (Aug. 13 & Dec. 21), two covers from PEI to Canada, the Aug. 13 a front only of a wholesale price list, addressed to Quebec and franked by a #4 with compound perf 11½x12x11½x11¾ tied by socked-on-the-nose datestamp; the Dec. 21 a full cover, sent to Cobourg, C.W., franked by #4 (top perforations worn down) and #5 with barred oval cancels, the 1d tied by the cancel and by the PEI Type P5a datestamp, with Montreal and Cobourg datestamps on reverse, Very Fine, with 2010 Greene Foundation certificate for cover. Scott $350+ .
Suggested Bid $400
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Realized $200.
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Lot 9183

Prince Edward Island, ca. 1868 (Jan. 10), unusual cover sent from Summerside to Massachusetts, short and long, franked by a Second Issue 6d (#7) tied by an amazingly face-free barred oval cancel; "Summerside/JAN/10/P.E. Island" dater on reverse (no year slug), along with a second, totally illegible dater; addressed to Needham Plains, Very Fine, a lovely cover from the last year of the 6d rate to the US, which ended Nov. 1, 1868, with a reduction to 4d, Ex-Martyn Cusworth. Scott $475 .
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Lot 9184

Prince Edward Island, 1868 (July 28), registered double-rate cover from Charlotte Town to Moncton, bearing a single (perforations trimmed at top) plus a strip of three #6, all tied by "13" killers with Registration number "914" in pen at left; lovely, solid strike of PEI Type P6 origin at center left, Very Fine, a choice and rare franking, Ex-Sweet, Cornwallis, Martyn Cusworth, with 2004 Greene Foundation certificate.
Suggested Bid $700
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Realized $600.
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Lot 9185

Prince Edward Island, 1868 (Aug. 8), fancy cover from Charlotte Town to Chilihauk, a prettily addressed cover, bearing a single #6 tied by barred oval cancel; "Haste" was requested at the end of the address, but apparently not paid for, as reverse shows PEI origin, Richibucto (AU 12), Saint John (AU 14) and Woodstock (AU 15) transits, Very Fine, a very attractive 3d rate cover.
Suggested Bid $100
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Realized $60.
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Lot 9186

Prince Edward Island, 1868 (Sept. 21), octuple-rate cover sent from Charlotte Town to Port Hill, an oversized (247 x 106 mm) blue envelope bearing a single #4 plus a vertical strip of three and vertical pair of #6, all tied by indistinct barred cancels with P5 datestamp below; a few unsurprising faults given the size of the cover, Very Fine, almost certainly a unique franking, Ex-Dr. RVC Carr, with 2010 Greene Foundation certificate.
Suggested Bid $1,000


It has also been suggested that this could be considered a quintuple-rate Registered item, as postmasters were notoriously lax in marking Registered items as such.

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Lot 9187

Prince Edward Island, 1868 (? Nov. 13), New Rate cover sent Summerside to East Cambridge, with a lovely #9 franking, tied by barred oval cancel, with "Summerside/NOV/13/P.E. Island" origin at left; unfortunately the dater omits the year and there is no receiver on reverse, as the 4d rate came into effect on Nov. 1, 1868, Very Fine, a potential earliest known example of the reduced rate to the US. Scott $200 .
Suggested Bid $200
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Realized $110.
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Lot 9188

Prince Edward Island, 1869-70, a trio of covers from Summerside to Nova Scotia, two to Cape Breton, the last to Picton, each bearing a #6 tied by barred oval cancel with origin c.d.s. alongside; faulty adhesive on one Cape Breton cover, part of name excised on the other, still a Very Fine group. Scott $45 .
Suggested Bid $100
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Realized $55.
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Lot 9189

Prince Edward Island, 1869 (Feb. 4), registered cover from Charlotte Town to Grand River Wharf 55, "55" corrected to "56"; franked by #5 and 7, a light eight-bar oval cancel tying both, with Type P6 datestamp at right; "Registered/No. 926" notation in pen at top center; adhesives pay the 2d inland single-letter rate plus 6d Registration fee; missing tip of backflap of no import, Very Fine, a rare and attractive franking, Ex-Dr. RVC Carr, with 1975 P.F. certificate. Scott $475+ .
Suggested Bid $300
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Realized $160.
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Lot 9190

Prince Edward Island, 1869 (Feb. 18), cover from Souris to Liverpool, franked by 9d red violet (#8i), cancelled by both fancy crossed-S manuscript and barred oval handstamp, with PEI origin datestamp on reverse; front additionally bears a red "Paid/Liverpool/Br. Packet/8 MR 69/4A" handstamp at lower left; file fold at far left; rough left-side opening shows only on reverse, not affecting markings, Very Fine, a rare franking with this stylish manuscript cancel, with 2010 Greene Foundation certificate. Scott $600+ .
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Lot 9191

Prince Edward Island, 1869 (May 18), cover sent Charlotte Town to George Town, the deep blue envelope serving as a lovely background to the 2d rose compound perf 11 x 11½-12 (#5g), tied by barred circle with PEI despatch handstamp at left; George-Town same-day receiver on reverse; few small faults, but overall sound, Very Fine, a scarce stamp on cover. Scott $225 .
Suggested Bid $150
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Realized $90.
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Lot 9192

Prince Edward Island, 1869 (Dec. 10), octuple-rate cover sent Charlotte Town to Wakefield, England, an absolutely massive envelope (355 x 101 mm), carried on the Inman Line vessel City of Antwerp (departed New York on Dec. 14); franked by a strip of four, a pair and two singles of the 9d perf 11½-12 reddish lilac (#8), totaling 72d Currency or 4s Sterling; stamps clearly cancelled by barred ovals with despatch datestamp at right and red "Paid/Liverpool/Br. Packet" handstamp at center; arrival datestamp (Dec. 27) on reverse; file folds and other minor wear mentioned solely for accuracy, Very Fine, a remarkable survivor, with 2010 Greene Foundation certificate.
Suggested Bid $1,200


The unique US Packet four-ounce octuple-rate franking, and the largest Pence issue cover recorded.

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Lot 9193

Prince Edward Island, 1870-71, quartet of covers to Nova Scotia, one postmarked 1870, the other three from 1871, all from Charlotte Town to Anslow, Halifax, Marble Mountain and Tatamagouche; each franked by a #6 with barred oval cancel, datestamp or mute obliterator; a couple small imperfections, with the Marble Mountain cover's addressee excised, Very Fine. Scott $180 .
Suggested Bid $200
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Realized $120.
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Lot 9194

Prince Edward Island, 1870 (May 27), advertising cover from Corry, PA, to Middleton Lot 27, crisp orange cover with corner card for Andrews & Ford, General Agents for The Climax Mower, their Cleveland, OH, address crossed out and "Corry Pa" added in pen; franked by two 1869 3¢ Pictorials, each tied by "Bearded Man" fancy cancel (similar to Skinner-Eno #PH-F 87); small diameter (1 inch) PEI "JU 2" receiver on reverse; cover slightly roughly opened at right, but not affecting stamps, markings or address, Very Fine, a great item, a very rare and most unusual fancy cancel, these considered the finest known on cover, .
Suggested Bid $600
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Lot 9195

Prince Edward Island, 1870 (Aug. 19), oddly dated cover sent from Charlotte Town to San Francisco, clean orange cover bearing a Second Issue 6d green (#7) which is tied by an indistinct obliterator; single-ring "Prince-Edward Island" dater on reverse shows a date of August 19, but the docketing at left on face gives "August 20" as the date; central file fold of no consequence, as are the hinge remnants on reverse from prior mountings, Very Fine, pretty, with 2013 Greene Foundation certificate. Scott $475 .
Suggested Bid $500
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Realized $275.
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Lot 9196

Prince Edward Island, 1871 (Feb. 18), registered cover from Charlotte Town to New Glasgow, postage and fees paid by #6 (3, single plus vertical pair), all tied by three strikes of a broken-barred oval killer, with despatch dater below and manuscript Registration number "604" at left; slightly smeary FE 20 arrival handstamp on reverse, Very Fine, an unusual franking, the Registration fee normally paid by a single 6d stamp, with 2008 Greene Foundation certificate.
Suggested Bid $500
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Realized $500.
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Lot 9197

Prince Edward Island, 1871 (Mar. 4), sole cover known sent from Charlotte Town to England via New York, with 6d postage paid by a partially separated pair of #6 tied by broken-barred oval obliterator (P144) with two strikes (one additionally tying) of the Charlotte-Town datestamp (Type P80); light Paid Liverpool Br. Packet handstamp in red at lower left, with March 20 arrival handstamp on reverse; adhesives pay the single-letter rate to Britain via the US; envelope front with horizontal tear through the stamps, repaired, nonetheless Very Fine, as the only recorded example of this rate, equivalent to 4d Stg., Ex-Martyn Cusworth, Alan Griffiths, with 2004 Greene Foundation certificate.
Suggested Bid $600
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Lot 9198

Prince Edward Island, 1871 (Oct.), double-rate cover sent Charlotte Town to Cobourg, postage paid by horizontal pair of 3d blues (#6) tied by Star duplex (date illegible); Montreal Oct. 7 transit on reverse; part of backflap missing, tear to top center of cover front repaired from within by hinge, F.-V.F., a rare double-rate franking, with only eight examples bearing 3d pairs recorded, Ex-Dr. RVC Carr, Warren S. Wilkinson.
Suggested Bid $200
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Lot 9199

Prince Edward Island, 1871 (Oct. 23), registered cover from Charlotte Town to Rollo Bay, addressed to "Grand River Wharf/Lot 55", a cover from Samuel C. Owen, whose dated handstamp appears on backflap; postage and fees paid by two vertical pairs of #6 lightly cancelled; accompanying certificate states that neither pair is tied but "were genuinely used on cover"—though it appears to us that the left pair is lightly tied at bottom of right-hand stamp; "Registered/77" in manuscript upper left (partly covered by stamp), Charlotte-Town despatch handstamp at lower right; bottom edge wear, small damage to back flap and mounting residue on reverse, still nearly Very Fine, and a very rare franking, with 2000 Greene Foundation certificate.
Suggested Bid $1,000
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Lot 9200

Prince Edward Island, 1871 (Oct. 23), overpaid cover sent from Charlotte Town to Rollo Bay, bearing 3d blue (#6) cancelled by one of two strikes of Charlotte-Town despatch, the stamp overpaying the internal rate by 1d; left sideflap missing from reverse, Very Fine appearance, an unusual franking, Ex-Martyn Cusworth.
Suggested Bid $150
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Lot 9201

Prince Edward Island, 1871 (Dec. 21), registered cover from Charlotte Town to Wood Islands, orange envelope franked by #5 and #6, each tied by unobtrusive barred-oval cancels with Charlotte-Town despatch alongside; "479/Registered" in manuscript at upper left; some edge wear and damage to front and backflap, none of which impacts the stamps or markings, F.-V.F., a rare franking, signed on reverse by Toronto dealer Edward Y. Parker, with 2000 Greene Foundation certificate.
Suggested Bid $500
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Lot 9202

Prince Edward Island, 1872 (Feb. 6), cover from Charlotte Town to Nova Scotia, addressed to Jesse Hoyt at Acadia Mines in Pictou County and franked by side-by-side #11 and #13, the stamps tied by light strikes of barred oval cancels; light Charlotte-Town origin at lower left, and Amherst Feb. 9 transit and Stellarton Feb. 10 receiver on back; 1¢ adhesive with defective corner; cover with some foxing and edge wear, still nearly Very Fine, Ex-Dr. RVC Carr, Warren S. Wilkinson, with 2010 Greene Foundation certificate.
Suggested Bid $200
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Realized $200.
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Lot 9203

Prince Edward Island, 1872 (Apr. 29), registered cover to Charlotte Town, large blue envelope (197 x 99 mm), bearing 1¢ orange and 6¢ black (#11, 15), with black manuscript "$" cancels, which are generally believed to have been used at Alberton; manuscript "No 118" Registry notation to right; PEI dater on reverse; 4¢ defective, cover with some wear, still Very Fine, a scarce franking, Ex-Norman Brassler, Warren S. Wilkinson.
Suggested Bid $150
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Lot 9204

Prince Edward Island, 1872 (July 19), cover from Woodstock to Belfast, franked by 6¢ Lincoln (#148), tied by blue geometric fancy cancel with double-oval Woodstock [NY] B&O Railroad cancel alongside; Halifax transit and Charlotte-Town (JY 29) receiver on reverse; tear below backflap damaging Halifax marking, otherwise Very Fine, perfect for album or exhibition display, scarce, .
Suggested Bid $350
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Lot 9205

Prince Edward Island, 1873 (Jan.), cover from Charlotte Town to Southampton, Ont., franked by a vertical pair of 2¢ blues (#12, lower stamp missing bottom left corner), both with five-pointed star cancels (P130) tying; origin dater on reverse with date indistinct—possibly the 13th or 15th, Very Fine, an attractive cover, a rare franking of the 4¢ rate, with only four covers recorded bearing this value, with 2010 Greene Foundation certificate.
Suggested Bid $200
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Lot 9206

Prince Edward Island, 1873 (Mar. 5), cover from Charlotte Town to Montague, franked 3¢ (#13; certificate state #13ii, perf 12½, no longer listed in Unitrade) with segmented wedge cork cancel (P127) tying, despatch handstamp at center over addressee's name; wrinkle to upper right corner noted solely for accuracy, Very Fine, an eye-catching cancel, rare, with less than ten examples recorded, with 2000 Greene Foundation certificate.
Suggested Bid $150
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Realized $120.
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Lot 9207

Prince Edward Island, 1873 (Mar. 25), Striking cover from Montague Bridge to East Boston, bearing a 6¢ black (#15) cancelled by four-ring target (P121) with Montague Bridge/P.E.I. origin (P65) alongside; reverse with small-diameter Charlotte-Town next-day transit plus two additional illegible datestamps, Very Fine, a very rare cover, with only four examples of the despatch datestamp recorded, most of which appear on reverse, Ex-Warren S. Wilkinson, with 2005 PES and Greene Foundation certificates.
Suggested Bid $200
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Lot 9208

Prince Edward Island, 1873 (Apr.), cover from Hope River to Minnesota, forwarded to Chicago, bearing #15 (6¢ black) cancelled by four-ring target and tied by second cancellation strike, with Hope River despatch at right; front further shows US "FORWARDED" handstamp in oval cartouche, the Minnesota address crossed out and Chicago address added—and then revised again locally; transits on reverse, despite the edge wear Very Fine, believed to be the sole example of this PEI datestamp, which is listed in Lehr but without any usage recorded, .
Suggested Bid $250
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Lot 9209

Prince Edward Island, 1873 (May 23), cover from Charlotte Town to Grand River, franked by perf 12½ 3¢ rose (#13ii), tied by segmented wedge cork cancel (P127) with despatch at left; reverse with illegible Charlotte-Town receiver; backflap faults, light foxing, still Very Fine, and a rare cover, with fewer than ten examples of this cancel recorded, with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Suggested Bid $200
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Lot 9210

Prince Edward Island, 1873 (May 27), local Charlotte Town cover, with a 3¢ rose franking (#13) tied by segmented wedge cork cancel, large PEI origin below; small-diameter Charlotte-Town next-day receiver on reverse; part of right flap on reverse missing, but of no importance, Very Fine, a rare cover, with fewer than ten of this cancel recorded, Ex-Saint.
Suggested Bid $200
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Lot 9211

Prince Edward Island, 1877 (Dec. 26), cover from Irvine missent to Prince Edward Island, franked by pair of Scott Great Britain #67 (right stamp faulty), tied by one of three Irvine 186 duplexes; addressed to "Picton/Prince Edward Co./Canada West", the cover was missent to Prince Edward Island and bears a solid strike of the very rare "Missent-to/Ch Town P.E.I." handstamp; Charlotte Town and Picton/Ont c.d.s. on reverse, Very Fine, a grand cover, Ex-"Skywalk".
Suggested Bid $500
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Lot 9212

Prince Edward Island, 1882-1942, group of 14 post-Confederation PEI covers and cards, including three Registered, and bearing a range of values including 3¢ Small Queens from Tyron with cork cancel (1882) and West Cape with single-arc datestamp (1897); 7¢ Registered cover to New York (1898); a striking "Soldiers of the Queen" Boer War Patriotic from Charlotte Town bearing 2¢ (1900); 7¢ Registereds from Murray River (1902) and Murray Bridge (1904); plus incoming mail from British Guiana (1890, franked 2¢) and Barbados (1927, Registered at 3d), etc., F.-V.F., an interesting group; inspection invited.
Suggested Bid $150
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Realized $120.
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Lot 9213
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Prince Edward Island, Selection of ten genuine stamps with forged cancels, neatly mounted and written up on a page; comprises 3d (2), 4d, 4½d, 9d (2), 1¢ (2), 2¢ and 12¢; cancels include "LOT PAID" handstamp, "2" in bars, corks (2) and Charlotte Town datestamp (4); also included is a cover to Moncton, NB, franked by 2d and 4d with forged Summerside datestamp and handstruck "PAID" in red, F.-V.F., an interesting group; all items imaged on our website, Ex-Martyn Cusworth.
Suggested Bid $300
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