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Displaying 10 Lots in Category - CANADA


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Lot

Type

Quality

Description

Estimate

Realised


282

C

B

BRITISH COLUMBIA: 1862 cover endorsed "From Charles Hutchins boy HM Ship/Bacchante" & countersigned "FM Prattent", to Sussex with 1d Stars tied by 'LONDON EC/JU12/62 - 82' duplex, 'HURST-PIERPOINT' arrival b/s. Carried per PSNC to Panama; across the isthmus; RMSP "Solent", departed Colon 8/5/1862, arrived St Thomas 14/5/1862; "Atrato", departed St Thomas 29/5/1862, arrived Southampton 12/6/1862. [HMS "Bacchante" was flagship at the Pacific Station]

Students have long believed that the Pacific Station was not relocated from Valparaiso to Esquimalt until 1865. However, historian Barry Gough (1971) has shown that the base at Esquimalt began to be developed in the late-1840s: "Although Esquimalt had become the chief haven of the Navy...in 1862, no proper depot...had been constructed. It was therefore necessary for ships to go to Valparaiso for replenishing stores & for some refitting purposes". [Note also, GPO Notice 41 of 1859 advised rates for mail to naval ships at British Columbia via Panama or New York]

1500.00T

$1,100.00T




283

C

A-

BRITISH COLUMBIA: 1867 officer's letter to Ireland with 1d Plate '95' & 6d Plate '5' tied by 'B'-in-diamond of London Foreign Branch, ' FE /LONDON/JY15/67' in red & superb unframed 'H&K PACT' transit & 'MONKSTOWN' arrival b/s. Carried to Panama; per RMSP "Tyne", departed Colon 5/6/1867; "Tasmanian", departed St Thomas 1/7/1867, arrived Southampton 14/7/1867. [The sender was Midshipman Edward Henry Bayly, aboard HMS "Scout" at Vancouver. From 28/6/1865, officers' letters from ships in the Pacific were charged 6d + 1d for Panama transit. In mid-1867, St Thomas was ravaged by yellow fever and an earthquake, causing major disruption to shipping transits]

400.00T

$525.00T






284

C

A-

BRITISH COLUMBIA: 1898 cover with 'HMS IMPERIEUSE' imprint in red on the flap, endorsed "From JW Treays MAA [= Master at Arms] HMS Imperieuse Comox BC" & countersigned 'CH Adair' (h/s in violet), to England with rare franking of Canadian 1898 Numerals 2c purple tied by heavy bars cancel, 'COMOX/OC20/9[8]/BC' (year slug omitted) cds at left & London arrival b/s of NO 5 98. Ex Alan Steinhart, who stated this to be the only recorded example of an 1898 2c on a concession rate cover. BPA Certificate (1958). Carried per Canadian Pacific Railway; then per Cunard "Pavonia", departed Halifax 27/10/1898. [Comox is located on the eastern shore of Vancouver Island]

4000.00T

No longer available


285

C

B

NEWFOUNDLAND: 1898 cover endorsed "From PW Fitz CC [= Chief Carpenter] HMS Rambler Bule isle Labrador" & countersigned "CEM" (Lieut Charles E Monro), to England with Newfoundland 1c x2 tied by indistinct cancels, light but obvious 'COASTAL TPO NORTH/AU15/98/NEWFD' cds at left, superb 'LIVERPOOL/AU29/98/ SHIP' cds in red & 'LIVERPOOL/=8=' cds both on the face & 'PADDINGTON W' arrival b/s, part of the flap missing. [Belle Isle is NE of the northern tip of Newfoundland. Geologically, it is the northernmost peak of the Appalachian Mountains, that stretch from Alabama in the American South]

2000.00T

$1,600.00T




286

C

A-

NEWFOUNDLAND: 1898 cover endorsed "From PW Fitz CC [= Chief Carpenter] HMS Rambler Red Bay Labrador" & countersigned "CE Monro", to Middlesex with Newfoundland 1c x2 tied by indistinct cancels, light but obvious 'COASTAL TPO NORTH/SP13/98/NEWFD' cds at left, 'ST JOHNS/NEWFD' b/s, superb 'LIVERPOOL/SHIP' cds in red on the face, 'LONDON E/SP30/98' & 'PADDINGTON W' b/s and redirected to Shepherds Bush. Ex Alan Steinhart. [Red Bay is on the south coast of Labrador. Since 1550 it has been home to Basque (!) whalers]

2500.00T

$1,600.00T








287

C

A-

NOVA SCOTIA: 1864 cover endorsed "From J May HM Ship Galatea Halifax Nova Scotia/North America" & countersigned "StJH" (Lieut William St John Hornby), to Middlesex Hospital with 1d Stars (fault at lower-right) tied by superb mailboat cancel 'A95' used aboard the "Africa", fair 'LONDON W/AU29/64/PAID' arrival cds in red on the face. [The enclosed letter states: "we encountered a great many ice bergs on our way out...we have a touch of small box on board...I have to write...two [letters] for one of my shipmates..."]

2000.00T

$1,500.00T






288

C

B

NOVA SCOTIA: a very similar 1864 cover with 1d Plate '91' tied by light mailboat cancel 'A93' used aboard the "Asia" & 'LONDON WC/ 11 /DE19/64 - WC/20' duplex, two other London markings & segmented 'M/W - C/A' missent h/s, renovated flap. Carried per Cunard "Asia", departed Halifax 9/12/1864, arrived Liverpool 18/12/1864. Greene Foundation Certificate (1992). [The enclosed letter states "...leave here some time in January with troops for Bermuda and from there to Barbados". In October 1865, HMS "Galatea" & "Lily" responded to the sinking of HMS "Bulldog" by the Haitians, by bombarding the forts at Cap-Haitien]

1500.00T

$1,150.00T






289

C

B

NOVA SCOTIA: 1869 cover endorsed "From Charles Taylor Seaman/On Board HMS Phoebe Halifax" and countersigned "EW" (= Lieut Edward Wickham), to Devon with 1d Plate '121' tied by light numeral cancel of Liverpool, 'PAID/ LIVERPOOL/BR PACKET/1JU69/ 2B ' cds in red on the face & 'PLYMOUTH' arrival b/s, repaired flap tears. Carried per Inham Line "Brooklyn", departed Halifax 22/5/1869, arrived Liverpool 1/6/1869. [The enclosed letter states "...We are going to join the Flying Squadron to sail around the world...". He gives his address as Bahia (Brazil), where the 6 ships of the Flying Squadron were to assemble]

1250.00T

No longer available




290

C

C

NOVA SCOTIA: 1872 cover endorsed "James Rossey Steward/HMS Lapwing" & countersigned "Ed Wickham", to Hampshire with 1d Plate '138' tied by superb BN '466' of Liverpool, 'PAID/LIVERPOOL/BR PACKET/31MY72/ 3A ' cds in red on the face & 'PORTSMOUTH' arrival b/s, spotting & a couple of repaired tears. Carried per Inham "Caspian", departed Halifax 21/5/1872, arrived Liverpool 31/5/1872. [The enclosed letter states "...I have been in the greatest agony with a Nuralgia in the Head...the probable cause I think is a bad birth to sleep in...coming from [Bermuda to Halifax] in three days the change was 36 degrees from Heat to cold]

750.00T

$550.00T




291

C

(B)

NOVA SCOTIA: 1875 cover endorsed "Via Queenstown" to "JW Brackenburg/HMS Bellerophon/Admiralty House/Halifax/Nova Scotia" with rare franking of d Plate '6', 1d Plate '181' pair (folded over the edge of the envelope) & 2d rosy mauve on Blued Paper SG 138 Plate '1' (Cat 140; unpriced on cover) all tied by 'CHRISTCHURCH/OC18/75 - 200' duplex, partial 'HALIFAX/OC29/75/NB' arrival b/s, repaired at lower-right. [The addressee, Commander John W Brackenburg, served with distinction in the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879: see Lots 145 & 146]

750.00T

$550.00T




Displaying 10 Lots in Category - CANADA



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