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Canada 1843 Wreck of the Cunard Ship Columbia Stampless Folded Letter SFL
Stampless folded letter, with contents, datelined New Orleans, rated ‘25’ in manuscript, handstamped PAID in blue, postmarked "New Orleans JUN 19", endorsed "by Boston & Liverpool steamer July 1/43," carried on the Columbia which was wrecked on Seal Island, Nova Scotia, its mail and several passengers then carried on to the United Kingdom via the reserve steamer "Margaret" from Halifax, departing for Liverpool on July 9, handstamped "1/-" denoting the packet rate, London 25 JY 1843 and Southampton JY 26 backstamps, a superb and rare Cunard wreck cover. Built at Greenock, Scotland in 1840, the Cunard ship "Columbia" was one of the original four steamers of the Cunard Line. Leaving Boston on July 1, carrying mail and ninety passengers, the Columbia met heavy fog off Seal Island, Nova Scotia, the following day. It was wrecked on Black Ledges, with all passengers and crew safely rescused and brought to the nearby Seal Island lighthouse. The reserve steamer "Margaret," with Samuel Cunard himself aborad, was dispatched immediately from Halifax, and carried on the voyage to England. This was the final voyage of the Columbia.
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Canada c.1928 Patricia Airways Semi-Official Airmail Unique Artists’ Transition Proof
Proof pane with black frame and orange airplane, on watermarked wove paper, approximately 156mm x 209mm, with crayon markings by designer A.J. Algate to printers Reliance Engravers, illustrating the proposed transition from the Patricia Airways & Exploration design to Patricia Airways Limited, noting "take out 1926" and "take out Crutiss Lark", an important and unique transition proof, an unquestionable highlight to an advanced semi-official collection and key component of a gold medal exhibit.
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Canada Sc #113iii (1918) 7c Admiral w/RETOUCHED FRAMELINE Block of 4 Mint VF NH
7c yellow ochre Admiral, a superior mint block showing the RETOUCHED VERTICAL FRAMELINE on three stamps, full never hinged original gum, exceptionally rare to find three examples of this variety in the same block, an exceptional item for the specialist, very fine. The retouched vertical framelines are visible at the rupper right and lower right of the upper left stamp, at the lower left of the lower left stamp, and at the upper right on the lower right stamp.
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CANADA Sc #116a (1912) – 10c Reddish Purple Admiral VF NH
10c reddish purple Admiral, first printing, a sound example of this challenging stamp. Very Fine. Never Hinged. One of the key Admiral stamps.
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Canada Sc #147var (1927) 10c Laurier & MacDonald BLUISH GREEN Die ESSAY
10c Laurier & MacDonald, LARGE HARDENED DIE ESSAY in BLUISH GREEN, 87x75mm, die sunk on 164x153mm card, with Die No. X-G-148 above design, noted "do not give out - issued as 12c" in manuscript below, identical to the issued value with the exception of the denomination, only two examples with die numbers are recorded, an exceptional and rare essay for an advanced collection.
PRICE: $2,895.00
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CANADA Sc #149-159 (1929) – Scroll Issue Complete Set VF NH
1c orange to $1 olive green King George V - Scroll Issue, a complete mint set possessing post office fresh appearance, including lovely examples of both the 50c Bluenose and $1 Parliament. An iconic Canadian set. Very Fine. Never Hinged.
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