Lot 1351 Japan Karl Lewis Hand Painted Trans-Pacific Sea Post Cover, mailed DEC.30.1933 to Kitchener Ontario (JAN.15.1934 receiver on back) via the “Hiye Maru”. Franked with 1s, 2s, 3s and 4s definitives, all tied by Hiye Maru pictorial cachets in red. Very fine. Estimate $150.
Lot 1 1849 Folded Letter franked with 5c Red Brown Franklin Imperforate, mailed Montréal on DEC.14.1849 to Kennedy in New York. Since Canada had not yet printed its own stamps, it was permitted to frank this folded letter with an 1847 5c Franklin imperforate in Montréal, which is tied by a red “10” in circle. There is also a “4½” manuscript rate to pay for the Canadian portion of its voyage. Upon arrival in New York, the clerk crossed-out the “PAID” and penned-in “Due 5.” Long detailed letter inside, with two vertical file folds (one through stamp). A very fine example of this scarce usage, ex. Dale-Lichtenstein, Craveri and Daniel Cantor (2011), and now the Outaouais Collection. Illustrated in Boggs The Postage Stamps and Postal History of Canada on page 73. A great item to start any serious Canada collection. Estimate $3,000.
Lot 836 Nova Scotia #2 1857 3d Blue Heraldic Imperforate, a mint block of four, with full original hinged gum. A remarkable, and very rare block, with bright, fresh colour and large margins. The block shows a tiny scissor cut in the margin between two stamps and has light creases in the margins, still very fine and desirable. Ex. Hiroyuki Kanai (1985) and accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $3,200. Unitrade CV$12,800.
Lot 8 Canada #3Pii 12d Queen Victoria Plate Proof in Black, with Diagonal SPECIMEN Overprint in Carmine, on India paper, with large to very large margins, very fine. Accompanied by a 2007 Saskatoon Stamp Centre certificate of authenticity. The diagonal specimen proof is rarely seen in this lovely quality, and several of the recorded examples have small faults. From the Outaouais Collection. Unitrade CV$5,000.
Lot 213 Prince Edward Island #1c 1861 2d Dull Rose Queen Victoria Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between, mint with part original gum, paper adhesion on back and tiny hinge removal thin (this not mentioned in certificate), still a fine appearing example of this great PEI rarity. All of the four recorded examples have faults and this is one of the most visually pleasing example. Accompanied by a 2015 Greene Foundation certificate. From the Outaouais Collection. Rsv. $10,000. Unitrade CV$15,000.