Lot 783 Three 1914 Canadian Expeditionary Forces Covers with Crown Datestamps, NOV.1914 Y.M.C.A. “With H.M. Army & Navy” illustrated corner card cover mailed to Brighton, NOV.29.1914 cover mailed to Carshalton and NOV.27.1914 O.H.M.S. cover to Toronto. All have a large “CANADIAN OVERSEAS / EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / FIELD / POST OFFICE” datestamps with Crown. A few tears, else fine. Estimate $200, sold for C$600.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 758 Collection of 104 Mostly Illustrated Advertising Covers, 1876-1950s, most are Small Queen to Admiral era, with only twenty-four covers that are later up to the 1950s. Note advertising for wholesaler, hotel, hardware, boot and shoe manufacturer, funeral home, Corset Co., tobacco and more, with the vast majority from the province of Québec. Note four fronts, and two covers that are trimmed (these with Small Queen frankings). Others might have tears or other minor faults. That said, this is a better than average lot, and overall condition is fine to very fine, with many very fine. Many are still in dealer sleeves, some priced in the $25 to $100 range. All scanned online. Estimate $600, sold for C$1,300.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 643 Group of three 4-Ring Numeral Cancels on 3d Red Beaver Imperforate Covers, #29 on a lovely and very fine cover from Perth (no despatch) to Prescott (JUN.7.1858 receiver) through Brockville JUN.6 transit) with a 4-margin stamp. Also two #21 from Montréal, APR.8.1858 to Ste Thérese de Blainville C.E with a soft ribbed Beaver with almost no margins, signed Holcombe and an undated and uncancelled cover to Montréal (drop cover) with a jumbo-margined 3d Beaver. An interesting trio. Estimate $300, sold for C$600.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 673 1832-1866 Group of Three Early New Brunswick Registered Covers, 1832 folded letter Douglas NB to Fredericton with manuscript “Money Letter” and “Paid 2N3” in red; 1852 folded cover from W.O. Campo-Bello NB (strikes on front and back) to Fredericton with manuscript “On Service / Money Letter” and rated “9” through St John NB; and 1866 Saint John NB to Kingston NB (nice datestamps on back) with red handstamp “REGISTERED / LETTER – No.”, franked with two 5c green Queen Victoria adhesives (perf toning) tied by an oval grid. All three are very fine. Estimate $150, sold for C$1,400.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 831 Canada Collection of 38 better picture post cards, 1900s to 1930s, includes real photo cards, pre World War I military, Saskatchewan town scenes, Halloween, Chipman NB. Curran ON, baseball, hockey, and football teams, including the 1908 Hamilton Tigers football team, the 1930 Bearcats from Nova Scotia and the 1926-27 Québec Champions hockey teams. Some have minor edge faults, still overall very fine and desirable. All scanned online. Estimate $250, sold for C$675.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.