Lot 1025, Canada 1862 seventeen cent Cartier on cover from Montréal to Bourges France, sold for C$920

Lot 1025, Canada 1862 seventeen cent Cartier on cover from Montréal to Bourges France, sold for C$800Lot 1025 Canada #5 1862 17c Cartier on cover to Bourges France, mailed from Montreal on JAN.10.1862 (duplex) and addressed to Bourges, France, through London (JAN.25) entered France at Calais (JAN.25), then by train to Bourges (JAN.26 receiver). Carried by the Allan Line Norwegian. This is interestingly one of the only nine covers franked with the correct 17c rate to France, as listed in Arfken and Leggett’s Canada’s Decimal Era, 1859-1868, even though this rate was in effect from July 1, 1859 to 1870. There is a small internal tear in the centre of the front side, still a rare franking and an appealing cover. Valued at $1,000 in Firby’s The Canadian Posted Letter Guide. Estimate $500, sold for C$800.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.

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