Lot 99 Canada #36c 1885 2c Small Queen Bisect on Cover, mailed from Halifax (duplex dated NOV.30.1885) and addressed locally, franked with a 2c stamp bisected in half vertically (and properly tied) to pay the 1c drop letter rate, contrary to regulations. Tiny opening tears at top and partially slit open at sides, still a very fine example of this scarce usage. From the John Hillson Collections, illustrated on page 55 of The Small Queens of Canada (Revised Second Edition) by John Hillson as well as in H&N, page 57. Very similar to another cover mailed two days earlier in Halifax illustrated in Canada’s Small Queen Era 1870-1897 by George B. Arfken. Unitrade CV$3,000.