Lot 539 Canada #163, 191 1932 Incoming Eastern Arctic Patrol Cover to the Captain of the Hudson Bay Company ship SS Ungava. Letter mailed at the 5c rate from Hamilton on AUG.1.1932 to Greenland, via Denmark to meet with the ship when it stopped on a courtesy call to drop off mail to Europe. Has a purple boxed “Eastern Arctic / Mail Service. / Hudson’s Bay Co. / S.S. UNGAVA” Sept. 7, 1932 receiver on the front, which is later than all reported dates in O’Reilly’s Northwest Territories Postal Cancellations 1907-1986, which is still the authority on the area. O’Reilly only reports one bag of mail carried on the 1932 trip, so all mail from the Ungava is quite scarce. Edge wear, else fine-very fine. Estimate $150, sold for C$350.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 190 Canada #113 1916 7c Yellow Ochre Admiral, mint never hinged with bright colour and well centered, fresh and extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2020 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv.$180. Unitrade CV$240, sold for C$225.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 497 Canada #15 5c Beaver on 1862 Lady’s Mourning Cover with Socked on the Nose 4-Ring 23, mailed from Niagara C.W on AUG.20.1862 to St Thomas, by G.W.R. (WEST AUG.20) through London (AUG.21) and arrived on AUG.22. The 5c Beaver was at first cancelled by a light Sarnia broken circle, then re-enforced by a 4-ring #23 from Niagara. A very fine cover in all respects. Estimate $150, sold for C$425.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 195 Canada #117a 1922 10c Blue Admiral, Dry Printing, mint never hinged, with large and even margins, fresh and extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2021 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $180. Unitrade CV$210, sold for C$250.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 548 Québec 1843-1861 Group of Four Province of Québec Stampless Registered Covers, 1843 FL Pointe à Cavagnol LC (rare postmark) to Montréal with FREE and MONEY LETTER handstamps in red; 1843 FL Chambly LC to Montréal with PAID and MONEY LETTER handstamps in red; Windsor Mills LC to Sherbrooke with REGISTERED (small letters) and PAID 3 handstamps in red; and 1861 cover St Hyacinthe CE to Waterloo through Granby, with boxed REGISTERED and PAID 5 in black, plus enclosure. A very fine group. Estimate $150, sold for C$325.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.