Lot 25 Canada #5b 1855 6d greenish grey Consort Imperforate, used with light cancel and four large to enormous margins, showing adjoining stamps at left and bottom, quite fresh and extremely fine. A lovely stamp. Accompanied by a 2018 Greene Foundation certificate. Unitrade CV$1,600.
Lot 1436 Java Two Folded Letters Mailed from The British Post Office in Java, 1813 and 1815, the first was mailed in 1813 (datelined inside) from Batavia to Indromajoe, with intaglio receiver on front as well as boxed POST-PAID. The second was mailed in 1815 (datelined inside) from Sourabaya to Grisse with intaglio receiver on front (including letters EEIC standing for English East India Company) plus boxed POST-PAID. These letters are in pristine condition for their age, and all of the postmarks (in red) are also very fine and clean. A very rare duo, dated in the short period of British Occupation (1811-1816). Also includes a lovely red wax seal, apparently from 1792, depicting a very fancy sailing ship being the seal of the Dutch East Indies Company. Estimate C$1,000.
1900 Boer War Cover, mailed from Thaba Nchu (O.V.S.) on SEP.7.1900 and franked with a 2½d stamp, then received a purple Canadian Contingent / South Africa datestamp on SEP.17.1900, then presumably went through GB before it arrived at its destination of Barrie, Ontario on OCT.15 (receiver on back). The next day it was forwarded to Toronto where it was received (on back) on OCT.16. A lovely Second Canadian Contingent cover, which are not commonly seen franked as such, very fine. Estimate C$500.