Lot 61 Canada #30c 1868 15c Deep Violet Large Queen on Thick Paper, used with AUG.17.1880 (year slug inverted) c.d.s. from Québec city. A fresh and sound stamp with deep colour and fine centered. A difficult stamp to find not only sound (these usually have thins due to the nature of the paper) but also fully dated. Unitrade $1,000 sold for C$950.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 717 Extensive Montréal Postal History Collection of 104 Covers and Cards, 1805 to Mid-1970s, including twenty-four stampless covers. Better items include 1805 straightline, Montréal Steamboat, changeling, ideal strike of octagonal NOT CALLED FOR, nice group of flags including ‘Straight Jack’ and Diamond Jubilee (x2), FREE and OHMS, Tombstone, a number of registered covers, scarce Montreal “Q” broken circle, a number of DLO covers, very scarce ‘Lamoureux’ experimental machine cancel (Type 3), a number of items to or from the USA and foreign countries, etc. A very nice and varied group of Montreal postal history items. Owner’s estimated retail value (individual prices paid) of $3,870. Estimate $600, sold for C$1,250.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 830 Collection of 64 Different Missions of the North Picture Postcards, all unused and depicting life scenes of the Inuit people in the Canadian north. Note igloos, women with their children, hunting scenes, canoeing, wildlife scenes, dog sleds, etc. These were prepared by the Oblate Missionary Fathers in Paris during their time up north, probably in the 1920s. Each card is sleeved and has a small pencil $25 price on back. All are very fine, with only a few having small faults. A very nice collection. Estimate $250, sold for C$850.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 769 Group of 28 World War I Military Letters, all but one with their covers, note mail from a chaplain, France, Belgium, Canadians in U.K. camps and military hospitals, attractive YMCA letterhead and others, one written on tree bark. A great lot for the enthusiast, overall fine or better. Est $ 200, sold for C$625.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 676 Collection of Lunenburg County Postal History, written-up and displayed alphabetically on pages in a thick binder. There is a total of 156 covers and cards, mainly from the Edward and Admiral era, and we note covers including some with corner cards, picture postcards, a few registered, and a large number of small town postmarks, many of which have closed post offices today. Overall fine to very fine, we have scanned a few of the pages online. Estimate $300, sold for C$625.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.