Lot 1466 Lovely Old Time British Commonwealth Collection in Two Volume New Imperial Albums, with a mix of mint and used from early classics to about 1936. Most of the countries appear to be present, except for missing Canada and GB. An above average collection with too many better items to list, but we note Antigua to the 3sh (mint), Australia #11 (used), Burma #O14 (used, $240), Cape of Good Hope with 9 triangles plus two fakes, good early Ceylon, Gibraltar #74 (mint $110), useful Hong Kong with 90 stamps, Mauritius #17 (used), lots of India and States, Australia and States including a New South Wales #B1 (used), South Australia #53e (mint, $190) and much more. Many stamps or sets cataloguing up to $100, and many more up to $50, we noted a good quantity of better postmarks throughout. The quality is average to better than usual, and we invite you to view our many representative scans online, or better yet view it in person to better appreciate the value. Estimate $1,500, sold for C$4,800.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 467 Canada #F2c 1876 5c green Registration Stamp Imperforate, a mint upper left corner block of four, top stamps hinged, bottom pair hinged, showing full “FIVE” shaded counter plus part of the printer’s imprint at right, quite fresh and extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2018 Greene Foundation certificate. Catalogue value is for two pairs only. From the Azilda Collection. Unitrade CV$4,500, sold for C$2,700.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 109 O Canada #33 1868 3c red Large Queen on Laid Paper, used with grid cancel, with very clear laid lines and showing a verge line, fine-very fine. Accompanied by a 2018 Greene Foundation certificate. Unitrade $1,750, sold for C$1,050.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 805 Canada Correspondence Pertaining to the Surveying of the CPR Route North of Lake Superior, 1872 to 1876, being the material originally used by George MacManus to write a two-part article in the PHSC Journal (included in lot). Contains a total of 22 letters (most with their covers) mailed by William E. Morgan (member of the Fleming survey team) to his better known brother Henry J. Morgan in Ottawa. These detailed letters show the trials and tribulations associated with such a trip in Northern Ontario in those days. There are way too many interesting quotes we could make here but recommend viewing the lot in person to better appreciate. There are many references to places he went through (and wrote from) such as “Pie Post Camp“, “Camp 8”, “The Pie”, “Prince Ruperts Land“, “Camp 35”, “Red Rock“, “Lac des Milles Lacs“, “Camp 76”, “Fort Francis” and many more. From the point of postal history, this is also an interesting lot, for the scarce early (for this area) broken circles it contains, mostly on 3c Small Queen covers, but also some free-franked, with rate handstamps. Noted Fort William, Red Rock, Thunder Bay, one cover mailed “via Duluth” in 1874, Michipocoten River CW, etc. Faults, still a fascinating read and historically important. Estimate $1,500, sold for C$4,000.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.