Lot 1030, Canada 1873 pre-UPU advertising cover from Montreal to Nantes France

Lot 1030, Canada 1873 pre-UPU advertising cover from Montreal to Nantes FranceLot 1030 Canada #10 1873 pre-UPU Double Weight Cover to Nantes France, mailed Montreal on NOV.7.1873, through London (NOV.19), has a “Paris à Bordeaux” datestamp (NOV.20) and then a Nantes receiver (NOV.20). There is a manuscript “6” for the British transit claim. The cover is franked with a pair of 2c and two 6c Small Queens (all perforated 11½ x 12) paying the proper rate for letters over ¼oz and under ½oz. The backflap has a blue oval advertizing for “A. Lechevallier / Naturaliste / Montreal, P.Q.” Carried by the Allan Line Samarian from Québec City to Liverpool. Small tears at right do not detract from this lovely and very fine cover. Provenance: Simpson (1996), Menich (2000). Estimate C$1,250.

Lot 619, British Columbia 1869 one dollar on three pence green Queen Victoria, VF used with grid cancel

Lot 619, British Columbia 1869 one dollar on three pence green Queen Victoria, VF used with grid cancelLot 619 British Columbia #18 1869 $1 on 3d green Queen Victoria, Perforated 12½, used with neat #35 (Victoria) in grid cancel, with fresh colour and quite well centered for this difficult issue, Dienna expert signature on reverse, very fine. Unitrade CV$1,800.

Lot 1139, Coleman Ontario squared circles on three cent Small Queen, and on covers

Lot 1139, Coleman Ontario squared circles on three cent Small Queen, and on coversLot 1139 COLEMAN ONT. squared circle, a partial but strong strike on a 3c Small Queen stamp. RF 220 with 3 strikes on stamp and 2 strikes on cover recorded by Kerzner. Accompanied by interesting provenance ephemera, including a 1986 receipt from F.E. Eaton & Sons to Jim Hennok for $4,000, plus four letters (1959 to 1964) between Dr. Whitehead and Major Carstairs discussing this stamp as well as other squared circles (all scanned online). A most desirable and fascinating lot. Estimate $1,000.