Lot 336 Canada #135 1917 3c brown Fathers of Confederation, mint never hinged, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2016 Philatelic Foundation certificate grading it as “XF 90”. Unitrade CV$210, sold for C$300.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 1418 Collection of Early Great Britain Postal History, 1783 to 1879, a lovely and rarely offered collection, the first part being mounted on quadrille pages from 1810 to 1879, starting with Two Penny Post, then Penny Post, with many different postmarks, rates towns and routes, there are sections on England and Wales, Ireland and Scotland. This part (on pages) includes 38 covers or folded letters, 11 of which are stampless, plus another 131 stamps or pieces selected for quality strikes. The second part contains unresearched loose material from 1783 (three folded letters) to the 1840s, with about 40 covers or folded letters (incl a few fronts), most before 1820. Lastly, there are some pages of postmarks (mostly numerals) on about 180 stamps from the 1870s to 1890s. Many covers and folded letters have their contents. Way too many better items or postmarks here to list, but we have scanned about a dozen, and viewing is highly recommended. (Page 1) (Page 2) (Page 3) (Page 4) (Page 5) (Page 6) (Page 7) (Page 8) (Page 9) (Page 10) (Page 11) (Page 12). Estimate $500, sold for C$850.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 1057 Lovely Grey County Postal History Exhibit, put together long ago by the late Jim Kraemer, and always left intact since then. This exhibit has 96 pages (6 frames) and is on good quality A4 paper. The towns are presented alphabetically from Allan Park to Yeoville, followed by railway post offices of the area. We counted 105 covers or cards, mostly dating from early stampless to the Victorian era, with a few up to QEII. The collector visibly sought only the best quality strikes and items for each town, and has written each page up with opening and closing dates of the post office, a photocopy of the back (or front) as well as good reproductions of the postmarks. There are too many rare items to list here, but we have chosen a small selection of scans to give the general flavour. Additionally, all pages have been scanned and can be seen on our website here. Some items of note are manuscript (pre-postmarking instrument) markings, Large Queen covers (including two addressed to Sir Sanford Fleming), fancy cancels, many early and late dates (several not reported until now), illustrated advertizing covers (some in full colour), a 6c Small Queen bisect (properly tied, to UK) and much more. Viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the exceptional quality of this collection / exhibit. Also included is a group of 108 covers and cards which have not been mounted yet (some faults on a few of these). Estimate C$2,000, sold for C$3,600.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.