Lot 1102 1817 Stampless Folded Letter Niagara to Gananaqui River, mailed by James Brackenridge from Niagara U. Canada (belt buckle type of datestamp JULY 28 1817) to Joel Stone at Gananaqui River. Stone is the recognized founder of the town of Gananoque. The letter describes the purchase of some land in Burford and is rated “1N3½” corrected to “1N2” and is endorsed by Stone as being “The Attorney’s Arrogant Answer to my Letter to him…”. Very fine and an interesting precursor letter mailed just before there was a post office in Gananoque. From the John Nalon Gananoque Collection. Estimate C$500.
Lot 822 Australia #15 1913 £2 deep rose and black Kangaroo, Watermark Wide Crown Wide A, mint and lightly hinged, this is a fresh and attractive stamp with great colour and centered to bottom, fine-very fine. Scott CV U$8,500. [See also lots 817-838.]
Lot 178 Canada #43 1890s 6c red brown Small Queen, mint with full original gum, never hinged and fresh. Very fine. Unitrade CV C$1,200. [See also lots 175 through 177.]