Lot 352 Canada #C2DP 1930 5c Air Mail Die Essay in Black, mounted on thick card, with the word “POST” at right instead of “POSTAGE”. Very fine and quite rare, with pencil note on back reading “ex. John C. Cornelius”, accompanied by a 2018 Greene Foundation certificate. Estimate $3,500.
Lot 657 Canada #15, 21 1868 6c Cross Border Lady’s Cover with cents / Large Queen Mixed Franking, mailed from Peterboro (AUG.8.1868 Berri duplexes) to Oswego, New York and franked with the unusual combination of a five cent Beaver plus two ½c Large Queens, paying the proper 6c cross border rate. Slight reduction at left does not detract, with light offsets on back, still very fine and rare, with only one other similar franking known, according to the Firby census. Ex. Fred Jarrett (1960), Charles de Volpi (1965, with his light handstamp on front) and John Robertson (2004). Estimate C$3,500.