Lots 73 & 74, Canada 1896-70 Louis Riel Essays

Lot 73 Canada Ca. 1869-70 Louis Riel Essay in RedLot 73 Canada Ca. 1869-70 Louis Riel Essay in Red, imperforate with margin just cut into at top, on vertically wove paper, reading “Republique Canadienne / Canadian Republic”, with no denomination. Much has been written about this essay, including that it might have been produced by Henry Robinson, of the New Nation newspaper for the Provisional Government PM, A. Bannatyne, or even printed by the foreman of the “Norwester”, a newspaper in Fort Garry. A rare early Canadian essay, with only 8 to 10 copies known in this colour, small black spot on front, still fine. Accompanied by a 1997 Saskatoon Stamp Centre Guarantee of Authenticity. Estimate C$1,000.

Lot 74 Canada Ca. 1869-70 Louis Riel Essay in GreenLot 74 Canada Ca. 1869-70 Louis Riel Essay in Green, imperforate with four margins and part of original gum remaining, on vertically wove paper, reading “Republique Canadienne / Canadian Republic”, with no denomination. Much has been written about this essay, including that it might have been produced by Henry Robinson, of the New Nation newspaper for the Provisional Government PM, A. Bannatyne, or even printed by the foreman of the “Norwester”, a newspaper in Fort Garry. A rare and possibly unique early Canadian essay in this colour, small black spot on front, still very fine. Accompanied by articles published on the subject, as well as very interesting personal correspondence with the owner about the existing copies of these essays and their possible provenance, etc. Estimate C$1,500.