Lot 579 Canada #45a 1895 10c UPU Registered Cover to Switzerland, mailed from Yorkville (FEB.16.1895) to Lausanne, Switzerland with MAR.1 receiver on back, via Toronto and London, England. Franked with 10c rose carmine, tied by two c.d.s. cancels, paying the 5c UPU letter rate plus 5c registration fee. Scarce solo use of the 10c value, minor edge tears, very fine. Ex Daniel Cantor. Estimate $300, sold for C$575.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 588 Canada #74, 78, 86 1899 Registered Map cover to Hawaii, mailed from Montréal on MAR.16.1899 (squared circle precursor free strike on front plus two more on back) to Honolulu Hawaii, with APR.4 receiver on front through Seattle Wash (MAR.23 transit on back). The two cent stationery cover is uprated with two half cent and one three cent Numerals plus a pair of two cent Maps (all stamps have perf toning) making up the required 10c UPU registration rate. A scarce destination, very fine. Estimate $200, sold for C$475.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 92 Canada #114ii 1924 7c Pale Red Brown Admiral, Dry Printing, mint never hinged, with large margins, fresh and very fine. Accompanied by a 2020 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv. $250. Unitrade CV$300, sold for C$300.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 539 Canada #163, 191 1932 Incoming Eastern Arctic Patrol Cover to the Captain of the Hudson Bay Company ship SS Ungava. Letter mailed at the 5c rate from Hamilton on AUG.1.1932 to Greenland, via Denmark to meet with the ship when it stopped on a courtesy call to drop off mail to Europe. Has a purple boxed “Eastern Arctic / Mail Service. / Hudson’s Bay Co. / S.S. UNGAVA” Sept. 7, 1932 receiver on the front, which is later than all reported dates in O’Reilly’s Northwest Territories Postal Cancellations 1907-1986, which is still the authority on the area. O’Reilly only reports one bag of mail carried on the 1932 trip, so all mail from the Ungava is quite scarce. Edge wear, else fine-very fine. Estimate $150, sold for C$350.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 190 Canada #113 1916 7c Yellow Ochre Admiral, mint never hinged with bright colour and well centered, fresh and extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2020 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv.$180. Unitrade CV$240, sold for C$225.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.