Lot 28 Canada #24, etc. Collection of thirty-two fully dated 2c Large Queens, all dated between May 1868 and December 1871, from a variety of different towns. A great lot for the serious student of the Large Queen issue, as dated copies help to identify shade and paper usage and issuance. Owner has identified some of the papers by Duckworth numbers, with numbers 3 and 10 noted. Overall fine to very fine, with possible small faults. Estimate $250, sold for C$500.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 530 Canada #97 July 16, 1908 One cent Québec Tercentenary First Day of Issue Picture Postcard, mailed from Ottawa on the first day of issue, franked with a very fine 1c Québec Tercentenary. The picture side depicts a nice view of the old Parliament Buildings before the 1916 fire. Very fine and desirable first day card. Estimate $200, sold for C$550.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 191 Canada #114 1924 7c Red Brown Admiral, Dry Printing, mint never hinged, remarkably fresh and well centered among four large margins, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2020 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv. $150. Unitrade CV$105, sold for C$150.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
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.