Lot 1272, Canada 1898 three cent Leaf cover with Toronto Type 8-23 Barred Involute Flag cancel, sold for C$3,042

Lot 1272, Canada 1898 three cent Leaf cover with Toronto Type 8-23 Barred Involute Flag cancel, sold for C$3,042Lot 1272 Toronto (Type 8-23 Barred Involute Flag) Die Letter G, FEB 23 (17-0) 1898 complete and clear strike tying a 3c Leaf on a corner card cover (with letterhead enclosure). Very elusive machine postmark reported used during only three hours on this day. From the Robert Heasman Collection of Early Canadian Machine Cancellations. Estimate C$2,000, sold for $2600 plus 17% buyer’s premium.