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.
Lot 60 Canada #15 1859 5c vermilion Beaver, a used block of four with Berri duplex cancels from Peterboro dated SEP.2.1864. Accompanied by a 2018 Greene Foundation certificate explaining that the stamps are from plate positions 14-15 / 24-25, and that there is a “trace of a re-entry on position 15 under lower right S, trace of re-entry in frameline on position 24 under lower left corner.” A fine and scarce block. Rsv. sold for C$425 plus buyer’s premium.