Lot 196 Canada #39a 1873 6c yellow brown Small Queen Diagonal Half Used on Cover, mailed from Wilmot N.S. on AUG.20.1873 to Bridgetown N.S. (partial receiver on back), franked with a diagonal half of an early printing (one dot state) 6c Small Queen, paying the domestic rate. The stamp is properly tied by a grid cancel. Light overall soiling, still very fine and accompanied by a 1993 Robineau (Paris, France) certificate. From the John Hillson Collections, and illustrated in H&N, page 169. Unitrade CV $5,000.
Lot 342 Nova Scotia #5a 6d dark green Imperforate Bisect on 1860 cover mailed Wilmot NS (FEB.4.1860 dispatch on back) to Bridgetown (light receiver), franked with a bisected 6d (well tied by an oval grid), paying the 3d domestic rate. Missing backflap, still very fine and rare. Accompanied by a 1963 Philatelic Foundation (New York) certificate. Unitrade CV$7,000.
Lot 924 Canada #67, 68, 70 1898 Registered QV Leaf Cover to Barbados, franked with fresh copies of 1c, 2c purple (pair) and 5c, all tied by Berlin Ont c.d.s. and addressed to Bridgetown Barbados. Back has a number of cancels, including Berlin, Toronto, NY oval registration, and Barbados receiver. There is a vertical crease resulting in a tear (on back only) and opening tears (on back only) still a striking cover with very fine appearance. Estimate C$300.