Lot 326 Canada #F1 1885 Registered Cross Border Cover, mailed at Ottawa on SEP.16.1885 to Old Orchard, Maine, crossed-out and re-directed to Ottawa (endorsed “Ottawa / Can”) via RPO (East / SEP.26) and Buffalo (SEP.26 transit) and arrived Ottawa again on SEP.27. The cover is franked with a 2c RLS plus two 3c, a 1c and a 2c Small Queens (tied by three Ottawa Crown cancels and several REGISTERED straight lines) paying a total of 11c (5c registration plus double the 3c rate). Very fine and a scarce franking. Ex. S.J. Menich, Ex. John Hillson. Estimate $250, sold for C$625.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 935 Canada #82 1898 8c orange Queen Victoria Numeral on Cross Border Registered Cover, mailed from Toronto (DEC.22.1898) to NY and franked with a single 8c orange (very fine). Number of backstamps including Buffalo, Hoosick Falls and Toronto. A very fine cover. Unitrade CV$120, sold for C$110 plus buyer’s premium.