Lot 1 1849 Folded Letter franked with 5c Red Brown Franklin Imperforate, mailed Montréal on DEC.14.1849 to Kennedy in New York. Since Canada had not yet printed its own stamps, it was permitted to frank this folded letter with an 1847 5c Franklin imperforate in Montréal, which is tied by a red “10” in circle. There is also a “4½” manuscript rate to pay for the Canadian portion of its voyage. Upon arrival in New York, the clerk crossed-out the “PAID” and penned-in “Due 5.” Long detailed letter inside, with two vertical file folds (one through stamp). A very fine example of this scarce usage, ex. Dale-Lichtenstein, Craveri and Daniel Cantor (2011), and now the Outaouais Collection. Illustrated in Boggs The Postage Stamps and Postal History of Canada on page 73. A great item to start any serious Canada collection. Estimate $3,000, sold for $3,400 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 5 Canada #2 6d Slate Violet Consort Imperforate on Laid Paper on Folded Cover, mailed Montréal on OCT.16.1851 to Philadelphia. This folded cover (no letter inside) is franked with a very fine and fresh, four margin 6d Consort on laid paper, cancelled with a light target cancel. There are a “CANADA” in arc, a “10” in circle and a “PAID” markings, all in red on front, alongside the red despatch datestamp. A very fine and appealing cross-border cover, with “Juliard” owner’s handstamp on back, also ex. “Carrington” (2002) and Daniel Cantor (2011) collections, and accompanied by a 2011 Greene Foundation certificate. From the Outaouais Collection. Unitrade CV$3,000.
Lot 150 Canada #44 1893 8c violet black Small Queen, mint with full original lightly hinged gum. An outstanding stamp, with four large and even margins, quite fresh and extremely fine. An exceptional stamp, worthy of the finest collections, which sold for over $1,200 when last offered by our firm in 2015. Ex. Daniel Cantor collection and accompanied by a 2014 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. Estimate $1,000.
Lot 39 Canada #10 1857 6d reddish purple Consort Imperforate on Very Thick Fibrous Soft Paper, used with 4-ring #19 (London) cancel. Three large margins, clear at top and showing a few letters of the printer’s imprint at bottom right, very fine. Accompanied by a 1959 B.P. A. and a 2011 Greene Foundation certificate. A lovely stamp with rich colour and crisp impression. Ex. Cantor collection. Unitrade CV $9,000.
Lot 7 Canada #2 1851 6d slate violet Consort Imperforate, on Laid Paper, used with light target cancel and possessing four full to huge margins. A fresh stamp, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2011 Greene Foundation certificate. Ex. Cantor collection. Unitrade CV$2,000, sold for C$1,700 plus buyer’s premium.