Lot 1206, Montreal 1896 machine cancel, Type M-1 straight line, sold for C$1,579

Lot 1206, Montreal 1896 machine cancel, Type M-1 straight line, sold for C$1,579Lot 1206 Montreal (Type M-1 Straight Line) dated MAR 10 (19-0) 1896 tying 2c Small Queen on local cover to Hochelaga (adjacent P.O. rate). First day of use, and the only reported example on cover. Cover reduced at left. Ex. David Sessions (1999). From the Robert Heasman Collection of Early Canadian Machine Cancellations. Estimate $1,000, sold for C$1,350.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.