Lot 567, Rare and extensive collection of hand-painted First Day Covers, 1937-2001

Lot 567 Rare and Extensive Collection of Hand Painted First Day Covers, 1937 to 2001, lovingly formed over a 30 year period, this exceptional collection includes more than 460 hand painted first day covers from 42 different cachet makers, all housed in four deluxe leather albums. The talented artists that created these colourful covers are:
• A.J.PEAKE (12)
• ARTHUR WOOD (160)
• BLAKE JAMES (2)
• BERHHARD GOLDBERG (3)
• CARLL RUETH (1)
• CLIFFORDE W. WILLS (1)
• DOROTHY KNAPP (9)
• DOROTHY SHARPE (3)
• DAVID “C” CACHET (34)
• D.S.ROSE (12)
• E. W. ECKLUND (2)
• F. D. GEERLING (1)
• G. F. HOLLINGTON (2)
• GLADIS ADLER (7)
• JC TAPLEY (6)
• JOYCE GREEN (14)
• K. WOODBURY 1962 (1)
• LOU HAHN (10)
• META (2)
• M. FOX (1)
• MILFORD (6)
• N. FOX (1)
• NE NE 1955 (1)
• POLLY BERNDT’S (4)
• RALPH DYER (79)
• ROBERT BOLTON (2)
• ROBERT SALAMON (2)
• ROBERT BLACK SET 1952 (1)
• ROBERT B. PRISTAS (18)
• R S 1969 (1)
• ROBERT (BOB) BUGDEN (12)
• R. LAURIN (3)
• S. N. WINDALL (2)
• T. G. WOLSTENCROFT (45)
• T W G 1952 (1)
• WOODMAN (8)
• W. N. WRIGHT (1)
• WALTER STAURRUSZEWSKI (1)
• UNKNOWN A (2)
• UNKNOWN 1947 B (2)
• UMKNOWN 1955 C (1)
• UNKNOWN RECREATION D (1)
• MISC. A M BURNS FROM BANCROFT (11)
Many of these items were purchased at more than $1,000 each, many more for several hundred dollars each, and a good proportion of this material is rarely seen, if even offered on the market. Many of the cachet makers were written about by the owner in “First Impressions” the newsletter of the BNAPS First Day Cover Study Group, and copies of these articles accompany the related sections. A complete list is included, and all covers have been scanned on our website. A unique opportunity to acquire such an extensive collection, as we are fairly certain this occasion will not present itself again for a long time, if ever. Very fine quality throughout. Rsv. $22,000. Estimate $25,000.

Lot 351, Canada 1898 two cent Map Stamp First Day Cover, Montréal, sold for $2760

Lot 351, Canada 1898 two cent Map Stamp First Day Cover, MontréalLot 351 Canada two cent Map Stamp, December 7, 1898 First Day Cover, mailed from Montreal (Bickerdike machine at 1pm) to Montreal, received there at 10pm (Bickerdike hub on back), attempted delivery (DEC.7 carrier marking), address changed to a local post office box in purple crayon and re-despatched (for free) Notre Dame St. West L.C.D. next morning at 7am. Small corner fault bottom left, still a very fine example of this first day of use for the Map stamp in combination with a 2c drop letter rate, with very few known. Rsv. From the Robert Lunn Map Stamp Collection. Estimate C$1,000, sold for $2,400 plus buyer’s premium.