Lot 865 Great Britain 1 1840 1d black Queen Victoria Imperforate on Folded Letter, a four margin stamp identified by owner as plate 6 MI, tied by red Maltese Cross plus a black “Charing Cross” straightline cancel to a lovely folded letter to the Earl of Stair (with interesting contents) to Oxenfoord Castle, Scotland. Back shows despatch and receiving cancels OCT.28.1840. Very fine and scarce. Scott CV U$640, sold for C$900 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 21 Canada #7 1855 10d blue Cartier on Folded Letter, mailed Quebec City on JUL.11.1859 (just into Cents era) and addressed to London, England (red AUG.1.1859 receiver on front) and carried there on the Cunard Asia. Stamp, which has two large and two close margins, is tied by a 4-ring #37 numeral. File folds as usual, else fine. Ex. Cantor and accompanied by a 2011 Greene Foundation certificate. Unitrade CV$3,000, sold for $2,400 plus buyer’s premium.