Lot 588 Canada #74, 78, 86 1899 Registered Map cover to Hawaii, mailed from Montréal on MAR.16.1899 (squared circle precursor free strike on front plus two more on back) to Honolulu Hawaii, with APR.4 receiver on front through Seattle Wash (MAR.23 transit on back). The two cent stationery cover is uprated with two half cent and one three cent Numerals plus a pair of two cent Maps (all stamps have perf toning) making up the required 10c UPU registration rate. A scarce destination, very fine. Estimate $200, sold for C$475.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 1033 Correspondence from Hawaii to Nova Scotia, 1892-1898, with 31 covers, all mailed from Honolulu (mostly duplex cancels, some in purple) to Old Bridgeport, Nova Scotia. There is a good variety of frankings, including some Provisional Government overprints, mostly all 5c rates with a few 10c. Includes an 1893 5c stationery cover as well. These are from the “Mitchell Mining Find” and most have faults including rough openings. See scans for a small sample. Estimate $150, sold for C$3,200.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 1034 Old Time Correspondence, Mostly to or From Japan, 1880s and 1890s with over 80 postal stationery cards, mailed to Japan from a number of countries such as Canada (many), Hawaii, USA, Russia, Great Britain, Italy, Hong Kong, China, Straits Settlements, Ceylon, Egypt, France, etc. Also a few local cards from Japan or the US. Many of the cards are UPU and pay the correct rate, but many are also uprated. We note lots of postmark interest, rates, routes, etc. Most of these cards were mailed to Miss Martha Jane Cunningham, who was a missionary in Japan from 1887 on, and eventually became the first principal at a school there (includes a copy of the history of this school and a little biography on her). A lovely and colorful collection, but unfortunately all the cards have been glued onto pages in a book. Still a great opportunity to acquire such a scarce destination collection. Estimate $350, sold for C$4,800.00 plus buyer’s premium.