Lot 802, Canada 1897 letter from Sir Sandford Fleming to Henry Morgan, sold for C$1,265

Lot 802, first page of letter from Sir Sandford Fleming to Henry Morgan, sold for C$1,265Lot 802, contents of letter from Sir Sandford Fleming to Henry Morgan, sold for C$1,265Lot 802 Letter from Sir Sandford Fleming to Henry Morgan, in a small cover, franked with a pair of 1c Small Queens tied by Ottawa flag machine cancel dated MAR.27.1897. The letter, which is on Winterholme / Ottawa stationery and signed by Fleming, pertains to the 24 hour system, the Canadian Pacific and Intercolonial Railways. Fleming accompanied his letter by another (cannot ascertain signature on this one – see scan), which is also included. A very fine and interesting lot. Sir Sandford Fleming, a Scottish Canadian engineer promoted worldwide standard time zones and designed the first Province of Canada postage stamp, among many other accomplishments. Sold for C$1,100.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 802, Cover containing 1897 letter from Sir Sandford Fleming to Henry Morgan, sold for C$1,265

Lot 912, Canada 1867 cover from Thomas D’Arcy McGee, sold for $1035

Lot 912, Canada 1867 cover from Thomas D'Arcy McGee, sold for $1035Lot 912 Canada 1867 cover mailed by Thomas D’Arcy McGee, being a cover with House of Commons Canada large crown shield handstamp in red, next to a red serifed and italic FREE inside two horizontal lines. The cover is datestamped Ottawa C.W NOV.18.1867 and endorsed at bottom left “TDMcGee” in black pen, addressed to Henry Morgan. Small opening tear on back, still a lovely example of Thomas D’Arcy McGee’s signature. Accompanied by a long Ottawa newspaper article (from 2017) describing his life and then assassination in 1868. Estimate $150, sold for C$900 plus buyer’s premium.

Lot 512, Canada 1891 three cent Small Queen letter Belleville to Ottawa, sold for $184

Lot 512, Canada 1891 letter Belleville to Ottawa, sold for $184Lot 512 Canada #41 1891 Letter re Fourth Duke of Richmond’s death in Canada in 1819. Sent to Henry Morgan in Ottawa. Includes an 1891 letter from London with particulars of death sent by his grandson the Sixth Duke. Also a letter to Morgan in a three cent Small Queen envelope from Belleville. Estimate $100, sold for C$160 plus buyer’s premium.

Letter composed December 1891

Note written January 1891