Lot 472, Canada 1876 eight cent blue Registered, London c.d.s. receiver, earliest known use, sold for C$6,900

Lot 472, Canada 1876 eight cent blue Registered, London c.d.s. receiver, earliest known use, sold for C$6,900Lot 472 Canada #F3 1876 8c blue Registration Stamp, a used single with two strikes of a LONDON / PAID c.d.s. receiver in red dated DEC.10.1875, fine. Harrison states on page 293 that the 8c RLS stamps were available by October 1875, but that none are known used before March 2, 1876, so this is a major discovery. To put it in perspective, the earliest recorded 2c RLS is dated DEC.13.1875. A rare and desirable stamp which also happens to show part of the counter “8” at top. From the Azilda Collection. Estimate $500, sold for C$6,000.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium. (See more in the January 30th issue of Canadian Stamp News.)

Lot 1307 — Canada registered cover to New Zealand, ex-Horace Harrison, sold for $1553

Lot 1307Lot 1307 Canada #30, F1, F2, F3 1880 15c Registered Cover to New Zealand, franked with a 15c Large Queen plus a 2c, 5c and 8c Registration stamps. Mailed Bradford Ont. JUN.26.1880 to New Zealand, via Toronto, Windsor and San Francisco (where it was delayed for 28 days). Received at Nelson, New Zealand on AUG.28.1880. Cover is open on three sides, Ex Horrace Harrison, fabricated by him, illustrated on p. 337 of his book and still on one of his exhibit pages. Estimate $150, realized $1350 plus premium.