Lot 1030, Canada 1873 pre-UPU advertising cover from Montreal to Nantes France

Lot 1030, Canada 1873 pre-UPU advertising cover from Montreal to Nantes FranceLot 1030 Canada #10 1873 pre-UPU Double Weight Cover to Nantes France, mailed Montreal on NOV.7.1873, through London (NOV.19), has a “Paris à Bordeaux” datestamp (NOV.20) and then a Nantes receiver (NOV.20). There is a manuscript “6” for the British transit claim. The cover is franked with a pair of 2c and two 6c Small Queens (all perforated 11½ x 12) paying the proper rate for letters over ¼oz and under ½oz. The backflap has a blue oval advertizing for “A. Lechevallier / Naturaliste / Montreal, P.Q.” Carried by the Allan Line Samarian from Québec City to Liverpool. Small tears at right do not detract from this lovely and very fine cover. Provenance: Simpson (1996), Menich (2000). Estimate C$1,250.

Lot 31, Canada 1855 3d scarlet vermilion Beaver combination cover to England, sold for $4140

Lot 31, Canada 1855 3d scarlet vermilion Beaver combination cover to England, sold for $4140Lot 31 Canada #4xi 1855 3d scarlet vermilion Beaver Combination Rate Cover to England, mailed from Hamilton UC on OCT.22.1855 (free strike of a double broken circle) and addressed to Patrington, England, carried on the Cunard Line Packet Canada and arrived Liverpool on NOV.4.1855 (tombstone receiver in red). The cover is franked with a pair plus a single 3d scarlet vermilion imperforate Beavers on thin, wove paper. The extra 1d required was paid in cash, as evidenced by the “PAID 1D.” handstamp in red (the only known example of this handstamp). This is the only known cover having been paid in this manner, and it is believed the Hamilton Post Office ran out of 10d Cartier stamps (issued in DEC 1854), and the only other denomination possible to use would have been the ½d, but it was not issued until later in AUG.1857, so this was the only option. The 10d rate was in effect from March 23, 1854 to June 30, 1859. Small tears at top do not detract, very fine and rare. Ex. Lubke, Nickle, Wilkinson and Cloutier. Est $750, sold for C$3,600 plus buyer’s premium.

Lot 702, two 1871 Newfoundland twelve cent pale red brown Victoria covers to Poole England, sold for $489

Lot 702 cover 1—1871 Newfoundland twelve cent pale red brown Victoria cover Fogo to Twillingate to Poole EnglandLot 702 cover 2—1871 Newfoundland twelve cent pale red brown Victoria cover Fogo to Twillingate to St. John's to Halifax to Queenstown to Liverpool to Poole England
Lot 702 Newfoundland #28 12c pale red brown Queen Victoria on two 1871 Covers, and both addressed to the same person in Poole, England. One went Fogo to Twillingate to Poole and the other went Fogo to Twillingate to St. John’s to Halifax to Queenstown to Liverpool to Poole. Both covers have a London c.d.s. of July 1st 1871 on back. Both covers are presented on a written-up page and are accompanied by 2002 APS certificates. Minor faults, still very fine and interesting. Unitrade CV$400, sold for C$425 plus buyer’s premium.
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