Lot 1105 Montréal D.L.O. Postmarks Collection, well mounted and described on album / exhibit pages (with Plain Catalogue #s) with a total of 80 covers or cards covering the period 1903-1950s (a few later). We note many Oval types used in different colors (including a scarce 1920 BRANCH DEAD LETTER OFFICE G. #MON2b-b7a); some RETURNED FOR WAR TAX Postcards; some unusual association of types; Ambulance covers; various DLO c.d.s., auxiliary markings, etc. A fabulous collection and viewing is strongly recommended to better appreciate the quality and interest of this collection. A few faults but overall both strikes and covers are in fine condition. From the Brian Plain Collection. Estimate $800, sold for C$2,100.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 1 1849 Folded Letter franked with 5c Red Brown Franklin Imperforate, mailed Montréal on DEC.14.1849 to Kennedy in New York. Since Canada had not yet printed its own stamps, it was permitted to frank this folded letter with an 1847 5c Franklin imperforate in Montréal, which is tied by a red “10” in circle. There is also a “4½” manuscript rate to pay for the Canadian portion of its voyage. Upon arrival in New York, the clerk crossed-out the “PAID” and penned-in “Due 5.” Long detailed letter inside, with two vertical file folds (one through stamp). A very fine example of this scarce usage, ex. Dale-Lichtenstein, Craveri and Daniel Cantor (2011), and now the Outaouais Collection. Illustrated in Boggs The Postage Stamps and Postal History of Canada on page 73. A great item to start any serious Canada collection. Estimate $3,000, sold for $3,400 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 5 Canada #2 6d Slate Violet Consort Imperforate on Laid Paper on Folded Cover, mailed Montréal on OCT.16.1851 to Philadelphia. This folded cover (no letter inside) is franked with a very fine and fresh, four margin 6d Consort on laid paper, cancelled with a light target cancel. There are a “CANADA” in arc, a “10” in circle and a “PAID” markings, all in red on front, alongside the red despatch datestamp. A very fine and appealing cross-border cover, with “Juliard” owner’s handstamp on back, also ex. “Carrington” (2002) and Daniel Cantor (2011) collections, and accompanied by a 2011 Greene Foundation certificate. From the Outaouais Collection. Unitrade CV$3,000.
Lot 1283 Montreal (1902 Experimental Machine), with 15 items, including X2a; X1 (x4); X4 (x3); X5 or similar (x4); and 2 “Mystery Machines” (see scan). We note a 5c Numeral cover to Austria, illustrated advertising covers and cards, a 5c Leaf UPU card to France, etc. A rare occasion to acquire such a large lot of these fascinating and elusive postmarks. From the Robert Heasman Collection of Early Canadian Machine Cancellations. Estimate $500, sold for C$1,050.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 1206 Montreal (Type M-1 Straight Line) dated MAR 10 (19-0) 1896 tying 2c Small Queen on local cover to Hochelaga (adjacent P.O. rate). First day of use, and the only reported example on cover. Cover reduced at left. Ex. David Sessions (1999). From the Robert Heasman Collection of Early Canadian Machine Cancellations. Estimate $1,000, sold for C$1,350.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.