Lot 382 Canada #PWF3 1943 Prisoner of War Label, Imperforate, affixed to a folded 8½” x 11″ brown envelope with “International Red Cross Committee Geneva” (in Montreal) label addressed (but likely not mailed to) “International Committee of the Red Cross” (in London England). Very fine and attractive, catalogue value is for an unused stamp only. Ex. John Hillson. Unitrade CV$500, sold for C$350.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 16 Canada #26 1875 5c olive green Large Queen, used with broken circle datestamp dated OCT.2.1875, very fine. A very early use, as the earliest recorded date for this stamp is SEP.28.1875 on a cover from Montreal to England, via New York. Accompanied by a 4x blow up colour scan of the stamp. Estimate $250, sold for C$625.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 652 Canada #76, 79 1899 12c “AR” Registered Cover to New Orleans, mailed Montreal (squared circle precursor AUG.9.1899) to New Orleans Louisiana (AUG.13 receiver on front), franked with two 5c plus a 2c purple Numerals (paying 2c postage, 5c registration and 5c “avis de réception” or acknowledgement of receipt), stamps are tied by oval Rs and there is a rare free strike of an “AR” in circle. Stamps have faults and cover with small tears and light stains, still a rare and early AR cover. Ex. Liptak collection. Estimate C$300.
Lot 637 Canada #35 1892 Small Queen Illustrated Advertising Cover, a yellow cover mailed DEC.14.1892 from the Merchant’s Protective Collecting Association in Hamilton to Montreal, handstamped “NOT FOUND / RETURN / TO / WRITER” and returned to Hamilton on JAN.5.1893. The cover depicts a large eye. Open on two sides and ex. Ron Brigham (with his red handstamp on back), very fine, with great eye appeal. Estimate C$150.