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.
Lot 1293 Group of Illustrated Advertising Jubilee covers and card, with fifteen covers (incl. one card and one front), all franked with a 1c or 3c Jubilee issue, each cancelled by various Flag cancels from Montreal, Toronto or Ottawa. Includes Patriotic, and a Montreal 1897 Fair fully illustrated cover displayed on the owner’s flag cancel Exhibit first page. We also note earliest reported dates of Toronto Types 7-11, 7-12 and 7-15. A selected group, all scanned online. From the Robert Heasman Collection of Early Canadian Machine Cancellations. Estimate $1,000, sold for C$2,400.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
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.