Lot 717 Extensive Montréal Postal History Collection of 104 Covers and Cards, 1805 to Mid-1970s, including twenty-four stampless covers. Better items include 1805 straightline, Montréal Steamboat, changeling, ideal strike of octagonal NOT CALLED FOR, nice group of flags including ‘Straight Jack’ and Diamond Jubilee (x2), FREE and OHMS, Tombstone, a number of registered covers, scarce Montreal “Q” broken circle, a number of DLO covers, very scarce ‘Lamoureux’ experimental machine cancel (Type 3), a number of items to or from the USA and foreign countries, etc. A very nice and varied group of Montreal postal history items. Owner’s estimated retail value (individual prices paid) of $3,870. Estimate $600, sold for C$1,250.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 492 Canada #7 10c Blue Cartier Imperforate on Cover to England, mailed Montreal on JAN.12.1857 to London England with red PAID receiver dated JAN.26. The folded letter (missing part of letter) is franked with a 10d blue Cartier imperforate on thin crisp paper, with large to huge margins, very fine. Ex Dale-Lichtenstein collection and purchased by the current owner in the Eaton & Sons “Rarity Auction” (ex K. Bileski Pence collection) in June 1995. Accompanied by a 1978 British Philatelic Association certificate. Unitrade CV$3,000.
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.