Lot 14 Canada #2 1852 6d Consort on Laid Paper on Folded Letter, mailed from Montreal on JUN.17.1852 to Kennedy in New York, franked with a very fine copy of the laid paper Consort, with four large and even margins, cancelled by a target cancel. There are also two red handstamps on front, being a CANADA in arc and a PAID. Vertical file fold not affecting stamp, very fine. Accompanied by a 2010 Greene Foundation certificate. Unitrade CV$2,400, sold for C$1,000 plus buyer’s premium.
Lot 514 Canada #257/262 1945 Vancouver Registered to China, War Issue Franking, mailed Vancouver BC on MAR 3.1945 (several blackout c.d.s. cancels, plus blank registration box) and addressed to China (Chungking) through Eastern route of Montreal, then Miami and West Africa (no markings for these except a MAR.6 Montreal c.d.s. on back, still endorsed via this route). Also endorsed “By C.N.A.C. from Calcutta”. Medium sized cover is franked with ten $1 Destroyers, one 50c Munitions and a 10c Parliament, all from the War issue set, paying a total of $10.60. Censor tape from DB / 196. A few opening tears at left and some light creases, still a great cover for the War issue collector, wartime postal historian, etc. Estimate C$200, sold for $350 plus buyer’s premium.