Lot 548 Québec 1843-1861 Group of Four Province of Québec Stampless Registered Covers, 1843 FL Pointe à Cavagnol LC (rare postmark) to Montréal with FREE and MONEY LETTER handstamps in red; 1843 FL Chambly LC to Montréal with PAID and MONEY LETTER handstamps in red; Windsor Mills LC to Sherbrooke with REGISTERED (small letters) and PAID 3 handstamps in red; and 1861 cover St Hyacinthe CE to Waterloo through Granby, with boxed REGISTERED and PAID 5 in black, plus enclosure. A very fine group. Estimate $150, sold for C$325.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 495 Canada #14 1865 Printed Circular Mailed at the 5c Letter Rate, a printed folded circular (no handwriting inside, but containing two pages of printed matter) mailed from Montréal on OCT.27.1865 to Repentigny, franked with a strip of five of the 1c rose Queen Victoria, paying the 5c letter rate. Very fine and interesting. Estimate $150, sold for C$375.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
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.