Lot 1030, Canada 1873 pre-UPU advertising cover from Montreal to Nantes France

Lot 1030, Canada 1873 pre-UPU advertising cover from Montreal to Nantes FranceLot 1030 Canada #10 1873 pre-UPU Double Weight Cover to Nantes France, mailed Montreal on NOV.7.1873, through London (NOV.19), has a “Paris à Bordeaux” datestamp (NOV.20) and then a Nantes receiver (NOV.20). There is a manuscript “6” for the British transit claim. The cover is franked with a pair of 2c and two 6c Small Queens (all perforated 11½ x 12) paying the proper rate for letters over ¼oz and under ½oz. The backflap has a blue oval advertizing for “A. Lechevallier / Naturaliste / Montreal, P.Q.” Carried by the Allan Line Samarian from Québec City to Liverpool. Small tears at right do not detract from this lovely and very fine cover. Provenance: Simpson (1996), Menich (2000). Estimate C$1,250.

Lot 14, Canada 1852 six pence Consort on folded letter Montreal to New York, sold for $1150

Lot 14, Canada 1852 six pence Consort on folded letter Montreal to New York, sold for $1150Lot 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 12, Canada 1852 three penny beaver, brown red, VF used with Montréal cancel, sold for $218

Lot 12, Canada 1852 three penny beaver, brown red, VF used with Montréal cancel, sold for $218Lot 12 Canada #4 1852 3d brown red Beaver Imperforate, used with large part Montréal L.C. cancel dated OC 13, 1853. Four large to clear margins and fresh, with a small corner crease at top left, still very fine. Unitrade CV$350, sold for C$190 plus buyer’s premium.