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.
Lot 3228 NOTRE DAME ST. WEST MONTREAL squared circle, a very fine strike 18/JY 5/95 on a 1c post card to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A few minor stains, still very fine. RF 60 From The Ted Kerzner Squared Circle Cancellations of Canada. Estimate $150, sold for C$375 plus buyer’s premium.
Lot 936 Canada #85, E1 1899 Special Delivery Map Cover, mailed Brantford Ont on FEB.15.1899 to Montreal, franked with two 2c Maps plus a 10c green Special Delivery stamp. Next day receiver on back. A large cover, with a tear at left and a vertical crease, still a scarce rate and stamp combination. Estimate $75, sold for C$170 plus buyer’s premium.
Lot 604 Canada #4 1858 3d Beaver Pair on Cover to USA, mailed from the “Russell’s Hotel” in Québec city on JUL.10.1858 (double broken circle tying stamps) and franked with a horizontal pair of imperforate 3d Beavers (faults) and addressed to Cincinnati, Ohio, with clear Montreal JUL.10 transit on back. Small edge faults caused by oversize contents, still attractive and fine. Estimate C$200.
Lot 17 Canada #5 1855 6d slate grey Consort on Folded Letter, mailed Montreal on JUL.1.1857 and addressed to Belleville (receiver on back). The stamp has two margins, a filing crease and is tied by a 4-ring #21 cancel. Very fine and accompanied by a 2011 Richard Gratton certificate. Unitrade CV$2,000.