Lot 903 India #203-206 1948 1½a – 10r Gandhi Set on First Day Cover, postmarked Bombay G.P.O on 15 August 1948, mailed air mail to New York City, with two different receivers on back, alongside a Bombay registration label. This is the better and scarcer black (mourning) cover, with the 10r stamp being sound (white area below it is a white area for affixing the stamp), very fine, rare and highly sought after. Rsv. Estimate C$3,500.
Lot 14 Canada #7iv 1856 10d blue Cartier Imperforate with strong re-entry on cover, mailed at Quebec on APR.12.1856 to New York City, through Montreal (same day transit on back), with a red PAID handstamp alongside the stamp. Franked with a 10d blue Cartier imperforate, with strong re-entry from position 53, with close to large margins, just touching at bottom left and showing next stamp at top. This is an unusual franking, as the single weight rate would have been 6d. A lovely and rare cover, and accompanied by a 1981 Greene Foundation certificate. Ex. Daniel Cantor collection. Unitrade CV $4,500.