Lot 774 Group of Over 170 World War I Military Items, note patriotic, a few with enclosures, Canadians in U.K. camps, orderly rooms, FPOs dates on Armistice Day, also military camps Borden, Niagara, Petawawa and London, huge range of Field Post Office markings. Widely varying condition, expect faulty items, but still an interesting and overall fine lot. Scans give a sampling. Estimate $300, sold for C$800.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 642 Collection of 4-Ring Numeral Cancels on nine First Cents Covers, with #s 19 (London) on 1859 5c Beaver cover, 20 (Melbourne) on 1865 5c Beaver registered cover (LRD for this instrument in the Cents period), 23 (Niagara) on 5c Beaver cover (with RPO, etc. on back), 27 (Ottawa) on 1863 5c Beaver cover, 27 (Ottawa) on 1c deep rose QV cover (dated Kingston receiver on back of folded cover), 29 (Perth) on 1865 5c Beaver (Whitworth flaw #121) cover, 29 (Perth) on 1866 5c Beaver (Whitworth flaw #94) cover, 37 (Québec) on 1860 1c deep rose QV cover and 37 (Québec) on 1861 12½c QV cover to England. Overall nice strikes, some covers have creases or tears, an overall fine group. Estimate $400, sold for C$3,200.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 1102 1817 Stampless Folded Letter Niagara to Gananaqui River, mailed by James Brackenridge from Niagara U. Canada (belt buckle type of datestamp JULY 28 1817) to Joel Stone at Gananaqui River. Stone is the recognized founder of the town of Gananoque. The letter describes the purchase of some land in Burford and is rated “1N3½” corrected to “1N2” and is endorsed by Stone as being “The Attorney’s Arrogant Answer to my Letter to him…”. Very fine and an interesting precursor letter mailed just before there was a post office in Gananoque. From the John Nalon Gananoque Collection. Estimate C$500.