Lot 351 Canada two cent Map Stamp, December 7, 1898 First Day Cover, mailed from Montreal (Bickerdike machine at 1pm) to Montreal, received there at 10pm (Bickerdike hub on back), attempted delivery (DEC.7 carrier marking), address changed to a local post office box in purple crayon and re-despatched (for free) Notre Dame St. West L.C.D. next morning at 7am. Small corner fault bottom left, still a very fine example of this first day of use for the Map stamp in combination with a 2c drop letter rate, with very few known. Rsv. From the Robert Lunn Map Stamp Collection. Estimate C$1,000, sold for $2,400 plus buyer’s premium.
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.