Lot 1214 Montreal (Type 1-1 Ensign Flag), dated MAR 23 (11-0) tying 1c Small Queen strip of three on cover (missing backflap) addressed to H.E. Waite, one of the co-inventors of the first Imperial canceling machines. Only 2 reported usages on this day, and the only known cover (the other one is a card). Ex. Larry Paige. From the Robert Heasman Collection of Early Canadian Machine Cancellations. Estimate $1,000, sold for C$1,600.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 3699 Canada 1896 Postcard with DONALD B.C. squared circle, two very fine strikes -/OC 13/96 on a 1c Queen Victoria stationery post card, uprated with a 1c Small Queen to Fullerton, North Dakota. Small tear at bottom does not detract. Very fine. RF 40. From the The Ted Kerzner Squared Circle Cancellations of Canada. Estimate $500.
Lot 1320 Canada #35 1892 Paris, Ontario to Toronto franked with a strip of three 1c Small Queens, each cancelled by ideal strikes of an intaglio diamond in three bars (Lacelle no. 1587). Mailed Paris MAY.9.1892 and Toronto next day receiver on back. Small opening tear at top, not affecting stamps. Very fine. Estimate $100, sold for $160 plus buyer’s premium.