Lot 1175, Canada 1896 Piano illustrated advertising cover with three cent Small Queen, Ottawa to Wisconsin

The second day of Sale 42 continues this afternoon with Canada & B.N.A. Postal History.

Front of Lot 1175, Canada 1896 Piano illustrated advertising cover with three cent Small Queen, Ottawa to Wisconsin Back of Lot 1175, Canada 1896 Piano illustrated advertising cover with three cent Small Queen, Ottawa to Wisconsin Lot 1175 Canada #41 1896 Lovely Piano Illustrated Advertising Small Queen Cover, showing a bright red and blue logo for J.L. Orme & Son Ottawa with illustration of a grand piano. The cover was mailed at Ottawa with a 3c Small Queen tied by a perfect strike of an Imperial machine cancel dated MAY.27.1896 to Wisconsin (receiver on back). The back is fully advertised and illustrates an “Orme Lute-Banjo” (“a most charming instrument, especially adapted for ladies use”). A very desirable cover, extremely fine. Ex Ted Kerzner. Estimate C$150.

Lot 759, Canada 1888 VF Ottawa Registered drop letter, Dead Letter Office

Lot 759, Canada 1888 Ottawa Registered drop letter, Dead Letter Office, Very FineBack of Lot 759, Canada 1888 Ottawa Registered drop letter, Dead Letter Office, Very FineLot 759 Canada #35, F1 1888 Registered 1c + 2c Drop Letter to Dead Letter Office, mailed to and from Ottawa on JUL.9.1888 (boxed registration datestamp), the recipient could not be found, as evidenced by “could not be found on…” manuscript note, with octagonal “NOT CALLED FOR / OTTAWA / JUL.31.1888” datestamp. Then sent to Dead Letter Office and received there on AUG.6, (large c.d.s. on back) then with AUG.9 large broken circle on back. This very fine cover is franked with a 1c SQ and 2c RLS (both tied by rosette fancy cancels), paying for the drop letter registered rate. Estimate C$250.

Lot 582, Canada 1897 Jubilee registered cover Ottawa to Owen Sound, sold for C$819

Lot 582, Canada 1897 Jubilee registered cover Ottawa to Owen Sound, sold for C$819Lot 582 Canada #52, 55 1897 Jubilee Registered Cover, mailed Ottawa on JUL.20.1897 to Owen Sound and received there on the next day. The cover is franked with a fairly scarce combination of the 2c and 6c Jubilee issues, both tied or cancelled by four “C” in circle (House of Commons?) cancels. Very fine and ex Steinhart and priced by him at $500. Estimate $200, sold for C$700.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.

Lot 824, Canada 1918 Aero Club of Canada semi-official on registered cover Ottawa to Toronto, sold for C$4,914

Lot 824, Canada 1918 Aero Club of Canada semi-official on registered cover Ottawa to Toronto, sold for C$4,914Lot 824, Canada 1918 Aero Club of Canada semi-official on registered cover Ottawa to Toronto, sold for C$4,914Lot 824 Canada #CLP1 1918 Aero Club of Canada Semi-Official on Registered Cover Ottawa to Toronto, blue cover is franked with a 2c + 1c Admiral War Tax (Die II) and 5c Admiral (both tied by Toronto roller), plus CLP1 (ideally on front) tied by large “by Aeroplane” flight cachet in blue and Toronto AUG.26.1918 c.d.s. The front of the cover also shows the Toronto “AERIAL MAIL” boxed cachet in violet, Ottawa same day receiver on back. A rare cover, with only 26 items carried, lovely and very fine. Unitrade CV$5,000, sold for C$4,200.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.