Lot 1089, 1826 Québec City folder letter to Calcutta, India via Boston, sold for C$731

Lot 1089, 1826 Québec City folder letter to Calcutta, India via Boston, sold for C$731Lot 1089 1826 Québec City Folded Letter to Calcutta, Via Boston, mailed from Québec City on January 15th, 1826 (datelined inside and dated backstamp of a fine Québec Fleuron, in use 1825-1830) and addressed to Edward Hale in Calcutta, care of L. Deblois & Co. in Boston. The front shows two fine strikes of the QUEBEC / PAID (in use 1817-1830), one with the currency rate to the border “1N” and the other with the rate to Boston “18¾”. The long and interesting letter of four pages would have been carried to Calcutta by favour, and docketing indicates it was received there on June 16th 1826. Born in 1820, Edward Hale was the secretary of his uncle Lord Amherst in India from 1823 to 1829 (the period when this letter was mailed to him there). The Deblois family were merchants in Boston who imported goods from England and India twice a year, and therefore would have been able to carry this letter by favour. The contents are full of political news and gossip of the day. A very fine and interesting letter. Estimate $500, sold for C$625.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.

Lot 61, Canada 1868 fifteen cent deep violet Large Queen on thick paper, Fine c.d.s., sold for C$1,111

Lot 61, Canada 1868 fifteen cent deep violet Large Queen on thick paper, Fine c.d.s., sold for C$1,111Lot 61 Canada #30c 1868 15c Deep Violet Large Queen on Thick Paper, used with AUG.17.1880 (year slug inverted) c.d.s. from Québec city. A fresh and sound stamp with deep colour and fine centered. A difficult stamp to find not only sound (these usually have thins due to the nature of the paper) but also fully dated. Unitrade $1,000 sold for C$950.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.

Lot 29, Canada 1858 half pence rose Queen Victoria, XF used with 4-ring numeral

Lot 29, Canada 1858 half pence rose Queen Victoria, XF used with 4-ring numeralLot 29 Canada #11 1858 ½d Rose Queen Victoria, Perforated 11¾, used with a 4-ring numeral 37 cancel from Québec City. A lovely stamp, well centered amongst large margins, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2006 Greene Foundation certificate. From the Outaouais Collection. Unitrade $2,500.

Lot 5, Canada 1851 three penny red beaver on laid paper, 1852 cover Québec City to Coaticook, sold for $1552

Lot 5, Canada 1851 three penny red beaver on laid paper, 1852 cover Québec City to Coaticook, sold for $1552Lot 5 Canada #1 1851 3d red Beaver Imperforate on Laid Paper on Cover, mailed Québec City on AUG.20.1852 and addressed to Coaticook (in the Eastern Townships, a rare destination in this period and could be unique), with dateless receiver on back, in red. Franked with a 4-margin (including three large) laid paper imperforate, tied to cover by a bold target, which has been removed to confirm laid lines and hinged back. Cover is a tiny bit stained and there is an opening tear on the back flap, still an appealing cover franked with Canada’s first stamp. Accompanied by a 2016 Greene Foundation certificate. Unitrade CV$2,000, sold for C$1,350.00 plus buyer’s premium.
2016 V. G. Greene Foundation Certificate