Lot 30 Canada #30 1890s 15c slate blue Large Queen, used with nicely centered strike of a Québec City squared circle dated 4 / JU 20 / 96, very fine. A lovely stamp. Estimate $50, sold for C$190.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 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.
Lot 604 Canada #4 1858 3d Beaver Pair on Cover to USA, mailed from the “Russell’s Hotel” in Québec city on JUL.10.1858 (double broken circle tying stamps) and franked with a horizontal pair of imperforate 3d Beavers (faults) and addressed to Cincinnati, Ohio, with clear Montreal JUL.10 transit on back. Small edge faults caused by oversize contents, still attractive and fine. Estimate C$200.
Lot 23 Canada #7iv 1855 10d blue Cartier with Re-Entry in Pos. 53 on Cover, mailed Quebec City on APR.12.1856 and addressed to New York. There is a Montreal transit datestamp on reverse. Stamp has four margins (close at bottom left) and shows part of adjoining stamp at top, tied to cover by a black target. There is also a red PAID handstamp on front. Very fine and accompanied by a 1981 Greene Foundation certificate. Unitrade CV$4,500