Lot 204 Canada #96-103 Old Time Exhibit of the 1908 Québec Tercentenary Issue, all neatly mounted on 21 hand-coloured and drawn quadrille pages, this exhibit includes two introduction pages, a mint set, and the following mint denominations: ½c (two singles and two blocks), 1c (three singles and three blocks), 2c (two singles and two blocks), 5c (two singles and a block), 7c (two singles and a block), 10c (two singles and a block), 15c (two singles) and 20c (two singles and a block) followed by a page showing used vertical pairs of all denominations, a page showing used blocks of the first five denominations, three pages show six different official souvenir patriotic post cards (all mailed and franked with either a pair of ½c or a 1c), a page with fourteen used ½c (four singles, two Airs and a block of eight) with varieties and re-entries, a page with seventeen used 1c (all singles and a pair) showing shades, hairlines and many more varieties, a page with eighteen used 2c singles, showing many varieties, and finally two pages with sixteen used 2c, showing a variety of socked on the nose c.d.s. RPO postmarks. A lovely and valuable collection, accompanied by five certificates from the five shows where this was exhibited between 1940 and 1958. Rsv. Estimate $1,000, sold for C$950.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 659 Canada #97, 98 cover 1908 Switzerland to USA, then to Alberta, back to Switzerland, originally mailed registered from Ponts de Martel, Switzerland APR.13.1908 to Spokane, Washington (rec’d there on APR.26) through New York (APR.21 transit). Ten months later (FEB.8.1909) it was remailed from Stauffer, Alberta (franked with a 1c and two 2c Québec Tercentenary issues) through Innisfail (FEB.10 transit) to Ponts de Martel (arrived there FEB.23). A well travelled and colourful cover, with wrinkles and other small faults, else fine. An ideal cover for a Québec Tercentenary collection. Estimate C$150.
Lot 256 Canada #102 1908 15c orange Québec Tercentenary, used with neat socked on the nose c.d.s. cancel from Lachine, dated SEP.7.1910. A fresh and very well centered stamp, with large balanced margins but with light staining on reverse, still a lovely appearing stamp. Unitrade CV$250, sold for C$200.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 255 Canada #102 1908 15c orange Québec Tercentenary, mint never hinged, with bright fresh colour, well balanced large margins and extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2005 Greene Foundation certificate. A truly remarkable stamp in all respects, ex. Crossings collection. Unitrade CV$1,050, sold for C$850.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.