Lot 1032 France #12 1877 pre-UPU France to Canada redirected, a folded letter mailed from Paris (Place de la Bourse JUL.5.1877) to Québec City (JAN.20 receiver on back) through London (JUL.6 PAID transit on front, plus an orange crayon “1d”). The letter was then forwarded to Rivière du Loup en Bas, by adding a 3c Small Queen, tied by a Québec duplex on JUL.20. The letter was finally received there on the same day. A lovely three-colour, dual country franking on a folded letter (no letter inside), with a vertical crease and tear at top, both not affecting the stamps or the pleasing visual aspect. Letters are scarce to rare from France to Canada in this period, and this one is no exception, especially with its added interest. Estimate $1,500.
Lot 14 Canada #7iv 1856 10d blue Cartier Imperforate with strong re-entry on cover, mailed at Quebec on APR.12.1856 to New York City, through Montreal (same day transit on back), with a red PAID handstamp alongside the stamp. Franked with a 10d blue Cartier imperforate, with strong re-entry from position 53, with close to large margins, just touching at bottom left and showing next stamp at top. This is an unusual franking, as the single weight rate would have been 6d. A lovely and rare cover, and accompanied by a 1981 Greene Foundation certificate. Ex. Daniel Cantor collection. Unitrade CV $4,500.
Lot 962 Canada #CL13 1927 Patricia Airways and Exploration Limited Commercial Cover, from Cobalt to Pine Ridge, Ontario. Mailed Cobalt MAR.18.1927, arrived at Rouyn P.Q. MAR.20 and has backstamps from Rolling Portage and Sioux Lookout on MAR.24. Opening faults at right and some creases and minor staining. Scott CV$250, sold for C$180 plus buyer’s premium.