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.
Lot 915 Canada #35vii, 37ii 1877 10c Pre-U.P.U. Double Weight Cover to Scotland, mourning cover franked with 1c (two pairs) and 3c (2 singles), perforated 11½x12, tied by duplex cancels, paying the 10c double weight pre-U.P.U. preferred rate. Mailed at Québec AUG.10.1877 to Glasgow, Scotland (AUG.23). Faults, including missing backflap, edge wear, small tears and ageing, still a scarce franking for this rate. Estimate $150, sold for C$170 plus buyer’s premium.