Lot 652 Canada #76, 79 1899 12c “AR” Registered Cover to New Orleans, mailed Montreal (squared circle precursor AUG.9.1899) to New Orleans Louisiana (AUG.13 receiver on front), franked with two 5c plus a 2c purple Numerals (paying 2c postage, 5c registration and 5c “avis de réception” or acknowledgement of receipt), stamps are tied by oval Rs and there is a rare free strike of an “AR” in circle. Stamps have faults and cover with small tears and light stains, still a rare and early AR cover. Ex. Liptak collection. Estimate C$300.
Lot 225 Canada #77a 1899 2c carmine Queen Victoria Numeral, Die II, mint never hinged, with large balanced margins and quite fresh, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2017 Greene Foundation certificate incorrectly identifying it as a #77 (Die I). A lovely stamp in all respects and ideal for the collector who will only have the very best. Unitrade CV$360, sold for C$400.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 221 Canada #82 1898 8c orange Queen Victoria Numeral, mint never hinged single, with sheet selvedge at top, four large margins and extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2012 Greene Foundation certificate. A very nice stamp. Unitrade CV$1,800, sold for C$1,600 plus 15% Buyer’s Premium.