Lot 673 1832-1866 Group of Three Early New Brunswick Registered Covers, 1832 folded letter Douglas NB to Fredericton with manuscript “Money Letter” and “Paid 2N3” in red; 1852 folded cover from W.O. Campo-Bello NB (strikes on front and back) to Fredericton with manuscript “On Service / Money Letter” and rated “9” through St John NB; and 1866 Saint John NB to Kingston NB (nice datestamps on back) with red handstamp “REGISTERED / LETTER – No.”, franked with two 5c green Queen Victoria adhesives (perf toning) tied by an oval grid. All three are very fine. Estimate $150, sold for C$1,400.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 1471 India NOV.4.1929 First Day of Issue of Air Mail Stamps Flown Registered Cover, mailed from Park Street Calcutta to London England, “by Imperial Airways / India – Great Britain”. The cover is franked with all 5 stamps issued on that day (the 2a was issued later), and has three different air mail labels plus a boxed “FIRST DAY / OF ISSUE OF / AIR MAIL STAMPS”, with Park Street registration label on back, plus an oval registration GB receiver dated NOV.20. The cover is signed on back by G. Grant (the designer of the stamps) and Stephen H. Smith. Fresh, very fine and rare. Estimate C$2,000, sold for $2,700 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 250 Canada #44ii 1895 8c Small Queen with Major Re-Entry on Cover, mailed from Maitland, Ont. (MAY.3.1895 free strike broken circle) to Floral Park, NY, with hand made “R” handstamp, franked with a single 8c to pay the registered rate. The stamp has the major-re-entry, visible in the left “8”, under CENTS, oval under Queen’s neck, and a few other places, very fine. Ex. John Hillson. Unitrade CV$400, sold for C$300.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 340 Canada #F2 1889 Registered Printed Matter Cover, mailed from Poplar Hill, Ont. on AUG.27.1889 to London, Ont (AUG.28 London letter carrier datestamp on front), franked with a 5c Registered Letter and a 1c Small Queen, tiny hole at top right, still very fine. Ex. John Hillson. Estimate $150, sold for C$650.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.