Lot 759, Canada 1888 VF Ottawa Registered drop letter, Dead Letter Office

Lot 759, Canada 1888 Ottawa Registered drop letter, Dead Letter Office, Very FineBack of Lot 759, Canada 1888 Ottawa Registered drop letter, Dead Letter Office, Very FineLot 759 Canada #35, F1 1888 Registered 1c + 2c Drop Letter to Dead Letter Office, mailed to and from Ottawa on JUL.9.1888 (boxed registration datestamp), the recipient could not be found, as evidenced by “could not be found on…” manuscript note, with octagonal “NOT CALLED FOR / OTTAWA / JUL.31.1888” datestamp. Then sent to Dead Letter Office and received there on AUG.6, (large c.d.s. on back) then with AUG.9 large broken circle on back. This very fine cover is franked with a 1c SQ and 2c RLS (both tied by rosette fancy cancels), paying for the drop letter registered rate. Estimate C$250.

Lot 671, Canada 1884 Small Queen registered cover front, Whitemouth Keewatin to Toledo Ohio, sold for C$526

Lot 671, Canada 1884 Small Queen registered cover front, Whitemouth Keewatin to Toledo Ohio, sold for C$526Lot 671 1884 Whitemouth Keewatin Small Queen Registered Cover front on a larger piece, probably a parcel wrapper. Mailed from Whitemouth KEE to Toledo, Ohio on FEB.12.1884, a desirable example of this better postmark (recorded used from 1881 to 1886 only). Franking is made up of a 1c and 2c Small Queen plus a 5c registration for the cross-border registration rate. A rare item, Whitemouth was transferred over to Manitoba in 1882 but continued to use their KEE datestamp. Estimate $200, sold for C$450.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.

Lot 582, Canada 1897 Jubilee registered cover Ottawa to Owen Sound, sold for C$819

Lot 582, Canada 1897 Jubilee registered cover Ottawa to Owen Sound, sold for C$819Lot 582 Canada #52, 55 1897 Jubilee Registered Cover, mailed Ottawa on JUL.20.1897 to Owen Sound and received there on the next day. The cover is franked with a fairly scarce combination of the 2c and 6c Jubilee issues, both tied or cancelled by four “C” in circle (House of Commons?) cancels. Very fine and ex Steinhart and priced by him at $500. Estimate $200, sold for C$700.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.

Lot 673, 1832-1866 Group of three New Brunswick Registered covers, sold for C$1,638

Lot 673, 1832-1866 Group of three New Brunswick Registered covers, sold for C$1,638Lot 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.