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 3211 LENNOXVILLE QUE. squared circle, a very fine (but light) strike -/MY 18/94 tying a 3c Small Queen to cover to Rivière du Loup en Bas (with MY 19/1894 receiver on back). Date on squared circle is very weak, but can be verified by the clear backstamp. Bit of docketing on front, still very fine. RF 80 From The Ted Kerzner Squared Circle Cancellations of Canada. Estimate $100, sold for C$275 plus buyer’s premium.