Lot 1224, Montreal 1897 Type 4 Jubilee Flag machine cancel on cover to Ottawa, sold for C$1,638

Lot 1224, Montreal 1897 Type 4 Jubilee Flag machine cancel on cover to Ottawa, sold for C$1,638Lot 1224 Montreal (Type 4 Jubilee Flag). A proof impression dated MAY 1 (12-45) 1897 described as possibly unique (Ex. Richardson), and a superb strike dated JUN 20 (5-0) 1897 on a free franked cover addressed to the Postmaster General in Ottawa. A nice pair. From the Robert Heasman Collection of Early Canadian Machine Cancellations. Estimate $750, sold for C$1,400.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.

Lot 1223, Montreal 1896-97 type 3 Involute Flag cancels on covers, sold for C$877

Lot 1223, Montreal 1896-97 type 3 Involute Flag cancel on Small Queen cover, sold for C$877Lot 1223 Montreal (Type 3 Involute Flag) Trial, a pair of items cancelled during the third and last trial. First strike canceling 3c Small Queen cover to Toronto dated DEC 29 (19—0) 1896 and the second one is last reported hour of use on card dated JAN 4 (19—0) 1897. A scarce pair. From the Robert Heasman Collection of Early Canadian Machine Cancellations. Estimate $600, sold for C$750.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.

Lot 1283, Montreal 1902 Experimental Machine cancels, fifteen items, sold for C$1,228

Lot 1283, Montreal 1902 Experimental Machine cancels, fifteen items, sold for C$1,228Lot 1283 Montreal (1902 Experimental Machine), with 15 items, including X2a; X1 (x4); X4 (x3); X5 or similar (x4); and 2 “Mystery Machines” (see scan). We note a 5c Numeral cover to Austria, illustrated advertising covers and cards, a 5c Leaf UPU card to France, etc. A rare occasion to acquire such a large lot of these fascinating and elusive postmarks. From the Robert Heasman Collection of Early Canadian Machine Cancellations. Estimate $500, sold for C$1,050.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.

Lot 1226, 1897 three cent Jubilee cover Montréal to Berlin Ontario, (Type 4 Jubilee Flag) five stroke die, sold for C$1,696

Lot 1226, 1897 three cent Jubilee cover Montréal to Berlin Ontario, (Type 4 Jubilee Flag) five stroke die, sold for C$1,696Lot 1226 Montreal (Type 4 Jubilee Flag), Five stroke Die. The Five Stroke die combined with a dater normally associated with the B Ensign, cancelling a 3c Jubilee on a lovely cover addressed to Berlin (Ont.) According to owner, only four examples of this unusual Hub and Flag association on cover have been reported. From the Robert Heasman Collection of Early Canadian Machine Cancellations. Estimate $1,000, sold for C$1,450.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.

Lot 1206, Montreal 1896 machine cancel, Type M-1 straight line, sold for C$1,579

Lot 1206, Montreal 1896 machine cancel, Type M-1 straight line, sold for C$1,579Lot 1206 Montreal (Type M-1 Straight Line) dated MAR 10 (19-0) 1896 tying 2c Small Queen on local cover to Hochelaga (adjacent P.O. rate). First day of use, and the only reported example on cover. Cover reduced at left. Ex. David Sessions (1999). From the Robert Heasman Collection of Early Canadian Machine Cancellations. Estimate $1,000, sold for C$1,350.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.