Lot 1282 Montreal (1902 Experimental Machine), the rare “X3” used for only 4 hours on May 1st, 1902 canceling 1c stationery card to Ottawa. One of only 3 reported. Ex. David Sessions. From the Robert Heasman Collection of Early Canadian Machine Cancellations. Estimate $600, sold for C$1,700.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 1293 Group of Illustrated Advertising Jubilee covers and card, with fifteen covers (incl. one card and one front), all franked with a 1c or 3c Jubilee issue, each cancelled by various Flag cancels from Montreal, Toronto or Ottawa. Includes Patriotic, and a Montreal 1897 Fair fully illustrated cover displayed on the owner’s flag cancel Exhibit first page. We also note earliest reported dates of Toronto Types 7-11, 7-12 and 7-15. A selected group, all scanned online. From the Robert Heasman Collection of Early Canadian Machine Cancellations. Estimate $1,000, sold for C$2,400.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 1272 Toronto (Type 8-23 Barred Involute Flag) Die Letter G, FEB 23 (17-0) 1898 complete and clear strike tying a 3c Leaf on a corner card cover (with letterhead enclosure). Very elusive machine postmark reported used during only three hours on this day. From the Robert Heasman Collection of Early Canadian Machine Cancellations. Estimate C$2,000, sold for $2600 plus 17% buyer’s premium.