Lot 215 Canada #39iv 1873-74 6c yellow brown Small Queen, Perforated 11½ x 12 with Neck Flaw, used with light cancel leaving the flaw quite visible. A fine-very fine example of this flaw, described by Mr. Hillson as having been repaired quickly because so few are known. Ex. Simpson. Unitrade CV$500, sold for C$2,000.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 1030 Canada #10 1873 pre-UPU Double Weight Cover to Nantes France, mailed Montreal on NOV.7.1873, through London (NOV.19), has a “Paris à Bordeaux” datestamp (NOV.20) and then a Nantes receiver (NOV.20). There is a manuscript “6” for the British transit claim. The cover is franked with a pair of 2c and two 6c Small Queens (all perforated 11½ x 12) paying the proper rate for letters over ¼oz and under ½oz. The backflap has a blue oval advertizing for “A. Lechevallier / Naturaliste / Montreal, P.Q.” Carried by the Allan Line Samarian from Québec City to Liverpool. Small tears at right do not detract from this lovely and very fine cover. Provenance: Simpson (1996), Menich (2000). Estimate C$1,250.