Lot 14 Canada #2 1852 6d Consort on Laid Paper on Folded Letter, mailed from Montreal on JUN.17.1852 to Kennedy in New York, franked with a very fine copy of the laid paper Consort, with four large and even margins, cancelled by a target cancel. There are also two red handstamps on front, being a CANADA in arc and a PAID. Vertical file fold not affecting stamp, very fine. Accompanied by a 2010 Greene Foundation certificate. Unitrade CV$2,400, sold for C$1,000 plus buyer’s premium.
Lot 7 Canada #2b 1851 6d Laid Paper Consort pair on cover, mailed to Toronto (weak receiver on back) with a Kingston Steam Boat Letter datestamp on front dated JUN.1.1854 (year slugs are reversed). This large cover is franked with a vertical right sheet margin pair of the 6d brown purple Consort Imperforate on laid paper (rich colour but faults), paying 4 times the domestic rate, or 12d. Several creases and a few repaired tears, still a scarce franking and catalogue value for two fine stamps alone is $20,000. Accompanied by a 2015 Greene Foundation certificate. Estimate $2,000, sold for C$950 plus buyer’s premium.