Lot 625 Canada 1899 2c Map Stamp Special Delivery Cover, presumably mailed from Galt (corner card is from a Galt business) to Toronto, franked with five 2c Map stamps, with “Special Delivery” manuscript at lower left, with stamps cancelled by “Harrisburg & Southampton M.C OCT.20.1899 RPO cancels (plus one free strike) with Toronto same day receiver on back. Vertical crease affecting one stamp, still unusual and scarce. Estimate $150, sold for C$375.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 590 USA #E4 1894 10c Blue Special Delivery, mint never hinged, fresh with deep rich colour, very fine. Accompanied by a 2007 PSE certificate grading it as “VF 80” with an SMQ value of $2,150. Scott CV U$2,000.
Lot 1562 United States Mostly Mint Strong Back of the Book Collection, all on Mystic pages, starts with Semi-Postals, then airmails with #s C1-C150 complete mint, mostly hinged before the 1930s (Zepps are lightly hinged), then NH to the end; Special Delivery E1-E23 complete (with extra shades, etc, E1 has no gum, E2-3 have small faults, E4 is used); very fine never hinged #F1; Postage Due first two sets just missing one stamp (mixed mint and used), 1891 set mint to the 10c, 50% complete mint from 1894 to 1917, complete 1930 to 1985; Parcel Post #Q1-Q12 complete mint with many extras; Special Handling QE1-QE4 complete mint with extras; Parcel Post Postage Dues JQ1-JQ5 complete mint. The collection also includes three double-sided stock pages loaded with extra copies, plus many NH Officials from the 1980s and 1990s (incl. coil pairs), a good selection of Officially Sealed stamps, etc. A very nice and clean collection, with a huge catalogue value, see our many scans for a small taste only, view to better appreciate. Estimate $1,000, sold for C$1,700.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 313 Canada #CE3DP 1946 17c Air Mail Special Delivery Large Die Proof, sunk-in on card measuring 230 x 154 mm, with “X-G-817” and CBN Co. inscription below the stamp image. A rare die proof, with the incorrect accent on the second E of EXPRES. Rsv. Estimate $1,500, sold for C$2,300.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.