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.
Lot 3698 Canada 1898 cover with ASHCROFT STATION B.C. squared circle, a very fine (light in places) strike -/AP 17/98 ties a 3c Leaf to a Cargile House corner card cover to Lorain Co., Ohio. One of four known examples from the third period of use (April 1898). A lovely cover, ex. Siverts and Price. RF 100 From the The Ted Kerzner Squared Circle Cancellations of Canada. Estimate $1,000.
Lot 3329 1898 Cover FOREST ONT. a very fine strike AP 9/98 ties a 3c Leaf to a yellow Rennie cover to Toronto (AP 11 receiver on back). Small piece of backflap missing and a few small stains, still a lovely example of the only recorded cover for this hammer. Ex. Siverts. RF 100. From the The Ted Kerzner Squared Circle Cancellations of Canada. Estimate $1,500.