Lot 643 Group of three 4-Ring Numeral Cancels on 3d Red Beaver Imperforate Covers, #29 on a lovely and very fine cover from Perth (no despatch) to Prescott (JUN.7.1858 receiver) through Brockville JUN.6 transit) with a 4-margin stamp. Also two #21 from Montréal, APR.8.1858 to Ste Thérese de Blainville C.E with a soft ribbed Beaver with almost no margins, signed Holcombe and an undated and uncancelled cover to Montréal (drop cover) with a jumbo-margined 3d Beaver. An interesting trio. Estimate $300, sold for C$600.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 22 Canada #4i 1852 3d Deep Red Beaver Imperforate, a used horizontal pair with 4-ring #5 (Brantford) cancels in blue. Margins range from well clear top and bottom, to just touching at both sides, fine. A great item for plating, as the impression is crisp and clear. Unitrade CV$350, sold for C$475.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 12 Canada #4d 3d Red Beaver Imperforate on Cover, mailed from Québec City on SEP.3.1855 to “Hon’ble L.J. Papineau / Monte Bello / Petite Nation” with Monte Bello SEP.5 receiver and Montréal SEP.4 transits on back. This lovely blue cover is franked with a 3d Beaver imperforate, apparently from plate position B53 and on thin paper. Louis Joseph Papineau was a very well known politician. Very fine, from The Outaouais Collection, ex. “Yule” and Daniel Cantor (2011) collections. Unitrade CV$300, sold for C$300.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 5 Canada #1P Group of Three 3d Beaver Plate Proofs in Red, with two slightly different shades on India paper (one shows a printer’s imprint along the whole of its right side) and a third on card-mounted India paper which has an interesting vertical line at bottom centre. Very fine. Unitrade CV$900, sold for C$375.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.