1900 Boer War Cover, mailed from Thaba Nchu (O.V.S.) on SEP.7.1900 and franked with a 2½d stamp, then received a purple Canadian Contingent / South Africa datestamp on SEP.17.1900, then presumably went through GB before it arrived at its destination of Barrie, Ontario on OCT.15 (receiver on back). The next day it was forwarded to Toronto where it was received (on back) on OCT.16. A lovely Second Canadian Contingent cover, which are not commonly seen franked as such, very fine. Estimate C$500.
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.
Lot 935 Canada #82 1898 8c orange Queen Victoria Numeral on Cross Border Registered Cover, mailed from Toronto (DEC.22.1898) to NY and franked with a single 8c orange (very fine). Number of backstamps including Buffalo, Hoosick Falls and Toronto. A very fine cover. Unitrade CV$120, sold for C$110 plus buyer’s premium.