Lot 511 Canada #4iii 3d Red Imperforate Beaver on Ribbed, Hard Wove Paper on Cover, mailed from Kingston (OCT.19.1857 broken circle) to Guelph (OCT.20 receiver) via Toronto and Belleville (both OCT.20 transits on back). The cover is franked with a sheet margin single of the ribbed, hard wove paper 3d red imperforate, ideally tied by a double broken circle datestamp (contrary to regulation, scarce). Light horizontal fold does not detract from this desirable cover, both for the cancellation and for the scarce stamp usage. Accompanied by a 2015 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $675. Unitrade CV$800.
Lot 1293 Group of Illustrated Advertising Jubilee covers and card, with fifteen covers (incl. one card and one front), all franked with a 1c or 3c Jubilee issue, each cancelled by various Flag cancels from Montreal, Toronto or Ottawa. Includes Patriotic, and a Montreal 1897 Fair fully illustrated cover displayed on the owner’s flag cancel Exhibit first page. We also note earliest reported dates of Toronto Types 7-11, 7-12 and 7-15. A selected group, all scanned online. From the Robert Heasman Collection of Early Canadian Machine Cancellations. Estimate $1,000, sold for C$2,400.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
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 1135 Canada #18 12½c yellow green Queen Victoria on Folded Cover, mailed from Toronto on DEC.3.1863 (broken circle free strike) to Glasgow, Scotland, with Glasgow Packet Paid receiver dated DEC.20, having been carried on the Allan Line America. The stamp has lovely bright colour and is tied by a Toronto square grid to this blue folded cover. A pristine example of the 12½c Canadian packet rate, extremely fine. Estimate C$300.