Lot 351 Canada two cent Map Stamp, December 7, 1898 First Day Cover, mailed from Montreal (Bickerdike machine at 1pm) to Montreal, received there at 10pm (Bickerdike hub on back), attempted delivery (DEC.7 carrier marking), address changed to a local post office box in purple crayon and re-despatched (for free) Notre Dame St. West L.C.D. next morning at 7am. Small corner fault bottom left, still a very fine example of this first day of use for the Map stamp in combination with a 2c drop letter rate, with very few known. Rsv. From the Robert Lunn Map Stamp Collection. Estimate C$1,000, sold for $2,400 plus buyer’s premium.
Lot 314 Canada 1898 2c Imperial Penny Postage Map Die Proof in Black, printed on thin card, from the accepted black engraving (die F-139½). Very fine and rare. Accompanied by a 2007 Greene Foundation certificate. From the Robert Lunn Map Stamp Collection, Ex. Winmill, Boisclair, Fawn. Rsv. Estimate C$2,500.
Lot 337 Canada #86b 1898 2c Imperial Penny Postage Map, a mint never hinged single with “American Bank Note Co. Ottawa” inscription in selvedge at top. A lovely stamp with deep rich blue oceans and very pleasing eye appeal, but with a hint of gum toning, still very fine. From the Robert Lunn Map Stamp Collection. Unitrade CV C$225.
Lot 936 Canada #85, E1 1899 Special Delivery Map Cover, mailed Brantford Ont on FEB.15.1899 to Montreal, franked with two 2c Maps plus a 10c green Special Delivery stamp. Next day receiver on back. A large cover, with a tear at left and a vertical crease, still a scarce rate and stamp combination. Estimate $75, sold for C$170 plus buyer’s premium.