Lot 579 Canada #45a 1895 10c UPU Registered Cover to Switzerland, mailed from Yorkville (FEB.16.1895) to Lausanne, Switzerland with MAR.1 receiver on back, via Toronto and London, England. Franked with 10c rose carmine, tied by two c.d.s. cancels, paying the 5c UPU letter rate plus 5c registration fee. Scarce solo use of the 10c value, minor edge tears, very fine. Ex Daniel Cantor. Estimate $300, sold for C$575.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 157 Canada #38 1887 15c UPU Rate Cover to Australia, presumably mailed from Ailsa Craig, Ont (no despatch datestamp, but corner card) to Melbourne, Australia (JUN.29.1887 receiver) through San Francisco. Front shows a clear boxed UNCLAIMED AT / MELBOURNE handstamp, back shows several datestamps including a purple DLO from Melbourne (JUL.7.1887) and two different DLO datestamps from Canada, one dated AUG.23.1887. The cover is franked with a strip of three of the 5c olive green paying the 15c rate, very fine. From the John Hillson Collections, illustrated in H&N, page 140. Estimate C$500.
Lot 366 Bermuda Collection of Used King George VI Era Issues, all neatly written up on 14 quadrille pages, starts with a registered first day cover (1937 Coronation set), and includes the 1938-53 Definitives set with many shades, colour changes, perforations, followed by an extensive collection of high values, with a total of 59 different stamps. These include papers, perforations, shades, printings, etc (very high catalogue value). The SG 120b stamp is accompanied by a 1976 Royal Philatelic Society certificate. This lovely collection ends with the 1946 Victory (in plate blocks of four), 1948 Silver Wedding, 1949 First Stamp and 1949 UPU. Very fine, all scanned online. From the John Hillson Collections. Estimate C$500.