Lot 1096 1828 Folded Letter with STANSTEAD Straightline Postmark, mailed on Dec.25.1828 to the Postmaster of Hatley L.C. The inside is a long three page letter datelined Waterloo Dec.17.1828, and because the post office in Waterloo only opened in 1836, the letter had to be mailed at Stanstead (on Christmas Day), about 50km away. A very fine and clean folded letter with a very fine strike of this rare straightline postmark, with only three or four known. Estimate $300, sold for C$950.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 548 Québec 1843-1861 Group of Four Province of Québec Stampless Registered Covers, 1843 FL Pointe à Cavagnol LC (rare postmark) to Montréal with FREE and MONEY LETTER handstamps in red; 1843 FL Chambly LC to Montréal with PAID and MONEY LETTER handstamps in red; Windsor Mills LC to Sherbrooke with REGISTERED (small letters) and PAID 3 handstamps in red; and 1861 cover St Hyacinthe CE to Waterloo through Granby, with boxed REGISTERED and PAID 5 in black, plus enclosure. A very fine group. Estimate $150, sold for C$325.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.