Lot# 45 - Sales #3015-16 - StampShow Richmond Auctions

  • Lot# : 45 Canada - Postal History

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    Catalog# : 5
    5, 1855 6d Slate violet, together with 3d Red (Scott 4) tied by target cancels to 1d Pink GB postal stationery envelope addressed to England, adjacent clear Goderich NOV 17 1854 cds, "8 stg" due handstamp "cancelled" by two target postmarks, large ms "d1" (1d due) at left, backstamped London U.C., Liverpool, Ampthill (DE 11), the 6d good to wide margins, 3d clear to mostly wide margins except just touching at left, slight staining on cover and stamps removed, still a Very Fine and most unusual combination cover, only one similar item recorded; ex-Siverts, Wilkinson, Hackmey, illustrated in Arfken, Leggett, Firby & Steinhart (p 237) and in "Gems of Canadian Philately" (p 20); 1989 Greene Foundation certificaternApparently the sender was convinced this franking would match the 10d letter rate to UK by Cunard Line, which the postmaster apparently at first glance also accepted and stamped the cover "8d Stg." (= 10d) but then cancelled this marking by two strikes of the target cancel and rated the cover as "d1" due, not accepting the British envelope.
    Start Price : 18,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 18,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold