Lot# 46 - Sales #3015-16 - StampShow Richmond Auctions

  • Lot# : 46 Canada - Postal History

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    Catalog# : 5 var
    5 var, 1852/57 6d Reddish purple on thick soft paper, combined with 1857 ½d Rose (3 singles) and ½d Lilac rose single tied to envelope addressed to Scotland by several clear strikes of 4-ring "50" cancels, endorsed "via St. Lawrence" and "Prepaid", Windsor JU 5 1858 dispatch cds, backstamped Hamilton, Pkt. Letter Liverpool, Edinburgh and Peebles arrival (JN 21), slightly overlapping stamps with margins to cutting, ½d Lilac rose lifted for inspection and replaced by hinge; the ½d Rose stamps pre-use creasing, A unique short-paid franking; ex-Nickle, Wilkinson, Hackmey, illustrated in Arfken, Leggett, Firby & Steinhart (p 242) and "Gems of Canadian Philately" (p 32)rnCovers carried by the Canadian packet of the Allan Line via Quebec required 7½d postage (6d Sterling). The postage for covers transported by British Packet (Cunard Line) via New York was 10d (8d Sterling). Apparently this cover was originally posted with 7½d but a mail clerk advised the sender that the letter would not catch the next Canadian packet and that additional postage was required to prepay the letter for the next steamer, it being the British packet (in this case Cunard "Africa"). An error occurred when only and additional ½d Rose lilac was added making up the 8d currency instead of the 10d Sterling. Thus for this route the cover was underpaid and accordingly taxed "2" with adjacent straight line "MORE TO PAY". This is the only recorded cover showing compliance with the Post Office's "next packet" principle.
    Start Price : 18,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 18,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold