Lot# 55 - Sales #3015-16 - StampShow Richmond Auctions

  • Lot# : 55 Canada - Postal History

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    Catalog# : 7
    7, 1855 10d Blue, pair plus a pair of the 6d Greenish grey (Scott 5b) tied on double-rate envelope addressed to London by target cancels adjacent Toronto DEC 24 (1855) cds, "PAID" tombstone on front side along with blue "Alfred Hill / Shipping & Insurance Agent / London & Liverpool" handstamp, backflap with embossed imprint of Department of Public Instruction of Upper Canada, stamps well margined, the envelope negligible small tear at top, otherwise Very Fine and extremely rare, carried on steamer "Baltic" of the Collins Line (the last Collins Line steamer to sail prior to Great Britain returning the Cunard Line steamers to their regular service), the only known double-rate cover at the 'Crimean War' rate, ex-Seybold, Dale-Lichtenstein, Foxbridge, Lubke, Wilkinson, Hackmey, illustrated in Boggs (p 160), illustrated in Arfken, Leggett, Firby & Steinhart (p 217), "Gems of Canadian Philately" (p 26) and "Canadian Philatelist" (vol 56, no 3, p 87)
    Start Price : 35,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 35,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 35,000.00 USD