Lot# 62 - Sales #3015-16 - StampShow Richmond Auctions

  • Lot# : 62 Canada - Postal History

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    Catalog# : 5b
    5b, 1855 6d Greenish grey, with 10d Blue (Scott 7) tied to registered triple-rate envelope addressed to France by black target cancels, adjacent red Toronto C.W. Paid MAR 28 1857 cds and red "PAID", red circled "PD" plus Canadian, British and French register marks, incorrect manuscript tax "6" crossed out as paid, numerous British and French backstamps, 6d clear to huge margins though just in at upper left, 10d margins in places, small part of backflap missing, otherwise Very Fine; a fascinating and unique cover being the only stamped registered triple weight cover to a destination other than the US or UK; ex-Meroni, Reford, Fairbanks, des Rivieres, Richardson, Wilkinson, Hackmey, illustrated in Arfken, Leggett, Firby & Steinhart (p 287) and "Gems of Canadian Philately" (p 24)rnA new Anglo-French agreement went into effect on 1 Jan 1857 and increased the British Packet charge from 8d-10d Sterling (10d-12½d currency) per ¼oz. to France and also required registered letters to be fully prepaid. There was some confusion in comparing 1851 Allen and Cunard Line rates with newly adjusted 1855 Cunard rate. The sender of this cover or the local postmaster was unsure of the rate and it's a plausible explanation why the postage for this was paid partly in stamps and partly in cash.
    Start Price : 20,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 20,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 20,000.00 USD