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Selection of Classic British North America and United States Postal History from the Joseph Hackmey Collection
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  • Lot# : 1 New Brunswick

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    Catalog# : 1b
    1b, 1851 3d Dull red, Diagonal bisect, pair with good color and wide remaining margins, just tied by neat pen cancel of the Way Office Kingston Kent on folded letter sheet addressed to Moncton, backstamped "W.O. KINGSTON. KENT N.B MY 28 1860" plus two additional indistinct transit and arrival marks, Very Fine; this cover is the only known example of a 3d double bisect; ex-Banfield, Wilkinson, Hackmey; 1956 PF and 1976 BPA certificatesrnThe «Cents» issue had been released just eight days before this cover was posted except for a 5c value, the infamous «Connell» issue which had been prepared but not officially issued. Since there was no 5c stamp available to pay domestic letter rates until a supply of the newly ordered 5c Queen Victoria issue arrived, bisects of the 10c or remaining Pence issues were permitted.rn
    Start Price : 3,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 3,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 2 New Brunswick

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    Catalog# : 2b
    2b, 1851 6d Olive yellow, Diagonal bisect, in a pair with full stamp tied on envelope addressed to St John by «11» grill cancels, backstamped Dorchester NO 8 1856, St John No 9, stamp with good margins except just into design at right of the full stamp, a Fine triple rate cover, there are only 5 «triple rate» covers known with this being the only one using a 6d bisect; ex-Lichtenstein, Koh, Wilkinson, Hackmeyrn
    Start Price : 4,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 4,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 3 New Brunswick

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    2b, 1851 6d Olive yellow, Diagonal bisect, right stamp in a strip of three tied on folded letter sheet addressed to Fredericton by light strikes of «11» grill cancels, light backstamps of Dorchester, St John (AP 30 1858) and Fredericton (MY 1 1858), stamps well margined except 1st stamp in at left, cover several file folds including one through the center stamp, otherwise Fine and rare, one of just two covers known paying the quintuple domestic letter-rate; ex-Argenti, Lichtenstein, Wilkinson, Hackmey
    Start Price : 2,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 2,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 4 New Brunswick

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    Catalog# : 1
    1, 1851 3d Dull red, single and block of four tied on large insurance circular used to forward an enclosure (docketing on reverse) addressed to Fredericton by multiple strikes of «1» oval grill cancels, backstamped St John and Fredericton JY 7 1855, single with clear to full margins, block with margins (large on two sides) to just touching, refolded and some ironed vertical folds including one through the block and another just affecting the single; still Fine and very rare use of block on cover paying the quintuple rate; ex-Lichtenstein, Koh, Wilkinson, Hackmey
    Start Price : 6,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 6,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 5 New Brunswick

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    Catalog# : 4
    4, 1851 1sh Red violet, single plus 6d Orange yellow (Scott 2a) tied by blue grill cancels on folded «Money Letter» addressed to Bathurst, backstamped Chatham DE 31 1852, Bathurst JA 1 1853 plus couple of wax seals, 1sh margins except just touching upper right and with a small scissor cut just touching design, 6d full to large margins, cover with some minor soiling and a couple vertical file folds, still Fine and attractive; the only recorded cover paying the domestic quadruple registered letter rate; ex-Reford, Carnegie, Koh, Wilkinson, Hackmey; 1967 PF certificate
    Start Price : 7,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 7,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 7,500.00 USD

    Lot# : 6 New Brunswick

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    Catalog# : 4
    4, 1851 1sh Reddish purple, single plus 3d Dull red, 6d Olive yellow (Scott 1, 2) cancelled by «12» oval grid on folded registered cover addressed to Fredericton, backstamped Edmundston AU 1 1858 and a light Fredericton AU 4 arrival, stamps with mixed to large margins, the 6d has been removed, a filing crease ironed out and replaced (not mentioned in cert), a Fine and attractive three-color franking, the only recorded cover paying the 2½ ounce domestic registered letter rate; also the only recorded cover franked with all three denominations of the Pence issue; ex-Banfield, Carr, Brassler, Koh, Wilkinson, Hackmey; shown in the Grand Prix Club book (p 223), 1978 CAPEX catalog (p 103); mentioned in Argenti (p 48); 1999 BPA certificate
    Start Price : 7,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 7,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 7,500.00 USD

    Lot# : 7 New Brunswick

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    Catalog# : 2b
    2b, 1851 6d Olive yellow, Diagonal bisect, tied on envelope addressed to Hamilton by "12" grill, light strike of Schaumburg JY 28 1857 transit cancel, backstamped Edmunston JA 26 1857, Hamilton JA 29 1857, stamp with a large margin showing portion of adjacent stamp, envelope with filing crease at bottom, Fine and scarce ½ ounce letter rate to Canada with just four covers recorded; ex-Martin, Wilkinson, Hackmey
    Start Price : 1,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 8 New Brunswick

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    Catalog# : 2b
    2b, 1851 6d Olive yellow, Diagonal bisect, tied by "29" grill cancel to envelope addressed to "Pleasant Valley/ West Cornwallis" Nova Scotia, backstamped St Martins AU 2 1858 dispatch with transit marks of St. John and Kentville; a Fine and rare cover as just 18 are recorded paying the ½d rate to Nova Scotia and just six of these using a bisected 6d; ex-Wilkinson, Hackmey, photographed in "Maple Leaves" Vol 29 No 1 (p 19); 1987 Greene Foundation certificate (identifies stamp as #2c) rnThe PMG never authorized the use of bisected stamps though it was tolerated probably as a courtesy to Nova Scotia's PMG who authorized the use of bisects in 1854.
    Start Price : 1,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,500.00 USD
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    Lot# : 9 New Brunswick

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    Catalog# : 2d
    2d, 1851 6d Mustard yellow, single just tied on folded letter to Birmingham Conn (USA) by mute grill cancel, very faint "New Brunswick / V.R. / X" cross border marking, backstamped Fredericton OC 15 1851 dispatch and St John transit cancels, stamp ample to full margins except slightly cut-into at one side, cover horiz file fold well away from stamp, a Fine and attractive early letter with the rare shade; ex-Schneider, Koh, Wilkinson, Hackmey; 1979 BPA certificate
    Start Price : 2,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 2,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 10 New Brunswick

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    Catalog# : 2b
    2b, 1851 6d Olive yellow, Diagonal bisect, two bisects both tied by clear grill "12" cancels to orange envelope addressed to Bangor Maine (USA), red "PAID 10 CENTS" also ties one of the bisects, add'l transit New Brunswick circular handstamp and Houlton Me Mar 7 cds, ms. "Paid", backstamped Edmunston MR 1 1860 dispatch and Woodstock transit cancels, both stamps with one large margin and then either just clear or just in on the other side, Very Fine; a very rare and most attractive cover paying the ½oz letter rate to the US, only two such frankings are known; ex-Koh, Wilkinson, Hackmey
    Start Price : 4,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 4,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 11 New Brunswick

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    Catalog# : 2
    2, 1851 6d Olive yellow, just tied by blue grill "8" and additional straight line "ADVERTISED1 CENT" to envelope addressed to Brooklyn NY (USA), adjacent blue "NEW BRUNSWICK" and red "PAID 10 CENTS" (oxidized), backstamped Chatham MR 31 1854 dispatch and St John transit, stamp well margined except just touched at two places on one side, cover with a small stain spot not distracting, still Very Fine and rare cover to the US showing the scarce ½d advertised letter fee for New Brunswick origin; ex-Dale-Lichtenstein, Koh, Wilkinson, Hackmey
    Start Price : 1,200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,200.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 12 New Brunswick

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    Catalog# : 1b
    1b, 1851 3d Dull red, Diagonal bisect, in strip with two normal stamps, tied by "1" grill cancels to folded lettersheet addressed to Glasgow (Scotland), red "PKT. LETTER PAID LIVERPOOL" partly tying the stamps, backstamped St John FE 11 1856 dispatch, Glasgow Feb 25 rec'g cds, stamps with cut into to large margins, the entire somewhat "unfresh" with a crease through the bisect (the strip has been removed for ironing but not precisely replaced); Fine appearance, a rare use with only five covers to Scotland recorded incl two paying the ½ oz letter rate via British Packet and showing this franking; ex-Wilkinson, Hackmey; 1989 Greene Foundation certificate
    Start Price : 1,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,500.00 USD
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    Lot# : 13 New Brunswick

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    Catalog# : 1b
    1b, 1851 3d Dull red, Diagonal bisect, plus 3d horiz pair all just tied by black "1" grill cancel to small envelope addressed to Ireland, partial strike of a St John DE2_ 1858 dispatch cds, ms. "Via Halifax", clear AMERICA / DUBLIN PAID JA 10 1858 cds; backstamped Ballymoney JA 10 1859 arrival plus a blurry transit cancel, stamps mostly clear to good margins, the right stamp of the pair partly to slightly touched, two tears in the envelope repaired and the cover cleaned, part of the reverse flap missing; rare with only 5 covers from New Brunswick to Ireland recorded; ex-Wilkinson, Hackmey; 1980 PF certificate
    Start Price : 2,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 2,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 2,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 14 New Brunswick

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    Catalog# : 1b
    1b, 1851 3d Dull red, Diagonal bisect, together with 6d Olive yellow (Scott 2) tied by clear "21" grill to envelope addressed to Ireland from Newcastle (NO 14 1859 backstamp) to Dundroum and re-directed to Dublin with both arrival marks on front plus multiple transit backstamps, also "7½ Cy." in circle indicating full prepayment; bisect with two huge margins, 6d margins to just touched on one side, cover with two creases not affecting the franking; a Fine and rare cover to Ireland, ex-Argenti, Emerald, Wilkinson, Hackmey; signed Georg Bühler
    Start Price : 1,800.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,800.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 15 New Brunswick

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    Catalog# : 4
    4, 1851 1sh Dull violet, horizontal pair and single plus diagonal bisect or trisect 3d Dull red, tied by "4" grill cancel to envelope dispatched from Bathurst (NO 14 1859 backstamp) and sent via London and Panama to Callao, Peru; franking with mostly good margins, touched in places, shilling-values small marginal tears and the 1d with nick; cover restored and pressed; a very rare franking and the only known cover from New Brunswick to South America, also the only recorded use of a 1 shilling pair on cover; ex-Seybold, Syracuse, Argenti, "Foxbridge", Koh , Wilkinson, Hackmey; 1999 BPA certificaternIt is believed that the sender intended to use the 3d. as a trisect to make up the 36½d rate with 37d franking as the closest possible way to fulfill this rate; assuming the 3d was bisected, the overpayment would be 1d.
    Start Price : 22,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 22,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 16 Nova Scotia

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    Catalog# : 4 var
    4 var., 1851 6d Yellow green, Quadrisect used as 2c, the quadrisect with a huge 12mm bottom selvage and portion of adjacent stamp tied by mute grill cancel on envelope locally addressed in Bridgetown (Oct 1860 dispatch backstamp), with front side notation "recd 29 Octr. 1860", Very Fine; only two quadrisects have been recorded in Nova Scotia philately and one of the great rarities in BNA postal history; ex-Wilkinson, Hackmey; 1969 RPS certificaternThe quadrisect pays the then current 2c drop letter rate. The Pence issues were never demonetized and several examples have been recorded used to pay the new rates in cents.
    Start Price : 25,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 25,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 17 Nova Scotia

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    Catalog# : 3a
    3a, 1851-57 3d Deep blue, Diagonal bisect, two diagonal bisects(different shades) tied by clear oval grill cancel to folded letter addressed to Pictou, backstamped Halifax JY 3 1857 dispatch, Pictou JY 4 1857, stamps partly cut into and one with two pre-affixing creases, a Fine and rare franking, only three such double bisect covers are known; ex-Wilkinson, Hackmey; 1998 BPA certificate stating "franked with halves of two different 1851-57 3d deep blue (SG 2) as a postal fraud"
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 18 Nova Scotia

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    Catalog# : 1
    1, 1853 1d Red brown, vertical pair (long scissors cut between the stamps; top stamp with clear to good margins, the bottom stamp cut-into at left) together with 6d Yellow green (Scott 4; good margins all around) tied by oval grill cancels to envelope addressed to Scotland, adjacent "PKT. LETTER PAID LIVERPOOL OC 29 54" tombstone and ms. "5" debit, backstamped Halifax OC 12 1854, green Forfar OC 24 1854 arrival, a faint horizontal crease affecting the top 1d, cover with some staining, otherwise Fine; the only recorded cover that shows an overpayment of the 7½d rate; ex-Argenti, Martin, Wilkinson, Hackmey; 1957 PF certificate
    Start Price : 1,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 USD

    Lot# : 19 Nova Scotia

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    Catalog# : 5
    5, 1857 6d Dark green, pair plus 3d Dark blue (Scott 3) tied by oval grill cancels to undated cover front with top backflap addressed to Yorkshire, England; one 6d stamp with small faults; Fine; in all likelihood the only recorded example of the 15d letter rate to England effective 6 July 1851 - 31 July 1854; ex-Wilkinson, Hackmey
    Start Price : 1,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 20 Nova Scotia

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    Catalog# : 7
    7, 1851 1sh Dull violet, horizontal pair with pair 3d Deep blue (Scott 3) tied to small envelope addressed to a member of the 32nd regiment at Peshawar, India by clear grill cancels, red London PAID 21 DE 1852 and ms "1/10"; backstamped Sydney CB NO 20 1852, stamps large margins to cut into, 3d tiny scissor cut between stamps, small portion of backflap missing, a Fine and rare use as only five covers from Nova Scotia to India are recorded; ex-Gibson, Emerson, RA Siegel, Doune, Koh, Wilkinson, Hackmey; 1984 BPA certificate
    Start Price : 12,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 12,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 12,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 21 Canada - Postal History

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    Catalog# : 11
    11, 1858/59 ½d Rose, Perf 11¾, well centered horizontal pair tied by 4-ring "37" numeral cancel with adjacent clear Quebec JAN29 1859 cds to folded letter sheet addressed to Pointe Levi (JA 29 1859 backstamp), a vertical filing fold affecting the right stamp, otherwise Very Fine showpiece; pays the rare special 1d ferriage rate across the St Lawrence River; ex-Reford, de Volpi, Nickle, Lubke, Wilkinson, Hackmey; shown in Arfken, Leggett, Firby and Steinhart (p 118)
    Start Price : 3,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 3,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 3,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 22 Canada - Postal History

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    Catalog# : 8
    8, 1857 ½d Rose, vertical block of six tied by 4-ring "12" numeral cancel with adjacent Dundas AU 5 1858 cds to cover to Vittoria with proper 1858 transit and arrival marks, block with clear to wide margins except a tiny scissors cut just touching the frame line at lower right, some usual light bends; a Very Fine and attractive cover being one of only two known bearing a block of six of the ½d; ex-Dale-Lichtenstein, Lea, Richardson, Carrington, Wilkinson, Hackmey, illustrated in Boggs (p 159) and Arfken, Leggett, Firby & Steinhart (p 85)rn
    Start Price : 9,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 9,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 23 Canada - Postal History

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    Catalog# : 4c, 8a
    4c, 8a, 1852/57 3d Red, ½d Deep rose, Horizontally ribbed paper varieties, 3d single, ½d (2) singles tied by square grid numeral "16" with adjacent Hamilton MR 26 1858 cds to registered envelope addressed to Eastwood with Woodstock transit and arrival mark on reverse, "REGISTERED" straight-line, ½d stamps just touching to very wide margins incl parts of adjoining stamps, 3d clear to large margins, the envelope with slight water staining at lower right, otherwise Fine; an extremely rare franking being just one of only two known covers with both existing values on ribbed paper; ex-Dale-Lichtenstein, Harrison, Wilkinson, Hackmey, illustrated in Boggs (p 163), Arfken, Leggett, Firby & Steinhart (p 125) and "Gems of Canadian Philately" (p 29)
    Start Price : 14,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 14,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 24 Canada - Postal History

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    Catalog# : 5b
    5b, 1855 6d Greenish grey, single with fresh color and good to wide margins tied by blue target cancels on folded letter sheet addressed to Kingston with adjacent blue Bentinck MR 28 1857 and straight-line REGISTERED, appropriate 1857 transit and arrival marks; cover small closed tear at top and light horiz file fold well away from stamp, otherwise Very Fine and choice; a rare registered cover with all the markings in blue and the nicer of the two 6d covers recorded at this rate, ex-Chaplin, Wilkinson, Hackmey
    Start Price : 3,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 3,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 3,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 25 Canada - Postal History

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    Catalog# : 5
    5, 1855 6d Slate grey, plus vertical block of six ½d Rose (Scott 8, pos 83-84, 95-96, 107-08; pos 96 shows re-entry in "half" and "penny") tied by strikes of 4-ring "42" cancel to oversized large size folded cover addressed to Magog with adjacent clear Sherbrooke JA 9 1858 cds and endorsed "one Patent", block slightly cut into at upper left and outer frame line at bottom, 6d with good to large margins, Very Fine and fresh; the only recorded ½d block used in combination with another denomination; ex-Wilkinson, Hackmey
    Start Price : 20,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 20,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 26 Canada - Postal History

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    Catalog# : 2
    2, 1851 6d Slate violet, horizontal pair with clear to very wide margins and showing rich laid lines tied by indistinct target cancels to folded letter sheet addressed to St John, adjacent Toronto Canada MY18 1853 cds, proper transit and arrival marks, trivial cover faults, otherwise Very Fine; a very scarce quadruple rate cover, multiples of the 6d on laid paper are rare, the only recorded cover paying quadruple letter rate to New Brunswick via overland route; ex-Hart, Jephcott, Nickle, Richardson, Wilkinson, Hackmey; shown in Arfken, Leggett, Firby & Steinhart (p 155)
    Start Price : 3,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 3,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 27 Canada - Postal History

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    Catalog# : 5d
    5d, 1857 6d Grey violet on thick hard paper, horizontal strip of three with fresh color and clear to large margins all around tied by 4-ring "5" target cancel to large size sextuple rate envelope (slightly reduced at sides) addressed to Hamilton, adjacent clear Brandford JU 2 59 cds, appropriate transit and arrival marks; the cover minor creases not affecting the stamps; a Fine cover bearing the largest recorded multiple of this stamp; ex-Redford, Glassco, Hilmer, Nickle, Lubke, Carrington, Wilkinson, Hackmey; 2002 Greene Foundation certificate
    Start Price : 9,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 9,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 28 Canada - Postal History

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    Catalog# : 11
    11, 1858/59 ½d Rose, Perf 11¾, strip of four, strip of three, pair and three singles tied by square grid cancels to entire letter (part-printed bank balance) addressed to Scranton Penn with Toronto AP29 59 cds, red "PAID" handstamp partly overlaps two stamps; a vertical filing crease affecting one single stamp and the lower left pair (latter one only very slightly). a Fine and unique multiple franking paying the 6d letter rate to the US; ex-Morton, Nickle, Carrington, Wilkinson, Hackmey, illustrated in Arfken, Leggett, Firby & Steinhart (p 162); 2002 Greene Foundation certificate
    Start Price : 14,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 14,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 29 Canada - Postal History

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    Catalog# : 4
    4, 1852 3d Deep red, horizontal bottom margin pair (pos 99-100 of pane A) with good to large margins the other sides and a striking 6-10 mm sheet margin at right and bottom, the lower outer margin showing a small portion of frame of pos 10 of pane B, tied by target cancel to folded letter sheet addressed to New York, adjacent London U.C. DE 13 1854 cds, red "CANADA PAID 10 cts.", "Suspension Bridge N.Y. Dec 14 transit cancel, stamps with a light pre-printing bend, light diagonal cover crease affecting the stamps slightly, Very Fine showpiece, this is the only known partial gutter pair of all pence issues and is considered by many to be one of the most important 3d items Canadian Philately, ex-Brouse, Dale-Lichtenstein, Wilkinson, Hackmey, illustrated in Arfken, Leggett, Firby & Steinhart (p 35); 1997 BPA certificate
    Start Price : 21,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 21,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 30 Canada - Postal History

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    Catalog# : 4, 12
    4, 12, 1852 3d Red Imperforate, 3d Red Perf 11¾, combination imperf 3d Red (clear to wide margins, tiny scissors cut at lower left just touching the frame) with perforated 3d Red, both tied by 4-ring "20" cancel to envelope addressed to Vermont, adjacent clear Melbourne L.C. AP 4 1859 cds, reverse side fine strike of Montreal & Island Pond G.R.T. Way/ No. 7/ A Down Apr 4 1859 (grand trunk railway) marking, Very Fine and rare franking as only one other cover is recorded with a combination of imperforated and perforated pence-issue (this being the finer one); ex-W.E. Lea, Carrington, Fox, Wilkinson, Hackmey
    Start Price : 14,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 14,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 18,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 31 Canada - Postal History

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    12, 15, 1858 3d Red, 1859 5c Vermilion, 3d pos. A47 with major re-entry in combination with 5c both tied by good strikes of circular grid "16" to envelope addressed to Easton Penn, adjacent Hamilton SP 2 1859 cds, lightly struck "CANADA PAID 10 Cts." exchange handstamp, Very Fine; one of the great rarities of Canadian Philately and the finer of the two recorded mixed pence/ cents issue covers; ex-Dale-Lichtenstein, W.E. Lea, Carrington, Wilkinson, Hackmey (2011), illustrated in Boggs (p 204)rn1 July 1859 marked the changeover day from the Pence to Cents issues. The Pence issues were not demonetized but the postmasters were instructed to return existing stocks to the PO Department on 1 July. Some of the Pence issues remained in the hands of the public resulting in some combination frankings. The PO Department issued instructions to the postmasters directing them to allow such uses.
    Start Price : 9,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 9,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 9,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 32 Canada - Postal History

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    Catalog# : 4d
    4d, 1852 3d Orange red on thin paper, horizontal pair tied by Portland Me PAID Jun 20 (1856) to folded letter sheet addressed to Montreal, adjacent arched "U. STATES." entry mark, backstamped Montreal the next day; stamps just clear to full margins except left stamp slightly touched at left, stamps and cover some minor faults, still Fine and a very rare unofficial use of Canadian stamps on cross-border cover from the US to Canada - only 5 such covers known; ex-Caspary, Drew, Robertson, Wilkinson, Hackmey
    Start Price : 5,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 5,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 5,500.00 USD

    Lot# : 33 Canada - Postal History

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    Catalog# : 2 var
    2 var, 1851 6d Brownish purple, tied by target cancel to envelope addressed to Peterborough and originating in the U.S., clear Ogdensburgh NY. APR 13" dispatch postmark, fancy "U.STATES" and tax stamp "10" cancelled by target by the postmaster in Peterborough who accepted the cover as fully paid. backstamped with transit postmarks of Kingston and Cobourg, stamp clear to wide margins, Very Fine and quite a rare use; ex-Lea, Robertson, Wilkinson, Hackmey; shown in Arfken, Leggett, Firby & Steinhart (p 183)
    Start Price : 5,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 5,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 5,500.00 USD

    Lot# : 34 Canada - Postal History

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    Catalog# : 8
    8, 1857 ½d Rose, horizontal strip of four and horizontal pair plus 6d Slate violet (Scott 5), all tied by clear 4-ring "18" target cancels to registered folded letter sheet addressed to NY City, adjacent Kingston NO 23 1857 cds, straight-line REGISTERED handstamp, the left ½d of the strip with crease due to placement at edge of cover (here re-folded); one stamp of the pair just cut-into the outer frame line, otherwise clear to wide margins, the pair with small bottom sheet margin, the 6d with 5 mm right sheet margin, two pressed vertical filing creases through the franking, the cover cleaned; an important showpiece and the only known registered cover to the US at 9d rate; ex-Dale-Lichtenstein, Harrison, Wilkinson, Hackmey, illustrated in Harrison, Arfken and Lussey (p 95) and Arfken, Leggett, Firby & Steinhart (p 200)
    Start Price : 17,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 17,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 35 Canada - Postal History

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    Catalog# : 5b
    5b, 1855 6d Greenish grey, two singles tied on envelope addressed to Controller of Pensions in Washington DC by 4-ring "5" target cancel, adjacent clear Brentford MY 19 59 cds and PENSIONOFFICE MAY 23 1859 cds, stamps close to huge margins, cover slightly reduced at right and central horiz file fold, an attractive and rare double-rate letter, according to Wilkinson only four covers recorded at this rate bearing 6d on wove paper; ex-Dale-Lichtenstein, "Consort" (with RPS certificate no longer accompanying), "Foxbridge", W.E. Lea, Wilkinson, Hackmey
    Start Price : 2,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 2,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 2,500.00 USD

    Lot# : 36 Canada - Postal History

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    Catalog# : 13a
    13a, 1859 6d Grey violet, Perf 11¾, well centered vertical pair with good color tied to folded letter sheet addressed to NY City by indistinct cancels, adjacent Hamilton AP19 1859 cds, red CANADA PAID 10 Cts. corrected by hand into "20 cts" for the double rate; stamps couple toned perf tips, cover some slight staining and some file folds with reinforcement at the joints, still Fine and very rare, 35 double rate covers to the US are recorded with three being franked with perforated 6d pairs being the largest multiple on cover; ex-Seybold, Dale-Lichtenstein, Fox, de Volpi, Bertram, Nickle, Wilkinson, Hackmey
    Start Price : 4,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 4,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 4,750.00 USD

    Lot# : 37 Canada - Postal History

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    Catalog# : 5 var
    5 var, 1852/57 6d Reddish purple on thick soft paper, horizontal pair with clear to large margins on registered double-rate envelope addressed to Chicago, canceled by centrally struck 3-ring "51" target cancel and tied by orange "PAID 3d", clear adjacent Brockville DE 30 1858 cds, backstamped Windsor transit cancel and Chicago Jan 3 ("3" inverted) arrival, stamp somewhat faded color and the right stamp with vertical pre-affixing crease, cover small edge break at right and somewhat faulty on reverse, otherwise Fine; the only recorded multiple of the rare color/paper variety and the only multiple rate registered entire to the US with 3d registration fee paid in cash; ex-Seybold, Dale-Lichtenstein, Hart, Nickle, Wilkinson, Hackmey
    Start Price : 4,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 4,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 38 Canada - Postal History

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    Catalog# : 12
    12, 1858 3d Red, Perf 11¾, vertical strip of six with fresh color tied to triple-rate envelope addressed to Champlain NY by several light strikes of "21" numeral cancel, adjacent Montreal MR 16 1859 cds, backstamped Rouse's Point NY MAR 18, stamps with horiz perfs through bottom of "3" and top stamp scissor cut at top, cover small repair in the lower left corner and minor faults incl pressed folds, otherwise Fine; a spectacular multiple franking with the largest existing multiple of this stamp; ex-Nickle, Wilkinson, Hackmey, illustrated in Arfken, Leggett, Firby &Steinhart (p 192) and "Gems of Canadian Philately" (p 34)
    Start Price : 12,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 12,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 39 Canada - Postal History

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    Catalog# : 5b
    5b, 1855 6d Greenish grey, vertical strip of three tied to large size envelope addressed to Boston by square grids with adjacent "Toronto JUN 5 cds, small red "PAID"; stamps wide margins except just touching in the outer frame line at upper left, cover some filing folds not affecting the stamps and some edge breaks at left from opening, still Fine; the largest multiple of this stamp on cover; ex-Fox, Nickle, Lubke, Wilkinson, Hackmey; illustrated in Arfken, Leggett, Firby & Steinhart (P 192) and "Gems of Canadian Philately" (p 22)
    Start Price : 3,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 3,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 3,750.00 USD

    Lot# : 40 Canada - Postal History

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    Catalog# : 4
    4, 1852 3d Brown red, horizontal block of six canceled by black target cancel on large size triple-rate envelope addressed to Philadelphia, adjacent red Montreal JU 25 1853 cds, framed arc "CANADA" and "PAID" cross-border markings, stamps slightly cut-in to clear margins with small tear at upper left, cover filing folds and tears (partly fixed/ repaired), otherwise Fine; the unique example of a 3d block of six on cover;ex-Firby, Richardson, Craveri, Wilkinson, Hackmey; 1992 Greene Foundation certificate
    Start Price : 8,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 8,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 41 Canada - Postal History

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    Catalog# : 8
    8, 1857 ½d Rose on machine-made thick wove paper, horizontal pair tied by 4-ring "21" target cancel to soldier's cover addressed to Ireland with adjacent clear "Montreal SP29 1857" cds, clear "PKT. LETTER PAID LIVERPOOL" tombstone transit; endorsed "From Pre James Hall, H.M. 9th Foot" and signed by commanding officer at lower left, backstamped Quebec SP 30, stamps clear to wide margins except just in at top right, the cover open at 2½ sides with edge faults incl tear at front right; still a Fine showpiece; the only known soldier's-rate letter from Canada and one of the most important pieces of Canadian postal history; ex-Dale-Lichtenstein, Nickle, Wilkinson, Hackmey
    Start Price : 15,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 15,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 15,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 42 Canada - Postal History

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    Catalog# : 5
    5, 1855 6d Slate grey, in combination with ½d Rose horizontal strip of three (Scott 11) all tied on envelope addressed to Ireland by light 4-ring "30" target cancel with clear adjacent Peterboro SP 26 1859 cds, clear "PAID LIVERPOOL COL PACKET 12 OC 59" transit cancel, backstamped Montreal, Cobourg, Dublin and Navan (OC 13), 6d margined except slightly in at lower left, back side of cover with wax seal cut out; Very Fine, a unique franking; ex-W.E. Lea, KL, Carrington, Wilkinson, Hackmey; 1995 BPA certificate
    Start Price : 13,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 13,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 43 Canada - Postal History

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    Catalog# : 11
    11, 1858/59 ½d Rose, Perf 11¾, horizontal strip of three (pos. 98-100, the latter one with major re-entry) together with 3d Red horizontal pair (Scott 12), tied on envelope addressed to London by square grid cancel and red "LONDON PAID" cds, accompanying Toronto JU 14 59 dispatch cds, the strip with some faults at top where affixed over the edge of the cover, otherwise Fine; a unique combination for the 7½ d. letter rate to the UK by Allan Line; ex-de Volpi, Jarrett, Yuile, Nickle, Richardson, Carrington, Wilkinson, Hackmey
    Start Price : 14,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 14,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 44 Canada - Postal History

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    Catalog# : 8a
    8a, 1857 ½d Rose, Horizontally ribbed paper, two singles (different shades) with 3d Red vertical strip of threeon horizontally ribbed paper (Scott 4c) tied to envelope addressed to England by 4-ring "15" cancel, adjacent clear Guelph JY 30 58 cds, red London "PAID" transit cds tying one of the ½d, the ½d large to cutting margins and one value with slight pre-affixing crease (so-called pocket stamps) 3d with ample to large margins, cover some minor staining, otherwise Very Fine and unusual franking to prepay the Cunard rate; of the mere five covers recorded with this franking, this the only example bearing ribbed paper stamps and it is one of two covers recorded with both denominations on ribbed paper; ex-Yuile, de Volpi, Foxbridge, Richardson, Nickle, Wilkinson, Hackmey, illustrated in Arfken, Leggett, Firby & Steinhart (p 227), illustrated in "Gems of Canadian Philately" (p 19)
    Start Price : 4,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 4,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 4,000.00 USD

    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

    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

    Lot# : 47 Canada - Postal History

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    Catalog# : 8a
    8a, 1857 ½d Rose, Horizontally ribbed paper, two singles plus 3d Red, 6d Greenish grey (Scott 4, 5b) tied to envelope addressed to England by blue target cancels, adjacent blue Port Rowan AP 14 1859cds, clear red PAID LIVERPOOL BR. PACKET transit cds, backstamped Hamilton, Manchester (MY 2), ½d clear to large margins, 3d large margins incl part imprint at bottom, 6d margins to just cutting, the 3 smaller denominations with slight creasing where originally affixed over the edge of the cover, the envelope with small marginal faults (some mended), still very attractive three-color-franking and the only recorded Pence Issue cover bearing more than two different stamp designs; ex-Dale-Lichtenstein, W.E. Lea, Wilkinson, Hackmey, illustrated in Boggs (p 165)
    Start Price : 20,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 20,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 48 Canada - Postal History

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    Catalog# : 7
    7, 1855 10d Blue, single tied on envelope addressed to London by light 4-4ing "16" cancel, clear adjacent Hamilton MAY 11 1857 cds, with red London "PAID" postmark, docketing at left, stamp ample to large margins, Very Fine and choice; ex-Sweet, de Volpi, KL, Wilkinson, Hackmey; shown in Firby-Willson "Canadian Posted Letter Guide" (p23); 1995 BPA certificate
    Start Price : 2,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 2,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 5,250.00 USD

    Lot# : 49 Canada - Postal History

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    Catalog# : 1
    1, 1851 3d Red, single plus two 6d Slate violet on laid (Scott 2, fresh color) all tied on small envelope (includes original contents) addressed to Carnarvon, Wales by black target cancels and a red Montreal JU 20 1852 cds (short-paid 1d), backstamped Chester and Carnarvon arrival (JY 6), 1d large to huge margins, one 6d cut with the outer frame line at top, otherwise full to very wide margins, the cover skillfully repaired in the folds with 3d cleaned and pressed, one 6d tiny corner crease, still very attractive and of great rarity; the only known cover with both first issue laid-paper stamps; ex-Foxbridge, Richardson, Wilkinson, Hackmey, illustrated in Arfken, Leggett, Firby & Steinhart (p 209) and "Gems of Canadian Philately" (p 12)
    Start Price : 11,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 11,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 11,500.00 USD

    Lot# : 50 Canada - Postal History

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    Catalog# : 7
    7, 1855 10d Blue, tied by black target cancel to envelope addressed to Edinburgh, Ancaster MR 8 1855 cds at lower left, nice strike of 3-line "CONVEYEDBY UNITED STATES PACKET.", also black "MORE TO PAY" and tax mark "6"; stamp clear to wide margins except just touching bottom right corner, a Fine and rare entire; ex-Nickle, Richardson, Carrington, Wilkinson, Hackmey, shown in "Canadian Philatelist" (vol 56, no 3, p 88),rnPrepaid at the Cunard rate, but apparently arrived too late and was directed via the U.S. Collins Line which required and extra 6d postage which was collected on delivery. A rare example of the so-called "Crimean War rate" and the only example sent short paid.
    Start Price : 4,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 4,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 4,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 51 Canada - Postal History

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    Catalog# : 7
    7, 1855 10d Blue, single combined with horizontal pair 3d Scarlet vermilion tied to envelope addressed to London by target cancels, accompanying Hamilton JA 29 1855 cds, endorsed "Per Royal Mail Steamer" (Cunard Line), adjacent red "8 PAID 10" rating and London arrival cancel, stamps clear to large margins except one 3d barely touching in the outer frame line, left 3d small tear and some pressed creasing, 10d lightly creased; still an attractive and rare cover at the "Crimean War rate", prepaid 16d for service by US Packet (Collins Line) but carried at the less expensive Cunard (10d) rate; ex-Wellburn, Chan, Robertson, Wilkinson, Hackmey, illustrated in Arfken, Leggett, Firby & Steinhart (p 215) and "Canadian Philatelist" (vol 56, no 3, p 85); 1998 BPA certificate
    Start Price : 6,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 6,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 52 Canada - Postal History

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    Catalog# : 9a
    9a, 1857 7½d Deep green, combined with 3d Red on soft ribbed paper (Scott 4c) tied on registered envelope addressed to London by 4-ring "1" cancel, adjacent "Barrie U.C. 11 FEB 1858 cds, straight line and crowned "REGISTERED" markings, ms "6" (due), backstamped Toronto, London (2 different MR 1 cds); 3d faint pre-use crease and three large margins, 7½d large margins incl portion of imprint at left, envelope small pin hole at lower right; a rare and very attractive transatlantic registered letter carried by Cunard Line "Arabia", only three franked registered covers are known carried by Cunard Packets to England, this one being ½d over-paid for postage with 6d registration fee collected upon delivery; ex-Dale-Lichtenstein, Hillmer, KL, Carrington, Wilkinson, Hackmey, illustrated in Arfken, Leggett, Firby & Steinhart (p 249) and Canadian Posted Letter Guide (p 29); 1995 BPA certificate
    Start Price : 14,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 14,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 14,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 53 Canada - Postal History

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    Catalog# : 7
    7, 1855 10d Deep blue, horizontal pair (53-54 with major re-entry on pos 53) tied by square grid to envelope addressed to London, adjacent Toronto C.W. OCT 5 cds, red London arrival cds on face, backflap with embossed imprint of Dept of Public Instruction for Upper Canada, a Very Fine double-rate cover carried by Cunard "Canada" and the finest of the eight recorded double-rate covers to England; ex-Seybold, Wilkinson, Hackmey, illustrated in Arfken, Leggett, Firby & Steinhart (p 230); 1982 BPA certificate
    Start Price : 6,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 6,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 6,500.00 USD

    Lot# : 54 Canada - Postal History

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    Catalog# : 9
    9, 1857 7½d Green, two singles plus two singles 3d Red on hard wove paper (Scott 4) tied on registered mourning cover addressed to London by 4-ring "1" cancel with weak adjacent dispatch mark of Barrie (partly improved by pencil), straight line and crowned "REGISTERED" markings, ms "6" (partly ties one of the 7½d) for registration fee to be collected on delivery, backstamped Toronto and London, all the stamps ample to full margins except one of the 3d in at right, a Fine and important cover being the only known double-rate registered cover to England carried on the Cunard Line ("Arabia" which departed from New York on 25 Nov 1857); ex-Wellburn, Lubke, Harrison, Wilkinson, Hackmey, illustrated in Boggs (p 159), Harrison, Arfken & Lussey (p 109) and Arfken, Leggett, Firby & Steinhart (p 250)
    Start Price : 80,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 80,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    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

    Lot# : 56 Canada - Postal History

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    Catalog# : 7
    7, 1855 10d Blue, horizontal strip of four tied on slightly oversized quadruple-rate blue OHMS envelope addressed to Scotland by light square grid cancels, adjacent Toronto cds and red "PAID LIVERPOOL BR. PACKET" cds; stamps ample margins to just in at left, the outer stamps with tears and top right corner rounded, the central pair very fine, envelope with some age marks and a small tear at left; still Fine; carried on Cunard's "Arabia" from Boston, the largest multiple of the 10d on cover and the highest rated stamped cover to Scotland; ex-W.E. Lea, Richardson, Wilkinson, Hackmey, illustrated in Arfken, Leggett, Firby & Steinhart (p 231) and "Gems of Canadian Philately" (p 25)
    Start Price : 6,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 6,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 6,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 57 Canada - Postal History

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    Catalog# : 8
    8, 1857 ½d Rose, vertical strip of four plus a single tied on printed circular addressed to Bremen by clear 4-ring "37" cancels, adjacent clear Quebec JY 13 1858 cds, several ms. ratings, routed via England, Belgium and Prussia being backstamped red "SEEBRIEF PER ENGLAND UND AACHEN" exchange marking; stamps ample to wide margins and with fresh color, faint pressed filing crease in the strip of four, still very attractive and rare, carried on Cunard "Arabia" from Boston, one of only two properly paid circulars to Europe; ex-W.E. Lea, KL, Wilkinson, Hackmey, illustrated in Arfken, Leggett, Firby & Steinhart (p 290); BPA (1995) and Greene Foundation certificates
    Start Price : 8,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 8,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 8,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 58 Canada - Postal History

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    Catalog# : 5d
    5d, 1857 6d Grey violet on thick hard paper, two singles plus the ½d Deep rose (Scott 11) tied on folded letter sheet addressed to France by 4-ring "21" cancel with adjacent Montreal FE 7 1859 cds, routed via London with transit and arrival marks front and back; the address partially excised and re-written, otherwise Very Fine; a marvelous franking and one of only two covers recorded at the 12½d letter rate to France via Cunard Line (this sent on "Arabia"); ex-Nickle, KL, Wilkinson, Hackmey, illustrated in Arfken, Leggett, Firby & Steinhart (p 286), Firby-Willson (p 23); 1995 BPA certificate
    Start Price : 15,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 15,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 59 Canada - Postal History

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    Catalog# : 13
    13, 1859 6d Brown violet, Perf 11¾, horizontal pair plus single ½d Deep rose (Scott 11) tied on small envelope addressed to France by "21" numeral cancels and Montreal MR 19 1859 cds, London and French transit marks address side, several French backstamps; the left 6d vertical crease where the stamp was affixed around the edge of the cover, backflap missing, otherwise Fine; a remarkable franking of perforated pence values with the largest recorded multiple of 6d on cover and one of only two covers known at the 12½d Cunard Line rate to France (this carried on "Arabia"); ex-Dale-Lichtenstein, Wilkinson, Hackmey, shown in Arfken, Leggett, Firby & Steinhart (p 285)
    Start Price : 15,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 15,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 60 Canada - Postal History

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    Catalog# : 4d
    4d, 1852 3d Orange red on thin paper, vertical strip of three, pair and single just tied (one stamp) or canceled and affixed on folded letter sheet addressed to Hamburg by black target cancels, Montreal SP 14 1854 cds and routed via London, endorsed "Per Steamer Baltic"; red oval framed "P" and London "PAID" markings, ms "4" (sea postage credited to the US); red Henry Chapman & Co oval handstamp, the stamps with clear to large margins except the single just in at left, some small faults but still attractive; the only recorded fully prepaid cover to Hamburg carried by the U.S. Packet Line (Collins liner "Baltic"), ex-de Volpi, Wilkinson, Hackmey, illustrated in Arfken, Leggett, Firby & Steinhart (p 289) and "Gems of Canadian Philately" (p 17); 2005 Firby certificate
    Start Price : 12,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 12,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 61 Canada - Postal History

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    Catalog# : 2
    2, 1851 6d Slate violet, horizontal strip of three tied to folded letter sheet addressed to France by target cancels and red boxed "COLONIES & c. ART 12" handstamp, New Carlisle Gaspe DE 1 1851 cds, backstamped Chatham N.B, Peticodiac and Sackville (New Brunswick), ms "15" (decimes) due in France,, stamps with strong laid lines and clear to ample margins except in at lower left, the cover skillfully repaired in the folds, a faint vertical crease affecting the left stamp; otherwise Very Fine; the largest recorded multiple of the 6d on laid paper on cover; ex-Nickle, Wilkinson, Hackmey; shown in Arfken, Leggett, Firby & Steinhart (p 282), "Gems of Canadian Philately" (p 13)rnThe franking paid the 3d overland rate to Nova Scotia and the colonial packet rate of 15d currency from Halifax to Britain. The mail was closed at the Sackville exchange office and the letter carried on vessel "Asia" which arrived at Liverpool 20.12.1851. This is the only known cover to a foreign country using this routing through the Maritimes.
    Start Price : 21,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 21,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    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
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