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241 Folded lettersheet handwritten in French with "Quebec 10 juin 1793" dateline, to Cap La Magdeleine (Cap-de-la-Madeleine), prepaid "7" manuscript and remarkable strike of boxed PAID and equally superb semi-circular Quebec Canada with Bishop mark "17 IV" at centre (Robson Lowe HS-20) struck on back; "IV" stands for "JU" An appealing cover in excellent condition with outstanding postal markings, VF; ex. Charles deVolpi (January 1966; Lot 225)

Photo (33K)
Est. 500.00 +
242 1816 Folded cover mailed from York (Toronto) to London, via Halifax, "YORK / 1816" straightline on reverse, manuscript "Pd 2/9" (currency) in red for prepaid rate from York to Halifax, neat double oval Ship Letter "Crown" Halifax and Liverpool Ship Letter markings, originally rated "1/1" and re-rated "1/7" (stg) due on front (8d ship letter, plus 11d inland postage from Liverpool to London) with 8 FE 8 1817 receiver backstamp. An attractive rated ship letter, VF

Photo (30K)
Est. 300.00 +
243 Folded lettersheet with "Montreal 23rd Sept 1840" dateline from Sergeant J. Wallace, 66th Regiment, countersigned by Lt. Colonel M Johnson, commanding officer at left paying special 1d Soldier's Letter domestic rate, manuscript "P1" in red, double arc Montreal SEP 24 1840 datestamp in red to Kingston; light file fold at centre, VF and attractive

Photo (24K)
Est. 350.00 +
244 1855 (February 19) Clean folded lettersheet mailed to Scotland during the Crimean War, resulting in it being carried by American Collins Line, endorsed 'Atlantic' U.S. Steamer for Liverpool, Montreal double arc dispatch at lower left, rated "1/3" (stg) to collect on arrival, tombstone Pkt Letter Liverpool MR 4 1855 transit in red and Glasgow MR 5 arrival backstamps; a nice cover with historical background, VF

Photo (26K)
Est. 250.00 +
245 1855 (November 2) Folded cover with PAID straightline handstamp in red, manuscript "9" for triple domestic letter rate, remarkable misspelt straightline RERISTERED handstamp in red, Brant, U.C. double arc dispatch with filled-in date; according to Horace Harrison, Brant was the only post office (among 1,293 offices) that had a misspelt registration handstamp; it was short-lived (to about March / April 1856) when a corrected version was supplied; Owen Sound and Saugeen backstamps. An impressive cover ideal for a serious Registered Mail exhibit / collection, VF

Photo (25K)
Est. 750.00 +
246 Envelope of Dept. of Public Instruction red embossed cover addressed to Toronto, mailed onboard Allen Line ship in direction to Liverpool originally rated "1/" for Allan Line rate; inspector's red cross struck in red indicating a problem as it likely missed the Allan Line out of Liverpool, as it was struck by tombstone Pkt Letter Liverpool AU 26 1857 and bearing same red ink two-line BY CANADIAN PACKET handstamp. Original rate crossed out, rerated "1/3", double the 7p for double transatlantic crossing, carried instead on Cunard Line to Toronto. A most unusual and striking cover, VF

Photo (22K)
Est. 300.00 +
247 Country Crown Attorney's Office, County of Haldimand orange envelope in pristine condition mailed registered to Stratford, manuscript "Money", "Register" and "7cts", straightline REGISTERED handstamp in red, Stratford JY 9 59 split ring receiver backstamp. A very early Decimal era cover, the change over from Pence was on July 1st. As the registration fee (now 2 cents) still had to be prepaid the cover was rated 7 cent unpaid to collect on delivery; a very appealing cover, VF

Photo (22K)
Est. 150.00 +
248 1860 (October 14) Brown envelope mailed prepaid from St. Thomas to New Westminster, BC via New York, handstamped "PAID" (italic) in red and manuscript "15" (cent), double arc dispatch at left; London OC 2 1860 transit backstamp; travelling overland from New York to San Francisco and then by steamer to destination, marked "5" in red crayon denoting British Columbia 5 pence to collect on incoming letter. Small cover fault at top left but overall in great condition. An appealing cover paying the 15 cent rate to BC (effective July 1859 to December 1861), F-VF

Photo (19K)
Est. 300.00 +
249 1863 (January 15) Small envelope in excellent condition, endorsed "Via New York, California" mailed prepaid from Quebec to John Woolsey, New Westminster, BC, handstamped "PAID" (in italic) in red and manuscript "25" (cent) - letter rate effective January 1862 to June 1865. Neat Quebec JA 15 63 split ring dispatch in red; no backstamp but may well have travelled via New York and Panama before reaching San Francisco, as the so-called Butterfield's Overland Mail had ceased operations in February 1861 due to the US Civil War. A beautiful cover from a known correspondence, VF

Photo (27K)
Est. 300.00 +
250 1865 (July 29) Clean, fresh envelope endorsed "Indian Department" at lower left, clear Indian Department "Crown" FREE circular governmental handstamp (Davis DIN-1 RF 5 - the highest attainable rarity factor), straightline FREE (italic) and REGISTERED handstamps in black, Quebec split ring dispatch; slightly reduced at top, nevertheless a very rare departmental cover, the local drop letter rate free of charge with the 2c registration fee paid in cash, VF

Photo (27K)
Est. 500.00 +
251 1830-1840 Prepaid Niagara Route to UK Twelve covers with detailed write-up: starts with 1830 cover with Niagara "Buckle" datestamp, prepaid to UK, some staining but markings are clear. Followed by 11 prepaid dual rate covers from Toronto to UK, via Niagara & New York route, ten are addressed to Canada House in London, England, noting 7 + 25 or 9 + 25 rates; most of these are handstamped, also a manuscript double 14 + 25, one triple 1/11 + 75 and one six-time 3/8 + 1,50. A useful lot for the specialist, F-VF

Photo (18K) Photo 2 (18K)
Est. 1,000.00 +
252 Stampless Covers - Collection Balance An interesting lot 23 stampless covers, each neatly written up on a quadrilled page, about half are prepaid and dated between 1800 and 1858, starting with a folded lettersheet bearing straightline QUEBEC 14 AUG 1800 clear marking to UK with oval Ship Letter Portsmouth; two covers addressed to Shetland Islands (north of Scotland); "Great Western" prepaid (three rates) steamship covers to Scotland, various covers with different U.C. and L.C. dispatch markings, two originate from the Maritimes; clean 1842 cover with oval Steamboat Letter "Q" in red, plus two covers with red & black Steam Boat Letter Quebec CDS markings; a Montreal 1851 (JU 26) drop letter with very fine "1/2" handstamp, a neat "WAY" and "3" handstamps in black on 1858 cover Quebec to Montreal, etc. Overall clean condition with selected strikes.

Photo (23K) Photo 2 (23K) Photo 3 (21K) Photo 4 (19K)
Est. 750.00 +
253 Unpaid Letters Five covers to / from Toronto & United Kingdom with detailed write-up: includes 1840 from Toronto manuscript "50" double rate to New York and rated "8" (stg) due; cover "1/2" rate handstamp from Richview, U.C. 1853 to Scotland; a clear folded lettersheet dated Birmingham AU 10 1855, with neat "1/4" rate handstamp and manuscript "1/" mailed during Crimean War era to Toronto; 1862 envelope from London to Toronto with multiple manuscript rates; and 1868 folded lettersheet carried privately to Montreal with AU 14 68 CDS, where it was handstamped "5" (unpaid) to Toronto, F-VF

Photo (28K) Photo 2 (28K) Photo 3 (22K) Photo 4 (29K) Photo 5 (23K)
Est. 350.00 +
254 Prepaid Covers Five covers from Toronto and to England with detailed write-up: includes two similar American Cheese Depot advert covers dated 1860, one with Paid 6dStg (Allan Line rate) and other with Paid 8dStg (Cunard Line); 1859 (December) envelope overland to Halifax for the 12c (6p rate Cunard rate), prepaid "1/" double the 6p rate to Ireland (most unusual; illustrated in Arfken & Leggett "Canada's Decimal Era" book on page 149, figure 5). Also cover front with clear "8 PAID 10" straightline in red postmarked 1857 to Scotland and Paid "to the lines" 1851 (FE 11) cover with unusual "3" accountancy mark in red, through USA to London. A fine and useful group.

Photo (27K)
Est. 300.00 +
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