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Postal History, Canada continued...

Historical Canadian Documents continued...
LotNo. Symbol Cat No. Lot Description
1102 CVR   imageGroup of Three Folded Letters Written During the 1759 Québec Military Campaign, all three are addressed to Captain Boughey Skey, Commander of the Guard at the Bridges of the River St Charles, of the 43d Regiment of Foot (Kennedy's Grenadiers). The first letter is datelined "Camp Point Lévis 28th July 1759 / 10 at Night" and was written by Brigade Major John Spital (wounded on Sep 13, 1759), informing Skey that "...by orders of the General (Wolfe)... you march to the Encampment of the Grenadiers.. and put yourself under Major Morris's Orders... your men are only to carry their blankets with them...", etc. Written on the eve of the Battle of Beauport, also known as the Battle of Montmorency. The second letter is unaddressed, but starts off with "Dear Skey", datelined "Québec October the 21st 1759" written by Major of Brigade Richard Maitland (wounded Aug 8, 1759), informing Skey that the General (Wolfe) has intelligence suggesting that there are enemies "...on your side, and that they intend to surprise you... he desires that you be very alert...". The third letter is datelined "Québec 22 (October) 1759 / 6 oclock", written by Thomas Mills (wounded in Apr/May 1760) informing Skey that General Mills will be sending "...40 men out to the Country, they will come near your post at night...". This third letter has a half-remnant of a red wax seal bearing the arms and motto of General James Murray (who served immediately under General Wolfe and later became Governor of Québec). None of the letters have any postal indications and would have been carried "post haste" by army officers in this tumultuous time in Québec. The River St Charles (where Skey ad his men were posted) is the principal river within Québec City and played a prominent role during the Québec Campaign of 1759/1760. Captain Boughey Skey joined the Army in 1747 and became part of this Regiment in 1751. He would have certainly taken part in the famous Battle of the Plains of Abraham, which took place on Sep 13, 1759. A very important trio of letters in very fine condition. Both sides of each letter are scanned online. (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (Scan 4) (Scan 5) (Scan 6) (All Scans)

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Est $ 5,000

SOLD for C$46,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1103   image1888 Contract to Transport Mail Between Princeport and Old Barns Truro NS, quite elaborate, with four pages of printed and hand-written details on the contract, detailing departure and arrival times, schedules by the day, etc. Signed by the Deputy Postmaster General William White. All pages scanned online, very fine. (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (Scan 4) (Scan 5) (All Scans)

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Est $ 100

SOLD for C$170.00
Will close during Public Auction
Canada Stampless Covers
LotNo. Symbol Cat No. Lot Description
1104 CVR   imageGroup of Three "Québec Ship Letter" Postmarked Stampless Folded Letters, all three are incoming, with Kilmarnock (1806) to Montreal (oval ship letter Teyssier #SL5 plus Québec straightline on back Teyssier #L3), second has the same combination of postmarks, from AUG.16.1805, endorsed "Per Caledonia / Capt. D. Wilson". Both of these have a manuscript "10" (1d ship letter fee + 9d Québec to Montreal). Third letter is 1815 London to Montreal, with Teyssier #SL6 (first year of use) rated m/s "11½" (2½d ship gratuity + 9d Québec to Montreal). A scarce trio, fine to very fine. (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (All Scans)

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Est $ 500

SOLD for C$240.00
Will close during Public Auction
1105 CVR   imageGroup of Five Incoming Transatlantic Stampless Covers, 1854-1856, from Guernsey, all addressed to the same person in Toronto and all endorsed "Per Royal Mail Steamer" carried via Liverpool, with a number of rate markings, handstamps, etc. Very mixed condition (two are quite damaged). (Scan 2) (All Scans)

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Est $ 50

SOLD for C$60.00
Will close during Public Auction
1106 CVR   imageCollection of Transatlantic Ship Letter Mail, 1820-1830, with 16 stampless folded letters, all mounted and described by the owner. We noted both incoming and outgoing mail, including a New York SHIP postmark (1820), a scarce "PAID 9&25" described as being the earliest BNA handstamp used during the ferriage period, an 1838 military letter written on JUL.4.1838 by 1st Lieut. S.P. Taylor (Royal Marines) from Raleigh (1829 type datestamp) to London, a few to and from Halifax and more. A great lot for the specialist with a few faults but still overall fine or better. All are scanned online. (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (Scan 4) (Scan 5) (Scan 6) (Scan 7) (Scan 8) (Scan 9) (Scan 10) (Scan 11) (Scan 12) (Scan 13) (Scan 14) (Scan 15) (Scan 16) (Scan 17) (All Scans)

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Est $ 500

SOLD for C$350.00
Will close during Public Auction
1107 CVR   imageCollection of 24 Stampless Covers, all annotated on pages, selected and described as per rates. Also some postmark interest, etc. Overall fine or better, with a few faults as usual, scans show a small portion of the lot. (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (Scan 4) (All Scans)

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Est $ 150

SOLD for C$170.00
Will close during Public Auction
1108 CVR   imageGroup of Four Canada Gazette Wrappers, 1860s-70s, each with various FREE frankings, printed or handstamped, we noted a scarce boxed "COMMUTED POSTAGE / PREPAID / BY PUBLISHER", etc. One still has its 1867 Canada Gazette inside. All scanned online. (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (Scan 4) (All Scans)

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Est $ 75

SOLD for C$625.00
Will close during Public Auction
1109 CVR   image1855 Kingston Steamboat Printed Papers Cover, mailed Toronto on JUN.14 (1855) to Brockville (JUN.15 receiver on back) through the Kingston Steamboat (JUN.14.1855 transit on back). This is a "PRINTED PAPERS" official envelope (still unsealed) from the "Department of Public Instruction / Upper Canada" rated fancy "2" probably paying 4 times the ½d printed papers rate. Three vertical folds and edge wear, still fine and a scarce rate. (Scan 2) (All Scans)

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Est $ 100

SOLD for C$110.00
Will close during Public Auction
1110 CVR   imageGroup of 26 Stampless Covers from Canada East and Lower Canada, 1839-1869, all sleeved (some priced), from mostly all different towns, mostly smaller towns and noted some better postmarks, rates, etc. Some of the towns noted are St Johns (1829 type), St Stanislas, Rimouski, Point aux Trembles, Cap Sante, Contrecoeur, Nicolet (money letter), Three Rivers (a changeling and a broken circle), Paid at Quebec Crown (to New York), Hunterstown, Isle aux Noix (to England), and more. A nice group for the postmark collector, overall fine or better. (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (Scan 4) (Scan 5) (Scan 6) (Scan 7) (Scan 8) (All Scans)

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Est $ 200

SOLD for C$400.00
Will close during Public Auction
1111 CVR   imageQuébec Ship Letter and Crown Receiver on 1809 London Folded Letter, a complete trade letter datelined London, 18 April 1809 to Mr Jonathan Hagan at Montreal, endorsed "per the Manique". Manuscript 1.4oz and rated 3N10. Red wax seal and straight line "Quebec / 29 June 1809" receiver on back. Fine. (Scan 2) (All Scans)

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Est $ 300

SOLD for C$160.00
Will close during Public Auction
1112 CVR   imageGroup of 5 Early St John New Brunswick Letters, 1820 to 1833, each with a "Fleuron" type postmark, with varying degrees of clearness of strike (see scans). All but one are dated inside or on docketing and quality varies from partial letters to fine. (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (Scan 4) (Scan 5) (All Scans)

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Est $ 150

SOLD for C$75.00
Will close during Public Auction
1113 CVR   imageTwo St John NB Ship Letters (to and from) 1853-1855, 1853 with red Boston Mass datestamp, "SHIP" and fancy "7" in black, to New York. 1855 letter with two-line "St John NB / SHIP LETTER" in black on front, OCT.24.1855 datestamp on back and Chatham OCT.27 receiver in blue. Both have letters inside and are fine or better. (Scan 2) (All Scans)

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Est $ 150

SOLD for C$65.00
Will close during Public Auction
1114 CVR   imageFour Items Mailed to Prince Edward Island, 1856-1860, first is a cover mailed from St John NB on DEC.1.1860 received PEI on DEC.8, same but mailed FEB.22.1860, received FEB.27, and two mailed from Boston Mass. Various rate markings, etc, mostly all partial covers three have backstamps. See scans, as we have scanned fronts and backs (opened up). (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (Scan 4) (All Scans)

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Est $ 100

SOLD for C$65.00
Will close during Public Auction
1115 CVR   imageGroup of Over 140 Stampless Covers, 1850s to 1940s, with most before 1900, with many Huron county post office c.d.s. including Kincardine 1865, Invernay 1863, Dingle, Blyth, Exeter, Clinton, Glenlyon, Riversdale, etc. addressed to the clerk of the Peace in Goderich. We also note two Crowned Legislative Assembly (LA-4), various FREE and departmental markings and a batch of Official Post Office business covers. Mostly large sizes, many paying double and triple rates, in generally mixed condition, inspection would be recommended to better appreciate. (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (Scan 4) (Scan 5) (Scan 6) (Scan 7) (Scan 8) (All Scans)

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Est $ 500

SOLD for C$375.00
Will close during Public Auction
Canada by Stamp Issue
LotNo. Symbol Cat No. Lot Description
1116 CVR 1 image3d red Beaver Imperforate on Laid Paper on Folded Letter, mailed in Toronto on AUG.6.1851 to Proton, this two page folded letter is franked with a very fine 3d Beaver on laid paper. The stamp has three large margins plus one well clear at right, just tied by a target cancel. The Letter has a file fold close to the stamp but does not appear to affect it. A lovely early Canadian franked cover, very fine.

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Unitrade $ 2,500

SOLD for C$575.00
Will close during Public Auction
1117 CVR 1 image3d red Beaver Imperforate on Laid Paper on Cover, mailed from Toronto on SEP.4.1851 to Barrie (same day double broken circle receiver on back), franked with a very fine centred, large margined 3d Beaver single (slightly sulphuretted), cancelled by a target cancel. A very fine early small Lady's cover, accompanied by a 1990 Greene Foundation certificate stating that "the stamp has a small nick at upper left corner". (Scan 2) (All Scans)

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Unitrade $ 2,500

SOLD for C$600.00
Will close during Public Auction
1118 CVR 2 image6d slate violet Consort Imperforate on Laid Paper on Folded Cross-Border Cover, mailed from Montreal on JUN.21.1853 to New York City, franked with a 6d slate violet on laid paper, with large to huge margins, just touching outer frameline at lower right, cancelled with a target in black. The cover (no content) also has a CANADA in arc and a PAID (tying the stamp), both in red. The name of the addressee was cut out, still a lovely stamp used on a very fine cross border cover. Accompanied by a 1993 Peter Holcombe (Switzerland) certificate incorrectly identifying the stamp as a #5, also with his signature on the cover.

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Unitrade $ 3,000

SOLD for C$525.00
Will close during Public Auction
1119 CVR 2 image6d Consort Imperforate on Laid Paper on Folded Cross-Border Letter, mailed from Montreal on JUL.10.1852 to Kennedy in New York City, franked with a 6d slate violet Consort, with sheet margin at left, two other large margins and cut into at bottom, cancelled by a target cancel in black. The folded letter (with letter inside) also has a CANADA in arc and a PAID, both postmarks in red. The stamp has a very light (almost imperceptible) horizontal crease from the cover, still a very fine cover. Accompanied by a 1984 B.P.A. certificate incorrectly identifying the stamp as a later printing. (Scan 2) (All Scans)

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Unitrade $ 3,000

SOLD for C$475.00
Will close during Public Auction
1120 CVR 4 image3d red Beaver Imperforate on Folded Cover, mailed on JUL.26.1854 (Steamboat Letter / Québec broken circle in red) to Kingston (JUL.28 receiver in red) through Montreal (JUL.27 transit in black). The stamp is cut into at lower left but well tied by a neat target in black. The cover (no contents) is accompanied by a 2017 Greene Foundation certificate and also has a lovely watermark from "Royston & Brown / London", very fine. (Scan 2) (All Scans)

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Est $ 150

SOLD for C$180.00
Will close during Public Auction
1121 CVR 4 image3d red Beaver Imperforate on Folded Cover, mailed from Hamilton (OCT.20.1858 free strike) to St Catherines (next day receiver in red on back). The cover (no letter inside) is franked with a 3d red Beaver imperforate with three large to huge margins (showing next stamp at top) and well clear at bottom with a small nick, tied by a lovely strike (one of the nicest we've seen) of the Hamilton 16 in circular grid. Very fine and fresh.

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Est $ 200

SOLD for C$300.00
Will close during Public Auction

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