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Postal History, Canada continued...

The Brian Plain Collection of Canadian Dead Letter Offices continued...
LotNo. Symbol Cat No. Lot Description
1110 CVR   imageTwo Unusual D.L.O. Documents, the first being a letter inquiring if packet found at D.L.O., dated London, Ontario 16th January 1873 signed by Griffin bearing #DLOS-7 (25 mm) Dead Letter Office cds. The second document is an official P.O. printed memo (Form #D. 62 – 1,000- 21-12-81) from Ottawa and bearing D.L.O. Canada cds dated MR 1, 1883. A scarce, appealing and most unusual pair. Few faults (stain on one, other with small LR corner piece missing). (Scan 1) (Scan 2) (All Scans)

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Est $ 200

SOLD for C$140.00
Will close during Public Auction
1111 CVR   imageGroup of 4 Better Early D.L.O. Covers, including: #DLOS-1, maybe unique “3” in circle on Nov. 24, 1875 Chateauguay Basin, L.C. cover addressed to Canton, Massachusetts under franked 3c Small Queen with "OVER ½ OZ." and "RETURNED FOR POSTAGE" auxiliary markings, sent to the Montréal D.L.O. where additional 3c stamp was added (cancelled JA 24, 1876 D.L.O. cds). This cover is illustrated on front page of Mr. Plain's Book; Next is a #DLO-5 “2” on back Hamilton Dec 2, 1879 cover; #DLO-9 “1” on back Hamilton JY 4, 1878 local cover; Diamond shape “1” on back alongside 2 different D.L.O. cds of an undeliverable 1891 Winnipeg large size cover and finally an oval D.L.O. Branch / P.O. Dept. Canada oval cds on Oct 7, 1895 red envelope to Boston, with D.L.O. cds on back alongside purple P.O. Inspectors; London, Ont. oval dated Jan 16, 1896. A fascinating group with 3 well described on exhibition pages. A few faults but overall very fine. (Scan 1) (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (Scan 4) (All Scans)

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Est $ 400

SOLD for C$1,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
1112 CVR   imageLovely Group of 40 Ambulance or Various D.L.O. Official Covers, dated from 1875 to 1975, mostly used including some with Postage Due stamp frankings. We note various rates and postmarks from various places of origin. A great variety here and a nice study lot. Some listed in the new Webb with prices in the range $20 to $150, but some unlisted. We note also a few unusual usages and some unlisted postmarks. Very light duplication. Mixed condition as usual for these, with some oversize covers, still a great study group. (Scan 1) (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$220.00
Will close during Public Auction
1113 PC   imageHamilton, Kingston, London D.L.O. Collection with 12 picture postcards in all, each bearing an oval D.L.O. mark and all dated between 1908 and 1920. London (4 items); Hamilton (6 items); Kingston (2 items). All are described on pages and all are scanned online. Overall both strikes and covers in fine condition for these. (Scan 1) (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (Scan 4) (Scan 5) (Scan 6) (Scan 7) (Scan 8) (Scan 9) (Scan 10) (Scan 11) (All Scans)

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Est $ 100

SOLD for C$350.00
Will close during Public Auction
1114 CVR   imageBalance of the D.L.O. Collection, with 26 covers/cards, 6 P.O. Forms and 18 stamps, ranging from Small Queens to 1996. Great variety of postmarks, auxiliary markings, usages, and towns. We note a 2c Admiral War Tax cancelled Toronto with oval D.L.O., some returned for postage postcards with oval DLO marks, a 1942 Montréal to Mountain View MPO cover; a 1917 Windsor cover with “Cannot Locate” auxiliary handstamp; Diamond shaped “3” postmark on 1891 Winnipeg large cover; 1935 returned cover addressed to Dominica; Also some official D.L.O Forms and 18 stamps cancelled with various D.L.O cds or postmarks. A great study lot and not checked in detail by us. Mixed condition but overall fine or better. (Scan 1) (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$750.00
Will close during Public Auction
1115   imageThe Dead Letter Office Literature Lot, consisting of 12 items, including a thick binder of notes, photocopies, lots of research material and more, as well as a small binder of proof strike transparencies, a volume XXIII of Hughes "Miscellaneous Proof Strikes of Canada", a "Course to be followed in the Daily Work of the Returned Letter Branch" by the Great Britain post Office (bound photocopy), 5 volumes of more research material sorted by province or town, again with photocopied, notes, articles, correspondence, etc, and finally three issues of "The Chronicle of the US Classic Postal Issues". Surely a difficult to assemble group of documents, useful to any postal historian or dealer.

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Est $ 100

SOLD for C$450.00
Will close during Public Auction
1116 CVR   imageGroup of Australia D.L.O. Covers, with 15 items in all, dated between 1898 to 1988. We note various postmarks and labels, plus an ambulance cover. Few faults but generally fine-very fine condition for these and rarely offered. (Scan 1) (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (Scan 4) (Scan 5) (Scan 6) (Scan 7) (Scan 8) (Scan 9) (Scan 10) (Scan 11) (All Scans)

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Est $ 100

SOLD for C$75.00
Will close during Public Auction
1117 CVR   imageGreat Britain D.L.O. Items, with 16 covers/cards ranging from 1840 to 1960’s with various Dead Letter Office postmarks, ambulance covers dated 1840, 1844 onto 1960’s and a 1994 Belfast DLO cover. Some described on pages. Few faults but generally fine-very fine condition for these. (Scan 1) (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (Scan 4) (All Scans)

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Est $ 100

SOLD for C$60.00
Will close during Public Auction
1118 CVR   imageGroup of 4 D.L.O. To or From India, including 2 domestic India stationery cards (1890 and 1920) sent to D.L.O.; a 1970 10c Canadian Aerogramme mailed from Ponoka, Alberta to India “Not called for” and returned to sender, and a 1948 First Day cover from Cairo (Egypt) to Karachi with Lahore (India) D.L.O. label. All described on pages. An interesting group of "busy" items. Fine-very fine. (Scan 1) (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (Scan 4) (All Scans)

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Est $ 100

SOLD for C$85.00
Will close during Public Auction
1119 CVR   imageGroup of United States D.L.O. Covers, with 23 items in all, ranging from 1854 to 1979. We note a good variety of postmarks, labels and ambulance covers. Some are described on pages. A few faults but generally fine-very fine condition for these. (Scan 1) (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (Scan 4) (Scan 5) (Scan 6) (Scan 7) (Scan 8) (Scan 9) (Scan 10) (Scan 11) (Scan 12) (Scan 13) (All Scans)

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Est $ 150

SOLD for C$90.00
Will close during Public Auction
1120 CVR   imageWorldwide Collection of D.L.O. Covers, with 9 items, from Bahamas (to and from, 1969), Iraq (registered from Austria, 1929, loaded with postmarks), New Zealand (1937), New Zealand (from England, 1960), Rhodesia / Nyasaland (1958), South Africa (OHMS Returned Paid Letter cover, 1902), South Africa (from Yugoslavia, 1923), France (1962) and Singapore (1960). Most are written-up on album pages and overall fine or better, all are scanned online. (Scan 1) (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (Scan 4) (Scan 5) (Scan 6) (Scan 7) (Scan 8) (All Scans)

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Est $ 100

SOLD for C$55.00
Will close during Public Auction
Canada Airmail
LotNo. Symbol Cat No. Lot Description
1121 CVR   image1937 Montréal Double Airmail Rate Cover to Bali, mailed Montréal on FEB.22.1937 to Bali (MAR.14 receiver) through Rotterdam (MAR.4), per the "S.S. Manhattan" from New York. The cover is franked with various KGV issues paying a total of 50c, double the weight rate. Bit of opening roughness at left, still very fine and a scarce destination. (Scan 1) (Scan 2) (All Scans)

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Est $ 100

SOLD for C$55.00
Will close during Public Auction
1122 CVR   image1954 (April 8) Group of Four Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan Trans-Canada Airlines Crash Covers, all written-up on pages, three are franked with meters and one with a 5c Karsh, all four were mailed at Toronto on April 7th. The plane was a 4 engine TCA North Star. Two covers are addressed to Alberta and two to Vancouver. Two have "DELAYED.OR.DAMAGED / M. JAW.PLANE.WRECK" handstamps and two have "SALVAGED FROM / T.C.A. WRECK" handstamps, one cover has a "Found Damaged, Torn or Open & Officially Repaired" label and a Vancouver "District Director Postal Serviced / April 11,1954" c.d.s. Condition is better than average for recovered air crash covers. (Scan 1) (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (Scan 4) (All Scans)

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AMCN $ 300

SOLD for C$160.00
Will close during Public Auction
1123 CVR   imageGroup of 7 Better First Flight Covers, 1928-1930, Clarke City to Québec via "The Bremen" (#2817), Charlottetown to Moncton (#2807), Clarke City to La Malbaie (#2805), Fort McMurray to Fort Simpson (#515e), Kingston Airport Special Airmail Flight franked with booklet pane of four 3c Admirals, Moncton to Windsor pilot signed (#3027A), and Herschel Island to Aklavik (#3024). Select quality, very fine. (Scan 1) (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (Scan 4) (Scan 5) (Scan 6) (Scan 7) (All Scans)

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Est $ 150

SOLD for C$35.00
Will close during Public Auction
1124 CVR   imageGroup of 7 Western Canada Airways Semi-Official Covers, including an uncommon Jackson Man to Sioux Lookout post merger with Canadian Airways, Rolling Portage to Narrow Lake (1928), Lac Bonnet to Long Lac Not called For and Returned (1927), Gold Pines to Rolling Portage (1927), Flin Flon to The Pas (1927), Gold Pines to Rolling Portage unlisted date (1927) and The Pas to Cold Lake with stamp showing the skis touching sun variety (1927). A clean and very fine group. (Scan 1) (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (Scan 4) (Scan 5) (Scan 6) (Scan 7) (All Scans)

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Est $ 200

SOLD for C$100.00
Will close during Public Auction
1125 CVR   imageGroup of Over 400 First Flight Covers, more or less sorted by franking, for example we counted about 70 #C1, 18 #C3, over 100 #C5, etc (all unchecked for first day of issue or varieties). A very diversified lot, with many different flights, frankings, cachets, a few pilot or postmaster signatures, a few from Newfoundland, a few incoming from the US, and more. Mostly all are from the 1930s, some from the 40s and a handful up to the 1960s. We note 15 Arctic covers presumably send back to Montréal via the Nascopie, but without the markings. Faults can be found, still overall fine or better. Scans only show a small portion, we recommend looking closely at this one. (Scan 1) (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) (Scan 18) (Scan 19) (Scan 20) (All Scans)

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Est $ 500

SOLD for C$350.00
Will close during Public Auction
1126 CVR   imageNeat Group of 7 Early Eastern Canada Flight Covers, 1928-1930, including flights: 2801, 2805, 2807b, 2911. Port Menier Qué, Charlottetown PEI, Magdalen Island, Moncton, Grindstone and Anticosti Island. Various frankings, a very nice lot. All scanned online. (Scan 1) (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (Scan 4) (Scan 5) (Scan 6) (Scan 7) (All Scans)

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Est $ 100

SOLD for C$65.00
Will close during Public Auction
1127 CVR   imageAttractive Group of 15 Semi-Officials on Covers, 1926-1931, with Commercial Airways, Yukon Airways, Western Canada Airways and Cherry Red Airline noting flights: CL50-3100a Athabaska, CL46-2905 Prince Albert, CL46-3001c, Yukon Airways CL42-2801g, Long Lake, Carcross Yukon pilot signed and Lac La Ronge Sask., etc. An interesting lot. (Scan 1) (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (All Scans)

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Est $ 250

SOLD for C$210.00
Will close during Public Auction
1128 CVR   imageGood Assortment of 12 Semi-Officials on Covers, 1926-1931, with Commercial Airways, Yukon Airways, Western Canada Airways, Cherry Red Airline and Fairchild, noting flights: CL46-2905g (pilot signed), CL48-3102 Aklavik NWT, Montréal Lake, Rouyn CL11-2600a, CL50-3000, CL42-2900 (pilot signed), etc. A nice grouping. (Scan 1) (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (Scan 4) (All Scans)

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Est $ 250

SOLD for C$210.00
Will close during Public Auction
1129 CVR   imageGroup of 16 Flight Covers to Foreign Destinations, 1929-1939 with Greece, Bermuda (x2), Switzerland, Cuba, USA (x6) and England (x5). Many odd frankings and all with flight cachets. Very interesting and unusual group. See scans online for flights and post offices. (Scan 1) (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (Scan 4) (Scan 5) (Scan 6) (Scan 7) (Scan 8) (All Scans)

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Est $ 100

SOLD for C$50.00
Will close during Public Auction

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