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Session Three (lots 360-563): Thursday, October 29, 2020, at 1:30pm continued...

Used from Canada
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
518° c ImageA choice example of the 5¢ 1847 used from Montreal, Canada

5¢ Dark Brown (1a), full margins to close at lower right, dark shade and sharp early impression, bold manuscript "X" cancel, used on folded cover from Montreal, Canada, to Boston, clear strike of red "Montreal Canada Paid SP 16, 1848" tombstone datestamp, red manuscript "4-1/2" Canadian rate, neatly docketed on flap, interesting notation on inside indicates that this was the transmittal cover for a letter to be posted by steamer from Boston, requesting addressee to "pay the United States Postage", Very Fine, an unusually choice example of the 5¢ 1847 Issue used from Canada, at this stage of U.S.-Canadian postal relations, it was possible to prepay U.S. postage on mail from Canada to the U.S. with stamps supplied to Canadian post offices, in this case the sender in Montreal correctly prepaid the 5¢ under-300 miles rate from the border to Boston, the sender's note inside indicates that he was forwarding a letter to be sent by a Cunarder on Sep. 20, 1848, ex Matthies and Hackmey, with 1988 P.F. certificate as Red Brown (1) (Image)

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E. $ 2,000-3,000


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519° c Image5¢ 1847 Issue used from Canada, paying 10¢ over-300 miles rate from border to New York City

5¢ Red Brown (1), two, left stamp Dot in "S" variety, left stamp full margins to in at top, right stamp large margins to clear, rich color, intermediate impression, tied by red grid cancels, matching "Lewiston N.Y. Nov. 29" circular datestamp on folded cover originating in Canada and sent to New York City, light strike of "Chippawa U.C. NO 29, 1849" rimless circular datestamp with date changed to 28, matching "PAID" handstamp crossed out in transit, manuscript "4-1/2" for Canadian rate paid in cash, fresh and Fine use of two 5¢ 1847 stamps from Canada, ex Dr. Kapiloff, Craveri ("Como") and Hackmey, with 1981 A.P.S. and 1992 P.F. certificates (Image)

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E. 1,500-2,000


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520° c Image1853 demonetized use of the 5¢ 1847 on a cover from Canada

5¢ Red Brown (1), two singles on folded cover from Quebec, Canada to New York City, right stamp (worn-plate impression) tied by multiple strikes of bold red "PAID" handstamp struck in Canada, left stamp (early impression) is a replacement for a missing stamp and bears the same "PAID" cancel, originated with partly clear strike of "Quebec L.C. Ap 6 1853" demonetized-period circular datestamp, Montreal Apr. 8 transit backstamp and red "Canada" in arc handstamp, the stamps were used were almost two years post-demonetization and were not recognized in Canada (they were left uncancelled), handstamp "6" pence struck for Canadian postage due, in New York the stamps were accepted as prepayment and the "PAID" handstamp was applied there, right stamp with couple light creases, Very Fine appearance, the replacement stamp is quite convincing and recreates well how the cover likely appeared when mailed, ex Hart and Boker, illustrated in Chronicle 52 before the replacement stamp was added (Image)

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E. $ 1,000-1,500


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521° c ImageAn exceptionally beautiful 10¢ 1847 cover from Montreal, Canada, with the stamp cancelled by the United States post office

10¢ Black (2), large margins to just touched at top right where corner a bit rounded, tied by multiple strikes of red grid cancel probably struck at exchange office in U.S. or on arrival in New York City, on folded cover originating in Montreal, Canada, to New York City street address, manuscript "4-1/2" pence Canadian rate, orange-red "Montreal, Canada DE 29, 1849" tombstone-style datestamp overstruck by "10" in circle handstamp in red that matches grid cancel, sender's instructions "Paid to the lines" with military endorsement, minor cover edge splits

Very Fine--a very rare and unusually attractive cover, exemplifying use of the 1847 Issue from Canada, with vivid red grid cancellations tying the 10¢ stamp.

Illustrated in Brookman Volume I (p. 23) and his pamphlet The 1847 Issue of United States Stamps (p. 20).

Ex Rep. Ernest R. Ackerman, Philip H. Ward, Jr. and Ryohei Ishikawa. (Image)

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E. 5,000-7,500


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522° c Image10¢ 1847 Issue on cover from Toronto, Canada, to New York City

10¢ Black (2), large margins to clear, crisp impression on bright paper, tied by manuscript squiggle, "Toronto U.C. MR 20, 1849" origination circular datestamp on folded letter to New York City, Kennedy correspondence, black "PAID" handstamp crossed out in same ink used to cancel the stamp and with manuscript "Paid to the Lines No. 20" at lower left, manuscript "4-1/2" Canadian rate, red "Lewiston N.Y. Mar. 23" exchange office circular datestamp, stamp with small indents at top right and left center, Very Fine and unusual use, the Canadian fee was paid in cash and U.S. stamp was affixed in Toronto, ex Craveri ("Como"), with 1971 R.P.S. certificate (Image)

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E. 2,000-3,000


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523° c ImageThe only recorded use of the 10¢ 1847 Issue to or from Canada using both U.S. and Canadian currency to pay the new combined rate of April 6, 1851

10¢ Black (2), two, large margins to in, each with pen "X" cancel, left stamp tied by vertical file fold which breaks the paper, on blue folded letter datelined "Commercial Bank Midland District, Kingston, 17th May 1851" to New York City, red "Kingston C.C. MY 17, 1851" circular datestamp, red "CANADA" in arc exchange handstamp and matching "PAID" handstamp, red manuscript "1/-" shilling marking indicates Canadian postage was paid in cash, "20" indicates fee for U.S. postage was collected in cash and then stamps were affixed, Fine and rare, this is the only recorded treaty rate cover with the fees paid in cash in two currencies and U.S. 10¢ stamps affixed, ex Dr. Robertson and Hackmey, with 1992 P.F. certificate (Image)

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E. 4,000-5,000


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