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Postal History, Canada continued...

Registered Mail
LotNo. Symbol Cat No. Lot Description
542 CVR   image1874-1923 Group of Registered Stampless Free-Franked Items, 1874 registration receipt from Sackville NB; 1876 official form sent by the Post Office Inspector in Québec city informing the clerk at Lyster QC that a registered letter had not been recorded in the Letter Bill and the consequences of such an action; 1886 "ambulance cover" marked "RETURNED DEAD LETTER" from Ottawa to Wardsville through London, with a lovely Post Office Letter Office red wax seal; 1891 registered FREE cover with MP endorsement mailed from Ottawa to Three Rivers; 1894 blue OHMS cover sent registered from the P.O. Inspector Office in Kingston to New Jersey through Ottawa and New York; another of the same, dated a few months later (interestingly purchased by owner at two different auction houses, at two very different times); 1909 OHMS envelope mailed registered from the Halifax Exchange Office to Boston; 1923 OHMS "Money Order Business" envelope mailed registered to Upper Stewiacke NS from Ottawa, with Ottawa FREE datestamp and "Money Order Branch / P.O. Dept., Ottawa, Ont." datestamp, with RPO and Halifax backstamps. Also a few other registration or C.O.D. related items (see scans, 11 items in all). All mailed free-franked, very fine. (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 $ 250

Currently...C$10.00
Will close during Public Auction
543 CVR   image1836-1853 Group of Three Money Letters From the Harry Lussey Collection, all three folded letters are forerunners to the "registered" markings, 1836 Yamachiche LC to Montréal with "Letter Money" a literal translation from French, 1840 West Williamsburg UC to Toronto with "Money" and "680" and according to Lussey this would be the earliest known use of a letter bill number appearing on a letter. Lastly, 1853 Napanee UC to Sandwich, with manuscript "Money" and "MONEY-LETTER" handstamp (an early use of this instrument) alongside "Too Late". A lovely group, each is accompanied by Lussey's album page write-ups. (Scan 1) (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (Scan 4) (All Scans)

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Est $ 200

Currently...C$60.00
Will close during Public Auction
544 CVR   image1837-1843 Group of Three Stampless Money Letters with 1829-Type Postmarks, 1837 Vittoria to Toronto with manuscript "Money" with three different coloured wax seals; 1843 Murray to Montréal with red "MONEY LETTER" handstamp (illustrated in Harrison Canada's Registry System: 1827-1911 on page 6), mailed free by the Murray postmaster; 1843 St Hyacinthe to Montréal, with manuscript "Lettre d'argent" and two strikes of "MONEY LETTER" one in red and one in black. Very fine. (Scan 1) (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (All Scans)

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Est $ 200

Currently...C$10.00
Will close during Public Auction
545 CVR   image1825 Cornwall Stampless Money Letter, mailed from Cornwall on AUG.1.1825 (dateline inside) to York, with manuscript "Money Letter" and rated "1N10". This is a very early money letter and predates any government documentation regarding the money letter system (this was only done two years later in 1827). The earliest recorded money letter dates from only one month earlier. Very fine and rare. Est $ 350

Currently...C$10.00
Will close during Public Auction
546 CVR   image1858-1874 Group of 7 Interesting Crown Lands Registered Covers, 1858 Madoc to Toronto with PAID 3 handstamp; 1865 Babys Point UC to Québec with manuscript "Paid 5c" and RPO on back; 1866 Alexandria to Ottawa with FREE handstamp; 1866 Wardsville (changeling datestamp) to Ottawa with PAID 5 handstamp; 1873 Mount Forest ONT to Toronto with PAID 5 handstamp; 1874 Orangeville to Toronto with PAID 5 handstamp (part of backflap missing) and 1874 Windsor to Toronto with datestamp and boxed REGISTERED in blue-purple plus PAID 5 in red. Overall very fine. (Scan 1) (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (Scan 4) (Scan 5) (Scan 6) (Scan 7) (All Scans)

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Est $ 200

Currently...C$110.00
Will close during Public Auction
547 CVR   image1849-1852 Group of Four Montreal Stampless Money Letters, Including Three Cross-Border, 1849 folded letter to New York City, boxed MONEY LETTER in red, rated 4½ to the border, "10" collect; 1849 similar to previous but with additional "Too Late" handstamp in red; 1850 similar to previous; and 1852 folded cover to Québec City with MONEY LETTER handstamp in red plus "3" handstamp in black. A mostly very fine group. (Scan 1) (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (Scan 4) (All Scans)

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Est $ 200

Currently...C$10.00
Will close during Public Auction
548 CVR   image1843-1861 Group of Four Province of Québec Stampless Registered Covers, 1843 FL Pointe à Cavagnol LC (rare postmark) to Montréal with FREE and MONEY LETTER handstamps in red; 1843 FL Chambly LC to Montréal with PAID and MONEY LETTER handstamps in red; Windsor Mills LC to Sherbrooke with REGISTERED (small letters) and PAID 3 handstamps in red; and 1861 cover St Hyacinthe CE to Waterloo through Granby, with boxed REGISTERED and PAID 5 in black, plus enclosure. A very fine group. (Scan 1) (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (Scan 4) (All Scans)

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Est $ 150

Currently...C$60.00
Will close during Public Auction
549 CVR   image1833-1843 Group of Four Early Money Letters, stampless folded letters unless specified, with 1833 York Up Can to Vittoria rated FREE red handstamp (mailed from the Bank of Upper Canada) with manuscript "Money"; 1840 folded cover Queenston to Toronto rated 1/9 with MONEY LETTER handstamp in black (early use of this); 1841 Kingston Up Can to Kingston, unrated and with manuscript "Money and "O.H.M.S." datelined inside "Customs House, Cobourg"; and 1843 Belleville to Kingston with manuscript "Money Letter" and rated 1 / 1½. A very fine group. (Scan 1) (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (Scan 4) (All Scans)

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Est $ 200

Currently...C$10.00
Will close during Public Auction
550 CVR   image1841-1853 Group of 6 Stampless Money Letters, folded letter except for where indicated, with 1841 London to Toronto with MONEY LETTER and Too Late handstamps in red; 1851 Adelaide CW (ERD for this datestamp) to London with MONEY LETTER and PAID handstamps in red (tiny letter); 1852 Owen Sound to Saugeen, through Guelph and Kincardine (latter is new ERD, all backstamps) with MONEY LETTER handstamp in black; 1852 cover Hamilton to Toronto with MONEY LETTER handstamp in black; 1853 Grimsby to St Catharines with MONEY-LETTER handstamp in black; and 1853 Toronto to London with MONEY-LETTER handstamp in black. Overall very fine. (Scan 1) (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (Scan 4) (Scan 5) (Scan 6) (All Scans)

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Est $ 150

Currently...C$80.00
Will close during Public Auction
551 CVR   image1857-1871 Group of 6 Registered Covers, all but one are stampless, all with REGISTERED handstamp, 1857 cover from Toronto to Newmarket; 1859 cover Arthur to Hamilton (crease); 1862 folded cover Kincardine to Southampton originally PAID 5, with 5 obliterated and replaced with manuscript "10c" and hand-boxed REGISTERED; 1865 cover (with enclosure) Wardsville (changeling datestamp) to Toronto; and 1871 Tiverton CW (in red) to Port Hope, with boxed "REGISTERED B&L.H.R." (ex Ludlow). Also includes a 5c Nesbitt stationery envelope mailed 1861 from Clinton UC to Toronto with RPO on back. A mostly very fine group. (Scan 1) (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (Scan 4) (Scan 5) (Scan 6) (All Scans)

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Est $ 250

Currently...C$150.00
Will close during Public Auction
552 CVR   imageLovely Pair of Different Registered covers from Roslin CW, both are stampless covers with boxed registered and PAID handstamps in red on MAY.9.1863 (ERD) cover and blue on OCT.27.1863 cover. Both are addressed to Brock CW through Belleville and through Manchester (the MAY.12 transit is the ERD for that instrument). A very fine and attractive pair from the Lussey collection (with his write-ups). (Scan 1) (Scan 2) (All Scans)

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Est $ 150

Currently...C$90.00
Will close during Public Auction
553 CVR 14, 15 imageKingston to Montréal Registered Cover, mailed from Kingston on JUL.11.1865 to Montréal (next day receiver on back), with a REGISTERED handstamp in red, franked with a pair of 1c Queen Victoria and a 5c Beaver, paying both the 5c domestic rate and 2c registry fee. A very fine cover. Est $ 250

Currently...C$70.00
Will close during Public Auction
554 CVR 14, 15 imageHamilton to Montréal Registered Cover, mailed from Hamilton on MAY.4.1864 to Montréal (next day receiver on back), with a REGISTERED handstamp in black, franked with two 1c Queen Victoria and a 5c Beaver, paying both the 5c domestic rate and 2c registry fee. A very fine cover. Est $ 250

Currently...C$100.00
Will close during Public Auction
555 CVR 14, 15 imageLondon to Toronto Registered Cover, mailed from London on APR.7.1863 to Toronto (next day receiver on back), with a REGISTERED handstamp in black, franked with two 1c Queen Victorias and a 5c Beaver, paying both the 5c domestic rate and 2c registry fee. Opening faults at top, still a very fine cover. Est $ 250

Currently...C$100.00
Will close during Public Auction
556 CVR 14, 15 imageHamilton to Oil Springs Double Weight Advertising Registered Cover, mailed from Hamilton on SEP.6.1862 to Oil Springs, with a SEP.8 receiver, through the G.W.R. / Sarnia Branch / West railway and with REGISTERED handstamp on front. This Canadian Oil Company advertising cover is franked with a pair of 1c Queen Victorias and a pair of 5c Beavers, paying for the 2c registration fee and the double weight domestic rate. Trimmed open at left, still a lovely cover and scarce rate / franking. (Scan 1) (Scan 2) (All Scans)

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Est $ 300

Currently...C$30.00
Will close during Public Auction
557 CVR 14b image1860 Rare Registered Cents Issue Cover, mailed from Toronto (date not readable) to Hamilton with a DEC.8.1860 receiver on back. The orange cover is franked with a horizontal pair of the deep rose 1c Queen Victoria perforated 11¾, paying only the 2c registration rate, as the 5c domestic letter rate would have presumably been paid in cash, very fine. The Firby census records only 2 such frankings, thus very rare. Illustrated in Harrison et al. Canada's Registered Mail 1802-1909 on page 55 and Harrison Canada's Registry System: 1827-1911. Ex Daniel Cantor and accompanied by a Greene Foundation certificate. An important item for the registration or Cents issue collector. (Scan 1) (Scan 2) (All Scans)

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Est $ 800

Currently...C$10.00
Will close during Public Auction
558 CVR 14b, 15 imageToronto to Guelph Registered Cover, mailed from Toronto on MAR.4.1865 to Guelph (same day receiver on back), with a REGISTERED handstamp in red, franked with two 1c deep rose Queen Victorias and a 5c Beaver, paying both the 5c domestic rate and 2c registry fee. A very fine cover. Est $ 250

Currently...C$80.00
Will close during Public Auction
559 CVR 15 imageLondon to Pittsburgh Registered Cover, mailed from London on JAN.11.1861 to Pittsburgh PA (G.W.R. RPO on back), with a REGISTERED handstamp in black, franked with a strip of 3 of the 5c Beaver, paying the 5c registration fee plus 10c cross border rate. Right stamp is trimmed, still a very fine cover and scarce franking. Est $ 250

Currently...C$60.00
Will close during Public Auction
560 CVR 15 imageGroup of Five 5c Beaver Single Frankings, Four of Which are Registered, the registered covers are all franked with a single 5c, the 2c registration fee having been paid in cash. They all have a REGISTERED handstamp in black. With 1860 Toronto to Lindsay (spike hole), 1860 Sarnia to Cobourg with contents and nice 4-ring #34, 1862 Port Hope to Chatham through Toronto, and 1862 Toronto to Jordan through the G.W.R. railway, with contents. The non-registered cover is a City of Ottawa (changeling) cover to Martintown (Lancaster backstamp) with crisp 4-ring #27 tying the stamp (opening fault at right). An overall very fine group. (Scan 1) (Scan 2) (Scan 3) (Scan 4) (Scan 5) (All Scans)

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Est $ 200

Currently...C$130.00
Will close during Public Auction
561 CVR 34/37, F2 image1886 Registered Multi-Franked Small Queen Cover to Germany, mailed from Montréal on NOV.26.1886 to Frankfurt Germany, with a DEC.11 receiver on back, through London (DEC.10 oval registration datestamp transit on front). This 3c red QV stationery cover is uprated with ½c (x2), 1c and 3c Small Queens plus a 5c Registration, paying a total of 13c, being an overpayment of 3c. Very fine. Est $ 150

Currently...C$10.00
Will close during Public Auction

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