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Canadian 19th Century Straightlines
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
2090 c ImageBold strike of the rare Carillon straightline with manuscript date

(Carillon to Bytown Mills, Dec. 20, 1841). Well-struck CARILLON 1841” straightline datestamp with manuscript Dec. 20” inserted before year on folded letter to Bytown Mills, 7” rate, Very Fine, a very rare straightline handstamp only found used in 1841 (Image)

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E. $ 400-500

SOLD for $1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
2091 c ImageClear strike of the Drummondville straightline

(Grantham to Montreal, Jan. 31, 1828). Folded letter datelined in Grantham on Jan. 31, 1828 and addressed to Montreal, clear strike of red DRUMMONDVILLE” straightline with Paid 9”, Very Fine and scarce straightline which was used in 1822-29, ex Sanderson (Image)

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E. $ 400-500

SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
2092 c ImagePrecise strike of the Dundee year-dated straightline with manuscript month and day

(Dundee to Quebec, Sept. 28, 1831). Bold red strike of DUNDEE L.C. 1831” with manuscript 28th Sept.” inserted before year on folded letter to Quebec, manuscript Paid 11d”, Extremely Fine, this appears to be the one illustrated in the Robson Lowe Encyclopedia (Vol. V, p. 121), recorded used only in 1830-31, ex Greene and Sanderson (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $1,400.00
Will close during Public Auction
2093 c ImageThe only recorded example of the KINSTON” straightline with missing G”--also a scarce example of mail sent via the Winter Express

(Kingston to Niagara, Feb. 9, 1796). Clear strike of KINSTON 9 Feby” straightline across backflaps of 1796 folded document to David William Smith as Surveyor General in Niagara, manuscript His Majesty’s Service” along top and per the Winter Express” directive at bottom left, red 1N” rate, document regarding the acreages of various Midland District townships, cover with tape reinforced folds, accompanied by a 1798 printed map of The Falls of Niagara” by J. Stockdale

FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY KNOWN EXAMPLE OF THE KINSTON” FOR KINGSTON” STRAIGHTLINE SPELLING ERROR--THE WINTER EXPRESS ROUTING IS SCARCE IN ITS OWN RIGHT.

The addressee, Sir David William Smith (1764-1837), was a soldier and politician in Upper Canada. He became the Surveyor General of Upper Canada in 1798 and held various political offices from 1792, including speaker of the Legislative Assembly from 1796-1801.

Ex Greene and Sanderson (Image)

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E. $ 1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
2094 c ImageBoldly struck Lancaster straightline to Governor General of Quebec

(Lancaster to Quebec, Feb. 26, 1822). Bold LANCASTER” straightline with manuscript 26th Feby 1822” below on folded cover to the Governor General of Quebec, Paid 11d” rate, cover with vertical file fold thru handstamp, Very Fine, ex Sanderson (Image)

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E. $ 300-400

SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
2095 c ImageThe earlier of the two known Petite Nation straightline datestamps and the only one with the Money Letter” handstamp

(Petite Nation to Montreal, Nov. 9, 1843). Clear and bold strike of Petite Nation 9 NOV 1843” straightline datestamp with matching FREE” handstamp on folded cover to Montreal, manuscript Money Letter” and J.B.N. Papineau assist PM in the absence of the Postmaster” at bottom left, red MONEY LETTER” handstamp applied on arrival in Montreal with Nov. 10 backstamp, cover missing top flap and minor edge nicks at top

VERY FINE STRIKE AND THE EARLIER OF THE TWO PETITE NATION” STRAIGHTLINE COVERS.

The Canadian Money Letter system was implemented in 1802, based on the British Post Office system that provided an extra level of security for sending valuables by mail. It was a precursor to the more secure registered mail system. Both examples of the Petite Nation straightline are from the same correspondence and offered in this sale.

Illustrated in Canada’s Registered Mail, 1802-1909 by Harrison, Arfken and Lussey (p. 12). Ex Sanderson (Image)

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E. $ 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $2,100.00
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2096 c ImageThe bolder strike of only two known examples of the Petite Nation straightline

(Petite Nation to Montreal, Nov. 13, 1843). Perfectly struck Petite Nation 13 NOV 1843” straightline datestamp with matching FREE” handstamp on folded cover to Montreal with Nov. 21 arrival backstamp

EXTREMELY FINE STRIKE OF THIS IMMENSELY RARE PETITE NATION STRAIGHTLINE. ONLY TWO EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED--THIS IS CONSIDERED TO BE THE FINER STRIKE.

Both examples of the Petite Nation straightline are from the same correspondence and offered in this sale.

Ex Greene (Image)

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E. $ 1,500-2,000

SOLD for $2,300.00
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2097 c ImageOne of the few known examples of the St. Denis straightline handstamp

(St. Denis to Montreal, ca. 1828). Bold strike of ST. DENIS” straightline on folded cover to Montreal, manuscript pd 7” paying the 61-100 miles rate, Very Fine, a choice strike of this straightline, which is only known used in 1828, very few recorded and missing from even the most advanced collections, ex Sanderson (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
2098 c ImageOne of only two recorded examples of the small St. Johns handstamp

(Isle aux Noix to Montreal, Apr. 8, 1820). Folded letter datelined on Isle aux Noix with slightly overinked ST JOHNS” straightline on bottom flap and matching FREE” handstamp at top right, addressed to Montreal and franked at lower left, Very Fine, a rare straightline from St. John (Iberville), only two examples recorded (used 1820-22), ex Sanderson (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $1,100.00
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2099 c ImageScarce and clear strike of the Shipton straightline handstamp

(Shipton to Three Rivers, Sep. 5, 1829). Bold strike of SHIPTON” straightline with manuscript

5 Sept. 29” below on top flap of folded cover to the Postmaster at Three Rivers, manuscript Free” at top right, Very Fine and choice strike of this difficult straightline which is only known used from 1820-29 before town was renamed Richmond, ex Sanderson (Image)

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E. $ 300-400

SOLD for $475.00
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2100 c ImageClear Three Rivers straightline and PAID” handstamp

(Three Rivers to Chambly, Sep. 26, 1795). Neat strike of THREE RIVERS” straightline and matching PAID” handstamp on folded letter to River Chambly”, rated 4-1/2”, contents in French regarding the purchase of a house in Three Rivers, couple hinge reinforcements along folds, Fine and scarce, noted in the Sanderson catalogue as an unrecorded Paid marking, ex Sanderson (Image)

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E. $ 200-300

SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction

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