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Mail Between Canada and United States continued...

Canadian 19th Century Straightlines continued...
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
2101 c ImageThe earliest recorded WAY” handstamp used from Three Rivers

(Machiche [Yamachiche] to Quebec via Three Rivers, Dec. 1, 1795). Folded letter datelined Machiche 1st Dec. 1795” with THREE RIVERS” straightline and WAY” handstamp, addressed to Hugh Finley in Quebec, contents regarding the Internal Survey of the Township of Durham”, minor hinge reinforcements along folds, Very Fine, this is the earliest recorded Way” marking from Three Rivers, this marking indicated the letter was picked up along the way” on the postal route, the recipient, Hugh Finley (ca. 1730-1801), was a well-known merchant, politician, postmaster and landowner, interestingly at the time of this letter, Finley became involved in a land speculation scheme and this letter could be related to that, ex Wellburn and Sanderson (Image)

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E. $ 400-500

SOLD for $325.00
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2102 c ImageWonderfully well-struck Windsor straightline--one of the few in private hands

(Windsor to Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 14, 1820). Excellent strike of WINDSOR MAY 14” straightline datestamp on folded letter to Halifax, manuscript 4-1/2” (+1) (=) 5-1/2” which includes local delivery in Halifax, Very Fine and choice strike of this rare marking, only a small number are thought to exist, ex Dr. Clark (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

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