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Mail Between Canada and United States continued...

Early Inter-Canadian Mail to 1800
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
2073 c ImageRare M” for Montreal” marking, which is the first marking used in Montreal before handstamps

(Montreal to Quebec, ca. 1770s). Neat red manuscript M 5-8” of Montreal on folded cover to George Allsopp in Quebec, rated 5-8” indicating 5dwt, 8gr (double rate), 1/10” applied upon arrival in Quebec, splitting along folds, some reinforcement with tape, otherwise Very Fine and rare M” for Montreal” marking, the dual use of troy silver and currency was only done from 1771 to 1775, ex Sanderson (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
2074 c ImageOne of the earliest prepaid internal Canadian covers recorded with manuscript Montreal marking

(Montreal to Quebec, May 2, 1772). Neat red manuscript Montrl. Paid 2.16” of Montreal on folded letter to Quebec, rated 2.16” (2dwt, 16gr), with fascinating contents in French regarding shipments of wine, brandy, ball and shot, gunpowder, rifles, etc. going by canoe to Detroit, along with list of accompanying traders and guides, cover with splitting along folds, couple reinforced with tape, otherwise Fine and rare, one of the earliest fully prepaid internal Canadian covers known, ex Sanderson (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $650.00
Will close during Public Auction
2075 c ImageEarly cover from Three Rivers to Quebec

(Three Rivers to Quebec, Jun. 8, 1772). Small manuscript June 8, 1772, J. Lacroix” docketing on bottom flap of folded cover to seminary in Quebec, rated 8d” and 2dwt” paying the 61-100 miles rate, cover with reinforced folds, Fine, at this point there were only four Post Offices in Canada--Berthier, Montreal, Three Rivers and Quebec--the first two can be eliminated due to distance, which leaves only Three Rivers as the origin for this cover, ex de Riviere and Sanderson (Image)

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E. $ 200-300

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
2076 c ImageEarly letter from Prairie du Chien (Wisconsin) written just prior to the Revolutionary War

(Prairie du Chien to Saurelle, May 2, 1774). Folded letter in French datelined de la prairie du chien ce 2 mai 1774” and addressed to Monsieur Paule Cournoy...a la paroisse (parish) de Sourelle”, carried privately, cover with light overall soiling and reinforced folds, Fine, a scarce and early Wisconsin area letter written less than a year before the Revolutionary War, Wisconsin was not part of the U.S. until after the war in 1783, ex Sanderson (Image)

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E. $ 300-400

SOLD for $750.00
Will close during Public Auction
2077 c ImageRare and early British New York cover from one fort to another

(Fort Lyman/Edward to Fort Pointe au Chevelure”, ca. 1770s). Folded letter in French without dateline but mentions Fort Lyman (Fort Edward) and addressed to for(t) a la pointe au Chevleur” referring to Point a la Chevelure” in Crown Point N.Y., without postal markings and carried privately, minor internal faults, Fine inter-New York mail during British occupation, ex Sanderson (Image)

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E. $ 300-400

SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
2078 c ImageThe earliest recorded Q(uebec) Paid” marking during the American Revolutionary War, just months prior to the Continental Army occupying Montreal

(Quebec to Montreal, Aug. 19, 1776). Clear red manuscript Q(uebec) paid 8d” on folded letter to Jean Dumas Saint-Martin in Montreal, 8p for 101-200 miles rate, cover with some severe splitting along folds, otherwise Fine and rare, few covers used during 1776 are known, this cover narrowly missed the Continental Army arriving just months later in November 1776, this is thought to be the earliest available Quebec Paid marking, ex Sanderson (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
2079 c ImagePair of split currency” covers with different manuscript ink colors

(Quebec to Montreal, Nov. 17, 1777 and May 11, 1778). Two similar folded letters dated Nov. 1777 and May 1778 from Quebec to Montreal, each with manuscript 8” (8p Sterling) and 9” (9p Currency) split currency markings, first cover with brownish red markings, second in black, covers with minor splits and reinforced folds, Very Fine pair of covers used during the Revolutionary War period, ex Sanderson

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E. $ 300-400

SOLD for $200.00
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2080 c ImageTwo split currency” covers paying the single and triple rate

(Quebec to Montreal, Aug. 13 and Sept. 14, 1778). Two folded letters from the same correspondence, first datelined Aug. 13, 1778 with manuscript 8” and 9” (Sterling and Currency), second datelined Sept. 14, 1778 with manuscript 2/” and 2N3” (Sterling and Currency) paying the triple domestic rate, latter with minor reinforcement, Very Fine, the triple rate is quite scarce, ex Sanderson

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E. $ 300-400

SOLD for $300.00
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2081 c ImageSplit currency” cover from Three Rivers to Montreal

(River Deloupe” to Montreal, Apr. 11, 1780). Folded letter datelined River Deloupe 11th April 1780” (Riviere-du-Loup) and addressed to Montreal, manuscript rated 6” and 7” (Sterling and Currency), postage charge indicates this was carried privately and mailed from Three Rivers, some splitting, reinforced folds and minor edge tears, otherwise Fine and scarce use during the Revolutionary War, ex Sanderson (Image)

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E. $ 300-400

SOLD for $275.00
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2082 c ImageInteresting to pay 1” courier rate to St. John via Montreal

(Quebec? to St. Johns [Iberville] near Montreal, Feb. 8, 1782). Folded cover with manuscript Friday the 8th February 1782” docketing on flap and addressed to St. Johns, presumably sent from Quebec with the Paid 9” paying the 101-200 miles rate to Montreal, with manuscript please to forward it by the St. John Courrire” and to pay 1” denoting the special 1p courier fee, splitting along folds, couple reinforced, otherwise Fine, St. Johns (Iberville) is located just outside Montreal, ex de Riviere and Sanderson (Image)

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E. $ 300-400

SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
2083 c ImageRare QUEBEC” straightline with PAID” and Bishop mark on cover to Montreal

(Quebec to Montreal, Feb. 16, 1780s). Clear QUEBEC” straightline with perfectly struck 16/FE” Bishop mark on back on folded cover to Montreal, matching boxed PAID” handstamp and manuscript 9” for 101-200 miles rate, Very Fine, a rare use of handstamps, even more so as fully paid covers are seldom encountered in this period, ex Sanderson (Image)

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E. $ 750-1,000

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