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Sale 1218 — The "Dubois" Collection of Important Prestamp Covers and Postal Markings of British North America, 1694-1861

Sale Date — Tuesday, 24 March, 2020

Category — Other Canadian Markings (by Date)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2115
c
Sale Number 1218, Lot Number 2115, Other Canadian Markings (by Date), Soldier’s one-penny concessionary rate cover to New Brunswick

(Montreal to Fredericton, New Brunswick, ca. 1820s). Light strike of Montreal Jan. two-line datestamp on back of folded cover to Fredricton, New Brunswick, endorsed “Soldiers Letter, N. Leonard, Major 114 Rgt” along top, red manuscript “1d” one-penny soldier’s concessionary rate (valid from 1800-28), Very Fine

E. 500-750
450
2116
c
Sale Number 1218, Lot Number 2116, Other Canadian Markings (by Date), Tiny “STEAMBOAT” handstamp on a “Way” cover to Hamilton

(Toronto to Hamilton, Sep. 25, 1839). Folded letter datelined in Toronto Sep. 25, 1839 and addressed to Hamilton, manuscript “Way” and “4-1/2” rate at top, tiny “STEAMBOAT” straightline handstamp, Hamilton Sept. 25 arrival datestamp, vertical file fold thru “Way” marking and small internal reinforcement along fold, still Very Fine, the combination of “Way” and “Steamboat” markings is unusual, ex Sanderson

E. 300-400
350
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2117
c
Sale Number 1218, Lot Number 2117, Other Canadian Markings (by Date), Arguably the finest of the four known examples of the Niagara “Steam-Boat” crown handstamp

(Toronto to Drummondville, Apr. 5, 1840). Bold strike of red “Steam-Boat” in circle with crown and matching “Niagara U.C. APR 6, 1840” circular datestamp and “FORWARDED” straightline on folded cover to Drummondville, docketing indicates Toronto origin and part letter inside states

“I write hurriedly in order to send this over by the boat”, Very Fine, only four examples of this marking are recorded, this is perhaps the finest, ex Sanderson

E. 1,000-1,500
2,000
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2118
c
Sale Number 1218, Lot Number 2118, Other Canadian Markings (by Date), Well-struck “Steam-Boat Letter Kingston” circular datestamp

(Morrisburg to Vienna, C.W., Sep. 3, 1854). Bold strike of “Steam-Boat Letter Kingston, SP 3 1854” circular datestamp with “3” handstamp applied in transit on cover to Vienna, Canada West, original enclosure datelined Morrisburg Sep. 3, Ingersole transit and Vienna arrival backstamps, Very Fine strike of this scarce marking

E. 300-400
225
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2119
c
Sale Number 1218, Lot Number 2119, Other Canadian Markings (by Date), First day cover of new registration system with “Money Letter” and “Registered” markings

(Quebec to Berthier, Apr. 30, 1855). Red “Paid, Quebec L.C. AP 30 1855” circular datestamp and “Paid 3” handstamp on blue cover to Berthier, manuscript “Money Letter” and red “MONEY LETTER” straightline handstamp, blue “Legislative Assembly, Canada” oval handstamp signed “N. Deviche, M.P.P.”, Three Rivers May 1, 1855 transit and red “REGISTERED” straightline handstamp used on the first day of the new registration system, Berthier arrival backstamp

VERY FINE. A REMARKABLE MONEY LETTER COVER HANDSTAMPED “REGISTERED” IN TRANSIT ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE NEW REGISTRATION SYSTEM.

This is the only example we have encountered with a “Registered” handstamp applied on the first day of the new registry system. Illustrated in Canada’s Registered Mail, 1802-1909 by Harrison, Arfken and Lussey (p. 28). Ex Harrison

E. 1,500-2,000
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2120
c
Sale Number 1218, Lot Number 2120, Other Canadian Markings (by Date), The earliest known use of the rare Legislative Council Canada crown datestamp

(Quebec to Barrie, Apr. 31, 1860). Red “Legislative Council Canada, April 31, 1860” with crown double-circle datestamp (Davis LC-3) and matching “FREE” with crown handstamp on cover to Barrie, signed at bottom left, Montreal transit and Barrie arrival backstamps, cover reduced at top and small repaired tear at top affecting datestamp, otherwise Fine strike, this is the earliest known use of the less than a dozen examples thought to exist, erroneously dated Apr. 31 (Barrie arrival Apr. 28), ex Sanderson and “Libra”, with 2013 Greene certificate

E. 400-500
400
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