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 — Canadian Intaglio Town Markings

Cat./Est. Value
Sale 1218, Lot 2112, Canadian Intaglio Town MarkingsThe rare Amherstburgh crown intaglio seal handstamp

(Amherstburgh to York, ca. 1830s). Fine strike of “Post Office Amherstburgh” crown intaglio seal handstamp on folded cover to James Baby in York, manuscript “11d” rate, Fine and rare strike of this intaglio seal, these brass seals were supplied for sealing letters and packets to the Post Office Department, occasionally postal clerks used them as town markings, the addressee, James Baby, was a judge in Upper Canada and son of Jacques Baby and nephew of Francois Baby, likely written by Baby’s sister Suzanne, who married the founder of Amherstburgh, ex Sanderson

E. 300-400
Sale 1218, Lot 2113, Canadian Intaglio Town MarkingsRare example of the Niagara crown intaglio seal handstamp

(St. Thomas, Upper Canada to Niagara, Aug. 7, 1861). Light strike of “St. Thomas U.C. Aug. 7, 1861” circular datestamp on buff cover to Niagara, red “Paid 5” handstamp though obliterated by “23” 4-ring target cancels upon arrival in Niagara with “Niagara” crown intaglio seal handstamp at bottom and “UNPAID 7” handstamp, Clifton and London transit backstamps, Very Fine, an attractive use of the Niagara intaglio seal handstamp, ex Sanderson

E. 750-1,000
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Sale 1218, Lot 2114, Canadian Intaglio Town MarkingsThe only recorded example of the Port Hope crown intaglio seal handstamp on a Money Letter

(River Trent to Newcastle, Nov. 16, 1846). Neat “River Trent, U.C. NO 16, 1846” circular datestamp (manuscript “16” inserted) on large folded court document to Newcastle, manuscript “Money” at top left and rated “1/6” indicating the Money Letter charge and double rate, with Cobourg and Port Hope transit backstamps, the latter where the red “Port Hope” crown intaglio seal and “FORWARDED” handstamp were struck, content refers to £1 15sh enclosure, some minor edgewear and flap tears as to be expected with a letter this size, Very Fine, this is the only recorded Port Hope intaglio seal, ex Sanderson

E. 500-750
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