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CANADA Covers/Postal Histroy

STAMPLESS COVERS


- Stampless cover – 1856 cover - PORT SARNIA - JA. 15 1856 UC – nice black 3D in circle – backstamp LONDON JA. 16 1856 - $35.00


- Stampless cover – 1895 cover – LAMBTON LC double-ring with manuscript date - JA 14 1895 – 3D rate also manuscript – backstamp QUEBEC LC Jan 27 1895 - $18.00


- Stampless cover – 1856 cover - PORT SARNIA - JU 1 1856 UC with nice RED PAID 3D in circle – backstamp large TORONTO JUN 3 - $40.00


- Stampless Folded Letter – 1855 SFL - TORONTO to LONDON CW – LONDON 1 MAY 1855 – backstamp large TORONTO May 2 CW - $55.00

 

- Stampless cover - 1853 Money letter - Sandwich U.C. to Brooke C.W - Sandwich JU 9 1853 cancel with paid 6D hand stamp - Double split-circle backstamps: June 10 Chatham U.C, June 11 London U.C and Warwick U.C. (undated hammer with manuscript date 11 June 1853 inserted) - 2 different Money Letter handstamps - - $95.00


- Stampless cover – 1870 cover – MONTREAL Q – AM MR 25 70 cancel to NEW YORK USA – 10 hand stamped rate paid - $18.00


- Stampless cover – 1870 cover with contents – STRATHROY ONT OCT 1870 – PAID 3 straight line handstamp – backstamp SARNIA OCT 22 ONT - $25.00


- Stampless cover – 1870 cover – STRATHROY UC AP 29 1870 – PAID 6 straight line handstamp – not usual hand stamp for this time period - backstamp SARNIA AP29 ONT - $35.00


- Stampless Folded Letter – 1853 SFL – PERTH to PORT SARNIA UC - nice black 3D in circle – PERTH MAR 4 1853 – backstamps BROCKVILLE UC MR5 1853 to LONDON UC MR 10 1853 to PORT SARNIA
: Letter to MP Malcolm Cameron’s SARNIA agent by surveyor, regarding length of time required to survey local SARNIA land - $45.00SOLD


- Stampless Folded Letter – 1845 SFL – MONTREAL to PORT SARNIA UC – straight line PAID handstamp in red – MONTREAL LC JA 3 1845 red cancel – M Cameron MP signature on front – backstamp PORT SARNIA UC JA 10 1845 – MP Malcolm Cameron letter to his SARNIA agent regarding sale of land in TORONTO and local election candidates - $36.00SOLD


- Canada Postal Card – WATFORD ONT to SARNIA ONT 1879 – WATFORD ONT JU 4 1879 cancel - $10.00


- Stampless Folded Letter – 1851 SFL – CHATHAM UC to PORT SARNIA UC - nice red PAID 3D in circle – CHATHAM UC OC 14 1851 – backstamp PORT SARNIA OC 16 1851 - $21.00SOLD


- Stampless Folded Letter – 1851 SFL – MONTREAL to PORT SARNIA UC - nice black 3D in circle – red MONTREAL LC JU 3 1851 – backstamps red LONDON CW JU 7 1851 to PORT SARNIA JU 8 1851 - $40.00SOLD


- Stampless Folded Letter – 1845 SFL – MONTREAL to PORT SARNIA UC – straight line PAID in red – red MONTREAL LC JA 15 1845 – backstamp red PORT SARNIA UC JA 20 1845 - M Cameron MP signature on front – Malcolm Cameron letter to his agent in PORT SARNIA regarding land sales throughout LAMBTON COUNTY (SARNIA, ENNISKILLEN, PLYMPTON and MOORE TWP) - $45.00
SOLD


- Stampless cover – small 1872 cover with early usage of JARRETT #6061 PAID3 straight line hand stamp - $20.00


- Stampless DEAD LETTER OFFICE Cover -1886 cover – Ottawa to Longwood ONT – small OTTAWA 2/AP 23 1886 circle cancel with large 3 handstamp – backstamp LONGWOOD AP 29 1886 – several notations on outer DEAD LETTER cover regarding the enclosed dead letter - $40.00


SMALL QUEEN COVERS


- Canada #34 – 1/2c Small Queen (x6) – standard letter rate for the time period. Myrtle Hotel cover DIGBY, NS to WEYMOUTHBRIDGE P.O. NS dated Aug. 17, 1896. Srtip of 4 and 2 singles - $65.00


- Canada #37c – SARNIA Duplex cancel July 31, 1878 to TORONTO – backstamp partial TORONTO 1878 $18.00


- Canada Postal Card - #P14 One Cent uprated for overseas mail - QUEBEC Canada to PARIS France – QUEBEC 3/OC 15, 1894 cancel – red LONDON AY OC 25, 1894 receiver circle hand stamp - $150.00


- Canada #39 - Small cross border cover to Detroit Michigan, USA with faint MOORE fancy cork cancel and PORT HURON MICH Jun 24 - $40.00


- Canada #37i – very thick paper 3 cent small queen on tatty corner advertising cover from TORONTO to LONGWOOD STATION – Robert Beatty & Co. (Sole agents for Gun’s Index to Advertisements) TORONTO ONT MY 6, 1879 PM duplex – backstamp LONGWOODS STATION ONT MY 7 1879 split ring cancel - $150.00


- Canada #37i – very thick paper 3 cent small queen on 1877 cover to LONGWOOD ONT – appears to be partial PORT CREDIT UC JU 1 1877 cancel with LONGWOOD ONT JU 1 1877 backstamp - $120.00


- Canada #41 – 3c small queen cover – ST. THOMAS to SEAFORTH (Huron County) – ST. THOMAS ONT NO 12 1889 duplex – backstamp SEAFORTH ONT NO 12 1889 - $12.50


- Canada 41i – deep rose carmine small queen cover – CLARKSON to LONGWOOD – CLARKSON ONT MY 25 1889 split ring – LONGWOOD ONT MY 30 1889 backstamp – tattered cover reduced at right - $20.00


- FREE OHMS – OTTAWA to CORNWALL free OHMS cover – OTTAWA CANADA FREE NO 23 1888 – CORNWALL ONT CANADA NO 24 1888 backstamp - $50.00


- Canada 41 – 3c small queen cover - TORONTO to SARNIA – TORONTO CANADA OCT 15 1892 2-ring cancel – SARNIA ONT OC 17 1892 backstamp - $7.00


- Canada 37b – Indian RED small queen cover (partial folded letter – front plus flap with text) – TORONTO to SAUGEEN – TORONTO MY 31 1870 – Letter of payment for STAFFORD FARMS – BRUCE COUNTY (Port Elgin) - $100.00

- Canada 36+38– small queen cover Registered cross border cover from Montreal to Detroit, Michigan USA – unusual cancels in that the Montral Cancel on the back flap says Nov. 2 00, but the Windsor receiving cancel says OC 4 00 and the Detroit registered receiving cancels also states OCT 4 1900 - cover is from International Stamp Co., Montreal, Canada which may explain the later usage of these small queens - $45.00


- Canada 37– 3¢ small queen cover – Newry to Stratford, Ontario – blue split ring cancel Newry JY 6 87 to Stratford – face includes Atwood ONT JY 7 87 cancel with reverse having Mitchell ONT JY 7 87 and Stratford JY 7 87 receiving cancels - $28.00


- Canada 41 – commercial small queen cross border cover – Windsor, NS to BLUE ISLAND, ILL USA – Windsor NS NO 22 92 duplex cancel with red Blue Island, Ill Nov 26 1893 receiving hand stamp - $6.00

- Canada 35+36– small queen commercial cover from Windsor Ontario to Amherstburg Ontario – double strike of Windsor ONT Jy 17 97 square circle cancel with receiving backstamp Amhertburg JY 17 97 - corner commercial advertising "Cameron & Curry, Bankers" Windsor Ont. - small pieces of adhesive tape on reverse - $12.00

3 KINGS ( KEVII, KGV, KGVI)


- Canada #90 – 2c KEVII corner advertising cover – SARNIA STREET RAILWAY COMPANYSARNIA to SOMBRA – SARNIA ONT JAN 12 1904 – SOMBRA ONT JA 12 1904 backstamp - $55.00


- FREE O.H.M.S. – Registered FREE O.H.M.S. cover - OTTAWA to LONDON – Office of the controller of Currency, Department of Finance – Registered OTTAWA CANADA R FREE MAR 11 1930 with signature rubber stamp for payment – LONDON CANADA MR 12 1930 backstamp – wax seals on reverse “Controller Dominion Currency – Ottawa Canada” - $40.00


- Canada #233 + E7 - HOTEL LONDON advertising cover – Special delivery cover LONDON to SARNIA – LONDON ONT AU 23 1941 – SPECIAL DELIVERY straight line handstamp – SARNIA AU 23 1941 backstamp - $35.00


- Canada #174 – REGISTERED cover – OTTAWA to WINDSOR Ontario – OTTAWA ONT (Bank Street) MR 31 1931 – REGISTERED hand stamp OTTAWA ONT. BANK ST (2 line) – backstamps include OTTAWA ONT (Bank Street) MR 31 1931, OTTAWA CANADA R MR 31 1931 registration cancel, WINDSOR ONT STATION A APR 1 1931 - $18.00


- Canada #249, 251 – small slogan cancel cover – OTTAWA to TORONTO – OTTAWA boxed “TOURISTS are NATIONAL $$” bilingual slogan – OTTAWA ONTARIO CANADA SEP12 1949 - $1.50


- Newfoundland #232 - Newfoundland 1937 Coronation Cover – GREAT BURIN NEWF’D MY 12 1937 split ring – PARRY SOUND ONT. MY 19 1937 backstamp - $12.00


- Canada #284-8 First Day Cover – KGVI Birthday Issue commemorative registered First Day Cover - TORONTO ONT NO 15 1949 with Registered 2 line box hand stamp TORONTO ONT SUB No. 116 in blue – Cachet cover – TORONTO ONT S.O. 116 NO 15 1949 and TORONTO ONT REGON TERMINAL A NO 15 49 back stamps - $12.00


- Canada #284-8 First Day Cover – KGVI Birthday Issue commemorative registered First Day Cover - LONDON ONT to TRIPOLITANIA N. AFRICA – LONDON CANADA NO 15 1949 with Registered 1 line box hand stamp LONDON ONT in blue – MONTREAL CANADA B. & F. MAIL NO 16 1949 (British & Foreign mail) and TRIPOLI 4 12 1949 backstamps - $15.00


- Canada #237 – Bluewater International Bridge official opening dedication cover - Point Edward Ontario Canada to Port Huron Michigan USA – special commemorative cancel SARNIA ONT OCT 8 1938 on illustrated cover with Canada and USA flags and Bluewater Bridge - $25.00


- Canada #280 – Slogan cancel cover – TORONTO ONTARIO Canada NOV 4 1949 – “ Give enough through your community chest” - $2.00


- UX62a Postal Card – PRECANCEL CBN issue – Preprinted postal card for TORONTO Municipal Election reminder – Polling notice – hand written address - $35.00


- Canada #221 – Corner ADVERTISING cover – New Brunswick Wire Fence Co. – MONCTON NB to EAST FLORENCEVILLE NB – MONCTON JA 23 1937 – backstamp EAST FLORENCEVILLE NB JA 27, 1937 – typed address - $18.00

R.P.O. COVERS


- OTTAWA FREE O.H.M.S.OTTAWA CANADA to ST. THOMAS ONT – Post Office Department OHMS - OTTAWA FREE AUG 2 1932 – REGISTERED OTTAWA, ONT single line box with government rubber stamp signature in violet – Financial Branch handstamp – backstamp LONDON CANADA AU 3 1932 and split-ring ST. THOMAS AUG 3 1932 – RPO cancel TOR.HAM.&.LONDON R.P.O. AUG 3 1932 - $25.00


- Canada #37 – Small Queen cover with 2 different shades of 3 cent small queen used – appears to be UCS#37 (dull red) and #37c (orange red). This is the standard 6 cent DOUBLE LETTER RATE for the period. Cover is reduced at right, with R.P.O. cancel ANNAPOLIS&YARMOUTH – DE 26 1858 - $18.00


- Canada #224 – Registered cover VANCOUVER B.C to WATFORD ONT – VANCOUVER BC AU 30 1938 with REGISTERED one line VANCOUVER B.C. box – backstamps: NORTH BAY & FORT WILLIAM R.P.O. AU 31 1938, TOR HAM & LONDON R.P.O. SP 2 1938, LONDON & SARNIA R.P.O. SP 2 1938 and WATFORD ONT. SP 2 1938 - $45.00


- OFFICIAL COSTA RICA to POINT EDWARD ONT Registered cover – OFFICIAL CARTAGO, C. R. JUN 8 1933 CDS with REGISTERED label – backstamps: EXTERIOR SAN JOSE, C. R. JUN 9 1933 cds, MONTREAL CANADA 19 JUN 1933 cds, TOR & LON. R.P.O. No2 JUN 20 1933, LONDON ONT JUN 20 1933, SARNIA ONT JUN 21 1933 and POINT EDWARD ONT 21 JUN 1933 - $35.00


- Canada #306 block on corner advertising cover – REGISTERED Dominion Bank cover SARNIA ONT to PETROLIA ONT – SARNIA ONT MR 12, 1952 – single line registered box hand stamp SARNIA, ONT. – wax seal and backstamps: T.L. & S. F.P.O MR 13 1952, PETROLIA ONT MR 13 1952 - $65.00


- INDONESIA to SARNIA registered cover – MALANG INDONESIA 22-8-56 cds with MALANG REGISTERED label – Backstamps: TORONTO ONT REG BRANCH 27 VIII 1956, TOR.LOND&WIN R.P.O. AU 27 1956, SARNIA ONT AU 27 1956 - $8.00


- Canada O.H.M.S. cover ST. JOHN, NB to FLORENCEVILLE, NB – Dependents’ Advisory Committee corner handstamp on M.F.B stationery with “Don’t waste words – Don’t waste paper” bilingual slogan and REGISTERED box handstamp to Canadian Legion Florenceville – blank 17 FEB 5 1945 – backstamps: 17 FE 5 1945, SAINT JOHN & ED’STN-R.P.O. FEB 6 1945, EAST FLORENCEVILLE N.B. FE 7 1945 - $25.00


- MONTSERRAT to POINT EDWARD ONT registered cover – MONTSERRAT OFFICIAL PAID JU 2 1933 with JU 2 inverted on CDS – REGISTERED MONTSERRAT (Plymouth) label – backstamps: NEW YORK, NY REG DIV 6.10.1933 oval, HAMILTON STATION JUN 12 1933, TOR.HAM.&LONDON R.P.O. JUN 12 1933, LONDON & SARNIA R.P.O. JUN 12 1933, SARNIA ONT JUN 12 1933, POINT EDWARD ONT JUN 12 1933 - $45.00
SOLD

MODERN COVERS


- Canada 404 Precancel on commercial advertising cover – DOMINION ENGINEERING, MONTREAL commercial cover with 4 cent Cameo PRECANCEL on fluorescent paper – MONTREAL CANADA to SARNIA ONT – precancel used over preprinted postage meter indicia - $15.00

 

Canada "Snow on the Leaves" cover SC#720 postmarked Brantford, ON. Shift of red colour gives look of snow on the edges of the leaves. Darnell #811a - SD. Our price, used on cover $25.00

 

Newfoundland C3iii Airmail Cover from St. Johns NFLD to North Sydney Nova Scotia Canada. C3iii - 1 1/2 mm space between "AIR" and "MAIL" with period variety, tied on cover by St. Johns No. 26 1921 mc, back stamped Halifax Feb 2, 1922, North Sydney Feb. 6, 1922 (possible TPO). Prime Minister's Office engraved Coat-of-Arms on back flap. Cover has vertical creases in center (probable file fold). Only 2224 issued. Stamp was issued at St. Johns G.P.O. for Pioneer Flight from Botwood, NFLD. to Halifax, NS, scheduled to take place on the 30th of November Mail was canceled as received. On November 26th, mail was sent to Botwood by rail. Major Stanley Cotton didn't take off until December 10th due to bad weather. Owing to a series of mishaps, the flight was abandoned on January 28, 1922. The mail was placed on a train and forwarded to Halifax by normal surface mail, reaching there on February 4, 1922. $250.00 SOLD

Canada Semi-Official Airmail cover #CL-6 from Toronto, ON to Red Lake (Kenora), ON. First official flight via Rolling Portage (split-ring CDS Mar 5, 1926). Received Kenora (Red Lake) Mar. 6_1926. Back of envelope has CL-6, Jack V. Elliot semi-official stamp tied to envelope with Kenora (Red Lake) date stamp. $90.00 SOLD

Canada Semi-Official Airmail cover #CL-11 from Rouyn, Quebec. First official (return) flight from Rouyn (Oct. 19, 1926) to Haileybury, Ontario (received CDS Oct. 20, 1926). Back of envelope has CL-11, Fairchild Air Mail Service semi-official stamp tied to envelope with Rouyn date stamp and violet handstamp with PILOT Signature "Glyn R. Burge". Only 517 covers were flown on the return flight. $90.00 SOLD

Canada Semi-Official Airmail cover #CL-42 from Atlin, British Columbia to Carcross, Yukon bearing Yukon Airways & Exploration Co. Ltd. stamp and special adhesive strip. First official flight from White Horse to Carcross, Atlin and return. Back of envelope has Carcross receipt CDS. PILOT Signature "T. G. Stephens". $85.00 SOLD

Canada Semi-Official Airmail cover #CL-46 from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan to Waskesiu Lake, Saskatchewan August 29, 1930. Short flight with only 296 covers flown. The Prince Albert CDS is inverted in the machine canceller (slogan is right side up). This Cherry Red Airline Limited stamp is cancelled with the Cherry Red Airline cachet in red and the stamp also has the listed variety of "SNOW ON THE WINGS" (Unitrade CL-46i). $75.00

- Canada Semi-Official Airmail cover #CL-48 from Fort McMurray Alberta to Athabasca, Alberta February 23-24, 1931 on Unitrade #U28 Postal Stationery. First official flight where the Edmonton to Fort McMurray flight had been routed through Athabasca. This mail carried a special Commercial Airways Limited cachet (in blue) and the back of the envelope has the Commercial Airways Ltd. stamp and the Athabasca Feb. 23, 1931 receipt CDS. 969 pieces of mail carried on this leg of the flight. $60.00 SOLD


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COMMONWEALTH Covers/Postal Histroy

Australia KGV variety on cover - 82(4)r - scratch from beard : Australia KGV issues are an interest, but not an area I am very comfortable with. If I read the ACSC correctly, I think this may be ACSC (2001 ed) #82(4)o, Plate4, variety "o" in a strip of 3 on a commercial cover from Melbourne Australia to Detroit, Michigan USA - dated 19 NOV 1936. (This was corrected by a Stampboard member to: “Try 82(4)r - scratch from beard to S.W. corner” since I was not using the most current edition of ACSC) $20.00 SOLD

1953 QEII Coronation FDC - Small airmail cover to Sudbury, Ontario Canada bearing SG#534, solo use, canceled CARDIFF June 3, 1953 1:45 pm, with Long Live the Queen slogan cancel. $35.00

1960 London International Stamp Exhibition - Small #6 cover to Petrolia, Ontario Canada bearing SG#519b, solo use, canceled London S.E.I. July 9, 1960 1:45 pm, with Royal Festival Hall cachet. Back flap has London International Stamp Exhibition 1960 logo embossed in black - $6.00

Australia VALOUR PNC cover with FDC stamp set and coin (SC# 1857-61, SG#2000-2004) Issued 24 July, 2000 to commemorate Australia's first Victoria Cross. Our price is $250.00

Australia ARMY PNC cover with FDC stamp set and coin (SC# 1938a, SG#2073-74) Issued 15 February, 2001 to commemorate 100 years of Australia's Army service. Our price is $175.00

Australia Olympic Sports PNC covers (set of 2) with FDC stamp and coin (SC# 1862c, 1862i, SG#2007, 2013) Issued 17 August, 2000 to commemorate Olympic Sport. Our price is $175.00

 


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U.S.A. Covers/Postal Histroy

1941 California Clipper Censor cover: July 22, 1941 - Crows Nest N.S.W. Aust. California Clipper Censor cover. Standard double rate cover for the wartime Clipper service. Actually overpaid 1d; first half oz. was 4/-, each additional half oz. 3/11d. Uneventful FAM19 service (Flight 28) departing Auckland August 2 1941. It most likely had left Sydney for Auckland on TEAL Flight AE84 on July 24 $40.00 SOLD

U.S. cover from Cleveland, Ohio USA to Ottawa, Ontario Canada Feb 21, 1947. Cover bears typed address with SC#944 and van Dam #PC5 Red & Brown Grouse Prairie Provinces Conservation Stamp. Back flap address hand stamp Bird Research Foundation, Cleveland, OHIO $20.00

U.S. REGISTERED cover from Naples, Florida USA to Bass River, Nova Scotia Canada Sept. 14, 1959. Cover bears hand written address with SC#1052(?) and SC#C56 airmail stamp, VIA AIR MAIL hand stamp and boxed REGISTERED hand stamp Canadian NATIONAL REVENUE Duty Free CDS and numerous back stamps. $18.00

U.S. PERFIN cover from Dallas, TX USA to Montreal, Quebec Canada May 11, 1943. Cover bears typed address with SC#877, and SC#899 PERFIN with 2 line GM&N(?) perfin, VIA AIR MAIL hand stamp and 3 line BUY WAR SAVINGS BOND STAMPS slogan cancel. $15.00

U.S. PERFIN cover from New York, NY USA to Bass River, Nova Scotia Canada Mar 6, 1956. Cover bears hand written address with SC#808 and SC#900, both with 2 line N&W(?) perfin, VIA AIR MAIL and 3 line GIVE + RED CROSS FUNDS slogan cancel. $15.00

U.S. PERFIN cover from New York, NY to Bass River Nova Scotia Canada Feb. 26, 1956. Cover bears hand written address with SC#803 pair, and SC#900 PERFIN with 2 line N & W perfin(?) and 3 line NEW HOPE FOR HEARTS SUPPORT THE HEART FUND slogan cancel. $7.00 SOLD


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