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Canada 1795 Stampless folded letter with QUEBEC BISHOP MARK
(1795) Stampless folded letter, with contents written by army officer Gothar Mann, inspector of the fortifications at Quebec, to his daughter in England, rated "2/" and "to pay 1N" in manuscript, clear Quebec 20 FE colonial Bishop mark on back, British 15 95 Bishop mark receiver, an attractive early cover. In 1785, Mann was sent to Quebec as captain and commanding engineer, charged with preparing defenses for the possibility of war with the United States. He writes of the challenges of receiving mail from the United Kingdom, noting "our patience in waiting for news from England is nearly exhausted, we have not yet received either the November or December Packets..." Biographical notes are included.
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Canada 1795 Stampless Transatlantic Letter w/Quebec Bishop Mark to UK
Stampless folded letter, with contents written by army officer Gothar Mann, inspector of the fortifications at Quebec, sent to his daughter in England, rated "2/" and "to pay 1N" in manuscript, clear Quebec 20 FE colonial Bishop mark on back, British a 15 95 Bishop mark receiver, typical file folds, an attractive early cover; In 1785, Mann was sent to Quebec as captain and commanding engineer, preoccupied with the possibility of war with the United States. He writes of the challenges of receiving mail from the United Kingdom, noting "our patience in waiting for news from England is nearly exhausted, we have not yet received either the November or December Packets..." Biographical notes are included.
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Canada 1843 Wreck of the Cunard Ship Columbia Stampless Folded Letter SFL
Stampless folded letter, with contents, datelined New Orleans, rated ‘25’ in manuscript, handstamped PAID in blue, postmarked "New Orleans JUN 19", endorsed "by Boston & Liverpool steamer July 1/43," carried on the Columbia which was wrecked on Seal Island, Nova Scotia, its mail and several passengers then carried on to the United Kingdom via the reserve steamer "Margaret" from Halifax, departing for Liverpool on July 9, handstamped "1/-" denoting the packet rate, London 25 JY 1843 and Southampton JY 26 backstamps, a superb and rare Cunard wreck cover. Built at Greenock, Scotland in 1840, the Cunard ship "Columbia" was one of the original four steamers of the Cunard Line. Leaving Boston on July 1, carrying mail and ninety passengers, the Columbia met heavy fog off Seal Island, Nova Scotia, the following day. It was wrecked on Black Ledges, with all passengers and crew safely rescused and brought to the nearby Seal Island lighthouse. The reserve steamer "Margaret," with Samuel Cunard himself aborad, was dispatched immediately from Halifax, and carried on the voyage to England. This was the final voyage of the Columbian.
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Canada 1851 6d Consort Cross-Border Folded Cover Montreal to Philadelphia USA
Folded cover, franked with four-margin 6d slate violet Consort on laid paper, cancelled with centrally-struck seven-ring target cancel, neat Montreal OC 16 1851 double split-ring, matched red PAID and Canada arc exchange office marking, circular "10" rate handstamp, to Philadelphia, a beautiful and scarce cover with tremendous eye-appeal, destined for an advanced collection of the highest quality; ex-Carrington, Cantor, with 2011 Greene Foundation certificate.
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Canada c.1928 Patricia Airways Semi-Official Airmail Unique Artists’ Transition Proof
Proof pane with black frame and orange airplane, on watermarked wove paper, approximately 156mm x 209mm, with crayon markings by designer A.J. Algate to printers Reliance Engravers, illustrating the proposed transition from the Patricia Airways & Exploration design to Patricia Airways Limited, noting "take out 1926" and "take out Crutiss Lark", an important and unique transition proof, an unquestionable highlight to an advanced semi-official collection and key component of a gold medal exhibit.
PRICE: $2,995.00
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Canada Sc #1 (1851) 3d red Beaver on Laid Paper VF Used
3d red Beaver on laid paper, showing strong laid lines, postmarked with centrally-struck target cancel, well-centered amidst four ample to large margins, a trifle sulphurized at upper left as often seen, an attractive example of Canada’s first stamp, very fine.
PRICE: $1,195.00
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