Sale Number: 973
Sale Date:
2009 Rarities of the World

Canada, France
Lot Sym. Lot Description Est/Cat Realized
311 c CANADA, 1859, 5c Vermilion (15; SG 31). Bright color, tied by target, "Hamilton C.W. DE 5, 1864" circular datestamp on cover to Guelph, with Canada Life Insurance Co. illustrated design, fresh and Very Fine, scarce and desirable advertising cover (Image Magnifier)

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E. 2,000-3,000 2,000
312° ogbl CANADA, 1908, 50c Purple (95; SG 187). Top imprint and plate no. block of 24, Mint N.H. except two stamps at bottom right lightly hinged where few perf separations expertly rejoined, naturally irregular gum at top, radiant color, few natural gum bends

FINE-VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE AND DESIRABLE LARGE MULTIPLE OF THE 1908 50-CENT EDWARD VII WITH IMPRINT AND PLATE NUMBER.

This plate block is extremely rare -- none was offered in our sale of the Beck collection. Scott Retail as singles with no premium for the imprint and plate no. (Image Magnifier)

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47,900 0
313 c FRANCE, Ballon Monté to Luxembourg. Folded part-printed lettersheet bearing 10c and 20c Ceres stamps tied by red "Paris 28 Nov. 70" double-circle datestamp and addressed to Luxembourg, red "London Paid 12 DE 1870" transit, 10c barely affected from placement near edge of cover

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE BALLON MONTÉ TO LUXEMBOURG WITH THE RED PARIS DATESTAMP.

Carried aboard the Jacquard which crashed in the water near Falmouth. Very few Ballon Monté covers are known to this destination or with the Paris datestamp struck in red. (Image Magnifier)

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E. 3,000-4,000 5,000
314 c FRANCE, Ballon Monté to Russia. 80c Napoleon stamp tied by "35" in star of dots cancel, matching "Paris, Ministere des Finances 13 NOV. 1870" double-circle datestamp on folded part-printed lettersheet to St. Petersburg, Russia, red boxed "PD" handstamp, blue crayon rate, fresh and Very Fine, a beautiful and scarce usage (Image Magnifier)

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E. 1,500-2,000 1,500
315 c FRANCE, Ballon Monté to Russia. 80c Naploeon stamp tied by "11" in star of dots cancel, "Paris R. St. Honore 19 Oct. 1870" double-circle datestamp on part-printed folded letter to St. Petersburg, Russia, red boxed "PD" handstamp, also red "Franco" handstamp, red crayon rate, fresh and Very Fine, scarce and desirable usage (Image Magnifier)

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E. 2,000-3,000 2,000
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