Lot 2691Canada, 1852, Beaver, 3d Red, four full to large margins, strong impression, tied by beautiful blue target cancel on folded cover to Kingston, matching "Hamilton, C.W., JA 24 1854" cds, Kingston (1.30) arrival backstamp, Very Fine and attractive. SG No. 5.
Scott No. 4 $460.
Lot 2692Canada, 1852, Beaver, 3d Red, two four margin singles on folded covers, first with "London, U.C., Oct 11, 1865" cds to Kingston, second with "Toronto C.W. Jul 28" cds to Halifax N.S. with Montreal (7.28), New Brunswick (7.31) and Halifax (8.2) backstamps, a little extra ms. on address, a Very Fine pair. SG No. 5.
Scott No. 4 $920.
Lot 2693Canada, 1855, Prince Albert, 6d Slate Gray, ample to large margins, tied by central strike of target cancel on blue 1852 folded cover to Quebec, red "Montreal, L.C., SP 16, 1852" cds, red Quebec (9.17) arrival backstamp; slight fold toning, otherwise Very Fine. SG No. 9.
Scott No. 5 $1,900.
Lot 2694Canada, 1872, Small Queen, 2¢ Green, Vertical Bisect, tied by blue crayon "1" and bold strike of "Halifax, Canada, DE 3 84" duplex on blue locally addressed cover to "New Era"; two horizontal folds away from the stamp, otherwise Very Fine and exceedingly rare. SG No. 78b var.
Scott No. 36c $2,000.
Lot 2695Canada, 1929, 50¢ Bluenose, Imperf Horizontally, top margin plate block of 4, o.g., never hinged, bright and fresh with deep color, wide margins, Very Fine, a very scarce position multiple. SG No. 284 var.
Scott No. 158c $2,100 for pairs.
Lot 2696Canada, 1930, August 13 - Dirigible R-100. Return Flight from Montreal (St. Hubret) to Bedford, England, A.C. Roessler serviced cover bearing Canada 1928, 2¢ green and Special Delivery 1922, 20¢ carmine tied by "Montreal, Canada, St. Hubert, Aug 13, 1930" cds, also bearing G.B. ½d green and 1d red tied by "B.F." handstamp, locally addressed to the airship, Bedford (8.16) machine cancel, black official cachet showing the R-100 Dirigible attached to its anchor tower, Very Fine. AAMC No. Z-462.
Scott No. 150, C1 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
For the R-100 return trip no mail was authorised, but while at Montreal, the Canadian Post Office Department applied an official cachet to souvenir covers mailed at the St. Hubert airport.