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CANADA TWO CENT MAP STAMP ISSUED STAMPS continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1441 nhbl 1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, top margin block of four showing plate no. 2 at left, positions 6-716-17, the two right stamps (positions 7 and 17) show
the major re-entry of Xmas that show a doubling of that word as we1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, top margin block of four showing plate no. 2 at left, positions 6-7/16-17, the two right stamps (positions 7 and 17) show the major re-entry of "Xmas" that show a doubling of that word as well as numerous other lines that are apparent mostly at the bottom of both positions and above position 7, the block is well centered overall with attractive rich colors and strong impression that shows the re-entries exceptionally well, o.g., hinged in the selvage only, stamps are n.h., very fine (Unitrade #86, 86 var.; C$600.00 for four normal singles). (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
1442 nhbl 1898 2c Black, lavender and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, right half of a sheet from plate 3 of 50 stamps, the top left horizontal strip of three has been separated and two
pieces of selvage are missing including the one that would show the pla1898 2c Black, lavender and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, right half of a sheet from plate 3 of 50 stamps, the top left horizontal strip of three has been separated and two pieces of selvage are missing including the one that would show the plate number, but plate 3 is confirmed by the re-touching of the bottom cable frame in all five stamps in the bottom row, this half sheet was used by the collector to illustrate how oxidation affected in various degrees large multiples such as this being quite pronounced and deep around the outer edges of this half sheet and virtually lacking on some of the internal stamps, it also establishes that this affected the lavender stamps as well as the blue, overall a very well centered multiple with some exceptionally well centered singles, full o.g., all stamps are n.h. with just one spot of hinging in the selvage, very fine-extremely fine; in addition to the "muddy water" effect this half sheet shows some interesting features, the bottom cable re-touch has already been noted plus major re-entries in positions 20 and 47, also the bottom selvage shows a fully perforated gutter implying that the press sheets were larger than just one pane of 100 stamps; a most interesting multiple for the specialist being the largest multiple showing the greatest variation and degrees of oxidation; ex-Bain (Unitrade #85). (Image) Est. $3,000-4,000

SOLD for $2,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
1443 nhbl 1898 2c Black, lavender and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, full intact sheet of 100, plate 1 from the first printing with true lavender color for the oceans, a marvelously
well preserved sheet being truly amazing when one considers the size of a1898 2c Black, lavender and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, full intact sheet of 100, plate 1 from the first printing with true lavender color for the oceans, a marvelously well preserved sheet being truly amazing when one considers the size of an intact sheet of 100, possessing full selvages that have hardly any separations even at the very edges, position pieces include a plate block at top, four imprint blocks at top and bottom and all of the other marginal markings associated with this plate, in addition positions 3 and 89 show major re-entries plus other interesting position varieties, colors are bright and fresh on nice white paper, full o.g. that is completely never hinged even in the selvages, centering is overall attractive ranging from fine to mostly very fine; a truly impressive sheet for both its age and marvelous state of preservation; the only thing that would be more amazing is if there was another sheet that equaled this one; quite likely the finest intact sheet in existence (Unitrade #85). (Image) Est. $4,000-5,000

SOLD for $3,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
1444 Obl 1898 2c Black, deep blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, block of four with horizontal Toronto pre-cancel, deep colors with blue showing a slightly muddy water effect,
light creasing to right pair and small margin nick and edge tear to1898 2c Black, deep blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, block of four with horizontal Toronto pre-cancel, deep colors with blue showing a slightly "muddy water" effect, light creasing to right pair and small margin nick and edge tear to top left stamp, very fine appearance; this block has long been known and, as documented by Winmill in his 1982 The Evolution of the Imperial Penny Postage and The Postal History of the Canadian 1898 Map Stamp, was thought to be the largest known multiple until a block of six was discovered (see the next lot), what was not noted is that, in fact, these two blocks come from the same sheet and were once a block of ten, the block of four adjoining the block of six to the right; this block of four and the block of six are the only known pre-cancelled blocks; illustrated on page 80 of Winmill; ex-Purcell (Unitrade #86b). (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $1,450.00
Will close during Public Auction
1445 Obl 1898 2c Black, deep blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, block of six (3x2) with horizontal Toronto pre-cancel, deep colors with the blue showing an especially deep color,
well centered, three stamps with barely noticeable edge flaws, oth1898 2c Black, deep blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, block of six (3x2) with horizontal Toronto pre-cancel, deep colors with the blue showing an especially deep color, well centered, three stamps with barely noticeable edge flaws, otherwise very fine; as noted above this block of six and the block of four were once a block of ten; this block of six is the largest known pre-cancelled multiple and, with the block of four, one of only two pre-cancelled blocks recorded; a great precancel rarity and illustrated on page 81 of Winmill; ex-G.E.L. Manley (Unitrade #86b). (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $4,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
1446 pbl 1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, large piece of parcel wrapper with a total of 50 stamps consisting of a block of 40 from plate 1, positions 2-592-95 and
two vertical strips of five, all tied by OttawaDE 25 98 c.d.s. be1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, large piece of parcel wrapper with a total of 50 stamps consisting of a block of 40 from plate 1, positions 2-5/92-95 and two vertical strips of five, all tied by "Ottawa/DE 25 98" c.d.s. being the Christmas Day inauguration date of the Imperial Penny Postage scheme, the two strips show "muddy water" in the oceans, the block has bright colors and is well centered, light wrinkles to piece effect a couple stamps of the block and the bottom right stamp has the corner missing; still very fine for such a large franking; without an address it is impossible to know whether this was used domestically or made a large multiple franking of the new penny postage rate to some place in the Empire, however it is the largest known used multiple of the 2c Map stamp and is especially impressive being used on the first day of the new Empire rate; ex-Bain (Unitrade #86) (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $2,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1447 ngnh 1898 2c Imperial Penny Postage, muddy water study, small collection of a mint and two unused singles, a mint block of four, four used singles and an attractive corner card
cover front with single tied by Halifax squared circle pmk., each of the1898 2c Imperial Penny Postage, "muddy water" study, small collection of a mint and two unused singles, a mint block of four, four used singles and an attractive corner card cover front with single tied by Halifax squared circle pmk., each of these items show rather dramatic and varying degrees of the "muddy water" effect, the mint single and block of four have o.g., n.h., overall fine-very fine or better; as noted in Unitrade the "muddy water" variety is a color changeling that is caused by oxidation of the blue or lavender ocean color, both of these colors are susceptible to this chemical reaction and it is sometimes difficult to tell what the original color was, most of these appear to have been blue, the collector attempted to classify numerically and name a few of the distinct colors, but he acknowledges that the Map stamps and proofs show a wide range of discoloration of the ocean, from slight to intense and from partial to entire ocean surfaces; apparently the extent is determined by the amount of the original ink and the extent of the oxidation that has taken place; the mint single, mint block of four and the cover front all show exceptionally deep (though each slightly different) dark brown colors that have been highly prized by collectors. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
CANADA TWO CENT MAP STAMP POSTAL HISTORY
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1448 EDU 1898 2c Black, lavender and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, earliest documented usage, an exceptionally well centered single, strong bright colors of the first printing,
possessing a large portion of TorontoDec 2 98 duplex cancel, the very day1898 2c Black, lavender and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, earliest documented usage, an exceptionally well centered single, strong bright colors of the first printing, possessing a large portion of "Toronto/Dec 2 98" duplex cancel, the very day the Post Office Department announced the issuance of the stamp, choice very fine; this loose stamp and the cover offered in the next lot are the only known examples used on this earliest possible date; an important rarity for the Two Cent Map collector; 2001 Greene Foundation certificate (Unitrade #85). (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $1,150.00
Will close during Public Auction
1449 zzz 1898 2c Black, lavender and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, earliest documented usage on immaculate engraved corner card envelope of the Confederation Life Association of
Toronto, attractive single with fresh bright colors of the first printing t1898 2c Black, lavender and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, earliest documented usage on immaculate engraved corner card envelope of the Confederation Life Association of Toronto, attractive single with fresh bright colors of the first printing tied by "Toronto/Dec 2 1898" flag machine pmk. with index letter F, this single franking pays the 2c local drop letter rate within Toronto, extremely fine; on this date of December 2nd a Post Office Department circular announced the issuance of this stamp (photocopy of circular included) and states "Postmasters are also informed that, in this case, the new stamp may be sold to the public as soon as supplies are received", also on this date the Toronto Telegram reported that "Mulock presided over the first printing of the Map stamp"; for some years the earliest recorded usage of a 2c Map stamp was Dec. 6, 1898 and the earliest cover was Dec. 7, 1898, this last date subsequently being recognized as the first day of issue with less than twelve covers known from that date; the marvelous cover offered here is the only recorded cover posted on the very day the stamp was being announced with one other loose stamp known cancelled on this same date (see previous lot); it is hard to imagine that an earlier cover could exist; an outstanding rarity that is absolutely essential to an award winning collection (Unitrade #85). (Image) Est. $3,000-4,000

SOLD for $21,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1450 FDC 1898 2c Black, lavender and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, first day cover posted on December 7, 1898, the date recognized as the first day of issuance, tied along with 1c
Green to a 2c Green postal entire (Unitrade 75, U7) by OttawaDE 7 981898 2c Black, lavender and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, first day cover posted on December 7, 1898, the date recognized as the first day of issuance, tied along with 1c Green to a 2c Green postal entire (Unitrade #75, U7) by "Ottawa/DE 7 98" duplex with numeral "1", posted to Liverpool, England paying the 5c U.P.U. rate, red "Paid/Liverpool/U S Packet/17 DE 98" receiving c.d.s. at bottom left indicating that it was carried by an American ship, few minor flecks of perf. toning and light horizontal fold at bottom, otherwise very fine; this fold may have had the purpose of displaying an inscription written by the sender at the bottom on the reverse which reads, "The new 2c stamp on this letter is just out today, in Ottawa, Dec. 7th." with "today" underlined establishing that the stamp did not go on sale in the capitol until this date, and this fact is quite likely the basis for recognizing this date as the date of issuance; of the less than a dozen FDC's known this is the only known first day cover posted to an overseas destination, and along with the card offered in the next lot these are the only two overseas sendings recorded on this date (Unitrade #85). (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $4,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
1451 FDC 1898 2c Black, lavender and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, first day card posted on December 7, 1898 to Liverpool, England in single franking paying the proper 2c U.P.U. post
card rate, but also a foreshadowing of the single franking for the Imp1898 2c Black, lavender and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, first day card posted on December 7, 1898 to Liverpool, England in single franking paying the proper 2c U.P.U. post card rate, but also a foreshadowing of the single franking for the Imperial Penny Postage that this stamp was issued for, tied by "Ottawa/DE 7 98" duplex with numeral "1", red "Paid/Liverpool/U S Packet/17 DE 98" receiving c.d.s. at bottom left indicating that it was carried by an American ship, stamp is well centered with gum staining around the perforations and trivial corner bend to card, still very fine; this most interesting card, written by a Mr. George H. Grundy and from the handwriting also the sender of the previous cover to England, contains in the message a similar comment as was on the reverse of the cover with this additional note, "Imperial 2c postage however will not commence until Christmas Day" a lovely mate to the previous cover to England and the only known first day post card posted to an overseas destination, and along with the cover offered above one of only two overseas sendings recorded on this date (Unitrade #85). (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $3,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
1452 FDC 1898 2c Black, lavender and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, first day cover, a corner card cover of John Taylor & Company of Toronto, posted for local special delivery with 10c
Green First Special Delivery issue, both stamps tied by Toronto1898 2c Black, lavender and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, first day cover, a corner card cover of John Taylor & Company of Toronto, posted for local special delivery with 10c Green First Special Delivery issue, both stamps tied by "Toronto/Dec 7, 1898" flag machine cancel with index letter "D", the 2c stamp pays the correct 2c domestic local rate within the city plus 10c for special delivery, both stamps are fresh and attractive, tiny facial scuff to the cover and small cosmetic edge repairs to the cover, mostly around the corners, otherwise very fine and handsome; the special delivery service had just been instigated on July 1,1898, at this early date the service was rather restricted to fourteen major cities and required that the service be within the city limits, thus covers with the first special delivery stamp are not common and particularly so with the 2c Map stamp for local use; however this usage on the December 7, 1898 first day is the only recorded example and a great First Day Cover rarity; clear 1998 Greene Foundation certificate prior to the corner repairs (Unitrade #85). (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $3,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
1453 FDC 1898 2c Black, lavender and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, first day cover, attractive single franking paying the local rate in the city of Montreal, rather well centered
stamp showing the muddy water effect, tied by MontrealDec 71898 flag1898 2c Black, lavender and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, first day cover, attractive single franking paying the local rate in the city of Montreal, rather well centered stamp showing the "muddy water" effect, tied by "Montreal/Dec 7/1898" flag machine cancel, small circular backstamp of the same date used by this city on local covers, very fine; an attractive and rare first day cover with less than twelve covers recorded; ex-R. B. Winmill and illustrated on page 6 of his book (Unitrade #85). (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $2,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
1454 FDC 1898 2c Black, lavender and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, first day cover, fresh single franking paying the local rate in the city of Ottawa, tied by OttawaDE 7 98 duplex
with numeral 1, small edge tear at top of cover with horizontal fold1898 2c Black, lavender and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, first day cover, fresh single franking paying the local rate in the city of Ottawa, tied by "Ottawa/DE 7 98" duplex with numeral "1", small edge tear at top of cover with horizontal fold just below where cover was folded over to hide the tear, neither affecting any integral feature of the cover, otherwise very fine; another rare first day cover and with less than twelve covers recorded it is quite amazing that five of them are found in Mr. Fawn's award winning collection; ex-Bain (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
1455 c 1898 2c Black, lavender and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, attractive single showing the muddy water effect in a uniform bronze shade, tied to very early cover with illustrate
corner card of J.T. Bell Fine Footwear of Montreal, the single stam1898 2c Black, lavender and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, attractive single showing the "muddy water" effect in a uniform bronze shade, tied to very early cover with illustrate corner card of J.T. Bell Fine Footwear of Montreal, the single stamp pays the local rate within the city of Montreal, tied by clear "Montreal/Dec 8/1898" flag machine cancel being a second day cover, small circular backstamp of the same date, cover slightly reduced at left, very fine; ex-Bain (Unitrade #85). (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
1456 c 1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage on Mulready type cover used on Christmas day, the first day of the 2c Imperial Penny Postage rate to Dublin, Ireland,
proper single franking tied by PeterboroOnt.DE 25 98 duplex, back1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage on Mulready type cover used on Christmas day, the first day of the 2c Imperial Penny Postage rate to Dublin, Ireland, proper single franking tied by "Peterboro/Ont./DE 25 98" duplex, backstamped Dublin, cover lacking the backflap and edge tear at top, stamp has a barely perceptible edge tear at right, a fine illustrated cover used exactly as it was intended; this design, which was inspired by the Mulready design of 1840 and produced by the Review Printing and Publishing Co. of Peterboro, Ontario, has a "Christmas Day 1898" inscription at bottom making it clear that this envelope was produced for the inauguration of the 2c Imperial Penny Postage on that day; very few of these illustrated envelopes were legitimately used in any fashion, but the cover offered here is the only recorded example to any overseas destination, and furthermore it is used precisely as both the stamp and envelope were intended on the first day of rate reform that this envelope celebrates; a great rarity essential to an award winning collection of the Two Cent Imperial Penny Postage; illustrated on page 106 in Winmill (Unitrade #86). (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $5,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1457 c 1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage on Mulready type cover, single along with 1c Gray green Numeral, each tied by PeterboroOnt.DE 21 98 c.d.s., posted to
Chicago with machine backstamp reading Mail DelayedTrain Late, e1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage on Mulready type cover, single along with 1c Gray green "Numeral", each tied by "Peterboro/Ont./DE 21 98" c.d.s., posted to Chicago with machine backstamp reading "Mail Delayed/Train Late", edge tears at top and bottom of the cover, the one at top affecting the 2c Map stamp but of little importance given the extreme rarity of this cover and still fine; this design was apparently inspired by the Mulready design of 1840, both commemorating a major postal reform; the envelope was produced and copyrighted being entered according to an Act of Parliament in the year 1898 by the Review Printing and Publishing Co.; it was printed in both green and rose, the green color being the only ones that were genuinely used with only a handful recorded; the cover offered here is the finer of only two such covers recorded to the United States and a highly desirably cover for a serious collection of the Two Cent Imperial Penny Postage (Unitrade #86) (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $525.00
Will close during Public Auction
1458 c 1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, horizontal pair with pale blue oceans plus 1c Gray green Numeral (Unitrade 75) tied to attractive corner card cover of
The News-Advertiser of Vancouver, stamps tied by VancouverB.C.DE1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, horizontal pair with pale blue oceans plus 1c Gray green "Numeral" (Unitrade #75) tied to attractive corner card cover of The News-Advertiser of Vancouver, stamps tied by "Vancouver/B.C./DE 24 98" c.d.s., this is the last day of the 5c U.P.U. rate that was still applicable to countries within the British Empire, backstamped London, one toned perf. on right stamp of the pair, very fine; this usage of the Map stamp is exceptionally scarce as the Map stamp had only been generally issued seventeen days before this rate was abolished; this cover, if posted the next day, would only have required 2c for the same service and would then have been included in the category of the Christmas Day first day covers of the 2c rate that are so popular with collectors of this issue, however this cover is far rarer since it is the only example recorded that is posted on the last day of the 5c Empire rate; ex-Winmill and illustrated on page 13 of his book (Unitrade #86). (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $4,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1459 c 1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, Christmas first day cover of the Imperial Penny Postage rate, single with bright colors and pale blue oceans, tied to
handsome printed envelope of Nothard & Lowe of London, England by cut gr1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, Christmas first day cover of the Imperial Penny Postage rate, single with bright colors and pale blue oceans, tied to handsome printed envelope of Nothard & Lowe of London, England by cut grid with a beautiful upright strike of "Wolfville/N.S./DE 25 98" squared circle c.d.s. at left, backstamped, very fine; this scarcer squared circle (rated scarcity B by Winmill) is the finest example recorded of a squared circle postmark on a Christmas first day cover; illustrated on page 30 of Winmill (Unitrade #86). (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1460 c 1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, Christmas first day cover of the Imperial Penny Postage rate, single (perf. tip toning) tied to envelope with imprinted
flap Attorney Generals DepartmentFisheries BranchOntario by Toro1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, Christmas first day cover of the Imperial Penny Postage rate, single (perf. tip toning) tied to envelope with imprinted flap "Attorney General's Department/Fisheries Branch/Ontario" by "Toronto/Dec 25 1898" flag machine cancel with index letter "A", posted to Portsmouth, England, then forwarded to Sandown, Isle of Wight with Portsmouth duplex also tying the stamp (quite unusual), backstamped, very fine Christmas first day cover (Unitrade #86). (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $280.00
Will close during Public Auction

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