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CANADA TWO CENT MAP STAMP POSTAL HISTORY continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1501 c 1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, attractive single with oceans oxidized to a uniform brown of the Muddy water effect, tied to a gorgeous 2c Green letter
card (Unitrade UL6) to Switzerland, plus a 6c Brown Maple Leaf1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, attractive single with oceans oxidized to a uniform brown of the "Muddy water" effect, tied to a gorgeous 2c Green letter card (Unitrade #UL6) to Switzerland, plus a 6c Brown "Maple Leaf" (Unitrade #71), all tied by clear "London/Ont./NO 12 00" c.d.s., London (England) transits on the front including a registry c.d.s. also tying the 6c value, backstamped Bern, complete edges to the letter card with a few perf. separations, very fine; 2c Map stamps on letter cards are exceptionally rare, this example being particularly so with the additional adhesives making up the single U.P.U. registry rate to Switzerland ex-Winmill and illustrated on page 17 of his book (Unitrade #86). (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $575.00
Will close during Public Auction
1502 c 1898 2c Black, lavender and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, two singles on a very unusual newspaper wrapper to Sweden, made up of two 1c Green newspaper bands (Unitrade PB6)
put together, each indicia is cancelled by a four bar grid with mat1898 2c Black, lavender and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, two singles on a very unusual newspaper wrapper to Sweden, made up of two 1c Green newspaper bands (Unitrade #PB6) put together, each indicia is cancelled by a four bar grid with matching central strikes on the 2c Map stamps, fancy pencil decoration added at left and edge tears at bottom, mostly on the reverse, fine; this wrapper was reported in an article authored by the collector in the March 1998 edition of The Canadian Philatelist (Vol. 49, No. 2, pp132-34), he speculated that this was an improvised envelope overpaying the 5c U.P.U. letter, however it may be an even rarer usage, since the ends are not sealed as an envelope would be and mute cancels were regularly used on printed matter, it is quite likely that this was used to send a fairly large roll of newspapers (1c per 2 oz. x 6 for 12 oz), an extremely rare usage in its own right, but this is also the only known postal item with the Two Cent Map stamps used to Sweden (Unitrade 85). (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $575.00
Will close during Public Auction
1503 c 1898 2c Black, deep blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, well centered single with deep colors, posted in single franking to Constantinople, Turkey, tied by two strikes of
CalgaryAltaMY 27 99 squared circle pmks., backstamped by Brit1898 2c Black, deep blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, well centered single with deep colors, posted in single franking to Constantinople, Turkey, tied by two strikes of "Calgary/Alta/MY 27 99" squared circle pmks., backstamped by "British Post Office/Constantinople/JU 14 99" c.d.s., very fine; a most unusual legitimate usage to Robert College, apparently accepted as a proper 2c Empire rate with no due markings, it was probably accepted thus because it was handled by the British Post Office in Constantinople, but there is no evidence that the Imperial Penny Postage scheme applied here because this was a non-British country; a wonderfully rare and fascinating piece of postal history, especially since this is the only known Two Cent Map cover of any type to Turkey (Unitrade #86b). (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $525.00
Will close during Public Auction
1504 c 1898 2c Black, lavender and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, well centered single along with 1c Gray green Numeral (Unitrade 75) tied to neat cover to the United States on the
last day of the 3c rate before it was changed to 2c on January 11898 2c Black, lavender and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, well centered single along with 1c Gray green "Numeral" (Unitrade #75) tied to neat cover to the United States on the last day of the 3c rate before it was changed to 2c on January 1st, stamps are tied by "Halifax, N.S./Canada/DE 31 98" squared circle, backstamped the Brookline station of Boston, very fine; last day covers, both domestically and to the United States, are very rare because letters posted on the next day could be mailed for a third less (Unitrade #85). (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $170.00
Will close during Public Auction
1505 c 1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, nice single along with 1c Gray green Numeral (Unitrade 75) tied by two strikes of WindsorOnt.DE 27 98 c.d.s. to pristine
illustrated cover with crossed British and American flags in r1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, nice single along with 1c Gray green "Numeral" (Unitrade #75) tied by two strikes of "Windsor/Ont./DE 27 98" c.d.s. to pristine illustrated cover with crossed British and American flags in red and blue for the British-American Hotel in this border town across from Detroit, choice very fine (Unitrade #86). (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $210.00
Will close during Public Auction
1506 c 1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, four singles tied to incredibly rare registered cover to the United States on the last day of the 3c rate before it was
changed to 2c on January 1st, stamps are tied by Ste. Catherine S1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, four singles tied to incredibly rare registered cover to the United States on the last day of the 3c rate before it was changed to 2c on January 1st, stamps are tied by "Ste. Catherine St. Centere/Montreal/DE 31 98" c.d.s., Boston transit, backstamped Concord, N.H., vertical fold to the cover which does not crease the stamp, very fine; any registered cover to the United States paying the proper 8c rate with only 2c Map stamps is very rare because this rate only existed for about three weeks while the 2c Map stamp was available, however this is the only recorded cover posted on the last day (Unitrade #86). (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
1507 c 1898 2c Black, lavender and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, four singles tied to very rare registered cover to the United States by roller cancel of Montreal (unusual usage on
a registered cover) with Montreal CanadaDE 23 98 c.d.s. at bottom l1898 2c Black, lavender and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, four singles tied to very rare registered cover to the United States by roller cancel of Montreal (unusual usage on a registered cover) with "Montreal Canada/DE 23 98" c.d.s. at bottom left, to Concord N.H. with Boston registry transit, very fine and handsome cover; this 8c rate with sole 2c Map franking is very rare since this rate only existed for about three weeks while the 2c Map stamps were available; ex-Winmill and illustrated on page 12 of his book (Unitrade #85). (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $150.00
Will close during Public Auction
1508 c 1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, single with just fine centering tied to cover to John Kay, the famous Detroit collector, by WindsorOnt.JA 1 99 duplex,
the first day of the reduction to 2c from 3c of the domestic lett1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, single with just fine centering tied to cover to John Kay, the famous Detroit collector, by "Windsor/Ont./JA 1 99" duplex, the first day of the reduction to 2c from 3c of the domestic letter rate as well as the rate to the United States, backstamped Detroit, inscribed at top left by the postal clerk who sent the cover "The second letter marked in Windsor Jan. 1st at the 2c rate", a very fine cover; enclosure by the postal clerk reiterates his note on the cover and explains the Postmaster sent the first letter to his wife, but that the color of the stamp was changing so he used the new colored stamp (blue oceans); first day covers of this rate change are very rare since New Year's day fell on a Sunday in 1899; it is believed that less than ten covers of the new 2c rate exist from this date; ex-Winmill (Unitrade #86). (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $230.00
Will close during Public Auction
1509 c 1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, single with uniform muddy water effect in a rich brown, tied to gorgeous 1899 Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition flag
illustrated cover in colors by circular grid cancel, indistinct Nova Sc1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, single with uniform "muddy water" effect in a rich brown, tied to gorgeous 1899 Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition flag illustrated cover in colors by circular grid cancel, indistinct Nova Scotia c.d.s. at left, backstamped Lynn, Mass., trivial edge tear and wrinkles not affecting the attractiveness of this very fine and scarce cover; illustrated on page 102 of Winmill; ex-Bain (Unitrade #86) (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
1510 c 1898 2c Black, lavender and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, a well centered single tied by MontrealNov 12 00 flag machine cancel to allover front and back patriotic cover with
Union Jack on the front in red and blue and three verse song called1898 2c Black, lavender and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, a well centered single tied by "Montreal/Nov 12 00" flag machine cancel to allover front and back patriotic cover with Union Jack on the front in red and blue and three verse song called "The Flag that Braved a Thousand Years" on the reverse, inscribed on the reverse "Patriotic Envelopes, with Patriotic Songs on the reverse for correspondence with our Soldier Boys in South Africa", produced by J.C. Wilson & Co. of Montreal; posted to United States with proper 2c single franking at this period, backstamped Cold Springs, Minn., exceptionally clean and attractive, choice very fine (Unitrade #85). (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
1511 c 1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, single (small perf. faults) tied to allover American Flag design patriotic cover for the Spanish American war by
MontrealApl 15 01 flag machine cancel, backstamped Cold Springs, Minn., tw1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, single (small perf. faults) tied to allover American Flag design patriotic cover for the Spanish American war by "Montreal/Apl 15 01" flag machine cancel, backstamped Cold Springs, Minn., two closed edge tears that do not detract from this covers very fine appearance; this patriotic cover was produced by J.C. Wilson & Co. of Montreal and is the same type as produced for the Boer War with patriotic songs on the reverse, this one supporting the United States involvement in the Spanish American War with three verses of the "Star Spangled Banner"; a very scarce and attractive cover (Unitrade #86). (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $280.00
Will close during Public Auction
1512 c 1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, well centered single with uniform muddy water effect, tied to similar allover American Flag design patriotic cover for
the Spanish American war, this by the same manufacturer as the previo1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, well centered single with uniform "muddy water" effect, tied to similar allover American Flag design patriotic cover for the Spanish American war, this by the same manufacturer as the previous cover but without a song on the reverse, stamp tied by "Toronto/Aug 4 1899" flag machine cancel, light Chicago R.P.O. transit on the front and backstamped Covert, Mich., edge wear including a couple of small tears and light staining slightly affecting the stamp, still a nice and scarce patriotic cover of Canada's support of the United States in this conflict; ex-Bain (Unitrade #86). (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
1513 c 1898 2c Black, deep blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, vertical strip of four plus three singles making an impressive franking of seven 2c Map stamps, in combination with
1c Blue green Maple Leaf (Unitrade 67) paying the quintuple rate o1898 2c Black, deep blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, vertical strip of four plus three singles making an impressive franking of seven 2c Map stamps, in combination with 1c Blue green "Maple Leaf" (Unitrade #67) paying the quintuple rate on a legal size registered cover of the Receiver General's Office of Fredericton, N.B. (10c postage +5c registry fee), stamps tied by "Fredericton/N.B./FE 18 99" c.d.s., various New Brunswick transits, backstamped Somerville Station, Boston, vertical fold at left not affecting the stamps or markings and aging to the lower half of the cover, stamps with deep color and attractive with only a couple of trivial perf flaws, a fine and extremely rare cover; this is the largest known franking of the Two Cent Map stamp on a cover to the United States (Unitrade #86b). (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $725.00
Will close during Public Auction
1514 c 1898 2c Black, deep blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, very attractive horizontal strip of three and a single tied to 3c Red postal entire (Unitrade U8) by
KingstonCanadaJA 4 99 c.d.s. and R in oval handstamps, registered to the Unit1898 2c Black, deep blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, very attractive horizontal strip of three and a single tied to 3c Red postal entire (Unitrade #U8) by "Kingston/Canada/JA 4 99" c.d.s. and "R" in oval handstamps, registered to the United States with Buffalo, N.Y. transit and backstamped Syracuse, N.Y., choice very fine and handsome cover; this cover, posted just after the rate reduction from 3c to 2c, is an extremely rare triple rate cover paying 6c postage and 5c registry fee and may be the only known registered cover with sole 2c Map franking on a postal entire (Unitrade #86b). (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $210.00
Will close during Public Auction
1515 c 1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, single on a most interesting cover to the United States tied by FrederictonN.B.JA 6 99 c.d.s. with similar strike on 10c
Blue green special delivery (Unitrade E1), More to Pay and 21898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, single on a most interesting cover to the United States tied by "Fredericton/N.B./JA 6 99" c.d.s. with similar strike on 10c Blue green special delivery (Unitrade #E1), "More to Pay" and "2" handstamps applied in Canada and United States 2c Claret postage due (Scott #J39) tied at bottom left, staining to the cover affecting the perforations of the stamps, fine and unusual cover; this cover involves a comedy of errors, first it was marked 2c more to pay in error in Canada and the 2c was collected in the United States, again in error, and furthermore neither countries' post office invalidated the special delivery stamp which was improperly applied for service in a foreign country that did not recognize special delivery paid in Canada until 1923, whether that service was rendered is not known but the cover is backstamped Somerville, Mass. at 9:00 a.m. the next morning; a marvelous usage for the 2c Map collector and the only recorded cover attempting special delivery in the United States; illustrated on page 23 of Winmill (Unitrade #86). (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
1516 c 1898 2c Black, deep blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, damaged single on Klondike gold rush cover, clear Lake BennettB.C.AU 31 99 c.d.s. at left, posted to a Mrs. M.
Lupton in Skagway, Alaska, backstamped, return address reads  if1898 2c Black, deep blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, damaged single on Klondike gold rush cover, clear "Lake Bennett/B.C./AU 31 99" c.d.s. at left, posted to a Mrs. M. Lupton in Skagway, Alaska, backstamped, return address reads " if not called for in 30 days return to Dawson from J. Lupton to M. Lupton", cover with stains and opened very roughly at right with cosmetic repairs to right edge of the cover; an extremely rare internal cover of the gold rush, undoubtedly from a man on his way to the gold fields who posted this to his wife from the now obsolete town of Lake Bennett on his way; (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
1517 c 1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, lovely single with rich colors, the blue approaching the deep blue, tied to allover front Union Jack post card, posted
to Honolulu, Hawaii, stamp tied by Toronto, CanadaS. DepotNO 151898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, lovely single with rich colors, the blue approaching the deep blue, tied to allover front Union Jack post card, posted to Honolulu, Hawaii, stamp tied by "Toronto, Canada/S. Depot/NO 15 99" c.d.s., San Francisco transit and Honolulu receiving duplex with all markings on the front of the card, minor corner creasing to the card of no consequence, very fine; an exceptionally rare usage with this single franking paying the U.P.U. post card rate; the only such card recorded and one of only two items (see next lot) with the Two Cent Map stamp posted to the Hawaiian Islands (Unitrade #86). (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
1518 c 1898 2c Black, lavender and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, horizontal pair on 2c Red postal entire (Unitrade U11) in combination with 12c Black horizontal pair and 3c Carmine
Numerals (Unitrade 74, 78), all tied by Montreal roller cancels a1898 2c Black, lavender and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, horizontal pair on 2c Red postal entire (Unitrade #U11) in combination with 1/2c Black horizontal pair and 3c Carmine "Numerals" (Unitrade #74, 78), all tied by Montreal roller cancels and posted to Honolulu, Hawaii, "Montreal, Canada/MR 16 99" c.d.s. on front and reverse, routed through Seattle with that city's registry transit on the reverse, large red Honolulu double-circle receiving c.d.s. on the front, damaged perfs. at top of the left 2c Map stamp and perf. toning to stamps, cover largely opened out on three sides, fine and rare destination; this franking pays the 5c registry fee and single 5c U.P.U. rate (while the United States annexed Hawaii in 1898, it did not become a territory until 1900 and was treated by Canada as a foreign country); the only known registered cover to Hawaii, and with the card in the previous lot, (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $525.00
Will close during Public Auction
1519 c John Ross Robertson autographed letter signed and first day cover of the inauguration of the domestic rate change from 3c to 2c, Robertson was the founder of the Toronto
newspaper, The Evening Telegram, a prominent Free Mason being Past GrandJohn Ross Robertson autographed letter signed and first day cover of the inauguration of the domestic rate change from 3c to 2c, Robertson was the founder of the Toronto newspaper, The Evening Telegram, a prominent Free Mason being Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Canada and a tireless promoter of Canada's Map stamp, this letter was posted to another Mason in Hamilton, Ontario, the legal size cover has a 2c Black, blue and carmine (slightly damaged from edge wear to the cover) tied by "Toronto/Jan 1/1899" flag cancel with time designation "1-0", postmaster's certification at left reads, "This is to Certify that this Letter was mailed at the Toronto Post Office at One quarter of a minute past twelve o'clock on the morning of the 1st January 1899 and is the first Letter to be posted and cancelled at the Toronto Post Office on the inauguration of the Two Cent postal rate in the Dominion of Canada." and signed by the Assistant Postmaster, another first of the first postings being certified from Toronto, but certainly the first cover in all of Canada as well, some edge wear to the cover causing a couple of minor edge tears, still very attractive and a wonderful historical document as well as a rare posting; ex-Bain. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,050.00
Will close during Public Auction
1520 c 1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, single franking used on an attractive corner card cover of William Bryce, Importer of fancy goods in Toronto, stamp tied
by TorontoJan 11899 flag machine cancel being the first day of1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, single franking used on an attractive corner card cover of William Bryce, Importer of fancy goods in Toronto, stamp tied by "Toronto/Jan 1/1899" flag machine cancel being the first day of the reduction to 2c from 3c of the domestic letter rate, backstamped Port Hope, stamp is quite well centered with light blue oceans, a very fine cover; like Christmas, when the imperial penny rate went in affect, New Year's day also fell on a Sunday, but a number of covers were purposely mailed on Christmas to commemorate the new stamp, not so for the domestic rate change so that January 1,1899 covers are actually far scarcer than the Christmas covers; ex-Bain (Unitrade #86). (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction

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