CANADA 1854 SG8 Cover to New York at double rate with 3d Beaver x4
Stock Code: P201006568
1856 (DE 8) cover (orange envelope with green embossed 'ANGLO-AMERICAN HOTEL' corner card) from Hamilton to New York, franked at 12d, being double the single letter rate to the USA, by 1852-57 3d brown-red 'Beaver' on handmade wove x4, each with good to (mostly) large margins, tied by several grid cancels. Despatch cds at lower left partly overstruck by red 'CANADA / PAID 10 Cts' h/s which has been altered to '20 cts' in m/s, confirming the double rate. An attractive and exceedingly rare cover, with just FOUR such frankings recorded in the Wayne Smith census.
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