CANADA 1858 SG12, 22 Cover to England with spectacular 21d franking

Stock Code: P190014553

1858 (9 APR) large envelope from Barrie to London, the 20d 1 oz double letter rate to England overpaid by 1d by 1852-57 7½d deep yellow-green, horizontal pair (pos. 118-119) beautifully fresh with rich original colour and large margins on all sides, enormous at foot, exceptionally showing “(H)atch & Edson New York” PART IMPRINT, and 1857 3d red x2, both on thin soft horizontally ribbed paper, the first with three margins, (cut into at lower right), the second with four close to large margins and likewise showing PART IMPRINT at foot, each tied by crisp and lightly struck four ringed “1” numeral of Barrie, Ontario, the cover showing “BARRIE” cds (9.4) at left, carried by Cunarder ‘Persia’ from New York (14.4) to Liverpool (24.4), then onwards to London where red arrival mark (26.4) was applied at right. A showpiece of the highest quality and rarity, which ranks amongst the greatest classic Canadian covers, one of only two known with this franking. Illustrated by Boggs (p.157) and ex Dale Lichtenstein (H.R. Harmer NY, Sale 5, 19 May 1969, lot 537 realised $8,500) and Sam Nickle (Charles Firby 29 Oct 1988, lot 407). BPA certificate (1998)


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CANADA 1858 SG12, 22 Cover to England with spectacular 21d franking - £30,000.00


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