CANADA 1859 SG25 Cover from Toronto with perforated ½d deep rose

Stock Code: P201006522

1859 (JY 20) wrapper addressed to 'Sam B. Harman Esq, Toronto', franked at local drop letter rate by 1858-59 ½d deep rose, tied by 'TORONTO / U.C' cds with additional strike at lower left. A very fine and rare usage, in a remarkable state of preservation and highly desirable thus. The perforated ½d was issued in December 1858, giving an effective life-span of just 7 months before the introduction of decimal currency and the 'Cents' issue, making this a remarkably late usage. Only 20 drop letter usages are recorded in the Wayne Smith census, and this must surely rank as one of the finest extant. Ex Nickle (Christies NY 19 Mar 1993, lot 143). [The addressee, Samuel Bickerton Harman, served as mayor of Toronto in 1869-70.]

£2,500.00

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CANADA 1859 SG25 Cover from Toronto with perforated ½d deep rose - £2,500.00


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