Sale 255

Lot 35

Canada, 1857, ½d rose (8), horizontal strip of six with mostly large margins, cancelled and just tied by target cancels on folded letter from Colborane, U.C. to Kingston, postmarked Colborane broken circle, Sept 4, 1857, and black straight line "REGISTERED", backstamped Kingston the same day; two vertical file folds (one soiled) through the strip, and minor foxing, otherwise Fine, a unique franking.
Estimate 4,000 - 5,000

Provenance: de Volpi, Nickle

Since the ½d stamp could be purchased at a 5% discount in quantities of 20 or more, frugal postal patrons often used ½d stamps to make up larger rates. The 1d registration fee on this cover would have been paid in cash.

Realized $3,000

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