Sale 255

Lot 63

Canada, 5¢ vermilion and pair 12½¢ green (14, 18), tied on large blue linen-lined envelope by two of three strikes Aylmer-Ottawa broken circle, April 29, 1865, manuscript "Parcel Post/Registered" with straight line "REGISTERED" handstamp, backstamped Ottawa April 29 and Montreal April 30; small repair one 12½¢ and ends of cover slightly refolded, otherwise Very Fine, shows parcel post rate of 25¢ for up to one pound plus 5¢ for registration, all paid with stamps, a unique franking.
Estimate 3,000 - 4,000

There are only two other known examples of a 30¢ registered parcel post franking. One bears five 5¢ beavers and is shortpaid; the other is franked with two 15¢ large queens.

Realized $3,000

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