Canada 11

Canada 11

Transient newspaper wrapper prepaid with Half penny rose on medium wove paper, perf 11¾, in sound condition with four ring numeral cancel mailed via British Packet Line to England, showing clear large “1d” rate handstamp (to pay the US transit fee) at right. Wrapper with edge tears and crease at top, minor discoloration of no importance for this impressive Pence era franking – THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE of an overseas newspaper rate, Fine (Unitrade 11; Gibbons 25)

Provenance: Warren Wilkinson, Firby Auctions, June 2007; Lot 209

“Canada’s Pence Era / The Pence Stamps and the Canadian Mail 1851-1859” book mentions on page 252 that transient newspapers to and from the U.K. sent through the US (Boston or New York) were charged 1d – could not be prepaid, was to be collected upon delivery in the United Kingdom.
Canada 11
In Stock:Yes
S006577
Price: $5,500.00 (CAD)

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