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Canada. Dated 1830/04/26. FLS (no content) originated Cincinnati, Ohio. The letter was rated 25 (c due) for U.S. postage (converted to 1/3d at Queenston. Ms 2(d) for ferriage across the river. There was no postage charge for Canada postage since the letter was addressed to the exchange office at Queenston. The Queenston Postmaster collected both the Canada charge and the U.S. postage for a total of 1/5d. The three line blue handstamps reads "American Postage/Ferriage/Forwarded".
Cover #65508 | Price: $350.00
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Canada. Dated 1833/12/24. FLS (business content) originated New York, NY. The triple weight letter was rated 75 (c due) for U.S. postage (over 400 miles). The cover was marked at Queenston 1/3 for the Canadian equivalent of the U.S. postage due + 2 (d) ferriage charge. The postage from Queenston to Ancaster was 1/1 1/2 (4 1/2dx3). The Canadian postmaster collected a total of 5/0 1/2 for the U.S. and Canada charges.
Cover #65509 | Price: $125.00
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Canada. Dated 1834/05/31. This fls (no content) mailed from Toronto, UC to Glasgow, Scotland on May 31st. Ms "Paid to N. York". Red New York cds & PAID. The sender prepaid the following postage to New York: Canadian postage of 9d (7d postage to Queenston 61-100 miles + 2c ferriage fee), U.S. postage of 25d (over 400 miles) from Lewiston to New York City. The British postage (sea postage = 1/ + carriage from Liverpool to Glasgow - 2d sterling) was not prepaid. On back is boxed Liverpool/Ship Letter h/s & Glasgow 20 JU h/s.
Cover #65510 | Price: $75.00
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Canada. Dated 1836/11/06. Fls with letter reporting a death mailed from Toronto to London. Red City of Toronto cds at ll & red Toronto "PAID 9 & 25" h/s at top used in 1836-1837. The sender prepaid the postage to New York: Canadian postage of 9d (7d postage to Queenston + 2d ferriage to Lewiston, NY and 25c U.S. postage from Lewiston to New York City via closed bag. The British sea postage & carriage from Liverpool to London was not prepaid.
Cover #65511 | Price: $200.00
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Canada. Dated 1839/03/04. Fls (splits) with printed "Abstract of Transactions in Canada" form from Toronto, UC to London, England. Route: Toronto - Queenston - Lewiston - New York - Liverpool - London. City of Toronto cds at left, red New York cds at right. Sender prepaid the postage to New York. Toronto "PAID 7 & 25" h/s used 1837-1841 as 2d ferriage fee no longer collected (except in Kingston). Canada postage 7d, U.S. postage 25c (over 400 miles). Postage from New York to London was not prepaid. Back with Liverpool Ship Letter h/s & red London cds.
Cover #65516 | Price: $125.00
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Canada. Dated 1839/03/04. Fls with three page business letter routed: Hamilton, UC - Queenston - Lewiston, NY - New York City. The letter was rated PAID 1/1 1/2d (3x single rate) to Lewiston, NY. For some reason the 2d ferriage fee was not charged. U.S. postage was 50(c due) for 2c the single rate for the distance from Lewiston to New York City. Originally, the post office at Lewiston rated the letter $1.00 due (4x single rate) but this was crossed-out and corrected to 50c due (2c single rate).
Cover #65517 | Price: $50.00
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Canada. Dated 1841/06/12. Ironhead, Canada dateline on fl through Montreal & the U.S. to London. Two red "PAID" + ms credits on face.
Cover #83209 | Price: $15.00
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Canada. Dated 1841/12/17. Brantford, UC cds on fls with short business letter. Route: Brantford, UC - Hamilton, UC - Queenston UC - Lewiston, NY - New York City. Ms "Money" & Black "MONEY-LETTER" h/s. Rate: 1/9 (3x7d) to the Canadian border, 37 1/2c from Lewiston to New York City in a closed bag.
Cover #65532 | Price: $125.00
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Canada. Dated 1842/04/02. St. Catherines cds & PAID h/s on fls (wear, no content). Route: St. Catherines UC - Queenston UC -Lewiston, NY - Auburn, NY. Ms 4 1/2d for Canada postage & 12 1/2c for U.S. postage.
Cover #65528 | Price: $25.00
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Canada. Dated 1842/06/23. Fine Quebec, LC cds on fls (w/o content) to England with ms 2/4 rate. Ms "Via Halifax Packet".
Cover #65645 | Price: $50.00
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Canada. Dated 1844/01/02. Fine blue St. Catherines UC cds & PAID + ms 9 on fls (w/o content) to Niagara on the Lake UC. The cover traveled overland from St. Catherines to Queenston (b/s). The cover then carried in a closed bag over the Niagara River into Lake Onario where it was taken to the Niagara Post Office (b/s) for delivery.
Cover #65424 | Price: $50.00
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Canada. Dated 1844/05/27. Red Kingston cds & "MONEY-LETTER" handstamp + ms "9" rate mark on fl to Montreal. Reverse with red May 28 MONTREAL receiving handstamp. The 9p was to be collected from the addressee for a single sheet of paper between 101 and 200 miles. Ms note in business letter states "Please put the enclosed in the Post Office.".
Cover #83489 | Price: $150.00
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Canada. Dated 1844/07/17. VG red Kingston cds & "MONEY-LETTER" handstamp + ms "9" rate mark on fl to Montreal. Reverse with red Jul 19 MONTREAL receiving handstamp. The 9p was to be collected from the addressee for a single sheet of paper between 101 and 200 miles. Business letter mentions an enclosed check.
Cover #83488 | Price: $150.00
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Canada. Dated 1844/08/12. Fine red Montreal cds on fls (part business letter) to Anton, Middlesex, England. Route: Montreal - Quebec (closed bag, no transit) - steamer Unicorn to Pictou - Overland to Halifax - Cunard steamer Caledonia to Liverpool - Anton (red Aug 31 b/s).
Cover #65454 | Price: $25.00
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Canada. Dated 1845/10/09. VG red Montreal cds on fls (no content) to Scotland. Ms "Per Mail Boston". Back with Glascow 20 Nov 1845 h/s.
Cover #65644 | Price: $75.00
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Canada. Dated 1846/07/11. Red Montreal Steam-Boat-Letter cds + ms 9 on fls (business content) from Montreal. Quebaec cds on back.
Cover #65496 | Price: $50.00
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Canada. Dated 1847/11/29. Toronto, UC cds on fls (splits) with business letter. There were two enclosures mentioned in the letter. The fls carried in a closed bag by contract steamboat across Lake Ontario to the exchange office at Lewiston, NY. Ms 1/6 (3x 4 1/2d) for Canadian postage, Ms 30c U.S. postage for distance (10c x 3).
Cover #65549 | Price: $20.00
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Canada. Dated 1848/03/01. Fls originating in Byton "bootlegged" to Montreal. Rated 1d due when placed in the Montreal Post Office.
Cover #65431 | Price: $20.00
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Canada. Dated 1848/06/08. Red Cornwall, UC cds on fls with business letter. Route: Cornwall, UC - Prescott, UC (b/s) - Ogdensburg, NY (cds) - Waddington, NY. Ms 4 1/2 for Canadian postage, red 5 h/s for U.S. postage (under 300 miles).
Cover #65570 | Price: $45.00
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Canada. Dated 1848/08/17. Red St. Catherines, UC cds on fls with short business letter. Route: St. Catherines, UC - Queenston UC (red cds on back) - Lewiston, NY - Pattonsburg, VA. Ms 4 1/2d Canada postage, Red 10 h/s for U.S. postage due (over 300 miles).
Cover #65531 | Price: $35.00
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Canada. Dated 1848/09/08. Toronto cds on fls with business letter. The fls carried in a closed bag by contract steamboat across Lake Ontario to the exchange office at Lewiston, NY. Ms 4 1/2d for Canadian postage, 10c U.S. postage (red 10 h/s) for over 300 miles.
Cover #65545 | Price: $35.00
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Canada. Dated 1848/09/08. Toronto cds on cvr w/o content. The cvr carried in a closed bag by contract steamboat across Lake Ontario to the exchange office at Lewiston, NY. Ms 4 1/2d for Canadian postage, 5c U.S. postage (red 5 h/s) for under 300 miles.
Cover #65546 | Price: $35.00
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Canada. Dated 1848/09/08. Hamilton, UC cds on fls w/o content. The fls carried in a closed bag by contract steamboat across Lake Ontario to the exchange office at Lewiston, NY. Ms 4 1/2d for Canadian postage, Ms 6 for U.S. postage.
Cover #65547 | Price: $40.00
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Canada. Dated 1849/04/05. Fls with three page letter from Irvine to Montreal, Canada. Ms "per Steamer". b/s). Carried on the "Europa" on the second voyage to New York after re-establishment of closed mails via U.S..
Cover #65639 | Price: $30.00
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Canada. Dated 1849/12/15. Fls (business content) from Precott, UC to New York City. No Canada postage as the letter was sent from the exchange office. Red Ogdensburgh, NY exchange office cds & red 10 h/s for payment of U.S. postage for distance over 300 miles..
Cover #65578 | Price: $40.00
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Canada. Dated 1850/03/25. Fine Queenston UC cds & PAID + ms 4 1/2 on cvr (w/o content) to Toronto (b/s). The rate is for 60 miles or less with route Queenston - Niagara River - Lake Ontario - Toronto. The rate would have been 7d if carried overland to Toronto.
Cover #65426 | Price: $30.00
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Canada. Dated 1850/04/30. Red Hamilton, UC cds on fls with short business letter. Route: Hamilton, UC - Queenston UC (black cds on back) - Lewiston, NY - New York City. Ms 4 1/2d Canada postage. Red 10 h/s for U.S. postage due (over 300 miles).
Cover #65530 | Price: $30.00
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Canada. Dated 1850/08/08. Red Cobourg cds on fls with business letter. Route Cobourg around Lake Ontario via Queensland, Canada to Lewiston, NY. Ms 9(d) for Canadian postage (100-300 miles). Red 10 h/s for U.S. postage (over 300 miles).
Cover #65552 | Price: $35.00
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Canada. Dated 1850/09/20. Red Hamilton, UC cds on fls with short business letter. Route: Hamilton, UC - Queenston UC (b/s) - Lewiston, NY - New Haven, CT (overland). Ms "Paid to the Lines". Ms "Money letter", red "MONEY-LETTER" h/s & red "Too Late" h/s. Rate: 4 1/2d to the Canadian border, 10c Lewiston to New Haven in a closed bag.
Cover #65533 | Price: $150.00
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Canada. Dated 1850/10/23. Red Montreal Steam-Boat-Letter cds + ms 9 on fls (no content) from Montreal. Quebaec cds on back.
Cover #65497 | Price: $40.00
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Canada. Dated 1851/04/24. Red Quebec Steam-Boat-Letter cds + ms 3 on fls with business content to Montreal (Apr 25 b/s).
Cover #65574 | Price: $45.00
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Canada. Dated 1851/0515. Fls (business content) from Montreal to Quebec via contract steamboat with black Steam-Boat-Letter cds & ms 3. Back with red Quebec cds.
Cover #65485 | Price: $75.00
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Canada. Dated 1851/07/11. Fls (business content) from Montreal to Quebec via contract steamboat with red Steam-Boat-Letter cds & ms 3. Back with red Quebec cds.
Cover #65484 | Price: $75.00
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Canada. Dated 1851/09/27. Black "QUEBEC STEAM-BOAT-LETTER" hs + ms "3" on fls (business letter) to Montreal (red "SP 28" b/s). Ms "Per Mail Steamer" crossed out at top.
Cover #65641 | Price: $100.00
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Canada. Dated 1852/01/28. Prescott, WC fls with two page family letter to Boonville, NY. Route: Prescott, UC - Ogednsburg, NY (h/s) - Boonville, NY. Black "CANADA 10 cts" h/s.
Cover #65561 | Price: $100.00
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Canada. Dated 1852/06/09. VG red Quebec cds & vf 3d in circle h/s on fls (business content) to March, Ontario. Route: Quebec - Bytown (b/s) - Ottawa River - Lachine - St. Lawrence River - Monteral (b/s) - March.
Cover #65448 | Price: $20.00
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Canada. Dated 1852/07/15. Red Kingston cds on fls with business letter datelined Kingston. Red CANADA in arc h/s. Route: Kingston, UC (red cds) - Cape Vincent, NY (cds) - New York City. No Canadian postage due as the letter originated in the exchange office (Kingston). Ms 20c for U.S. postage (double weight over 300 miles).
Cover #65543 | Price: $50.00
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Canada. Dated 1853/07/23. Galt cds + ms Paid 1/ on cover to Toronto. Ms "paid 103" at ll. Ms "Money" + red & blue "MONEY-LETTER" handstamps. Double weight rate of 6p + double letter money fee of 6p. Blue Hamilton 7/24 cds on reverse.
Cover #82950 | Price: $100.00
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Canada. Dated 1853/08/03. Toronto cds on cvr (no content) to Cleveland, Ohio. Red "CANADA/PAID 10 Cts" h/s applied in Toronto indicates full payment of Canadian and U.S. postage. The letter was placed in a closed bag in Toronto and carried across Lake Ontario to the Rochester exchange office and then overland to Cleveland.
Cover #65556 | Price: $50.00
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Canada. Dated 1854/02/15. Red Toronto cds on cvr (no content) to Buffalo, NY. Red "CANADA/PAID 10 Cts" h/s applied in Toronto indicates full payment of Canadian and U.S. postage.
Cover #65577 | Price: $35.00
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Canada. Dated 1856/05/20. Fine small City of Ottawa cds & Free on fls (no content) to Toronto (b/s). Mail to the Commissioner of Crown Lands did not require postage).
Cover #65451 | Price: $25.00
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Canada. Dated 1856/07/19. VF red City of Ottawa cds on fls (no content) to Toronto. Red "PAID 3d" in circle pays internal rate. Back with 7/21 Prescott cds & 7/22 Toronto cds.
Cover #65647 | Price: $20.00
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Canada. Dated 1857/03/13. Ingersoll, UC cds on cvr (no content). Route: Ingersoll, UC (b/s) - Port Burwell, UC - Buffalo, NY. - Aubaurn, NY. Black "CANADA/PAID 10 Cts" h/s.
Cover #65560 | Price: $75.00
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Canada. Dated 1858/07/01. WAY & 3 h/s on fls (business content) to Montreal (b/s).
Cover #65505 | Price: $50.00
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Canada. Dated 1858/09/02. WAY & 3 h/s on fls (business content) to Montreal (b/s).
Cover #65503 | Price: $40.00
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Canada. Dated 1858/09/02. WAY h/s + ms 6 on double weight fls (splits, business content) to Montreal (b/s).
Cover #65504 | Price: $40.00
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Canada. Dated 1859/06/07. Fine large City of Ottawa cds & Free on cvr (trimmed top, back flap missing) to Toronto (b/s). Mail to the Commissioner of Crown Lands did not require postage).
Cover #65450 | Price: $20.00
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Canada. Dated 1861/05/30. Montreal cds on cvr (no content) to Quebec (May 31 b/s) with ms 7 rate.
Cover #65573 | Price: $35.00
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Canada. Dated 1900/10/31. St. John cds on International Money Order Business envelope to Maine. Blue 31 Oct. St. John exchange office oval at upper left. Reverse with partial Nov 1 Mattawamkeag receiving cds.
Cover #83506 | Price: $150.00
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California
United States. CA. Oroville, CA. Butte Co. Dated 1856/11/18. Ms town & "Paid 15" + vg s/l 45x10 red hstp "UNITED STATES/PAID 6" on cvr (skillful repairs inc back flap replaced) to Canada. Suspension Bridge U.C. b/s. Williams BUT-3060
Cover #597 | Price: $325.00
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Massachusetts
United States. MA. West Townsend, MA. Middlesex Co. Dated 1855/09/10. Fine cds (90% strike) & "10" on cvr (reduced rt) to Canada.
Cover #8646 | Price: $22.50
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Michigan
United States. MI. Battle Creek, MI. Calhoun Co. (open 1834+). Dated 1864/04/14. CDS & "10" on cover (reduced right) to Canada with additional "10" exchange hand stamp. Reverse with May 16th Barre receiving hand stamp. Content is business letter.
Cover #84658 | Price: $35.00
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Missouri
United States. MO. Cape Girardeau, MO. Cape Girardeau Co. (open 1806+). Dated 1855/08/14. CDS + ms 10 on cross border cover to Trenton, Canada. United States 6d Detroit exchange hand stamp. On reverse is a partial 25 Aug. Toronto transit cds & 25 Aug. Trenton receiving cds.
Cover #84399 | Price: $125.00
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New York
United States. NY. Amsterdam, NY. Montgomery Co. Dated 1853/04/14. Fine green cds + PAID & 10 on cvr (stain) to Canada (b/s). VG red U STATES h/s.
Cover #14925 | Price: $27.50
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New York
United States. NY. Ridgeway, NY. Orleans Co. Dated 1858/08/16. Ms town & 10 on cvr to Canada/w personal letter.
Cover #15862 | Price: $22.50
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South Carolina
United States. SC. Walterboro, SC. Colleton Co. (open 1820+). Dated 1841/01/28. MS town, date and "25" rate (with ms 4 1/2d) on 3 page folded family newsletter to Canada. Blue pen "Single & "chgd G.F.H." Red Feb 10, 1841 receiving cds at lower left.
Cover #86225 | Price: $65.00
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