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Lot 265 Canada #454, 459p, 457piv 1c Brown Northern Lights & Dogsled and 4c Seaway Lock, 1967-1973 Centennial Issue, Combination Usages of the W1B and GT-2 Stamps on Two Domestic Rate Covers and Postcard

Lot 265 Canada #454, 459p, 457piv 1c Brown Northern Lights & Dogsled and 4c Seaway Lock, 1967-1973 Centennial Issue, Combination Usages of the W1B and GT-2 Stamps on Two Domestic Rate Covers and Postcard

Two domestic covers, one mailed in 1967 and the other in 1974 and one postcard mailed in 1967. The 1967 cover is franked with Winnipeg tagged 1c and 4c stamps paying the 5c domestic rate. The postcard is franked with a single Winnipeg tagged stamp, paying the postcard rate. The 1974 cover is franked with a pair of the general tagged stamps, paying the then 8c domestic rate. The Winnipeg tagged stamps are particularly scarce on cover, especially when used in period and from Winnipeg, which these are. Very fine. Net est. $15

The Centennial issue covers have been priced according to the overall scarcity of the rates, the destinations and the frankings, as well as the specific paper types of the stamps used. Although there are many common covers to be found during the life of this issue, many are quite scarce, and the estimates reflect this. The following specific comments can be made:

1. Many of the stamps that are common off-cover, are much scarcer on cover. These would include any hibrite paper printing, as this paper was only in use a few months, the fluorescent orange ink on the 6c, the 7c emerald, as its period of use was just 6 months, most all Winnipeg tagged stamps as they were only available in Winnipeg, and finally some of the scarcer booklet singles.

2. The most common covers will of course be local drop letters or domestic single weight covers. This would be followed by single weight covers to the US and single airmail to Western European countries. It is these covers that are generally $1-$5 if they are VF and have some nice cancel or other marking of note.

3. Registered covers, special delivery and third class or printed matter rates are all somewhat scarce, and at a minimum are generally in the $10 range. If they are to a better destination, or are paid with a combination of definitives and commemoratives, or include a better paper variety they will be $15-$20.

4. The scarcer covers are generally multiple weight steps, or combinations of services, such as special delivery and registered, or registered for higher indemnities. These covers are typically estimated in the $30-$40 range.

5. Advertising, corner cards or special addressees or other markings will add to the value also.

While these prices may seem high it must be emphasized that these are not the kinds of covers you will see in a standard dealer's dollar box or junk box of covers. They are often cherry-picked from large cover accumulations or dealer stocks.

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