lot # 1109 - brit. colonies Canada
1851 (Sept 18): Cover from Montreal to Toronto bearing 1851 Prince Albert 6 d. slate violet on laid paper, a fresh and fine adhesive with good to huge margins, tied by seven ring target obliterator. "MONTREAL L.C. SP 18 1851" datestamp in red alongside. Reverse with Toronto arrival cds (Sept 21). Vertical file fold well away from stamp, nevertheless an appealing and scarce double rate cover. Cert. BPA (1979).rnNote: The Province of Canada began issuing stamps on April 23, 1851, designed by Sir Sandford Fleming and processed together with the 3 d. & 12 d. adhesives by the firm of Rawdon, Wright, Hatch and Edson of New York. In April 1851, the rate for inland letters to Canada, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Cape Breton and Prince Edward Island was 3 d. per ½ oz.