MONTREAL POSTAL HISTORY, POSTCARD & OLD PAPER SHOW - JUNE 1 - BREBEUF COLLEGE 3200 COTE-STE-CATHERINE

1839, SFL from Montreal to England. Paid 4½, 18¾¢,. 1/5. Carried by Great Western steamer with Bristol Ship Letter

1839, SFL from Montreal to England. Paid 4½, 18¾¢,. 1/5. Carried by Great Western steamer with Bristol Ship Letter

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$650.00
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$650.00

1839, stampless folded letter from Montreal to London England. Paid 4½ Canadian postage to US border and 18¾¢ to New York. 1/5 Sterling representing 8d ship letter plus internal rate Bristol to London. Carried by the S.S. Great Western with Bristol Ship Letter on face. ms 2/7 indicating that this is a freight letter charged an extra 25¢ (1/3½d). Montreal did not, as a rule show this, but it was collected while the British P.O. strongly disapproved. That’s the reason why it was only levied on eastbound crossings. Scarce. HD0000036

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