What is the meaning of a letter that refers to an offer to sell?

Saskatchewan, Canada

The following excerpt is from McKenzie v. Hiscock, 1965 CanLII 425 (SK CA):

The learned trial judge based his conclusion on this point in Blackstock v. Williams (1907) 6 WLR 79, 7 Terr LR 362, affirming 5 WLR 85, a decision of the court en banc and concluded that the letter in the present case was not an offer to sell. In that case the wording was “The best I can consider * * *, “ and these words may be interpreted as an invitation for offers as the court found. In the present case, however, the word “asking” is used and the connotation is different.

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