Lot 912 Canada 1867 cover mailed by Thomas D’Arcy McGee, being a cover with House of Commons Canada large crown shield handstamp in red, next to a red serifed and italic FREE inside two horizontal lines. The cover is datestamped Ottawa C.W NOV.18.1867 and endorsed at bottom left “TDMcGee” in black pen, addressed to Henry Morgan. Small opening tear on back, still a lovely example of Thomas D’Arcy McGee’s signature. Accompanied by a long Ottawa newspaper article (from 2017) describing his life and then assassination in 1868. Estimate $150, sold for C$900 plus buyer’s premium.
Another example of a modestly priced stamp far exceeding its catalogue value when offered in extremely fine condition.
Lot 395 Canada #184 1931 3c carmine Admiral, perforated 12 x 8, mint never hinged bottom margin single, with deep, rich colour and fur well balanced margins. Extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2014 Philatelic Foundation certificate grading it at “XF-S 95 XQ”. An exceptional quality stamp. Unitrade CV$36, sold for C$55 plus buyer’s premium.
Lot 253 Canada #81 1902 7c olive yellow Queen Victoria Numeral, mint never hinged, nicely centered among large margins, fresh and extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2016 Philatelic Foundation certificate grading it at “XF-S 95”. A lovely and desirable stamp. Unitrade CV$750, sold for $800 plus buyer’s premium.