Lot 1236 Canada #37ii 1876 3c dull red Small Queen, Perforated 11½ x 12, mint with full original gum, never hinged. A fresh stamp and very fine. Accompanied by a 1963 R.P.S.L. certificate for a block of four, from which this was the lower right stamp. A scarce never hinged stamp. Unitrade CV$2,400, sold for C$2,000.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 172 Canada #39 1872-73 6c yellow brown Small Queen, Perforated 11.85 x 12,First Ottawa printing “one dot state” (plate position 93), nicely centered and fresh, mint never hinged, very fine. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Catalogue value is for a “normal” #39 and does not take into consideration the rarity of mint stamps from the First Ottawa printing. Unitrade CV$2,400, sold for C$2,100.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 1 Bradbury Wilkinson Engraved Die Essay of Queen Victoria Facing Right, in green, on bond paper measuring 23 x 27 mm, from an original design engraved by Charles Henry Jeens. A rare, and possibly unique essay. Ex. Bradbury Wilkinson Archives. Pictured on page 9 of Canada’s Postage Stamps of the Small Queen Era, 1870-1897 by Hillson and Nixon (“H&N”). See John Hillson’s biography here. Estimate $750, sold for C$2,100.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 1467 Canada #113iii 1916 7c yellow ochre Admiral with Retouched Vertical Line in Upper Right Spandrel, mint never hinged, fresh and extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2018 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Ex. Ames collection. Rsv. Unitrade CV$600, sold for C$475.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.