Lot 1528 Portugal Mainly Mint Collection in Twelve Albums, 1895-2002, a large mint collection that appears to be never hinged from 1952 on. The collection starts in 1895 with mainly used stamps while many spaces are left open to about 1930. Still the second and third Independence issues are present in MH condition and so are many other stamps. However, from 1934 on to the end only a very few stamps or souvenir sheets are missing and the collection is close to complete. Almost all of the early and desirable souvenir sheets are present: both regional costumes issues are MNH while the Postrider, Lisbon Castle, Bank of Portugal and Kings are MH. In later issues many sheetlets, booklets and issues for the islands are present. Our estimate is only a fraction of the face value of just the recent issues. Estimate $1,200, sold for C$1,600.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 1575 United States Possessions, mostly Mint Collection in an Album, all on Mystic pages, starts off with Hawaii, noting #s 10S, 11S, 24-26 (unused, $1,050), 34 (hinged), almost complete first Provisional Government overprint issues (mostly hinged), O1-6 (hinged) and many more; Guam with #E1 (hinged) and a few more; Shanghai with #s K1-K15, K17, K18 (assumed all hinged, $1,685); Canal Zone with #s 1 (hinged, $650, looks ok, see scan), and many more, including good back of the book; Philippines with a good representation up to about 1940 (back of the book continues to the 1960s), and more. A clean and respectable collection, which might yield some surprises in the overprint types, shades, etc, overall fine or better. Scans only show a small portion, so viewing is recommended. Estimate $600, sold for C$1,050.00 pus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 12 Canada #3TC 1851 12d Queen Victoria Scar Die Proof in Vermilion, on India paper, with large and even margins, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2018 Greene Foundation certificate. Rare and seldom offered. Unitrade CV$9,000, sold for C$4,600 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 1 Canada #1 1851 3d red Beaver Imperforate on Laid Paper, a used horizontal pair, each stamp cancelled by a neat target cancel. This pair possesses four large to huge margins, showing parts of next stamps at top right and bottom left, extremely fine. A scarce pair, especially in this pristine condition. Accompanied by a 1996 Philatelic Foundation certificate and a 1997 David Brandon certificate. Rsv. Unitrade CV$3,200, sold for $2000 plus 17% buyer’s premium.