Sale #36 Is Over

Lot 30 Canada #26i 1875 5c Deep Olive Green Large Queen, mint with hinged original gum. A lovely stamp with fresh, rich colour and a crisp impression, nicely centered between large even margins, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2000 Greene Foundation certificate. Ex Jansen, Brigham. Unitrade CV$5,000, sold for C$6,800 plus 17% buyer’s premium.

Auction #36 , the Comox Valley Collection, has concluded. Prices Realized can be seen on our Stamp Auction Network listing or downloaded from our site.

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Lots 1135 & 1136, Spain 1850 Queen Isabella imperforates, F-VF unused

We conclude Sale 36 with a section of worldwide stamps.

Lot 1135 Spain #3 1850 5r Red Queen Isabella Imperforate, unused (no gum) with rich colour, three large margins, close but clear at left, with a shallow small thin at top (not mentioned in cert.), else fine-very fine. Signed Roig and accompanied by a 1983 C.E.M. (Madrid) certificate. Scott CV U$2,700.

Lot 1136 Spain #4 1850 6r Blue Queen Isabella Imperforate, unused (no gum) with rich colour, margins are large to well clear on all sides. Fine-very fine and accompanied by a 1983 C.E.M. (Madrid) certificate which mentions a “small transparency” which we cannot locate. Scott CV U$3,000.

Lot 340, USA 1861 five cent orange brown Jefferson, F-VF mint

Sale 36 continues in the afternoon with United States stamps.

Lot 340, USA 1861 five cent orange brown Jefferson, F-VF mintLot 340 United States #30 1861 5c Orange Brown Jefferson, Perforated 15½, mint with full original gum, and appears never hinged although certificate states “previously hinged”. A fresh stamp with deep colour, fine-very fine. Accompanied by a 2000 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Scott CV U$1,200.

Lot 31, Canada 1868 six cent brown Large Queen on watermarked Bothwell paper, Fine o.g.

Sale 36 begins this morning with Canada and Provinces.

Lot 31, Canada 1868 six cent brown Large Queen on watermarked Bothwell paper, Fine o.g.Lot 31 Canada #27b 1868 6c Brown Large Queen on Watermarked Bothwell Paper, unused (no gum), showing complete “&” and parts of two other letters of the watermark. A fresh and fine centered stamp, rare and a great addition to any Large Queen collection. There are only five mint or used examples of this stamp recorded. Accompanied by 1988 Philatelic Foundation and 2020 Greene Foundation certificates. Ex Brigham. Unitrade CV$15,000.