Lots 339, 340 & 341 — Canada 2003 $5 Moose errors

Lot 339, Canada #1693 var 2003 $5 Moose with Dramatic "Misplaced Moose" variety, a mint never hinged full pane of fourLot 339 Canada #1693 var 2003 $5 Moose with Dramatic “Misplaced Moose” variety, a mint never hinged full pane of four, with all Moose and foliage, etc. engraved colours shifted up by about ¾ inches. Very fine, and as far as we know unique. Accompanied by a 2020 Greene Foundation certificate. One of the most visually striking modern varieties. Different but just as impressive, if not much rarer than the “Missing Moose” variety, both would look great side by side in a collection. Estimate $5,000.

Lot 340, Canada #1693a 2003 $5 Moose with Engraved Colours Omitted, a mint never hinged lower right corner single Lot 340 Canada #1693a 2003 $5 Moose with Engraved Colours Omitted, a mint never hinged lower right corner single, missing the Moose and foliage, etc. engraved colours, very fine and desirable. Accompanied by a 2020 Greene Foundation certificate. The Moose stamps were printed on sheets with six panes of four stamps. the stamps are printed first by lithography (background colours, etc.) then by a separate printing pass through an intaglio press, which prints the engraved Moose. The “Missing Moose” error occurs when two of the gummed sheets temporarily adhere together and go through the intaglio press, resulting in a normal sheet on top and a sheet with a faint albino impression (but no ink) on the bottom. One of the most visually striking modern varieties, and arguably more so than the Inverted Seaway. Unitrade CV$7,500.

Lot 341, Lot 341 Canada #1693a 2003 $5 Moose with Engraved Colours Omitted, a mint never hinged full pane of fourLot 341 Canada #1693a 2003 $5 Moose with Engraved Colours Omitted, a mint never hinged full pane of four, missing the Moose and foliage, etc. engraved colours, very fine and desirable. Accompanied by a 2020 Greene Foundation certificate. The Moose stamps were printed on sheets with six panes of four stamps. the stamps are printed first by lithography (background colours, etc.) then by a separate printing pass through an intaglio press, which prints the engraved Moose. The “Missing Moose” error occurs when two of the gummed sheets temporarily adhere together and go through the intaglio press, resulting in a normal sheet on top and a sheet with a faint albino impression (but no ink) on the bottom. One of the most visually striking modern errors, and arguably more so than the Inverted Seaway. Unitrade CV$35,000.