Available After Auction 33

AUCTION #33 MISSED OPPORTUNITIES

The following lots are still available and may be purchased from us until 5:00pm on Friday, July 31st, 2020. Click on the catalogue # for a scan.
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Lot Country & Cat# Symbol Description CDN$
65 Lot 65Canada #37d (*) 1870 3c Copper Red Small Queen, Perforated 12½, unused (no gum) with deep rich colour and nicely centered with a few tiny black flecks on surface, fine-very fine. Accompanied by 1983 RPSL certificate and 2009 Greene Foundation certificate (“unused, genuine, but soiled and numerous black flecks across stamp” — in our opinion a harsh description). Ex. “JAL” and Vadeboncoeur. Only nine mint or unused examples of the 3c perf 12½ are recorded. Of these, several are quite poorly centered and/or have faults (thins, tears and missing perfs). Taking into consideration the overall condition of this stamp, this is arguably the second or third finest example with only the ex-Julian Smith and Daniel Cantor example (sold for $11,500 + 15% in our 2015 sale of the Cantor collection) and the superlative ex-Dr. Clare Jephcott and Bill Simpson example (sold for $25,000+18% in 2019) being equal or finer to the example in the “Outaouais” collection. Rsv. $7,000. Unitrade $10,500 $7,000
212 Lot 212British Columbia & Vancouver Island #1 * 1860 2½d Dull Rose Queen Victoria Imperforate, mint with thin, white original gum, on unwatermarked glossy paper. This stamp was prepared for the 1862 International Exhibition and never put into use. Very few of these stamps exist in private hands, especially with full original gum and with four large to well clear margins. Very fine and accompanied by a 1998 and a 2015 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $20,000. Unitrade $45,000 $20,000
213 Lot 213Prince Edward Island #1c * 1861 2d Dull Rose Queen Victoria Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between, mint with part original gum, paper adhesion on back and tiny hinge removal thin (this not mentioned in certificate), still a fine appearing example of this great PEI rarity. All of the four recorded examples have faults and this is one of the most visually pleasing example. Accompanied by a 2015 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $10,000. Unitrade $15,000 $10,000
317 Lot 317Canada #2 O 1851 6d Slate Violet Consort Imperforate on Laid Paper, a used vertical pair with “MONEY LETTER” handstamp, four margins all around and clear laid lines, with a corner crease lower right and light soiling, still a very scarce multiple, especially with such a postmark, fine. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,350. Est $1,500 $1,350
319 Lot 319Canada #2b O 1851 6d Greyish Purple Consort Imperforate on Laid Paper, used with target cancel, margins are very large to huge, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2003 Sismondo certificate with his pencil signature on reverse. Rsv. $950. Unitrade $2,500 $950
321 Lot 321Canada #4 * 1852 3d Red Beaver Imperforate, mint with part original gum, three nice margins, just touching outer frameline at top, fine-very fine and an appealing stamp. Accompanied by a 2018 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,600. Unitrade $3,250 $1,600
326 Lot 326Canada #4i O 1852 3d Deep Red Beaver Imperforate, used with a crisp and well centered 4-ring #21 cancel. Four huge margins, including a large portion of the stamp below, with rich colour and detailed impression, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. A lovely stamp in all respects. Rsv. $600. Est $750 $600
331 Lot 331Canada #4iv * 1852 3d Orange Red Beaver Imperforate on Thin, Oily Paper, mint, with full original disturbed gum, lightly hinged. An outstanding stamp with three large margins plus a sheet margin at top, light vertical crease in right margin, else extremely fine appearance. Accompanied by a 2020 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $2,300. Unitrade $5,000 $2,300
337 Lot 337Canada #5b O 1855 6d Greenish Grey Consort Imperforate, used with light cancels. A fresh stamp with large to huge margins, bright colour and extremely fine. Ex. Charles Lathrop Pack (Part II) and accompanied by a 2011 Greene Foundation certificate. A lovely stamp in all respects. Rsv. $800. Unitrade $1,600 $800
339 Lot 339Canada #5d O 1855 6d Slate Grey Consort Imperforate on Thick Hard Paper, used with part 4-ring numeral cancel, four large to very large margins, very fine. Accompanied by a 1979 Philatelic Foundation and a 2016 Greene Foundation certificate, ex. Henry S. Schneider. Rsv. $1,500. Unitrade $4,000 $1,500
341 Lot 341Canada #7 O 1857 10d Blue Cartier Imperforate on Thin Crisp Paper, used with light grid cancel, four large to very large margins, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 1970 Alberto Diena certificate (with his initials in pencil on back of stamp) and a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,400. Unitrade $2,400 $1,400
342 Lot 342Canada #8 var * 1857 ½d Rose Queen Victoria Imperforate with Major Re-Entry from plate position 84. Mint with full original hinged gum. A lovely stamp with four large and even margins, showing the re-entry in CAN of CANADA, very fine. Catalogue value of a regular stamp is $2,800. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,800. Est $2,000 $1,800
349 Lot 349Canada #8 O 1857 ½d Rose Queen Victoria Imperforate, used with large part of APR.16.1885 Straffordville datestamp (year slug digits likely reversed, 85 for 58). The stamp has four clear to large margins, very fine. Accompanied by 2001 Philatelic Foundation and a 2008 Greene Foundation certificates. Rsv. $675. Unitrade $1,000 $675
350 Lot 350Canada #8 O 1857 ½d Rose Queen Victoria Imperforate, used with light cancel, four large to huge margins, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 1961 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Rsv. $375. Unitrade $1,000 $375
351 Lot 351Canada #8b O 1857 ½d Rose Queen Victoria Imperforate, on Vertically Ribbed Paper, a lovely used vertical strip of five on part of a printed circular. The stamps are cancelled by three light strikes of the 4-ring #37 obliterator. A remarkable quality multiple of this scarce paper variety, with large margins and very fine. Accompanied by a 2018 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $14,000. Unitrade $25,000 $14,000
352 Lot 352Canada #8b O 1857 ½d Rose Queen Victoria Imperforate on Vertically Ribbed Paper, used with light 4-ring numeral cancel, margins are large to clear, a very fine stamp. Said to be one of the nicest example of this better paper variety. Accompanied by a 2013 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $3,200. Unitrade $5,000 $3,200
353 Lot 353Canada #9 * 1857 7½d Green Queen Victoria Imperforate, mint with rare full original gum, lightly hinged. This stamp possesses four large and fairly well balanced margins and shows a crisp impression as well as a bright colour, extremely fine. A truly remarkable stamp, certainly one of the nicest we have seen, and destined for the very best collection. Accompanied by a 1970 Alberto Diena certificate (with his signature in pencil on back of stamp) and a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $16,000. Unitrade $24,000 $16,000
357 Lot 357Canada #9iv O 1857 7½d Green Queen Victoria Imperforate with Misplaced Entry in Upper Right Spandrel, used with 4-ring #37 numeral cancel from Québec. A four margin stamp from plate position 83, very fine appearance but with a repaired tear at right and small scuff. Accompanied by a (pink) 2002 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,600. Unitrade $10,000 $1,600
361 Lot 361Canada #11 O 1858 ½d Rose Queen Victoria, Perforated 11¾, used with light cancel, well centered for this difficult issue, with clean perforations, a very fine stamp. Accompanied by a 2011 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,600.. Unitrade $2,500 $1,600
364 Lot 364Canada #12 O 1859 3d Red Beaver Perforated 11¾, used with neat target cancel, a very well centered stamp with ideal intact perforations, very fine and scarce thus. A very nice stamp in all respects. Accompanied by a 2015 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $850. Unitrade $1,600 $850
366 Lot 366Canada #13 O 1859 6d Brown Violet Consort Perforated 11¾, used with a light grid cancel, a well centered stamp with a barely visible tiny tear between perfs at top, else fine-very fine and scarce. Accompanied by a 2000 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,800. Unitrade $7,500 $1,800
384 Lot 384Canada #15iv * 1859 5c Red Beaver on Very Thin Paper, mint with partially disturbed original gum, lightly hinged. A very fine and fresh stamp, with deep colour and quite desirable as such. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. A very nice stamp and ex. “Lindemann”. Rsv. $4,000. Unitrade $7,500 $4,000
391 Lot 391Canada #16i O 1859 10c Chocolate Brown Consort, Perforated 12 x 11¾, used with neat pen cancel, a very well centered stamp with a crisp impression and rich shade, fresh and very fine. Unitrade does not list this perf variety on the first printings, but it is well known and has been documented. Accompanied by a 2015 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $3,200. Unitrade $9,000 $3,200
424 Lot 424Canada #22b ** 1868 1c Brown Red Large Queen on Thin Paper, mint with full original gum, never hinged. A fresh stamp with large margins at top and bottom, well balanced right and left, very fine. A rare stamp, as we know of only one other example of this paper variety in never hinged condition. Accompanied by a 2011 Greene Foundation certificate. A “must have” for the never hinged collector. Rsv. $3,600. Unitrade $4,800 $3,600
425 Lot 425Canada #22b (*) 1868 1c Brown Red Large Queen on Thin Paper, unused (no gum), very well centered and very fine. Accompanied by a 2015 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate describing it as a regular #22. Rsv. $275. Unitrade $1,200 $275
427 Lot 427Canada #24b (*) 1868 2c Deep Green Large Queen on Thin Paper, unused (no gum), very well centered and fresh, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $750. Unitrade $1,400 $750
429 Lot 429Canada #25iii (*) 1868 3c Red Large Queen on Thick Soft White “Blotting” Paper, unused (no gum) with rich colour and fairly nicely centered, fine-very fine. A rare unused example of this difficult paper variety, one of the few known sound copies and certainly one of the finest. A must have for any serious collector of this beautiful issue. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,700. Unitrade $3,875 $1,700
430 Lot 430Canada #28i var * 1868 12½c Milky Blue Large Queen with Dot in Right “1”, mint with full original gum, lightly hinged. A fresh and well centered stamp showing a variety “dot in right 1”, flaw 5 in Duckworth, described by Harrison as having “occurred rather early in the life of the plate”. A very nice stamp, accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,150. Unitrade $3,000 $1,150
435 Lot 435Canada #30d (*) 1876 15c Greenish Grey Large Queen on Watermarked Pirie Paper, Perforated 11½ x 12, unused (no gum), quite fresh with crisp impression and showing a small part of the Alexr. Pirie & Sons watermark, fine-very fine. A rare stamp, especially in this outstanding condition. Accompanied by a 1960 Philatelic Foundation certificate and a 2013 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $8,500. Unitrade $22,500 $8,500
436 Lot 436Canada #30i ** 1868 15c Slate Grey Large Queen, a block of six with full original gum, never hinged. A very fresh block with bright colour, fine. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $250. Unitrade $1,440 $250
437 Lot 437Canada #31 O 1868 1c Brown Red Large Queen on Laid Paper, used with an ideal strike of the St Johns 2-ring #7, with deep rich colour and fine-very fine centered. When this stamp sold in the Michael Roberts sale (2006) it was described as being “among the most attractive used examples…”. A great stamp for the numeral cancel collector as well as the Large Queen or Canada collector. Accompanied by a 2007 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $2,800. Unitrade $7,000 $2,800
446 Lot 446Canada #34a (*) 1882 ½c Black Small Queen Imperforate, an unused (no gum, as issued) horizontal pair, very fine. Accompanied by a 2018 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv. $375. Unitrade $800 $375
452 Lot 452Canada #39b * 1875 6c Yellow Brown Small Queen, Perforated 11½ x 12, a mint block of four, with full original dull streaky gum, lightly hinged, very fine. A fresh and scarce block, especially in this lovely condition. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,600. Unitrade $4,800 $1,600
458 Lot 458Canada #41 ** 1890s 3c Vermilion Small Queen, a mint strip of three, with full original gum, never hinged. The left stamp has a tiny pinhole at top and there are a few light natural gum bends, still very fine. Accompanied by a 2018 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv. $225. Unitrade $810 $225
461 Lot 461Canada #45a ** 1890s 10c Dull Rose Small Queen, a mint plate strip of three, with full original gum, never hinged. From bottom of sheet, showing a large part of the printer’s imprint in margin across all three stamps. Fresh and generally fine-very fine. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $2,800. Est $3,500 $2,800
465 Lot 465Canada #47i ** 1893 50c Deep Blue Widow Weeds with Re-Entry from Position 6, mint with full original gum, never hinged, very fine. A fresh stamp which is accompanied by a 2018 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,500. Unitrade $4,800 $1,500
479 Lot 479Canada #55 ** 1897 6c Yellow Brown Jubilee, mint never hinged, with deep, rich colour and nicely centered among balanced margins, extremely fine. There is a microscopic inclusion at right of the Widow Queen, mentioned strictly for the record and not mentioned in the certificate. Accompanied by a 2012 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,000. Unitrade $900 $1,000
482 Lot 482Canada #58 ** 1897 15c Steel Blue Jubilee, mint never hinged, with rich colour, fine-very fine. Accompanied by a 2017 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv. $180. Unitrade $750 $180
483 Lot 483Canada #58 ** 1897 15c Steel Blue Jubilee, a mint never hinged plate block of four, quite fresh and showing large part of plate 18 imprint at top (missing only one letter), fine-very fine overall. Rsv. $750. Unitrade $3,000 $750
487 Lot 487Canada #63 ** 1897 $3 Yellow Bistre Jubilee, mint never hinged single from the lower left corner of the sheet, very well centered with deep colour, with a very light natural gum bend (not mentioned in the certificate and does not deter), still extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2005 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv. $4,600. Unitrade $6,000 $4,600
502 Lot 502Canada #68a ** 1897 2c Purple Queen Victoria Leaf Imperforate, a mint never hinged horizontal pair, fresh and very fine. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $950. Unitrade $1,875 $950
512 Lot 512Canada #75vi (*) 1898 1c Pale Green Queen Victoria Numeral Imperforate, on Vertical Mesh Paper, an unused (no gum, as issued) horizontal pair, very fine. Rsv. $200. Unitrade $900 $200
515 Lot 515Canada #77a ** 1899 2c Carmine Queen Victoria Numeral, Die II, mint never hinged, nicely centered and fresh, very fine. Accompanied by a 2018 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $275. Unitrade $360 $275
516 Lot 516Canada #77b ** 1900 2c Carmine Queen Victoria Numeral Booklet Pane of Six, mint never hinged (scarce thus) with stamps reasonably well centered, light discolouration at left, still very fine. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $950. Unitrade $4,000 $950
517 Lot 517Canada #79ii (*) 1899 5c Queen Victoria Numeral Imperforate, on Bluish Horizontal Wove Paper, an unused (no gum, as issued) horizontal pair, very fine. Rsv. $200. Unitrade $900 $200
518 Lot 518Canada #83 ** 1898 10c Brown Violet Queen Victoria Numeral, mint never hinged and nicely centered. A fresh and very fine stamp with a minor tiny gum bend mentioned for the record. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $600. Unitrade $2,250 $600
519 Lot 519Canada #83 ** 1898 10c Brown Violet Queen Victoria Numeral, mint never hinged, fresh and fine-very fine. Accompanied by a 2019 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv. $275. Unitrade $1,325 $275
520 Lot 520Canada #83 ** 1898 10c Brown Violet Queen Victoria Numeral, mint never hinged, fresh and very fine. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $750. Unitrade $2,250 $750
522 Lot 522Canada #83 ** 1898 10c Brown Violet Queen Victoria Numeral, a mint never hinged block of four, minor gum toning spot on lower left stamp (not mentioned in the certificate), still fresh and very fine. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,100. Unitrade $9,000 $1,100
532 Lot 532Canada #85, 86 */** Specialized Collection of Mint 2c Map Stamp Blocks, all written-up on pages and identified as plate 1, starts with a block of four (pos. 88-89, 98-99, with major re-entry in position 89), plate block of four (positions 3-4, 13-14, with major re-entry in position 3), plate block of six (positions 3-5, 13-15 with major re-entry in position 3), upper left corner plate block of six (positions 1-3, 11-13, with major re-entry in position 3), lower right corner plate block of six (positions 88-90, 98-100, with major re-entry in position 89), upper left corner plate block of 24 (positions 1-3 to 71-73, with major re-entry in position 3) plus a sheet margin block of six with very muddy waters (un-positioned by owner, but looks like pos. 20-21, 30-31, 40-41). Overall fine to very fine, with a few gum creases and many never hinged stamps. Rsv. $1,200. Est. $1,500 $1,200
536 Lot 536Canada #92a (*) 1903 7c Olive Bistre King Edward VII Imperforate, an unused (no gum as issued) horizontal pair, very fine. Rsv. $325. Unitrade $1,000 $325
537 Lot 537Canada #93 ** 1903 10c Brown Lilac King Edward VII, mint never hinged, fresh and fine-very fine. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $375. Unitrade $1,500 $375
547 Lot 547Canada #103 ** 1908 20c Brown Québec Tercentenary, mint never hinged, with sheet margin at left, very fresh and well centered, extremely fine. A lovely stamp in all respects. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $800. Unitrade $1,200 $800
561 Lot 561Canada #111a ** 1912 5c Indigo Admiral, mint never hinged, very well centered with distinct and rarely offered Indigo shade, very fine. A nice stamp. Accompanied by a 2020 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $900. Unitrade $2,000 $900
567 Lot 567Canada #118 */** 1925 10c Bistre Brown Admiral with Full Type D Lathework, a fresh and mint block of four, with top stamps lightly hinged, bottom never hinged and strong impression of the lathework, fine-very fine. Ex. Michael Roberts sale (2006), one of the rarest lathework multiples, especially in this superior condition. Accompanied by a 2007 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $8,000. Est $8,000 $8,000
569 Lot 569Canada #120 ** 1925 50c Black Brown Admiral, Dry Printing, a mint never hinged block of four, with all four stamps quite well centered, fresh colour and extremely fine. A remarkable block. Accompanied by a 2020 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $800. Unitrade $1,440 $800
571 Lot 571Canada #139i ** 1926 2c on 3c Carmine Admiral Single Line Surcharge, Die I, a mint never hinged sheet margin block of four, with all surcharges badly shifted down, leaving all four stamps’ original values unchanged, very fine and fresh. Accompanied by a 2010 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv. $675. Unitrade $1,440 $675
573 Lot 573Canada #139v ** 1926 2c on 3c Carmine Admiral Single Line Surcharge Essay, a mint never hinged vertical pair showing the top stamp with large surcharge, lower stamp with small surcharge, very fine. A rarely offered Admiral item. Accompanied by a 2014 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,400. Unitrade $2,500 $1,400
583 Lot 583Canada #176a ** 1930 50c Dull Blue Grand Pré Imperforate, a mint never hinged vertical pair, extremely fine and scarce, with only 75 pairs issued. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,300. Unitrade $2,500 $1,300
585 Lot 585Canada #177a ** 1930 $1 Dark Olive Green Mount Cavell Imperforate, a mint never hinged vertical pair with sheet margin at left, extremely fine. Scarce, with only 75 pairs issued. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,300. Unitrade $2,500 $1,300
588 Lot 588Canada #195c-201a ** 1932 1c to 13c Medallion Set, Imperforate, with each value in a mint never hinged horizontal pair, very fine. Rsv. $2,700. Unitrade $5,950 $2,700
590 Lot 590Canada #211a-216a */** 1935 1c to 13 Silver Jubilee Set, Imperforate, with each value in a mint sheet margin pair. The four lower values are never hinged, others lightly hinged. A fresh and very fine set. Rsv. $1,600. Unitrade $3,275 $1,600
601 Lot 601Canada #457piv, 460fpv ** 1967-73 4c and 6c Centennial with Dextrine Gum, both in mint never Hinged blocks of four with shifted vertical perforations, very fine. Rsv. $150. Est $150 $150
605 Lot 605Canada #587, 590, 591, 593 ** 1973 1c, 2c, 6c and 8c Caricature Issues, all in mint never hinged blocks of four, each showing misperforation varieties. Very fine. Rsv. $180. Est $200 $180
613 Lot 613Canada #789d var ** 1979 (17c) Green Queen Elizabeth II, misperforated and with black printing omitted (only a ghost print of CANADA can be seen on one stamp), bottom sheet margin single showing additional partial impression at bottom from adjoining pane. Only 10 recorded from the bottom row of the only recorded pane, of which 4 examples are known in corner blocks, very fine, never hinged and accompanied by a 2014 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv. $550. Unitrade $1,250 $550
625 Lot 625Canada #1499b ** 1993 43c Christmas Issue, in a mint never hinged bottom marginal horizontal pair, imperforate between vertically, very fine and scarce. Rsv. $450. Unitrade $1,600 $450
635 Lot 635Canada #E5a ** 1932 20c Henna Brown Special Delivery Imperforate, a mint never hinged vertical pair, fresh and extremely fine. A rare imperforate with only 75 pairs known. Rsv. $850. Unitrade $1,600 $850
636 Lot 636Canada #E6a ** 1935 20c Dark Carmine Special Delivery Imperforate, a mint never hinged horizontal pair, quite fresh and extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2020 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $800. Unitrade $1,400 $800
646 Lot 646Canada #OX1 ** 1879 Yellow Brown Officially Sealed, mint with full original gum, never hinged. A fresh stamp with only a light natural gum bend, still scarce never hinged, very fine. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate mentioning “a few light scratches on gum”. Rsv. $675. Unitrade $3,750 $675
656 Lot 656Canada ** Extensive Collection of Federal Wildlife Conservation Stamps, From 1985 to 2011, Starting with 21 different sheets of 16 stamps (FWHD2-FWHD21, FWHD24), then a complete set of single stamps in booklet, from 1985 to 2011 (FWHD1-FWHD28). We noted two stamps signed by the artist (FWHD24 and FWHD20). Light duplication. Catalogue value for the collection is $9,565. A fresh and very fine group, seldom offered. Rsv. $800. van Dam $9,565 $800
803 Lot 803British Columbia & Vancouver Island #3 O 1865 5c Rose Queen Victoria Imperforate, used with a pen cancel, four large margins (for issue) showing part of next stamp at right, very fine. Accompanied by a 1973 Philatelic Foundation certificate, ex. William Gross collection. A very nice example of this rare stamp. Rsv. $5,400. Unitrade $15,000 $5,400
804 Lot 804British Columbia & Vancouver Island #4 * 1865 10c Blue Queen Victoria Imperforate, mint with full original dull gum, lightly hinged, with four well clear to large margins, very fine. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $3,400. Unitrade $7,500 $3,400
805 Lot 805British Columbia & Vancouver Island #7P E/P 1865 3d Seal of British Columbia Imprimatur, in Blue, Watermarked Crown and CC, unused (no gum), on thinner (.0025 in.) paper, with all margins clear to well clear. An extremely rare item for the advanced British Columbia collector. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $950. Est $1,500 $950
806 Lot 806British Columbia & Vancouver Island #11 * 1867 25c on 3d Orange Seal of British Columbia Surcharge, Perforated 14, a mint block of four with full original streaky dull gum, very lightly hinged and very fine. A lovely block, one of only three believed to remain, none were in the Wellburn collection and a great rarity. Accompanied by a 2004 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,800. Unitrade $2,400 $1,800
808 Lot 808British Columbia & Vancouver Island #12 * 1867 50c on 3d Violet Seal of British Columbia Surcharge, Perforated 14, a mint horizontal pair with full original gum, hinged. A very well centered and scarce multiple, fine. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $2,200. Unitrade $3,600 $2,200
810 Lot 810British Columbia & Vancouver Island #18 * 1869 $1 on 3d Green Seal of British Columbia Surcharge, Perforated 12¼, mint with full original gum, with bright colour and fine. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,250. Unitrade $3,600 $1,250
816 Lot 816New Brunswick #1 (*) 1851 3d Red Heraldic Imperforate, unused (no gum), with bright fresh colour and crisp impression, three margins, fine. Accompanied by a 2015 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $750. Unitrade $2,000 $750
835 Lot 835Nova Scotia #1 (*) 1851 1d Red Brown Queen Victoria Imperforate, unused (no gum) with rich, fresh colour on crisp paper, margins are very large to well clear, very fine. A lovely stamp in all respects. Accompanied by a 1996 Richter (Wollstadt) certificate. Rsv. $1,350. Unitrade $3,000 $1,350
836 Lot 836Nova Scotia #2 * 1857 3d Blue Heraldic Imperforate, a mint block of four, with full original hinged gum. A remarkable, and very rare block, with bright, fresh colour and large margins. The block shows a tiny scissor cut in the margin between two stamps and has light creases in the margins, still very fine and desirable. Ex. Hiroyuki Kanai (1985) and accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $3,200. Unitrade $12,800 $3,200
837 Lot 837Nova Scotia #6 * 1857 1sh Reddish Violet Heraldic Imperforate, mint, with disturbed and yellowing original gum (somewhat showing through to front), with three large margins and a thin, nevertheless a rare mint stamp with fine appearance. Accompanied by a 2016 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $2,800. Unitrade $32,000 $2,800
850 Lot 850Prince Edward Island #3E-A (M&P) E/P 6d Queen Victoria Unadopted Die Essay in Claret, printed on India paper and depicting an engraved design similar to the New Brunswick 1860s issues, as well as the PEI 4½d issued stamp of 1870. Printed by the British American Bank Note Co. A very rare item, Minute and Pratt #3E-A. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $650. Est $750 $650
855 Lot 855Newfoundland #4 O 1857 4d Scarlet Vermilion Heraldic Imperforate, used with ideal grid cancel, four large margins and bright colour, very fine. Accompanied by a 2018 Greene Foundation certificate mentioning “slightly oxidized”. Rsv. $3,500. Unitrade $7,000 $3,500
856 Lot 856Newfoundland #7 * 1857 6½d Scarlet Vermilion Heraldic Imperforate, mint with full original gum, lightly hinged, with four large margins, very fine. Accompanied by a 2016 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $4,600. Unitrade $12,000 $4,600
866 Lot 866Newfoundland #16 * 1861 1d Reddish Brown Heraldic Imperforate, mint with full original gum, a fresh stamp with bright colour, three large margins plus cut into at left, fine. Accompanied by a 1931 RPSL certificate, plus a 2017 Greene Foundation certificate stating “gum is slightly disturbed” which might be their way of saying the stamp is lightly hinged. A rare stamp, especially with original gum. Rsv. $8,000. Unitrade $16,000 $8,000
911 Lot 911Chad #C216P-C219P E/P 1977 Charles Lindbergh Progressive Die Proofs, with the four multi-coloured issued values, with two in green and two in deep rose-red, each sunk-in on cards measuring 161 x 130mm and signed by the artist. A very fine set. Rsv. $150. Est $200 $150
938 Lot 938Italy #2447 var ** 2004 (€0,45) Women in Art with Omitted Denomination, in a mint never hinged complete sheet of 100, very fine. Sassone Specialized catalogue number 2370Aa. A lovely and valuable modern variety, probably unique in sheet format. Rsv. $900. Sassone $45,000 $900
940 Lot 940Italian States-Tuscany #23 (*) 1860 3 Lire Ochre Savoy Coat of Arms, unused (no gum) with large margins all around, lightly sulphuretted and very fine. A rare opportunity to acquire a major world rarity. Accompanied by a 1995 Giorgio Migliavacca (Pavia) certificate and signed on back by Alberto Diena. Rsv. $6,600. Scott $110,000 $6,600
1132 Lot 1132Canada #CL18f Cvr 1926 Birch Lake to Sioux Lookout First Flight Cover, franked with a plate 169 pair of 1c orange yellow Admirals, plus a #CL18f semi-official on back with “FED” (company president Frank E. Davidson) signature in green plus the “LOOKOTT” variety. The cover has the flight cachet in red on both sides,plus three strikes of the Birch Lake c.d.s. dated AUG.2.1926, Sioux Lookout AUG 2 receiver, and the cover was forwarded to Toronto evidenced by an AUG.4 receiver. A very nice cover with many collectible attributes. Rsv. $950. Unitrade $2,850 $950
1185 Lot 1185British Columbia & Vancouver Island Cvr. Wells, Fargo & Co., Victoria, Vancouver Island Cover, with full corner card encompassing “PAID” company franking. Mailed from Victoria to San Francisco and franked with a 3c vermilion Small Queen, nicely tied by two oval datestamps: “Wells Fargo & Co. / Victoria, B.C. / Express / APR 29 1890” in violet and “Wells Fargo & Co. / San Francisco / May 2 1890” in purple. A very fine cover. Rsv. $275. Est $350 $275
1188 Lot 1188Prince Edward Island #1, 6 Cvr 1866 Transatlantic Cover to Scotland, mailed from Charlottetown on JUL.20.1866 to Edinburgh, Scotland (scarce lovely strike of EDIN b M AUG.13 receiver on back). The cover is franked with three 2d dull rose first issues plus a 3d blue 1862-65 single paying 9d. Faults described on the (pink) 2004 Greene Foundation certificate as “… {stamps} cleaned to lighten pen cancels, heavily creased along cover crease with some perforation damage”, still a rare combination franking and ex. Maurice Burrus and Dr. R. V. Carr. Rsv. $550 Est $600 $550
1190 Lot 1190Prince Edward Island #9c Cvr Bisected 4d Black on Cover, mailed from Charlottetown on JUN.9.1871 to Summerside PEI (next day receiver on back), franked with a diagonal half of a 4d to pay the 2d domestic rate. Couple of tears and other small faults, else fine. Accompanied by a 1987 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Rsv. $475. Unitrade $3,000 $475
1191 Lot 1191Prince Edward Island #15b Cvr Bisected 6c Black on Cover, mailed from Summerside on DEC.27.1872 to Charlottetown with DEC.30 receiver on back. The cover is franked with a diagonally bisected 6c adhesive, tied by a very clear strike of a segmented cork (Lehr #P120, one of two recorded clear strikes). Bit of edge problems at right, still a scarce and fine cover with only 10 such bisects recorded. Ex. Martyn Cusworth (2004) and accompanied by a 2004 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $950. Unitrade $3,000 $950
1197 Lot 1197Newfoundland #C4 Cvr 1927 60c Black with Red De Pinedo Flight Airmail Overprint on Cover, a well centered stamp showing the overprint shifted to left (D of DE is in the margin) tied by machine cancel on cover mailed from St. John’s MAY.20.1927 with free strike of Trepassey MAY.21.1927 datestamp, Rome JUN.22 receiver backstamp where it was addressed. Vertical crease in centre of cover, else very fine and a rare cover as only 300 overprinted stamps were prepared with several examples kept in mint condition and several used examples having been removed from covers. The Marchese Francesco de Pinedo reached Trepassey, Newfoundland, on May 20, 1927 in the course of his round the world flight aboard the Santa Maria II. On May 23 he took off on his attempt to fly to Rome via the Azores. Accompanied by a 1984 Alex Rendon certificate and a 1997 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $14,000. Unitrade $30,000 $14,000
1198 Lot 1198Newfoundland #C5 Cvr 1930 Columbia Flight, Harbour Grace to London, England, Job Brothers & Co. cover mailed at St Johns on SEP.25.1930 and addressed to London England. It was carried to Harbour grace by automobile, received an OCT.9 c.d.s. there and was then flown to England on the “Miss Columbia” and older Bellanca monoplane by Capt. J. Erroll Boyd and pilot Lt. Henry Connor. The cover is franked with a very well centered specially prepared 50c Columbia Air Post stamp (from setting position 3), of which only 300 were printed, properly tied by the St Johns slogan machine cancel. This is certainly one of the nicest examples of this scarce flight cover, and is accompanied by certificates from Giulio Bolaffi (1963), Enzo Diena (1980) and Fiorenzo Longhi (2017), and there are four expert signatures on the cover (the three aforementioned plus Alberto Diena). A lovely addition to any serious Airmail or Newfoundland collection and a world rarity. Rsv. $6,000. Unitrade $16,000 $6,000
1335 Lot 1335Great Britain Cvr Great Britain 1989 Imperforate Souvenir Sheet on Benham First Day Cover, numbered D103 and postmarked MAR.21.1989 with Ayr Philatelic Counter pictorial c.d.s. cancels. The cover has a silk cachet “The Highlands and Islands” with Benham address and logo at bottom. The franking is an imperforate Scottish souvenir sheet containing 8 Scottish Machins and a label in center (Scott #SMH45a), with paintings and text on poets and authors Burns, Scott and Smith. Even though it is thought that only 20 imperforate souvenir sheets were printed, it is unlisted in Stanley Gibbons and Scott, and we believe this first day cover to be unique. This is amplified by the accompanying letter from A. Buckingham, Managing Director of Benham (who created this FDC) explaining that they originally sold this cover for over £3,000 at the time, and that they felt that was far too cheap, as similar items had previously sold for over £6,000 and thought it should be worth over £8,000. A rare and unique opportunity for the advanced Great Britain or Machin specialist, very fine. Rsv. $2,200. Est $3,500 $2,200
1364 Lot 1364Tuscany Cvr. Tuscany 1860 Cover Franked with a Pair of Provisional Government 20c Blue Imperforates, mailed Livorno on SEP.29.1860 to Messina Oct 2 receiver. The folded cover is franked with a pair of Scott #20 ($2,700), Sassone #20 (€3,500). Very fine and accompanied by a 2018 Helmuth Avi (Lugano) certificate. Rsv. $475. Est $500 $475
1627 Lot 1627Canada #1/614a O/*/** Very Valuable Collector / Investor Lot, all left intact in 18 black stock cards, direct from a safety deposit box. Too many interesting and valuable items to list, but includes used Pence issues (#1, 2, 5, 7, 8), #4 (three pairs and three singles), mint Small Queen blocks and an imperforate pair of 10c, Jubilees with blocks and dollar value singles, two different imperforate 2c Map pairs, many imperforate pairs from the 1920s and 30s, part imperforate Admiral coil multiples, large Federal Law Stamps, used high denomination Edward blocks and more. Looks like overall nice quality, with an enormous catalogue value and well worth a close look. All are scanned online. Rsv. $6,400. Est $7,500 $6,400