Available After Auction 34

AUCTION #34 UNSOLDS

The following lots are still available and may be purchased from us until 5:00pm on Friday, October 30th, 2020. Click on the thumbnail image for a large scan.
Prices are in CDN$. 17% buyer’s premium will be added, as well as shipping charges and taxes where applicable. All items are “subject unsold.” Items marked with a strike-through have already been sold. Email us or call to let us know which items you are interested in.

Lot Country & Cat# Symbol Description CDN$
1 Lot 1Canada #1 O 1851 3d Red Beaver Imperforate on Laid Paper, used with light target cancel, clear laid lines and four large margins, very fine. Accompanied by a 2012 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $750. Unitrade $1,600 $750
2 Lot 2Canada #1 O 1851 3d Red Beaver Imperforate on Laid Paper, a used vertical pair without visible laid lines, light cancels and very fine. Accompanied by a 2017 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,150. Unitrade $3,200 $1,150
4 Lot 4Canada #2TCix E/P 6d Consort Trial Colour Plate Proof in Black, with Vertical SPECIMEN Overprint in Carmine, a sheet margin block of four on card-mounted India paper, with large margins, showing part of two stamps at bottom. There are clear horizontal guidelines in the sheet margin at left, going through all stamps, very fine. Rsv. $450. Unitrade $1,400 $450
6 Lot 6Canada #2 O 1851 6d Slate Violet Consort Imperforate on Laid Paper, used with an ideal strike of a target cancel in blue-green. A lovely stamp in all respects, with four large and even margins, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2020 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,600. Unitrade $2,000 $1,600
19 Lot 19Canada #4a, viii (*) 1853 3d Brown Red Beaver Imperforate with Re-Entry, unused (no gum), with deep rich colour and well clear to close margins, fine-very fine. The re-entry is mostly notable on the letters PE of PENCE. Accompanied by a 1986 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $750. Estimate $750 $750
21 Lot 21Canada #4d O 1852 3d Orange Red Beaver Imperforate on Thin Paper, used with target cancels, with four enormous margins, showing adjoining stamps at left and bottom, extremely fine. An outstanding stamp in all respects. Accompanied by a 1995 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $675. Estimate $750 $675
23 Lot 23Canada #4vii O 1852 3d Red Beaver Imperforate with Major Re-Entry, used with light grid cancel, with major re-entry from position 47, pane A. Margins are large to well clear, very fine. Accompanied by a 2013 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv. $575. Unitrade $1,300 $575
25 Lot 25Canada #5 O 1855 6d Slate Grey Consort Imperforate, used with neat target cancel and four large margins, from upper left corner of sheet (position 1), extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2012 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv. $1,600. Unitrade $1,600 $1,600
27 Lot 27Canada #5b O 1855 6d Greenish Grey Consort Imperforate, used with a crisp and well centered strike of the Montréal 4-ring #21. The stamp has large margins all around, including sheet margins at left and bottom (thus from position 91). Extremely fine and a lovely stamp in all respects, ex. “Loch” collection and accompanied by a 1997 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,400.Est.$2,000 $1,400
28 Lot 28Canada #5d O 1855 6d Grey Violet Consort Imperforate on Thick Hard Paper, used, with three large margins, into outer frameline at bottom, fine. Accompanied by a 2014 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $475. Unitrade $2,000 $475
29 Lot 29Canada #7P8 (Minuse & Pratt) E/P 10d Cartier Proof from the ABN Trade Sample Sheet, on horizontal mesh wove paper, in light rose, with four large margins. There is a small black mark at top partially showing through (not mentioned in the certificate), still very fine and accompanied by a 2020 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $550. Unitrade $1,000 $550
34 Lot 34Canada #8 (*) 1857 ½d Rose Queen Victoria Imperforate, an unused (no gum) horizontal pair, with mostly large margins, close at bottom of left stamp. There is a negligible scrape at bottom of right stamp, still fine-very fine. Accompanied by a 2016 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $675. Unitrade $2,100 $675
36 Lot 36Canada #8 O 1857 ½d Deep Rose Queen Victoria Imperforate, used with neat square grid from Toronto, four large to huge margins, showing part of next stamps at top and left, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2010 Greene Foundation certificate. A fresh and lovely stamp in all respects. Rsv. $450. Unitrade $1,000 $450
43 Lot 43Canada #8b O 1857 ½d Rose Queen Victoria Imperforate on Vertically Ribbed Paper, used with ideal and clear strike of a 4-ring #37, clear ribbing and very fine. A nice example of this scarce paper variety. Accompanied by a 2015 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,700. Unitrade $5,000 $1,700
47 Lot 47Canada #12 (*) 1859 3d Red Beaver, Perforated 11¾, unused (no gum) with crisp impression and fresh colour, very good-fine. Very few sound examples of this difficult mint stamp exist, and fewer yet come on the market. Accompanied by a 2020 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $2,800. Unitrade $8,500 $2,800
49 Lot 49Canada #13 * 1859 6d Brown Violet Consort, Perforated 11¾, mint with full original hinged gum. A fresh stamp with crisp impression, with a light vertical bend at left and with perforations partly trimmed at bottom, still a fine and rare mint stamp. Accompanied by a 2017 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $5,200. Unitrade $20,000 $5,200
68 Lot 68Canada #18b (*) 1859 12½c Blue Green Queen Victoria Imperforate, an unused (no gum, as issued) horizontal pair, with large margins all around, with a tiny tear at lower right corner (just into design), still very fine appearance and seldom offered, with only 100 stamps known. Accompanied by a 2013 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $3,000. Unitrade $10,000 $3,000
69 Lot 69Canada #19b (*) 1859 17c Blue Cartier Imperforate, an unused (no gum, as issued) horizontal pair with four large margins around. Even though the pair has a tiny scissor cut at bottom of margin (not touching either stamp) this is an elusive stamp, with only 100 stamps printed, and is usually offered in singles. Accompanied by a 2020 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv. $3,200. Unitrade $9,500 $3,200
70 Lot 70Canada #20TC E/P 2c Queen Victoria Trial Colour Plate Proof in Dark Rose, a block of four card-mounted India paper, showing “dash in right 2” variety on both upper stamps, very fine. Accompanied by a 2020 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Catalogue value is for four normal singles. Rsv. $450. Unitrade $1,200 $450
82 Lot 82Canada #21vii * 1868 ½c Black Large Queen on Bothwell Paper, mint with large part original matte gum, large margins short perf at lower right, very fine. Accompanied by a 2005 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $675. Unitrade $1,250 $675
84 Lot 84Canada #24a * 1868 2c Green Large Queen on Watermarked Paper, mint with original gum, showing parts of two watermark letters, fine. Accompanied by a 1981 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,500. Unitrade $4,000 $1,500
86 Lot 86Canada #24iv ** 1868 2c Green Large Queen on Bothwell Paper, with full original gum, never hinged. The stamp has a light natural crease at bottom, still fine and rare. Accompanied by a 2015 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $650. Unitrade $2,800 $650
87 Lot 87Canada #24iv * 1868 2c Green Large Queen on Bothwell Paper, mint with original gum, very fine. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $850. Unitrade $3,000 $850
88 Lot 88Canada #24v (*) 1868 2c Green Large Queen with Major Re-entry, unused (no gum), with major re-entry from position 7 (doubling of CANADA POSTAGE, especially the letter D which is quite strong). A fine and very rare unused stamp. Accompanied by a 2015 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $950. Unitrade $3,000 $950
89 Lot 89Canada #25 * 1868 3c Red Large Queen, mint, with full original gum, lightly hinged. A very well centered stamp, with crisp impression and a very light gum bend (mentioned for the record only and does not detract), else extremely fine and a lovely stamp. Accompanied by a 2010 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,800. Unitrade $5,000 $1,800
90 Lot 90Canada #25iii (*) 1868 3c Orange Red Large Queen on Soft, White Blotting Paper, unused (no gum), quite fresh and fine-very fine. A difficult paper in sound condition, rare on this value, especially so nice. Accompanied by a 2017 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,350. Unitrade $2,175 $1,350
94 Lot 94Canada #27iii, vi O 1868 6c Brown Large Queen on Bothwell Paper, with Major Re-Entry, used, with major re-entry from position 93 (doubling of the S in POSTAGE and scroll). The stamp has a few irregular perfs at right which do not detract from this rarity, very fine. Accompanied by a 2014 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $450. Unitrade $750 $450
97 Lot 97Canada #29c * 1868 15c Reddish Purple Large Queen on Watermarked Paper, mint with original gum, lightly hinged, showing small part of the letter G, the comma and the full letter B of the watermark, There are small toning spots on back and rounded perfs at left, still fine. A seldom offered mint stamp, this likely being one of the nicest examples. Accompanied by a 1974 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Rsv. $2,800. Unitrade $8,000 $2,800
98 Lot 98Canada #29c O 1868 15c Grey Violet Large Queen on Watermarked Bothwell Paper, used, showing large part of M and small part of A of the watermark, very fine. Accompanied by a 2018 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $675. Unitrade $1,500 $675
99 Lot 99Canada #29iv (*) 1868 15c Grey Violet Large Queen with Cracked Plate Variety, unused (no gum), with constant plate variety in left margin from position 65. The stamp has a few short perforations, still fine and scarce. Accompanied by a 2015 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $300Unitrade $900 $300
100 Lot 100Canada #30c * 1868 15c Deep Violet Large Queen on Very Thick Paper, mint with large part original gum, fresh and fine. A scarce mint stamp, especially in such sound condition. Accompanied by a 1980 B.P.A. (London) certificate. Rsv. $1,600. Unitrade $7,000 $1,600
109 Lot 109Canada #35P E/P 1880s 1c Small Queen Defaced Plate Proof in Black, a block of four from the upper right corner of the sheet showing a reversed “R” in upper margin. John Hillson describes it as “The Montréal twin plate (Type V imprint) lettered “I” and “H” is known defaced and printed in black. This “R” indicating a repaired plate was on the “H” pane”. Very fine and scarce, ex. John Hillson. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $850. Estimate $1,000 $850
111 Lot 111Canada #35d ** 1873 1c Orange Small Queen, Perforated 11½ x 12, a mint single with full original streaky gum, never hinged. A striking example of this Montréal printing stamp, well centered, with rich colour and rarely offered in this lovely condition, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,400. Unitrade $1,800 $1,400
112 Lot 112Canada #36E E/P 1890s 2c Queen Victoria Imperforate Engraved Essay in Ochre Yellow, a horizontal pair on thin soft wove paper, printed by the Canadian Bank Note Engraving and Printing Company, with manuscript number “33” in margin between stamps, still very fine. Rsv. $350. Estimate $500 $350
113 Lot 113Canada #36e ** 1873 2c Deep Green Small Queen, Perforated 11½ x 12, a mint single with full original streaky gum, never hinged. A striking example of this Montréal printing stamp, well centered, with rich colour and quite rare in this lovely condition, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,700. Unitrade $3,000 $1,700
114 Lot 114Canada #37 */** 1880s 3c Orange Red Small Queen, Perforated 12, a mint block of 20, with full original gum and only 5 lightly hinged stamps. There is a horizontal crease across the third row, still fresh and fine. Accompanied by a 2016 Greene Foundation certificate neglecting to mention the 15 never hinged stamps. Rsv. $850. Unitrade $2,100 $850
115 Lot 115Canada #37a */** 1872-73 3c Rose Small Queen, a mint block of four with full, dull original gum, top two stamps are lightly hinged, bottom to never hinged (not mentioned in the certificate). A scarce block, with lovely pastel-like colour and only a slight natural gum bend across bottom stamps, else fine. Accompanied by a 2016 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $500. Unitrade $1,800 $500
117 Lot 117Canada #40 */** 1870s 10c Dull Rose Lilac Small Queen, Perforated 12, a mint plate inscription block of eight with original gum, showing almost complete printer’s imprint at right. The centre block and bottom left stamps are never hinged, others hinged. A scarce imprint block of the early printing of the 10c, with fine centering and fresh colour. Accompanied by a 1988 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $2,900. Unitrade $7,750 $2,900
119 Lot 119Canada #41 var O 1892 (circa) 3c Vermilion Small Queen with Vertical Stitch Watermark, used with square circle precursor cancel, fine and unlisted in Unitrade. Accompanied by a 2014 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $125. Estimate $150 $125
123 Lot 123Canada #43 ** 1890s 6c Red Brown Small Queen, mint with full original gum, never hinged and very fine. A very nice stamp which is accompanied by a 2011 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $675. Unitrade $1,200 $675
125 Lot 125Canada #45 ** 1897 10c Brown Red Small Queen, a mint block of four, with never hinged original gum, quite fresh with crisp impression, fine. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,800. Unitrade $2,400 $1,800
126 Lot 126Canada #45 ** 1890s 6c Red Brown Small Queen, mint with full original gum, never hinged and very fine. A very nice stamp which is accompanied by a 2002 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,800Unitrade $2,700 $1,800
127 Lot 127Canada #46 ** 1893 20c Vermilion Widow Weeds, mint with full original gum, never hinged. A fresh and very fine stamp with bright colour. Accompanied by a 2018 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $850. Unitrade $2,400 $850
136 Lot 136Canada #61 ** 1897 $1 Lake Jubilee, mint never hinged, with deep rich colour, just very fine. Accompanied by a 2015 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $850. Unitrade $3,000 $850
139 Lot 139Canada #63 ** 1897 $3 Yellow Bistre Jubilee, mint never hinged, fresh and fine. Accompanied by a 1993 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,500. Unitrade $2,400 $1,500
140 Lot 140Canada #63 O 1897 $3 Yellow Bistre Jubilee, a used block of four from upper left corner of sheet, with Winnipeg c.d.s. cancels, very fine and rare, possibly unique in this format. Rsv. $2,500. Unitrade $6,400 $2,500
141 Lot 141Canada #65 ** 1897 $5 Olive Green Jubilee, mint never hinged, very fresh with bright colour, fine. Accompanied by a 2009 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv. $950. Unitrade $2,400 $950
148 Lot 148Canada #70 ** 1897 5c Dark Blue Queen Victoria Leaf, a mint never hinged plate inscription block of eight, showing the complete plate No. 1 imprint at center top. The stamps are all nicely centered and the colour is bright, a very fine, quite fresh block. Rsv. $3,200. Unitrade $9,000 $3,200
150 Lot 150Canada #71 ** 1897 6c Brown Queen Victoria Leaf, mint never hinged, exceptionally fresh and well centered, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2018 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $475. Unitrade $600 $475
155 Lot 155Canada #76 ** 1898 2c Purple Queen Victoria Numeral, Die I, mint never hinged, with bright colour, fresh and extremely fine. A lovely stamp in all respects. Accompanied by a 2018 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $275. Unitrade $225 $275
157 Lot 157Canada #77 ** 1899 2c Carmine Queen Victoria Numeral, Die I, a mint never hinged sheet margin single, well centered within large margins, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2015 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $180. Unitrade $270 $180
158 Lot 158Canada #77b ** 1900 2c Carmine Queen Victoria Booklet Pane, Die II, mint never hinged and certainly the nicest example we have seen, especially for its freshness and well centered stamps. The top right stamp has a bend, still extremely fine appearance and not often offered in such nice quality. Accompanied by a 1990 B.P.A. (London) certificate. Rsv. $1,600. Unitrade $4,000 $1,600
159 Lot 159Canada #77d (*) 1899 2c Carmine Queen Victoria Numeral, Die II Imperforate on Horizontal Mesh Paper, an unused (no gum, as issued) sheet margin horizontal pair, which originated from a sheet printed to produce booklets, extremely fine. A scarce Numeral item. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $750. Unitrade $1,500 $750
160 Lot 160Canada #78 ** 1898 3c carmine Queen Victoria Numeral, a lovely mint never hinged block of four, fresh and very fine. Accompanied by a 2016 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $450. Unitrade $1,800 $450
164 Lot 164Canada #82a (*) 1898 8c Orange Queen Victoria Numeral Imperforate, an unused (no gum, as issued) horizontal pair, extremely fine. Rsv. $220. Unitrade $1,500 $220
165 Lot 165Canada #83 var ** 1898 10c Brown Violet Queen Victoria Numeral, a mint never hinged block of four with an engraver’s slip on the top left stamp, easily seen inside the outer frameline at bottom right, just under “T” of CENTS. Top right stamp extremely fine, others fine-very fine. Accompanied by a 2020 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $2,200. Unitrade $6,225 $2,200
167 Lot 167Canada #83 * 1898 10c Brown Violet Queen Victoria Numeral, mint hinged, well centered and extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2012 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv. $180. Unitrade $750 $180
168 Lot 168Canada #83a * 1898 10c Deep Brown Violet Queen Victoria Numeral Imperforate, a mint hinged horizontal pair, very fine. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $575. Unitrade $1,500 $575
169 Lot 169Canada #84 * 1900 20c Olive Green Queen Victoria Numeral, mint hinged, with large margins all around, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2016 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $450. Unitrade $1,000 $450
181 Lot 181Canada #89i ** 1903 1c Deep Green King Edward VII, a mint block of four from lower right corner of sheet, with full original gum, never hinged. Very well centered and extremely fine in all respects. Accompanied by a 2020 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $675. Unitrade $1,260 $675
182 Lot 182Canada #90e ** 1903 2c Carmine King Edward VII, Type I, Wet Printing, mint never hinged, with a few tiny specks in the King’s beard (not mentioned in the certificate), still extremely fine appearance. Accompanied by a 2015 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv. $375. Unitrade $700 $375
184 Lot 184Canada #93 ** 1903 10c Brown Lilac King Edward VII, a mint plate inscription block of four, top two stamps are never hinged. Large margins, very fine and catalogue value is for four singles only. Accompanied by a 2016 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,800. Unitrade $7,200 $1,800
191 Lot 191Canada #103 ** 1908 20c Brown Québec Tercentenary, mint never hinged, fine-very fine. Accompanied by a 2012 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $375. Unitrade $750 $375
193 Lot 193Canada # E/P 1c King George V Large Die Proof Essay, in deep red on glossy white card measuring 105 x 114 mm. Plate number X-G-587 below image, plus Canadian Bank Note Co. Ltd. This is the die proof used to prepare the 1933-34 Post Card (Webb P142-144). Small wrinkle at left, still rare and very fine. Rsv. $250. Estimate $250 $250
194 Lot 194Canada #   Large Engraved Die Proof of a Moose Head in Light Blue, measuring 73 x 68 mm, with pencil “Index” note at bottom left and mounted on a larger “American Bank Note Co. New York” glossy paper. Rsv. $110. Estimate $150 $110
200 Lot 200Canada #108ii ** 1918 3c Dark Brown Admiral, Wet Printing on Thick Paper, a mint never hinged lower left lathework block of six, with Type D lathework inverted. An interesting block, on unlisted thick paper, with three stamps showing ink smears. Overall fine-very fine and fresh, ex. Smallman. Accompanied by a 2018 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $575. Estimate $650 $575
207 Lot 207Canada #114iii, 114v ** 1924 7c Red Brown Admiral on Thin Paper, Dry Printing, a mint never hinged block of four, with top two stamps showing the “diagonal line in N of CENTS” variety from plate 8 (this not mentioned in certificate). A fresh block with bright colour, with all stamps well centered, very fine. Accompanied by a 2018 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,300. Unitrade $3,600 $1,300
211 Lot 211Canada #116a ** 1912 10c Reddish Purple Admiral, mint never hinged, fresh and fine-very fine. A scarce shade in never hinged condition. Accompanied by a 2015 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $475. Unitrade $1,087 $475
214 Lot 214Canada #119iv ** 1925 20c Olive Green Admiral with Retouched Upper Right Vertical Frameline, Dry Printing, mint never hinged with fresh bright colour and large margins, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $450. Unitrade $540 $450
215 Lot 215Canada #120 ** 1925 50c Black Brown Admiral, Dry Printing, mint never hinged, well centered and extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2014 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv. $275. Unitrade $360 $275
216 Lot 216Canada #122 ** 1925 $1 Orange Admiral, Dry Printing, mint never hinged, with four large and even margins, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2017 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv. $225. Unitrade $390 $225
221 Lot 221Canada #MR2Bi ** 1915 5c Blue Admiral Overprinted INLAND REVENUE WAR TAX in Black, mint never hinged, very well centered, fresh and extremely fine. A lovely stamp in all respects, accompanied by a 2018 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $950. Unitrade $1,200 $950
223 Lot 223Canada #MR3a ** 1916 2c + 1c Carmine Admiral War Tax, Die II, a mint never hinged block of four, with bright and fresh colour, very fine. Accompanied by a 2018 Greene Foundation certificate. A fresh block. Rsv. $850. Unitrade $4,800 $850
224 Lot 224Canada #MR4 (*) 1918 2c + 1c Brown Admiral War Tax, Die II with Vertical SPECIMEN Overprint, unused (no gum) with a thin, still very fine appearance and unusual. Rsv. $110. Estimate $150 $110
225 Lot 225Canada #MR4a ** 1916 2c + 1c Brown Admiral War Tax, Die I, mint never hinged, fresh and very fine. Accompanied by a 2018 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $2,200. Unitrade $4,050 $2,200
232 Lot 232Canada #158a ** 1929 50c Dark Blue Bluenose Imperforate, a mint never hinged block of four, fresh and extremely fine. Has a Silvano Sorani (Milan) pencil signature, and is accompanied by a 2020 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv. $1,400. Unitrade $3,000 $1,400
233 Lot 233Canada #159a ** 1929 $1 Olive Green Parliament Imperforate, a mint never hinged block of four, fresh and extremely fine. Has a Silvano Sorani (Milan) pencil signature, and is accompanied by a 2020 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv. $1,050. Unitrade $2,700 $1,050
235 Lot 235Canada #217P-227P E/P 1935 1c to $1 King George V Pictorial Issue Plate Proof Set, on card-mounted India paper, all in gutter blocks. The 1c to 8c values are gutter blocks of 8 (with 4 stamps on either side of the gutter) and the 10c to $1 values are gutter blocks of 4 (with 2 stamps on either side of the gutter). A lovely and fresh complete set, with very few known to remain, which would look great mounted in an exhibit or collection. Rsv. $3,400. Estimate $4,500 $3,400
237 Lot 237Canada #237DP E/P 1937 3c King George V Coronation Large Die Proof in Colour of Issue, sunk-in on card measuring 229 x 153 mm, with “X-G-663” and “Canadian Bank Note Limited” inscriptions below image. Very fine and scarce. Rsv. $475. Estimate $500 $475
239 Lot 239Canada #292DP E/P 1950 4c King George VI with “POSTES-POSTAGE” Omitted Die Proof, in colour of issue, affixed to card measuring 102 x 102 mm. Inscriptions “XG 884” above and “Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited” below image. There is a scrape below Kings neck and a few stains, and the larger card has tape at top holding a plastic protective flap. Scarce. Rsv. $275. Estimate $350 $275
240 Lot 240Canada # E/P Original Artist’s Sketch Board, a black “British Scraper Board” with several sketches in white ink depicting a postman, three effigies of Queen Elizabeth II (two resembling the issued stamp #330 of 1953) plus a few other sketches of borders, etc. A unique and very fine item. Rsv. $275. Estimate $300 $275
241 Lot 241Canada #270ii O 1946 14c Hydroelectric Station, Imperforate at Right, used, with part c.d.s. cancel. There is a perforation fault in margin at right (away from image), else a rare and unique (in used condition) error. Catalogue value is for mint (unpriced for used). Ex. Trillium Collection. Rsv. $1,100. Estimate $1,500 $1,100
242 Lot 242Canada #503a ** 1969 (6c) Christmas Issue with Black Colour Omitted, a mint never hinged single of this dramatic error, very fine and one of only 400 known. Accompanied by a 2009 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv. $1,600. Unitrade $2,500 $1,600
249 Lot 249Canada #663ai ** 1975 8c Chown and Cook with Major Variety, a plate block of 10 from the left of the pane (showing two plate inscriptions), with “double paper” variety on the 4th and 5th row stamps, being where the roll of paper was joined together prior to the perforation and printing processes. Very fine and an undervalued variety as only one join is known. Accompanied by a 2006 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv. $675. Estimate $750 $675
252 Lot 252Canada #726ii ** 1979 $1 Fundy National Park with Inscriptions Lightly Doubled, mint never hinged, with sheet margin at right, very fine. Accompanied by a 2020 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv. $90. Unitrade $350 $90
254 Lot 254Canada #742ii ** 1977 12c Christmas Issue with Major Perforation Variety, a mint never hinged lower left corner block of 10, missing the entire left side comb perforations. A striking variety and very fine. Rsv. $850. Unitrade $3,150 $850
255 Lot 255Canada #765i, 766b ** 1978 14c Natural Resources Se-Tenant Pair with Triple Variety, mint never hinged, with #765i (silver inscriptions double printed,cat $400) and 766b (brown inscriptions double printed, cat $800), with #766b having a pre-printing paper crease as well. Accompanied by a 2017 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv. $325. Unitrade $1,200 $325
256 Lot 256Canada #878i ** 1981 (17c) Antique Mandora with Triple Error, a mint single printed on gum side (never hinged), missing all inscriptions and missing tagging. A very fine example of this popular error stamp. Accompanied by a 2011 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv. $575. Unitrade $2,000 $575
272 Lot 272Canada #1442b ** 1992 42c Canada in Space with Hologram Omitted, a mint never hinged se-tenant pair from left of sheet, with omitted hologram on right stamp, very fine. Accompanied by a 1996 Gary J. Lyon (Philatelist) Ltd. certificate. Rsv. $850. Unitrade $2,000 $850
283 Lot 283Canada #BK317ii ** 2005 51c Flag Over… Booklet with Die Cutting Omitted, mint, with a few light scrapes on front, else very fine. Rsv. $325. Unitrade $2,000 $325
286 Lot 286Canada #CL13 var ** 1926 (25c) Patricia Airways and Exploration Ltd. Imperforate, a full pane of eight, with never hinged gum and RED LAKE inscriptions in margins. There is a small gum blemish at centre left, adjacent to a slight bend, still quite rare (unlisted in Unitrade) and very fine. Rsv. $3,200. Estimate $3,500 $3,200
287 Lot 287Canada #CL13TCP ** 1926 (25c) Patricia Airways and Exploration Ltd. Trial Colour Proof in Green, a full pane of eight, with full never hinged gum and RED LAKE inscriptions in margins, quite fresh and very fine. A rare pane. Rsv. $2,800. Unitrade $9,000 $2,800
289 Lot 289Canada #CL13c, CL13d ** 1926 (25c) Yellow Patricia Airways Exploration, a mint never hinged complete pane of 8, showing the “route inscription in blue-black” and right stamp with “small t in TO” variety. Pencil notations in bottom selvedge, blue crayon mark at right and slightly disturbed gum in selvedge, still very fine and scarce. Rsv. $1,600. Unitrade $3,825 $1,600
290 Lot 290Canada #CL18TCP E/P 1926 (50c) Patricia Airways Exploration, Style Three Perforated Trial Colour Proof in Buff, a mint never hinged complete pane of 8, with very light gum disturbance along the right selvedge edge, still rare and very fine. Unitrade only lists the perforated trial colour proof in deep blue (at $3,000 each stamp). Rsv. $2,900. Estimate $3,000 $2,900
291 Lot 291Canada #CL18TCP E/P 1926 (50c) Patricia Airways and Exploration Trial Colour Proof on Deep Blue Paper, a mint never hinged block of four from top of pane, showing the “Small V” variety on the upper right stamp, quite fresh and extremely fine. Rsv. $3,200. Unitrade $12,000 $3,200
292 Lot 292Canada #CL18Pii, iii (*) 1926 (50c) Patricia Airways and Exploration Ltd. Plate Proof, a full imperforate pane of eight on white paper, without gum (as issued), with orange inscriptions and airplane, and WOMAN LAKE inscriptions in margins. Also shows the “OTT” in “LOOKOUT” variety in fourth position, quite fresh and very fine. A very rare proof pane. Rsv. $2,500. Unitrade $4,450 $2,500
294 Lot 294Canada #CL43 ** 1928 (10c) Patricia Airways Ltd, Rouletted, a complete pane of eight with full inscriptions and mint never hinged gum, tiny bit of missing gum in margin does not detract, very fine. Rsv. $190. Unitrade $562 $190
295 Lot 295Canada #E1DP E/P 10c Special Delivery Large Die Proof in Blue Green, sunk-in on card measuring 157 x 145 mm, with die “F – 126” and “American Bank Note Co. Ottawa” inscriptions below image. A rare die proof, tiny stain in margin does not detract, very fine. Rsv. $1,800. Estimate $2,500 $1,800
296 Lot 296Canada #E1DP E/P 10c Special Delivery Large Die Proof in Deep Olive Black, sunk-in on card measuring 225 x 151 mm, with die “F – 126” and “American Bank Note Co. Ottawa” inscriptions below image. A rare die proof, very fine. Rsv. $2,100. Estimate $2,500 $2,100
297 Lot 297Canada #E1 ** 1898 10c Blue Green Special Delivery, mint never hinged, with balanced centering and extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2018 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv. $475. Unitrade $1,000 $475
299 Lot 299Canada #E6TDP E/P 20c Special Delivery Trial Colour Large Die Proof, sunk-in on card measuring 201 x 152 mm, with “X-G-586” and CBN Co. inscription below stamp image. There is a pencil notation in margin indicating “wrong colour” as the shade is quite a bit brighter than the issued stamp. Very fine and rare. Rsv. $950. Estimate $1,000 $950
300 Lot 300Canada #E7DP E/P 10c Special Delivery Large Die Proof in Colour of Issue, sunk-in on card measuring 211 x 154 mm, with “SPECIAL DELIVERY” inscription below stamp image. The sunk-in area shows evidence of two die-hardening holes, and the whole proof has a protective flap, which reveals a handstamp on back reading “C.B.N. Co. / OTTAWA / MAR 1 – 1939 / Engraving Dept.” with a pencil signature. Very fine, fresh and quite rare. Rsv. $1,300. Estimate $1,500 $1,300
321 Lot 321Canada E/P One Eighth Pound Tobacco Die Proof in Back, sunk-in on card measuring 231 x 92 mm, with die “X – G – 214” at top, very fine. Rsv. $85. Estimate $100 $85
322 Lot 322Canada E/P Two Fifteenths Pound Tobacco Die Proof in Back, pasted on sunk-in card measuring 230 x 90 mm, very fine. Rsv. $85. Estimate $100 $85
339 Lot 339British Columbia & Vancouver Island #12 */** 1867 50c on 3d Violet Seal of British Columbia, Perforated 14, a mint block of four with full original gum, lower right stamp is never hinged, fine. A lovely and rare multiple of this stamp, especially with full original gum, ex. Dale-Lichtenstein and accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $4,400. Unitrade $7,200 $4,400
347 Lot 347Nova Scotia #1 O 1853 1d Red Brown Queen Victoria Imperforate, used with light cancel. A lovely stamp, with crisp impression, bright colour and four large margins, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2014 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $450. Unitrade $700 $450
349 Lot 349Nova Scotia #5 O 1857 6d Dark Green Heraldic Imperforate, used with oval grid cancel, deep colour and four large margins, extremely fine. A scarce stamp in this lovely condition. Accompanied by a 1985 Peter Holcombe (Switzerland) certificate. Rsv. $1,150. Unitrade $3,000 $1,150
351 Lot 351Nova Scotia #8DP E/P 1c Queen Victoria Small Die Proof in Black, on India paper, very fine and scarce. Rsv. $250. Estimate $300 $250
362 Lot 362Newfoundland #27 */** 1865 10c Black Prince Albert, a mint block of four with full original gum, bottom pair is never hinged, very fine. Accompanied by a 2017 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,800. Unitrade $4,000 $1,800
364 Lot 364Newfoundland #40 * 1876 5c Blue Harp Seal, Rouletted, a mint block of four with full original gum, very fine. A scarce multiple. Accompanied by a 2010 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv. $675. Unitrade $1,600 $675
365 Lot 365Newfoundland #42 */** 1880 1c Grey Brown Prince of Wales, a mint plate inscription block of four from bottom of sheet, with full original gum, bottom stamps are never hinged (one has minute gum loss), extremely fine. Value given is for four singles only. Rsv. $450. Unitrade $1,600 $450
366 Lot 366Newfoundland #59 */** 1894 10c Black Schooner, a mint block of four with full original gum, bottom pair is never hinged, fresh and extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $850. Unitrade $1,600 $850
367 Lot 367Newfoundland #78P E/P 1897 ½c King Edward VII as Child Proof, a block of four on card-mounted India paper, extremely fine. Rsv. $65. Estimate $200 $65
371 Lot 371Newfoundland #86S ** 1898 2c Rose Carmine Map of Newfoundland with SPECIMEN Overprint, in red, on a a complete sheet of 100, mint never hinged, with each stamp security punched. The selvedge shows a datestamp at bottom reading JAN 31 1910, and the top reads at left a plate number (F2366) and a red boxed handstamp reading “Return to / Records and Specimen Dept.”. Stamps are centered from fine to mostly very fine and there is a little separation in the selvedge, still a rare and lovely sheet. Rsv. $1,250. Unitrade $5,000 $1,250
372 Lot 372Newfoundland #87c ** 1910 1c Green King James I, Horizontal Pair, Perforated 12 x 11, Imperforate Between, mint never hinged, rare and very fine. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $675. Unitrade $1,500 $675
374 Lot 374Newfoundland #269b ** 1947 4c Princess Elizabeth, Horizontal Pair Imperforate Vertically, mint never hinged, with the usual light natural gum bend, fine. Rsv. $110. Unitrade $450 $110
375 Lot 375Newfoundland #C2 ** 1919 $1 on 15c Scarlet Alcock and Brown Flight Surcharge, a mint never hinged block of four, fresh and very fine. Accompanied by a 2010 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv. $850. Unitrade $2,400 $850
376 Lot 376Newfoundland #C2, C2a, C2b ** 1919 $1 on 15c Scarlet Alcock and Brown Flight Surcharge, a mint never hinged block of four, with two regular stamps, one with missing comma and one with missing comma and period, very fine. Rsv. $950. Unitrade $3,200 $950
378 Lot 378Newfoundland #C12 * 1932 $1.50 on $1.00 Blue Dornier DO-X Flight Surcharge, mint hinged, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2019 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv. $170. Unitrade $400 $170
379 Lot 379Newfoundland #C12a * 1932 $1.50 on $1.00 Blue Dornier DO-X Air Mail with Inverted Red Surcharge, mint lightly hinged, very fine. The stamp has a few unobtrusive expert and owner signatures and handstamps on back. Of the 8,000 surcharged stamps issued, it is believed that about 52 had an inverted surcharge (13 blocks of four). A lovely example of this world rarity, rarely offered and accompanied by a 1972 Royal Philatelic Society certificate. Rsv. $16,000. Unitrade $30,000 $16,000
380 Lot 380Newfoundland #C13a ** 1933 5c Light Brown Labrador Issue Imperforate, a complete sheet of 50, mint never hinged with full original gum. The sheet has a few creases at top and a small rust spot at top rear from an old paper clip, still rare and desirable. Very fine and Ex. Sir Gawaine Baillie collection (2006). Rsv. $5,400. Unitrade $14,000 $5,400
390 Lot 390Ghana #1090 var ** 1988-91 20,00 on 1,00 Inverted Surcharge, on each stamp of a complete mint never hinged sheet of 30, with full selvedge all around, printed by Thomas de la Rue. Rsv. $160. Estimate $200 $160
395 Lot 395Great Britain E/P 3d King George V Downey Head Essay in Deep Green, on thin card measuring 25 x 39 mm, showing “SP / 3” marking in margin above, very fine. Rsv. $250. Estimate $250 $250
396 Lot 396Great Britain E/P 1879-80 Group of Queen Victoria Essays, with 7 stamps, all perforated except one, a “dummy stamp” 1d McCorquodale in pink. Perforated stamps are Perkins, Bacon, with two different designs, in different colours. A very fine group. Rsv. $250. Estimate $300 $250
443 Lot 443North Borneo #136a-153c O 1922 1c to 50c Set Overprinted “MALAYA-BORNEO EXHIBITION 1922”, with May 25, 1922 postmarks. The complete set plus two varieties duplicated, all affixed to a sheet of paper before receiving SANDAKAN datestamps. The first 2c shows the “no hyphen” variety, listed by SG with a 50% premium for mint but used is obviously scarce and unlisted, so applying 8x for used suggests a top price of £880. The first 12sc has an unlisted variety of a broken last A in MALAYA, and finally the 4c has the variety of stop after EXHIBITION (this has a £200 premium in SG). Scott catalogue value is for 16 regular stamps, see close-up scans of the varieties online. An important exhibition item for the specialist. Rsv. $700. Scott $937 $700
451 Lot 451South West Africa #40, 36 O 1924 £1 Red and Pale Olive Green King George V Bilingual Overprinted Pair, used with neat c.d.s. cancels, fine. SG #40a (£475). Also includes a 1924 1sh3d violet bilingual overprinted block of four, used with centrally struck MAY.5.1925 Walvis Bay datestamp, very fine. SG #36 (£96). Rsv. $275. Scott $555 $275
465 Lot 465France #220-225 ** 1924-25 International Exhibition of Modern Arts Set, all in mint never hinged panes of twenty five, a few panes have their full selvedge, some are missing one selvedge edge only. A few creases and light gum disturbance on a few stamps only, else overall fine. Maury Spink #210-215, €1,508. All panes scanned online. Rsv. $180. Scott $1,312 $180
466 Lot 466France #C32 ** 1954 1,000fr Air Mail, a mint never hinged full sheet of twenty five, with “guillochi” lathework in margins plus 23.11.54 date of manufacture datestamp, very fine and scarce. Maury Spink #33, €3,250. Rsv. $425. Scott $2,375 $425
469 Lot 469Hungary #2F   1871 3k green Franz Josef I Die Proof Sperati Forgery, in colour of issue, mounted on card and accompanied by another example in black with his handstamp “REPRODUCTION INTERDITE” and his signature, with an unnumbered circular handstamp on back. Rare. Rsv. $400. Estimate $500 $400
474 Lot 474Italy #L18 (Sassone) O 1863 15c Blue King Victor Emmanuel De la Rue Printing, used with numbered dotted cancel, very fine and scarce. Accompanied by a 1998 Chiavarello certificate and a 2007 Caffaz certificate. Rsv. $375. Sassone 3,250 $375
476 Lot 476Ivory Coast ** 5 Fr. Elephant Fiscal Essay Proof with Inverted Security Feature and Denomination, from bottom of sheet, rare and very fine. Rsv. $120. Estimate $200 $120
486 Lot 486St. Pierre & Miquelon #324DP-342DP E/P 1947 10c to 20fr Fishing Set in Large Die Proofs, with 18 different large die proofs (approx. 160 x 125 mm), each sunk-in and in colour of issue, missing only the high value. Very fine and scarce, scan only shows one example. Rsv. $400. Estimate $500 $400
488 Lot 488Somalia #Q45a, Q46a O 1928-31 1l and 2l Overprinted Italian Parcel Post Issues, Type I, both in used strips of four, with partial c.d.s. cancels, rare in multiples and very fine. Accompanied by a Raybaudi (Rome) certificate for both strips, with bottom stamp of each strip signed by him. Rsv. $300. Scott$22,600 $300
493 Lot 493United States of America #286 ** 1898 2c Copper Red Farming in the West, a group of 13 mint never hinged plate inscription pairs, each pair having a different plate number, either at top or bottom, fine-very fine and fresh. Rsv. $475. Scott$1,885 $475
510 Lot 510Canada #4, 5 Cvr 3d Beaver and 6d Consort Imperforates on Folded Cover, mailed from Montréal (very unusual AUG.4.1857 “MONTHEAL” datestamp clear free strike), addressed to Québec City, with partial receiver on back. The folded cover is franked with a 3d red Beaver and a 6d slate grey Consort, both tied to each other and to cover by two strikes of the 4-ring #21. Accompanied by a 2011 Greene Foundation (pink) certificate explaining that “the No. 4 was removed, a heavy crease ironed out while cover was repaired, then No. 4 replaced on cover in original position” repairs which have in our opinion rendered the cover more attractive and desirable. Ex. Carrington and Cantor. Rsv. $2,500. Estimate $3,000 $2,500
511 Lot 511Canada #4iii Cvr 3d Red Imperforate Beaver on Ribbed, Hard Wove Paper on Cover, mailed from Kingston (OCT.19.1857 broken circle) to Guelph (OCT.20 receiver) via Toronto and Belleville (both OCT.20 transits on back). The cover is franked with a sheet margin single of the ribbed, hard wove paper 3d red imperforate, ideally tied by a double broken circle datestamp (contrary to regulation, scarce). Light horizontal fold does not detract from this desirable cover, both for the cancellation and for the scarce stamp usage. Accompanied by a 2015 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $675. Unitrade $800 $675
512 Lot 512Canada #8 Cvr ½d Rose Queen Victoria on Printed Circular, mailed from Toronto (large OCT.6 circular datestamp) to Cayuga (OCT.7.1857 receiver), being the top part of a printed report, franked with an extremely fine, four margin single adhesive, just tied by a Toronto square grid, slightly reduced at right. Catalogue value given is for stamp alone. Accompanied by a 2018 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $950. Unitrade $1,000 $950
515 Lot 515Canada #31 Cvr 1868 1c Brown Red Large Queen on Laid Paper on Folded Circular, from The Ontario Mutual Fire Insurance Company, containing a Report of Directors, Financial Statement, etc. and dated Feb. 1869. Stamp is cancelled by a tired and plugged 4-ring #19 from London, is very fine centered, and pays the drop letter rate. Folded circular has overall foxing but is complete. Accompanied by a 2014 Greene Foundation certificate stating “stamp only partly adhering to cover, strong vertical crease from becoming unstuck and folded over”. A very rarely offered stamp on cover, apparently fewer than 5 exist, and a must have for the serious Large Queen collector. Rsv. $3,000. Unitrade $10,000 $3,000
567 Lot 567Canada Cvr Rare and Extensive Collection of Hand Painted First Day Covers, 1937 to 2001, lovingly formed over a 30 year period, this exceptional collection includes more than 460 hand painted first day covers from 42 different cachet makers, all housed in four deluxe leather albums. The talented artists that created these colourful covers are: A.J.PEAKE (12), ARTHUR WOOD (160), BLAKE JAMES (2), BERHHARD GOLDBERG (3), CARLL RUETH (1), CLIFFORDE W. WILLS (1), DOROTHY KNAPP (9), DOROTHY SHARPE (3), DAVID “C” CACHET (34), D.S.ROSE (12), E. W. ECKLUND (2), F. D. GEERLING (1), G. F. HOLLINGTON (2), GLADIS ADLER (7), JC TAPLEY (6), JOYCE GREEN (14), K. WOODBURY 1962 (1), LOU HAHN (10), META (2), M. FOX (1), MILFORD (6), N. FOX (1), NE NE 1955 (1), POLLY BERNDT’S (4), RALPH DYER (79), ROBERT BOLTON (2), ROBERT SALAMON (2), ROBERT BLACK SET 1952 (1), ROBERT B. PRISTAS (18), R S 1969 (1), ROBERT (BOB) BUGDEN (12), R. LAURIN (3), S. N. WINDALL (2), T. G. WOLSTENCROFT (45), T W G 1952 (1), WOODMAN (8), W. N. WRIGHT (1), WALTER STAURRUSZEWSKI (1), UNKNOWN A (2), UNKNOWN 1947 B (2), UNKNOWN 1955 C (1), UNKNOWN RECREATION D (1), and MISC. A M BURNS FROM BANCROFT (11). Many of these items were purchased at more that $1,000 each, many more for several hundred dollars each, and a good proportion of this material is rarely seen, if even offered on the market. Many of the cachet makers were written about by the owner in “First Impressions”, the newsletter of the BNAPS First Day Cover Study Group, and copies of these articles accompany the related sections. A complete list is included, and all covers have been scanned on our website. A unique opportunity to acquire such an extensive collection, as we are fairly certain this occasion will not present itself again for a long time, if ever. Very fine quality throughout. Rsv. $22,000. Estimate $25,000 $22,000
861 Lot 861Hungary Cvr Hungary Group of 1871 First Issues on Five Covers, with different frankings, addressed to Verona (x2, one with postage due stamp), New York (5kr strip of three franking), etc. Note some faults, overall fine. Rsv. $300. Estimate $400 $300
1173 Lot 1173Faroe Islands ** Faroe Islands Collection of Mint Never Hinged Corner Blocks of Four, 1975-1985, all in black stock cards, all with plate inscriptions and very fine. Owner’s catalogue value is $1,016. Rsv. $275. Scott$1,016 $275
1309 Lot 1309Sweden and Netherlands ** Sweden and Netherlands Collection of Booklets, all on stock pages, with at least one booklet having its stamps postmarked, rest appear to be all mint never hinged, with an owner;’s catalogue value of 1,259 Euros. Little duplication of up to 2 of some. All pages scanned online. Rsv. $200. Michel 1,259 $200