Available After Auction 35

AUCTION #35 UNSOLDS

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Lot Country & Cat# Symbol Description CDN$
3 Lot 3 Canada # 1 O 1851 3d Red Beaver Imperforate on Laid Paper, used with target cancel, the stamp has four large to huge margins and clear laid lines, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 1977 David Brandon certificate. Rsv. $850. Unitrade $1,600 $850
4 Lot 4 Canada # 1a (*) 1851 3d Orange Red Beaver Imperforate on Laid Paper, unused (no gum), with four large and even margins and clear laid lines. The stamp has a tiny corner crease at lower right, still rare and very fine appearance. Of the roughly 18 unused 3d Beavers on laid paper believed to remain, fewer than a small handful exist with four large margins such as this one, as most are cut into, etc. A lovely example of Canada’s first stamp. Ex. Dale-Lichtenstein and Daniel Cantor (1990), accompanied by a 2016 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $18,000. Unitrade $60,000 $18,000
25 Lot 25 Canada # 7a O 1855 10d Blue Cartier Imperforate on Thicker White Paper, used with four large to very large margins, very fine. Accompanied by a 2020 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $850. Unitrade $3,000 $850
26 Lot 26 Canada # 8P, 8Pii E/P ½d Queen Victoria Plate Proof in Colour of Issue, a full sheet of 100 on India paper, with the major re-entry on the lower right corner stamp (position 100), showing a dramatic doubling of most of the design, most notable in all framelines and the word HALF, etc. This was position 120 on the original plate of 120. There is a repaired tear on the upper left stamp (position 1) and very light wrinkling of the India paper, mentioned for strict accuracy, and does not detract from the rarity of this proof sheet. Rsv. $9,500. Unitrade $35,000 $9,500
43 Lot 43 Canada # 12 * 1859 3d Red Beaver, Perforated 11¾, mint with full original hinged gum, with deep rich colour and clear, precise impression, very good and quite fresh, rare thus. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $3,600. Unitrade $12,500 $3,600
45 Lot 45 Canada # 13 * 1859 6d Brown Violet Consort, Perforated 11¾, mint with full original gum, lightly hinged. Unusually fresh and well centered for issue, with a few blunt perfs as is often seen on these, a very fine and rare stamp thus. Accompanied by a 1998 Greene Foundation certificate. Ex. Malibu collection. Rsv. $22,000. Unitrade $75,000 $22,000
47 Lot 47 Canada # 14P E/P 1c Queen Victoria Plate Proof in Deep Rose, a full sheet of 100 on card-mounted India paper, with full sheet margins showing all eight imprints. The sheet also shows the major re-entries in positions 28 and 58. There is a small stain on the card at top (away from the India paper) which in no way detracts from this lovely and rare sheet, very fine. Catalogue value includes premium for eight plate blocks of four. Rsv. $9,500. Unitrade $27,000 $9,500
76 Lot 76 Canada # 25b (*) 1868 3c Red Large Queen on Thin Paper, unused (no gum) and very fine. A scarce stamp. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $900. Unitrade $3,250 $900
86 Lot 86 Canada # 28 * 1868 12½c Blue Large Queen, mint with full original gum. A fresh stamp with bright colour, large margins, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2017 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,400. Unitrade $2,800 $1,400
101 Lot 101 Canada # 29ii * 1868 15c Grey Violet Large Queen with “Pawnbroker” Variety, mint with original disturbed gum, fine. Accompanied by a 2015 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $450. Unitrade $1,200 $450
103 Lot 103 Canada # 30e */** 1868 15c Deep Blue Large Queen, a mint block of four with full original gum, lower right stamp is gorgeous and never hinged. A rare block of this better shade, fine-very fine overall. Accompanied by a 2013 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $5,400. Unitrade $17,500 $5,400
104 Lot 104 Canada # 31 (*) 1868 1c Brown Red Large Queen on Laid Paper, unused (no gum), with fairly bright colour for this issue, centered as usual and with strong laid lines, the stamp has a corner crease and some rounded perfs, which do not detract from this rare stamp, very good. It is estimated that fewer than 10 mint or unused examples exist of this stamp. Accompanied by a 2001 Greene Foundation Certificate. Rsv. $8,500. Unitrade $20,000 $8,500
143 Lot 143 Canada # 56 ** 1897 8c Dark Violet Jubilee, mint never hinged, well centered and very fine. Accompanied by a 2011 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $400. Unitrade $600 $400
150 Lot 150 Canada # 58 ** 1897 15c Steel Blue Jubilee, mint never hinged, very well centered, with small printer’s ink line at left (not mentioned in cert), very fine. Accompanied by a 2013 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,100 Unitrade $1,200 $1,100
193 Lot 193 Canada # 77d (*) 1899 2c Carmine Queen Victoria Numeral Imperforate, Die II, an unused (no gum, as issued) full sheet of 100, with plate 15 inscription in upper margin. Position 37 shows evidence of re-entering in both “2”s and “ST” of POSTAGE, and other letters including “W”, etc. The sheet was once folded horizontally across the middle (between stamps) and has small margin faults, still very fine. In all likelihood the only remaining complete sheet of this imperforate stamp. Accompanied by a 1991 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $34,000 Unitrade $75,000 $34,000
210 Lot 210 Canada # 83 ** 1898 10c Brown Violet Queen Victoria Numeral, mint never hinged, fresh and very fine. Accompanied by a 2020 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv. $850. Unitrade $2,250 $850
266 Lot 266 Canada # 111 ** 1914 5c Dark Blue Admiral, mint never hinged with sheet margin at bottom, a fresh stamp which is quite well centered among four large margins, very fine. Accompanied by a 2007 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv. $575. Unitrade $900 $575
282 Lot 282 Canada # 120  ** 1925 50c Black Brown Admiral, Dry Printing, mint never hinged, fresh and very fine. Accompanied by a 2010 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv. $180. Unitrade $350 $180
332 Lot 332 Canada # 1126E-1129E E/P 1987 Exploration of Canada Set of Specimen Adhesive Labels, a full mock-up pane of 20 with full marginal inscriptions including traffic lights, etc., and similar to issued stamps, except the word TEST replaces CANADA and W, X, Y and Z replace the denominations. Very fine and believed to be unique. Rsv. $475. Est $500. [This item is accompanied by a 2015 two page opinion from the Greene Foundation.] $475
383 Lot 383 Canada # E6a ** 1935 20c Dark Carmine Special Delivery Imperforate, a mint never hinged horizontal pair, extremely fine and scarce, with only 75 pairs printed. Accompanied by a 2020 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $750. Unitrade $1,400 $750
386 Lot 386 Canada # F3 */** 1876 8c Blue Registration, a scarce mint block of four with full original, streaky hand applied gum, top left stamp is never hinged, top right is ever so slightly hinged and bottom two hinged. A very fresh block with bright colour and crisp impression, fine. Rsv. $2,200. Unitrade $2,275 $2,200
420 Lot 420 British Columbia and Vancouver Island # 1 * 1860 2½d Dull Rose Queen Victoria Imperforate, mint, with full original thin white, dull gum. Very few of these stamps exist in private hands, especially with full original gum and with four large to well clear margins. Fine-very fine and accompanied by 1998 and 2015 Greene Foundation certificates. Rsv. $18,000. Unitrade $45,000 $18,000
424 Lot 424 Vancouver Island # 3TCP, 3TCP E/P 5c and 10c Queen Victoria Trial Colour Die Proofs in Back, both on glazed card, each with light staining, still rarely offered and very fine appearance. Accompanied by a 2006 David Brandon certificate. Ex. Dale-Lichtenstein. Rsv. $1,600. Est $1,600 $1,600
426 Lot 426 Vancouver Island # 4DP E/P 10c Queen Victoria Die Proof in Blue, on glazed card, with light horizontal crease breaking paper fibers at left, still rarely offered and very fine appearance. Accompanied by a 2004 David Brandon certificate. Ex. Dale-Lichtenstein. Rsv. $1,100. Est $1,500 $1,100
439 Lot 439 New Brunswick # 3 (*) 1851 1sh Bright Red Violet Heraldic Imperforate, unused (no gum), with four large to well clear margins, rich, bright colour and crisp impression. The stamp has thinning in the margin alongside “NEW”, still a lovely and very fine appearing stamp. We know of only 12 examples of this rare mint stamp, with at least 8 being faulty to some degree. Accompanied by a 2020 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $7,000. Unitrade $30,000 $7,000
464 Lot 464 Newfoundland # 4 O 1857 4d Scarlet Vermilion Heraldic Imperforate, used with neat grid cancel, four large margins and bright fresh colour, extremely fine. A very rare used stamp, especially in such lovely condition. Accompanied by three certificates: 1952 RPSL, 1970 RPSL and 1970 Alberto Diena (with his pencil signature on back). Rsv. $3,600. Unitrade $7,000 $3,600
552 Lot 552 Newfoundland # BK4a ** Complete Booklet, with four 1c stamps, twelve 2c stamps (all Die II) and four 3c stamps, complete with all its advertising inter-leaving, very fine and rarely offered. Rsv. $450. Unitrade $700 $450
562 Lot 562 Australian States-Queensland # 83 O 1886 £1 Dark Green Queen Victoria on Thick Paper, Watermark Large Crown and Q, used with lightened pen cancel and a lovely pre-printing paper fold, a fresh stamp with rich, bright colour, very fine. Rsv. $100. Est $100 $100
564 Lot 564 Barbados E/P 1882 ½d Queen Victoria Postal Stationery Die Proof in Black, on card measuring 92 x 61 mm, with “2 MAY 82” date stamp upper left and “BEFORE HARDENING” handstamp upper right, very fine. Would look great mounted in any Barbados collection. Rsv. $500 Est $500 $500
597 Lot 597 Switzerland # 30 O 1855 1fr Lavender Seated Helvetia Imperforate with Yellow Silk Thread, used with a MAR.18.1863 c.d.s. cancel, two large margins and two others are close or just touching outer frameline, small pen inscription on back, fine. Rsv. $120. Scott $1,000 $120
1200 Lot 1200 Switzerland # 30c Cvr/PC Switzerland Valuable Group of 40 Air Mail Covers, 1939-1949, mostly all addressed to the same person in Campocologno and franked with a nice variety of Swiss airmail and other issues. We also note a good showing of postmarks, some registered covers and some with flight cachets. A very nice and fresh collection, catalogued by the owner in Zumstein a while back. All covers are scanned online. Rsv. $375. Zumstein CHF 2,840 $375
1201 Lot 1201 Switzerland # 35P Cvr Switzerland Group of 140 Covers and Cards, includes covers, mourning covers, bag tags, stationery covers and cards and picture post cards, also noted a few registered, first day covers, and more. Frankings range from singles to sets, including Pro Juventute issues, etc. Owner has priced them according to Zumstein at 1,470 Swiss franks (today $2,130 Canadian). A very nice lot, in overall very fine condition, save for a few small tears or creases. Scans only show a small portion. Rsv. $275. Zumstein CHF 1,470 $275
1283 Lot 1283 Newfoundland # 35d Cvr Newfoundland 1927 60c Black King Henry VII on Pinedo Flight Cover, AAMC #FF-28c, a well centered stamp tied by “ROMA CORRISPONDENZE ORDINARI” c.d.s. dated JUN.22.1927 cancel on cover mailed from Trepassy (broken circle free strike dated MAY.21) and a second strike of the Rome c.d.s. receiving on back. The cover is endorsed “Air Mail / Pinedo 1927” on front, is addressed to the High Commissioner in London, England and has a return address on back reading “Please return to / Conductor A. J. Fandy (?) / Trepassy Railway / Newfoundland”. Light edge issues and aging, still in remarkable condition considering its age and the travel it endured. 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. Signed by Alberto Diena and accompanied by a 2008 Raybaudi (Rome) certificate, with his signature on the cover. A rare piece of aviation history. Rsv. $5,000. AAMC $14,000 $5,000