Unsolds

AUCTION #37 UNSOLDS

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Lot Country & Cat# Symbol Description CDN$
1 Lot 1Canada #2TCix E/P 6d Consort Trial Colour Plate Proof in Black, with Vertical SPECIMEN Overprint in Carmine, a left sheet margin block of four on card-mounted India paper, showing parts of two stamps at bottom. There are clear horizontal guidelines in the sheet margin at left, going through all the stamps, very fine. Rsv. $450. Unitrade $1,400 $450
4 Lot 4Canada #5b (*) 1855 6d Greenish Grey Consort Imperforate, unused (no gum), with four margins, clear at top, fresh and fine. A rare stamp in this lovely unused condition. Accompanied by a 1997 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $6,400. Unitrade $15,000 $6,400
7 Lot 7Canada #8Pi E/P ½d Queen Victoria Plate Proof in Rose, with vertical SPECIMEN Overprint in Green Black, a block of four on card-mounted India paper, very fine. Rsv. $350. Unitrade $1,200 $350
8 Lot 8Canada #8Pi E/P ½d Queen Victoria Plate Proof in Rose, with Vertical SPECIMEN in Green Black, a vertical block of six, on India paper with pencil numbers on back, possibly indicating plate positions (7-8, 19-20, 31-32), very fine. Rsv. $475. Unitrade $1,800 $475
11 Lot 11Canada #9 * 1857 7½d Green Queen Victoria Imperforate, mint with full original gum, lightly hinged. A lovely stamp possessing fresh colour and a crisp impression, with four large to well clear margins, very fine. Accompanied by 1968 Philatelic Foundation (issued to Julian Smith) and 2016 Greene Foundation certificates. Rsv. $13,000. Unitrade $24,000 $13,000
12 Lot 12Canada #13 (*) 1859 6d Brown Violet Consort, Perforated 11¾, unused (no gum) with fresh colour and crisp impression, perfs partially clipped at top and with straight edge at left, fine. A rare unused stamp, especially this fresh. Accompanied by a 1982 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Rsv. $4,400. Unitrade $10,000 $4,400
19 Lot 19Canada #20b (*) 1859 2c Rose Queen Victoria Imperforate, an unused (no gum, as issued) block of four, fresh and very fine. Accompanied by a 2006 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv. $4,400. Unitrade $10,000 $4,400
30 Lot 30Canada #24b (*) 1868 2c Deep Green Large Queen on Thin Paper, unused (no gum), fresh and well centered, very fine. Accompanied by 1988 R.P.S.L. and 2020 Greene Foundation certificates. Rsv. $750. Unitrade $1,400 $750
33 Lot 33Canada #25 * 1868 3c Red Large Queen, mint with full original gum, a fresh and well centered stamp with only a very light gum bend, very fine. A rare stamp in this lovely condition. Accompanied by a 2010 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $2,500. Unitrade $6,000 $2,500
35 Lot 35Canada #25 */** 1868 3c Red Large Queen, a mint block of four, with original gum and three never hinged stamps (top right with small hinge remnant). A rare mint block, with some irregular perforations at right, still fine and accompanied by a 1984 Greene Foundation certificate stating “Mint, O.G., N.H.”. Rsv. $5,400. Unitrade $14,000 $5,400
48 Lot 48Canada #27v * 1868 6c Brown Large Queen, a mint block of four with original lightly hinged gum, in a lovely pastel shade. There is separation between both right stamps, fine and rare. Accompanied by a 2016 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv. $2,800. Unitrade $7,200 $2,800
79 Lot 79Canada #35a */** 1870 1c Orange Small Queen, First Printing, a mint block of 9, with full original gum. The stamps are all very well centered with deep colour, and 5 stamps are never hinged. Minor light gum bends on bottom left stamp, pencil note on back of one stamp, still very fine, scarce and lovely. Accompanied by 2007 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv. $2,700. Unitrade $7,600 $2,700
109 Lot 109Canada #57 ** 1897 5c Deep Blue Jubilee, mint never hinged, with large margins, very fresh and extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2021 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $275. Unitrade $300 $275
124 Lot 124Canada #70i (*) 1897 5c Blue Queen Victoria Leaf Imperforate, an unused (no gum, as issued) horizontal pair, very fine. Ex. Cook. Rsv. $225. Unitrade $600 $225
125 Lot 125Canada #71 ** 1897 6c Brown Queen Victoria Leaf, mint never hinged, well centered, very fresh and extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2021 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $400. Unitrade $600 $400
127 Lot 127Canada #73ii ** 1897 10c Brown Violet Queen Victoria Leaf, on Horizontal Wove Paper, a mint never hinged plate 1 block of six, fresh and very fine. A very rare plate block for this issue, especially so nice. Unitrade catalogue value given is for six singles only and does not take into account the 50% premium for the plate inscription. Rsv. $4,400. Unitrade $14,400 $4,400
130 Lot 130Canada #75vi (*) 1898 1c Pale Green Queen Victoria Numeral Imperforate, unused (no gum, as issued) horizontal pair, very fine. Ex. Cook, and accompanied by a 2005 Sergio Sismondo certificate. Rsv. $275. Unitrade $900 $275
131 Lot 131Canada #76 ** 1898 2c Purple Queen Victoria Numeral, mint never hinged, fresh and well centered, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2018 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $200. Unitrade $240 $200
132 Lot 132Canada #76 ** 1898 2c Purple Queen Victoria Numeral, mint never hinged, with fresh colour, well centered and extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2020 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv $200. Unitrade $240 $200
133 Lot 133Canada #77b * 1900 2c Carmine Queen Victoria Booklet Pane of Six, mint hinged (bottom right stamp is never hinged), reasonably well centered and very fine. Accompanied by a 2018 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $550. Unitrade $2,000 $550
136 Lot 136Canada #81i ** 1902 7c Olive Yellow Queen Victoria Numeral, a mint never hinged block of nine, showing the major misplaced entry on positions 53 and 63. A few stamps have light natural gum bends and catalogue value is for 9 fine singles only, with no premium for the re-entries. Rsv. $300. Unitrade $1,440 $300
139 Lot 139Canada #83a * 1898 10c Deep Brown Violet Queen Victoria Numeral Imperforate, a mint horizontal pair with full original gum, lightly hinged, very fine. Accompanied by a 2013 Sergio Sismondo certificate. Rsv. $575. Unitrade $1,500 $575
140 Lot 140Canada #84 ** 1900 20c Olive Green Queen Victoria Numeral, a mint never hinged block of six, from left of sheet, top left stamp has a bit of gum disturbance, still fine. Rsv. $550. Unitrade $3,600 $550
160 Lot 160Canada #90c (*) 1903 2c Carmine King Edward Imperforate, Type I block of 12, ungummed as issued and from right side of sheet with pencil marks applied in margins prior to separation of the sheet, very fine. Rare and important, with not many large multiples left, ex. Sir Gawaine Baillie. Rsv. $2,700. Unitrade $6,600 $2,700
165 Lot 165Canada #95 ** 1908 50c Purple King Edward VII, mint never hinged with part imprint in top selvedge, a very fresh stamp with crisp impression and very fine. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $2,700. Unitrade $5,250 $2,700
185 Lot 185Canada #110d ** 1925 4c Yellow Ochre Admiral, Dry Printing, a mint never hinged block of four, with deep rich colour and remarkable freshness, extremely fine. A lovely block in all respects. Accompanied by a 2020 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv $450. Unitrade $960 $450
187 Lot 187Canada #111 ** 1914 5c Dark Blue Admiral, mint never hinged with four large and even margins, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2021 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv. $475. Unitrade $900 $475
188 Lot 188Canada #111 ** 1914 5c Dark Blue Admiral, mint never hinged, quite fresh and very fine. Accompanied by a 2020 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $450. Unitrade $900 $450
193 Lot 193Canada #116 ** 1912 10c Plum Admiral, a mint block of four with three stamps never hinged, top right has a small gum loss (not mentioned in certificate). All four stamps have large margins and nice centering, a very fine and fresh block. Accompanied by a 2020 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,800. Unitrade $4,000 $1,800
194 Lot 194Canada #117 ** 1922 10c Blue Admiral, Wet Printing, mint never hinged, remarkably fresh and with large even margins, extremely fine. A very nice stamp. Accompanied by a 2021 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $250. Unitrade $240 $250
197 Lot 197Canada #122 ** 1925 $1 Orange Admiral, Dry Printing, a mint never hinged upper marginal block of six showing part of the plate inscription in margin, the stamps are fresh with bright colour and overall very fine. There is vertical separation in the selvedge, and the lower middle stamp has a light stain, still a nice block. Rsv. $950. Unitrade $2,160 $950
198 Lot 198Canada #122 O 1925 $1 Orange Admiral with Full Type D Lathework, a used corner block of 30, with full Type D lathework in lower margin, cancelled by Kingston MAR 1927 roller cancels, with only a very light vertical crease along the 3rd column, still a simply spectacular used block, with bright colour and very fine. Ex. Stan Lum and “Ames” collections. Rsv. $1,200. Est $1,500 $1,200
199 Lot 199Canada #130b ** 1924 3c Carmine Admiral Coil, Perforated 8 Vertically, Dry Printing, Die II, a mint never hinged pair, with deep rich colour and large margins, fresh and very fine. There is a tiny bit of gum disturbance on the right stamp mentioned for strict accuracy (not mentioned in the certificate). Accompanied by a 2021 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $350. Unitrade $625 $350
203 Lot 203Canada #MR2Bi ** 1915 5c Blue Admiral War Tax Overprinted INLAND REVENUE WAR TAX, a mint never hinged block of 12, fresh with bright colour, folded vertically in middle, very fine. Probably the largest multiple remaining of this stamp. Accompanied by a 2012 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $5,400. Unitrade $14,400 $5,400
205 Lot 205Canada #141c-145c, E3c ** 1927 1c to 12c Anniversary of Confederation Set, Imperforate Horizontally, each in a mint never hinged vertical pair, and includes the 20c special delivery issue. Fresh and very fine and the 3c has a sheet margin at right. Rsv. $675. Unitrade $1,700 $675
207 Lot 207Canada #157a ** 1929 20c Dark Carmine Harvesting Wheat Imperforate, a mint never hinged (hinged in margin only) upper sheet margin block of four, showing part of the plate inscription at top left, extremely fine. Rsv. $300. Unitrade $750 $300
211 Lot 211Canada #159a ** 1929 $1 Olive Green Parliament Imperforate, a mint never hinged block of four, with light pencil signature on back, fresh and very fine. Accompanied by a 2020 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv $1,000. Unitrade $2,700 $1,000
212 Lot 212Canada #159a ** 1929 $1 Olive Green Parliament Imperforate, a mint never hinged horizontal pair, fresh and extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2020 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv. $550. Unitrade $1,350 $550
220 Lot 220Canada #190a ** 1931 10c Dark Green George-Etienne Cartier Imperforate, a mint never hinged sheet margin block of four, with only 150 pairs issued, extremely fine. Rsv. $1,100. Unitrade $2,600 $1,100
228 Lot 228Canada #290DP E/P 5c King George VI Large Trial Colour Die Proof in Black, die sunk on card measuring 133 x 128 mm, mounted on a larger card. Inscription above image reads “XG 881” and below image “Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited” with a rare mirror image of the engraver John Hay’s signature. A wonderful and rare item for the enthusiast. Rsv. $750. Est $1,000 $750
229 Lot 229Canada #327DP E/P 3c Queen Elizabeth II Karsh Portrait Die Proof in Carmine Rose, on glossy paper mounted on larger card, alongside a black and white contemporary photograph of the Queen. Very fine and scarce. Rsv. $475. Est $500 $475
236 Lot 236Canada #537i ** 1971 (7c) Maple Leaf in Autumn with Grey Inscriptions Omitted, a mint never hinged sheet margin block of four, very fine and possibly unique. Accompanied by a 2015 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $5,400. Unitrade $16,000 $5,400
239 Lot 239Canada #591a ** 1973 6c Dark Red Lester B. Pearson Printed on Gummed Side, a mint never hinged block of four, very fine and scarce. Accompanied by a 2011 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv. $575. Unitrade $1,000 $575
241 Lot 241Canada #709a ** 1977 4c Hepatica Printed on Gummed Side, a mint never hinged block of four, very fine and a seldom offered modern variety. Rsv. $850. Unitrade $1,600 $850
242 Lot 242Canada #713 var ** 1977 12c Blue and Grey Queen Elizabeth II with Double Paper Variety, a mint never hinged lower left corner block of six, with paper join visible from the front across the top pair, and from the back on the middle pair, very fine. A very rare variety which happens when the printers join one sheet to another and print over-top the joint. Accompanied by a 2020 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $350. Est $350 $350
247 Lot 247Canada #774a ** 1978 14c Christmas Issue with Black Colour Omitted, a mint never hinged single, very fine. Accompanied by a 2012 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv. $675. Unitrade $1,500 $675
248 Lot 248Canada #789d ** 1979 (17c) Queen Elizabeth II with all Black Inscriptions Omitted, Also with Dramatic Misperforation Variety, a mint never hinged lower left corner block of four, with horizontal perforations shifted down by 5mm, a striking variety, very fine. Accompanied by a 2011 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv. $2,700. Unitrade $5,000 $2,700
249 Lot 249Canada #878i ** 1981 17c Antique Mandora Printed on Gum Side and with Gold Inscriptions and Tagging Omitted, a mint never hinged lower right corner plate block of four, very fine (offered with regular to compare). Accompanied by a 1998 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $3,600. Unitrade $9,000 $3,600
255 Lot 255Canada #1155b ** 1988 1c Flying Squirrel Imperforate, a mint never hinged horizontal pair, extremely fine. Rsv. $375. Unitrade $1,000 $375
256 Lot 256Canada #1156a ** 1988 2c Porcupine Imperforate, a mint never hinged horizontal pair, extremely fine. Rsv. $375. Unitrade $1,000 $375
257 Lot 257Canada #1160b ** 1988 10c Skunk Imperforate, a mint never hinged horizontal pair, extremely fine. Rsv. $400. Unitrade $1,000 $400
260 Lot 260Canada #1375a ** 1994 ($1) Court House with Blue Inscriptions Omitted, a mint never hinged upper left corner block of four, very fine, unique and rare with only one pane of 25 reported. Accompanied by a Saskatoon Stamp Centre certificate of authenticity. Rsv. $3,600. Unitrade $9,000 $3,600
261 Lot 261Canada #1441-1442i ** 1992 42c Canada in Space with Missing Hologram Variety, a mint never hinged complete sheet of 20, with all 10 holograms omitted, very fine and scarce, as many of these were cut down. A rare opportunity for the modern variety collector. Accompanied by a 2001 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv. $9,500. Unitrade $25,000 $9,500
265 Lot 265Canada #1764b ** 1998 45c Christmas Issue with Perforation Change of 13.1 x 13.6, a mint never hinged matched set of plate blocks, very fine and scarce. Each corner plate block is accompanied by a 2011 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv. $2,700. Unitrade $10,000 $2,700
270 Lot 270Canada #BK190i ** 1996 45c Greeting Stamps Complete Booklet, with Die Cutting Omitted, a rare and complete booklet, with only two known remaining which were not cut up, from the six that were ever found. A very rare major modern variety. Rsv. $2,000. Unitrade $5,000 $2,000
278 Lot 278Canada #CL25a, d */** 1927 Patricia Airways with Type B 5c Overprint in Red, Descending, with Variety, a mint pane of 8, with position 7 showing the malformed “o” of Lookout variety. Very fine with three NH stamps including the variety. Rsv. $375. Unitrade $950 $375
280 Lot 280Canada #CL2/CL52 */** Collection of Semi Official Airmail Mint Issues, with 37 stamps or items, including many varieties, etc. We note better items such as CLP3 (no gum), CL2 (lightly hinged pane of 2), CL3 (NH), CL9b (never hinged tête-bêche pair), CL10 (NH), CL10b (NH), CL19 (hinged, crease), CL49 (lightly hinged), and more. A nice collection, all pages are scanned online. Rsv. $1,000. Unitrade $4,300 $1,000
281 Lot 281Canada #E5a ** 1932 20c Henna Brown Special Delivery Imperforate, a mint never hinged vertical pair, fresh and extremely fine, with only 75 pairs known. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $850. Unitrade $1,600 $850
288 Lot 288Canada #J11a ** 1934 1c Dark Violet Postage Due Imperforate, a mint never hinged left marginal horizontal pair, fresh and extremely fine. Only 100 pairs known. Rsv. $450. Unitrade $1,000 $450
289 Lot 289Canada #J17 ** 1935 4c Dark Violet Postage Due with Dramatic Misperforation Error, a mint never hinged upper left corner plate block of 21, all horizontal perforations shifted up by 10mm, ending up in the middle of each stamp, fresh and very fine. Ex Stan Lum. Rsv. $1,700. Est $2,000 $1,700
296 Lot 296Canada O Collection of Used 4-Hole O.H.M.S. Perfins, on specialized pages, with many varieties, types, blocks, etc. We note several higher value items, a great collection for the specialist. Also includes some price lists, an older catalogue and some unsorted issues. Rsv. $375. Unitrade $1,235 $375
313 Lot 313British Columbia & Vancouver Island   5c Queen Victoria Sperati Reproduction, a high quality reproduction printed in orange vermilion on thin crisp paper, very fine and ideal for the specialist. Rsv. $300. Est $300 $300
314 Lot 314British Columbia & Vancouver Island #2 ** 1860 2½d Dull Rose Queen Victoria, Perforated 14, a rare mint block of four with full original gum, top pair lightly hinged, bottom pair never hinged, fine and fresh. Ex. Dale Lichtenstein and accompanied by a 2004 David Brandon certificate. Rsv. $2,200. Unitrade $2,800 $2,200
317 Lot 317British Columbia & Vancouver Island #18 * 1869 $1 on 3d Green Seal of British Columbia Surcharge, Perforated 12½, mint with full original gum, fine. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,100. Unitrade $3,600 $1,100
321 Lot 321Nova Scotia #11P E/P 8½c Queen Victoria Proof from the Trade Sample Sheet, in Violet, on wove paper, with large margins, tiny mark on Queen’s cheek, still very fine. Rsv. $80. Est $100 $80
325 Lot 325Newfoundland #2 O 1857 2d Scarlet Vermilion Heraldic Imperforate, a used horizontal pair with light grid cancels, the pair has deep, rich colour and margins touching to well clear, fine. A great rarity, and one of only two known used pairs. Accompanied by a 2009 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Rsv. $6,400. Unitrade $12,000 $6,400
327 Lot 327Newfoundland #7 * 1857 8½d Scarlet Heraldic Imperforate, mint with hinged original gum and four large and even margins, very fine. Accompanied by a 2016 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $4,600. Unitrade $12,000 $4,600
328 Lot 328Newfoundland #8 */** 1857 8d Scarlet Heraldic Imperforate, a very rare full sheet of 20, mint with full original gum, with vibrant colour and all stamps very fine. There is a horizontal fold in the middle margin, and three stamps are lightly hinged (also hinged in margin at top). A world rarity, ex. Sir Gawaine Baillie. Rsv. $17,000. Unitrade $27,000 $17,000
330 Lot 330Newfoundland #11A ** 1860 3d Green Heraldic Imperforate, Unwatermarked, a mint never hinged corner block of 24, with large sheet margins on two sides and fresh colour. There are a few minor natural wrinkles and there is a crease in the largest margin, well away from the stamps. A very fine and remarkable block. Rsv. $4,400. Unitrade $8,640 $4,400
374 Lot 374Newfoundland #C10a ** 1931 50c Green Airplane and Packet Ship, Watermarked Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between, mint never hinged, from right of sheet, very fine. A fresh and rare item, and the first we have offered. Accompanied by a 2018 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,150. Unitrade $2,700 $1,150
377 Lot 377Newfoundland ** 1930-31 Maritime & Newfoundland Airways Imperforate, a mint never hinged sheet of 25, scarce and very fine. Rsv. $225. Est $250 $225
379 Lot 379Newfoundland #RTE2 E/P 1922 2c Red King George V Engraved Revenue Trial Essay Imperforate, an upper left corner block of six, ungummed as issued, very fine. Catalogue value is for six singles only. Rsv. $1,200. Walsh$1,700 $1,200
390 Lot 390Great Britain #4 O 1841 2d Blue Queen Victoria Imperforate, a collection of 114 used stamps, including 96 singles, 6 pairs and 2 strips of 3. We note a good range of shades from pale blue to deep blue, many have cancel interest including Maltese Cross, numerals, etc. Margins vary, with many cut into, still many are fine or better, a great lot for the specialist or for study. Rsv. $1,150. Scott U$11,140 $1,150
413 Lot 413Somaliland Protectorate #O13aS * 1904 2a Red Violet and Dull Violet King Edward VII Overprinted O.H.M S. (no period after M) Official with SPECIMEN Overprint, Watermark Crown and CA, mint lightly hinged, with a light gum bend and fresh colour, very fine. This stamp without its “SPECIMEN” overprint catalogues $3,250. Rsv. $325. Est $350 $325
418 Lot 418Cameroun #356 ** 1962 6d on 25fr Reunification Surcharge, a mint never hinged complete sheet, with dated corner (DEC.1.1961) and “guiochis” on right and left, very rare and very fine. Rsv. $675. Scott U$4,375 $675
424 Lot 424Colombia E/P 1941 $1 to $50 Fondo de Castro-Ley Group of 18 Large Die Proofs, each mounted on a larger card, some have protective plastic flaps. We note colour trial proofs, progressive proofs, unfinished proofs, etc. Very fine and rare, all scanned online. Rsv. $750. Est $750 $750
425 Lot 425CuracaoCB13DP-CB20DP E/P 1944 10c to 50c Princess Juliana Red Cross Set of Large Die Proofs, with 8 different, each on India paper die-sunk on card (153 x 227 mm), with die numbers. Very fine and rare, all scanned online. Rsv. $1,200. Est $1,200 $1,200
439 Lot 439Italy #170 var O 1923 5l Alessandro Manzoni with Inverted Crowns Watermark, used (with a genuine, but “posthumous” cancel), also showing part of the sheet margin double-lined letters watermark, very fine. A rare stamp, unlisted in Scott, Sassone and C.E.I., Scott values a regular used stamp at $3,950. Accompanied by a 2012 Sergio Sismondo certificate. Rsv. $200. Est $300 $200
440 Lot 440Italian Offices ** 1943 1l Violet Julius Caesar with Occupation of Montenegro Overprint “SMRT / FASISNMU” in Red, a mint never hinged sheet margin block of 10, very fine. Italian Specialized catalogue value of €30,000 (C$46,363). Accompanied by a 2006 Raybaudi (Rome) certificate. Rsv. $3,500. Est $3,500 $3,500
445 Lot 445Poland #830 ** 1958 50z Dark Blue Stagecoach Souvenir Sheet Printed on Silk, a group of 7 mint never hinged, all very fine and fresh. Rsv. $225. Scott U$945 $225
450 Lot 450United States   1845 5c Washington Postmaster’s Provisional Sperati Forgery, a rare stamp with four large margins and “ACM” initials in red, tied to small piece by two forged “PAID” cancels in red plus small “Copie” handstamp (with second strike on back). The piece is also signed “Jean de Sperati” in pencil on back. There is a small thin (seen from back) still a rare and lovely example of this master forger’s best work. Accompanied by a 2020 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Rsv. $600. Est $600 $600
457 Lot 457United States #2T1-2T4 ** 1888 Atlantic Telegraph Co. Complete Remainders Booklet, containing 4 panes of the 1c, 6 panes of the 5c, 5 panes of the 10c and 4 panes of the 25c, plus all the inter-leaving. Very fine and scarce as a complete booklet. Rsv. $275. Est $275 $275
459 Lot 459Venezuela E/P 1955-59 Set of Professional Accident Revenue Die Proofs, with seven different coloured die proofs, showing the die number just above the design, each affixed to seven large printer’s index cards. Printed by the American Bank Note Company, the cards have many markings including “INDEX COPY” as well as die numbers, etc. A rare group, all scanned online. Rsv. $180. Est $250 $180
460 Lot 460North Vietnam #20-26 ** 1954 40c to 100pi Crown Prince Bao-Long Set, with Brown Gum, with each value in a mint never hinged block of 50, some blocks have separation, very fine. Rsv. $180. Scott U$1,125 $180
461 Lot 461South Vietnam #20-26 ** 1954 40c to 100pi Crown Prince Bao-Long Set, with Brown Gum, with each value in a mint never hinged block of 50, very fine. Rsv. $180. Scott U$1,125 $180
612 Lot 612Canada #CL5 Cvr Group of 6 Covers Franked with CL5, all mailed between AUG.10.1925 to SEP.2.1925to or from Rouyn Lake and Haileybury, all but one have the semi-official on front, very fine. Rsv. $375. Unitrade $1,050 $375
613 Lot 613Canada #CL6 Cvr 1926 Jack Elliot Unofficial Essay on Cover, mailed Kitchener on MAR.2 to Red Lake through Rolling Portage (MAR.6 broken circle on front), franked with an unofficial essay of CL6, covered with the issued stamp, both tied by a blue Kenora (Red Lake) oval dated MAR.6. Few small wrinkles, etc, still overall very fine and scarce. Rsv. $200. Unitrade $500 $200
622 Lot 622Canada #CLP7 Cvr 1928 Cover Flown Moose Jaw to Winnipeg, mailed at Moose Jaw on AUG.17 (machine ties 2c Fathers of Confederation) with red pen endorsement “Special Air Mail Flight to Winnipeg Aug 17 / 28”, with Montreal AUG.17 transit duplex on back, alongside Moose Jaw Flying Club semi-official label. Very fine and accompanied by a 1994 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $2,200. Unitrade $3,500 $2,200
668 Lot 668British Columbia & Vancouver Island Cvr Ca. 1873 Wells, Fargo & Co. Franked Envelope to San Francisco, mailed from Victoria on JUN 23, with a 3c orange Small Queen tied by a neat Wells Fargo / Victoria oval datestamp in violet. An unusually clean and very fine example of an early British Columbia cover. Ex. Frank Laycock and George Hicks. Rsv. $650. Est $650 $650
737 Lot 737Newfoundland #C3h Cvr 1921 35c Red Halifax Airmail Stamp on Cover, mailed from St John’s on NOV.22.1921 to Philadelphia, with Halifax slogan machine on back dated FEB.4.1922, the cover is franked with a # C3h (1½mm between “Air” and “Mail” plus period after “1921”), very fine. Rsv. $150. Unitrade $400 $150
905 Lot 905Canada #1a/302 O/*/** Very Valuable Collection of Better Mint and Used, 1851-1951, as received, the early material is on black stock pages, then on album pages to the end. A powerful collection which starts off with strong Pence issues, with #s 1a, 2b, 4 (x3), 5d, 7 (unused), 7a, 8 (x2), 9, 10 (with VGG cert), 11 (x2), 12, 13 (with VGG cert), then a good showing of used and unused First Cents including shades, such as a #16 (with PSAG cert), unused #s 14, 15, 17b, 20. Starting with the Large Queens and on to the end, stamps are mostly mint, hinged or no gum at first, changing to mostly never hinged later. We note 22 Large Queens ( #33 is used) with shades and many thin papers, Small Queens show 34 mint stamps to the 50c, with some early shades, complete Leafs and Numerals with duplication, Jubilees are complete to the $5 (missing $3 and $4), with duplication (28 stamps in all), complete Admirals (with War Tax, coils, blocks, etc.), Edwards, Québecs, and pretty much complete to the end, with some duplication such as the 50c Bluenose (x3), $1 Parliament (x2), $1 Cavell (x3), and more, including some back of the book such as a complete set of airmails, etc. A wonderful opportunity for the eBay seller, we have conservatively counted the catalogue value, for example, all the early mint was counted as having no gum, all the later mint was counted as being hinged (even though there are many NH throughout), so the actual catalogue value will be higher. There are faults on some of the early issues, especially on the expensive items, but the overall collection is fine to very fine. We have scanned every page online. Rsv. $12,000. Scott U$118,000 $12,000
908 Lot 908Canada #4- O/*/** Old Time Auction Cards with Better Early Material, 19 auction cards, each containing one or more stamps, mostly all better stamps, including a very fine used #4, rest are mint (many hinged, a few NH), including $1 Jubilee, $1 Cavell, $1 Parliament, $1 Ramezay, $1 Destroyer, $1 Champlain, $1 Admiral, 1c to 3c Admiral imperforate pair set, 8c Registration (one used and one mint), 7c Québec, airmail and special delivery issues, $1 Ferry overprinted G, 50c Oil Fields overprinted G and dozens more similar. Nice quality group. Rsv. $750. Scott U$4,049 $750
911 Lot 911Canada #4/666 O/* Extensive and Valuable Mostly Mint Collection of Canada, 1852-1976, on Minkus pages in black or clear mounts and left intact by us, loaded with better valuable and interesting material. The collection starts with a #2 plate proof (not included in catalogue value), used #4 (x2), 5 and 7, then a mix of mint and used through the Cents issue, then mint only to the end starting with a complete basic set of Large Queens and continuing through the Small Queens, Jubilees, Leaf, Numerals and Edwards, featuring never hinged panes of both BK #1 and BK #2, five pages of Admirals (we note many shades and examples of lathework) then appears complete through 1976. The collection is enhanced by many additional items such as all booklet panes and coils (singles and many pairs) from Admirals through Elizabethan, 1927 issues in imperforate-between vertical pairs, an imperforate pair of #146, and a fine Bluenose. Back of the book is strong in the period, with complete air mails and special delivery including two E3, plus F1-F3, the first three dues sets, a set of War Tax with coil singles and pairs for almost all, and what appears to be complete overprinted officials. Not counted in the catalogue value are a few early stamps with major faults and all the material after the mid-1950s, which has good catalogue value The Elizabethan era has stronger than usual representation of plate blocks, miniature panes and tagged stamps. We noted a few reperforated Large Queens and a few larger hinge remnants, etc. otherwise the condition is overall fine or better. This is a a great opportunity to enhance one’s own collection, or to acquire a large amount of good and useful material for the reseller. See scans online. Rsv. $9,500. Scott U$68,832 $9,500
912 Lot 912Canada #4d/103 O/*/** Collection of Early Mint and Used on Scott Pages, 1852 to 1908, a nice collection starting with used 4d, 5, 8, 12 (not counted), 14 (XF), 15, 17-20 (mostly very fine), nice selection of 10 different used Large Queens including a 30c (thin), a mint #23 (OG), an unused 27, the Small Queens are well represented with a mostly very fine basic set with early printings and an unused XF pair of 41b, Jubilees mint to the $1 plus a mint 3c LR corner block, complete mint Leafs and Numerals with extras, complete mint Edwards (mostly very fine), complete mint Québecs, two different mint Maps and a 3c Confederation. Also included but not counted in the CV is an unused 10c brown Nesbitt envelope plus 4 pages of unused stationery cut squares from Nesbitt to KGV. A very clean collection with good quality stamps (a few faults are noted on the pages, see scans), with many very fine or better stamps, all pages scanned online. Rsv. $2,200. Scott U$17,941 $2,200
923 Lot 923Canada #21/302 O/*/** Mint and Used Quality Collection, all in Mounts on Scott Pages, 1868 to 1951, this collection was assembled with quality as the first criteria. It starts with a basic set of the Large Queens, Small Queens are present with Ottawa and Montreal printings, Jubilees complete mint to the $5 (missing only the $2 and $4), also complete mint QV Leafs and Numerals, mint Edwards only missing the 2c, complete mint Québecs, complete mint Admirals with coil singles, then about 50% complete to the end, with many high values and close to complete sets. The majority of the stamps in this collection are very fine centered, and there is a large amount of never hinged. Just a few items that stood out include #s 23 (xf), 38 (xf jumbo), 40 (xf), 43 (xf jumbo), 61 (xf), 63 just VF and fresh), 65 fine-very fine and fresh), 83-84 (vf), 95 (vf) and so on. Also includes some back of the book, and not included in the catalogue value are a page of revenues and a scattering of Provinces stamps. A great collection to part out or to use as a strong basis for continuation. All pages scanned online. Should almost certainly sell for more than our starting price. Rsv. $3,000. Scott U$20,582 $3,000
929 Lot 929Canada #50- */** Lovely and Valuable Mint Canada Collection in a Scott Album, 1897 with all stamps neatly displayed in black mounts on quadrille pages. This is one of the nicer collections of this type we have seen recently, and includes many better material throughout. The collection starts off with a good selection of Jubilees, including shades, a $5 (with re-entry), $3 (with hr), 50c (x2), 20c (x6 including W-O variety and two pos. 15 re-entries), etc. Complete Leaf set (2c is NH and so if the 10c #73ii), complete Numerals with many shades and papers, as well as some NH, a page with 11x 2c Maps (shades), page of 2c on 3c Provisional surcharges with varieties, two pages of Edwards with many shades, papers, an imperforate block and some NH. A complete Québec set includes VFNH 7c and 15c, hairlines and re-entries. The 23 page Admirals section is particularly strong, with many papers, shades, varieties, coil pairs, imperforates, booklet panes, many NH stamps, etc. The Scroll issue is complete and includes coil jump strips of 4, booklet panes, an extra NH Bluenose, a NH $1 Parliament, as well as a set of 1c to 5c imperforate pairs. The Arch issue is equally impressive, with a basic set, plus different dies, re-entries in blocks, coil pairs and singles, line-coil strips of 4 with “cockeyed King” varieties, complete Medallions with coil pairs and booklet panes, and basically complete up to the Centennials, noting items of interest such as 217P-222P, all the coils in pairs , all the booklet panes, many mini-panes and more. The Centennials are on 43 pages and cover the whole range of material, with tagging, papers, booklet panes, plate blocks, precancels, etc. The back of the book follows tradition in that it is equally strong. with complete airmails, special delivery (incl. three E1 shades), an impressive page of 2c to 8c registration stamps, including an F2b with PF certificate, complete postage dues, complete Admiral War Tax including dies, some revenues, Officially Sealed issues and Officials including perfins and complete G and OHMS overprints with varieties, etc. A very impressive collection which would require viewing to better appreciate its huge catalogue value and quality, see online scans for just a sample. Should be worth much more than our low starting prce. Rsv. $6,500. Est $10,000 $6,500
936 Lot 936Canada #77b-254a */** Valuable Collection of Mint Booklet Panes, starts with a 2c Numeral (hinged, stamps very fine centered, with a bit of separation), 2c Edward (with interleaving stuck to back, fine), 1c yellow Admiral (four panes of 4 and six panes of 6), 1c green (six panes of 6), 2c carmine (seven panes of 6), 2c green (three panes of 4 and one pane of 6), 3c carmine (two panes of 4), 3c brown (two panes of 4), 1c yellow Scroll (two panes of 6), 2c green Scroll (two panes of 6), 5c purple Scroll (one pane of 6), 1c green Arch (two panes of 4 and five panes of 6), 2c green Arch (five panes of 6), 2c carmine Arch (seven panes of 6), 2c brown Arch (two panes of 4, two panes of 6), 3c carmine Arch (one pane of 4), 1c Medallion (three panes of six and four panes of 4), 2c Medallion (two panes of 6 and two panes of 4), 3c Medallion (two panes of 4), 1c Pictorial (three panes of 6 and one pane of 4), 2c Pictorial (three panes of 6 and one pane of 4), 3c Pictorial (four panes of 4). Also includes three pages full of Mufti and other KGVI panes. We note four Arch panes with plate inscriptions in margin. There are notes in the page margins as per papers, gums, shades, etc, all counted as cheapest shade and as all hinged, although there are some NH scattered throughout. Overall fine to very fine, all pages scanned online. Rsv. $1,000. Scott U$9,070 $1,000
963 Lot 963Canada O/*/** Valuable Collection of Special Delivery Issues, includes mint and used singles, covers, mint or used blocks of four, and many plate blocks. Note a mint block of four of E1, #3 plate blocks, etc. Nice quality collection, catalogue does not take plate block premiums into account. All pages scanned online. Rsv. $400. Scott U$2,729 $400
975 Lot 975British North America O/*/** New Brunswick Collection on Two Lindner Pages, starts off with a rebacked used #1, a piece with a pair and a half of #1, a piece with a #1 bisect next to a #2 both tied to each other and to the piece by NB oval #8 grids in blue (RF 5), a used #4 with small or no margins and a nick at top, a 5c Connell proof, a large group of mint Cents issues (1c to 17c with shades, some no gum, some NH and some hinged), an XF used block of the 2c as well as a handful of used issues to the 17c. A nice selection, with the odd fault, still overall fine or better with a high catalogue value. Rsv. $2,000. Est $2,000 $2,000
1051 Lot 1051British Commonwealth ** British Commonwealth Complete 1949 U.P.U. Common Design Issues Collection, mint never hinged, all in mounts on pages, very fine. See scans for a sampling of this collection. Rsv. $170. Scott U$453 $170
1109 Lot 1109Denmark ** Denmark Box of Complete Booklets, all catalogued as per Michel catalogue, with #s MH26 (x24), MH26 (x170), MH32 (x15) and MH45 (x6), all very fine. Rsv. $150. Michel €702 $150
1110 Lot 1110Denmark and Faroe ** Denmark and Faroe Box of Complete Booklets, all catalogued as per Michel catalogue, in quantities of between 1 and 46 of each, all very fine. Inventory included. Rsv. $150. Michel €829 $150
1112 Lot 1112Egypt O/* Egypt Specialized Postage Dues Collection on 15 Large Dealer Cards, 1884-1888, with a good representation of the first three postage due issues, with mint and used and includes material not listed in Scott such as a used block of four of J4, three types of J5, a used imperforate J4 single, and more. A rarely offered lot with a high catalogue value and ideal for the specialist, see our online scans. Rsv. $650. Est $750 $650
1127 Lot 1127Finland ** Finland Box of Complete Booklets, all catalogued as per Michel catalogue, from #s 2 to 429, in quantities of between 4 and 10 of each, all very fine. Inventory included. Rsv. $200. Michel €796 $200
1141 Lot 1141France */** France Collection of Mint Precancelled “Coins Datés” (Dated Corners) and Gutter Pairs, all well displayed on album pages, starts with the Sower issue, then goes on with the other various precancels up to the early 1980s. We noted better items such as Yvert #s 46 (1929), 48 (1924), 56 (1926), 63 (1937), 67 (1924), 70 (1935), 71 (1936), 72 (1938), 76, 77, 83, 108 (1954), 114 (1954 and 1956), 115 (1957), 117 (1957), 118, 122 (1959), 146-173, etc. The gutter pairs are mostly all blank, but includes two Blanc issue “Millésimes”. Mix of hinged and never hinged, carefully counted by owner by Yvert & Tellier catalogue at €2,500, see scans for a sampling. Rsv. $450. Yvert €2,500 $450
1211 Lot 1211Gibraltar */** Gibraltar Specialized Collection of Mint 1921-1927 King George V Issues, all in black mounts on quadrille pages, with singles, blocks, three plate number blocks, etc. Includes many shades and Types and many items are ex. Barclay Collection. Majority are also never hinged, based on the sampling of about 20 items. We counted for example 1sh values (x9), 2sh (x2), 4sh (x4) and 8sh (x3). The Scott catalogue value comes to $1,632, not counting the many NH premiums, better shades, plate makings, etc. A mostly very fine and fresh collection. See scans online. Rsv. $750. Est $750 $750
1272 Lot 1272Netherlands ** Netherlands Box of Complete Booklets, 1950s to 1970s, includes Scott #s 346b (x50), 346Cd (x50), 347b (x50), plus 90 other various ones from the same era, with duplication of some. Very fine. Rsv. $275. Scott U$2,300 $275
1307 Lot 1307Sweden ** Sweden Box of Complete Booklets, all catalogued as per Michel catalogue, from #s 8 to 629, in quantities of between 2 and 10 of each, all very fine. Inventory included. Rsv. $250. Michel €1,216 $250