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AUCTION #38 UNSOLDS

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Lot Country & Cat# Symbol Description CDN$
24 Lot 24Canada #8Pi var E/P ½d Queen Victoria Plate Proof in Rose, with Vertical SPECIMEN in Green, with Re-Entry, a lower marginal block of 16 from positions 77-80 / 113-116, showing a strong re-entry in plate position 102 (second stamp of third row), Trimble #10 with strong doubling of the letters “HALF P”. Extremely fine and fresh, with light pencil numbers on back indicating plate positions. Rsv. $1,600. Unitrade CV$4,800 $1,600
25 Lot 25Canada #8 * 1857 ½d Rose Queen Victoria Imperforate, mint with full original gum, lightly hinged. A fresh stamp with large to well clear margins, fine-very fine. Accompanied by a 2018 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,150. Unitrade CV$2,100 $1,150
26 Lot 26Canada #8 * 1857 ½d Rose Queen Victoria Imperforate, mint with full original gum, very lightly hinged. A visually pleasing stamp with bright colour, fine-very fine. Accompanied by a 2021 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,100. Unitrade CV$2,100 $1,100
27 Lot 27Canada #8 O 1857 ½d Rose Queen Victoria Imperforate, used with large part APR.16.1858 (year slugs inverted) c.d.s. from Straffordville (scarce thus). A lovely example with four large margins, very fine. Accompanied by certificates from the Greene Foundation (2008) and the Philatelic Foundation (2001). Rsv. $800. Unitrade CV$1,000 $800
32 Lot 32Canada #9P, ii,iv E/P 7½d Queen Victoria Plate Proof in Green, a full sheet of 120 on India paper, showing the major re-entry in position 7, as well as the misplaced entries in positions 47 and 83. Part of the plate imprints can be seen at bottom, which are clearly doubled in places. The sheet has been folded horizontally (in the margin between rows 5 and 6), there is a tear on position 95 stamp and a few creases here and there, still a lovely and rare proof sheet. Rsv. $14,000. Unitrade CV$42,000 $14,000
34 Lot 34Canada #11 O 1858 ½d Rose Queen Victoria, Perforated 11¾, a remarkable looking recreated block of 20, with each stamp cancelled by pen. The block was created by using three very fine and intact stamps (middle of bottom row, these alone catalogue $3,000), to which are attached other stamps with faults, and the rest of the missing areas were created digitally on a plastic overlay. The end result is a very rare large block, almost unseen in the Pence era. Ex Daniel Cantor. Rsv. $3,200. Estimate $3,500 $3,200
44 Lot 44Canada #17TCi E/P 10c Consort Plate Proof in Brownish Purple, a lower marginal block of 12, on card-mounted India paper, extremely fine and fresh. Rsv. $1,200. Unitrade CV$3,300 $1,200
55 Lot 55Canada #21, iii, iv */** 1868 ½c Black Large Queen with Varieties, a lovely mint block of 20 (plate positions 41-45 / 71-75), with full original gum on all stamps, with only three stamps being hinged (a few others with light disturbance). This remarkable block shows the “White Chignon” variety on three stamps and the “Spur” variety on all stamps in the three center columns. The block has been folded along the margin between the first and second rows, and is fine and quite fresh. A great item for the specialist. Rsv. $1,800. Estimate $2,500 $1,800
58 Lot 58Canada #22 */** 1868 1c Brown Red Large Queen, a mint block of 12 with full original gum and all stamps are never hinged except for two at the bottom centre, which are lightly hinged. Quite a fresh block which has never been folded and shows well centered stamps and good colour. Needless to say that this is a major Large Queen rarity, especially with its full original gum and so many never hinged original gum stamps. Accompanied by a 2021 Greene Foundation certificate which states “tiny black specks on lower left copy” and “missing perforation tips on a few stamps occurred during production process”. These two insignificant points in no way deter from the great rarity of this block. Rsv. $29,000. Unitrade CV$44,000 $29,000
64 Lot 64Canada #24 * 1868 2c Green Large Queen, a mint block of four with full original gum on all stamps, lightly hinged, with fresh colour and nicely centered, very fine. Accompanied by a 2016 Greene Foundation certificate. Ex S.J. Menich (1997). Rsv. $3,600. Unitrade CV$11,200 $3,600
67 Lot 67Canada #24b (*) 1868 2c Deep Green Large Queen on Thin Paper, unused (no gum), with characteristic deep colour for this printing, very well centered and extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2020 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $800. Unitrade CV$1,400 $800
72 Lot 72Canada #25b (*) 1868 3c Red Large Queen on Thin Paper, unused (no gum), very well centered on clean white paper, very fine. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,100. Unitrade CV$3,250 $1,100
79 Lot 79Canada #28 * 1868 12½c Deep Blue Large Queen, a mint block of four with full original gum, moderately hinged at top and lightly hinged at bottom. A remarkably fresh block with deep rich colour and fine impression, with hinge reinforcement between two right stamps, fine. Accompanied by a 2015 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,300. Unitrade CV$4,800 $1,300
80 Lot 80Canada #28 * 1868 12½c Blue Large Queen, mint with full original hinged gum, a well centered stamp with large margins which is remarkably fresh, very fine. A lovely stamp in all respects. Accompanied by a 2017 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,350. Unitrade CV$2,800 $1,350
85 Lot 85Canada #29b * 1868 15c Red Lilac Large Queen, a mint block of four with full original hinged gum, fine. Few blocks of this shade remain. Accompanied by a 2019 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv $1,100. Unitrade CV$4,800 $1,100
88 Lot 88Canada #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, overall fine. Accompanied by a 2013 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $3,600. Unitrade CV$10,000 $3,600
105 Lot 105Canada #37e */** 1873 3c Orange Red Small Queen, Perforated 11½ x 12, a mint block of four with full original gum on all stamps, three are never hinged, top right is very lightly hinged. A fresh and fine block. Accompanied by a 2016 Greene Foundation certificate. Ex Ted Nixon. Rsv. $750. Unitrade CV$1,700 $750
139 Lot 139Canada #57 ** 1897 10c Brown Violet Jubilee, a mint never hinged block of four, with bright colour, fresh and very fine. Accompanied by a 2015 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $900. Unitrade CV$2,250 $900
140 Lot 140Canada #57 ** 1897 10c Brown Violet Jubilee, mint never hinged, well centered and fresh, very fine. Accompanied by a 2021 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $450. Unitrade CV$750 $450
147 Lot 147Canada #65 ** 1897 $5 Olive Green Jubilee, a mint never hinged sheet margin single, with fresh colour and large margins, with a tiny natural inclusion on gum (not mentioned in certificate and only mentioned by us for strict accuracy), very fine. Accompanied by a 2015 Greene Foundation certificate indicating “light vertical gum bend” which in our opinion is harsh. A very nice stamp. Rsv. $4,000. Unitrade CV$6,000 $4,000
157 Lot 157Canada #70 ** 1897 5c Dark Blue Queen Victoria Leaf, mint never hinged, fine-very fine and fresh. Accompanied by a 2021 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $375. Unitrade CV$440 $375
159 Lot 159Canada #70, 70ii ** 1897 5c Dark Blue Queen Victoria Leaf with Plate Scratch, a mint never hinged block of four with full original gum. The stamps are extremely well centered and fresh, and the lower left stamp has an easily visible guide dot and scratch at lower left, as listed in Unitrade for position 91. A lovely block in all respects, rarely seen so nice especially with this sought after listed variety, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $3,000. Unitrade CV$5,850 $3,000
160 Lot 160Canada #71 ** 1897 6c Brown Queen Victoria Leaf, mint with never hinged perfect gum, deep colour and large margins, very fine. Accompanied by a 2021 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $450. Unitrade CV$600 $450
165 Lot 165Canada E/P 15c Queen Victoria Numeral Die Essay in Slate Grey, in stamp size on card-mounted India paper, fine. Ex the American Bank Note Company sale in 1990, lot 1820 and listed in Minuse and Pratt as #E-2. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. A rare essay which is easily worth our opening price. Rsv. $750. Estimate $800 $750
178 Lot 178Canada #79 * 1899 5c Blue Queen Victoria Numeral on Bluish Paper, a mint plate block of six which is lightly hinged and shows a full plate 3 inscription at top, quite fresh with a small thin on the upper right stamp, else overall very fine. As a reference, the six singles catalogue $2,100 alone. Rsv. $850. Estimate $850 $850
187 Lot 187Canada #84 ** 1900 20c Olive Green Queen Victoria Numeral, a mint never hinged upper right corner sheet margin single, with pristine gum, large margins and very fresh. Seldom seen so nice, an extremely fine stamp. Accompanied by a 2020 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $2,800. Unitrade CV$3,000 $2,800
206 Lot 206Canada #90e ** 1903 2c Carmine King Edward VII, Type I, Wet Printing, a mint never hinged upper left corner block of four, with all stamps very well centered and only a light natural gum bend on the upper right stamp, very fine and fresh. A remarkable block of this scarcer printing. Accompanied by a 2018 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,100. Unitrade CV$2,800 $1,100
215 Lot 215Canada #92iii ** 1903 7c Straw King Edward VII, mint never hinged, quite fresh and fine-very fine. Accompanied by a 2021 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $325. Unitrade CV$570 $325
258 Lot 258Canada #111 ** 1914 5c Dark Blue Admiral, a mint never hinged sheet margin single with deep rich colour, pristine gum and quite fresh. A lovely and very fine stamp which is accompanied by a 2007 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv. $450. Unitrade CV$900 $450
268 Lot 268Canada #114, 114v ** 1924 7c Red Brown Admiral, Dry Printing, a remarkable mint block of 15, with all stamps being pristine and never hinged, plus four stamps showing the variety “diagonal line in N of CENTS”, very fine and scarce as a large multiple. Accompanied by a 2012 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Ex Dr. Watt. Rsv. $950. Unitrade CV$2,955 $950
276 Lot 276Canada #118 ** 1925 10c Bistre Brown Admiral, Dry Printing, a mint never hinged block of four with all stamps being quite fresh and well centered, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2009 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv. $400. Unitrade CV$720 $400
294 Lot 294Canada #123/134 */**/Cvr Powerful Collection of Mint Admiral Coil Issues, all written-up on 22 album/exhibit pages plus three stock pages. Quite an advanced collection with a little of everything including 21 covers, pairs, strips of four, a good number of start or end strips, a pair and a strip of three of the 2c carmine experimental coil (signed by J.N. Sissons), paste-up pairs, blocks of four of the 1c, block of 15 of the 2c, a “shilling mark” on a 1c perf 12 horizontally pair (131vii), and more. The majority of the stamps are mint, and we noted only very few used. All pages are scanned online, well worth our estimate. Rsv. $1,300. Estimate $2,000 $1,300
298 Lot 298Canada #130a */** 1924 3c Carmine Admiral Part Perforate Coil Block, Wet Printing with Trace Lathework D, a mint block of four from bottom of sheet, with top two stamps hinged, bottom two never hinged, showing a trace (as all are) of lathework D, very fine. Accompanied by a 2020 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate, and catalogue value is for two singles. Rsv. $1,150. Unitrade CV$3,600 $1,150
333 Lot 333Canada #149d-159b ** 1929 1c to $1 King George V Scroll Set, Imperforate Vertically, all in mint never hinged horizontal pairs, all but the Bluenose have sheet margins, a fresh and extremely fine set. Rsv. $1,800. Unitrade CV$5,325 $1,800
342 Lot 342Canada #176a ** 1930 50c Grand Pré Imperforate, a mint never hinged vertical pair with immaculate gum and very fine centered among large margins, very fine. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. A scarce stamp, with only 75 pairs produced. Rsv. $1,300. Unitrade CV$2,500 $1,300
350 Lot 350Canada #211a-216a */** 1935 1c to 13 Silver Jubilee Set, Imperforate, with each value in a mint sheet margin pair. The four lower values are never hinged, others lightly hinged. A fresh and very fine set. Rsv. $1,500. Unitrade CV$3,275 $1,500
352 Lot 352Canada #241P-245P E/P 1938 10c to $1 Pictorial Issue Set of Plate Proofs, with all values in sheet margin pairs, on card-mounted India paper, extremely fine. Rsv. $375. Unitrade CV$1,200 $375
371 Lot 371Canada #742ii ** 1977 12c Christmas Issue with Major Perforation Variety, a mint never hinged lower left corner vertical block of 10, missing the entire left side of the comb perforations. A striking variety, with a small perf fault at top left, still very fine and striking. Rsv. $750. Unitrade CV$3,150 $750
460 Lot 460Canada #CL13TCP E/P 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. $2,500. Unitrade CV$9,000 $2,500
461 Lot 461Canada #CL13Pi E/P 1926 (25c) Patricia Airways and Exploration Ltd. Imperforate Proof in Green Only, a pane of 8 on fully gummed, never hinged yellow paper, the so-called “Style 2” showing no airplanes or other marginal / route information which would have been printed in red. There is a small thin at left of “AKE”, still an exceedingly rare and visually impressive pane. Rsv. $4,000. Unitrade CV$9,500 $4,000
462 Lot 462Canada #CL13Pii var E/P 1926 (25c) Patricia Airways and Exploration Ltd. Part Imperforate Proof in Green Only, a pane of 8 on fully gummed, never hinged off-white paper, with the top pair perforated horizontally, rest of the stamps are imperforate. The pane is printed in green only, therefore missing the airplane, route and marginal inscriptions that ended up being printed in red in the issued stamps. An incredibly rare and unusual item, worthy of the best semi-official collections. Rsv. $3,200. Estimate $3,500 $3,200
463 Lot 463Canada #CL13Pxiv var (*) 1926 (25c) Patricia Airways and Exploration Ltd. Imperforate Proof with Doubling of All Red Inscriptions, on ungummed white paper, with green frameline and red aircraft, showing a dramatic doubling of all red inscriptions including the airplanes and margin inscription at right. From the unique pane of 8, with a negligible corner crease in upper right corner, still very rare. Rsv. $2,800. Estimate $3,000 $2,800
464 Lot 464Canada #CL13 var ** 1926 (25c) Patricia Airways and Exploration Ltd. Imperforate, a full pane of eight, with never hinged gum and RED LAKE, etc. 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. $2,900. Estimate $3,000 $2,900
465 Lot 465Canada #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. $2,600. Estimate $3,000 $2,600
466 Lot 466Canada #CL23Pa E/P 1926 (50c) Patricia Airways and Exploration Ltd. Imperforate Proof with Green Frame, and inscriptions at sides, but no airplane or route information, on never hinged gummed yellow paper. Light corner bend lower left and crease in margin at right, still a very rare proof pane. Rsv. $1,800. Unitrade CV$6,500 $1,800
467 Lot 467Canada #CL43Pb E/P 1926 (50c) Patricia Airways and Exploration Ltd. Imperforate Group of Three Different Imperforate Trial Colour Proof Panes, each is printed in black on buff coloured paper, showing a progression of the side inscriptions, with three different varieties of the lettering, etc. All three have previously been folded, affecting a few of the stamps, and there are edge faults that could easily be trimmed off, still very rare and desirable. Rsv. $6,400. Unitrade CV$19,500 $6,400
468 Lot 468Canada #CL52E E/P 1932 Canadian Airways Ltd. Unadopted Surcharge Overprint Essay in Violet, a mint never hinged vertical pair with sheet margin at top. The gum has very light fingerprints and the top stamp has a light paperclip indentation, still a rarely offered and desirable essay. Rsv. $1,800. Unitrade CV$2,500 $1,800
469 Lot 469Canada #E1TCDP E/P 10c Special Delivery Trial Colour 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. $2,000. Estimate $2,000 $2,000
471 Lot 471Canada #E6TCDP 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. $850. Estimate $1,000 $850
472 Lot 472Canada #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. $1,200. Estimate $1,500 $1,200
473 Lot 473Canada #E10a ** 1942 10c Green Special Delivery Imperforate, a mint never hinged right sheet margin block of four, with small “HHH” owner’s handstamp (Henry H. Hopkins) on back of each stamp. Very fine. Rsv. $1,300. Unitrade CV$2,400 $1,300
475 Lot 475Canada #F1 ** 1880s 2c Orange Registration, a mint never hinged block of six with full original gum, with top selvedge showing most of the plate imprint plus inverted “B”. The stamps are generally fine centered, and one stamp has a natural spot of missing gum, still a scarce imprint multiple. Rsv. $650. Estimate $750 $650
476 Lot 476Canada #F1b ** 1888 2c Rose Carmine Registration, mint never hinged, with full original gum. The stamp has four large margins and is fresh, with only two natural microscopic gum specks (mentioned only for the very fussy), a very fine and lovely stamp. Accompanied by a 1986 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $950. Unitrade CV$1,500 $950
480 Lot 480Canada #J2 O 1916 2c Violet Postage Due on Regular Paper with Full Type A Lathework, used with light cancel, fine. A rare and unlisted (as used) lathework item, catalogue value is for mint. Rsv. $180. Unitrade CV$1,250 $180
481 Lot 481Canada #J2a ** 1916 2c Violet Postage Due on Thin Paper with Full Type D Lathework, a mint never hinged horizontal pair with lathework at left, very fine and scarce. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $600. Unitrade CV$2,400 $600
482 Lot 482Canada #J12 ** 1933 2c Dark Violet Third Postage Due Issue, a mint never hinged lower left corner plate block of 50 which has never been folded and is quite fresh, very fine and scarce. Rsv. $275. Unitrade CV$1,560 $275
517 Lot 517British Columbia & Vancouver Island #3 O 1865 5c Rose Queen Victoria Imperforate, used with a pen cancel, four large margins (for issue) showing part of next stamp at right, very fine. Accompanied by a 1973 Philatelic Foundation certificate, ex William Gross. A very nice example of this rare stamp. Rsv. $5,200. Unitrade CV$15,000 $5,200
519 Lot 519British Columbia & Vancouver Island #7P E/P 1865 3d Seal of British Columbia Imprimatur, in Blue, Watermarked Crown and CC, unused (no gum), on thinner (.0025 in.) paper, with all margins clear to well clear. An extremely rare item for the advanced British Columbia collector. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $800. Estimate $1,000 $800
520 Lot 520British Columbia & Vancouver Island #12 * 1867 50c on 3d Violet Seal of British Columbia Surcharge, Perforated 14, mint with full original gum, lightly hinged and fresh, fine. Accompanied by a 2020 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $750. Unitrade CV$1,200 $750
538 Lot 538Prince Edward Island #3E-A (Minuse & Pratt) E/P Unadopted 6d Queen Victoria Chalon Engraved Essay, printed on India paper in claret, rare and desirable. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $675. ex L.S. Crosby. Estimate $750 $675
548 Lot 548Newfoundland #13 O 1860 6d Orange Heraldic Imperforate, a used horizontal pair with light cancels, margins are large on three sides to well clear at top, with a light horizontal crease, else very fine. Used multiples of this era are quite scarce, and this particular value is rare in a pair, with only about 4 known, 3 of which are creased. Accompanied by a 2020 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,300. Unitrade CV$3,200 $1,300
561 Lot 561Newfoundland #48b ** 1887 2c Orange Codfish, a mint never hinged upper marginal block of 36 (4 x 9), with full original gum and bright colour, showing part of the plate imprint at top left, bit of separation in the selvedge, still overall very fine. A scarce large block of this stamp, especially so fresh. Rsv. $2,500. Unitrade CV$6,480 $2,500
574 Lot 574Newfoundland #193ii */** 1932 10c Olive Black Salmon Leaping Imperforate, with Double Printing, a mint never hinged sheet margin block of four, with dramatic double printing of all stamps, very fine and rare. Bottom of the block has natural ink offset and gum disturbance, so catalogued as one hinged pair and one never hinged pair. A striking error. Rsv. $1,200. Unitrade CV$3,125 $1,200
577 Lot 577Newfoundland #255vi ** 1941 3c Rose Carmine Queen Elizabeth Imperforate with Security Punch, a mint never hinged block of four, with plate scratch in margin between top stamps, circled by inspector, very fine. Rsv. $100. Unitrade CV$450 $100
579 Lot 579Newfoundland #260ii ** 1941 10c Brownish Black Salmon Leaping Falls Imperforate with Security Punch, a mint never hinged upper right corner block of 12, with three plate inspection circles and the word “improve” next to one of them, with many wrinkles, still very fine. Rsv. $350. Unitrade CV$1,350 $350
674 Lot 674Réunion ** 1943 60c to 10fr and 1fr to 20fr Airmail Vichy Government Unissued Sets, with Scott #s 177B-177G and C13-C13F, all in the form of 20 sheets of 50, for a total of 1,000 complete sets. All mint never hinged, the sheets all have “guillochis” at either side plus a “centering cross”. A few sheets have been halved, still very fine and rarely offered. Rsv. $1,400 Scott U$8,000 $1,400
687 Lot 687Italy #2447 var ** 2004 (€0,45) Women in Art with Omitted Denomination, in a mint never hinged complete sheet of 100, with all plate inscriptions, very fine. Sassone Specialized catalogue number 2370Aa. A lovely and valuable modern variety, probably unique in sheet format. Rsv. $750. Sassone €45,000 $750
691 Lot 691Spain #163P/186P E/P Spain Group of Errors on Two Stock Pages, with 13 blocks of 4 or larger of various issued stamps from 1870 to 1873. The varieties consist of double or triple impressions, some inverted, some with plate imprints in margin, etc. These appear to be plate proofs and are from the Spanish archives. Ex Charlie Russ. Rsv. $275. Estimate $300 $275
692 Lot 692Spain #166P E/P 1870 50m “España” Issue Plate Proof in Ultramarine, a complete sheet of 100 with a double impression of the stamps and plate inscriptions, one inverted. The sheet has edge faults, still scarce and from the Spanish archives. Ex. Charlie Russ. Rsv. $250. Estimate $250 $250
696 Lot 696Syria #C235-C239 var ** 1957 25p to 70p Fourth International Damascus Fair Imperforate Presentation Sheets of Four, all five sheets are mint never hinged and fresh, apparently only 75 sets exist. Very fine. Rsv. $275. Estimate $300 $275
720 Lot 720Venezuela E/P 1955-59 Set of Professional Accident Large Die Proofs, inscribed “Republica de Venezuela Securio Social Obligatorio”, with 32 different die proofs, showing the die number just above the design, each affixed to large printer’s index cards. Printed by the American Bank Note Company and the cards have many markings including “INDEX COPY” as well as dates approved, different colours, die numbers, etc. A rare group. Rsv. $750. Estimate $750 $750
740 Lot 740Canada #P142-P1a 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. inscription. This die proof was used to prepare the 1933-34 Post Card (Webb P142-144). Small wrinkle at left, still scarce and very fine. Rsv. $225. Webb $400 $225
741 Lot 741Canada #4 CVR 3d Red Beaver Imperforate on 1857 Illustrated Advertising Cover, mailed from Hamilton on JUN.5.1857 (“changeling” datestamp at left) to Norwichville C.W., with Norwichville and Paris backstamps, both dated JUN.6. The cover has a lavishly illustrated embossed corner card advertising for the Newbury & Birely company of Hamilton in blue-black, and is franked with an extremely fine example of the 3d red Beaver with four large and balanced margins, neatly tied by a crisp 4-ring #16 obliterator which has an RF 7 on Pence issues (only used in the Pence era), and an early example, as the first 4-ring numeral known is dated from March 1857. A lovely cover in all respects, which possesses many desirable attributes, extremely fine and easily worth more than our starting price. Ex Guilford (1994), Carrington (2002) and Cantor (2011). Rsv. $4,500. Estimate $5,000 $4,500
746 Lot 746Canada #7 Cvr 10d Blue Cartier on 1859 Cover to England, mailed from Belleville to Wivelitscombe, England through Montréal on JUN.2.1859 (backstamp), with Liverpool Packet transit of JUN.15.1859 on front and received at Wivelitscombe on JUN.16. This very fine cover is franked with a lovely and extremely fine 10d blue Cartier imperforate, with four large and even margins, properly tied by a target cancel. A lovely cover in all respects, mailed just before the changeover to the decimal currency, accompanied by a 1977 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Rsv. $3,000. Estimate $3,000 $3,000
749 Lot 749Canada #13 Cvr Perforated 6d Brown Violet Consort on 1859 Folded Outer Cover, mailed Montréal on JUN.21.1859 to Roxburg, Massachusetts and franked with a 6d perforated Consort which is tied by a 4-ring #21. The stamp has had its upper left corner added, still a rare franking and very fine appearance. Accompanied by a (pink) 2008 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $2,200. Unitrade CV$9,000 $2,200
878 Lot 878British Columbia & Vancouver Island Cvr 5c on 3d Seal of British Columbia Surcharge Perforated 12½ on Cover, mailed from Victoria on JUN.26 (probably 1869) to Victoria, this yellow cover with Star of David embossed backflap is franked with a 5c on 3d Seal of British Columbia surcharge, perforated 12½, properly tied by the Victoria c.d.s. Opening faults, especially on back do not detract from the rarity of this cover, which isn’t priced in Unitrade. Ex Dale-Lichtenstein and accompanied by a 2004 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Rsv. $2,600. Estimate $2,600 $2,600
880 Lot 880British Columbia & Vancouver Island #37c Cvr 1872 Wells, Fargo & Co., Victoria, Vancouver Island Cover, with full Wells Fargo & Co. corner card and “PAID” company franking. Mailed from Victoria to San Francisco and franked with a very fine pair of 3c dull red Small Queens, tied by a blue oval datestamp (date illegible). Ideal docketing reads “Victoria Jany 23 / 72, S.F. Jany 29 / 72”. Ever so slightly trimmed at right, still a very fine and fresh cover. Rsv. $400. Estimate $500 $400
896 Lot 896Nova Scotia #3, 3a Cvr 3d Dark Blue Bisect on an 1856 Cover from Cape Breton to the United Kingdom, mailed from North Sydney, Cape Breton on JUN.16.1856 to London England with PAID JUL.14 receiver, through Halifax on JUN.24 (oval “H” datestamp). This neat Lady’s cover (opened on three sides for display) is franked with a strip of three of the 3d dark blue Heraldic (deep, fresh colour and large margins), the stamp at left is bisected to pay the 7½d packet rate. All three stamps are tied by oval grid cancels. A lovely and attractive cover which is signed in pencil by Alberto Diena, and includes his certificate dated 1976, as well as a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. A desirable franking on a great provenance / destination cover. Rsv. $2,200. Estimate $2,500 $2,200
898 Lot 898Nova Scotia #4a Cvr 6d Yellow Green Heraldic Bisect on 1855 Folded Cover, mailed from Halifax on JUN.26.1855 to Wallace (NS), franked with a bright-coloured 6d Heraldic bisect which is neatly tied by an oval grid cancel. A lovely example of this scarce franking, with Georg Buhler handstamp on back, ex the Weill brothers and “Foxbridge”. Accompanied by a 2010 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $2,200. Unitrade CV$6,000 $2,200
902 Lot 902Prince Edward Island #9c Cvr 1870 Cover with 4d Black Bisected Stamp, mailed on NOV.5.1870 (neat Prince Edward island c.d.s. free strike) to Mansfield (PEI) and franked with a bisected 4d Queen Victoria paying the 2d internal letter rate. The stamp is ideally tied to the cover by a #13 in grid obliterator. Tiny stain in tip of stamp, else very fine and scarce. Accompanied by a 1962 R.P.S.L certificate and a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,800. Unitrade CV$3,000 $1,800
926 Lot 926Newfoundland #8a Cvr 8d Scarlet Heraldic Bisect on an 1860 Folded Cover, mailed from St John’s Newfoundland on MAR.28.1860 (datestamp on front in red) to Baltimore, with APR.9 Boston transit on front and endorsed “via Halifax”. The outer cover is franked with a bisect of the 8d scarlet Heraldic imperforate, properly tied by an oval grid cancel. Vertical file fold not affecting stamp, very fine. Expert signature below the stamp, also accompanied by a 1979 B.P.A. (London) certificate. A scarce bisect usage. Rsv. $3,600. Unitrade CV$7,500 $3,600
1210 Lot 1210Canada #4/1524 O/*/** Extensive Mint and Used Collection in Two Lighthouse Hingeless Albums, 1852 to 1994, starts off with used #4, 5 (faulty), 8 on an 1859 cover with a 2020 Greene Foundation certificate, a selection of used Cents, complete used Large Queens with extra shades and papers, complete Small Queens with a few mint and others all used, Jubilees are complete to the $1 mint hinged, the $2 is used and the $4 and $5 are mint hinged. Complete Québecs mint hinged, and then close to complete to the end and mostly mint, with some used here and there, sometimes both and we note many extra copies of the Admirals. There are additional items included such as a 3c carmine imperforate Admiral block of four with lathework and plate inscription, a #155b pair (VFNH) as well as some better NH items such as the Scroll issue 10c to 50c Bluenose, etc. There is also some good back of the book including complete mint special delivery (with three E1, one has no gum), complete mint and used registration issues with many extra shades, lots of mostly mint dues, a good showing of the Admiral war tax including mint MR2Bi, MR2C, MR3a, and much more. Worth while looking at this one in person to better appreciate the value within, many pages scanned online. Rsv. $3,500. Estimate $4,500 $3,500
1259 Lot 1259British North America O/*/** Better BNA Collection in a Lighthouse Springback Album, starting with BC (used 2a, mint and used 7, mint 8), PEI (14 diff. mint stamps plus extras), NB (used #1, good page of mint and used Cents issues), NS (used #s 1 to 4 plus a few extras and a good page of mostly mint Cents issues), and Newfoundland with about 240 different mint or used (sometimes both) regular issues, plus many mint and used airmails and dues. Overall good quality, except for a few of the Pence issues, and there are many extra stamps included. Owner counted the current Scott value at $9,500. See our many scans for an idea. Rsv. $1,800. Scott U$9,500 $1,800
1675 Lot 1675Turkey   Turkey Group of Seven Different Spiro Forgery Panes of 25 of the 1876 Issues, all written-up on old time pages, with the following denominations: 10pa, 20pa, 50pa (in two different shades), 2pi, 5pi and 25pi, each with several strikes of an oval grid in blue or black. Minor faults such as perf separation and one pane has toning spots, still a useful lot for the forgery specialist and not often offered. All panes scanned online. Rsv. $450. Estimate $500 $450