Lot 291 Group of c.1980 Unissued Postage Due Stamp Design Production Material, with two colour photographic mock-ups of the proposed four denominations (4c, 8c, 20c and 50c) in stamp size as well as two sets of four colour slides of same, plus a larger size colour photographic essay of the 8c value. From the Jean Morin archives. Estimate C$150.
Lot 628 Baden (German States) #4b F 1851 9kr black Numeral Imperforate on Thin Blue Green Paper Error of Colour Forgery, tied to a small piece by a 4-ring numeral #87 (Mannheim), with expert signature and handstamps on back of stamp, which has been removed from piece and placed back with a hinge. The 9kr value would have normally been printed on lilac rose paper, but a very few were printed in the colour of the 6kr value. The stamp is accompanied by a 1938 certificate from Philatelistisches Laboratorium (Berlin, giving an opinion that it is genuine, with matching expert handstamp on back of stamp), a 2018 Sergio Sismondo certificate (giving an opinion that it is a forgery) and a 2019 Philatelic Foundation certificate (giving an opinion that it is a forgery). Neither of the two modern certificates explain as to why they deem it a forgery, and if it is, we feel it is an extremely well made one. Catalogue value for a genuine used stamp would be $1,300,000. A very desirable stamp, whether genuine or not, and would look great in any German States collection. Estimate C$100
Lot 430 Nova Scotia #7 1851 1sh dull violet Heraldic Imperforate, used with a crisp oval grid cancel and four large and even margins, with deep colour and extremely fine. This lovely stamp has three expert signatures on back (in pencil) plus a 2010 Greene Foundation certificate. A truly remarkable example of this rare stamp. Rsv. Unitrade CV$9,000.
Lot 503 Ascension S.G. #38S-47S 1934 (8d, 1sh), 1938 ½d to 10sh Definitive Issues Perforated 13.5 with Curved Perforated SPECIMEN, also included are the 1934 8d and 1sh which are unused (no gum) (S.G. 27, 28, £500 not included in catalogue value given), rest are mint never hinged, with some gum toning else very fine. Catalogue value of £1,000 would include the five low values issued after 1938 (not included). Scott #29/49. S.G. CV £1,000.