Lot 291, Production material from unissued c. 1980 Postage Due stamp

Lot 291, Production material from unissued c. 1980 Postage Due stampLot 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 1851 9kr black numeral on thin blue green paper, forgery

Lot 628, Baden 1851 9kr black numeral on thin blue green paper, forgeryLot 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 1851 one shilling dull violet Heraldic, XF with oval grid cancel

Lot 430, Nova Scotia 1851 one shilling dull violet Heraldic, XF with oval grid cancelLot 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 1938 definitive issues with curved SPECIMEN

Lot 503, Ascension 1938 definitive issues with curved SPECIMEN (high value)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.
Lot 503, Ascension 1938 definitive issues with curved SPECIMEN