Lot 312, Falkland Islands 1933 King George V set perforated SPECIMEN, sold for $4600

Lot 312, 1933 Falkland Islands King George V set perforated SPECIMENLot 312 Falkland Islands #65S-76S 1933 ½d to £1 Set Perforated SPECIMEN, the full iconic King George V set for the Centenary of British Administration. All are fresh mint and never hinged, with no trace of blemishes nor toning on the gum. Overall very fine centering (a few are fine-very fine). Archive records indicate 473 sets were perforated SPECIMEN, very few of which are in private hands, making these much scarcer than the regular set. Scott Classic catalogue value is for a set of hinged SPECIMEN overprints only. S.G. catalogue value of £4,250 is for a hinged perforated set. Scott CV U$4,500, sold for C$4000 plus buyer’s premium.
Lot 312, 1933 Falkland Islands King George V set perforated SPECIMEN

Lot 514, Canada 1945 registered cover Vancouver to China, War Issue, franked $10.60, sold for $402

Lot 514, Canada 1945 registered cover Vancouver to China, War Issue, franked $10.60, sold for $402Lot 514 Canada #257/262 1945 Vancouver Registered to China, War Issue Franking, mailed Vancouver BC on MAR 3.1945 (several blackout c.d.s. cancels, plus blank registration box) and addressed to China (Chungking) through Eastern route of Montreal, then Miami and West Africa (no markings for these except a MAR.6 Montreal c.d.s. on back, still endorsed via this route). Also endorsed “By C.N.A.C. from Calcutta”. Medium sized cover is franked with ten $1 Destroyers, one 50c Munitions and a 10c Parliament, all from the War issue set, paying a total of $10.60. Censor tape from DB / 196. A few opening tears at left and some light creases, still a great cover for the War issue collector, wartime postal historian, etc. Estimate C$200, sold for $350 plus buyer’s premium.

Lot 121, Canada 1924 three cent carmine Admiral, wet printing, Die 1, XF NH pair, sold for $460

Lot 121, Canada 1924 three cent carmine Admiral, wet printing, Die 1, XF NH pair, sold for $460Lot 121 Canada #130 1924 3c carmine Admiral Coil, Wet Printing, Die I, Perforated 8 Vertically, a mint never hinged pair, very nicely centered, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2017 Greene Foundation certificate. Unitrade CV$500, sold for C$400 plus buyer’s premium.
2017 V. G. Greene certificate