Lot 302 Canada #1 1851 3d Red Beaver Imperforate on Laid Paper, used with target cancel and four large margins including a sheet margin at bottom, clear laid lines, very fine. A lovely stamp. Unitrade CV$1,600.
Lot 14 Canada #5 1855 6d Slate Grey Consort Imperforate, mint with full original gum and bright, fresh colour. This stamp has three large to huge margins, bottom margin is irregular, still fine. A very rare mint stamp, especially with full original gum, accompanied by a 2008 Sismondo certificate and a 2011 Greene Foundation certificate. Very few mint 6d Consort retain the overall “bloom” of the stamp offered here, and fewer still retain their original gum 165 years after having been printed. Rsv. $10,000. From the Outaouais Collection. Unitrade CV$30,000, sold for $10,000 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 1439 1929.NOV.4 First Day of Issue of Air Mail Stamps Flown Registered Cover, mailed from Park Street Calcutta to Leon Pont in London England, “by Imperial Airways / India – Great Britain”. The cover is franked with all five stamps issued on that day (the 2a was issued later), and has four different air mail labels plus a boxed “FIRST DAY / OF ISSUE OF / AIR MAIL STAMPS”, with Park Street registration label on back, plus an oval registration receiver dated NOV.20. The cover is signed on back by G. Grant (the designer of the stamps) and Stephen H. Smith. Small tear at top, into the 4a stamp and light edge wear at top, still very fine and desirable. From the Leon Victor Pont Collection of early India First Flight postal history. Estimate $2,500, sold for $2,400 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 157 Canada #MR2D 1915 50c Black Admiral with Two Line WAR TAX Overprint, mint never hinged, very fresh and well centered, extremely fine. A very nice stamp. The 50c War Tax is an elusive stamp, and is rarely found in the superlative quality of the example from the Outaouais Collection. The Unitrade catalogue keeps increasing the NH premium factor for this stamp, and auction realizations for premium examples keep supporting a higher valuation. We expect that this lot will not be any different. Unitrade CV$2,000, sold for C$1,900 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 61 Canada #21-30 Collection of Used Large Queens, with #21 (two unused with distinct shades), 22 (x3), 22a (showing “LL” of watermark), 23 (x2), 24b, 25 (three distinct papers and shades), 26, 27, 28 (x2), 29 (x2, one with corner crease) and 30 (x2, one with small thin). Unless otherwise noted, a superior group, with 14 fully dated stamps, some with socked on the nose postmarks and one with blue datestamp, overall fine to very fine and plus one on cover. From the Outaouais Collection. Scott CV$2,700