Lots 119 & 121, Canada #40a (magenta) and #40c (dull rose lilac) 10¢ Small Queens

Two Small Queens, both Very Fine, one mint in magenta and one used in dull rose lilac:

Canada #40a, 1880 10¢ magenta Small Queen, a fresh stamp with nice colour, never hinged, fine-very fine. A very scarce stamp with fresh full original gum and especially in this pristine condition. We cannot recall the last time a never hinged example of this stamp was offered. CV Unitrade $2875

Canada #40c, 1877 10¢ dull rose lilac Small Queen, perf 11½x 12, a lovely stamp with an ideal strike in blue of Baden, Ont FE.25.1877 cds cancel, a reasonably early date, very fine, CV Unitrade $300

Lot 27, Canada #5 6 Pence Slate Gray on wove with original gum

Canada #5, 1855 6d slate gray Prince Consort on wove paper with original gum,
to quote the 2008 Sergio Sismondo certificate:

"The stamp submitted is genuine, unused, with original gum. It has large margins on three sides, unusually large at top and right, showing a tiny sliver of the adjacent stamp at right, but is cut into frameline on the left half of the lower margin. The stamp has impeccable freshness, and is free from hidden faults or repairs at the time of examination. Mint six pence stamps of 1852-1857 with fresh and original gum are very rare."

This stamp was Lot 24 in the 1965 Robson Lowe sale of the General Gill collection. The Gill collection was the finest and most complete for mint Canada Pence ever offered. Full original gum, lightly hinged. CV as fine $30,000 (as VF $70,000), Scott US$25,000, SG £21,000.

Lot 369, Canada #387a St. Lawrence Seaway invert block of four

Our highlights for Auction #4 begin in an obvious place, with the spectacular block of the St. Lawrence Seaway showing the inverted centre error.

Canada #387a, 1959 5¢ St. Lawrence Seaway with inverted center block of four, with full never hinged original gum and very fine. Unusually nice without any of the fingerprints and gum bends which are frequently seen on these rare error stamps. An exceptionally rare block of this classic error, an icon of Canadian philately. Unitrade C$64,000