Lot 539, SCADTA #6 50¢ green, Realized $575

Colombian airmail stamps were overprinted in 1923 to be sold and used in various countries to prepay airmail service to Colombia. This example of the fifty cent green was bid up to $500, thereby exceeding catalogue value once the premium was added.

SCADTA #6 1923 50c green CA. overprint, fresh, mint never hinged single with selvedge at top, very fine. Unitrade CV$500, realized $575 including premium.

Lot 300, Canada #127ii 2¢ rose carmine Admiral coil, Realized $218

Old-timers think of this as a ten dollar stamp, but catalogues have realized how difficult it is to obtain a really nice example. Now it catalogues at $150, but that did not stop determined bidders and it reached a hammer of $190.

Canada #127ii 1912 2c rose carmine Admiral coil, perf 8 vertically, with immaculate gum, extremely fine, never hinged. The most elusive of the Admiral coils to find with this centering. Unitrade CV$150, realized $218 including premium.

Lot 251, Canada #110 Plate No. A6 block of eight, Realized $1150

With about 130 lots of Admirals, we overwhelmed some collectors. Most of our Admirals were attractive and fresh but usually just shy of the extremely fine grade that attracts the astronomical bids. This Admiral plate block sold for $1150, which is over catalogue value.

Canada #110 1922 4¢ olive bistre Admiral plate block of 8, with plate No. 6 at top, fresh and hinged in selvedge only, fine-very fine. Unitrade CV$1140, realized $1150 including premium.