Lot 991 Zanzibar #62-78 1899-1901 ½a to 5R Sultan bin-Said, set of 15 with fresh, deep colours. The entire set is never hinged, a few with light gum creases but most with immaculate gum. The most prominent gum crease does not show any crease in the papers fiber in fluid, the 5R has a light smudge of gray brown printer’s ink on the back which in our opinion adds character. A fine-very fine set, not commonly found never hinged. Scott CV$326, sold for $350 plus buyer’s premium.
Lot 16 Canada #4 1852 3d red Beaver Block of Four, used, with two light 4-ring #21 cancels from Montreal. Margins are large (showing parts of next stamp at bottom left) to just into at top right and bottom right. The stamps are from positions 77/78 and 87/88. A very rare block, and catalogue value is irrelevant. Ex. Cantor. Estimate $2000, sold for $2600 plus buyer’s premium.
Lot 540 Canada #387a 1959 5c St. Lawrence Seaway with Inverted Centre, with full never hinged original gum, no fingerprints or gum bends as usually seen on these rare error stamps but has a small natural paper inclusion, fine-very fine. Accompanied by 2000 Greene Foundation Certificate. Unitrade CV$16,000, sold for $8,000 plus buyer’s premium.