Lot 173 Canada #50 1897 ½c black Jubilee, mint never hinged. A fresh stamp, with deep rich colour and perfectly centered, very fine. Accompanied by a 2013 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Unitrade CV$420, sold for C$500 plus buyer’s premium.
Lot 597 Prince Edward Island #6, 6d var 1862 3d blue Queen Victoria, Perforated 11.7 and Part Imperforate, a complete sheet of 30, with original hand applied gum, with the right hand column of pairs being imperforate between, caused by missing vertical row of perforations (this variety is unlisted in Unitrade). The leftmost vertical row of perforations ends at bottom in a hook, as there was a fold-over when perforated. Overall fresh, with all stamps never hinged (hinged in selvedge only), a tiny spot of toning on one of the imperf-between pairs, else overall fine. From a late printing, and includes an unlisted constant variety “break in R” in position 16. From the Louis Sidney Crosby Collection of Prince Edward Island. Estimate $750, sold for C$900 plus buyer’s premium.
Lot 737 1938 Kenya Uganda Tanganyika 1938 £1 KGVI and Lion with Curved SPECIMEN Perfin, Perforated 11¾ x 13, mint never hinged, fresh and fine-very fine. A scarce mint stamp and key value of the set. Scott #85a, $525 (for regular stamp), Stanley Gibbons #150, £500 (for regular stamp). Estimate $100, sold for C$130 plus buyer’s premium.