Lot 580, Prince Edward Island 1862 two pence Victoria die proof, VF

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Lot 580, Prince Edward Island 1862 two pence Victoria die proof, VF
Lot 580 Prince Edward Island #5DP 1862 2d Queen Victoria Die Proof in Rose Red on Wove Paper with horizontal mesh, measuring 27 x 30 mm. Very fine. Accompanied by a 2017 Greene Foundation certificate identifying it as a “die proof reprint.” Minuse & Pratt unlisted. 2017 V. G. Greene Foundation certificateBased on our research, we have only identified one example of a die proof in rose red for seven different values, the recorded example for the 1d, 3d, 6d and 9d values once graced the Lehr collection sold in 1992. The three remaining values recorded (2d, 1c and 3c) are part of the Crosby collection. Although the Greene Foundation identified these as reprints, they appear to have been printed in the 19th century. Each value is believed to be unique and the reason for their preparation will likely remain a mystery. From the Louis Sidney Crosby Collection of Prince Edward Island. Estimate C$250.

Lot 571, Prince Edward Island 1861 six pence yellow green Victoria, VF mint

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Lot 571, Prince Edward Island 1861 six pence yellow green Victoria, VF mintLot 571 Prince Edward Island #3 1861 6d yellow green Queen Victoria, Perforated 9, mint with full original gum, lightly hinged. A few uneven perfs as usual, still as good as these get and very fine. From the Louis Sidney Crosby Collection of Prince Edward Island. Unitrade CV$5,500.

Lot 570, PEI 1861 three pence blue Victoria with double impression, unused NG

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Lot 570, PEI 1861 three pence blue Victoria with double impression, unused NG
Lot 570 Prince Edward Island #2b 1861 3d blue Queen Victoria, Perforated 9, with Double Impression of the entire design. Unused (no gum), exceptionally well centered with bright fresh colour and intact perforations, with a small thin (not mentioned in the accompanying 2017 Greene Foundation certificate). 2017 V.G. Greene Foundation certificateBased on our research, we are aware of only four other single instances of this major error, at least one of which was part of the Jephcott horizontal strip of three. The Crosby item offered here is by far the best centered example, and has full intact perforations; the small thin is irrelevant as all of the single stamps mentioned above have thins (in addition to cracked gum, ragged perfs, poor centering, etc.). The most attractive example recorded. From the Louis Sidney Crosby Collection of Prince Edward Island. Unitrade CV$6,000.