Lot 587 Prince Edward Island #5d 1862 2d rose Queen Victoria, Perforated 11.7, Imperforate Horizontally, a full sheet of 60, with selvedge all around, having all of its horizontal perforations missing, except for those under the bottom row. The owner described it as an early printing, as there is no variety to the TWO in position 54. There are, however other varieties, such as for example the constant variety in position 30 “the T flaw”, still unlisted in Unitrade. A similar sheet resided in the Dr. Carr collection (sold in 1999) and we know of none other. Full original hand applied gum, stamps are never hinged, hinging in margin at top, with a couple of light toning spots (these seen on back and do not detract) as well as light creases, still one of the key lots in this collection and rare. Catalogued as 27 fine and 3 very fine pairs. From the Louis Sidney Crosby Collection of Prince Edward Island. Unitrade CV$11,100, sold for C$5,600 plus buyer’s premium.
Lot 3 Canada #1 1851 3d red Beaver Imperforate, on Laid Paper, used with a target cancel, four fairly even margins and very fine. This stamp shows light evidence of a re-entry, especially in the E and C of PENCE, to the left of the crown at top, not mentioned in the accompanying 2017 Greene Foundation certificate. Catalogue value is for a regular stamp. Unitrade CV$1,600, sold for C$900 plus buyer’s premium.