Lot 130 Canada #55 1897 6c yellow brown Jubilee, mint never hinged, fresh and extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2018 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. Unitrade CV$900, sold for C$600.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 1373 British Commonwealth extensive mostly Used Collection of Queen Victoria to King George V Era in Six Lighthouse Binders with Matching Slipcases, 1840 to 1937, all on Stanley Gibbons pages for all countries (Aitutaki to Zululand), with most countries well represented. A lovely and very valuable collection left intact, and loaded with better singles and sets, way too many to list here. We estimate 90-95% of the collection to be used, rest is mostly mint hinged but we noted some never hinged in black mounts. Starts with Great Britain, with Penny Blacks (x4) and a Penny Blue, a mint #4 with original gum, four embossed QVs (3 are cut to shape), perforated Penny Red plated up to #224 (223 is mint), plus a number of other plated issues such as the ½d rose (all plates but #14), and much more (owner catalogued the GB long ago at $36,900). The owner catalogued many of the pages or countries long ago, many pages having a high catalogue value, several in the $500 to $1,000 range and more. For example we catalogued Malta alone at $3,775 (owner had $3,067). There are also a large quantity of expensive single stamps and sets in this collection, many cataloguing in the $50 to $200 range (and often much more), with many Shilling and Pound values throughout. The postmarks are for the most part clean, with most of the high values being postally used (a few are not). A much better collection than is normally seen. We have scanned over 150 pages online, just as a small sample. We highly recommend viewing this one in person to further appreciate the better than average quality, variety and very high catalogue value of this lovely collection. Overall fine to very fine. Estimate $15,000, sold for C$11,500.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 31 Canada #CE2DP 1943 17c Air Mail Special Delivery Large Die Proof, sunk-in on card measuring 230 x 155 mm, with “X-G-793” and CBN Co. inscription below the stamp image. There is light overall toning around the sunk-in area away from the stamp impression. Few of these exist. Rsv. Estimate $1,500, sold for C$2,300.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 5 Canada #1P Group of Three 3d Beaver Plate Proofs in Red, with two slightly different shades on India paper (one shows a printer’s imprint along the whole of its right side) and a third on card-mounted India paper which has an interesting vertical line at bottom centre. Very fine. Unitrade CV$900, sold for C$375.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.