Lot 36 Canada #8var 1857 ½d rose Queen Victoria Imperforate on Horizontal Mesh Paper Giving the Effect of Ribbed Paper, used with ideal “1/2” fancy rate handstamp, four large margins all around, very fine. An interesting paper variety (unlisted in Unitrade, catalogue value given is for regular paper), accompanied by a 2014 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. Unitrade CV$1,000, sold for C$675.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 63 Canada #20b 1859 2c rose Queen Victoria Imperforate, an unused (no gum, as issued) horizontal pair, very fine. Rare, with only 100 stamps known. Accompanied by a 2016 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. Unitrade $6,000, sold for C$2,800.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 939 Canada Collection of Lacelle Listed Fancy Cancels, with 120 different, all displayed on black stock sheets, we noted mostly Small Queens (to the 20c) but also at least 7 Large Queens, Registration stamps, Maps, etc with many early shades and also many desirable postmarks, some quite elaborate. A very nice collection with many choice stamps, all scanned online. Estimate $1,000, sold for C$1,000.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 204 Canada #96-103 Old Time Exhibit of the 1908 Québec Tercentenary Issue, all neatly mounted on 21 hand-coloured and drawn quadrille pages, this exhibit includes two introduction pages, a mint set, and the following mint denominations: ½c (two singles and two blocks), 1c (three singles and three blocks), 2c (two singles and two blocks), 5c (two singles and a block), 7c (two singles and a block), 10c (two singles and a block), 15c (two singles) and 20c (two singles and a block) followed by a page showing used vertical pairs of all denominations, a page showing used blocks of the first five denominations, three pages show six different official souvenir patriotic post cards (all mailed and franked with either a pair of ½c or a 1c), a page with fourteen used ½c (four singles, two Airs and a block of eight) with varieties and re-entries, a page with seventeen used 1c (all singles and a pair) showing shades, hairlines and many more varieties, a page with eighteen used 2c singles, showing many varieties, and finally two pages with sixteen used 2c, showing a variety of socked on the nose c.d.s. RPO postmarks. A lovely and valuable collection, accompanied by five certificates from the five shows where this was exhibited between 1940 and 1958. Rsv. Estimate $1,000, sold for C$950.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.