Lot 144 Canada #63 1897 $3 yellow bistre Jubilee, mint never hinged, with sheet selvedge at left. Perfectly centered among four even margins, fresh and extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2014 Greene Foundation certificate. Unitrade footnote states “No. 61 to 65 ($1 to $5) in XF NH condition command very large premiums—copies of 63 to 65 ($3 to $5) were selling for up to $14,000 at auction over the past couple of years.” We believe this remarkable stamp should easily fit that description and valuation. Rsv. Unitrade CV$6,000, sold for C$8500 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Coming in our Postal History section today:
Lot 825 Canada #104 1915 Illustrated Advertising Cover for Dominion Shells, mailed Dunnsville, Ont (OCT.9.1915 duplexes) to Flitchburg, Mass, and franked with three 1c green Admirals. The cover depicts very colourful and detailed elaborate scenes on front, and red and white text on back. A lovely and very fine cover. Rsv. Estimate C$200.
Coming in our Worldwide Section today:
Lot 695 U.S.A. #230-245 1893 1c to $5 Columbian Exposition Set, 1c (NH), 2c (H), 3c (LH, pulled perf), 4c (H), 5c (H), 6c (H, pulled perf)), 8c (LH), 10c (HR), 15c (NG), 30c (NG, tiny thin), 50c (NG), $1 (NH but gum disturbed), $2 (H), $3 (NH), $4 (H, cpl tiny creases), $5 (H, horizontal crease). Those with no gum were counted as such, where priced, overall fine centered, with a few better. Scott CV U$11,582.
Lot 886 AMCN #3331b July 25, 1933 Balbo Flight Cover from Shediac NB to Rome, Italy, sent registered and addressed to Fred Jarrett in Rome, with three different Rome backstamp receivers (Aug 12 to 14). Returned to Canada via Montreal and the Ottawa Dead Letter Office to Jarrett in Toronto. The cover is franked with a total of $3.30 (including three different $1 stamps) and has a “Canada Carbon Ribbon Co.” corner card and a “Beaver Brand” illustration on back. Tiny bit grubby, still a very interesting and “busy” cover, with only 70 flown pieces. AMCN CV$1,000.
Lot 289 Group of c.1970 200c yellow red and black Youth Unissued Design Production Essays, includes perforated stamp sized essay on thin card, a large colour deluxe proof showing an enlarged stamp image and a stamp size image (different than the one we offered in our May 2010 sale), a large deluxe proof of the same in red only and missing the black inscriptions, a large colour essay with perforations mounted on plastic film, and a large portfolio sheet printed by the designers at their Montreal design office in 2019. Five items in all, each signed by their two designers Jean Morin and Yvon Laroche. The design is that of the son of Jean-Pierre Beaudin (who worked with Jean Morin), and was to be used for a Youth issue in relation to the 1970 Osaka exhibition. The picture was used in the Canadian Youth pavilion at the exhibition. Estimate C$500.