Lot 265 Canada #210aii 1934 2c New Brunswick Imperforate Marginal Pair with “Closed Frameline” Variety on right stamp, mint never hinged, fresh and extremely fine. Rare, with only 35 pairs known. Accompanied by a 2014 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. Unitrade CV$3,062, sold for C$1,800.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 90 Canada #PF18a/PF29 Collection of 20 Roessler Pioneer Era Airmail Covers, 1919-1925, includes PF18a flown New York to Toronto in August 1919 (and signed by the famous war ace Billy Bishop), a Roessler creation of uncertain authenticity of PF20, a PF24 Victoria to Seattle flown cover plus 5 later flights to Victoria. Also 7 covers from PF29 Victoria to Seattle in Sept 1925. Also Newfoundland flight FF9 franked with C3, Canada flight 2203 Halifax to St Johns (x3) and a cover intended for the U.S.S. Los Angeles flight to Canada which was cancelled. All from the owner’s gold medal 2017 Royal exhibit. All pages scanned online. UCS & AMCN CV$1,045, sold for C$650.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 74 Canada #26iv 1875 5c olive green Large Queen, Perforated 11.75 x 12, mint with full original gum, hinged, fine-very fine. A seldom offered mint stamp, especially this nice. Accompanied by a 2017 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. Unitrade CV$3,300, sold for C$1,600.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 1506 Netherlands Fabulous Used Collection to 1973, a very highly complete collection, we only noted one major catalogue number missing for the regular and semi-postal stamps in the whole collection. So, Scott 86 is missing but everything else is there, even the high value items such as complete sets Scott 51-4 (CV $592), 90-101 (CV $889), 104-5 (CV $180), 124-134 (CV $389) and the Legion sheets B144-5a in both MH and used condition (CV $355). Then there are pages of syncopated perfs for regular and semi-postal stamps, the complete air mails including the seagulls C13-4 (CV $140), the postage due missing only a few low-value items, the Cour Internationale de Justice officials and other valuable items not catalogued in Scott: a 1916 Prisoner of war stamp, a complete set of 1894 high value bulk franking stamps and a partial set of telegram stamps. Let’s also mention pages of se-tenant groups from booklets and the semi-postal sheetlets. Quality is very high throughout. Estimate $1,500, sold for C$1,400.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.