Lot 33 Canada #13 1859 6d Brown Violet Consort, Perforated 11¾, used with nicely centered Welland UC JUN.23.1859 cancel (postmarked 1856 in error). A scarce stamp in such nice condition, with fully intact perforations and fully dated postmark, fine-very fine. Accompanied by a 2012 Philatelic Foundation certificate. From The Outaouais Collection. Unitrade CV$7,500, sold for C$4,000.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 1454 1930.MAY.1 First Day of Issue of the 8a Air Mail Stationery Cover, mailed from Calcutta to Mr. Pont in London, England on May 1st, the first day of issue. Cover is also a first flight cover for a Delhi to Croydon flight (with purple unofficial cachet). Stephen Smith signature on reverse, next to a note from Mr. Hayman “Rec’d 13 MAY 1930”. Very fine. From the Pont Collection. Estimate $200, sold for C$1,100.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 559 Canada #110b 1922 4c Olive Yellow Admiral, Wet Printing, mint never hinged, with bright, fresh colour, wonderfully centered among four large and even margins, extremely fine. A lovely stamp in all respects, would be difficult to find a better one. Accompanied by a 2020 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $220. Unitrade CV$270, sold for C$725.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 1458 1930.OCT.30 England to Australia Flight by Mr. Oscar Garden, mailed from Calcutta on OCT.30 to Stephen Smith in Rangoon, with boxed purple cachet reading “ENGLAND – AUSTRALIA FLIGHT / With Mr. Oscar Garden, Across the Bay of Bengal” plus a “Calcutta to Rangoon” air mail label. Franked with a block of four 3a plus a pair of ½a on back, with Rangoon arrival on NOV.1. Signed by Stephen Smith on back and Oscar Garden on front. Very fine and a very rare cover, with only 11 flown. From the Pont Collection. Estimate $500, sold for C$1,250.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 557 Canada #108c 1918 3c Brown Admiral, Dry Printing, mint never hinged, with four huge and well balanced margins, deep rich colour and fresh, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. An outstanding stamp in all respects. Rsv. $180. Unitrade CV$150, sold for C$550.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.