Lot 8 Canada #3Pii 12d Queen Victoria Plate Proof in Black, with Diagonal SPECIMEN Overprint in Carmine, on India paper, with large to very large margins, very fine. Accompanied by a 2007 Saskatoon Stamp Centre certificate of authenticity. The diagonal specimen proof is rarely seen in this lovely quality, and several of the recorded examples have small faults. From the Outaouais Collection. Unitrade CV$5,000, sold for $3,800 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 213 Prince Edward Island #1c 1861 2d Dull Rose Queen Victoria Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between, mint with part original gum, paper adhesion on back and tiny hinge removal thin (this not mentioned in certificate), still a fine appearing example of this great PEI rarity. All of the four recorded examples have faults and this is one of the most visually pleasing example. Accompanied by a 2015 Greene Foundation certificate. From the Outaouais Collection. Rsv. $10,000. Unitrade CV$15,000.
Lot 5 Canada #2 6d Slate Violet Consort Imperforate on Laid Paper on Folded Cover, mailed Montréal on OCT.16.1851 to Philadelphia. This folded cover (no letter inside) is franked with a very fine and fresh, four margin 6d Consort on laid paper, cancelled with a light target cancel. There are a “CANADA” in arc, a “10” in circle and a “PAID” markings, all in red on front, alongside the red despatch datestamp. A very fine and appealing cross-border cover, with “Juliard” owner’s handstamp on back, also ex. “Carrington” (2002) and Daniel Cantor (2011) collections, and accompanied by a 2011 Greene Foundation certificate. From the Outaouais Collection. Unitrade CV$3,000.
Lot 212 British Columbia & Vancouver Island #1 1860 2½d Dull Rose Queen Victoria Imperforate, mint with thin, white original gum, on unwatermarked glossy paper. This stamp was prepared for the 1862 International Exhibition and never put into use. Very few of these stamps exist in private hands, especially with full original gum and with four large to well clear margins. Very fine and accompanied by a 1998 and a 2015 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $20,000. From The Outaouais Collection. Unitrade CV$45,000