Lot 392 Great Britain 1850 One Penny Prince Consort Essay, surface printed imperforate in black, with original gum and full margins all around, very fine and fresh with crisp impression. These were produced for Henry Archer, with letters FJ, believed to be the initials of Ferdinand Joubert, who designed Britain’s first surface printed postage stamp. A rare offering. SG Specialized #DP71, £4,500. Estimate $500.
Lot 36 Canada #8 1857 ½d Deep Rose Queen Victoria Imperforate, used with neat square grid from Toronto, four large to huge margins, showing part of next stamps at top and left, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2010 Greene Foundation certificate. A fresh and lovely stamp in all respects. Rsv. $450. Unitrade CV$1,000.
Lot 419 Great Britain #31 1850 1½d Rosy Mauve Queen Victoria on Blued Paper, Plate 1, mint, with part original gum, fresh and fine. Accompanied by a 1966 R.P.S.C. certificate. A rare stamp as most of the printed stock was destroyed, the first we have encountered. S.G. #53a, £7,000. Scott CV U$8,750.
Lot 62 Canada #17a 1859 10c Violet Consort, Perforated 12, a used single with very light cancel, nicely centered for issue, with all perforations well clear from outer frameline, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2020 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $325. Estimate $350.