Lot 26 Canada #5 1855 6d Slate Grey Consort Imperforate, used with part 4-ring #2 cancel in blue, with crisp fresh impression and colour plus four large margins, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 1990 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,200. Unitrade CV$1,600, sold for $1,200 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 110 Canada #35 1890s 1c Yellow Small Queen, mint with full, never hinged original gum. A lovely and fresh stamp, with exceptional centering, extremely fine. A very similar example sold in our June 2020 sale for $675 plus fee. Accompanied by a 2016 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv. $200. Unitrade CV$180, sold for C$200 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 11 Canada #4 1852 3d Red Beaver Imperforate, used with 4-ring #15 (Guelph) cancel in its first state. Margins range from a sheet margin at bottom (including part of an imprint) to large on three other sides, showing part of adjoining stamp at right, extremely fine. A lovely stamp, signed in pencil by Alberto Diena. Unitrade CV$300, sold for C$250 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 203 Canada #111a 1912 5c Indigo Admiral, mint never hinged, with deep rich colour and quite fresh, extremely fine. An elusive shade of this stamp which is rarely offered, especially this nice, a must have for the discriminating collector. Accompanied by a 2016 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,800. Unitrade CV$2,000, sold for C$1,800 plus 17% buyer’s premium.