Lot 342 Canada #1694i 1997 $8 Grizzly Bear Pane of Four with Imperforate Top Selvedge and Top Half of Upper Stamps, mint never hinged, very rare and very fine. This is the first we have handled of this major error, and we are aware of only four in existence. Unitrade CV$6,000, sold for C$4,800.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 1049 Newfoundland #P5 1889 Rare 2c on 1c Surcharged Stationery Post Card, mailed on MAY.15.1889 by Mr. Ohman to Levi and Salaman, in Birmingham England, asking them to send him “one doz. 9 carats sets rings.” Postmarked “Late Office St John’s / Newf’d” broken circle, which was used between 1886 and 1889, and there is a receiving datestamp from the addressees dated MAY.23. Mr Ohman’s Jewelery Store was the designated “Late Office” in 1889 for mailing letters up to fifteen minutes before ship departures. Only 700 P3 cards were revalued on May 14th, 1889 due to a shortage of the P4 2c UPU cards. Webb explains that “examples used May-July 1889 are valued at a minimum of $800.” Two punch holes at top, still very fine and an extremely rare genuine use of this card. Webb $800, sold for C$5,200.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 189 Canada #77 1899 2c Carmine Queen Victoria Numeral, Die I, mint never hinged, fresh with deep colour and exceptionally large, even margins all around, extremely fine and choice. Accompanied by a 2015 Greene Foundation certificate. Unitrade CV$270, sold for C$500 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
We resume Sale 35 today at 10:00am EST with Worldwide/Commonwealth stamps, followed by Canada Postal History.
Lot 592 Rhodesia 1910 Queen Mary and King George V Double Heads, fifteen mint hinged stamps to the 5sh value, missing the 8d, but includes two distinct shades of the 2sh6d. We note that the 4d has a “gash on ear” variety (catalogued as regular). All nicely mounted on a page. Fresh, fine to very fine. Scott CV U$2,005.