Lot 451 United States #65, 94, etc. 1861 3c Washington Old Time Collection, with 79 stamps laid out on three quadrille pages. We note a large range of contrasting shades, as well as postmarks including a page full of nice c.d.s. strikes, as well as a good number of grilled issues (unchecked by us for which grill specifically). A great lot for the specialist, with good possibilities for better items, overall fine or better. Catalogue numbers given are for least expensive regular, and grilled stamps, i.e. Scott 65 and 94. See scanned pages. Estimate C$200.
Lot 116 Canada #61 1897 $1 Lake Jubilee, mint never hinged, quite fresh and well centered, extremely fine. A lovely stamp which is accompanied by 1975 Philatelic Foundation and 2021 Greene Foundation certificates. Rsv. $1,500. Unitrade CV$3,000.
Lot 421 People’s Republic of China #141/150 1952 $400 Physical Exercises Postally Used Set on Thin Paper, all in used pairs with nice circular date cancels, there is duplication within each colour, and there is a total of 40 stamps (2 pairs of 10 colours, see scan below). Very fine and quite rare. Scott CV U$1,000.
Lot 452 United States #65/78b 1861-66 2c to 90c Part Set, with 10 different issues (missing the 1c) on an old time quadrille page, showing a good variety of postmarks including blue and green, a star, etc. also includes better shade varieties (noted what appears to be a 5c olive yellow, 24c grey, etc). An overall fine group, with a few faults (5c has a tear, 90c a small thin) and unchecked by us for grills or other attributes. High catalogue value, all stamps are scanned online. Estimate $500.
Lot 11 Canada #9 1857 7½d Green Queen Victoria Imperforate, mint with full original gum, lightly hinged. A lovely stamp possessing fresh colour and a crisp impression, with four large to well clear margins, very fine. Accompanied by 1968 Philatelic Foundation (issued to Julian Smith) and 2016 Greene Foundation certificates. Rsv. $13,000. Unitrade CV$24,000.