Lot 20 Canada #4i 1852 3d Deep Red Beaver Imperforate, used with well centered and crisp 4-ring #21 cancel, the stamp possesses deep rich colour and a crisp impression, as well as four large and even margins, extremely fine. A remarkable stamp which should easily be worth more than catalogue. Unitrade CV$350, sold for C$550.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 86 Canada #30, 30viii 1868 15c Grey Large Queen with Plate Cracks, a mint plate block of 15, with full original, never hinged gum. This block, which shows part of the imprint at lower right is from positions 71-75 / 91-95 and shows plate cracks in positions 81 and 91, plus a dramatic printing flaw behind the Queen’s neck in position 75. There is separation between the 3rd and 4th columns and there is a natural vertical gum skip mentioned strictly for accuracy, and the stamp in position 95 has faults, still a rare block. Accompanied by a 2018 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,500. Estimate $2,000, sold for C$1,800.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 17 Canada #4 Collection of eight 3d Beaver Imperforates with Legible 4-ring Numeral Cancels, includes #s 39 (St Johns, RF 9, tough to find on Pence issues), 50 (Windsor, RF 6), 12 (Dundas, RF 9 faint strike), 15 (Guelph, RF 6, extremely fine strike but stamp has a thin), 21 (Montréal, RF 1, corner crease), 31 (Picton (RF 7, very fine strike), 10 (Cobourg, RF 7, faint strike) and 11 (Cornwall, RF 7, rare and usually faint). The stamps typically have three to four margins and are sound, except for those faults mentioned above. Estimate $400, sold for C$1,200.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.