Lot 181, Canada twelve and a half cent Small Queen engraved die essay, very fine

Lot 181, Canada twelve and a half cent Small Queen engraved die essay, very fineLot 181 Canada 12½c Small Queen Engraved Die Essay in Blue, on thin hard wove paper measuring 23 x 30 mm, very fine. A rare die essay for a value intended to replace the 12½c Large Queen issue. Illustrated in Hillson and Nixon Canada’s Postage Stamps of the Small Queen Era 1870-1897 on page 29. Ex Gillilan, Brigham, Cantor. Estimate $5,000.

Lot 290, New Brunswick 1851 twelve pence bright red violet Heraldic, F-VF used

Lot 290, New Brunswick 1851 twelve pence bright red violet Heraldic, F-VF usedLot 290 New Brunswick #3 1851 12d Bright Red Violet Heraldic Imperforate, used with light oval grid cancel, with bright colour and four large to well clear margins. There is a very light pressed-out crease (barely visible only in fluid), else a fine-very fine stamp. Accompanied by a 1962 Alberto Diena certificate (with his pencil signature on stamp) and a 2021 Greene Foundation certificate. Unitrade CV$ 6,000.