Lot 101 Canada #40, 45, etc. Lovely Calendar Collection of the 10c Small Queen Value, with a total of 107 fully dated stamps (111 if you count the two pairs and strip of three), ranging from DEC.23.1874 to JUL.9.1898. We note six #40e (pale milky rose lilac, perf 11½ x 12), other shades of the 11½ x 12 perf, several magenta shades, at least one “pitted 0” variety (dated DEC.5.1893), and so on. The collector has carefully identified each stamp with date, postmark, perforation measurement, Shoemaker paper type, etc. A very difficult collection to assemble, especially in this nice quality and with all stamps fully dated. All are scanned online. Estimate $3,000, sold for C$2,700.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 871 Canada #2861-2861d Dec 14-29, 1928 Moonbeam to James Bay District Flown Covers, includes flight 2861 to Moose Factory and 2861d to Richmond Gulf (x2), one pilot signed and one with a vertical fold. No special markings and it is estimated that 100 covers exist from all 5 legs. A scarce group, some with minor faults. AMCN CV$400, sold for C$700.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 161 Canada #75 1898 1c green Queen Victoria Numeral, a mint plate strip of ten from top of sheet, showing the full Plate No. 11 inscription at top. The strip has been separated in the middle, and sensibly hinge reinforced, and because the right selvedge was once folded onto the gum, the rightmost stamp has gum disturbance, leaving 7 never hinged stamps. Catalogued as overall fine. Unitrade CV $382, sold for C$325.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 281 Canada #917/1083 Extensive Group of Material Relating to the Design Production of the 1982-1988 1c to 72c Heritage Artifacts Definitives, includes a thick binder with extensive project notes by Mr. Morin, project correspondence, photocopies of various heritage objects considered for inclusion, photocopies of various design proposals at all project phases, original film and slides of initial definitive proposals, sets of design-sized and stamp-sized colour proposals, sets of original photos used in the stamp designing, some signed by photographer and designer, original mock-ups for various proposals, photographic essays, a smaller binder full of plate blocks (Scott 917-922) signed by designer (Jean Morin) and photographer (Jean-Pierre Beaudin), many plate blocks of all the values signed by the designer, complete sheets on Abitibi and Rolland papers (Scott 917-921) signed by Jean Morin, two sets of complete sheets (Scott 927, 929 and 932) signed by the designers, and much more. See scans for a small glimpse, and lots 275-293 for all the items in the Morin archive. Estimate $500, sold for C$850.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.