Lot 567, Rare and extensive collection of hand-painted First Day Covers, 1937-2001

Lot 567 Rare and Extensive Collection of Hand Painted First Day Covers, 1937 to 2001, lovingly formed over a 30 year period, this exceptional collection includes more than 460 hand painted first day covers from 42 different cachet makers, all housed in four deluxe leather albums. The talented artists that created these colourful covers are:
• A.J.PEAKE (12)
• ARTHUR WOOD (160)
• BLAKE JAMES (2)
• BERHHARD GOLDBERG (3)
• CARLL RUETH (1)
• CLIFFORDE W. WILLS (1)
• DOROTHY KNAPP (9)
• DOROTHY SHARPE (3)
• DAVID “C” CACHET (34)
• D.S.ROSE (12)
• E. W. ECKLUND (2)
• F. D. GEERLING (1)
• G. F. HOLLINGTON (2)
• GLADIS ADLER (7)
• JC TAPLEY (6)
• JOYCE GREEN (14)
• K. WOODBURY 1962 (1)
• LOU HAHN (10)
• META (2)
• M. FOX (1)
• MILFORD (6)
• N. FOX (1)
• NE NE 1955 (1)
• POLLY BERNDT’S (4)
• RALPH DYER (79)
• ROBERT BOLTON (2)
• ROBERT SALAMON (2)
• ROBERT BLACK SET 1952 (1)
• ROBERT B. PRISTAS (18)
• R S 1969 (1)
• ROBERT (BOB) BUGDEN (12)
• R. LAURIN (3)
• S. N. WINDALL (2)
• T. G. WOLSTENCROFT (45)
• T W G 1952 (1)
• WOODMAN (8)
• W. N. WRIGHT (1)
• WALTER STAURRUSZEWSKI (1)
• UNKNOWN A (2)
• UNKNOWN 1947 B (2)
• UMKNOWN 1955 C (1)
• UNKNOWN RECREATION D (1)
• MISC. A M BURNS FROM BANCROFT (11)
Many of these items were purchased at more than $1,000 each, many more for several hundred dollars each, and a good proportion of this material is rarely seen, if even offered on the market. Many of the cachet makers were written about by the owner in “First Impressions” the newsletter of the BNAPS First Day Cover Study Group, and copies of these articles accompany the related sections. A complete list is included, and all covers have been scanned on our website. A unique opportunity to acquire such an extensive collection, as we are fairly certain this occasion will not present itself again for a long time, if ever. Very fine quality throughout. Rsv. $22,000. Estimate $25,000.

Lot 279, Canada 2005 51c red bergamot blossom coil with missing orange and brown, discovery copy

Lot 279 Canada #2128 var 2005 (51c) Red Bergamot Blossom Coil with Missing Orange and Brown Colours, the two missing colours represent the missing orange (“51”) and missing brown (“Canada” and a small part of the flower) as well as the same two missing colours on the attached gutter tab. The stamp has the same tagging as a regular stamp with all five colours, helping to prove that there was no chemical manipulation to remove the colours. Because the attached gutter tab does not have a “C” (for TRC paper) or an “F” (for Fasson paper), the stamp received an in-depth technical report from the Greene Foundation, which resulted in their use of the VSC6000 video spectoral comparator machine. This clearly showed an important difference in fluorescence between the two papers of regular stamps, thus permitting an identification of this specimen to be from the TRC printing. This technical report (Page 1, Page 2), as well as a 2020 Greene Foundation certificate accompany the stamp, which is not only the discovery copy, but so far the only known example of this variety. Estimate $350.

Lot 11, Canada 1852 three penny red Beaver, XF with 4-ring Guelph cancel

Lot 11, Canada 1852 three penny red Beaver, XF with 4-ring Guelph cancelLot 11 Canada #4 1852 3d Red Beaver Imperforate, used with 4-ring #15 (Guelph) cancel in its first state. Margins range from a sheet margin at bottom (including part of an imprint) to large on three other sides, showing part of adjoining stamp at right, extremely fine. A lovely stamp, signed in pencil by Alberto Diena. Unitrade CV$300.