Lot 129 Canada #37d 1870 3c deep copper red Small Queen, Perforated 12½, used with very fine strike of a 2-ring #7 (St John), fine. From the John Hillson Collections. Unitrade CV $900, sold for C$625 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Three stamps from the colourful Rhodesia 1910 issue:
Lot 32 Canada #30c 1880 15c deep violet Large Queen on Thick Carton Paper, used with neat Montreal cancel, deep rich colour and very nicely centered. An extremely fine and fresh stamp, without any of the faults normally seen on this difficult paper. An exquisite example, certainly among the very best known. From the John Hillson Collections. Unitrade CV $2,000, sold for $5000 plus 15% buyer’s premium.