Lot 89, Jubilee Plate Proofs

An excellent realization to start, the set of 1897 Jubilee plate proofs.

Canada #50-65, 1897 Jubilee set of large die proofs, with 16 different values in issued colours, die sunk on card. Cards measure 280 x 160mm and sunken area measures 65 x 62mm. Extremely fine and rare set worthy of the finest collection, and the cornerstone to any exhibit of this issue. Estimate $35,000, Realized $29,900 with buyer’s premium.

Auction #5 Updates

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Lot 1488, Wurttemburg Used Collection

Wurttemburg 1851-1894 Comprehensive used collection, on Lighthouse hingeless pages. Nearly complete with the exception of 1851/1865 colour shades and paper varieties. Includes many key values including Scott #6 (closed tear), 18 (small thins), 29, 46 (small thin) and 53 (thinned with Ceremuga certificate stating “genuine in all respects”). Also note several clear town postmarks, #2 on folded letters. Generally fine-very fine with several very fine, four margin stamps throughout. Overall much better quality than normally seen. An excellent opportunity from which to build a specialized collection. Scott CV $11,319