We will be accepting consignments for our Public Auction #3 until the end of July for large lots and the end of August for smaller items and individual stamps.
We have usually highlighted individual stamps that drew impressive realizations, but a number of the cover lots also surprised. A quick glance down the page of earlier Canada covers will show many that sold for the estimate or better. Postcard lots did well, as did bulk world covers.
Lot 1581 is an excellent example. Two boxes of approximately 750 Halifax, Nova Scotia squared circles on covers and cards. One box contains a calendar collection separated by month and year and the other box is mixed dates. We noted several Small Queen, Jubilee and Numeral frankings along with cards as well. Noted at least 26 precursors. Condition varies. We estimated $250, eventually sold for $862.
Newfoundland 1857 2d scarlet vermilion Heraldic, the great rarity, with four huge margins for the issue, deep rich colour and fine impression. Several light stains are mentioned for the record, very fine. Accompanied by 1949 R.P.S.L. Certificate stating "genuine, has slight stains, unused." Very fine. (SG #2 £15,000.)
A very good realization despite the staining.
1872 3¢ Queen Victoria engraved essay in bright green on thick wove paper, perf 13, smooth slightly yellowish gum, hinged and fine-very fine. A scarce item for the specialist. Est. $250.