GB #96

1883 2sh6d deep lilac Victoria, anchor watermark, marginal example with fresh deep colour, position AA, well centered, never hinged with a light diagonal gum bend, still extremely fine. CV is for hinged with never hinged being worth quite a premium. (SG 179 £700). Scott CV:$675

Canada #2 Used

1851 6d slate violet Consort on laid paper, left sheet margin example with circular dated postmark of Coburg. (cds cancels are very rare on the laid papers). Deep colour, a very attractive stamp destined for a great collection. Accompanied by AIEP Certificate stating “genuine in all respects and is in very fine condition” and, for the record, the Certificate does not mention 2 trivial faults in the margins, very fine. CV:$4000