Lot 592, Canada #FB53a

Canada #FB53a, 1868 $2 Queen Victoria Third Bill issue with inverted center, used with light manuscript cancel, fresh colour and pleasantly centered with one missing perf at right, fine. Accompanied by 2009 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. An attractive example of this world class rarity. Van Dam CV $12,500

Auction #5 Begins Today

Our Auction #5 begins today at 1:00pm EST with 698 lots of Canada and B.N.A. Tomorrow we will call British Commonwealth, Worldwide, and Postal History; Thursday is taken up with Lots and Collections.

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All bidders are encouraged to check our Catalogue Corrections & Updates page for changes and clarifications of lot descriptions. Among other announcements there, we note that Lot 27 (Canada #17b) has been withdrawn, and lots 883 (South Georgia #17-30) and 884 (South Georgia #1-15) are to be identified in the order shown on Stamp Auction Network (they were reversed in the print catalogue).

Good Luck in the auction!

-Sparks Auctions
Ottawa, Canada