Lot 300, Canada #127ii 2¢ rose carmine Admiral coil, Realized $218

Old-timers think of this as a ten dollar stamp, but catalogues have realized how difficult it is to obtain a really nice example. Now it catalogues at $150, but that did not stop determined bidders and it reached a hammer of $190.

Canada #127ii 1912 2c rose carmine Admiral coil, perf 8 vertically, with immaculate gum, extremely fine, never hinged. The most elusive of the Admiral coils to find with this centering. Unitrade CV$150, realized $218 including premium.

Lot 251, Canada #110 Plant No. A6 block of eight, Realized $1150

With about 130 lots of Admirals, we overwhelmed some collectors. Most of our Admirals were attractive and fresh but usually just shy of the extremely fine grade that attracts the astronomical bids. This Admiral plate block sold for $1150, which is over catalogue value.

Canada #110 1922 4¢ olive bistre Admiral plate block of 8, with plate No. 6 at top, fresh and hinged in selvedge only, fine-very fine. Unitrade CV$1140, realized $1150 including premium.

Lot 1013, Saseno #1-8, Realized $138

How often can you buy a complete "country?" This fresh set of SASENO, which was not very well centered as is normal, opened at only $55 before selling to the book at $120, still well short of the top bid.

Saseno #1-8 1923 10c-1L, the country complete, all fresh with good colour and original gum, mostly lightly hinged, typical centering, fine. Scott CV$200, realized $138 including premium.