Lot 454, Canada 1880s two cent orange red Registration stamp, mint plate block of 20, sold for C$1,150

Lot 454, Canada 1880s two cent orange red Registration stamp, mint plate block of 20, sold for C$1,150Lot 454 Canada #F1i 1880s 2c orange red Registration Stamp, a mint plate block of 20, with full original gum, hinge re-inforced in many places, leaving four stamps never hinged. The margin at right shows a complete printer’s imprint and there are two partial ones at top and bottom, plus a counter “2” in top margin. This lovely block possesses a particularly bright colour and most stamps are very fine centered. From the Azilda Collection. Estimate $750, sold for C$1,000.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.

Lot 467, Canada 1876 five cent green Registration imperf block of four, mint XF, sold for C$3,105

Lot 467, Canada 1876 five cent green Registration imperf block of four, mint XF, sold for C$3,105Lot 467 Canada #F2c 1876 5c green Registration Stamp Imperforate, a mint upper left corner block of four, top stamps hinged, bottom pair hinged, showing full “FIVE” shaded counter plus part of the printer’s imprint at right, quite fresh and extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2018 Greene Foundation certificate. Catalogue value is for two pairs only. From the Azilda Collection. Unitrade CV$4,500, sold for C$2,700.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.

Lot 470, Canada 1876 eight cent blue Registration marginal vertical strip of four sold, mint F-VF, sold for C$2,875

Lot 470, Canada 1876 eight cent blue Registration marginal vertical strip of four sold, mint F-VF, sold for C$2,875Lot 470 Canada #F3 1876 8c blue Registration Stamp, a mint hinged upper marginal vertical strip of four, with small part of the imprint in the top margin, with deep, fresh colour and fine-very fine. A few separation areas have been sensibly hinge-reinforced. Catalogue value is for four stamps only. From the Azilda Collection. Unitrade CV$2,500, sold for C$2,500.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.

Lot 472, Canada 1876 eight cent blue Registered, London c.d.s. receiver, earliest known use, sold for C$6,900

Lot 472, Canada 1876 eight cent blue Registered, London c.d.s. receiver, earliest known use, sold for C$6,900Lot 472 Canada #F3 1876 8c blue Registration Stamp, a used single with two strikes of a LONDON / PAID c.d.s. receiver in red dated DEC.10.1875, fine. Harrison states on page 293 that the 8c RLS stamps were available by October 1875, but that none are known used before March 2, 1876, so this is a major discovery. To put it in perspective, the earliest recorded 2c RLS is dated DEC.13.1875. A rare and desirable stamp which also happens to show part of the counter “8” at top. From the Azilda Collection. Estimate $500, sold for C$6,000.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium. (See more in the January 30th issue of Canadian Stamp News.)