Lot 874 Falkland Islands #14 1894 2½d Deep Blue Queen Victoria, Watermark Crown CA, a mint block of four, with full original gum, top stamps hinged, bottom stamps very lightly hinged. A fresh block with a distinctive and sought-after shade, fine-very fine. SG 29, £1,100 (Prussian blue). A rare multiple. Scott CV U$1,100.
Lot 868 Falkland Islands #8a 1886 4d Pale Grey Black Queen Victoria, Watermark Crown CA Sideways, a mint block of four with full original gum, bottom left stamp is never hinged, others lightly hinged, upper right has a mark on Queen’s neck, still fresh and fine. SG 9, £3,400. A rare multiple and one of the key items from this collection. Scott CV U$3,400.
Lot 49 Canada #25 1868 3c red Large Queen Block of Four, mint with moderate hinging and some original gum on all stamps. Fresh colour and well centered. There is a small thin at the base of the Queen’s neck on the upper left stamp, still worthy of the finest collection and rare this nice. Accompanied by a 2014 Greene Foundation certificate stating in part “with some original gum but mostly disturbed OG”. Very fine. Unitrade CV$20,000.
Two 12½ cent Large Queen mint blocks of four, one with hinge reinforcement, the other with light gum disturbance only.
Lot 67 Canada #28 1868 12½c blue Large Queen Block of Four, with original gum, reinforced with hinges which has resulted in some gum soaks on top stamps. Top stamps with uneven perfs, else fine-very fine. Accompanied by 2013 Richard Gratton AIEP Certificate. Unitrade CV$8,000
Lot 68 Canada #28 1868 12½c blue Large Queen Block of Four, mint, with full original gum. Lower two stamps are never hinged, top two have light gum disturbance and were counted as hinged. Deep colour, fresh and crisp impression. Very fine. Accompanied by a 2014 Greene Foundation certificate. Unitrade CV$14,000