Lot 91 Canada #25viii 1868 3c Red Large Queen on Bothwell Paper, a used pair with Montréal duplex cancels, with none of the perforations between the stamps punched out, fine-very fine. Accompanied by a 2020 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv. $225. Unitrade CV$280, sold for C$250.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 54 Canada #27b, iii 1868 6c Dark Brown Large Queen on Watermarked Paper, with Major Re-Entry, unused (no gum), showing part of one letter of the watermark. The stamp also clearly shows the elements of the major re-entry from plate position 93. Pulled perf at bottom, still with deep rich colour and crisp impression and fine-very fine. This is the only known example of this combination of a watermarked stamp with this major re-entry, a must have for any serious collector. Accompanied by a 2005 Greene Foundation certificate. Finding an unused example of the 6c showing part of the Bothwell paper watermark is a rare occurrence, as there are likely ten or less in existence. The fact that one example exists with the major re-entry is quite exceptional. From the Outaouais Collection. Estimate $5,000, sold for $2,000 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 113 Canada #21vii 1873 ½c black Large Queen on unwatermarked Bothwell paper, used with neat Halifax duplex cancel, a nicely centred example of this paper, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2012 Greene Foundation certificate. Unitrade CV$400, sold for C$325.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.