Lot 528 British Columbia & Vancouver Island #2 1860 2½d dull rose Queen Victoria, Perforated 14, a mint upper right sheet margin block of six, with full original gum and five never hinged stamps. Selvedge at top reads “ENCE HALF PENNY” in two lines. The block was once folded horizontally, affecting the three bottom stamps, still a lovely and fresh appearing block, unpriced in Unitrade for never hinged stamps and ex. Jack Wallace and the Mayfair find. Unitrade CV$6,000, sold for C$2,300 plus buyer’s premium.
Lot 527 British Columbia #1 1860 2½d dull rose Queen Victoria Imperforate, Unwatermarked, unused (no gum) with clear to large margins, exceptionally fresh and fine-very fine. Accompanied by a 1973 Philatelic Foundation (New York) certificate. A very nice example of this world rarity. Unitrade CV$18,000.
Lot 391 British Columbia and Vancouver Island #11 1867 25c on 3d orange Surcharged Heraldic, Perforated 14, used with rare “A06” in grid cancel from British Honduras (Belize City) usually found on GB stamps. Fresh stamp, with bright colour and only a light vertical crease at right, possibly caused by the postmarking device, still probably unique and very fine. Estimate $500.