Lot 676 British Columbia #10 1867 10c on 3d lilac rose Seal of Colony Surcharge, Perforated 14, mint with full original gum, never hinged, with upper sheet margin showing a reference cross. Large margin at right, with bright and fresh colour, fine. Accompanied by a 2015 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. A very nice and rare never hinged example of this stamp, catalogue value given is for hinged only. Rsv. $1,200. Unitrade CV$3,600, sold for $2,600 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 665 British Columbia & Vancouver Island #1 1860 2½d dull rose Queen Victoria Imperforate, unused (no gum), quite fresh and with four large margins. The stamp has a small filled-in thin, still a lovely and very fine appearing example of this sought after first stamp of Vancouver Island. The stamp has partially erased expert signatures on back, including that of Alberto Diena, and is accompanied by a 1989 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Rsv. 5,500. Unitrade CV$24,000.
Lot 1802 British Columbia #7a 1865 3d pale blue Seal of British Columbia, mint, with full original gum, lightly hinged. A pleasantly centered stamp for issue, fresh and fine. Accompanied by a 2018 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. Unitrade CV$600, sold for C$450.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.