Lot 808 British Columbia and Vancouver Island #12 1867 50c on 3d Violet Seal of British Columbia Surcharge, Perforated 14, a mint horizontal pair with full original gum, hinged. A very well centered and scarce multiple, fine. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $2,200. Unitrade CV$3,600.
Lot 212 British Columbia & Vancouver Island #1 1860 2½d Dull Rose Queen Victoria Imperforate, mint with thin, white original gum, on unwatermarked glossy paper. This stamp was prepared for the 1862 International Exhibition and never put into use. Very few of these stamps exist in private hands, especially with full original gum and with four large to well clear margins. Very fine and accompanied by a 1998 and a 2015 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $20,000. From The Outaouais Collection. Unitrade CV$45,000
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.