Lot 137 Canada #40e 1874 10c pale milky rose lilac Small Queen, Perforated 11½ x 12, mint with full original streaky white gum, with a small hinge remnant. This remarkable stamp possesses bright, fresh colour, which is rarely seen on this shade. A beautiful example of this scarce mint stamp, very fine. Ex. Ted Nixon, Daniel Cantor. Rsv. Unitrade CV$4,000.
Lot 62 Canada #40 1877 10c dull rose lilac Small Queen, mint plate block of 8, with full original gum (bit disturbed). The centre block and the lower right stamp are never hinged. There is a 99% complete Boggs Type V plate inscription in the sheet margin at right (perforated through). Plate blocks of the first 10c printing are exceedingly rare, and we did not see any examples in the important Brigham, Nixon or Cantor Small Queen collections. Accompanied by a 1988 Greene Foundation certificate. Unitrade CV$7,750.
Lot 75 Canada #38 1880-82 5c slate green Small Queen, mint never hinged, with fresh colour, fine-very fine. Accompanied by a 2016 Greene Foundation certificate for a vertical pair, from which this was the top (and better) stamp. Ex. Daniel Cantor (2015) as part of lot 132 (block of four). Unitrade CV$1,800, sold for C$1,700 plus buyer’s premium.
Lot 232 Canada 1891-94 10c dark rose carmine, used with the pitted right “0” variety from plate position 21. Ideally cancelled with a socked on the nose Edmonton Alberta c.d.s. dated MAY.20.1894, just clear of the variety. Well centered with large margins, extremely fine. Accompanied by 2011 C.P.E.S. graded certificate (90J) identifying the shade as pink. (Unitrade 45v)
This stamp is the finest used example of this plate variety that we have seen, based on a combination of its physical attributes, including rich colour, lovely cancel and large margins.
Unitrade CV$250, sold for $850 plus buyer’s premium.