Lot 94, Canada 1872 two cent Small Queen die proof, ex-Hillson

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Lot 94, Canada 1872 two cent Small Queen die proofLot 94 Canada #36DP 1872 2c Small Queen Die Proof in Colour of Issue, in India paper measuring 25 x 30 mm. A very fine and rare Small Queen die proof. Illustrated on the front cover and on page 51 of The Small Queens of Canada, (Second Revised Edition) by Hillson. Estimate $7,500.

Lot 116, Canada 1870 three cent Small Queen die proof in blue on india

Lot 116, Canada 1870 three cent Small Queen die proof in blue on indiaLot 116 Canada 37DP 1870 3c Small Queen Die Proof in Blue, on India paper measuring 26 x 31 mm, very fine and rare. Illustrated on the front of the hardcover edition of The Small Queens of Canada (Second Revised Edition) by John Hillson, and in H&N, page 30. From the John Hillson Collections. Estimate C$7,500.

Lot 619, Canada 1928 five cent brown olive Airmail large die proof, sold for C$920

Lot 619, Canada 1928 five cent brown olive Airmail large die proof, sold for C$920Lot 619 Canada #C1DP 1928 5c brown olive Air MailLarge Die Proof, printed on a card measuring 229 x 153 mm in colour of issue, with “CANADA” and X-G-192″ inscriptions below image of stamp. Bottom of the card has a note in pencil reading “Do not give out die cancelled.” Rare. Estimate $750, sold for C$800.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.

Lot 314, Canada 1898 two cent Map die proof in black

Lot 314, Canada 1898 two cent Map die proof in blackLot 314 Canada 1898 2c Imperial Penny Postage Map Die Proof in Black, printed on thin card, from the accepted black engraving (die F-139½). Very fine and rare. Accompanied by a 2007 Greene Foundation certificate. From the Robert Lunn Map Stamp Collection, Ex. Winmill, Boisclair, Fawn. Rsv. Estimate C$2,500.