Lot 13 Canada #3TC 1851 12d Queen Victoria Scar Die Proof in Black, on India paper, with large and even margins, very fine. Accompanied by a 2018 Greene Foundation certificate. Rare and seldom offered. Rsv. Unitrade CV$9,000, sold for C$6,800.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 313 Canada #CE3DP 1946 17c Air Mail Special Delivery Large Die Proof, sunk-in on card measuring 230 x 154 mm, with “X-G-817” and CBN Co. inscription below the stamp image. A rare die proof, with the incorrect accent on the second E of EXPRES. Rsv. Estimate $1,500, sold for C$2,300.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Sale #30 begins at 9am today with the John Hillson Collections.
Lot 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 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 #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.