Lot 284 Canada #115 1925 8c blue Admiral, Dry Printing, mint never hinged, quite fresh and extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2007 Philatelic Foundation certificate grading it as “XF-S 95.” Unitrade CV$210, sold for C$200.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 470 Canada #F3 1876 8c blue Registration Stamp, a mint hinged upper marginal vertical strip of four, with small part of the imprint in the top margin, with deep, fresh colour and fine-very fine. A few separation areas have been sensibly hinge-reinforced. Catalogue value is for four stamps only. From the Azilda Collection. Unitrade CV$2,500, sold for C$2,500.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 472 Canada #F3 1876 8c blue Registration Stamp, a used single with two strikes of a LONDON / PAID c.d.s. receiver in red dated DEC.10.1875, fine. Harrison states on page 293 that the 8c RLS stamps were available by October 1875, but that none are known used before March 2, 1876, so this is a major discovery. To put it in perspective, the earliest recorded 2c RLS is dated DEC.13.1875. A rare and desirable stamp which also happens to show part of the counter “8” at top. From the Azilda Collection. Estimate $500, sold for C$6,000.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium. (See more in the January 30th issue of Canadian Stamp News.)