Lot 157, Canada 1915 fifty cent black Admiral with two-line War Tax overprint, XF NH, sold for C$2,223

Lot 157, Canada 1915 fifty cent black Admiral with two-line War Tax overprint, XF NHLot 157 Canada #MR2D 1915 50c Black Admiral with Two Line WAR TAX Overprint, mint never hinged, very fresh and well centered, extremely fine. A very nice stamp. The 50c War Tax is an elusive stamp, and is rarely found in the superlative quality of the example from the Outaouais Collection. The Unitrade catalogue keeps increasing the NH premium factor for this stamp, and auction realizations for premium examples keep supporting a higher valuation. We expect that this lot will not be any different. Unitrade CV$2,000, sold for C$1,900 plus 17% buyer’s premium.

Lot 322, Canada 1915 fifty cent black Admiral War Tax overprint in red, used block of four, sold for C$373

Lot 322, Canada 1915 fifty cent black Admiral War Tax overprint in red, used block of four, sold for C$373Lot 322 Canada #MR2D 1915 50c black Admiral Overprinted WAR TAX in Red, a rare postally used block of four, with “Montreal Station N” duplex cancels dated MAR.18.1915. Accompanied by a 2015 Greene Foundation certificate. The first we have seen, ex. Lussey. Unitrade CV$320, sold for C$325.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.

Lot 513 — Canada 1915 fifty cent black Admiral diagonal War Tax, MNH, sold for $2645

Lot 513Lot 513 Canada #MR2D 1915 50c black Admiral with diagonal red WAR TAX Overprint. Mint never hinged and superbly centered among four large, even margins. This is a remarkably fresh stamp and extremely fine. For the connoisseur, or collector who will only accept the very best quality as this example ranks amongts the very finest known. Accompanied by a 2010 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Unitrade CV$2,000, sold for $2,300 plus buyer’s premium.

Lot 513 — Canada 1915 fifty cent Admiral War Tax

Lot 513Lot 513 Canada #MR2D 1915 50c black Admiral with diagonal red WAR TAX Overprint. Mint never hinged and superbly centered among four large, even margins. This is a remarkably fresh stamp and extremely fine. For the connoisseur, or collector who will only accept the very best quality as this example ranks amongst the very finest known. Accompanied by a 2010 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Unitrade CV$2,000.