Lot 74, Canada 1875 five cent olive green Large Queen, F-VF o.g., sold for C$1,872

Lot 74, Canada 1875 five cent olive green Large Queen, F-VF o.g., sold for C$1,872Lot 74 Canada #26iv 1875 5c olive green Large Queen, Perforated 11.75 x 12, mint with full original gum, hinged, fine-very fine. A seldom offered mint stamp, especially this nice. Accompanied by a 2017 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. Unitrade CV$3,300, sold for C$1,600.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.

Lot 19, Canada 1875 five cent olive green Large Queen, fine used, sold for C$776

Lot 19, Canada 1875 five cent olive green Large Queen, fine used, sold for C$776Lot 19 Canada #26a 1875 5c olive green Large Queen, Perforated 12.1, used with face free target cancel, fine. A fresh example of this rare perforation variety, accompanied by a 1996 APS certificate identifying it as #26ii (the old UCS number for this perf variety). Ex. John Hillson. Unitrade CV$750, sold for C$675.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.

Lot 16, Canada 1875 five cent olive green Large Queen, VF early use, sold for $718

Lot 16, Canada 1875 five cent olive green Large Queen, VF early use, sold for $718Lot 16 Canada #26 1875 5c olive green Large Queen, used with broken circle datestamp dated OCT.2.1875, very fine. A very early use, as the earliest recorded date for this stamp is SEP.28.1875 on a cover from Montreal to England, via New York. Accompanied by a 4x blow up colour scan of the stamp. Estimate $250, sold for C$625.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.

Lot 157, Canada 1887 fifteen cent UPU rate cover to Australia

Lot 157, Canada 1887 fifteen cent UPU rate cover to Australia
Lot 157, Canada 1887 fifteen cent UPU rate cover to Australia (back)Lot 157 Canada #38 1887 15c UPU Rate Cover to Australia, presumably mailed from Ailsa Craig, Ont (no despatch datestamp, but corner card) to Melbourne, Australia (JUN.29.1887 receiver) through San Francisco. Front shows a clear boxed UNCLAIMED AT / MELBOURNE handstamp, back shows several datestamps including a purple DLO from Melbourne (JUL.7.1887) and two different DLO datestamps from Canada, one dated AUG.23.1887. The cover is franked with a strip of three of the 5c olive green paying the 15c rate, very fine. From the John Hillson Collections, illustrated in H&N, page 140. Estimate C$500.