Lot 76 Canada #15 1859 5c Vermilion Beaver, mint with full original hinged gum, a lovely example of this stamp with its large margins, with all perf holes well clear of the outer framelines, and great centering, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2021 Greene Foundation certificate. A rare stamp in such premium quality. Unitrade CV$2,000.
Lot 52 Canada #15iii 1859 5c Vermilion Beaver horizontal pair on Very Thick Paper, an unused (no gum) horizontal pair with fresh colour and crisp impression, with many perf disks still adhering such as would be expected on this scarce paper variety, fine. Accompanied by a 2006 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $850. Unitrade $ 1,800
Lot 62 Canada #15iii 1859 5c vermilion Beaver on Very Thick Paper, a lovely used example of this variety, with neat duplex cancel, well centered and very fine. Accompanied by a 2018 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. Unitrade CV$300, sold for C$230.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 59 Canada #15 1859 5c vermilion Beaver, mint with hinged original gum, a fine stamp. Accompanied by a 2018 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. Unitrade CV$1,000, sold for C$600.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 60 Canada #15 1859 5c vermilion Beaver, a used block of four with Berri duplex cancels from Peterboro dated SEP.2.1864. Accompanied by a 2018 Greene Foundation certificate explaining that the stamps are from plate positions 14-15 / 24-25, and that there is a “trace of a re-entry on position 15 under lower right S, trace of re-entry in frameline on position 24 under lower left corner.” A fine and scarce block. Rsv. sold for C$425 plus buyer’s premium.