Lot 58 Canada #19 1859 17c blue Cartier, used with grid cancel and exceptionally large margins all around (well clear of frameline on each side, and showing part of the adjoining stamp at top), a lovely and extremely fine stamp. A great stamp for the connoisseur. Unitrade CV$300, sold for C$425.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 638 Great Britain #91a 1882 10sh slate Queen Victoria on White Paper, Watermark Anchor, used, with rather heavy but centered “96” numeral in grid cancel. Hint of crease on upper right perf tip mentioned for the record, else a very fine and rare stamp. Ex. “JAL” collection. Catalogue value includes a 25% premium for having four margins clear of design. Scott CV$5,937.
We were right to feature this item as Stamp Of The Day on Stamp Auction Network. It brought the most bids of any item in the auction.
Lot 914 O USA #2 1847 10c black Washington, lovely four margin example with nice colour and sharp impression, used with red grid cancellation, very fine. Accompanied by 2002 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Scott CV $1000, sold for $675 plus buyer’s premium.