Lot 36 Canada #8var 1857 ½d rose Queen Victoria Imperforate on Horizontal Mesh Paper Giving the Effect of Ribbed Paper, used with ideal “1/2” fancy rate handstamp, four large margins all around, very fine. An interesting paper variety (unlisted in Unitrade, catalogue value given is for regular paper), accompanied by a 2014 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. Unitrade CV$1,000, sold for C$675.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 47 Canada #11 1858 ½d rose Queen Victoria, Perforated 11¾, a lovely unused (no gum) example, well centered within intact perforations and with fresh colour, Very fine. Accompanied by a 2011 Greene Foundation certificate. A rare stamp in this lovely condition. Unitrade CV$6,000.
Lot 47 Canada #8 1857 ½d rose Queen Victoria Imperforate, unused (no gum), with four large and mostly even margins, fresh and very fine. The stamp is from plate position 60, and shows a minor re-entry above the letters “AL” of HALF. Accompanied by a 2014 Greene Foundation certificate. An appealing stamp. Unitrade CV C$1,400.
Lot 50 Canada #8 1857 ½d deep rose Queen Victoria Imperforate, used horizontal pair, with an ideal and centrally struck strike of a 4-ring #19 (London) obliterator, with four large margins, touching part of the outer frameline at bottom right. A fresh pair, with deep, bright colour and very fine. Unitrade CV C$2,000.