Lot 28 Canada #8 1857 ½d Rose Queen Victoria Imperforate, mint with full original gum and four large and even margins. This lovely stamp is signed by Aimé Brun (Paris), has bright colour and is extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2016 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,100. Unitrade CV$2,800.
Lot 28 Canada #11 1858 ½d Rose Queen Victoria, Perforated 11¾, unused (no gum), very fresh and well centered, extremely fine. A lovely stamp in all respects, accompanied by a 1986 and 2014 Greene Certificate. The ½d perforated is a relatively difficult stamp to find in mint or unused condition, with most recorded examples being poorly centered and/or with faults. The example from the Outaouais Collection possesses a near-perfect centering, a true condition rarity for Canada’s first perforated stamp issue. Unitrade CV$6,000, sold for $4,600 plus 17% buyer’s premium.