Lot 1349, A Superior Collection of Fancy Cancels on Large Queen stamps, sold for C$1,989

Lot 1349, A Superior Collection of Fancy Cancels on Large Queen stamps, sold for C$1,989Lot 1349 A Superior Collection of Fancy Cancels on Large Queen Stamps, all displayed on seven black stock sheets plus another 23 dealer 105 cards. The collection includes about 190 stamps, with a very wide range of different cancels on different denominations, way to many to list, so all are scanned online. We note better items such as a pair of deep blue 15c on thicker paper, very fancy geometrics, “PREPAID BY PUBLISHER”, mail bag seals, a CANADIAN PKT datestamp, crosses, leafs, stars, an OFFICIAL Hechler overprint, RRY cancels just to name a few. Many sought after cancels in this one, mostly choice strikes, as well as more common, and fairly mixed, but would look nice all sorted, see scans online. About one third of the stamps are identified by the owner and overall fine. Estimate $1,200 sold for C$1,700.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.

Lot 99, Canada 1880s Small Queens with unofficial “Official” overprints, sold for $345

An interesting one that sold for our full estimate.

Lot 99Lot 99 Canada 35/39 1880s 1c to 6c Small Queens with Unofficial Overprints, with diagonal OFFICIAL overprints on 3c, 5c (faulty and repaired) and 6c, plus vertical OFFICIAL overprints on 1c to 6c values, for a total of eight used stamps. Apparently created by Hechler to be used during the Riel Rebellion, these were not authorized but were tolerated by the postal authorities. Scarce. Estimate C$350, Sold for C$300 plus buyer’s premium.