Lot 391 British Columbia and Vancouver Island #11 1867 25c on 3d orange Surcharged Heraldic, Perforated 14, used with rare “A06” in grid cancel from British Honduras (Belize City) usually found on GB stamps. Fresh stamp, with bright colour and only a light vertical crease at right, possibly caused by the postmarking device, still probably unique and very fine. Estimate $500.
It was not hard to decide on the standout realization from Auction #16.
Lot 829 Newfoundland #2 1857 2d scarlet vermilion Heraldic, unused (no gum), with deep rich colour, a fine impression and four large to huge margins (showing next stamp at left). Extremely fine, a world rarity and worthy of the finest collection. Accompanied by a 1970 A. Diena certificate. Ex-Maurice Burrus (1963) and Dr. Chan Chin Cheung (1995). Unitrade CV$25,000, sold for $21,000.00 plus buyer’s premium.