Lot 551 Canada #203a 1933 20c brown red Grain Exhibition Overprint Imperforate, a mint never hinged imperforate pair, with only 75 pairs issued, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2014 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Unitrade CV$1,600, sold for C$900.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 58 Canada #36iii 1890 2c green Small Queen on Yellowish Paper, Imperforate horizontal pair, mint with full original gum, lightly hinged. The sheet margin at left shows a vertical cutting guideline (scarcely seen). Fine-very fine and accompanied by a 2015 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Unitrade CV$750, sold for C$550 plus buyer’s premium.
Lot 247 Canada #84a 1900 20c olive green Queen Victoria Imperforate Horizontal Pair, used, with part blue c.d.s. cancel on right stamp. Accompanied by a photocopy of the plate block of four plus this pair which were cancelled by the same large blue c.d.s. cancel, as well as a Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Only one sheet of 100 was issued, which was badly mishandled, resulting in creases in all but 9 stamps, including this pair. Rare and very fine, unpriced in Unitrade but worth at least as much as a mint pair. Estimate $6,000.