Lot 540 — Canada 1959 Seaway invert, sold for $9200

Lot 627Lot 540 Canada #387a 1959 5c St. Lawrence Seaway with Inverted Centre, with full never hinged original gum, no fingerprints or gum bends as usually seen on these rare error stamps but has a small natural paper inclusion, fine-very fine. Accompanied by 2000 Greene Foundation Certificate. Unitrade CV$16,000, sold for $8,000 plus buyer’s premium.

Canada #387a Seaway Inverts — Lots 540 and 541

We have offered Canada’s most famous error stamp in the past, both as a single and in a block of four. This auction offers three of them, with certificates.

Lot 540
Lot 540 Canada #387a 1959 5c St. Lawrence Seaway with Inverted Center, with full never hinged original gum, no fingerprints or gum bends as usually seen on these rare error stamps but has a small natural paper inclusion, fine-very fine. Accompanied by 2000 Greene Foundation Certificate.
Canada Seaway invert pair
Lot 541 Canada #387a 1959 5c St Lawrence Seaway Inverted Center Vertical Pair, with sheet margin at left. Mint never hinged, very fine and a rare multiple. Accompanied by a 2012 Greene Foundation certificate “genuine in all respects.”

Lot 452 — Canada #FB53a Third Bill with Inverted Centre

The standout of an exceptional Canada Revenues section is the Victoria Third Bill Issue with Inverted Centre.

Canada #FB53a with inverted centre

Lot 452 FB53a 1868 $2 Queen Victoria Third Bill issue with Inverted Centre, used with light manuscript cancel, fresh colour. With very fine centering and light cancel, possibly the finest appearing example. There is a trivial repaired pinhole mentioned for the record. An attractive example of this world class rarity. Van Dam CV$12,500.