Lot 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.
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.
The standout of an exceptional Canada Revenues section is the Victoria Third Bill Issue 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.