Lot 181 Canada 12½c Small Queen Engraved Die Essay in Blue, on thin hard wove paper measuring 23 x 30 mm, very fine. A rare die essay for a value intended to replace the 12½c Large Queen issue. Illustrated in Hillson and Nixon Canada’s Postage Stamps of the Small Queen Era 1870-1897 on page 29. Ex Gillilan, Brigham, Cantor. Estimate $5,000.
Lot 784 Canada #PWF3 1943 Prisoner of War Label, Imperforate, affixed to a folded 8½” x 11″ brown envelope with “International Red Cross Committee Geneva” (in Montréal) label addressed (but likely not mailed to) “International Committee of the Red Cross” (in London England). Very fine and attractive, catalogue value is for an unused stamp only. Ex. John Hillson. Unitrade CV$500 sold for C$400.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 250 Canada #44ii 1895 8c Small Queen with Major Re-Entry on Cover, mailed from Maitland, Ont. (MAY.3.1895 free strike broken circle) to Floral Park, NY, with hand made “R” handstamp, franked with a single 8c to pay the registered rate. The stamp has the major-re-entry, visible in the left “8”, under CENTS, oval under Queen’s neck, and a few other places, very fine. Ex. John Hillson. Unitrade CV$400, sold for C$300.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 254 Canada #45P 1890s 10c Small Queen Plate Proof in Deep Salmon Pink, on card mounted India paper, very fine. Ex. John Hillson. Unitrade CV$600, sold for C$450.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.