Lot 195 Canada #89a-93a 1903-08 1c to 10c King Edward VII Imperforates, all in horizontal pairs, unused (no gum, as issued), the 5c and 7c have sheet margins, bright colours and very fine. Rsv. Unitrade $4,900, sold for C$2,500.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 189 Canada #93 1903 10c brown lilac King Edward VII, mint never hinged, quite fresh and very fine. A lovely stamp which is accompanied by a 2018 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. Unitrade CV$2,800, sold for C$1,150.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 1464 Great Britain Extensive Collection of Mint Control Number Singles and Multiples, 1881 to 1951, all neatly displayed and well described on 87 pages in a spring back album. First page is full of Queen Victoria issues, followed by King Edward VII, George V, Edward VIII, and ends with George VI and a few Postage Dues. The majority of the collection is mint, with a few pages at the end of used, and we note that many of the mint are hinged in the margin only. A remarkable collection which would have taken a long time to assemble, which shows a lot of variety, including perforated and imperforate margins, a large range of letters and numbers in margin, different plate markings, different rule markings, printings and much more. We counted the Scott catalogue value for the mint stamps only at $2,528 which does not take into account all of the never hinged premiums, nor the premiums Stanley Gibbons gives for the control numbers, and each denomination was counted at the cheapest printing or shade (there are many good shades here). A clean collection, with many bright colours and mostly fresh material. See scans online for a sneak peek. Estimate $500, sold for C$1,250.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Day 2 of Sale #30, the Postal History section, featuring the Liptak Collection, will be held today beginning at 9am.
Lot 655 Canada #89-91 1906 King Edward VII Insured Cover, mailed Tofield, Alta on DEC.8.1906 to Strathcona, Alta, franked with a 1c, 2c and pair of 5c totaling 13c. 2c was for postage, 5c was for registration and 6c was for insurance (for up to $25 compensation). Nicely written up on a page, very scarce with only a few dozen known. Light toning else very fine. Ex. Liptak collection. Estimate C$750.
Lot 1940 Great Britain Circa 1901 Unadopted Bradbury and Wilkinson Line Engraved Essay of King Edward VII, in brown, on ungummed and unwatermarked wove paper, denominated at 1d. This is also called the “Canadian Head,” as it is identical to Canada’s 1903-1908 King Edward VII definitive issue head design. A block of four of this essay (in blue) sold at a large auction house in England in 2006 for £600. We have not otherwise seen this in any of the important GB or Canadian King Edward VII exhibits or literature. Very fine and rare. Estimate C$150.