Lot 33 Canada #31 1868 1c red brown Large Queen on Laid Paper, used with a grid cancel, fine-very fine with clear laid lines. Certainly one of the nicest examples we have handled, completely sound and lovely in all respects. From the John Hillson Collections. Unitrade CV$7,000
Lot 109 O Canada #33 1868 3c red Large Queen on Laid Paper, used with grid cancel, with very clear laid lines and showing a verge line, fine-very fine. Accompanied by a 2018 Greene Foundation certificate. Unitrade $1,750, sold for C$1,050.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 3 Canada #1 1851 3d red Beaver Imperforate, on Laid Paper, used with a target cancel, four fairly even margins and very fine. This stamp shows light evidence of a re-entry, especially in the E and C of PENCE, to the left of the crown at top, not mentioned in the accompanying 2017 Greene Foundation certificate. Catalogue value is for a regular stamp. Unitrade CV$1,600, sold for C$900 plus buyer’s premium.
Lot 6 Canada #1a 1851 3d orange red Beaver Imperforate, on Laid Paper, a lovely used horizontal strip of four, with ideal and clear target cancels on each stamp. Margins are mostly very large all around (close in two places) and the laid lines are quite clear, very fine. Accompanied by a 2015 Greene Foundation certificate stating “tiny tear between 1st and 2nd stamp, vertical folds between two stamps”. An outstanding and desirable multiple, worthy of the finest collections. Ex. Ed Richardson. Unitrade CV$6,400, sold for C$2,800 plus buyer’s premium.