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.
Lot 8 Canada #2b 1851 6d greyish purple Consort Imperforate, on Laid Paper, With No Visible Laid Lines, used with a target cancel, margins are all clear, from close at bottom to large at left and top, fine-very fine. This unlisted paper variety is well known by specialists, with some arguing that it should deserve its own catalogue number. Accompanied by a 1979 Philatelic Foundation certificate erroneously identifying the stamp as a #5a. Ex. Henry S. Schneider Unitrade CV$1,800.