Lot 30 Canada #30 1890s 15c slate blue Large Queen, used with nicely centered strike of a Québec City squared circle dated 4 / JU 20 / 96, very fine. A lovely stamp. Estimate $50, sold for C$190.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 19 Canada #26a 1875 5c olive green Large Queen, Perforated 12.1, used with face free target cancel, fine. A fresh example of this rare perforation variety, accompanied by a 1996 APS certificate identifying it as #26ii (the old UCS number for this perf variety). Ex. John Hillson. Unitrade CV$750, sold for C$675.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 16 Canada #26 1875 5c olive green Large Queen, used with broken circle datestamp dated OCT.2.1875, very fine. A very early use, as the earliest recorded date for this stamp is SEP.28.1875 on a cover from Montreal to England, via New York. Accompanied by a 4x blow up colour scan of the stamp. Estimate $250, sold for C$625.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.