Lot 1349 A Superior Collection of Fancy Cancels on Large Queen Stamps, all displayed on seven black stock sheets plus another 23 dealer 105 cards. The collection includes about 190 stamps, with a very wide range of different cancels on different denominations, way to many to list, so all are scanned online. We note better items such as a pair of deep blue 15c on thicker paper, very fancy geometrics, “PREPAID BY PUBLISHER”, mail bag seals, a CANADIAN PKT datestamp, crosses, leafs, stars, an OFFICIAL Hechler overprint, RRY cancels just to name a few. Many sought after cancels in this one, mostly choice strikes, as well as more common, and fairly mixed, but would look nice all sorted, see scans online. About one third of the stamps are identified by the owner and overall fine. Estimate $1,200 sold for C$1,700.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 113 Canada #21vii 1873 ½c black Large Queen on unwatermarked Bothwell paper, used with neat Halifax duplex cancel, a nicely centred example of this paper, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2012 Greene Foundation certificate. Unitrade CV$400, sold for C$325.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 74 Canada #26iv 1875 5c olive green Large Queen, Perforated 11.75 x 12, mint with full original gum, hinged, fine-very fine. A seldom offered mint stamp, especially this nice. Accompanied by a 2017 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. Unitrade CV$3,300, sold for C$1,600.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 83 Canada #29d 1868 15c brown purple Large Queen Imperforate, a mint block of four with full original gum, top pair is hinged, bottom pair never hinged. The block was once lightly folded vertically down the centre (in margin) still very fine and rare. Accompanied by a 1977 APES certificate. Rsv. Unitrade CV$4,800, sold for C$2,200.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.