Lot 556, Prince Edward Island non-denominated Large Die Essay in deep red orange

All this week we will be featuring highlights from the Crosby Collection.

Lot 556, Prince Edward Island non-denominated Large Die Essay in deep red orangeLot 556 Prince Edward Island Non Denominated Large Die Essay in Deep Red Orange, measuring 74 x 69 mm, on thick, coarse paper. At the time the Cusworth collection was auctioned in 2005, it was believed that there were about 7 copies known of this in different colours, including two in The Queen’s collection. Corner crease at top left, still rare and desirable. Minuse and Pratt # 2E-Ab. From the Louis Sidney Crosby Collection of Prince Edward Island. Estimate C$1,500.

Lot 588, PEI 1862 five pence Victoria, VF mint block of four imperf horizontally

Lot 588, PEI 1862 five pence Victoria, VF mint block of four imperf horizontallyLot 588 Prince Edward Island #5d 1862 2d rose Queen Victoria, Perforated 11.8 Vertically, Imperforate Horizontally, an upper right sheet margin corner block of four, with full hand-applied original gum, hinged at upper top of sheet margin only (thus catalogued as never hinged for the two pairs), fresh, very fine and rare. From the Louis Sidney Crosby Collection of Prince Edward Island. Unitrade CV$1,000.

Lots 604 & 605, PEI 1862 three pence blue Victoria wide gutter pairs, regular and Tête Bêche

Lot 604 Prince Edward Island #6g 1862 3d blue Queen Victoria Imperforate Wide Gutter Pair, VF o.g.Lot 604 Prince Edward Island #6g 1862 3d blue Queen Victoria Imperforate Wide Gutter Pair, with full original gum, hinged and a light crease down the middle of the gutter. This pair has the rare distinction of having each stamp in a different shade, with the right stamp being much darker. Exceptionally rare, with only two or three examples recorded, apart from the one remaining intact sheet (which contains six), very fine (unpriced as such in Unitrade). Estimate C$750.

Lot 605 Prince Edward Island #6g 1862 3d blue Queen Victoria Imperforate Tête Bêche Wide Gutter Pair, unused no gumLot 605 Prince Edward Island #6h 1862 3d blue Queen Victoria Imperforate Tête Bêche Wide Gutter Pair, unused (no gum), with the usual crease down the middle of the gutter, plus another vertical crease on one of the stamps. The latter also has tiny spots on front, still a very rare item. Unitrade CV C$3,000.

Both lots from the Louis Sidney Crosby Collection of Prince Edward Island.