Lot 54 Canada #27b, iii 1868 6c Dark Brown Large Queen on Watermarked Paper, with Major Re-Entry, unused (no gum), showing part of one letter of the watermark. The stamp also clearly shows the elements of the major re-entry from plate position 93. Pulled perf at bottom, still with deep rich colour and crisp impression and fine-very fine. This is the only known example of this combination of a watermarked stamp with this major re-entry, a must have for any serious collector. Accompanied by a 2005 Greene Foundation certificate. Finding an unused example of the 6c showing part of the Bothwell paper watermark is a rare occurrence, as there are likely ten or less in existence. The fact that one example exists with the major re-entry is quite exceptional. From the Outaouais Collection. Estimate $5,000, sold for $2,000 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Sale 27 begins today at 9:00am EDT with Session One, Canada & BNA, taking place all day with a lunch break from approximately 12:30-1:00pm. Here’s one of the very first lots.
Lot 3 Canada #1iii 1851 3d red Beaver Imperforate, on Laid Paper, with Major Re-Entry, used with light target cancel and clear laid lines, four margins, showing part of the next stamp at top but close at left, fine-very fine. This scarce stamp is from position A-47 and clearly shows doubling in several areas. Accompanied by a 1964 B.P.A. certificate. Unitrade CV$2,250.
Lot 84 Canada #66i 1897 ½c black Queen Victoria with Major Re-Entry on position 1 of an upper plate block of 20, with full plate 1 inscription at top. Mint never hinged, fresh and catalogued as all fine but a few are better centered. A nice block. Unitrade CV$492, sold for C$450 plus buyer’s premium.
An appropriate featured item as we celebrate Victoria Day here in Canada.
Lot 33 Canada #18iv 1859 12½c yellow green Queen Victoria with Major Re-Entry, mint with large part original gum. This major re-entry, most notable in the E of PENCE is from plate position 94 and the stamp has a sheet selvedge at bottom (scarce thus for this issue, but even more so with small part printer’s imprint at left) corroborating this. Very nice centering, with fresh colour and a scarce stamp in this very fine condition. Accompanied by a 2014 Greene Foundation certificate stating “gum somewhat disturbed”. This stamp is widely recognized as being the finest mint example of the major re-entry. Unitrade CV C$7,500.