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.