Lot 54, Canada 1868 six cent dark brown Large Queen on watermarked paper with major re-entry, F-VF unused n.g., sold for C$2,340

Lot 54, Canada 1868 six cent dark brown Large Queen on watermarked paper with major re-entry, F-VF unused n.g.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.

Lot 3, Canada 1851 three penny red beaver on laid paper, major re-entry, used F-VF

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 1851 three penny redbeaver on laid paper, major re-entry, used F-VFLot 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 1897 half cent black Leaf issue mint block of 20 with re-entry, sold for $518

Lot 84, Canada 1897 half cent black Leaf issue mint block of 20 with re-entry, sold for $518Lot 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.

Lot 33, Canada 1859 12-1/2 cent yellow green Victoria with major re-entry, mint

An appropriate featured item as we celebrate Victoria Day here in Canada.

Lot 33Lot 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.

Lot 258 — Canada 1893 fifty cent deep blue Widow Weeds, mint

Lot 258Lot 258 Canada 1893 50c deep blue Widow Weeds, mint, with major re-entry showing strong doubling of whole top frameline and scrolls. Very nicely centered among large, even margins, with full original gum, hinged. Fresh and extremely fine. (Unitrade 47i)
Unitrade CV$1,000.