Lot 146 Canada #41i 1888 3c deep rose carmine Small Queen, a mint horizontal pair from top of sheet, with full original gum, never hinged. The margin at top shows a good portion of Boggs Type V imprint from the Montreal Gazette printing, and a small part of plate number “1”, fine. Catalogue value is for two singles only. Ex. John Hillson. Illustrated in H&N, page 123. Unitrade CV$1,600, sold for C$1,200.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 444 Canada #F1a, F1b 1887-88 2c Registration Stamps, group of three mint hinged stamps, with rose carmine and deep rose carmine shades (both Montreal Gazette printings) plus a deep vermilion (printed just prior to the Montreal Gazette printing), one very fine and two fine centered. From the Azilda Collection. Unitrade CV$875, group sold for C$625.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 149 Canada #45 1888 10c brown red Small Queen Full Imprint Strip, Perforated 12×12¼, All four stamps have a position dot and with this perf measurement, the strip must be a Montreal Gazette printing. Imprint reads “British American Bank Note Co. Montreal”. The stamps have deep, rich colour, full original gum, light hinge remnants and there is a trivial crease in the selvedge, visible in fluid, which does not extend to the stamps. Estimate $1500.