Lot 625 New Brunswick #2b 1859 6d Bisect on Folded Cover, mailed from St John’s on APR.27.1859 to Edmundston (APR.29 receiver) through Woodstock (APR.28 transit). This folded cover (no letter inside) is franked with a 6d olive yellow, bisected to make up the 3d rate. It is well tied by two #1 oval grid obliterators. A very clean cover, with two vertical file folds (one running through stamp) with two expert signatures including a Pfenninger (Munich) handstamp on front and Jakubek (Hamburg). Unitrade CV$4,500.
Lot 259 New Brunswick #5 1860 5c brown Connell, Perforated 12, unused (no gum), trimmed at left, fine. Accompanied by a 1945 RPS London certificate not mentioning the very light marks running across the middle of the stamp. A presentable example of this infamous stamp. Unitrade CV$8,000, sold for C$4,800 plus buyer’s premium.
Lot 374 New Brunswick #9TCi 1860 10c Queen Victoria Small Die Proof in black, on India paper, with four large margins, quite fresh and rare. Minuse & Pratt #9TC1. Undervalued in Unitrade in our opinion due to its rarity and the fact that it is almost never offered for sale. Accompanied by a 2016 Greene Foundation certificate. Unitrade CV$1,000, sold for $900 plus buyer’s premium.