Lot 567 Newfoundland #74E-2 1918 2c on 60c King Henry VII Surcharge Essay with Doubled Surcharge, mint hinged and fine. Accompanied by a 1973 Royal Philatelic Society of London certificate. Unitrade CV$1,000.
Lot 545 Newfoundland #7 1857 6½d Scarlet Heraldic Imperforate, unused (no gum) with bright colour and four large to well clear margins, very fine. The stamp is accompanied by three certificates: 2012 Richard Gratton AIEP, 2012 Bernard and Pascal Behr and a 2013 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,800. Unitrade CV$6,000.
Lot 932 15c rate 1889 cover to Australia, mailed from St John’s on FE.9.1889 and addressed to Melbourne, Australia, through San Francisco (FEB.20 transit on back). Originally franked with a strip of three of the 5c dark blue Harp Seal and somewhere along the way a large part of the middle stamp got removed (remaining two are damaged), with “Stamp Lost / In Transit” boxed handstamp. There is also a red “PAID ALL” handstamp on front. Once arrived in Melbourne on APR.11, several attempts were made to try and find the addressee, with many hand written notes to that effect, as well as pink Letter Carrier handstamps on front. Both front and back show a boxed “Unclaimed At / Melbourne” handstamp, and the cover was opened at bottom and re-sealed with stamp selvedge, with a pencil “2/9/89” date, as well as an interesting note on back reading “Opened by Mrs. Strachan but not for her, 11/4/89.” The back then shows several circular and boxed datestamps, mostly Dead Letter Office, dated OCT.10 and DEC.3. Very fine, and a rare destination for Newfoundland, plus a great story to boot. Estimate $500.
Lot 734 Newfoundland #145/170 group of covers franked with the 1928 and 1929-31 Pictorial issues, with 47 covers in all, with most denominations up to the 15c (no 6c, 8c, 12c). We note a good variety of rates and usages including several single use, a great variety of postmarks including many small towns, many registered, a few first flights, corner card covers and more. Overall fine or better, with the odd fault here and there. All covers are scanned online. Estimate $250, sold for C$550.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 343 Newfoundland #41-45 Group of Prince of Wales shades, with six distinct shades, all in mint blocks, with Unitrade #s 41 (bottom two NH), 42 (no gum), 43, 43 shade block of six, 44 (serious crease across two top stamps) and 45 (bottom two NH). All stamps hinged unless noted, and centering ranges from fine to very fine. Estimate $150, sold for C$350.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.