Lots 52 and 53 — Canada one cent brown red Large Queen, mint on watermarked paper, single and pair

Lot 52Lot 52 Canada #22a 1868 1c brown red Large Queen on Watermarked Paper, mint, with part original gum and showing letters “HA” of watermark. Very fine. Accompanied by a 2014 Greene Foundation certificate stating “… paper slightly toned at top on reverse” which we consider harsh and unwarranted and probably refers to the part of the paper which does not have gum, and is therefore a different shade. Unitrade CV$8,000

Lot 53Lot 53 Canada #22a 1868 1c brown red Large Queen Horizontal Pair on Watermarked Paper, unused (no gum) and showing letters “CLU” of watermark across both stamps. Tiny paper pinch at top left of left stamp mentioned for the record. A rare mint multiple, very well centered and quite appealing. Very fine plus and accompanied by a 1961 Royal Philatelic Society certificate stating “…creased and soiled…” which refers to what we call a paper pinch. Unitrade CV$8,000