Lot 34 — Canada one cent yellow orange Small Queen strip of five on cover

Lot 34Lot 34 Canada 1871 1c yellow orange on thick, soft paper, horizontal strip of five tied to domestic registered cover by three strikes of duplex cancel, paying the 3c letter rate plus 2c registration fee. Mailed from London, Ont. (duplex #6 dated JAN.18.1872) to Clinton (next day receiver on back). A lovely and rare cover, bearing the largest known multiple of this very scarce paper variety, very fine. (Unitrade 35ix).

Provenance: John Siverts (1989), Ted Nixon (2012).
Estimate $3,000.

Lot 60 — One Cent Yellow Orange Large Queen with 2-ring #53, realized $115

A group of One Cent Yellow Orange Large Queens with two-ring cancels drew considerable attention. One successful example was Lot 60.

Canada #23 with two-ring #53

Lot 60 Canada #23 1868 1c Yellow Orange Large Queen, used with bold and centrally struck 2-ring #53 (Three Rivers, RF 5) cancel. Fine and desirable stamp. Unitrade CV$100, $100 hammer.