Lot 89 Canada #35viii 1890s 1c yellow Small Queen with Medium Strand of Hair, a used single, with neat Barrie c.d.s. cancel, extremely fine. Ex. John Hillson. Unitrade CV$600, sold for C$500.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 96 Canada #35 1890s 1c yellow Small Queen, mint with full, never hinged, shiny gum. This remarkable stamp is very well centered amongst four large and even margins, extremely fine and fresh. Accompanied by a 2016 Greene Foundation certificate. Catalogue value is irrelevant on a stamp of this exceptional quality. Unitrade CV$180, sold for C$300 plus buyer’s premium.
Lot 48 1886 1c third class pamphlet rate, franked with 1c yellow, tied by a segmented cork cancel, paying the third class, less than 4oz pamphlet rate. Mailed from Ottawa, Ont. (undated) to Durham. This is a 23 page pamphlet with a copy of a speech given by Sir John A. MacDonald (then Prime Minister of Canada) to the “Workingman’s Liberal Conservative Association of Ottawa and Le Cercle Lafontaine” on the 8th of October, 1886. Stitch bound, with a bit of edge wear, still a rare publication and franking. (Unitrade 35)
A truly remarkable solo use of the 1c Small Queen on a rare and historically-significant document. This may well be the most exceptional domestic use of a single 1c Small Queen.
Estimate $750, sold for $2,200 plus buyer’s premium.