Lot 320 Canada #3Piii 12d Queen Victoria Plate Proof in Black with Vertical SPECIMEN in Green, on card-mounted India paper, with four margins, very fine. The rarest of the four issued plate proofs in black, and rarely offered. Rsv. $2,900. Unitrade CV$6,500, sold for C$4,200.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 6 Canada #3P 12d Queen Victoria Plate Proof in Black, on card mounted India paper, well centered and very fine. Accompanied by a 2016 Greene Foundation certificate. A premium example of this very scarce proof. From The Outaouais Collection. Unitrade CV$6,000, sold for C$6,600.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 8 Canada #3Pii 12d Queen Victoria Plate Proof in Black, with Diagonal SPECIMEN Overprint in Carmine, on India paper, with large to very large margins, very fine. Accompanied by a 2007 Saskatoon Stamp Centre certificate of authenticity. The diagonal specimen proof is rarely seen in this lovely quality, and several of the recorded examples have small faults. From the Outaouais Collection. Unitrade CV$5,000, sold for $3,800 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 738 USA #PR1-PR3 1865 5c, 10c, 25c Newspaper Stamp Set of three, unused (no gum) and fine-very fine (except the 10c which has a thin at top and the 25c which has a tiny tear at top in margin). Also comes with a plate proof of each, being #s PR2P4 (10c on card), PR3P4 (25c on card) and PR4P4 (5c with white border on card). Seldom offered group of these majestic stamps. Scott CV U$1,675.