Lot 26 Canada #5 1855 6d Slate Grey Consort Imperforate, used with part 4-ring #2 cancel in blue, with crisp fresh impression and colour plus four large margins, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 1990 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,200. Unitrade CV$1,600, sold for $1,200 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 62 Canada #17a 1859 10c Violet Consort, Perforated 12, a used single with very light cancel, nicely centered for issue, with all perforations well clear from outer frameline, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2020 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $325. Estimate $350.
Lot 33 Canada #13 1859 6d Brown Violet Consort, Perforated 11¾, used with nicely centered Welland UC JUN.23.1859 cancel (postmarked 1856 in error). A scarce stamp in such nice condition, with fully intact perforations and fully dated postmark, fine-very fine. Accompanied by a 2012 Philatelic Foundation certificate. From The Outaouais Collection. Unitrade CV$7,500, sold for C$4,000.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 39 Canada #17 10c Red Lilac Consort on 1865 Cover to Victoria BC, an attractive stamp, just tied to cover mailed from Hyde Park Corner U.C. with free strike of broken circle in red ink, with manuscript date OCT.28.1865, paying the 10c rate to pre-Confederation Victoria, Vancouver Island with London U.C. transit cancel and pencil docketing “Received Dec 13th”, cover professionally restored at left edge and very clean and attractive. Among the prettiest of the fifteen recorded 10c. rate covers to Vancouver Island. Provenance: Daniel Cantor and illustrated at page 118 of Canada’s Decimal Era 1859-1868 by George B. Arfken and Arthur W. Leggett. The cover was routed through London, Windsor-Detroit exchange and by closed bag across the continent to San Francisco and north to Victoria, for a total transit time of 46 days. From The Outaouais Collection. Estimate $400, sold for C$1,800.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 14 Canada #5 1855 6d Slate Grey Consort Imperforate, mint with full original gum and bright, fresh colour. This stamp has three large to huge margins, bottom margin is irregular, still fine. A very rare mint stamp, especially with full original gum, accompanied by a 2008 Sismondo certificate and a 2011 Greene Foundation certificate. Very few mint 6d Consort retain the overall “bloom” of the stamp offered here, and fewer still retain their original gum 165 years after having been printed. Rsv. $10,000. From the Outaouais Collection. Unitrade CV$30,000, sold for $10,000 plus 17% buyer’s premium.