Lot 61 Canada #30c 1868 15c Deep Violet Large Queen on Thick Paper, used with AUG.17.1880 (year slug inverted) c.d.s. from Québec city. A fresh and sound stamp with deep colour and fine centered. A difficult stamp to find not only sound (these usually have thins due to the nature of the paper) but also fully dated. Unitrade $1,000 sold for C$950.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 5 Canada #1 1851 3d red Beaver Imperforate on Laid Paper on Cover, mailed Québec City on AUG.20.1852 and addressed to Coaticook (in the Eastern Townships, a rare destination in this period and could be unique), with dateless receiver on back, in red. Franked with a 4-margin (including three large) laid paper imperforate, tied to cover by a bold target, which has been removed to confirm laid lines and hinged back. Cover is a tiny bit stained and there is an opening tear on the back flap, still an appealing cover franked with Canada’s first stamp. Accompanied by a 2016 Greene Foundation certificate. Unitrade CV$2,000, sold for C$1,350.00 plus buyer’s premium.
Lot 604 Canada #4 1858 3d Beaver Pair on Cover to USA, mailed from the “Russell’s Hotel” in Québec city on JUL.10.1858 (double broken circle tying stamps) and franked with a horizontal pair of imperforate 3d Beavers (faults) and addressed to Cincinnati, Ohio, with clear Montreal JUL.10 transit on back. Small edge faults caused by oversize contents, still attractive and fine. Estimate C$200.