Lot 125 Canada #53 1897 3c deep bright rose Jubilee, mint never hinged, very well centered among large margins, with deep rich colour and extremely fine. Certainly one of the nicest examples we’ve seen, for the discerning collector. Accompanied by a 2017 P.S.E. certificate grading it at “XF-Sup 95, Mint OG nh”. Rsv. Unitrade CV$120, sold for $275 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 144 Canada #63 1897 $3 yellow bistre Jubilee, mint never hinged, with sheet selvedge at left. Perfectly centered among four even margins, fresh and extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2014 Greene Foundation certificate. Unitrade footnote states “No. 61 to 65 ($1 to $5) in XF NH condition command very large premiums—copies of 63 to 65 ($3 to $5) were selling for up to $14,000 at auction over the past couple of years.” We believe this remarkable stamp should easily fit that description and valuation. Rsv. Unitrade CV$6,000, sold for C$8500 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 648 Canada #54, 55 1897 6c and 1899 5c Jubilee Covers, the very fine 6c stamp is tied by a Toronto “D” flag machine cancel dated SEP.6.1897 and addressed to Milwaukee, Wisconsin (next day receiver on back), and the fine 5c stamp is tied by a Montreal 8-13 (Die VI) flag cancel dated SEP.29.1899 and addressed to Berlin, Germany (OCT.13 receiver on back). Two very fine covers. Unitrade CV$650, sold for C$525.00 plus 15% buyers premium.