Lot 161 Canada #75 1898 1c green Queen Victoria Numeral, a mint plate strip of ten from top of sheet, showing the full Plate No. 11 inscription at top. The strip has been separated in the middle, and sensibly hinge reinforced, and because the right selvedge was once folded onto the gum, the rightmost stamp has gum disturbance, leaving 7 never hinged stamps. Catalogued as overall fine. Unitrade CV $382, sold for C$325.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 652 Canada #76, 79 1899 12c “AR” Registered Cover to New Orleans, mailed Montreal (squared circle precursor AUG.9.1899) to New Orleans Louisiana (AUG.13 receiver on front), franked with two 5c plus a 2c purple Numerals (paying 2c postage, 5c registration and 5c “avis de réception” or acknowledgement of receipt), stamps are tied by oval Rs and there is a rare free strike of an “AR” in circle. Stamps have faults and cover with small tears and light stains, still a rare and early AR cover. Ex. Liptak collection. Estimate C$300.
Lot 225 Canada #77a 1899 2c carmine Queen Victoria Numeral, Die II, mint never hinged, with large balanced margins and quite fresh, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2017 Greene Foundation certificate incorrectly identifying it as a #77 (Die I). A lovely stamp in all respects and ideal for the collector who will only have the very best. Unitrade CV$360, sold for C$400.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.