Lot 495 Canada #14 1865 Printed Circular Mailed at the 5c Letter Rate, a printed folded circular (no handwriting inside, but containing two pages of printed matter) mailed from Montréal on OCT.27.1865 to Repentigny, franked with a strip of five of the 1c rose Queen Victoria, paying the 5c letter rate. Very fine and interesting. Estimate $150, sold for C$375.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 28 Canada #8 1857 ½d Rose Queen Victoria Imperforate, mint with full original gum and four large and even margins. This lovely stamp is signed by Aimé Brun (Paris), has bright colour and is extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2016 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $1,100. Unitrade CV$2,800.
Lot 421 British Columbia & Vancouver Island #1 1860 2½d Dull Rose Queen Victoria Imperforate, a mint horizontal pair with sheet margin at left showing imprint. This stunning pair still retains its full original thin white, dull gum, is lightly hinged and has four large to clear margins, very fine. An extremely rare stamp in this format and quality, with an accordingly huge catalogue value and very reasonable reserve price. Accompanied by a 2020 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $36,000. Unitrade CV$120,000.
Lot 36 Canada #8 1857 ½d Deep Rose Queen Victoria Imperforate, used with neat square grid from Toronto, four large to huge margins, showing part of next stamps at top and left, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2010 Greene Foundation certificate. A fresh and lovely stamp in all respects. Rsv. $450. Unitrade CV$1,000.
Lot 419 Great Britain #31 1850 1½d Rosy Mauve Queen Victoria on Blued Paper, Plate 1, mint, with part original gum, fresh and fine. Accompanied by a 1966 R.P.S.C. certificate. A rare stamp as most of the printed stock was destroyed, the first we have encountered. S.G. #53a, £7,000. Scott CV U$8,750.