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.
Lot 28 Canada #11 1858 ½d Rose Queen Victoria, Perforated 11¾, unused (no gum), very fresh and well centered, extremely fine. A lovely stamp in all respects, accompanied by a 1986 and 2014 Greene Certificate. The ½d perforated is a relatively difficult stamp to find in mint or unused condition, with most recorded examples being poorly centered and/or with faults. The example from the Outaouais Collection possesses a near-perfect centering, a true condition rarity for Canada’s first perforated stamp issue. Unitrade CV$6,000, sold for $4,600 plus 17% buyer’s premium.