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.
Lot 1464 Great Britain Extensive Collection of Mint Control Number Singles and Multiples, 1881 to 1951, all neatly displayed and well described on 87 pages in a spring back album. First page is full of Queen Victoria issues, followed by King Edward VII, George V, Edward VIII, and ends with George VI and a few Postage Dues. The majority of the collection is mint, with a few pages at the end of used, and we note that many of the mint are hinged in the margin only. A remarkable collection which would have taken a long time to assemble, which shows a lot of variety, including perforated and imperforate margins, a large range of letters and numbers in margin, different plate markings, different rule markings, printings and much more. We counted the Scott catalogue value for the mint stamps only at $2,528 which does not take into account all of the never hinged premiums, nor the premiums Stanley Gibbons gives for the control numbers, and each denomination was counted at the cheapest printing or shade (there are many good shades here). A clean collection, with many bright colours and mostly fresh material. See scans online for a sneak peek. Estimate $500, sold for C$1,250.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.