Lot 1178, 1890 Great Britain one pound brown violet Victoria with rare THROGMORTON AVENUE squared circle

We recommence the auction today with more postal history. The Commonwealth section features many lots of Great Britain squared circles.

Lot 1178 THROGMORTON AVENUE F / E.C. a fine and centered strike P / AU 16 / 90 on a £1 brown violet Queen Victoria stamp (tiny tear at right). When the Handbook was published, only two strikes of this office were known, one (offered elsewhere in this collection) on a £1 stamp and one on a 1sh stamp. This is a third, unrecorded example. A rare squared circle, with a rarity factor of 475. The stamp alone catalogues $4,500 in Scott, including 50% premiums for very fine centering and clear c.d.s. postmark – squared circle postmarks are quite a lot rarer on this stamp. S.G. #185,cat £2,800. Estimate $500.

Lot 65, Canada 1888 Bank Note Company Queen Victoria sample card

Lot 65, Canada 1888 Bank Note Company Queen Victoria sample cardLot 65 1888 Canada Bank note Company Limited Full Business Card, in black and pale blue on unwatermarked paper, measuring 190 x 90mm. It depicts a mourning Queen Victoria and a woman posing as an artist’s model, as well as other lavish ornaments, as a sample of their printing capabilities. Very fine and fresh except for a small stain at bottom right below the woman. A similar, but 4 years later piece was sold as Lot 2 in the Daniel Cantor Small Queen sale. Estimate $400.

Lots 108 & 115 — Canada 1859 Cents issue vignettes

Lot 108Lot 108 Canada #17 Prince Albert Vignette, identical to the Consort issue of 1859, on thin paper mounted on card 33×44 mm. A lovely addition to a Cents Issue collection. Estimate $100, Sold for $242 including buyer’s premium.

Lot 115Lot 115 Canada #18 Queen Victoria Vignette, identical to the Cents issue of 1859, on thin paper mounted on card 41×53 mm. A lovely addition to a Cents Issue collection. Estimate $100, Sold for $276 including buyer’s premium.

Lots 195, 199, 202 & 204 — Canada 1898 Queen Victoria Jubilee High Values

The high value Queen Victoria Jubilees, VF NH.

Lot 195-204
Lot 195 Canada #62 1897 $2 dark purple Jubilee, mint never hinged, very fine. Unitrade CV$6,000.

Lot 199 Canada #63 1897 $3 yellow bistre Jubilee, mint never hinged, very fine. Accompanied by a 2002 Sergio Sismondo certificate. Unitrade CV$6,000.

Lot 202 Canada #64 1897 $4 purple Jubilee, mint never hinged, very fine. Accompanied by a 2002 Greene Foundation certificate. Unitrade CV$6,000.

Lot 204 Canada #65 1897 $5 olive green Jubilee, mint never hinged, very fine. Accompanied by a 1988 S. Pinchot and Son certificate. Unitrade CV$6,000.