Lot 60 Canada #15 1859 5c vermilion Beaver, a used block of four with Berri duplex cancels from Peterboro dated SEP.2.1864. Accompanied by a 2018 Greene Foundation certificate explaining that the stamps are from plate positions 14-15 / 24-25, and that there is a “trace of a re-entry on position 15 under lower right S, trace of re-entry in frameline on position 24 under lower left corner.” A fine and scarce block. Reserve $300, sold for C$425 plus buyer’s premium.
Lot 3 Canada #1 1851 3d red Beaver Imperforate, on Laid Paper, used with a target cancel, four fairly even margins and very fine. This stamp shows light evidence of a re-entry, especially in the E and C of PENCE, to the left of the crown at top, not mentioned in the accompanying 2017 Greene Foundation certificate. Catalogue value is for a regular stamp. Unitrade CV$1,600, sold for C$900 plus buyer’s premium.
Lot 47 Canada #8 1857 ½d rose Queen Victoria Imperforate, unused (no gum), with four large and mostly even margins, fresh and very fine. The stamp is from plate position 60, and shows a minor re-entry above the letters “AL” of HALF. Accompanied by a 2014 Greene Foundation certificate. An appealing stamp. Unitrade CV C$1,400.
Lot 50 Canada #8 1857 ½d deep rose Queen Victoria Imperforate, used horizontal pair, with an ideal and centrally struck strike of a 4-ring #19 (London) obliterator, with four large margins, touching part of the outer frameline at bottom right. A fresh pair, with deep, bright colour and very fine. Unitrade CV C$2,000.