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. Rsv. 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.
Lot 14 Canada #7iv 1856 10d blue Cartier Imperforate with strong re-entry on cover, mailed at Quebec on APR.12.1856 to New York City, through Montreal (same day transit on back), with a red PAID handstamp alongside the stamp. Franked with a 10d blue Cartier imperforate, with strong re-entry from position 53, with close to large margins, just touching at bottom left and showing next stamp at top. This is an unusual franking, as the single weight rate would have been 6d. A lovely and rare cover, and accompanied by a 1981 Greene Foundation certificate. Ex. Daniel Cantor collection. Unitrade CV $4,500.