Lot 462, Canada 1927 First Flight Cover Rouyn to Haileybury with unlisted variety, sold for C$292

Lot 462, Canada 1927 First Flight Cover Rouyn to Haileybury with unlisted variety, sold for C$292Lot 462, Canada 1927 First Flight Cover Rouyn to Haileybury with unlisted variety, sold for C$292Lot 462 Canada #CL14 var Apr. 9 1927 First Flight Cover with CL13 with Very Dark Red Overprint, an unlisted variety in Unitrade, and the first we have seen. This shade of red is similar to the listed “dark red” overprint on CL19b. Very fine and rare. Estimate $250, sold for C$250.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.

Lot 436, Canada 1928 ten cent Patricia Airways Limited pane of eight, XF NH with unlisted variety, sold for C$1,228

Lot 436, Canada 1928 ten cent Patricia Airways Limited pane of eight, XF NH with unlisted variety, sold for C$1,228Lot 436 Canada #CL43var 1928 (10c) Patricia Airways Limited Issue with Unlisted Variety, a mint never hinged complete pane of eight from plate 1, showing plum coloured airplanes (as opposed to red). A remarkably distinct shade difference which should be listed at a premium, and probably scarce, as the recent major semi-official offerings we checked did not include any. Quite fresh, with bright colours, extremely fine. Estimate $250, sold for C$1,050.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.

Lot 417, Canada 1927 Patricia Airways “style two” with overprints, VF NH

From The Red Baron Collection, coming on February 26.

Lot 417, Canada 1927 Patricia Airways "style two" with overprints, VF NHLot 417 Canada #CL22a 1927 Patricia Airways “Style Two” with 10c Ascending Type A Overprint in Red and Descending Type D Overprint in Black, mint never hinged, fresh and very fine. A scarce stamp, especially in such lovely condition, and in our opinion under-valued as never hinged. Unitrade CV$5,250.

Lot 467, Canada 1926 Patricia Airways flown semi-official airmail cover Toronto to Woman Lake via Sioux Lookout

From The Red Baron Collection, coming on February 26.

Lot 467 Canada #CL18, 18c July 24 1926 Flown Cover Franked with two CL18 stamps, one with the “OTT” Variety, franked with a 2c green Admiral plus a CL18, both tied to front of cover by a JUL.24.1926 Toronto slogan cancel, alongside a blue-green Maple Leaf cachet for the flight. The back of the cover has a second CL18, but with the rare “OTT” instead of “OUT” variety (CL18c, $750 on cover), tied by an AUG.2 Woman Lake c.d.s., alongside a JUL.26 Sioux Lookout c.d.s. The cover has an Anglo European Import & Export Co. Toronto corner card. A rare cover, not only for its double CL18 franking, but for the variety on the second stamp. Estimate $500.

Lot 372, Canada 1928 $1 red on white Moose Jaw Flying Club mint vertical pane of five

From The Red Baron Collection, coming on February 26.
Lot 372 Canada #CLP7 1928 ($1) Red on White Moose Jaw Flying Club, a complete vertical pane of five mint stamps, top and two bottom stamps are very lightly hinged (almost imperceptible), leaving stamps 2 and 3 never hinged. Quite fresh and extremely rare, with only two known to have survived. The owner, who had a strict “never hinged criteria” looked far and wide for a never hinged example and was told by several specialists that such a “unicorn” did not exist and that this was probably the “best one out there.” A great opportunity for the advanced Semi-Official collector, or seeker of the very rare. Unitrade CV$18,000.