Lot 283 1894 Registered Intercolonial Railway Perfin Cover, mailed from Boundary Creek, N.S. on OCT.30.1894 to Moncton, N.B. (same day receiver), on Intercolonial Railway of Canada stationery. Franked with a 3c Small Queen and 5c Registered Letter stamp (both with ICR perfin, only a handful known on cover), the 5c having a straight edge at bottom, attributed to plate II. A fresh and very fine cover, with many rare or ideal attributes. From the John Hillson Collections. Estimate C$1,500.
Lot 444 Canada #F1a, F1b 1887-88 2c Registration Stamps, group of three mint hinged stamps, with rose carmine and deep rose carmine shades (both Montreal Gazette printings) plus a deep vermilion (printed just prior to the Montreal Gazette printing), one very fine and two fine centered. From the Azilda Collection. Unitrade CV$875, group sold for C$625.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 467 Canada #F2c 1876 5c green Registration Stamp Imperforate, a mint upper left corner block of four, top stamps hinged, bottom pair hinged, showing full “FIVE” shaded counter plus part of the printer’s imprint at right, quite fresh and extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2018 Greene Foundation certificate. Catalogue value is for two pairs only. From the Azilda Collection. Unitrade CV$4,500, sold for C$2,700.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 653 Canada #F1i, F1iv 1880s 2c orange red Registration, a mint left marginal block of four, with lightly hinged part gum. The selvedge shows a good part of the printer’s imprint, and the lower right stamp clearly shows the “burr to right of T in CENTS” variety (F1iv) from position 22. A fine block, accompanied by a 2016 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv. Unitrade CV$540, sold for C$475.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.