Lot 322 Canada #F1b 1888 2c deep rose carmine Registration, mint with full original gum, never hinged. A fresh stamp, perfectly centered among large margins and as nice as is possible to obtain. There are a few extremely minute gum disturbances mentioned strictly for accuracy (not mentioned in the certificate), still a very desirable stamp and extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2016 Greene Foundation certificate. Unitrade CV C$1,500.
Lot 448 1892 10c UPU registered cover to Newfoundland, franked with 2c green, 3c vermilion (sulphurated) and 5c green RLS, all tied by fancy cork cancels, paying the 5c UPU letter rate plus 5c registration fee. Mailed from Commanda, Ont. (AUG.25.1892 broken circle) to Heart’s Content, Newfoundland (Sep. 6 receiver broken circle) via Toronto, Halifax and St. John’s. Overall toning, small tears and scissor cut next to the 2c (not affecting stamp), fine. This is the latest of the two recorded covers to Newfoundland bearing a 5c RLS. (Unitrade 36i, 41, F2)
Provenance: Harry Lussey (1999).
Illustrated in: Canada’s Small Queen Era 1870-1897 by George Arfken, p.281.
Estimate $600, sold for $1,200 plus buyer’s premium.