Lot 168, Canada 1890s six cent red brown SQ, mint VF NH, sold for $1380

Lot 168Lot 168 Canada 1890s 6c red brown Small Queen, mint, very well centered among large margins, full original gum, never hinged, fresh with deep colour and very fine. Accompanied by a 2009 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. (Unitrade 43)
Unitrade CV$1,200, sold for $1,200 plus buyer’s premium.

Lot 179 — Canada 1890s six cent red brown Small Queen, mint with double impression in top selvedge

Lot 179Lot 179 1890s 6c red brown, mint with sheet selvedge at top showing a dramatic double impression of whole top of stamp, including CANADA POSTAGE printed on selvedge. Full shiny gum, never hinged and very well centered. The stamp has a minor diagonal gum bend, mentioned for strict accuracy which does not detract from this stunning error. Superb eye appeal, very fine and quite possibly unique. Accompanied by a 2014 Greene Foundation certificate (not mentioning the gum bend). (Unitrade 43 variety)

Two examples of the 6c red brown exist with doubling at the bottom of the design which is not as major or prominent as the doubling at the top of the stamp offered here.
Estimate $3,000