Lot 188 Canada #39 1878 6c yellow brown Small Queen, used (two dot state) with socked on the nose “CANADIAN PKT / E” broken circle dated JUN.22.1878. Very fine and lovely. Ex. John Hillson. Estimate $75, sold for C$220.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 192 Canada #39var 1891 6c yellow brown Small Queen on Very Thin Paper, a used single with OCT.5.1891 c.d.s. cancel, on unusual very thin, pelure-like paper, from a third state of the plate, late Montreal printing. The only such stamp we have ever seen, unlisted, Ex. John Hillson. Estimate $100, sold for C$625.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 215 Canada #39iv 1873-74 6c yellow brown Small Queen, Perforated 11½ x 12 with Neck Flaw, used with light cancel leaving the flaw quite visible. A fine-very fine example of this flaw, described by Mr. Hillson as having been repaired quickly because so few are known. Ex. Simpson. Unitrade CV$500, sold for C$2,000.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 172 Canada #39 1872-73 6c yellow brown Small Queen, Perforated 11.85 x 12,First Ottawa printing “one dot state” (plate position 93), nicely centered and fresh, mint never hinged, very fine. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Catalogue value is for a “normal” #39 and does not take into consideration the rarity of mint stamps from the First Ottawa printing. Unitrade CV$2,400, sold for C$2,100.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.