Lot 11 Canada #10 1857 6d Reddish Purple Consort Imperforate on Thick Soft Paper, used with 4-ring numeral cancel in blue (likely a #2). A lovely stamp, with ample margins all around and extremely fine. Accompanied by a 1994 Greene Foundation certificate. Unitrade CV $9,000, sold for $5,200 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 25 Canada #10 1857 6d Reddish Purple Consort Imperforate on Very Thick Soft Paper, mint with large part original gum (rare thus) and three large to very large margins, and just touching outer frameline at bottom right, fine. A very nice example of this rare mint stamp, missing from even the most advanced collections. Accompanied by a 2005 Greene Foundation certificate and a 2007 Philatelic Foundation certificate, the latter stating “light staining below the right 6” which we qualify more as trivial and does not detract from this great rarity. Advanced collectors know how rare the 6d reddish purple on very thick soft paper is in mint condition, with most known examples having various faults. Finding a collectible example with original gum is a true rarity. Rsv. $10,000. From the Outaouais Collection. Unitrade CV$40,000, sold for $13,500 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 27 Canada #10 6d Reddish Purple Consort Imperforate on Very Thick Soft Paper on Cross-Border Cover, mailed from Port Colborne UC on AUG.9.1858 to Madison County, New York. This cover is franked with a lovely and very fine 6d Consort imperforate on thick paper, with four large to huge margins (showing next stamp at bottom), tied by a neat target in red. Still contains its original three page, very well written letter. The cover has repaired tears on back, still very fine appearance and this stamp is quite scarce with any red postmark, plus it is not very common on cover. Ex. Daniel Cantor collection (2011), and the Outaouais Collection. Accompanied by a 1998 Greene Foundation certificate. Unitrade $10,000, sold for $5,000 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 1150 Canada #10 1857 6d reddish purple Consort Imperforate on Thick Soft Paper, used with 4-ring #5 in blue (Brantford), margins are very large to just clear at top right, fine-very fine. Expert pencil signature and A. Roig (Barcelona) handstamp on back. A lovely scarce stamp, accompanied by a 2010 Greene Foundation certificate. Unitrade CV$6,500.
Lot 39 Canada #10 1857 6d reddish purple Consort Imperforate on Very Thick Fibrous Soft Paper, used with 4-ring #19 (London) cancel. Three large margins, clear at top and showing a few letters of the printer’s imprint at bottom right, very fine. Accompanied by a 1959 B.P. A. and a 2011 Greene Foundation certificate. A lovely stamp with rich colour and crisp impression. Ex. Cantor collection. Unitrade CV $9,000.