Lot 14 Canada #5 1855 6d Slate Grey Consort Imperforate, mint with full original gum and bright, fresh colour. This stamp has three large to huge margins, bottom margin is irregular, still fine. A very rare mint stamp, especially with full original gum, accompanied by a 2008 Sismondo certificate and a 2011 Greene Foundation certificate. Very few mint 6d Consort retain the overall “bloom” of the stamp offered here, and fewer still retain their original gum 165 years after having been printed. Rsv. $10,000. From the Outaouais Collection. Unitrade CV$30,000, sold for $10,000 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 21 Canada #5 1855 6d slate grey Consort Imperforate, used with lightly struck Toronto square grid cancel, four large to huge margins, showing part of the next stamp at top, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 1994 Philatelic Foundation certificate and a 1995 P.S.E. certificate. Unitrade CV $1,600.
We begin our highlights of Auction #20 with this lovely cover.
Lot 10 Canada #4, 5 1857 3d red and 6d slate grey Imperforates, on folded letter mailed from Montreal (dated AUG.4.1857 – note spelling on cancel MONTHEAL) to Quebec City. Both 4 margin stamps are tied by 4-ring #21 cancels. A lovely triple weight rate cover, which has had its 3d stamp removed to iron out a crease to improve appearance, then replaced. Ex. Carrington and Daniel Cantor collections and accompanied by a 2011 Greene Foundation certificate. We note that because the stamp was removed to iron out a crease, the certificate is pink as per Greene Foundation regulations. Estimate $3,500
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