Lot 140 Canada #41 1890s 3c vermilion Small Queen, mint with full original gum, very nicely centered and very fine. A very nice, fresh stamp which is accompanied by a 2014 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Unitrade CV$270, sold for C$250.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 156 Canada #45b 1896 10c deep salmon rose Small Queen, mint with full original gum, never hinged, fresh and extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2015 Greene Foundation certificate misidentifying it as a Scott 45a dull rose. A lovely stamp in all respects. Unitrade CV$2,700, sold for C$1,500.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 858 Canada 1878 10c magenta Small Queen, Perforated 11½ x 12, a very fine centered used horizontal pair, with a lovely central fancy leaf cancel (similar to Lacelle 1211) in blue. Tiny corner crease, still a striking and scarce multiple, especially with such a nice cancel. Ex. Cantor collection. Unitrade 40b. Unitrade CV$700.
Lot 905 Barnard’s Express Cover, being a Wells, Fargo & Co. 3c green Washington stationery cover with full corner card and “PAID” company franking. Mailed from San Francisco to “Cariboo,” this cover is franked with a very fine 3c red Small Queen, tied by double circle handstamps from Barnard’s Express, with another free strike, alongside two matching free strikes of “collect.” Overall soiling and opening tear at bottom right, else a scarce cover with better markings. Rsv. Estimate $750.