Lot 116, Canada 1872-73 two cent deep green Small Queen, first Ottawa printing, XF NH, sold for C$1,521

Lot 116, Canada 1872-73 two cent deep green Small Queen, first Ottawa printing, XF NH, sold for C$1,521Lot 116 Canada #36 early 1872-73 2c Deep Green Small Queen, Perforated 11.85, First Ottawa Printing, mint with full pristine original gum, never hinged, well centered amongst four large margins with “Post Office” fresh colour, extremely fine. An exceptionally rare stamp in this condition, as very few 2c stamps were printed during the First Ottawa printing period (limited to 1872-73 for the 2c value). Despite not having its own Unitrade number, this stamp is highly sought after by connoisseurs, and this may well be the finest example known, as we do not recall seeing a premium never hinged example of this stamp having been offered anywhere. Estimate $500, sold for C$1,300.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.

Lot 116, Canada 1872-73 two cent deep green Small Queen, first Ottawa Printing, XF NH

Lot 116, Canada 1872-73 two cent deep green Small Queen first Ottawa Printing, XF NHLot 116 Canada #36 early 1872-73 2c Deep Green Small Queen, Perforated 11.85, First Ottawa Printing, mint with full pristine original gum, never hinged, well centered amongst four large margins with “Post Office” fresh colour, extremely fine. An exceptionally rare stamp in this condition, as very few 2c stamps were printed during the First Ottawa printing period (limited to 1872-73 for the 2c value). Despite not having its own Unitrade number, this stamp is highly sought after by connoisseurs, and this may well be the finest example known, as we do not recall seeing a premium never hinged example of this stamp having been offered anywhere. Estimate C$500.

Lot 157, Canada three cent Small Queen plate proof in orange red, XF on India paper, sold for C$1,404

Lot 157, Canada three cent Small Queen plate proof in orange red, on India paperLot 157 Canada #37E 3c Small Queen Plate Proof in Orange Red, on India paper, with large margins, extremely fine. Scarcer than the proofs on card. Unitrade CV$600, sold for C$1,200.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.

Sale #40-41 is coming on February 26, and your bids are welcomed!