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.
Lot 150 Canada #44 1893 8c violet black Small Queen, mint with full original lightly hinged gum. An outstanding stamp, with four large and even margins, quite fresh and extremely fine. An exceptional stamp, worthy of the finest collections, which sold for over $1,200 when last offered by our firm in 2015. Ex. Daniel Cantor collection and accompanied by a 2014 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. Estimate $1,000.