Lot 621 Canada #E1a 1898 10c deep green Special Delivery, a mint block of four from bottom of the sheet, with full original gum, never hinged and quite fresh. A distinct dark shade rarely encountered in multiples, especially this nice, very fine. Unitrade CV$2,400.
Lot 1562 United States Mostly Mint Strong Back of the Book Collection, all on Mystic pages, starts with Semi-Postals, then airmails with #s C1-C150 complete mint, mostly hinged before the 1930s (Zepps are lightly hinged), then NH to the end; Special Delivery E1-E23 complete (with extra shades, etc, E1 has no gum, E2-3 have small faults, E4 is used); very fine never hinged #F1; Postage Due first two sets just missing one stamp (mixed mint and used), 1891 set mint to the 10c, 50% complete mint from 1894 to 1917, complete 1930 to 1985; Parcel Post #Q1-Q12 complete mint with many extras; Special Handling QE1-QE4 complete mint with extras; Parcel Post Postage Dues JQ1-JQ5 complete mint. The collection also includes three double-sided stock pages loaded with extra copies, plus many NH Officials from the 1980s and 1990s (incl. coil pairs), a good selection of Officially Sealed stamps, etc. A very nice and clean collection, with a huge catalogue value, see our many scans for a small taste only, view to better appreciate. Estimate $1,000, sold for C$1,700.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 313 Canada #CE3DP 1946 17c Air Mail Special Delivery Large Die Proof, sunk-in on card measuring 230 x 154 mm, with “X-G-817” and CBN Co. inscription below the stamp image. A rare die proof, with the incorrect accent on the second E of EXPRES. Rsv. Estimate $1,500, sold for C$2,300.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 372 1899 Registered Special Delivery Cover, being a Walker House illustrated advertising cover mailed from Toronto to Bridgeton NJ on JAN.16.1899, through Boston (JAN.18 transit on back). Franked with a block of four of the 2c Map (these overpaying the 2c + 5c registration rate by 1c), plus a green 10c Special Delivery. Special delivery to the US had to be prepaid with a US SD stamp or 10c worth of regular US postage stamps in order to obtain the service, and in this case the Canadian 10c would pay only for Canadian service. Accompanied by a 1989 Greene Foundation certificate, Very Fine. From the Robert Lunn Map Stamp Collection. Estimate $750, sold for C$1,250.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.