Lot 8 Canada #3Pi 12d Queen Victoria Plate Proof in Black, with Vertical SPECIMEN Overprint in Carmine, on India paper, a lovely example of this popular Pence proof, very fine. Unitrade CV$2,500, sold for C$1,250.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 9 Canada #3Pi 1851 12d black Queen Victoria Plate Proof, with Vertical SPECIMEN Overprint in Carmine, a lovely block of eight on card-mounted India paper, fresh and very fine. A stunning block, and certainly one of the great showpieces of Canadian philately. This item would certainly form the cornerstone of a proof collection. Unitrade CV$20,000, sold for C$23,000 plus buyer’s premium.