Lots 190 & 191, Canada 1959 five cent St Lawrence Seaway with Inverted centre, VF singles, mint (sold for C$10,530) & used (sold for C$5,616)

Two examples of Canada’s most important error, from the Outaouais Collection.

Lot 190 Canada #387a 1959 5c St Lawrence Seaway with Inverted Centre, mint never hingedLot 190 Canada #387a 1959 5c St Lawrence Seaway with Inverted Centre, mint never hinged, fresh and very fine, without any finger print marks sometimes found on these desirable stamps. Accompanied by a 1997 Greene Foundation Certificate. Unitrade CV$12,500, sold for $9,000 plus 17% buyer’s premium.

Lot 191 Canada #387a 1959 5c St Lawrence Seaway with Inverted Centre, a used sheet margin single, with the usual machine cancel, very fineLot 191 Canada #387a 1959 5c St Lawrence Seaway with Inverted Centre, a used sheet margin single, with the usual machine cancel, very fine. Unitrade values used stamps for less than mint, yet they consistently sell for much more, as they are rarer, and this sheet margin copy is sure to please. Accompanied by a 2015 Greene Foundation Certificate. Unitrade CV$10,000, sold for $4,800 plus 17% buyer’s premium.

Lot 626 — Canada 1959 five cent Inverted Seaway, used, sold for $9200

Lot 626Lot 626 Canada #387a 1959 5c Inverted St. Lawrence Seaway, used, with light cancel and quite fresh. Catalogue value for used is, in our opinion quite undervalued as opposed to mint, as used stamps are rarely offered on the market. This is a most pleasing example in all ways. Accompanied by a 2009 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Unitrade CV$10,000, sold for $8,000 plus buyer’s premium. A mint example also sold in this sale for $8500.

Lot 625 & 626 — Canada 1959 five cent Inverted Seaway, mint NH and used

Lot 625Lot 625 Canada #387a 1959 5c Inverted St. Lawrence Seaway, mint never hinged, fresh and extremely fine. Free of fingerprints which are often seen on these rare stamps but has a minor gum bend, mentioned for the record. Accompanied by a 2013 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Unitrade CV$12,500.

Lot 626Lot 626 Canada #387a 1959 5c Inverted St. Lawrence Seaway, used, with light cancel and quite fresh. Catalogue value for used is, in our opinion quite undervalued as opposed to mint, as used stamps are rarely offered on the market. This is a most pleasing example in all ways. Accompanied by a 2009 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Unitrade CV$10,000.