Lot 265 Canada #40e 1874 10c pale milky rose lilac Small Queen, Perforated 11½ x 12, used with light grid cancel, well centered, fresh and very fine. Particularly nice for this scarce first printing of the 10c value, which is almost invariably found in rather unattractive condition. Ex. John Hillson. Unitrade CV$900, sold for C$1,000.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 137 Canada #40e 1874 10c pale milky rose lilac Small Queen, Perforated 11½ x 12, mint with full original streaky white gum, with a small hinge remnant. This remarkable stamp possesses bright, fresh colour, which is rarely seen on this shade. A beautiful example of this scarce mint stamp, very fine. Ex. Ted Nixon, Daniel Cantor. Rsv. Unitrade CV$4,000.