Lot 24 Canada #7 1855 10d blue Cartier Imperforate, used with light cancel and four very large margins. A truly remarkable stamp, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2016 PSE certificate grading it as “XF 90”. For the connoisseur of fine stamps. Unitrade CV$2,400, sold for C$1900 plus buyer’s premium.
Lot 14 Canada #7iv 1856 10d blue Cartier Imperforate with strong re-entry on cover, mailed at Quebec on APR.12.1856 to New York City, through Montreal (same day transit on back), with a red PAID handstamp alongside the stamp. Franked with a 10d blue Cartier imperforate, with strong re-entry from position 53, with close to large margins, just touching at bottom left and showing next stamp at top. This is an unusual franking, as the single weight rate would have been 6d. A lovely and rare cover, and accompanied by a 1981 Greene Foundation certificate. Ex. Daniel Cantor collection. Unitrade CV $4,500.