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.
Two exceptional lots from among eleven desirable offerings of the ten pence Cartier of 1855:
Lot 64 Canada #7 1855 10d blue Cartier Imperforate Horizontal Pair on Thin Crisp Paper, used with 4-ring numeral cancels. A scarce pair with clear margins all around, cut into outer frameline at left. Right stamp is extremely fine, accompanied by a 2015 Greene Foundation certificate. Unitrade CV$3,750.
Lot 67 Canada #7a 1855 10d blue Cartier Imperforate on Thicker White, Opaque Paper, used with grid cancel. This stamp possesses four large to huge margins, and has deep colour, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2015 Greene Foundation certificate. A lovely stamp, among the very finest we have offered of this. Unitrade CV$3,000.