Lot 11 Canada #10 1857 6d Reddish Purple Consort Imperforate on Thick Soft Paper, used with 4-ring numeral cancel in blue (likely a #2). A lovely stamp, with ample margins all around and extremely fine. Accompanied by a 1994 Greene Foundation certificate. Unitrade CV $9,000, sold for $5,200 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 87 Canada #35ix 1871 1c red orange Small Queen on Thick Soft Paper, a used horizontal pair, with neat manuscript cancel, fine-very fine and scarce in multiples. Accompanied by a 1978 Greene Foundation certificate (number 242). Ex. John Hillson, illustrated in H&N, page 204. Unitrade CV$600, sold for C$450.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 34 Canada 1871 1c yellow orange on thick, soft paper, horizontal strip of five tied to domestic registered cover by three strikes of duplex cancel, paying the 3c letter rate plus 2c registration fee. Mailed from London, Ont. (duplex #6 dated JAN.18.1872) to Clinton (next day receiver on back). A lovely and rare cover, bearing the largest known multiple of this very scarce paper variety, very fine. (Unitrade 35ix).
Provenance: John Siverts (1989), Ted Nixon (2012).