Lot 282 Canada #53 1897 3c bright rose Jubilee, a mint plate block of eight, with full plate 1 inscription at top, hinged on two right stamps and in selvedge, overall fine. Rsv. $280. Unitrade CV$300, sold for C$280.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
In extremely fine condition, even lower denomination stamps can command a premium over catalogue. Lot 89 Canada #53 1897 3c bright rose Jubilee, mint never hinged, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2014 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Unitrade CV$120, sold for C$130 plus buyer’s premium.
Lot 156 Canada #53 1897 3c bright rose Jubilee, mint never hinged, with large margins all around, bottom margin copy with selvedge. A very appealing stamp and very fine. Accompanied by 2013 Greene Foundation certificate. Unitrade CV$90, SOLD for $190 plus premium.