Canada Large Queens

We begin Sale #17 at 10:00 EDT today, with the Canada section. A very fine selection of Large Queens will be offered in the first hour.

Lot 50Lot 50 Canada #25 1868 3c red Large Queen, mint hinged, with full gum and very fine. Accompanied by a 2014 Greene Foundation certificate stating “gum lightly disturbed.” Unitrade CV$5,000.

Lot 53Lot 53 Canada #26iv 1875 5c olive green Large Queen, Perforated 11 ¾ x 12, mint, with part original gum (disturbed) and very fine. Ex Brigham and accompanied by a 2014 Greene Foundation certificate. Unitrade CV$5,000.

Lot 55Lot 55 Canada #28 1868 12½c blue Large Queen, mint, with full original gum and hinge remnant. Very well centered, with dot in lower left margin, similar to “balloon flaw” variety. A very nice stamp, with deep colour and very fine plus. Accompanied by a 2007 Philatelic Foundation certificate grading it at “VF-XF 85”. Unitrade CV$2,800.

Lot 63Lot 63 Canada #30c 1868 15c deep violet Large Queen on Very Thick Paper, unused (regummed) with nice colour and very fine centered. One perf tip at top is lightly feathered for the record, still a rare mint stamp and accompanied by a 2014 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Unitrade CV$6,000.

Lot 49 — Canada 1868 three cent red Large Queen block of four, mint

Lot 49Lot 49 Canada #25 1868 3c red Large Queen Block of Four, mint with moderate hinging and some original gum on all stamps. Fresh colour and well centered. There is a small thin at the base of the Queen’s neck on the upper left stamp, still worthy of the finest collection and rare this nice. Accompanied by a 2014 Greene Foundation certificate stating in part “with some original gum but mostly disturbed OG”. Very fine. Unitrade CV$20,000.

Weekend Update (and a very fine Large Queen variety)

Our second Saturday of auction viewing was a busy one. As an inevitable result, we have a few corrections or updates to point out, available on our corrections page. We continue to greet customers today and tomorrow from 10:00am to 5:00pm for viewing. Wednesday’s auction sessions start promptly at 10:00am.

Here is a rare Large Queen variety in very fine condition (except for a perf repair):

Lot 101 Canada #25iv

Lot 101 Canada #25iv 1868 3c red Large Queen with Goatee Variety, used, with grid cancel well away from variety. Certainly one of the finest of these known, with strong Goatee. Repaired perf at top center, else very fine and rare this nice. Accompanied by 2012 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Unitrade $2,500