Lot 120 Canada #37a 1871 3c rose Small Queen on Horizontal Wove Paper, mint with full original gum, lightly hinged and very fine. Ex. John Hillson. Unitrade CV$750, sold for C$550.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 641 Prince Edward Island #13c 1872 3c rose Queen Victoria, Perforated 12, Horizontal Pair Imperforate Between, mint with original hand applied gum, hinged and very fine. From the Louis Sidney Crosby Collection of Prince Edward Island. Unitrade CV$350, sold for C$350.00 plus buyer’s premium.
Lot 74 Canada #37P4 1870s 3c rose Small Queen Plate Proof, block of four on card-mounted India paper, with deep rich colour, large margins and extremely fine. Proof blocks of the Small Queens are rare and command significant premiums over the price of four single copies. A rare opportunity to obtain a rare item, as it is thought that only a very few blocks exist (among them this one, and one from the Cantor collection which was sold by our firm for a hammer of $4,400). Accompanied by a 2016 Greene Foundation certificate. Estimate $3,000, sold for C$2,600 plus buyer’s premium.
Plate proofs for many of the Small Queens values saw strong prices in the Cantor Sale. The following are all on card-mounted India paper:
Lot 25 One cent orange, Estimate $3000, sold for $3800 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 57 Two cent yellow green, Estimate $3000, sold for $4000 plus premium.
Lot 85 Three cent rose, Estimate $3000, sold for $4400 plus premium.
Lot 194 Ten cent dull rose, Unitrade CV$600, sold for $475 plus premium.
Lot 249 Twenty cent vermilion, Unitrade CV$600, sold for $800 plus premium.
Lot 250 Fifty cent deep blue, Unitrade CV$600, sold for $800 plus premium.