Lot 144 Canada #63 1897 $3 yellow bistre Jubilee, mint never hinged, with sheet selvedge at left. Perfectly centered among four even margins, fresh and extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2014 Greene Foundation certificate. Unitrade footnote states “No. 61 to 65 ($1 to $5) in XF NH condition command very large premiums—copies of 63 to 65 ($3 to $5) were selling for up to $14,000 at auction over the past couple of years.” We believe this remarkable stamp should easily fit that description and valuation. Rsv. Unitrade CV$6,000, sold for C$8500 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 101 Canada #63 1897 $3 yellow bistre Jubilee, mint never hinged and very well centered. Just a hint of a paper bend at top, not mentioned in the certificate, still extremely fine and fresh. Accompanied by a 2016 Greene Foundation certificate. A lovely stamp. Unitrade CV$6,000, sold for C$5,800 plus buyer’s premium.