Lot 597, PEI 1862 three pence blue Victoria, NH complete sheet of 30, sold for $1035

Lot 597 Prince Edward Island #6, 6d var 1862 3d blue Queen Victoria, Perforated 11.7 and Part Imperforate, a complete sheet of 30, with original hand applied gum, with the right hand column of pairs being imperforate between, caused by missing vertical row of perforations (this variety is unlisted in Unitrade). The leftmost vertical row of perforations ends at bottom in a hook, as there was a fold-over when perforated. Overall fresh, with all stamps never hinged (hinged in selvedge only), a tiny spot of toning on one of the imperf-between pairs, else overall fine. From a late printing, and includes an unlisted constant variety “break in R” in position 16. From the Louis Sidney Crosby Collection of Prince Edward Island. Estimate $750, sold for C$900 plus buyer’s premium.