Lot 4 Canada #1P 1851 3d Beaver Plate Proof in Red, on India paper, with almost complete printer’s inscription in bottom margin, extremely fine. Unitrade CV$350, sold for C$275 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 3 Canada #1 1851 3d red Beaver Imperforate, on Laid Paper, used with a target cancel, four fairly even margins and very fine. This stamp shows light evidence of a re-entry, especially in the E and C of PENCE, to the left of the crown at top, not mentioned in the accompanying 2017 Greene Foundation certificate. Catalogue value is for a regular stamp. Unitrade CV$1,600, sold for C$900 plus buyer’s premium.
Lot 604 Canada #4 1858 3d Beaver Pair on Cover to USA, mailed from the “Russell’s Hotel” in Québec city on JUL.10.1858 (double broken circle tying stamps) and franked with a horizontal pair of imperforate 3d Beavers (faults) and addressed to Cincinnati, Ohio, with clear Montreal JUL.10 transit on back. Small edge faults caused by oversize contents, still attractive and fine. Estimate C$200.