Lot 3, Canada 1859 twelve pence Victoria “Scar” trial colour die proof, sold for $6,440

Lot 3Lot 3 Canada #3TC 1859-78 12d Queen Victoria “Scar” Trial Colour Die Proof, in deep vermilion, on horizontally ribbed bond paper, 0.003 in. thick, from the composite die proof. Large margins, huge at right and undoubtedly among the nicest examples existent, from our search of most of the important Pence name sales. A rare and desirable stamp. Unitrade CV C$8,500, sold for $5600 plus buyer’s premium.

Lot 3, Canada 1859 twelve pence Victoria “Scar” trial colour die proof

Lot 3Lot 3 Canada #3TC 1859-78 12d Queen Victoria “Scar” Trial Colour Die Proof, in deep vermilion, on horizontally ribbed bond paper, 0.003 in. thick, from the composite die proof. Large margins, huge at right and undoubtedly among the nicest examples existent, from our search of most of the important Pence name sales. A rare and desirable stamp. Unitrade CV C$8,500.

Lot 133 — Canada 1868 half cent Large Queen trial colour proof in rose

Sale 18 begins today with our lengthy and wide-ranging Canada section.

Lot 133Lot 133 Canada #21TCP 1868 ½c Large Queen Trial Colour Die Proof, in rose, on card. A rare proof from the trade sample sheet. The Brigham collection only had examples in green and two brown shades. Very fine. Estimate $4,000.