Lot 18 Canada #2TC 6d Consort Trial Colour Plate Proof Group of Three Different, all on India paper, with Unitrade numbers 2TCv, 2TCv (in an unlisted grey blue shade) and 2TCxii (mounted on card). Unitrade CV$925.
Lot 6 Canada #2TCi 6d Consort Trial Colour Plate Proof in Red Purple, a full sheet of 100 on India paper, showing the dramatic “burr on forehead” in position 43 (only listed in Unitrade as being on #13, but is now known on other Consort printings). A wonderful and rare sheet, proving the position of the variety, with the normal minor paper wrinkling often found on this fragile paper, still very fine and desirable. Rsv. $11,000. Unitrade CV$32,500.
Sale #23 begins today, with Canada & BNA, including a single-owner collection in the afternoon.
Lot 7 Canada #2TC 1857 6d Consort Trial Colour Plate Proof in Red Purple, scarce horizontal strip of four, from top of sheet, showing bottom part of plate inscription in top margin. Large margins, fresh and very fine. Unitrade CV$1,300.