Lot 1115 Canada #3Pi var 1851 12d black Queen Victoria Plate Proof, with Vertical SPECIMEN Overprint in Carmine and Major Re-Entry, on India paper, showing Trimble re-entry no. 12, being clear doubling of the framelines. Very fine and accompanied by a 2018 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. Unitrade CV$2,500, sold for C$1,800.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 11 Canada #3Pii 1851 12d Queen Victoria Plate Proof with SPECIMEN Diagonal Overprint in Red, on India paper, with large and even margins, very fine. Accompanied by a 2018 Greene Foundation certificate. A difficult plate proof to obtain. Unitrade CV$ 5,000, sold for C$3,800.00
Lot 9 Canada #3Pi 1851 12d black Queen Victoria Plate Proof, with Vertical SPECIMEN Overprint in Carmine, a lovely block of eight on card-mounted India paper, fresh and very fine. A stunning block, and certainly one of the great showpieces of Canadian philately. This item would certainly form the cornerstone of a proof collection. Unitrade CV$20,000, sold for C$23,000 plus buyer’s premium.