Lot 421 British Columbia & Vancouver Island #1 1860 2½d Dull Rose Queen Victoria Imperforate, a mint horizontal pair with sheet margin at left showing imprint. This stunning pair still retains its full original thin white, dull gum, is lightly hinged and has four large to clear margins, very fine. An extremely rare stamp in this format and quality, with an accordingly huge catalogue value and very reasonable reserve price. Accompanied by a 2020 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $36,000. Unitrade CV$120,000.
Lot 527 British Columbia #1 1860 2½d dull rose Queen Victoria Imperforate, Unwatermarked, unused (no gum) with clear to large margins, exceptionally fresh and fine-very fine. Accompanied by a 1973 Philatelic Foundation (New York) certificate. A very nice example of this world rarity. Unitrade CV$18,000.