Lot 836 Nova Scotia #2 1857 3d Blue Heraldic Imperforate, a mint block of four, with full original hinged gum. A remarkable, and very rare block, with bright, fresh colour and large margins. The block shows a tiny scissor cut in the margin between two stamps and has light creases in the margins, still very fine and desirable. Ex. Hiroyuki Kanai (1985) and accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $3,200. Unitrade CV$12,800.
Lot 768 Mauritius 1d red and 2p blue Queen Victoria Compound Die Proofs on card measuring 128x101mm. This was made from the original dies from which the two stamps were printed Only a small number were printed before the dies were defaced. A rare opportunity to own die proof impressions of two of the rarest and most expensive stamps ever issued. Very fine. Estimate $1,000, realized $1250.00.