Lot 917 New Zealand #8 1857 2d blue Queen Victoria Chalon Portrait Imperforate, on Thin Paper, used with light ideal numeral 15 of Nelson, four full margins, very fine. Scott CV U$200, sold for C$170.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 1424 Great Britain 1846 Cover to New Brunswick, franked with six copies of #4, being a single, a pair and a strip of three (Scott Specialized CV for stamps alone in these configurations is $600, and much more on cover). Mailed from Port Arlington (lovely blue c.d.s. dated MAY.12.1846 on front) to “St John’s” (with receiver dated JU?) and two transit datestamps MY 13 and MY 14. There is also a black straightline “MORE TO PAY” on front, beside a fancy “2” due marking. A very clean and attractive cover. Estimate C$150.
Lot 326 Great Britain #4 1841 2d blue Queen Victoria on bluish Paper, Imperforate, Watermark Small Crown, lovely used strip of three, with light 1844 type grid cancels, with large margins along the whole length of the top and bottom, plus showing a large part of both adjoining stamps at right and left. The owner has identified it as plate 3 (unverified by us) and with the “square footed J” variety. Deep, rich colour and extremely fine. S.G. #14, £255. Scott CV U$275, sold for C$170.00 plus buyer’s premium.