Lot 451 United States #65, 94, etc. 1861 3c Washington Old Time Collection, with 79 stamps laid out on three quadrille pages. We note a large range of contrasting shades, as well as postmarks including a page full of nice c.d.s. strikes, as well as a good number of grilled issues (unchecked by us for which grill specifically). A great lot for the specialist, with good possibilities for better items, overall fine or better. Catalogue numbers given are for least expensive regular, and grilled stamps, i.e. Scott 65 and 94. See scanned pages. Estimate C$200.
Lot 452 United States #65/78b 1861-66 2c to 90c Part Set, with 10 different issues (missing the 1c) on an old time quadrille page, showing a good variety of postmarks including blue and green, a star, etc. also includes better shade varieties (noted what appears to be a 5c olive yellow, 24c grey, etc). An overall fine group, with a few faults (5c has a tear, 90c a small thin) and unchecked by us for grills or other attributes. High catalogue value, all stamps are scanned online. Estimate $500.
Lot 396 United States #116 1869 10c Yellow Shield and Eagle, with “G” Grill, mint with full original gum, very lightly hinged. The stamp has a well defined grill and deep bright colour, nicely centered and very fine. Accompanied by a 1977 and 1990 Philatelic Foundation certificates, plus a 2008 PSE certificate giving it a “VF-XF 85” grade and an SMQ value of $3,350. Scott CV U$1,850, sold for C$2,800.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 426 United States #153 1870 24c Purple Scott, mint hinged, with yellowed gum, fine-very fine. Accompanied by 1990 and 2004 Philatelic Foundation certificates. Scott CV U$1,700, sold for C$1,900.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 534 United States #359 1909 3c Deep Violet Washington on Bluish Paper, mint hinged, fresh and very fine. Accompanied by 1988 APS and 2006 Philatelic Foundation certificates, the latter grading it as “VF-XF 85” with an SMQ value of $2,100. Scott CV U$1,800, sold for C$1,900.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.