Lot 25 Canada #10 1857 6d Reddish Purple Consort Imperforate on Very Thick Soft Paper, mint with large part original gum (rare thus) and three large to very large margins, and just touching outer frameline at bottom right, fine. A very nice example of this rare mint stamp, missing from even the most advanced collections. Accompanied by a 2005 Greene Foundation certificate and a 2007 Philatelic Foundation certificate, the latter stating “light staining below the right 6” which we qualify more as trivial and does not detract from this great rarity. Advanced collectors know how rare the 6d reddish purple on very thick soft paper is in mint condition, with most known examples having various faults. Finding a collectible example with original gum is a true rarity. Rsv. $10,000. From the Outaouais Collection. Unitrade CV$40,000, sold for $13,500 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 83 Canada #10 1857 6d reddish purple Consort Imperforate on Very Thick Soft Paper, unused (no gum), with margins just touching to clear all around. There is a crease in lower right corner, visible from the back only, fine. A true Canadian rarity, missing from most advanced mint collections and accompanied by a 2015 Greene Foundation certificate. Unitrade CV$18,000.