Lot 510 Canada #MR2 1915 2c carmine Admiral War Tax, a mint never hinged single with bright, rich colour, ideal balanced centering and extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2018 Greene Foundation certificate. A very attractive example of this stamp. Unitrade CV$120, Rsv. Sold for C$170 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 326 Canada #MR4 1916 2c + 1c brown Admiral War Tax, Die II, mint never hinged, with large and even margins, bright fresh colour and extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2018 Greene Foundation certificate. A very nice stamp. Unitrade CV$120, sold for C$230.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 322 Canada #MR2D 1915 50c black Admiral Overprinted WAR TAX in Red, a rare postally used block of four, with “Montreal Station N” duplex cancels dated MAR.18.1915. Accompanied by a 2015 Greene Foundation certificate. The first we have seen, ex. Lussey. Unitrade CV$320, sold for C$325.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.
Lot 1783 Jamaica Specialized Collection of War Tax Issues, all mounted on old time quadrille pages from two different collections, all bought at Harmers of NY in 1951 and left in the original envelope since then. An advanced collection, with mint and used (many never hinged), singles and blocks, plate blocks, etc. All issues are represented, with a multitude of overprint varieties, mostly described, and includes many of those listed in Scott plus some only listed in Stanley Gibbons. We note inverted, missing letters, letters replaced manually, slanted letters, missing periods (stops), very light or over-inked strikes, at least one double impression (Scott $140), letter variations, surface-coloured stamps (white back variety), and much more. A quick spot check revealed an SG 72c (£200) in a pair with normal, SG 68d (used £35), Scott MR6c ($225) in a pair and a number of varieties cataloguing in Scott in the $15 and $100. There are a few examples of a vertical slash in front of the word WAR or in between the words WAR and STAMP which are not listed. Many of the varieties are in pairs or larger multiples with normal stamps. There are a little over 400 stamps included. Because these were stored for so long, the colours are all quite bright and fresh. A nice collection with a high catalogue value. (Page 1) (Page 2) (Page 3) (Page 4) (Page 5) (Page 6) (Page 7) (Page 8) Estimate $350, sold for C$700.00 plus 15% buyer’s premium.