Lot 227 Canada #MR5 1916 2c + 1c Carmine Admiral War Tax, Perforated 12 x 8, mint never hinged, with huge margins all around, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2009 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. Rsv. $225. Unitrade CV$240, sold for C$225.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 222 Canada #MR3 1916 2c + 1c Carmine Admiral War Tax, Die I, mint never hinged, quite fresh with bright colour and extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2019 Greene Foundation certificate. A lovely stamp. Unitrade CV$120, sold for C$275.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 226 Canada #MR4iv 1916 2c + 1c Brown Admiral War Tax Imperforate Horizontally, Die I, an unused (no gum, as issued) block of four, very fine and scarce. Accompanied by a 2020 Greene Foundation certificate. Rsv. $850. Unitrade CV$1,500, sold for C$1,400.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 155 Canada #MR2B 1915 5c Blue Admiral with Two Line WAR TAX Overprint, mint never hinged, quite fresh and well centered, extremely fine. Ex. “Afab” collection, and accompanied by a 2011 Saskatoon Stamp Centre certificate of authenticity, justifiably giving the stamp high praise. From The Outaouais Collection. Unitrade CV$1,600, sold for C$1,350.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 157 Canada #MR2D 1915 50c Black Admiral with Two Line WAR TAX Overprint, mint never hinged, very fresh and well centered, extremely fine. A very nice stamp. The 50c War Tax is an elusive stamp, and is rarely found in the superlative quality of the example from the Outaouais Collection. The Unitrade catalogue keeps increasing the NH premium factor for this stamp, and auction realizations for premium examples keep supporting a higher valuation. We expect that this lot will not be any different. Unitrade CV$2,000, sold for C$1,900 plus 17% buyer’s premium.