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.
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.