Lot 638 — Great Britain 1882 ten shilling slate on white paper, used

Lot 638Lot 638 Great Britain #91a 1882 10sh slate Queen Victoria on White Paper, Watermark Anchor, used, with rather heavy but centered “96” numeral in grid cancel. Hint of crease on upper right perf tip mentioned for the record, else a very fine and rare stamp. Ex. “JAL” collection. Catalogue value includes a 25% premium for having four margins clear of design. Scott CV$5,937.

Lot 242 — Canada #91b Five Cent Edward Blue on White, Realized $1265

This realization is even more remarkable for the fact that a similar stamp described as ‘superb’ sold for $500 in a major public auction in New York two days later. Ours was on white paper and theirs on blue. White is a bit scarcer, and while we didn’t say ‘superb,’ the one in our sale is better-centered.

Canada #91bLot 242, Canada #91b 1903 5c blue on white paper King Edward, mint never hinged, fresh and very fine. Unitrade CV$1400. $1100 hammer.