Lot 196 Canada #39a 1873 6c yellow brown Small Queen Diagonal Half Used on Cover, mailed from Wilmot N.S. on AUG.20.1873 to Bridgetown N.S. (partial receiver on back), franked with a diagonal half of an early printing (one dot state) 6c Small Queen, paying the domestic rate. The stamp is properly tied by a grid cancel. Light overall soiling, still very fine and accompanied by a 1993 Robineau (Paris, France) certificate. From the John Hillson Collections, and illustrated in H&N, page 169. Unitrade CV $5,000.
Lot 342 Nova Scotia #5a 6d dark green Imperforate Bisect on 1860 cover mailed Wilmot NS (FEB.4.1860 dispatch on back) to Bridgetown (light receiver), franked with a bisected 6d (well tied by an oval grid), paying the 3d domestic rate. Missing backflap, still very fine and rare. Accompanied by a 1963 Philatelic Foundation (New York) certificate. Unitrade CV$7,000.