Lot 580, Prince Edward Island 1862 two pence Victoria die proof, VF

All this week we will be featuring highlights from the Crosby Collection.

Lot 580, Prince Edward Island 1862 two pence Victoria die proof, VF
Lot 580 Prince Edward Island #5DP 1862 2d Queen Victoria Die Proof in Rose Red on Wove Paper with horizontal mesh, measuring 27 x 30 mm. Very fine. Accompanied by a 2017 Greene Foundation certificate identifying it as a “die proof reprint.” Minuse & Pratt unlisted. 2017 V. G. Greene Foundation certificateBased on our research, we have only identified one example of a die proof in rose red for seven different values, the recorded example for the 1d, 3d, 6d and 9d values once graced the Lehr collection sold in 1992. The three remaining values recorded (2d, 1c and 3c) are part of the Crosby collection. Although the Greene Foundation identified these as reprints, they appear to have been printed in the 19th century. Each value is believed to be unique and the reason for their preparation will likely remain a mystery. From the Louis Sidney Crosby Collection of Prince Edward Island. Estimate C$250.

Lot 17 — Canada 1855 six pence slate grey Consort on wove paper, used

Auction #16 begins with an early start at 10:00am EST today. If you are attending the sale and have not visited our offices before, please note that access is via Coldrey Avenue, from Kirkwood south of the Queensway.

Lot 17Lot 17 Canada #5 1855 6d slate grey Consort on Wove Paper, used, with part target cancel and four large to decent margins. Very fine and accompanied by a 1991 APS certificate. Unitrade CV$2,000.

Lot 32 — Canada used three penny beaver on wove paper, sold for $374

Lot 32Lot 32 Canada #4var 1855 3d red Beaver on Wove Paper with Imprint, used with perfect strike of the Ottawa 4-ring #27 cancel. This stamp has an almost full imprint in its bottom sheet margin, missing only 3 letters to read “Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson, New York”. A stunning stamp, which should be presented upside down, to better highlight both the cancel and the imprint. Extremely fine. Unitrade CV$300, SOLD for $325 plus buyer’s premium.