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ANDORRA, FRENCH ADMINISTRATION
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ANDORRA, FRENCH ADMINISTRATION In a Lighthouse hingeless album, virtually complete from First issue to 2009 including airs and dues; only the 1991 Europa and a few 2008-2009 stamps are missing. Mostly hinged to late 1950s and mostly NH thereafter. The odd flaw on earlier stamps but care was taken to select fresh, clean items throughout; an attractive and comprehensive collection of this popular country, F-VF (Scott 2021 US$4,745)
Est. $1,000+
AUSTRALIA
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AUSTRALIA as received 1937 to 1989, virtually complete on nicely typewritten quadrilled pages, housed in a green Scott album, includes many listed and unlisted varieties, a few KGVI stamps LH but the vast majority of the hundreds of stamps in the collection are NH including both £1 Robes (1938 chalky & 1948 thin papers) and both Navigator sets. Noted as well Frama labels, coils, paper types, test coils and complete booklets; a beautiful collection, routinely VF (Scott 2020 cat. well over US$3,500)
Est. $750+
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AUSTRALIA Very comprehensive and mounted on typewritten quadrilled pages, housed in a green Scott album; running from 1937 to about 1990, hundreds of stamps are present and highly complete including high values (note Robes sets on both papers, Arms and Navigators), as well as coils, booklet panes, emergency printings, papers, varieties, etc., we also note a good page of official overprints 1931-1933, airmails, some Framas and covers. A very nice collection, mainly VF throughout (Scott 2020 cat. over US$2,000)
Est. $500+
BAHAMAS
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BAHAMAS Displayed on Lindner hingeless pages, mostly complete and only lacking "Staircase" and 1921-1934 KGV Script CA set to complete a span of nearly 65 years. A few stamps very lightly hinged (appear NH at first glance) in first two sets, then all mint NEVER HINGED with fresh colours including definitives with shades / printings such as KGVI 5sh (4), £1 (3), noted Gibbons listed Elongated "E" variety on 1952 ½p claret, 1970-1971 White Paper varieties on three values including better 8c (Scott 257a). Selected VF condition throughout (Scott 2021 US$2,956 + Gibbons variety £180)
Est. $750+
BARBADOS
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BARBADOS 1854 (October 11) Folded cover prepaid to London, England, small nick at top, rated "1/-" in red crayon with a bold, superbly struck British "Crown" Paid at Barbadoes handstamp in vivid red colour at top right, two different Barbadoes dispatch datestamps on back, "tombstone" PAID NO 1 1854 receiver in red on front; a lovely Crowned-circle handstamped cover, F-VF (SG CC1)
Est. $500+
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BARBADOS 1856 (September 5) Blue folded cover bearing an impressive large margined (1p) deep blue on white paper, portion of sheet margin at top, neatly tied by sharp oval grid "1" in black paying the local letter rate, manuscript "4" for ship letter rate to Trinidad, two different Barbados SP 5 1856 backstamps along with partially legible receiver. An attractive, early dated cover mailed at inter-island rate, VF (SG 10)
Est. $350+
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BARBADOS 15,An exceptional upper left Plate "2" horizontal strip of five - characteristic small engraved "2" visible at top left of Position 1, few exist, hinged in the margin only, all stamps are NEVER HINGED. A Fine and important plate number piece ideal for exhibition, Fine+ (SG 21)

Provenance: Hodsell Hurlock, H.R. Harmer, Ltd. London, June 1958; Lot 233
Claude Cartier, Part One, April 1977; Lot 13
Est. $1,500+
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BARBADOS 16b,A phenomenal unused imperforate variety block of fifteen (5 x 3), sheet margin at left and mostly large margins on other sides, characteristic worn impression, without gum as do nearly all (if not all) existing imperforates, the SECOND LARGEST KNOWN MULTIPLE only slightly surpassed by a block of sixteen (ex. Hurlock, Wheeler, Deakin). A fabulous multiple ideal for a world-class collection, VF; 1988 BPA cert. (SG 23a)

Provenance: Gilbert Collection of Barbados, Ivy, Shreve & Mader, March 1992; Lot 59
Est. $7,500+
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BARBADOS 17,A selected mint block of four with great colour, well-above average centering and full original gum, lower pair with just a trace of hinging. A very scarce block (about half a dozen recorded), VF OG (SG 25)
Est. $750+
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BARBADOS 17,A superb mint pair, very well centered within noticeably large margins, large part original gum, XF OG; 1961 RPS of London certificate (SG 25)
Est. $400+
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BARBADOS 17,A brilliant, fresh and unusually choice mint single with full original gum, VF LH (SG 25)
Est. $200+
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BARBADOS 17a variety,A remarkably perforated lower left corner pair; left stamp shows an extra vertical line of perforations resulting in a 4mm wide "gutter" between stamps, full original gum, Fine+ and most striking (SG 26 var.)
Est. $300+
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BARBADOS 18,Mint top margin block of four in a distinctive shade, with appealing large margins, creasing in margin only; a beautiful block that really stands out, F-VF; 1962 RPS of London cert. (SG 28) ex. Hodsell Hurlock (June 1959), Leslie Wheeler (May 1970) and pictured on the back cover of this important "name-sale" auction catalogue.
Est. $2,000+
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BARBADOS 20,A spectacular mint block of fifteen with exceptional colour and overall freshness, one tone spot, full original gum with six stamps NEVER HINGED. According to the Roett census this is the SECOND LARGEST KNOWN MULTIPLE. A glorious showpiece, Fine+ (SG 31) ex. J.L. Messenger (March 1983), Joseph Hackmey (April 1986)
Est. $3,000+
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BARBADOS 20c,A premium quality mint pair with exceptional colour and equally superb centering, large part original gum; as fresh as the day it was printed, XF OG (SG 33 £400+)
Est. $500+
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BARBADOS 21,A remarkable upper right margin mint block of ten, displaying radiant colour and in an excellent state of preservation, full original gum with nine stamps NEVER HINGED. A great "Britannia" positional block, Fine + OG (SG 34) ex. Leslie Wheeler (May 1970; Lot 495), Frank Deakin (April 2010)
Est. $1,500+
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BARBADOS 55variety,A superb mint block of twelve, characteristic deep radiant colour, extremely well centered and in immaculate condition, showing watermark variety Crown to right of CC (sideways, inverted), full original gum with most stamps lightly hinged. This impressive multiple once graced the famous Charlton Henry collection (sold in 1961). A wonderful showpiece, VF OG / LH; 1961 BPA cert. (SG 79w)
Est. $2,000+
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BARBADOS 140-150,An extremely rare plate proof set of ten on thick watermarked gummed paper; described as "the only single set" according to the authoritative "The Stamps of Barbados" handbook by Edmund Bayley, VF OG (SG 201-211) ex. Vestey Collection (September 2015; Lot 82)
Est. $5,000+
BRITISH GUIANA
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BRITISH GUIANA 6,Waterlow & Sons. first lithographed stamp with well clear to large margins, hint of rubbing expertly touched up in places, otherwise completely devoid of the usual flaws so prevalent on this fragile surface coloured paper, lightly cancelled with Demerara double arc datestamp. A very collectable example of this classic rarity, VF (SG 9 £5,500)

Expertization: 1993 Peter Holcombe certificate
Cat. $7,000
BRUNEI
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BRUNEI 13-38,The set of 26 used stamps (plus four extra shades, not catalogued), many with clear Brunei black or blue CDS postmarks; 30c black and purple with light crease. A nice set, VF (SG 23-47 £775)
Cat. $1,074+
CAPE OF GOOD HOPE
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CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 6,A selected used example with full even margins, light unobtrusive "CGH" triangle grid cancel, VF (SG 8 £300)
Cat. $300
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CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 7,A superb used example with unusually large margins, shows portion of the adjacent stamp at foot, fabulous uniform colour and bold impression on fresh paper, devoid of the usual flaws so prevalent on this issue, nicely struck "CGH" triangle grid cancellation. A great stamp for the connoisseur, XF; 1994 RPS of London cert. (SG 13 £3,000) ex. Alan Stevenson (November 1950)
Cat. $2,750
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CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 9,A marvelous example of this elusive classic stamp, with large margins all around and in flawless condition, light "CGH" triangular grid ideally positioned. A premium stamp seldom seen as such, XF; 1982 BPA cert. (SG 14 £2,250)
Cat. $2,500
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CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 9c,An appealing example of this distinctive, scarcer printing, showing bold colour, clear impression and mostly large margins; couple trivial thin specks not even mentioned in accompanying certificate, ideally struck with light central "CGH" triangular grid cancel, VF appearance; 1955 RPS of London cert. (SG 14c £5,500)
Cat. $5,750
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CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 14,A selected mint example with large even margins, printed in a lovely shade, large part original gum; Roumet guarantee backstamp, VF (SG 20 £425)
Cat. $450
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CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 15,An attractive used example with full margins, brilliant colour and light cancellation, VF (SG 21 £750)
Cat. $725
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CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 178,Sgt. Major Goodyear used, well centered and fresh with large portion of Mafeking MY 4 1900 CDS, VF (SG 17 £350)
Cat. $425
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CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 180,General Baden-Powell used; the elusive wide design type, well centered, hint of foxing on a few perf tips at foot, light central Mafeking MY 12 1900 CDS postmark, VF (SG 21 £1,300)
Cat. $1,350
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CAPE OF GOOD HOPE A selection of ten different mainly used, noted Perkins Bacon 1p rose unused and used, 4p blue and deep blue, 6p slate purple (2), one appears unused, 1sh yellow green, light crease. DLR printings 1p deep carmine red used, 4p steel blue shade used , tiny pinhole not mentioned in 1998 Brandon cert., 1sh emerald used. Also Mafeking 3p blue Gen. Baden-Powell (18½mm wide) used with light thins. Overall condition well-above average for these challenging stamps.
Est. $1,000+
CEYLON
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CEYLON 2,A superb margined used single with radiant colour on fresh paper, light grid cancelled, XF GEM (SG 1 £450)
Cat. $525
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CEYLON 4a,An impressive large margined used example, small portion of adjacent stamps on both sides, great colour on fresh paper, XF GEM (SG 3a £90+)
Cat. $105+
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CEYLON 6,An extraordinary used example surrounded by unusually large margins, fabulous colour on pristine paper, ideal light grid cancellation. A superb stamp for the perfectionist, XF GEM (SG 5 £150+)
Cat. $175+
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CEYLON 7a shade,A nice used single with rich "cinnamon" colour (a light reddish brown shade), a well clear at foot to very large margins, portion of adjacent stamp at right, central grid cancel, VF (SG 6a shade £550)
Cat. $575
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CEYLON 9,A beautiful, select used single with ample margins, rich colour and light grid cancel; difficult to find, VF; 1992 RPS of London cert. (SG 8 £900)
Cat. $1,050
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CEYLON 10,An exceptional used single with impressive large margins, deep colour on pristine paper, neat grid cancel, XF (SG 9 £325)
Cat. $350
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CEYLON 12,A choice mint example with ample margins, deep rich colour and large part original gum; a nice stamp, VF; 1977 RPS of London cert. (SG 11 £800)
Cat. $950
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CEYLON Seventeen used stamps including a 1p blue pair, condition is rather mixed as usual, some clever repairs (i.e. 2p, 8p, 10p) but also nice examples such 1p deep blue with Major Re-entry, three 1sh slate violet (two are sound, one signed H. Bloch), 1sh9p green four margins, light corner crease otherwise VF, better 1sh9p yellow green close to clear margins, small tear at foot (2005 Sismondo cert.), 2sh blue four margin example, colour somewhat oxidized and light stain on back, still VF. A useful lot.
Est. $1,000+
CHINA
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CHINA 307-310,Matching set of four mint top plate number "1" blocks of six, bright fresh colours and full original gum, scarce and desirable, F-VF NH (Scott cat. as hinged singles only)
Cat. $1,080+
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CHINA Emphasis on 1920s-1950s issues housed in four small and three large retail binders, many hundreds identified on cards (using reference other than Scott) many years ago and untouched since. Replete with local surcharges, Provincial overprinted stamps (i.e. Hopei, Inner Mongolia, Kwantung, Manchukuo, Sinkiang, Taiwan, etc.), Liberated Areas. Duplication ranges from two to over ten examples. An unchecked lot and ideal lot for study, tremendous retail potential.
Est. $750+
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CHINA Hundreds mint / used stamps, multiples, etc. including myriad overprints, surcharges, emphasis on 1930s and 1940s, duplication sorted in glassines / manila stockpages, a large percentage still unsorted with great potential for better findings. In addition, we noticed a large selection of revenues, some anti-bandit handstamps, a lovely display on pages (some on cards) of Manchukuo post-war local provincial overprints (precursors to Northeast Liberation Area), some perforation errors noting PRC Scott 114 unused horizontal pair imperforate between among others, four large covers registered to Canada with impressive inflation-era multiple frankings, special delivery stamps and much more. Mixed to very fine throughout
Est. $500+
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CHINA Noted China 1932 Sven Hedin mint AND used sets - former mounted on Expedition presentation card. A few PRC presentation folders, various mint NH new issues and booklets from 1980s. Large unsorted accumulation of early PRC & Provinces unused no gum as issued stamps, a few mint ROC souvenir sheets noting Scott #1114a. Plus a large (loose) assortment of PRC 1950s-1960s cancelled to order stamps. Needs checking.
Est. $500+
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CHINA Substantial lot of over 120 covers and postcards; a few fronts not counted. Focus on 1920s definitive series, many addressed to Canada, others to USA, Europe or domestic with airmail, express, multiple frankings, etc. Most in individual plastic sleeves, many of which are annotated on rates, markings, etc. Mixed condition (faults) to F-VF; a useful lot for the specialist.
Est. $750+
CONGO DEMOCRATIC REP.
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CONGO DEMOCRATIC REP. On Minkus album pages, consisting of Belgian Congo (plus some Ruanda-Urundi) mint or used. Then mostly mint NH and in mounts for independent countries - Congo D.R. 1960-1969, Burundi 1963-1969 & Rwanda 1962-1968. Excellent degree of completion of the 1960s for aforementioned countries, including great topicals, airmails, souvenir sheets, etc. Unusually comprehensive and hard to find as such, Mainly F-VF (Scott 2021 US$1,955)
Est. $600+
CYPRUS
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CYPRUS Organized in a small stockbook with emphasis (and value) focused on Queen Victoria and King Edward VII stamps, minor flaws noted on some earlier issues but noted better items such as 1880 1sh green (Plate 13) signed by expert H. Bloch, 1881 ½p-6pi, etc. (Scott 2021 US$3,932)
Est. $1,000+
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CYPRUS Mounted on attractively typewritten quadrilled pages housed in a green Scott album, beginning with some Victorian and Edward VII issues, then the collection starts in earnest with 1935 Silver Jubilee, first issues of KGVI with all printings and perf varieties identified, Silver Wedding, early QEII sets and onward more or less complete to 1996, virtually all used except for 1963 Boy Scout sheetlet. Carefully assembled and selected throughout, F-VF (Scott 2020 cat. over US$1,900)
Est. $500+
EGYPT
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EGYPT A nice selection showing legible to very clear postmarks on early Sphinx issues: Salonicchi (Salonica) Greece (4; one is a pair), Scio, Greece (4), Tenedos, Turkey (1), Mersina, Turkey (1), Lagos, Greece (3) and Gedda, Saudi Arabia (5). A few with trivial flaws but mainly sound, a scarce group ideal for a specialist.
Est. $350+
FALKLAND ISLANDS
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FALKLAND ISLANDS An extensive collection balance written up on Scott pages, includes hundreds of stamps with numerous items cataloguing from $5 to $75 each, we note for example scarce Victorian Issues, 1948 Wedding plus complete definitive sets of 1950, 1960, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1978, 1982, etc., a desirable lot and overall in nice condition, F-VF (Scott 2020 cat. over US$2,700)
Est. $750+
FAROE ISLANDS
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FAROE ISLANDS Housed in four (as new) Davo hingeless albums with slipcases, the fourth album dedicated to a few Christmas seals sheets / sheetlets. Virtually complete, extensive coverage as well of booklet panes, souvenir sheets & sheetlets, computer printed stamps, etc., all in VF NH mint condition
Est. $600+
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FAROE ISLANDS In black mounts in two White Ace albums, appears complete for period, also a stockbook with numerous complete booklets (a few with varieties) and some more recent new issues. VF NH throughout
Est. $400+
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FAROE ISLANDS For 1975 to 2017 complete, plus yearbooks 1987-2010 complete, VF NH
Est. $300+
FIJI
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FIJI Mounted on attractively typewritten quadrilled pages housed in a green Scott album; about half of the value is in earlier stamps with the other half from 1937 to 1996, noting scarcer 1870s issues, some 1891-1892 surcharges; issues of 1954, 1959, 1962, etc., virtually complete from 1953 to end of period covered; a wonderful lot in well-above average used condition, Fine to Very Fine (Scott 2020 cat. over US$2,500)
Est. $600+
FRANCE
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FRANCE Displayed (and mostly identified) on stockpages with an impressive showing of the 20 centimes Napoleon, consisting of 287 singles plus ten multiples and 10 covers; myriad shades, papers, dies abound combined with an equally remarkable range of different small & large numeral dotted cancels, ambulant letter coded cancels, etc. Condition variable but mainly fine to superb throughout. A fabulous lot for a specialist and ideal for continuation.
Est. $600+
FRENCH COLONIES
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FRENCH COLONIES 15,An impressive used block of four surrounded by large margins, characteristic bright colour and impression, light thins and faint horizontal crease on lower pair, top pair is sound, unobtrusive lozenge of dots cancellation; a scarce used block with VF appearance; 2016 Sismondo cert. (Scott Classic US$2,900; Yvert 10 €3,400)
Est. $500+
GAMBIA
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GAMBIA Mounted and written up on a dozen quadrilled pages, a detailed study of nine early Cameo type forgeries, followed by over 50 fake cancels on genuine stamps (along with a few genuine cancels for comparison). Many of the fake cancels attributed to Madame Joseph and quite deceiving
Est. $250+
GERMANY
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GERMANY Booklet panes of Scott 671a and 675a; five booklets (Michel MH-1 € 900 each), one has surface faults to front cover only, others choice with fresh NH panes. Also a 1955 booklet of two panes of President Heuss (Michel MH-2a € 320; Scott 704a, 708a).
Est. $500+
GERMAN COLONIES-MARIANA I
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GERMAN COLONIES-MARIANA I 21-29,1911 (Feb. 1) Registered cover mailed from Saipan, bearing mid & high values 25pf to 5m Kaiser's Yacht, all tied by light dispatch CDS postmarks, addressed to Chemnitz, Germany with two 9.6.11 receiving datestamps on back, attractive, F-VF (Scott 21-29)
Est. $500+
GERMAN COLONIES-MARSHALL
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GERMAN COLONIES-MARSHALL 7-12, 13-25,Used set of six and 1901 3pf-5m Kaiser's Yacht used set of 13; most with clear Jaluit CDS postmarks, a few values backstamped including 2m & 5m values, F-VF
Cat. $1,170
GIBRALTAR
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GIBRALTAR Mounted on attractively written-up quadrilled pages, about a third of the value concentrated on earlier issues, the balance on 1937 to 1990 with a very high degree of completion, we note the 1938-1951 issue with various printings, Silver Wedding, QEII sets of 1953, 1960, 1969, 1971 pairs, etc. Mainly selected condition throughout, F-VF (Scott 2020 cat. over US$2,100)
Est. $500+
GREAT BRITAIN
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GREAT BRITAIN 7d,An impressive mint single, exceptionally fresh with large reversed "V R" (inverted) watermark; touching outer frame at foot and just clear along right frame, a beautiful stamp showing portion of sheet margin at left, excellent embossing with "1WW" imprint clearly visible at foot of Queen's bust, small hinging to otherwise full original gum. Overall quality noticeably better than normally encountered for this key mint stamp, Fine+ (Scott cat. US$18,000; SG 60Wi £19,500)
Est. $3,500+
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GREAT BRITAIN 93a,A very well centered mint hinged example of this high value in the distinctive first printing, SPECIMEN handstamp in black, natural gum wrinkling at top as normally encountered, VF OG (SG 133s £3,000)
Est. $1,500+
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GREAT BRITAIN 98-107,A selected mint set of ten with SPECIMEN handstamp overprints in black (type GB9, circa. 1884); 2½p negligible gum toning mentioned for the record, typical centering for the issue, displaying remarkable, true bright colours and full original gum; a lovely set, Fine LH (SG 187s-196 £1,790; the 9p stamp watermarked sideways inverted)
Est. $1,000+
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GREAT BRITAIN 109,A well centered mint single with bright fresh colour, large font SPECIMEN (20 x 3mm; circa. 1891) overprint in black, VF OG (SG 183s £550)
Est. $350+
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GREAT BRITAIN 124,A well centered mint single with intact perforations, brilliant fresh colour, tiny translucent gum spot at top left and light vertical gum crease, VF OG (Scott cat. $4,000; SG 212 £3,500)
Est. $750+
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GREAT BRITAIN 209,A bright fresh mint single, F-VF NH (SG 438 for hinged £750)
Cat. $1,100
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GREAT BRITAIN 209,A nice mint single with sheet margin at foot, small corner bend at top right, F-VF NH (SG 438 for hinged £750)
Cat. $1,100
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GREAT BRITAIN 251,A brilliant fresh, well centered mint block of four with sheet margin at foot, VF NH
Cat. $1,100
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GREAT BRITAIN BK11,Edition number 35, complete containing panes of six of ½p, 1p, 1½p and pane of four + two advert labels of 1½p, wmk Crown & Block GvR Multiple, along with advert interleaves, VF NH (SG BB12 £875)
Cat. $775
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GREAT BRITAIN Revenue,Artist essay of 1893 Bill or Note Ten Shillings denomination, with strongly embossed central "Crown", the surrounding design hand-painted in pink, black and Chinese white on thick card measuring 67 x 88 mm, ink manuscript date “11.7.93” and initialled at foot and "July 11th 93" at top. Possibly unique and stated by K. Bileski to be from the Ferrari collection, attractive, VF
Est. $350+
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GREAT BRITAIN Includes 22 mint, 43 used and five SPECIMEN stamps, all identified and organized on three stockpages (plus a few items with flaws not counted). Noted better select items: Scott used #22a inverted watermark, 37, 44 Pl. 4 corner position single, 52 "C38" (Callao, Peru) cancel, 55, 70, 106, 108, 109, 142 £1 green KEVII Guernsey CDS. Also an embossed 1854 6p purple, touching framelines but sound, Richter backstamp. Mint issues with Scott #61 Pl. 11, 67 Pl. 9, 82 Pl. 23, 104, 108, etc. (Scott cat. for sound mint / used issues over US$12,000). And five different Specimen stamps; Gibbons 175s VF LH, 181s, 187s, 190s, 193s; cat. £1,400.
Est. $1,500+
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GREAT BRITAIN Displayed on a stockpage, condition rather mixed, including Scott #1, 4 with Maltese Cross "2" number in black, #4 used grid '353' cancelled strip of three, #96 2sh6p sound used (appears bluish paper), #124 sound used CDS, #109 two shades, both sound used, etc. Also nice mint LH 1919 10sh Seahorse.
Est. $750+
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GREAT BRITAIN Lot of 17 covers (and two fronts - one is 1840 2p blue [RA] to Bellinsaloe, Ireland) mainly franked with Surface-printed issues postmarked between 1854-1878 to different destinations - Austria (6), France (3), Schleswig-Holstein (5) and Turkey. Noted eight different rates (not taking into account destination); including better 6p violet embossed + pair 2p blue perf 16 shortpaid to Bordeaux, France, 1865 (May) 9p straw single-franking to Schleswig, etc. Condition variable from mixed to Fine or better; noted some very nice, choice covers.
Est. $1,000+
GREENLAND
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GREENLAND All neatly in mounts and housed in a Scott album with pages up to 2016. Virtually complete lacking only the 1945 overprinted set. Includes definitives, commemoratives, self-adhesives, souvenir sheets, miniature panes, semi-postals and a few Christmas seals. A wonderful collection, NH starting in 1957, VF (Scott 2021 US$3,975)
Est. $1,000+
HONG KONG
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HONG KONG 1941 (December 7) Cover addressed to Winnipeg, Canada, on the Eve of Japanese Occupation of Hong Kong, bearing 5c commemorative and 15c carmine (Scott 159, 170) tied by Victoria 7 DE 41 double ring datestamp, superb large boxed handstamp "Detained in Hong Kong / by Japanese / From December 1941 to September 1945", triangular purple "Passed by Censor 137" on back. Greeting card enclosed endorsed by "Major K G Baird The Winnipeg Grenadiers Force C Canadian Army Overseas" along short well wishes message. Also includes copy of Mutual Life Assurance monthly publication "The Agent's Bulletin" illustrating the cover and tells Major Baird story of service, capture and repatriation. An elusive and desirable instructional WWII marking, VF
Est. $750+
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HONG KONG Organized in a thick stockbook starting with KGV issues to modern 2000s. Duplicated range mostly confined to KGVI issues and of lesser degree on modern souvenir sheets. Better sets throughout including a wide range of souvenir sheets. From 1953 nearly all NH. Also several pages with a few hundred used stamps (not catalogued) from Queen Victoria to 1990s. A useful lot in overall clean condition, Fine to Very Fine (Scott 2021 for mint issues alone is US$5,332)
Est. $1,250+
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HONG KONG Mounted on typewritten up quadrilled pages, starting with useful Victorian issues, surcharges; then KGVI and quite extensive QEII from 1953 to end of 1980s, which carries the bulk of the value, plus back-of-book with postage dues, China overprinted issues, etc. A clean and attractive lot, mainly F-VF throughout (Scott 2020 cat. over US$2,700)
Est. $600+
IRELAND
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IRELAND Mounted or in clear mounts on clean Minkus album pages, the early definitive sets virtually complete (only lacking the 1922 Dec. Irish Free State Thom blue-black overprint 2sh6p & 5sh) but with extra 1935 2sh6p & 5sh Re-engraved. Better sets such as 1922 Dollard 2sh6p-10sh fresh mint, 1922 Thom 2sh6p-10sh set of 3 (2013 Brandon cert.) with toned gum, 2sh6p with minor corner crease, Irish Free State Somerset House 2sh6p-10sh narrow and wide mint sets of three, 1935 2sh6p-10sh mint set, 1937 St. Patrick's, etc. Quite complete thereafter; overall nice quality throughout.
Est. $1,500+
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IRELAND Lot of 21 complete booklets (18 different), includes 1948-1950 2sh6p "36-53", 1954 4sh "37-54" (2), 1956 4sh "38-56", 1958-1961 4sh all four editions, 1962-1963 3sh "44-63", 1964 3sh (2), 1969 6sh, etc. VF NH (SG cat. £1,274 to 1969 plus Hibernian cat. €136 for decimal booklets)
Est. $500+
78
IRELAND Complete booklet, edition "33-50", containing panes of six of ½p, 1p (2) and 2½p, choice, VF NH (SG SB8 £325)
Est. $200+
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IRELAND Complete booklet, edition "31-48", containing panes of six of ½p, 1p (2) and 2½p, scarcer booklet type - without last interleave showing postal rates, unlisted in Gibbons, VF NH (Hibernian HB7b € 750, SG SB8 var. £325+)
Est. $350+
80
IRELAND Graf Zeppelin,Unsealed envelope from Dublin to Uruguay at printed matter rate via Berlin and Friedrichshafen, shows four flight cachets (one on back), franked with 9p O'Connell pair tied by 6 JY 33 dispatch postmarks. Boarding at Friedrichshafen for LZ-127 Trans-Atlantic flight to South America, Montevideo backstamp, VF (Scott 82)
Est. $250+
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IRELAND 1922 (January) KGV Registered Envelope 5p light green, unused (format F), manufacture date "A.Q." code under intact gummed flap, VF (FAI EU1a € 375)
Est. $200+
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IRELAND 1922 (May) KGV Registered Envelope 5p light green, unused (format F), manufacture date "E.Q." code under intact gummed flap, VF (FAI EU1a € 375)
Est. $200+
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IRELAND 1922 (January) KGV Registered Envelope 5p light green, unused (format G), manufacture date "E.Q." code under intact gummed flap, VF (FAI EU1a € 375)
Est. $200+
84
IRELAND 1923 (July) KGV Registered Envelope 5p olive, unused, Format "G" letter imprint, manufacture date "G.R." code under intact gummed flap, VF (FAI EU1c € 350)
Est. $200+
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IRELAND 1923 (August) KGV Registered Envelope 5p olive, unused, Format "F" letter imprint, manufacture date "H.R." code under intact gummed flap, VF (FAI EU1c € 350)
Est. $200+
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IRELAND 1924 (January) KGV Registered Envelope 5p olive, unused, Format "G" letter imprint, manufacture date "A.S." code under intact gummed flap, VF (FAI EU1c € 350)
Est. $200+
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IRELAND An attractive lot of well over 100 unused registered envelopes, mainly different with emphasis on the Harp series of 1924 to early 1980s and on larger size G, H and the scarce K envelopes, including various types and sub-listings; some are identified while others need further study. Noted better early 5p olive KGV envelopes such as Format "F" with code "H.R.", Format "H" with code "G.R.", small mounting mark, Format "K" with code "L.R." light overall ageing but scarce. In addition there is a binder of unused aerograms, postal cards, wrappers and lettercards. Seldom encountered this comprehensive, nice condition throughout.
Est. $750+
88
IRELAND Substantial lot of over 90 used registered envelopes, a high percentage uprated for domestic and international rates on Harp series 1924 to early 1980s - mostly F and G size envelopes noting different types, postmarks, instructional markings and an interesting array of small town registered labels shown affixed to these envelopes. Also noted better early 5p light KGV envelope (format G) Edenderry 2 JA 23 to London and a 5p olive KGV envelope, Format "F" imprint Dublin 20 JU 24 to England with POSTED OUT OF COURSE "186" marking and "3D to PAY". In addition to these, several used postal cards, envelopes, wrappers. Mixed condition in places but mainly selected throughout; a useful lot for the specialist.
Est. $500+
89
IRELAND Collection with 40 covers displayed on pages with write-up, starts with two early Money Letters to Dublin, a few grid "183" cancelled covers - 3p, 5p, 7p rates, also 1sh + 4p rate on 1876 cover to Bermuda, 2p + 6p on mourning cover to Melbourne, Victoria State, followed by strong showing of Registered Postal Envelopes mostly from Queen Victoria and KEVII era with 2p (or 3p or others) indicia shown on back or front; many uprated with stamps; different registry labels late 19th - early 20th century, etc. Some mixed condition but generally F-VF
Est. $1,000+
90
IRELAND A beautiful collection of over 80 covers displayed on pages, many with write up, a wonderful array of rates and frankings noting a registered airmail cover to Tehran, Persia franked with 1p KGV three line and five line overprint including three coil-join pairs, registered airmail to Egypt with two 2p coil-join pairs, 2p green (Scott 68) strip of three registered to England postmarked 6 DE 22 on first day of constitution; other scarcer destinations such as South Africa, Curacao, Mexico. Noteworthy selection of ten KGV bright green or olive shade Registered Postal Envelopes (Format F or G), four being uprated, a nice representation of Harp Series 5p and 5½p registered postal envelopes; a few commemorative usages, meters, stampless officials. Minor flaws in places; mainly VF
Est. $1,500+
91
IRELAND About 50 covers plus a few registered letter certificates & Avis de Réception receipts, mounted on double size exhibit pages. Noted pre-Independence covers, uprated postal registered envelopes, various foreign destinations including China, India, Peru, opened and sealed by censors, airmails, frankings, study of registered labels, etc. Also assortment of additional covers, most in glassines noting 1922-1923 Thom 2sh6p single franking on local Dublin cover, large assortment of different town registered labels on cards, registered FDC from 1950s and 1960s, modern era covers up to late 1980s including one addressed to Equatorial Africa, etc. Condition from mixed to mainly F-VF; a great lot for expansion.
Est. $750+
92
IRELAND Over a dozen titles, catalogues and handbooks plus a CD - Journal of the Irish Philatelic Circle & Study Group, 1960 to 2017. Better titles are Irelands Transition - The Postal History of the Transitional Period 1922-1925 by Dr. Dulin, 1992, 394 pages, Irish Philately by Feldman, 1968, The Post Office in Ireland - An Illustrated History, by Ferguson, 2016, 448 pages, Hibernian Handbook and Catalogue of the Postage Stamps of Ireland, 2020 edition, etc.
Est. $150+
93
IRELAND Three different Post Office official presentation booklets - 1950, 1954 and 1956 with various mint on presentation pages, plus 1966 Rising set in folder (Hib. CP2, 3, 4, 7) and Year Books 1988/1989 to 2000 (12 different). (Hib. CP22 / CP47)
Est. $350+
94
IRELAND Thick stockbook containing early overprinted issues, mint / used including multiples, control number strips of three, mint coil join pairs, used early commemoratives including blocks, 1937 St. Patrick set mint, 1968-1980 Gerl series plate blocks, gutter pairs, Northern Ireland Regionals cylinder corner blocks, 1954 5p Madonna & Child SPECIMEN overprint mint single, etc. Also range of modern FDC, presentation sets, cards, etc. Many useful items to enhance a collection.
Est. $500+
ISRAEL
95
ISRAEL Organized in glassines from first issues to 1990s and back of the book, emphasis on tab sets, many better NH sets in addition to a few no gum (Scott 28-30, 33-34, 55 for example). We also noted NH imprint blocks, tête-bêche & gutter pairs, varieties, some used, etc. There is as well a folder of larger size multiples and sheets of various Precursors; tête-bêche & gutter pairs, 1963 55a Hunger tête-bêche sheet of 16 used, a duplicated stock of mint NH sheetlets up to 1990s in larger glassines, some covers / FDC, etc. High catalogue value, a useful lot .
Est. $1,500+
96
ISRAEL Virtually all cacheted and unaddressed, displayed on stockpages. Total of 86 FDC from the first issue to late 1950s with excellent representation. ALL WITH TABS and includes several much scarcer, valuable FDC such as the 1948 Coins set of nine, 1948 Jewish New Year set of 5, 1949 250p Approach to Jerusalem, 1950 500p Negev Camel "Eilat" 26.12.50 postmarked FDC - arguably the rarest and most sought-after FDC of Israel, 1950 Airmail set of 6, 1948 Coins Postage Due set of five (no cachet), 1949 Postage Due set of six, 1952 Postage Due set of nine, 1951 Officials set of four. Just these nine FDC cat. over US$23,000 in Bale. Other first day covers also shown (Bale cat. over US$5,000). Mainly VF throughout
Est. $5,000+
ITALIAN STATES
97
ITALIAN STATES Lot of 18 covers (and one front) includes Modena 1853 (Aug.) 40c black on blue to Trieste, 1857 (Feb.) 5c black on green single-franking cover, Roman States 1866 (Feb.) 5b black on rose overlapped by uncancelled pair of 10c yellow postage due to Livorno, horizontal file fold touches one postage due stamp, 1868 (March) 5c black on light blue, 10c black on vermilion & 40c black on yellow, all on glazed paper, imperforate from Rome to Vienna, 1869 (August) 20c black on magenta pair and 10c black on orange vermilion, all on glazed paper, perf 13 to Marseille; Sardinia 1861 (Dec.) 40c red (shade) from Pisa to Paris, Sicily 1859 (Sept.) 2gr blue (shade) with four adequate margins shortpaid to Messina, Tuscany 1852 (Sept.) cover front with clear to large margined examples of 1cr and 2cr, 1853 (June) 9cr grey lilac, just into frame at right, other sides are very large margins on mourning envelope to Paris. A appealing group, Fine to Very Fine
Est. $1,000+
KENYA
98
KENYA Mounted on written-up pages, a collection of several hundred used from 1963 to about 2009; comprising of K.U.T. 1963-1975 & Kenya 1963-2009, high degree of completion with numerous sets, singles and sheetlets, loaded with relatively inexpensive, yet of hard to find items, F-VF throughout (Scott 2020 cat. over US$1,600)
Est. $500+
KENYA, UGANDA, TANGANYIKA
99
KENYA, UGANDA, TANGANYIKA 47b + variety,A bright used single showing left rope not joined to sail, light CDS postmark, F-VF (SG 111b + variety £950)

This stamp shows a printing variety - frame double, one albino. Not listed on any of the 5c stamps, however, it is currently known (and listed by Gibbons) on the 15c and 1sh of the same series.
Cat. $1,000+
LIBYA
100
LIBYA An extraordinary collection of 131 different Trial Colour Die Proofs (Printer's Inspection Proofs) without the customary imprint at lower right corner. Each proof has a registration number annotated in crayon, corresponding to printer's colour code. Individually displayed in black mounts on stockpages, this fabulous collection contains the 1949 Regular Issue 1fr (12), 4fr (12), 10fr (12), 15fr (8), 50fr (8), 1950 Charity 15fr+5fr (8), 25fr+5fr (8), 1951 Regular Issue 30c (10), 4fr (10), 10fr (10), Airmails with 1948 100fr (5), 200fr (8), 1951 100f (4), 200fr (4), Postage Due 1950 10fr (12). Choice quality throughout and a great opportunity to acquire a substantial collection of these elusive printer's trial colour proofs, VF

The scarcity of these proofs is supported by the fact that after research, we were only able to find only three examples with the characteristic crayon colour code, sold years ago.
Est. $5,000+
MALAYA-FEDERATED STATES
101
MALAYA-FEDERATED STATES 79,Brilliant fresh mint single with full original gum, VF NH (SG 81 as hinged £375+)
Cat. $350+
MALAYA TRENGGANU
102
MALAYA TRENGGANU 38,A post office fresh, well centered mint single with full original gum, VF NH (SG 44 £550)
Cat. $500
MALTA
103
MALTA Over 300 different stamps organized on stockpages includes regular issues, semi-postals and postage dues; the odd flaw but mainly selected quality with CDS postmarks, F-VF (Scott 2021 US$1,267)
Est. $350+
NEW GUINEA
104
NEW GUINEA Includes Regular issues 1931 set of 13, 1932-1934 set of 15; Airmails 1931 Native Huts set of 12 (less ½p), 1931 Bird of Paradise set of 14, 1932-1934 set of 16; and Officials 1932-1934 set of 13. All with bright fresh colours and full original gum, F-VF NH (Scott cat. $2,144 as hinged)
Est. $750+
NEW ZEALAND
105
NEW ZEALAND 14,1864 (July 15) Clean cover to London, England, bearing a 6p red brown, watermark large star, slightly touches frameline to large margins, radiant colour, tied by Christchurch "CH.CH" duplex, London Paid SP 20 postmark in red on arrival, VF (SG 43)
Est. $250+
106
NEW ZEALAND 228,Complete containing three panes of six of 1½p purple brown KGVI, with advert interleaves, VF NH (SG 19 £400)
Est. $250+
107
NEW ZEALAND Displayed on stockpages, a duplicated range of plate proofs mainly engraved (or typographed) blocks printed in black on watermarked stamp paper or on white card. Includes blocks of the ½p Mt. Cook (8) and 6p Kiwi (7; smaller design size), 1908 Redrawn 1p Commerce (3), 1909 ½p KEVII (2). KGV proof blocks in black on watermarked stamp paper of the 2p, 3p (13), 6p (7) three of which shows Plate "23" and "37" (2), 8p (2); proof blocks typographed in black 2p (2), 3p on watermarked gummed paper (24), also ½p green on thick white card (2).
Est. $500+
108
NEW ZEALAND Mounted on nicely typewritten quadrilled pages, laid out according to Gibbons and starting with about 120 "Sideface" stamps showing differences in watermark, perforations, shades, etc. Then several dozen different 1898-1909 Pictorial issues; followed by quite well represented KEVII & KGV definitives 1909-1920s. Minor flaws on some earlier issues, otherwise F-VF (Scott 2020 cat. well over US$5,500)
Est. $1,000+
109
NEW ZEALAND Mounted on nicely typewritten up quadrilled pages, housed in green Scott album, virtually all used and showing a high degree of completion, plus more recent souvenir sheets and covers as well varieties, Framas, sheetlets, etc., F-VF throughout (Scott 2020 cat. over $1,200)
Est. $300+
110
NEW ZEALAND An appealing lot on Scott pages, with special delivery, newspaper stamps, officials, postal-fiscals, postage dues, varieties, etc. Noted a few fiscal cancelled stamps (not catalogued). Overall Fine or better (Scott 2020 cat. over US$2,400)
Est. $600+
NIGERIA
111
NIGERIA 1-12, 18-31a,The set of 12 used with three extra shades, the 2sh6p fiscal cancelled and not counted; also the Multiple Script CA Die II used set of 13 - ½p to 2sh6p, plus Die I of ½p to 5sh are present, F-VF (SG 1/28a £795)
Cat. $945
NORTH BORNEO
112
NORTH BORNEO 193-207,An exceptionally fresh mint set of 15 with bright colours and fresh original gum, VF NH (SG 303-317 £1,400)
Cat. $1,200
113
NORTH BORNEO Displayed on stockpages with most stamps being in blocks of four or larger, almost all NH, a noticeably superior group of these difficult issues (often found heavily hinged or with flaws). Noted Scott #28 corner block of ten, 30 block of ten, 87 blocks of six and four, Postage Dues with #J3 block of six; J8 blocks of six and four (2), J10 block of four, strip of three and pair, J12 blocks of ten and four, J14 blocks of ten and four, also various singles such as J7 (11), etc. A clean lot unchecked for better perfs. (Scott 2020 US$4,164 as hinged)
Est. $750+
PANAMA
114
PANAMA 240 stamps identified on album and stock pages, mostly mint or unused from 1894 to 1940s with emphasis on 1903-1906 Map issues, includes a striking group of overprint varieties Scott listed (or mentioned in footnote) plus many others beyond the catalogue listings. Also a couple Canal Zone items: #12 pair one stamp with PANAWA (inverted M, 2018 PSE cert.), #12 block with PAMANA for PANAMA on top left stamp. Loaded with varieties that are seldom seen, substantial retail value; a wonderful nucleus to build upon. Minor flaws or tropical gum in places, overall F-VF
Est. $750+
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
115
PAPUA NEW GUINEA 1-8,The set of eight used on thick paper and watermarked Multiple Rosette (horizontally), VF (SG 1-8 £650)
Cat. $886
RUSSIA
116
RUSSIA C23a, C53-C57,A lovely used single, also normal stamp in black brown for comparison and 1934 Airmail used set of five, VF CDS
Cat. $380
SAAR
117
SAAR Over 400 different organized on stockpages, includes excellent coverage of regular issues, semi-postals, airmails and officials, mostly in complete sets. The odd flaw but overall condition is well-above average and mainly with circular datestamps, Fine to Very Fine (Scott 2021 US$7,054)
Est. $1,500+
ST. HELENA
118
ST. HELENA 110,A choice, very well centered mint example of this high value, VF LH (SG 123 £300)
Cat. $300
ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON
119
ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON C21,Artist signed die proof printed in black, die sunk directly on card, pencil signed by the artist, VF
Est. $200+
120
ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON 70 different stamps affixed to two partial album pages from late XIX century; includes 1891 French Colonies overprinted set (less 10c black overprint; the 30c & 35c are torn), both the 1c & 2c with the red overprint are inverted, 1892 French Colonies surcharge set of six, 1892 French Colonies postage due overprinted set of eight, 1892-1900 Peace & Commerce set of 17 (less 5c yellow green & 35c issued later in 1908 and 1906 respectively), 1892 Postage Due set of nine, and 1901 Parcel Post stamps (2). Although adhering to the pages all stamps are unused with bright fresh colours, Fine+ ex. Royal Swedish General Post Office UPU collection (Scott 2021 US$4,339)
Est. $1,250+
SEYCHELLES
121
SEYCHELLES Mounted on quadrilled pages with write-up, begins with a few Victorian 1893-1901 surcharges, good KEVII and KGV, a little KGVI with Silver Wedding and postage dues; then the bulk (about two-thirds) of value is from 1956 to 1990 with many hard to find complete sets in choice used condition, F-VF (Scott 2020 cat. over US$1,800)
Est. $500+
SIERRA LEONE
122
SIERRA LEONE 163-164,Two high value mint singles, very well centered, VF OG (SG 178-179 £460)
Cat. $460
123
SIERRA LEONE 163-164,Two selected used singles, VF CDS (SG 178-179 £690)
Cat. $725
SOUTHERN RHODESIA
124
SOUTHERN RHODESIA 16/29,Mint set to the 2sh6p (less 1½p), also eleven different perforation varieties (needs only the perf 12 on 1½p & 2sh6p and perf 14 on 4p, 6p & 1sh to complete). All with bright colours and full original gum, F-VF NH (Scott cat. as hinged; SG 15/26 as hinged £470+)
Cat. $495+
STRAITS SETTLEMENTS
125
STRAITS SETTLEMENTS 217-234, 238-252,Complete set of 15 and 1937-1938 1c-$5 King George VI, Die I mint set of 15 (less the 2c brown orange, 3c green & 15c blue issued in 1941); 40c has light blemish. Bright fresh colours and full original gum, F-VF NH (SG 260-274, 278-292)
Cat. $645
SWITZERLAND
126
SWITZERLAND Organized and identified in a stockbook. Several hundred different mint or used (many stamps represented both mint and used). A few early classics in mixed condition, then from Sitting Helvetia overall quality improves, mainly sound, followed by a comprehensive showing of semi-postal "Pro Juventute" issues mainly used, airmails and a strong showing of souvenir sheets including 1940 National Fête NH. High catalogue value, a great head start on a new country collection.
Est. $750+
USA
127
USA 230,An exceptionally well centered example with light CDS postmark, intact perforations and bright colour on flawless paper; superb in all respects, XF GEM; 2013 PSE cert. (Graded Superb 98 SMQ $450; only six examples have graded higher)
Cat. $0
128
USA 232,A fresh, well centered mint example, XF LH; 1984 PF cert.
Cat. $35
129
USA 233,An extremely well centered mint single with fresh pastel colour, choice, XF NH
Cat. $140
130
USA 234,A superb jumbo margined example with full original gum showing only the faintest trace of hinging, visually striking, XF VLH GEM
Cat. $50
131
USA 235a,An extremely well centered mint example with radiant colour on fresh paper, intact perforations and full pristine original gum; seldom seen in such premium quality, XF NH; 2000 PF cert. for a block from which this originates & 2020 PSE cert. (Graded XF 90J SMQ $650)
Cat. $140
132
USA 236,A very well centered mint example within noticeably large margins, brilliant colour and full unblemished original gum, XF NH; 1999 PF cert.
Cat. $140
133
USA 236,Post office fresh mint example, very well centered with wide margins, fabulous colour and sharp impression on bright white paper, full pristine original gum, VF+ NH; 2001 PF cert. for a block of four from which it originates.
Cat. $140
134
USA 238,A selected mint example, extremely well centered with rich luxurious colour and intact perforations, full white unblemished original gum; a premium quality stamp, superb in all respects, XF NH; 2007 PSE cert. (Graded XF 90; SMQ $1,700)
Cat. $600
135
USA 238,An extraordinary mint single with precise centering, intact perforations, radiant colour and full unblemished original gum; a superb stamp for the perfectionist, XF NH; 1998 PF cert. & 2020 PSE cert. (Graded XF 90; SMQ $1,700)
Cat. $600
136
USA 239,A superbly centered mint single with intact perforations, rich colour and sharp impression, XF LH; 2000 PF cert. & 2020 PSE cert. (Graded Superb 98; SMQ $1,600)
Cat. $225
137
USA 239,A superb used example, extremely well centered with exceptionally fresh colour, light oval New York cancellation ideally struck along vignette, XF
Cat. $90
138
USA 240,Well centered mint single with gorgeous fresh colour, VF OG; 1999 PSE cert.
Cat. $450
139
USA 240,A superbly centered used single, hardly discernible corner perf crease, brilliant colour on pristine fresh paper showing large portion of "West Broo... NY" datestamp, XF; 2008 PSE cert. (Graded XF 90; SMQ $450)
Cat. $175
140
USA 241,Very well centered mint single, amazingly rich colour, full original gum with just a very faint hinge mark; choice XF LH; 2004 PF cert. & 2020 PSE cert. (Graded XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,750)
Cat. $1,000
141
USA 241,A precisely centered used example with bright colour on fresh paper, light cancel. A great stamp in all respects, XF; 2003 PF cert. ("it is genuine") & 2020 PSE cert. (described as "genuine used with a fake cancel White Horse Beach, Mass")
Cat. $525
142
USA 242,A precisely centered mint single with balanced margins, rich colour and sharp impression on fresh paper, unusually fresh, clean original gum, showing the barest trace of hinging. A beautiful stamp, XF VLH; 1997 PF cert. & 2020 PSE cert. (Graded XF 90; SMQ $1,750)
Cat. $1,050
143
USA 243,An extremely well centered mint single with brilliant fresh colour and clear impression, XF hinged; 2000 APS cert. & 2020 PSE cert. (Graded XF-Superb 95 SMQ $4,800)
Cat. $1,400
144
USA 243,A superbly centered example with fabulous colour on flawless paper, light CDS postmark at right. A wonderful stamp displaying selected attributes seldom seen on this stamp, XF GEM; 1987 PF cert.
Cat. $775
145
USA 243a,A mathematically centered single with four well-balanced large margins, distinctive rich colour on pristine fresh paper, intact perforations all around with light unobtrusive circular datestamp at left leaving the design entirely visible, XF; 1991 & 2003 PF certificates both as olive green shade, used ("it is genuine") & 2020 PSE cert. (described as yellow green "it is genuine used, with a fake cancel White Horse Beach, Mass")
Cat. $775
146
USA 244,A highly select mint single, choice centering with well-balanced margins, amazing colour; much nicer than normally seen, XF hinged; 2006 PF & 2020 PSE certs. (both Graded XF 90; SMQ $4,150)
Cat. $2,000
147
USA 244a,A very well centered mint example with striking colour, intact perforations and full original gum; a choice stamp, XF LH; 1983 & 2013 PF certificates (Graded XF 90 XG; SMQ $4,150)
Cat. $2,000
148
USA 244a,A brilliant fresh mint hinged single with fresh paste colour, clear impression and showing imprint "CC" letters in lower margin, small natural inclusion at top right, a beautiful stamp, F-VF OG
Cat. $2,000
149
USA 245,An outstanding mint example, precise centering with well-balanced margins, deep colour and bold impression on pristine paper, intact perforations. An absolute GEM stamp, XF hinged; 2005 PF cert. & 2020 PSE cert. (Graded XF 90; SMQ $4,250)
Cat. $2,300
150
USA 245,A select used example, very well centered with wide margins, rich colour and razor-sharp impression on pristine fresh paper, displaying a remarkable socked-on-nose New York State MAR 26 1895 CDS postmark. A beautiful stamp with great eye-appeal, VF+; 2005 PF cert.
Cat. $1,175
151
USA 287,A precisely centered mint single with rich colour, full original gum relatively lightly hinged, XF
Cat. $110
152
USA 288,An extraordinary mint example, precisely centered with remarkably large margins all around, brilliant fresh colour and full original gum, XF LH GEM; 1992 PF cert. & 2020 PSE cert. (Graded Superb 98J; SMQ $1,200)
Cat. $100
153
USA 290,A post office fresh mint single, very well centered with fresh, rich colour, VF+ NH
Cat. $425
154
USA 291,A remarkably well centered mint single with unusually large margins, radiant colour and full original gum. A wonderful stamp that really stands out, XF VLH JUMBO; 2002 PF cert.
Cat. $600
155
USA 292,An extremely well centered mint single with well-balanced margins, deep rich colour on fresh paper, full original gum with only a light trace of a hinge mark. A premium example of this sought-after stamp, XF LH; 2001 PSE cert. & 2020 PSE cert. (Graded XF 90; SMQ $1,750)
Cat. $1,500
156
USA 292,A very well centered used single with light New York OCT 18 duplex, a light vertical crease hardly detracts from its selected VF+ appearance; signed Calves.
Cat. $700
157
USA 293,The key value used with portions of St. Louis circular datestamps, reperforated at left, nevertheless XF appearing; 2003 PF cert.
Cat. $1,050
158
USA Selection of 16 different premium mint and used singles, including $2 & $4 Columbians used CDS, both reperforated at top; nearly all the remaining stamps (low & mid denominations) are extremely fine, some have jumbo margins.
Est. $750+
159
USA A neat group consisting of 27 items, noting J1TC4a block, J2TC1i large die proof in blue green, J1TC-J4TC 1c-5c proofs in bistre brown, quite distinctive shade (unlisted), four different small die proofs - J22P1, J25P1, J26P1, J27P1, also J28P5 50c pair on stamp gummed paper, creases (as normally the case with this elusive item), J31P2-J37P2 set of small die proofs on white wove paper, J37P1 large die proof sunk on large card, etc. Two-page Post Office Department form titled "Special Stamps for Postage Due" dated Washington, DC, May 5, 1879 also included, some soiling and splits along fold lines.
Est. $750+
160
USA Several hundred stamps, partly organized starting with some early issues in mixed condition, then nice representation of 1893 Columbian mint and used, noting 6c & 8c NH; a few pre-1900 issues still on old auction cards. Washington / Franklin issues duplicated mint OG or NH including some coil / line pairs, etc. From late 1930s to 1950s large assortment of mint NH blocks. Careful examination may well reveal pleasant surprises.
Est. $750+
161
USA Six stockbooks of mainly 20c to 32c values, emphasis on latter era with souvenir sheets, sheetlets, coils, booklet panes, etc., many still sealed from USPS; also over 20 different mint NH Duck stamps 1979-1998, etc. Noted varieties such as #2238c Folk Art se-tenant block with black omitted; substantial face value, appears all VF NH
Est. $1,000+
162
USA Displayed on stockpages and cards, noting various early classics in mixed condition or of questionable status, a selection of revenues and unused / used postal stationery cut squares, a few covers. Careful examination may well reveal pleasant surprises.
Est. $500+
USA - CANAL ZONE
163
USA - CANAL ZONE 97 stamps on pages with write-up, displaying alignment varieties of overprints, broken / missing letters, letter spacing varieties, many go beyond Scott listings. At a quick glance better items noted such as Scott mint #10a inverted overprint, #14 single with "CANAL ZONE" missing, #14 & 20 blocks, #81, #91c NH, #95. Typical tropical gum or unused to be expected. A desirable lot for the specialist.
Est. $500+
ZANZIBAR
164
ZANZIBAR In mounts on Scott pages, nearly 250 different (also duplicated, unsorted stamps in a glassine not catalogued). Noted 1895 1r grey mint and used, 2r, 3r & 5r mint (also unused), 1913 20r & 30r SPECIMEN overprint (SG 260bs & 260cs), etc. Mainly Fine or better (Scott 2021 US$2,062 + SPECIMEN stamps SG cat. £180)
Est. $600+
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH
165
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH Displayed on two stockpages, includes GB 1840 2p [LF] single and [JE-JF] pair, faint pressed crease on former and cut in at right on latter, 1929 £1 PUC hinged (2), various mint NH Malaya & States part sets from mid 1930s (several missing only 1941 stamps to complete), noted complete Perak Scott #69-83 NH set, Trengganu Scott J1-J4 postage due NH set, New Hebrides 1938 mint set of 12, etc. The odd flaw, but mostly clean and fresh throughout.
Est. $1,000+
166
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH Five colonies with Antigua (cat. US$664), Ascension ($1,085), Bahamas ($1,106), Barbados ($1,680) and Barbuda ($179), emphasis is on pre-1940 issues, sprinkled with better stamps throughout noting Antigua mint 1903 5sh KEVII, 1913 5sh KGV, GB used Ascension ½p green (Scott A43) CDS pair, Ascension 1922 ½p-3sh, various Barbados "Britannia" used stamps, Barbuda 1922 ½p-5sh mint set of 11, etc. A few obviously faulty stamps not catalogued, mainly F-VF (Scott 2021 US$4,714)
Est. $1,000+
167
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH Over 500 different used and about 70 mint mounted on Scott album pages, from 16 different colonies with emphasis on 1930s to 1950s. Strength in Bahrain, Burma, Ceylon and Kuwait among others. Mainly F-VF throughout (Scott 2020 cat. US$1,375)
Est. $350+
168
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH An appealing intact correspondence virtually all mailed registered, all on OHMS mail to Heffley Creek, British Columbia (a very small town) from 18 different colonies - Aden to Zanzibar. Late KGV & KGVI era, noting better colonies such as Aden (six colour franking), Ascension (only cover not registered), Grenada (3 different frankings), Montserrat, Niue, Papua New Guinea, St. Helena, Samoa, Somaliland, Tonga, Zanzibar (four colour-franking), etc. Several covers with Postmaster General handstamp struck on front. A few with wrinkles or small edge tears at top; nearly all with myriad transit datestamps, Railway Post Offices and Heffley Creek, BC receiver postmarks; a great lot.
Est. $750+
WORLDWIDE
169
WORLDWIDE Displayed on a stockpage includes Falkland Islands Scott #14 mint, Mauritius #9 nicely used, North Borneo #49 mint part OG, Rhodesia #117 mint LH; USA seven stamps in mixed condition including sound used #119, 120.
Est. $500+
170
WORLDWIDE In glassines, cards and large envelopes including sets, sheetlets and souvenir sheets often of topical interest, we note Australia including prepaid postal cards, B.I.O.T., Dahomey, New Zealand including booklets, Seychelles, Togo, USA 1994 Legends of the West (2), various Birds topicals, binder of 1945/1980 British omnibus, 1974 UPU worldwide countries, a few Canada thematic packs, etc. Worth a closer look.
Est. $500+
171
WORLDWIDE Six stockbooks and one album with 1981 Royal Wedding, 1982 Princess Diana, 1985 Queen Mother, various other Royal events and anniversaries; various British Commonwealth and foreign issuing countries, VF NH
Est. $250+
172
WORLDWIDE Housed in 22 official Disney albums with slipcases + two empty binders. In mounts and loaded with sets, souvenir sheets and numerous cacheted, unaddressed First Day Covers from all issuing countries in the 1980s and 1990s; also a handbook. and a few dozen large size sheetlets and souvenir sheets (appears to be the most recent purchases not yet in the albums). A fabulous collection, the most extensive we recall offering of this popular subject, huge catalogue value, VF NH
Est. $1,000+
173
WORLDWIDE Various Canada exhibition / commemorative covers from Edwardian to Elizabethan eras; Nova Scotia document (1836) signed by the Lieut. Governor Sir Colin (Lord Clyde) Campbell who later achieved fame in the Crimea and India, suppressing the "White Mutiny" 1857-1858. Worldwide stamps (some covers) in three springback albums, includes Great Britain with 1840 1p black & 2p blue, various Line-engraved and some Surface-printed used in mixed condition, India & States, early Japan. Odds & ends. Inspect.
Est. $350+
174
WORLDWIDE An assortment of sets, singles mint and used on cards, glassine envelopes noting Argentina 1930s-1950s, Canada semi-official airmails, China (ROC), Finland back-of-book, France classics to 1930s, Germany, India & States stamps + revenues, Switzerland souvenir sheets, USA odds & ends, etc. Mixed condition but unusual group including miscellaneous and unlisted items. Needs checking.
Est. $1,000+
175
WORLDWIDE Mint NH topical sets, souvenir sheets in various small and large stockbooks, many still in old retail glassines, early oddities such as self-adhesive, embossed, 3D, hologram sets from Bhutan, Sand Dunes, British Oceania, etc. Nice selection of baseball theme sheetlets and sets. Some early GB, Canada & Newfoundland, noting Canada mint 20c Numeral, 50c Bluenose mint block and single, France & Colonies collection & assortment, old-time World collections in mixed condition, Raytech UV lamp, etc. Hours of sorting and identifying awaits. Inspect.
Est. $750+
BRITISH COLUMBIA
176
BRITISH COLUMBIA 2,A spectacular mint interpanneau gutter block of eight, displaying fabulous colour on bright fresh paper, intact perforations all around, light pencil plate position numbers on reverse (41/48 - 97/104) assigned by Kasimir Bileski after he purchased the Mayfair find sheet in the Alfred Lichtenstein 1956 sale), remarkably retaining in an excellent state of preservation full, dull, streaky original gum associated with early DLR printings, all eight stamps are NEVER HINGED. Certainly among the very best surviving blocks of this British Columbia classic, Fine+ NH (Unitrade cat. as mint hinged singles only)

Expertization: 2006 Brandon certificate for a block of sixteen which it originated.

Provenance: Alfred Lichtenstein, H.R. Harmer, Inc., April 1956; from Lot 701 the unique sheet which had been purchased by K. Bileski and broken up.
The "Mayfair" Find, H.R. Harmer, London, November 1925; from Lot 4
Cat. $8,000+
177
BRITISH COLUMBIA 3-4,De La Rue & Co. stamp size die proofs of both denominations, typographed in black on thick white glazed (enamel) surfaced card mounted on thick beveled card. An exceedingly rare set, VF (Minuse & Pratt 3TC2-4TC2)

Provenance: Dr. R.V.C. Carr, Firby Auctions, January 2000; Lot 35
Eric Cawardine Francis, Robson Lowe Ltd., June 1976; Lot 1412 & 1413
Highlands Part One, Eastern Auctions, November 2018; Lot 6

According to Gerald Wellburn, renowned author and Grand Prix winner for his fabulous British Columbia & Vancouver Island collection, only one other set exists. The latter was in his collection but in inferior condition (October 1988, Lot 1133; Hugh Westgate, Eastern Auctions June 2017; Lot 87).

A FABULOUS SET OF VANCOUVER ISLAND COLONY DIE PROOFS - THE FINER OF ONLY TWO KNOWN SETS.
Est. $5,000+
178
BRITISH COLUMBIA 5-6,An exceedingly rare set of two with CANCELLED handstamp in black, the former with straight edge at right, bright colours and part OG, Fine; originating from two famous collections - Gerald Wellburn (October 1988; Lot 1135) and Dr. Conrad Latto (March 1993; Lot 983)
Est. $2,500+
179
BRITISH COLUMBIA 5-6,Two mint singles with horizontal SPECIMEN handstamp applied by De La Rue & Co. in dark bluish black, normal centering for the issue, part OG, a Fine and very rare duo; 2004 Brandon cert. ex. Dale-Lichtenstein (May 2004; Lot 42)
Est. $1,500+
180
BRITISH COLUMBIA 5-6,The set of two mint singles, fresh colours; each displays a bold handstamp SPECIMEN applied by De La Rue & Co. in black, normal centering for the issue, part OG, a Fine and very rare duo; 2004 Brandon cert. ex. Dale-Lichtenstein (May 2004; Lot 41)
Est. $1,500+
181
BRITISH COLUMBIA 6,A marvelous corner margin block with complete "27" De La Rue & Co. number, watermarked "ES" of "COLONIES" in left margin; marginal edge crease and tiny tear on bottom left stamp, displaying exceptionally fresh colour and possessing equally fresh, dull streaky original gum; the top left and bottom right stamps are NEVER HINGED. A striking positional block of the utmost rarity, F-VF (Unitrade as hinged singles)

Expertization: 2004 Brandon certificate

Provenance: Dale-Lichtenstein, H.R Harmer LLC, May 2004; Lot 49
Cat. $5,000+
182
BRITISH COLUMBIA 6i,An extraordinary mint block of twelve with INVERTED WATERMARK, showing nearly complete watermark letters COLONIE(S) in left margin, as nicely centered as one can hope to find on this challenging stamp, a few split perfs between margin and lower left stamp mentioned for the record. Remarkably retaining full, dull streaky original gum and in pristine condition, top left and lower right pairs lightly hinged, leaving the other eight stamps NEVER HINGED. A wonderful block and without question one of the largest surviving multiples, Fine+ LH / NH (Unitrade cat. as hinged singles)

Provenance: Dale-Lichtenstein, H.R. Harmer LLC, May 2004; Lot 51 - offered as a block of 24 (6x4).
Cat. $24,000+
183
BRITISH COLUMBIA 7,De La Rue & Co. Die Proof, stamp size, showing the completed THREE PENCE denomination in the oval, printed in black on thick white glazed (enamel) surfaced card; some marks around edge and attractively mounted within thick beveled card. Extremely rare and ideal for an advanced collection, VF; 2006 Brandon cert. ex. Dale-Lichtenstein (May 2004; Lot 54)
Est. $2,000+
184
BRITISH COLUMBIA 11,A mint corner margin block of four with brilliant fresh colour, some split perforations in top margin; watermarked "C" of CROWN in right margin and "ES" of "COLONIES" in top margin, possessing full dull streaky original gum, very lightly hinged; a very scarce multiple, Fine+; 2004 Brandon cert. ex. Dale-Lichtenstein (May 2004; Lot 99)
Cat. $2,400+
185
BRITISH COLUMBIA Confederation: 1880 (July) Wells, Fargo & Co. Victoria, Vancouver Island express company printed frank on white envelope in an excellent state of preservation, mailed from Victoria, V.I. to London, England; shows merchant P. McQuade & Son / Ship Chandlers, Victoria, BC oval handstamp on reverse. Bearing a large margined imperforate single 1c yellow and somewhat oxidized 3c red Montreal printings tied by legible oval Victoria undated blue handstamp, both stamps further tied by San Francisco JUL 24 CDS, US 6c dull rose cancelled by segmented cork, tiny portion of circular at left of cover for prepaid UPU rate to the UK, clear London Paid 10 AU 80 datestamp in red. A striking, late Wells, Fargo & Co. usage British Columbia to England; pencil signed by Sergio Sismondo on reverse, VF (Unitrade 35b, 37 + US Scott 159)

Provenance: Carnegie Institute, May 1981; Lot 222 - realized a then hefty US$1,600 hammer
William J. Ainsworth, April 2009; Lot 220

Est. $2,000+
186
BRITISH COLUMBIA Incoming Mail: Vancouver Island Colony 1866 (August 13) Envelope mailed from Scotland to the Hudson's Bay Co's Store at Victoria, Vancouver Island, docketing "Rec 25 Sept 1866" on arrival, routed via London to Liverpool and by Cunard packet to New York, then overland route to San Francisco for forwarding to Vancouver Island. Bearing two GB 6p lilac (Plate 5; Scott 45) postmarked by Scottish duplex Ardgay AU 13 1866, paying 1sh letter rate to Vancouver Island Colony (a Crown Colony until November 1, 1866) via the US. A little edge wear, quite understandable for the lengthy and unusual route taken to this very scarce destination, Fine
Est. $500+
187
BRITISH COLUMBIA Undated Wells, Fargo & Co printed frank in black on U.S. 3c pink on amber buff entire (Scott U35) to San Francisco with docketing "May 18 / 63" manuscript date at left, superb oval Post Office "Arms" Victoria, V.I. provisional frank in blue (R. Lowe HS-4) denoting 5c colonial postage paid for letter leaving colony; U.S. 3c indicia nicely cancelled by oval Wells, Fargo & Co / JUN 11 / Victoria cancel in blue (R. Lowe HS-34). A wonderful item in superb, exhibit caliber condition, XF

Provenance: Dale-Lichtenstein, H.R. Harmer LLC, May 2004; Lot 311
Est. $750+
188
BRITISH COLUMBIA Organized in 1891 by Captain Armstrong, a government contract was given to carry mail until 1897. The river route was from Golden to Fort Steele, British Columbia. Despite the introduction of a stagecoach mail service by 1897, individuals kept handing mail to the ship. As the Company did not want to bear the responsibility without compensation, mail carried by the Company had to bear the Company Stamp.

1897 (July 21) Large piece bearing 5c grey, Ottawa printing, perf 12 and 1c orange Jubilee tied by Golden BC dispatch CDS, first trial U.C. (Co.) label type-set in red on white wove paper, imperforate and without denomination affixed at left - extremely rare with three examples reported; two on piece (see Lot 189 for the other known example) and one on a cover, VF

Literature: Illustrated in Robert V.C. Carr "The Upper Columbia Company" article, BNA Topics, January 1964, page 10 (Fig. 5)
Illustrated and discussed in Charles Verge "A Canadian Local to Discourage the Use of a Mail Service" published in FFE #16 handbook, page 131 (Figure 9). Listing - Item 2
Est. $750+
189
BRITISH COLUMBIA Undated (1897 circa.) 3c vermilion, Ottawa printing along with US 2c red (Scott 267), former with minor flaws, tied by mute cancels, second trial U.C. (Co.) label type-set in red on white wove paper, imperforate with very large margins, without denomination affixed at left, large "5" handstamp for 5 cents to emphasize a large, likely from a letter destined for Jennings, Montana as US postage was necessary as it entered the US mails privately. Extremely rare.

Literature: Illustrated in Robert V.C. Carr "The Upper Columbia Company" article, BNA Topics, January 1964, page 10-11 (Fig. 6)
Illustrated and discussed in Charles Verge "A Canadian Local to Discourage the Use of a Mail Service" article published in FFE #16 handbook, see page 130-131 (Figure 8). Listing - Item 1
Est. $750+
190
BRITISH COLUMBIA 1897 (August 19) Large piece bearing 3c rose Jubilee and a lovely example of the U.C. Co. / 5c. label type-set in red with solid tulips on white wove paper, perf 12 with natural straight edge at top, both Company label and stamp are tied by clear in-period Golden, BC AU 19 97 CDS. Highly appealing and rare - being the EARLIEST DATED EXAMPLE of this Company label, VF

Literature: Illustrated on front page of BNA Topics journal January-February 1946 from article by H. Warren K. Hale on Canadian Locals.
Illustrated and discussed by Robert V.C. Carr "The Upper Columbia Company" article, BNA Topics, January 1964, page 10 (Fig. 4)
Illustrated in Charles Verge "A Canadian Local to Discourage the Use of a Mail Service" article published in FFE #16 handbook, see page 131-132 (Figure 11)
Est. $750+
191
BRITISH COLUMBIA 1897 U.C. Co. 5c. type-set in deep red with hollow tulips on white wove paper, perf 12 mint vertical pair with natural straight edge at top, lightly hinged at top, leaving lower example NEVER HINGED. Few mint examples have survived, let alone never hinged - pairs being rare, VF

Literature: Illustrated in Robert V.C. Carr "The Upper Columbia Company" article, BNA Topics, January 1964, page 16 (Fig. 1)
Illustrated and discussed in Charles Verge "A Canadian Local to Discourage the Use of a Mail Service" published in FFE #16 handbook, page 130 (Figure 7)
Est. $1,000+
192
BRITISH COLUMBIA 1897 U.C. Co. 5c. type-set in deep red with solid tulips on white wove paper, perf 12 on all sides, light water staining mentioned for the record, socked-on-nose Beaver, BC FE 20 99 split ring datestamp, scarce and appealing, VF
Est. $350+
193
BRITISH COLUMBIA 1897 U.C. Co. 5c. type-set in deep red with hollow tulips on white wove paper, corner positional example perf 12 on two sides, couple pressed creases, socked-on-nose Beaver, BC FE 20 99 split ring datestamp. Regardless of the imperfections, a very scarce local stamp, VF appearance
Est. $300+
NEW BRUNSWICK STAMPLESS COVERS
194
NEW BRUNSWICK STAMPLESS COVERS Three matching ST. JOHN NB / SHIP LETTER (JGY Type 159) handstamped folded covers: 1) rated 4½ + 7 = 11½ mailed circa. 1842; 2) dated 1852 with "3D" in circle rate handstamp addressed domestically, light wrinkling; and 3) dated 1856 incoming from Boston, Mass. to Miramichi, rated "6". A most appealing trio of this Ship Letter handstamp, F-VF
Est. $1,500+
NEW BRUNSWICK
195
NEW BRUNSWICK 1,A superb used example surrounded by extra large margins, portion of neighbouring stamp visible on one side and showing a nearly complete, centrally struck oval grid '12' cancellation of Edmundston, tiny scissor cut in margin, a fabulous numeral cancelled stamp, XF; clear 1969 RPS of London certificate ex. Dale-Lichtenstein (Sale 2, November 1968; Lot 444)
Cat. $700+
196
NEW BRUNSWICK 1855 (April 25) Neat cover mailed from Hillborough to Hampton Ferry, NB, franked with a mostly large margined 3p red tied by light oval grid '17' cancel of Hillsborough; four quite clear to superb backstamps with Hillsborough AP 25, Salisbury AP 26, Sussex AP 26 and Hampton Ferry AP 27. An attractive cover with a rare numeral cancel which came into use during the year this cover was mailed, VF (Unitrade 1)
Est. $400+
197
NEW BRUNSWICK 1852 (January 16) Folded cover mailed from Way Office Hillsborough, NB addressed to Way Office at Hopewell the Cape, which was only 7 miles away, bearing a full margined 3p dark red with characteristic rich colour and sharp impression, faint manuscript cancel "Obliterated R.P.S." by R.E. Steeves (who was the Way Office keeper at Hillsborough) and in the same handwriting as the manuscript "Jan 16/52" date inserted within a very fine strike of the W.O. Hillborough, NB dispatch in RED; minor foxing to cover. According to Firby census this cover becomes the fourth earliest single-usage of the three pence. An appealing and very early Pence cover between two way offices, F-VF (Unitrade 1a)
Est. $500+
198
NEW BRUNSWICK 2P,A striking plate proof block of four printed in black directly to thin white card, quite scarce as a block, VF
Cat. $2,000
199
NEW BRUNSWICK 3P,An appealing sheet margin plate proof block of four printed in black directly to thin white card; very few multiples larger than a pair exist, VF
Cat. $3,200
200
NEW BRUNSWICK 3,A spectacular mint example of this challenging classic stamp boasting full large margins all around, additionally displaying radiant colour and a clear impression on fresh paper; barely discernible (even under a magnifying glass) stain in the top floral, possessing an unusually large portion of its original gum - unlike most existing examples and very rare as such; pencil signed by expert A. Diena. A wonderful stamp destined for a serious collection, VF LH

Expertization: 2007 Greene Foundation certificate

A VERY FINE MINT ORIGINAL GUM EXAMPLE OF THIS KEY, SOUGHT-AFTER STAMP OF BRITISH NORTH AMERICA, RANKING AMONG THE FINEST OF THE SMALL HANDFUL OF REMAINING MINT EXAMPLES.

Cat. $60,000
201
NEW BRUNSWICK 6,Full unused sheet of 100 stamps, intact apart from small portion of selvedge at top, quite well centered and showing seven ABNC plate imprints; small staining at top mostly visible from the back. A very elusive and appealing sheet of the One cent Locomotive, VF
Est. $750+
202
NEW BRUNSWICK 7,Trial colour die proof printed in black on india paper measuring 32 x 34mm; without the guidelines that are present on circa. 1879 "Goodalls" and very scarce thus, VF; ex. Nicholas Argenti (November 1963; Lot 146)
Est. $750+
203
NEW BRUNSWICK 1864 (April 21) Blue folded cover in immaculate condition mailed from Way Office Douglastown to St. John's, Newfoundland, displaying a beautiful franking consisting of two 2c orange and a 10c vermilion, all tied by oval mute grids, prepaid the 14 cent letter rate with packet rate "4" in red crayon denoting 4d sterling (or 8 cents) credit - Halifax to Newfoundland; on reverse a clear W.O. Douglastown AP 21 dispatch CDS, Chatham AP 23 double arc transit and St. John's Newfoundland MY 5 receiver. A superb example of the very scarce 14c letter rate to Newfoundland, easily among the finest of only about a dozen known, XF (Unitrade 7, 9)

Expertization: 1962 RPS of London certificate
Est. $1,000+
NOVA SCOTIA STAMPLESS COVERS
204
NOVA SCOTIA STAMPLESS COVERS Folded lettersheet datelined "Minudie March 1st 1851", mailed prepaid from Amherst to Collinsville, Connecticut, bearing a beautiful proof-like impression of the scarce British "Crown" Paid at Amherst, N.S. handstamp in red, prepaid manuscript rates "11½" to the border and "10" from the US border to Connecticut. Clear Amherst MR 1 dispatch, Sackville, NB MR 2 and St. Andrews, NB MA 5 1851 transit backstamps, mostly clear Robbinston, ME MAR 6 transit on front; light file folds, VF cover with an XF British "Crown" Paid strike (Unitrade cat. $1,000+; SG CC1 £1,000)
Est. $750+
205
NOVA SCOTIA STAMPLESS COVERS 1860 (July 17) Folded entire letter with Lunenburg Bay 16 July 60 dateline, in a remarkable state of preservation and mailed from St. Margaret's Bay to Richibucto, NB, manuscript "5" denoting 5 cents interprovincial rate had been prepaid - a very early instance of the newly adopted Decimal Currency (passed by the Assembly on March 31). Quite bold strike of the very rare St. Margaret's Bay British Crowned Paid Circle handstamp (R. Lowe HS 67a; Macdonald Type 183) struck in black; myriad backstamps with superb St. Margaret's Bay NS double arc, oval "H" (Halifax) JY 21, St. John NB JY 23 double arc, partial clear Bend of Petitcodiac & Shediac JY 24 double arc datestamps and an extremely fine strike of W.O. Kingston-Kent, NB JY 24 1860 double arc on arrival (now Rexton). A highly important and wonderful cover with one of the rarest of all British Crowned Circle Handstamps, VF (Unitrade cat. $12,500; SG CC2 £10,000)

Census: We were able to locate just six other St. Margarets Crowned Paid Circles covers during our research, as follow:

1. 1852 (January 7) to Joseph Howe, Halifax; ex. Vincent Graves Greene 1975
2. 1855 (April 20) to Maitland, Hants County, NS; ex. "Dubois" 2020
3. 1855 (October 5) to Bridgewater; ex. Henry D. Hicks 1984; "Arabella" 2005; David Pitts 2018
4. 1856 (November 14) to Bridgewater; ex. Frederick R. Mayer 2004
5. 1858 (April 19) to Halifax; ex. John H.M. Young, 1964; J. Grant Glassco 1969; A.M. Sandy Clark, 2011; Graham McCleave 2015
6. 1860 (July 17) to Way Office Kingston-Kent, NB (near Richibucto) - the cover offered here. From a recent find.

Observations on the known examples: two covers (1 & 6) have the rate marking away from the Crowned Circle; cover (3) has a file fold through the Crowned Circle handstamp and is discoloured; on cover (4) the strike is oxidized. Surprisingly, the cover offered here (6) is the only one known addressed outside of Nova Scotia and the only one mailed during the Pence / Currency Interim Period. Decimal stamps were not available to the public until October 1st, 1860.
Est. $7,500+
NOVA SCOTIA
206
NOVA SCOTIA 1P,Plate proof single printed in black on yellowish wove paper, adequate to large margins, VF
Cat. $650
207
NOVA SCOTIA 1,An attractive and very scarce mint pair, just touching frame at right to enormous margins, displaying deep rich colour and possessing large part original gum. Very few multiples of this classic "Chalon" portrait stamp are known, F-VF OG; 1970 RPS of London cert. (Unitrade cat. as two singles)
Cat. $4,500
208
NOVA SCOTIA 1,An appealing unused example of this classic stamp, margin well clear at right and enormous margins on three sides with portion of adjacent stamp at left, owner's backstamp. A great stamp with larger margins than most examples we have seen, VF; 1953 RPS of London cert. (submitted by Nicholas Argenti, famous New Brunswick & Nova Scotia collector and author)
Cat. $3,000
209
NOVA SCOTIA 1,An exceptional used single surrounded by superb size margins, uncharacteristic for this which had very tight spacing between stamps in the sheet, deep luxurious colour on pristine blue paper, very light oval mute grid cancellation, XF GEM; 2014 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $700+
210
NOVA SCOTIA 2,An appealing mint pair surrounded by ample to very large margins, brilliant colour and deep impression on fresh paper, large part original gum; pencil signed by expert H. Bloch on reverse. A scarce pair in select condition, VF; 1988 David Brandon cert.
Cat. $6,400
211
NOVA SCOTIA 1858 (November 25) Folded entire lettersheet endorsed "Favor's Express" (JGY Type 185 - recorded date 1858 as manuscript), bearing a superb large margined 3p bright blue tied by oval mute grid, addressed to Saint John, New Brunswick, partially clear Halifax NO 25 and St. John, NB NO 28 receiver on back; an elusive cover carried by Favor's express company which was subsidized by Nova Scotia to carry mail, VF (Unitrade 2i)
Est. $500+
212
NOVA SCOTIA 4P,A striking corner margin positional plate proof pair printed in black directly to thin white card, VF
Cat. $800+
213
NOVA SCOTIA 4,A scarce unused single with impressive large margins on three sides, barely touches frame on the other, fabulous colour on fresh paper, F-VF; 1958 RPS of London and 1997 Brandon certificates (Unitrade cat. $5,250)
Est. $1,500+
214
NOVA SCOTIA 1859 (October 25) Buff envelope bearing an unusually choice example of the 6p dark green, with four even margins and in flawless condition which is very scarce thus on this particularly difficult stamp, tied by an ideal light oval mute grid cancel; small cover tear at foot. Mailed from Halifax with dispatch on back and paying 6p overland rate via St. John, NB with OC 29 transit backstamp to Wilbraham, Massachusetts, VF cover with an XF stamp (Unitrade 5)

Expertization: 1997 David Brandon certificate

Provenance: E. Carey Fox, First Portion, May 1968; Lot 190
Est. $3,000+
215
NOVA SCOTIA 6P,An attractive plate proof block of four printed in black directly to thin white card, in choice condition and quite scarce in a block, VF
Cat. $3,400
216
NOVA SCOTIA 1865 (October 17) Neat envelope mailed from New Glasgow to Halifax bearing an impressive horizontal strip of four and single of the 1c black on yellowish wove paper, nicely tied by oval mute grid cancels, clear OC 17 dispatch and oval "H" (Halifax) OC 18 receiver backstamps. According to author and expert Nicholas Argenti, a rare multiple franking paying the current 5 cent domestic letter rate, especially desirable in such nice condition, VF+ (Unitrade 8)

Provenance: Dale-Lichtenstein, Sale 2, H.R. Harmer, Inc. November 1968; Lot 884
Est. $500+
217
NOVA SCOTIA 1865 (August 4) Small neat cover bearing two distinct shades of the 2 cent together with a visually striking diagonal bisect, all ideally tied by clear oval mute grid cancellations, a very elusive franking during Nova Scotia's Decimal period to pay the current 5 cent domestic letter rate, mailed from West River Picton to Shubenacadie, backstamped with clear AU 4 dispatch, oval "H" (Halifax) AU 7 1865 and light AU 9 receiver. An unusually choice example of this rare bisect, VF (Unitrade 9b)

Expertization: 2006 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: J.R. Saint, June 1993; Lot 191 - sold for $3,500 hammer, being the second highest realization of this renowned Nova Scotia Pence & Cents collection, only slightly surpassed by a 12½c pair on cover to Ceylon!
Est. $4,000+
218
NOVA SCOTIA 1862 (April 15) Superb folded cover endorsed "per Steamer" from Halifax to New York, franked with a single 8½c green on white paper tied by oval grid "H" cancellation, paying the short-lived and rare packet rate from Halifax to the United States in effect until April 30, 1862 (only in force for nineteen months), Boston Br. Pkt "5" APR 18 transit CDS neatly struck next to franking, denoting 5 cents US postage was to be collected by the recipient; Halifax Nova Scotia AP 15 1862 A rare and most appealing single-franking cover, VF (Unitrade 11)

Expertization: 1969 RPS of London certificate

Provenance: Dale-Lichtenstein, Sale 2, November 1968; Lot 898. This world-famous BNA collection dispersed over four sales had only three such 8½c in-period covers to the USA. This example realized US$450 (in 1968), by far the highest realization of the three.
Hiroyuki Kanai "Specialized Nova Scotia", October 1985; Lot 1126
Est. $2,500+
P.E.I. STAMPLESS COVERS
219
P.E.I. STAMPLESS COVERS Incoming Ship Letter: Folded lettersheet with "Miramichi 9 June 1846" dateline and accounting statement of the Prince Edward Island Steam Navigation Company; overall soiling and small faults. Carried by ship to PEI, upon entering mail the letter was struck with a bold two-line Prince Edward Island / SHIP LETTER (Lehr P112; R. Lowe HS 12 Rarity Factor "G"), along with manuscript "4½" ship letter rate (collect) to Thomas Owen, then Postmaster General of PEI, clear Prince Edward Island JU 12 1846 double arc backstamp. A very rare Ship Letter marking - according to Lehr and Allan Steinhart this one of only four known, Fine; ex. "Edwards" Collection (J.R. Saint) (April 1999; Lot 259), Alan Griffiths (April 2012; Lot 660)

Est. $1,000+
220
P.E.I. STAMPLESS COVERS 1852 (January 30) Clean cover with intact wax seal on backflap, from Charlottetown to England, rated "1/" sterling (to collect) via Nova Scotia, neat cursive "Too Late" handstamp (Lehr P98 - three strikes reported), superb Prince Edward Island JA 30 1852 double arc dispatch on reverse, British circular 1852 1 MR 1 transit and mostly clear Marlborough MR 2 receiver, VF; ex. Martyn Cusworth (March 2005; Lot 1077)
Est. $150+
221
P.E.I. STAMPLESS COVERS 1857 (April 22) Blue legal envelope, endorsed "O.H.M.S." from Colonial Secretary Office at Charlottetown, red crayon rate "4" prepaid to Summerside, neat Charlottetown AP 22 1857 PAID double arc dispatch (Lehr P24) in red at top, superb and rarely seen large red circular Summerside P.E. Island 23 APR 1857 (Lehr P50) backstamp, file fold at top, appealing, F-VF; ex. "Edwards" Collection (J.R. Saint) (April 1999; Lot 254), Martyn Cusworth (March 2005; Lot 1053)
Est. $150+
222
P.E.I. STAMPLESS COVERS 1859 (March 19) Folded lettersheet with light folds mailed from Bedeque, PEI to Boston, rare Bedeque, P.E.I. / PAID double arc handstamp in red (Lehr P22) at left, red crayon rate "6" (currency) prepaid to the US border travelling via Charlottetown and St. John, NB with transit on front and back; then at border exchange office rated with black handstamp "20" (US postage) to be collected, VF and appealing; ex. Alan Griffiths (April 2012; Lot 678)
Est. $150+
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
223
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND 1861 (November 6) Folded cover from Murray Harbour, PEI to Halifax franked with a lovely fine example of the 1861 3p blue on soft yellowish paper perf 9, tied by two converging ten-bar grid cancels, docketing on backflap, faint Prince Edward Island NO 6 transit and oval "H" (Halifax) NO 9 receiver backstamps. An attractive interprovincial 3 pence letter rate to Nova Scotia, F-VF and scarce; 2019 Greene Foundation cert. (Unitrade 2)
Est. $1,000+
224
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND 1865 (April 14) Cover from St. Eleanor's to Charlottetown franked with 2p rose on yellowish wove paper perf 11½-12, neatly tied by oval grid; shortpaid due to double weight with due "4" cursive handstamp denoting 4p double deficiency to be collected from the recipient; manuscript docketing; on reverse, partial dispatch datestamp and same-day Prince Edward Island AP 14 1865 (Lehr P5) receiver, light wrinkling along edge of the envelope, still Fine and a most unusual shortpaid cover; 2004 Greene Foundation cert. (Unitrade 5a) ex. Martyn Cusworth (March 2005; Lot 1204)
Est. $350+
225
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND 1866 (December 25) Blue cover to Carleton St. John, NB franked with single 3p blue and 6p yellow green perf 11½-12, both with faint ageing and cover slightly reduced at left, nicely tied by crisp grid cancels; on reverse Prince Edward Island double arc datestamp (Lehr P5) and clear strikes of Saint John DE 31 and Carleton St. John JA 2, pays the 3p Interprovincial letter rate + 6p registration, a very rare franking to New Brunswick, F-VF (Unitrade 6, 7)

Provenance: circular "R / VC" (Dr. R.V.C. Carr) backstamp
Warren Wilkinson, December 2009; Lot 181
Est. $750+
226
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND 1868 (July 28) A beautiful registered cover registered from Charlottetown to Moncton, NB franked with single and strip of three 3p blue perf 11½-12, single with small flaws, cancelled/tied by grid '13', neat rimless Prince Edward Island datestamp (Lehr P6) at left. A great cover in an excellent state of preservation, paying the double weight letter rate of 6 pence plus 6 pence registration. A very rare multiple franking ideal for exhibition, VF (Unitrade 6)

Expertization: 2004 Greene Foundation cert.

Provenance: James Lehr, November 1992; Lot 1499
Martyn Cusworth, March 2005; Lot 1237
Est. $1,000+
227
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND 1871 (February 18) An extraordinary registered cover from Charlottetown to Acadia Mines, NS bearing pair and single 3p blue perf 11½-12 tied by segmented corks, dispatch split ring below, partially legible FE 20 receiver backstamp. The ONLY KNOWN cover bearing three 3p blue, paying 3p interprovincial letter rate plus 6p registration; superb and immaculate in all respects which is rare for a cover from PEI, XF (Unitrade 6)

Expertization: 2008 Greene Foundation cert.

Provenance: The "Halifax" Collection (Max Guggenheim), October 1984; Lot 1232
Randall Martin, September 2008; Lot 980
Warren Wilkinson, December 2009, Lot 176
Est. $1,000+
228
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND 1866 (November 24) Registered cover from Charlottetown to New Glasgow, NS bearing two 6p yellow green perf 11½-12 cancelled by grids, one with crease, cover soiling and faults, oval REGISTERED handstamp in red (Lehr P100 - six examples known), paying double Interprovincial letter rate + 6p registration, 2000 Greene Foundation cert. (Unitrade 7)

Provenance: Warren Wilkinson, December 2009; Lot 182

THE ONLY KNOWN SUCH FRANKING AND THE SOLE REPORTED COVER BEARING TWO EXAMPLES OF THE 6 PENCE STAMP (OF ANY PRINTING).
Est. $500+
229
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND 1865 (March 23) Amber envelope with letter enclosed, bearing single 9p violet perf 11 tied by clear oval grid '13' cancel, addressed to Rochester, England; on reverse clear Prince Edward Island double arc dispatch (Lehr P5) and Rochester AP 11 CDS receiver. Backflap torn and small piece missing at bottom right, nevertheless a clean and fresh single-franking to England, F-VF (Unitrade 8d) ex. Martyn Cusworth (March 2005; Lot 1265)
Est. $500+
230
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND 1866 (August 1) Legal size cover with Carvell Brothers Commission Merchants handstamp mailed registered to New Glasgow, NS, displaying an impressive franking of 9p violet perf 11 strip of three, small faults, tied by oval grids; on reverse Prince Edward Island AU 1 1866 double arc dispatch (Lehr P5) and Pictou AU 2 transit. Cover with vertical folds away from stamps. One of the largest known 9 pence frankings paying a very rare seven-fold Interprovincial letter rate of 21 pence plus 6 pence registration fee, Fine (Unitrade 8d)

Expertization: 1969 RPS of London certificate

Provenance: Dale-Lichtenstein, Sale 5, May 1969; Lot 1058 - brought then an impressive US$875 hammer
"Halifax" (Max Guggenheim), October 1984; Lot 1234
"R / VC" (Dr. R.V.C. Carr) circular backstamp
Warren Wilkinson, December 2009; Lot 186



Est. $2,000+
231
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND 1867 (April 23) Blue cover sent registered to Carleton St. John, NB, paying the combined registration fee and interprovincial rates with a single 9p violet perf 11 neatly tied by grid, small corner flaw to stamp and envelope slightly reduced at right; on reverse Prince Edward Island AP 23 double arc dispatch (Lehr P5) and clear Saint John AP 27 and Carleton St. John AP 29 receiver, Fine (Unitrade 8d) ex. Dr. R.V.C. Carr (February 1999; Lot 452), Martyn Cusworth (March 2005; Lot 1241)
Est. $600+
232
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND 1873 (February 4) Blue legal size envelope from Georgetown, PEI to Charlottetown franked with a single 2c ultramarine, perf flaws at top from placement, THE ONLY RECORDED SINGLE-FRANKING, pays a double circular rate (one cent per half ounce), file folds to envelope away from stamp; on reverse clear Georgetown double arc dispatch and next-day Charlottetown split ring receiver. A great cover ideal for exhibition, Fine (Unitrade 12)

Expertization: 1969 RPS of London certificate

Provenance: Dale-Lichtenstein, Sale 5, May 1969; Lot 1082
"R / VC" (Dr. R.V.C. Carr) circular backstamp
Warren Wilkinson, December 2009; Lot 231

Est. $1,000+
233
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND 1873 (January 3) Envelope endorsed "On Service" denoting official nature and mailed from St. Eleanor's to Assistant Colonial Secretary at Charlottetown with free franking privilege, however registration had to be paid, therefore franked with a 4c green perf 12 tied by light grid; on reverse a superb Charlottetown JA 3 73 split ring receiver, portion of backflap missing from wax seal removal. Very rare and in all likelihood the only known such free franking + 4c registration cover, VF (Unitrade 14)

Expertization: 1962 RPS of London certificate

Provenance: C.W. Mackie BNA Provinces, April 1962; Lot 264
Martyn Cusworth, March 2005; Lot 1225
Warren Wilkinson, December 2009; Lot 242
Est. $750+
234
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND 1872 (December 23) Cover from Charlottetown to Scotland paying the short-lived 6c colonial Trans-Atlantic rate to the UK. Stamp and cover with repaired tears from opening, tied by Star cancel (Lehr P130), Charlottetown split ring dispatch at left, clear circular Paid Liverpool Br. Packet 24 JA 73 datestamp in red, Kilwinning JA 25 receiver on back. An extremely rare 6c black single franking to the UK, Fine appearance; 2004 Greene Foundation cert. (Unitrade 15) ex. Martyn Cusworth (March 2005; Lot 1268), Alan Griffiths (April 2012; Lot 891)

Surprisingly ONLY TWO SUCH FRANKINGS to the United Kingdom are reported; the vast majority of frankings are to the United States.
Est. $500+
235
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND Fifteen covers (plus three fronts); includes four single-franking 3p covers to Nova Scotia between Feb 1870 and August 1871; single 1c on circular (2013 Greene cert.); 1c + 3c cover paying 4 cent rate to NS (2010 Greene cert.), seven 3c rose covers with various corks, grids, datestamps; 6c cover to USA, etc. Some in Fine condition but mostly mixed as typically found on these colonial covers.
Est. $350+
236
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND The London Philatelist, Volume II, 1893, deluxe quarter-leather edition containing the J.A. Tilleard black proofs made from the Charles Whiting (printer) original dies; the January issue contains three pages of die essays and die proofs - 11 different Pence & Decimal issues, the March issue has a 2 pence plate proof sheet of 60, and the April issue features three pages of plate proof sheets: the 4 pence plate of 30, the 3 cent plate of 50 and the 12 cent plate of 50. The binding shows only moderate wear and its important and rarely found intact contents are fresh and crisp, VF

AN IMPRESSIVE AND RARELY OFFERED VOLUME CONTAINING ALL OF THE TILLEARD PROOFS; VERY FEW SURVIVE INTACT.

Unitrade values the four plate proofs at C$30 each as singles; $5,700 for the four panes; the die-proofs are not listed.
Est. $2,000+
PROVINCES
237
PROVINCES In clear mounts on quadrilled pages with write-up (in German), emphasis on Newfoundland. Noted British Columbia 1865 3p pale blue mint OG, V.I. 1865 5c perf 14 mint, PEI #1 1861 3p rose, perf 9 mint, small perf flaw, 9p violet choice mint, Nova Scotia #2i and #4i fresh sound used examples. Newfoundland 1857-1947 quite strong with select stamps and sets throughout, noting 1860 2p orange unused, 1870 3c vermilion unused, 1873 3c blue mint, quite complete from 1897 Cabot onward, mint airmails with 1919 Alcock & Brown, 1921 Halifax airmail (two different), DO-X, Balbo (Pos. 1), etc. Some Nova Scotia mint blocks on two large album pages. Minor flaws in places but overall condition is well-above average; a useful lot.
Est. $1,500+
238
PROVINCES Four titles -- R. Lowe, British Empire - Volume V - Part III The Maritime Provinces, 1973, cardcover, 102 pages; Nicholas Argenti, The Postage Stamps of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, Quarterman reprint 1976, hardcover, 223 pages; George MacManus, Post Offices of New Brunswick 1783-1930, 1984, cardcover, 201 pages + intro i-xii; and the sought-after Jephcott, Greene & Young, The Postal History of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick 1754-1867, limited edition numbered "40", 1964, hardcover, 393 pages.
Est. $150+
NEWFOUNDLAND
239
NEWFOUNDLAND 1P,Trial colour plate proof block from the upper right corner position, printed in black on white card, as only one sheet (of 120 for the One penny stamp) this block is a UNIQUE corner position, VF
Est. $1,500+
240
NEWFOUNDLAND 1,A brilliant fresh mint block of four, just clear at foot to mostly large margins, very full dull white original gum with the lower pair NH, F-VF VLH
Cat. $640
241
NEWFOUNDLAND 1859 (August 2) Blue folded cover to New York bearing a lovely example of the 4p scarlet vermilion on thick white wove paper, ample to mainly large margins all around and tied by light oval barred cancels, light St. John's Paid split ring dispatch at lower centre; paying the single letter packet letter rate to the United States, superb Boston Br. Pkt "5" AUG 11 circular datestamp, denoting 5 cents to be collected by the recipient on arrival. An impressive 4 pence letter rate to the United States, VF+ (Unitrade 4)

Expertization: 1935 RPS of London, 1974 PF and 2004 BPA certificates

Provenance: Sidney Harris, Part One, October 1968; Lot 53 - described aptly "4d., an exceptional copy with clear margins and very fine colour, lightly tied to attractive blue cover..." - Sold for £600.
Est. $5,000+
242
NEWFOUNDLAND 5P,A trial colour plate proof block printed in black on white card, possessing well clear to ample margins; a very scarce multiple as only one sheet of 40 was printed, VF; ex. Sir Gawaine Baillie (May 2006; Lot 288)
Cat. $2,000+
243
NEWFOUNDLAND 7P,Trial colour plate proof block of four printed in black on white card, with lower right corner margin and noticeably large margins on other two sides. An outstanding proof block of great rarity as only one sheet of 20 was ever printed, VF+ (Unitrade cat. as four proof singles)

We are aware of two other Six and One Half pence proof blocks: 1) ex. Pratt, Highlands, 2) ex. Harris. We are unable to ascertain if 2) block is still intact.
Cat. $4,000+
244
NEWFOUNDLAND 7P,Trial colour plate proof pair printed in black on white card, surrounded by large margins, brilliant fresh and choice; a very scarce pair as only one sheet of 20 was ever printed, VF+

The true scarcity of this plate proof as a single or pair is accentuated by the fact that three plate proof blocks of four exist, leaving just eight other examples.
Cat. $2,000+
245
NEWFOUNDLAND 7,A beautiful mint stamp with unusually large margins; exceptional colour and radiant impression on fresh paper, displaying part white dull original gum associated with Newfoundland's First issue. A great stamp superior to many mint examples we have had the pleasure to offer, VF OG; 2017 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $12,000
246
NEWFOUNDLAND 8,An appealing mint corner margin block with brilliant colour, small thin in top margin only, full dull white original gum associated with the 1857 issue; left pair lightly hinged leaving the right pair NEVER HINGED, VF+

Expertization: 2016 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: Josiah K. Lilly (Part VIII, May 1968; Lot 144)
Cat. $4,000
247
NEWFOUNDLAND 9P,An exceptional trial colour, corner margin, plate proof block printed in black on white card, light manuscript "Rose Ink, "100 sheets" in margin at left, inconsequential light toning spot, a fabulous proof block destined for a world-class collection, VF

Provenance: Robert H. Pratt, Harmers of London, October 1986; Lot 41
Sidney Harris, Part One, October 1968; Lot 91

Literature: Illustrated in Robert Pratt "The Pence Issues of Newfoundland 1857-1866" handbook on page 52 (Figure 22).

Only one proof sheet of 20 was printed making this UNIQUE positional block. An upper right corner block is also known.
Est. $5,000+
248
NEWFOUNDLAND 11,An exceptional mint block of four with lower sheet margin (Pos. 13-14 / 18-19), originating from the famous part sheet of 16 offered in the Dale-Lichtenstein sale, in absolutely superb condition with vivid colour and radiant impression on fresh wove paper, impressive physical attributes topped off with full pristine original gum, lightly hinged on top pair, lower pair NEVER HINGED. A fabulous block that will stand out in anyone's collection, XF LH / NH GEM

Expertization: 2006 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: Dale-Lichtenstein, Sale 5, H.R. Harmer Inc., May 1969; Lot 36 - from the original part-sheet of 16 from which this block originates.
Larry Whitby, Sissons, June 1972; Lot 14 - selling for a hefty $1,800 hammer, the highest realization in that 1,119-lot sale.
Dr. Chan Chin Chung, Christie's Robson Lowe, September 1995; Lot 112 - as a rejoined block of 16, block of eight and two blocks of four (one of which is this block)

No premium for NH status is currently listed in Unitrade. Considering the high premiums for other difficult issues such as the 2p rose and 1865-1879 Cents issue, we feel that a premium of 300% to 400% would be logical.

A SUPERB POST-OFFICE FRESH MINT BLOCK OF THE 1860 TWO PENCE ORANGE IN IMMACULATE NEVER HINGED CONDITION.
Est. $7,500+
249
NEWFOUNDLAND 15A,An exceedingly rare mint block of this underrated Newfoundland Pence Issue stamp, surrounded by ample to most large margins, possessing rich colour and large part original gum. As seasoned collectors are aware, this stamp, despite a modest catalogue value, is incredibly difficult to locate in any multiple. In fact, we do not recall previously offering a block of four in either the violet brown or chocolate brown shade. BY FAR THE FINEST OF THE ONLY TWO RECORDED MINT BLOCKS. A wonderful item for the connoisseur, XF OG

Est. $3,000+
250
NEWFOUNDLAND 23,A choice mint lower left corner block with radiant colour and full original gum, VF NH
Cat. $480
251
NEWFOUNDLAND 24P-31P,The basic set of six plate proof singles in issued colours on card mounted india paper (ex 5c dark brown on india). Also includes a 5c yellow brown on india and 24c in different shade of blue, VF
Cat. $635
252
NEWFOUNDLAND Unadopted design essays for the intended 1865 2c & 5c issues; quite likely engraved by C.H. Jeens who submitted the accepted designs to Perkins Bacon & Co. London. Each with elaborated scroll around oval vignettes, COD FISH and SEALS imprint below; affixed on canvas with archival ink annotation at top, slight foxing of no importance for this beautiful and striking item, F-VF
Est. $500+
253
NEWFOUNDLAND Engraved die essays, stamp size, the adopted design for the 10 cent value; one printed in a dark brown colour similar to issued 5c Seal and the other in black, the issued colour of the ten cent. Both skillfully rebacked over small faults in no way detracting from their visual appeal. A Fine and very rare duo.
Est. $750+
254
NEWFOUNDLAND 37,A choice mint example with intact rouletting all around, well centered with large margins, deep colour and full original gum. Rarely seen as such, VF NH; 2020 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $800
255
NEWFOUNDLAND 38,A remarkable stamp in premium quality, very well centered with intact rouletting on all sides, post office bright colour and full pristine original gum. A challenging and underrated stamp in such top-quality, XF NH GEM; 2016 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $1,200+
256
NEWFOUNDLAND 59i,A post office fresh and quite well centered mint single showing the line through "CE" of "CENTS" variety, F-VF NH
Cat. $475
257
NEWFOUNDLAND 61-74,An exceptional set of fourteen plate proof blocks of nine (3x3) in issued colours on card mounted india paper, multiples larger than in blocks of four are virtually unheard of, VF-XF (Unitrade cat. $6,975)
Est. $2,000+
258
NEWFOUNDLAND 61-74,The complete set of fourteen mint blocks of eight with diagonal SPECIMEN overprints in red, a spectacular sheet marginal set with bright colours and full original gum; THE LARGEST SURVIVING MULTIPLES, F-VF NH (Unitrade cat. $12,000+), ex American Bank Note Company Archives

Interestingly enough, the left pair of the 12c block shows a DOUBLE SPECIMEN error (one being albino) with the embossing of both overprints clearly visible from the back.
Est. $3,500+
259
NEWFOUNDLAND 87-97, 87a, b, 88a,An unusually choice, post office fresh mint set, plus 1c perf 12 & 12x14 and 2c perf 12x14; 12c unused, all others well centered with pristine dull white original gum, characteristic of the issue; very hard set to assemble in this quality, VF-XF NH
Cat. $2,580
260
NEWFOUNDLAND 127, 129, 130, 160,Includes 2c on 30c VF NH sheet; 3c on 15c Type II surcharge VF OG sheet including Raised "E" (Pos. 24), sixteen stamps NH; 3c on 35c F-VF OG sheet with most and part of lower bar missing (Pos. 14 & 15), fifteen stamps NH; and
1929 3c on 6c VF NH sheet with "C" of "CENTS" below "T" of "THREE". (Unitrade cat. $2,602)
Est. $750+
261
NEWFOUNDLAND 127ii,A well centered mint single showing a dramatic slanted shift of the surcharge, small toning spot on glazed gum, rarely offered, VF
Cat. $600
262
NEWFOUNDLAND 128,A well centered mint block of eight (2x4), partial separation between third and fourth rows, full original gum, never hinged; multiples larger than blocks of four are rarely encountered, VF NH. Also includes mint blocks of eight of #127 (glazed OG), 129 NH, 130 (light dist. OG). Catalogue value reflects the key #128 NH block of eight only.
Cat. $4,800
263
NEWFOUNDLAND 128,A very well centered mint block with bright fresh colour; an elusive multiple of this provisional surcharge type of which only 3,000 were issued, VF LH
Cat. $1,200
264
NEWFOUNDLAND 128,A fresh mint single with full pristine original gum, VF+ NH
Cat. $600
265
NEWFOUNDLAND 130a,Mint pair (Pos. 15 & 20 in the setting of 25 subjects), top stamp with lower bar COMPLETELY MISSING, hinged at top, F-VF

The vast majority of existing "lower bar omitted" varieties show part of the bar. A very small number (in the last stages of surcharging this stamp) show the bar completely omitted.
Est. $300+
266
NEWFOUNDLAND 226-229, 230-232,and 1937 Coronation set of three, all with curved perforated SPECIMEN; the KGV 4c has tiny corner thin and 7c has small area of gum toning, otherwise all are NH and F-VF (Unitrade cat. $800)
Est. $300+
267
NEWFOUNDLAND 257ix,A rare emergency printing corner margin block without plate number (imprints do not exist on this elusive printing), displaying Perkins Bacon perforation gauge in combination with the distinctive paper of Waterlow & Sons. Well centered with bright fresh colour; very few multiples exist, VF NH (SG 280 £720 as singles)
Cat. $900
268
NEWFOUNDLAND 1941 (October 23) Cover to Sgt. Pelletier, Royal Rifles of Canada, Valcartier Camp, Quebec (stationed in Newfoundland from November 1940 to August 1941; left for Hong Kong late October 1941), franked with early usage of the 5c Blitz printing, rarely seen five-line "It is regretted that circumstances have made it impossible to forward this letter to destination. As soon as contacts can be established, information will be published." struck on front and reverse (referring to the Fall of Hong Kong to the Japanese in December 1941). Some soiling / light toning does not detract from this interesting and Fine WWII era cover; ex. Clarence Stillions (June 2019; Lot 820) (Unitrade 257ix)
Est. $300+
269
NEWFOUNDLAND 1941 (Nov 4) Airmail cover to England franked with pair of 25c grey and 5c violet, Die I "Blitz" printing perf 13½, tied by St. John's slogan dispatch. Carried on PANAM flight from USA to England via Southern route through the Azores (northern route via Ireland had been discontinued early October 1939 and only resumed May 1st, 1942). A very scarce War Time airmail cover, VF (Unitrade 197, 257ix)
Est. $200+
270
NEWFOUNDLAND 262 variety,Top centre mint block in a very distinctive aniline type ink variety - an experiment by Waterlow & Sons that proved unsatisfactory due to a blotchy, blurry print. Natural gum crease on left pair of no importance for this very scarce block. With K. Bileski notes and normal block for comparison, VF NH (Walsh 245b)
Est. $300+
271
NEWFOUNDLAND BK2a,Complete booklet in pristine condition, contains well centered never hinged perf 13.2 panes of 1c green, 2c rose (3) and 3c; all advertising interleaves present, VF+ NH
Cat. $1,200
272
NEWFOUNDLAND C3j,A well centered, large margined example with narrow spacing and "1" of "1921" below "f" of "Halifax" (Position 5 in the pane of 25), nicely tied to piece by St. John's NOV 23 1921 datestamp, VF
Cat. $600
273
NEWFOUNDLAND OX1ii,An impressive lower margin plate proof block printed in black, colour of issue on card mounted india paper, VF
Cat. $4,000
NEWFOUNDLAND FAKES AND FORGERIES
274
NEWFOUNDLAND FAKES AND FORGERIES 2/9,Three engraved Oneglia forgery sheets of 36 - consisting of six vertical se-tenant
columns of 2p, 4p, 6p, 6½p, 8p & 1sh values, printed in orange and in red orange on thick cream unwatermarked paper, the third sheet printed in dark brownish red on thin hard paper with watermark. Well-executed forgeries, scarce in full sheets.
Est. $750
275
NEWFOUNDLAND FAKES AND FORGERIES Imperforate se-tenant block of four in olive on thin wove paper, ungummed. Attributed to William B Hale and printed in France, displays four different designs in denominations 1c, 3c, 5c and undenominated "Child Riding Fish", highly unusual and striking, VF; ex. Ed Wener (June 2012; Lot 261)

A similar corner block of four in brownish olive sold in our October 2020 auction, Lot 390 - realized $900.
Est. $500
NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS
276
NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS Over 200 mint stamps on stockpages, emphasis on mint NH, starts with a few Pence and 1890s Decimals, 1897 Cabot (many NH), 1919 Caribou NH (several with VF centering), 1928-1931 Publicity NH sets, 1933 Gilbert NH, 1931 Airmail NH sets, 1933 Labrador (3) NH sets, etc. Plus a few Provinces. Overall nice condition, F-VF
Est. $1,500+
NEWFOUNDLAND REVENUES
277
NEWFOUNDLAND REVENUES NFR33,The key value of the set, well centered with large margins, small handstamp cancel, VF (Van Dam cat. $600 for more common perf 14¼)
Est. $250+
278
NEWFOUNDLAND REVENUES NFR34,Well centered example with unobtrusive grid cancel, attractive, VF (Van Dam cat. $400 for the more common perf 14¼)
Est. $200+
279
NEWFOUNDLAND REVENUES NFR35,A nicely centered and fresh used single, light "floral" pattern handstamp cancellation, VF (Van Dam cat. $550)
Est. $250+
280
NEWFOUNDLAND REVENUES NFR53,A fresh mint single, VF NH (Van Dam cat. $375)
Est. $150+
NEWFOUNDLAND REVENUE DOCUMENTS
281
NEWFOUNDLAND REVENUE DOCUMENTS NFR1, 3, 4,Multi-page folded document dated October 31, 1900 bearing an extraordinary multiple franking consisting of 5c red (3), 25c blue block and 50c orange (16) for a total of $9.15; some stamps have been affected by folding, an impressive franking, F-VF (Van Dam cat. $2,240 for stamps alone)
Est. $400+
282
NEWFOUNDLAND REVENUE DOCUMENTS NFR2, 4, 6, 7,Folded document dated September 4, 1905 executed in the Supreme Court at St. John's, with a rare Queen Victoria revenue franking consisting of 10c brown (2), 50c orange, $1 green (4) and $5 violet (2) for a total of $14.70; an impressive document, F-VF (Van Dam $755 for stamps alone)
Est. $300+
283
NEWFOUNDLAND REVENUE DOCUMENTS NFR2, 13, 18-20,Multi-page folded document, registered dates of March 28, 1914 and Jan. 12, 1920 bearing a highly unusual three-reign franking: one page bears a 10c brown Queen Victoria alongside the key $5 KEVII and a 25c blue KGV; another page with KGV 25c slate, 50c black & $1 green. A fabulous usage, F-VF (Van Dam $834 for stamps alone)
Est. $350+
284
NEWFOUNDLAND REVENUE DOCUMENTS NFR18a, 23,Clean multi-page folded document dated May 23, 1935 bearing a lovely side-by-side franking of KGV 25c slate perf 11 (3) plus a pair of the sought-after $25 salmon perf 12 tied by purple corks, for a total rate of $50.75. A very rare usage of the high value and especially desirable in such choice condition, VF (Van Dam $653 for stamps alone)
Est. $350+
CANADA STAMPLESS COVERS
285
CANADA STAMPLESS COVERS 1773 Folded lettersheet written in French with "Quebec le 9 Sbre 1773" dateline, addressed to Samuel and William Vernon, Newport, Rhode Island, endorsed "by Captain Nathan Bull" carried by their merchant shipping company from Quebec to Newport, a very early letter to the USA in an excellent state of preservation, VF
Est. $500+
286
CANADA STAMPLESS COVERS 1784 (July 12) Folded lettersheet with "Berthier House 12 July 1784" dateline, struck with a very scarce and superb BERTHIER straightline, carried on the first postal road (opened in 1763) to Quebec, a distance of about 180 miles, rated "9" pence currency for a distance between 101 and 200 miles, charged to the recipient, most attractive, VF
Est. $500+
287
CANADA STAMPLESS COVERS 1815 Folded lettersheet with "Quebec Aug. 20th 1815" dateline, clear double oval Ship Letter "Crown" Quebec, no BNA postage as carried privately by ship outside the post (during end of Napoleonic Wars) to the UK where it entered the mail, light boxed Ship Letter Plymouth handstamp, rated "3/6" to collect and partial "Addl. 1/2" denoting Scottish road toll, central fold, VF
Est. $250+
288
CANADA STAMPLESS COVERS 1839 (November 4) Folded entire lettersheet showing superb strikes of small straightline STEAMBOAT handstamp (22x2mm), neat Hamilton, U.C. NOV 4 circular datestamp in black and same-ink PAID, manuscript "11" rate to Kingston. A very scarce Hamilton Steamboat marking, especially desirable with such a nice strike on a very clean cover, VF

This marking is considerably scarcer than the Kingston "Steam Boat" (two words spaced - 31x2mm).
Est. $500+
CANADA
289
CANADA Plate essay imperforate block of four printed in violet brown on medium horizontal wove paper, with sheet margin at foot. Blocks of four are rarely seen, XF (Minuse & Pratt E-Bb)
Est. $2,000+
290
CANADA 1,A seldom seen unused single, faint laid lines, repaired at left and somewhat oxidized. Nevertheless, a presentable and very fine appearing example of this stamp that is rarely available in unused condition; 2020 Greene Foundation cert. (Unitrade cat. $60,000)
Est. $2,000+
291
CANADA 2TCxi,Trial colour plate proof block of four with lower sheet margin, printed in grey blue with vertical SPECIMEN overprint in carmine on card mounted india paper, VF
Cat. $1,400
292
CANADA 2b,An attractive used example with well clear to large margins, deep colour and visible laid lines, concentric rings in BLUE; VF; 2015 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $2,500
293
CANADA 3Pi,A remarkably choice plate proof in the issued colour with vertical SPECIMEN overprint in carmine on card mounted india paper, portion of sheet margin at top, VF
Cat. $2,500
294
CANADA 4,An unusually select and very scarce mint single with adequate to large margins, rich colour on fresh paper and possessing full smooth white original gum characteristic of the late printings, showing only a hint of hinging at top left, VF VLH

The stamp shows the documented Re-entry from Pane A, Position 33, with distinctive doubling in and below the "PE" of "PENCE"
Cat. $4,000+
295
CANADA 4a, viii,A beautiful unused example with radiant colour on fresh paper, showing a known Re-entry allocated to Pane A; Position 33 with characteristic doubling in and below "PE" of "PENCE", F-VF and very rare in unused condition; 1986 Greene Foundation cert. stating "4a, unused, showing re-entry, genuine..."
Cat. $2,250
296
CANADA 4d,A scarce used vertical strip of four, smudged concentric rings, large to barely clear margins, in sound condition which is quite unusual for this fragile paper; a very scarce multiple, Fine+

Winthrop Boggs handbook "The Postage Stamps and Postal History of Canada" on page 148 lists a rarity factor (multiplier) for a strip of four on thin paper as 60 times a used single on wove paper.
Est. $750+
297
CANADA 4d,A selected used pair with mostly large margins, with incredible bright colour and attractive concentric rings cancels in BLUE, VF
Cat. $600
298
CANADA 4d,A remarkable used single, exceptional margins showing portion of adjacent stamp at right and at bottom, light concentric rings cancel. Seldom encountered in such choice condition, XF GEM
Cat. $300+
299
CANADA 4d,A four margined example with centrally struck concentric rings cancel IN RED, minute tear at bottom right, a very scarce colour cancelled stamp, VF
Est. $150+
300
CANADA 4d,A nice used single, mostly large margins and displaying a well-struck concentric rings cancel, VF
Cat. $300
301
CANADA 4xi,A choice used single with oversized margins, portion of adjacent stamp at left, amazing colour on fresh paper, light concentric rings cancel, XF
Cat. $350+
302
CANADA 4i,A selected used vertical pair with sheet margin at top, distinctive rich colour on bright white paper, each stamp with central concentric rings cancel, VF; 2015 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $700
303
CANADA 4vii,An unusually choice used example of the Major Re-entry from Pane A; Position 47, very strong doubling and other characteristics notably in three "3s", "EE PEN" of THREE PENCE, bottom frames, etc. Well clear to mostly large margins, brilliant colour and clear, central four-ring '18' cancellation of Kingston, VF
Cat. $1,300
304
CANADA 4,An extraordinary used single surrounded by very large margins, rich colour on bright fresh paper, four-ring '21' cancel; a great stamp, XF GEM; ex. "Loch" (April 1999; Lot 173)
Cat. $300+
305
CANADA 4,A superb used single in a deep shade with unusually large margins showing portion of adjacent stamp at top, rich colour on fresh paper, light unobtrusive diamond grid cancel of Toronto, XF
Cat. $300+
306
CANADA 4v,Impressive example of a scarcer printing, well clear to mostly enormous margins, shows portion of neighbouring stamps on two sides, strong colour and impression, very lightly cancelled, VF JUMBO; 2020 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $600
307
CANADA 4c,A marvelous positional example showing large portion of the imprint (Rawdon), Wright, Hatch & Edson, New (York) in right margin and displaying clear to full margins on other sides, excellent colour and in choice condition for this notoriously difficult printing on characteristic fragile paper, used with ideal light centrally struck four-ring '13' (Galt; RF 7) in black, VF; 2019 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $800+
308
CANADA 5,An impressive, large margined example with deep colour and light cancellation; a beautiful stamp in much nicer condition than normally encountered, XF; 2002 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $1,600+
309
CANADA 5b,A fabulous large margined used example with BLUE cancel, printed in the distinctive and unmistakable shade, extra wide margins, XF; 2001 Brandon cert.
Cat. $1,600
310
CANADA 7,An excellent used single surrounded by large margins, tied to small piece by black concentric rings and while in transit by red Liverpool 16 DE 55 tombstone, VF; 1980 Brandon cert.
Cat. $2,400
311
CANADA 7,An appealing example with adequate to large margins, devoid of the usual flaws often seen on this first printing, light but quite well defined four-ring '27' (Ottawa) cancel, VF; 2015 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $2,400
312
CANADA 8Pi,Plate proof block of four on india paper,vertical SPECIMEN in green, VF
Cat. $1,200
313
CANADA 8,An impressive mint single with ample to noticeably large margins, rich colour on pristine fresh paper, unusually clean with full original gum. A beautiful mint stamp, VF LH; 1974 RPS of London cert.
Cat. $2,800
314
CANADA 8ii,A selected mint single of the well-documented Major Re-entry (Position 120 on the plate of 120 subjects), displaying prominent characteristics such as doubling in HALF and framelines, diagonal line at top left visible even to the naked eye, surrounded by ample to noticeably large margins and possessing rich colour on fresh paper, still retains large portion of its original gum; no doubt one of the nicest mint example of this sought-after plate variety - the most prominent found on the sheet of the Half penny, VF+ OG

Expertization: 2000 Greene Foundation certificate
Cat. $8,000
315
CANADA 9a,An outstanding used single of the underrated deep shade, displaying lovely, rich colour on pristine paper, margins well clear at foot to amazingly large, light cancellation, VF+ CDS; 2002 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $6,000
316
CANADA 9,An appealing sound used example with clear even margins all around, bright colour and struck by a beautifully clear, socked-on-nose four-ring '27' (Ottawa) cancellation, Fine+; 2020 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $2,000
317
CANADA 12,An exceptionally well centered example of Canada's first perforated issue, with balanced large margins, perforations well clear of the design on all sides, bright colour, used with well-struck four-ring "21" cancel of Montreal. A choice example displaying the best centering one can hope to find on this very challenging stamp, XF; 2011 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $1,600+
318
CANADA 13i,An exceedingly rare used example with HORIZONTAL STITCH WATERMARK - only the second example we have ever offered or recall seeing, with intact perforations and in sound condition, light cancellation; a rarity of the Canada Pence issues and absent from even the most advanced collections, Fine; 2013 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $8,000
319
CANADA 14,Fabulous used single, precisely centered within uncharacteristically large margins, light centrally stuck Peterboro AP 16 66 split ring postmark, XF
Cat. $120+
320
CANADA 15c,An appealing mint example of this elusive first printing, rich colour with deep impression, quite well centered for the issue, large part original gum, F-VF
Cat. $1,625
321
CANADA 16Pi,Plate proof on india paper in colour of the first printing, vertical SPECIMEN overprint in carmine, large margined with sheet margin at foot, VF
Cat. $450
322
CANADA 16,The sought-after first printing in the unmistakable rich shade, well centered for the issue, with intact perforations and fabulous colour, bold four-ring numeral cancellation, F-VF; 1995 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $6,250
323
CANADA 17e,An exceptional used single in a distinctive early shade, superbly centered on immaculate fresh paper, full perforations, light socked-on-nose concentric rings cancellation. A great stamp that will stand out in anyone's collection, XF GEM
Cat. $1,200+
324
CANADA 18,A quite well centered pair with the distinctive bold colour and impression of a very early printing, cancelled by neat concentric rings to large fragment of cover, double Allan Line (Canadian Packet) letter rate to England, Lennoxville SP 16 1859 double arc dispatch in red, circular Paid Liverpool Co. Packet 29 SP 59 transit in red, reverse shows portion of Wellington transit and Wiveliscombe receiver datestamps, VF and appealing (Unitrade 18 early printing)
Est. $300+
325
CANADA 20TCi,Trial colour plate proof pair in claret on card mounted india paper, choice, VF
Cat. $700
326
CANADA 20TCii,Large margined trial colour plate proof in green on card mounted india paper, VF+
Cat. $400
327
CANADA 20,A reasonably centered first printing used pair with light central duplex grid cancel. Used multiples of this particular stamp are very difficult to locate, F-VF
Cat. $600+
328
CANADA 21,A beautifully fresh and nicely centered mint block of four, intact perforations and full original gum, very lightly hinged on top right stamp leaving the other three NEVER HINGED. A scarce multiple especially in such nice quality, VF
Cat. $1,980
329
CANADA 22,An exceptional mint block in immaculate condition and rarely encountered thus, very well centered with superb colour on fresh paper, intact perforations all around and displaying pristine original gum, NEVER HINGED. Without question, one of the very finest of the few remaining blocks. A wonderful multiple of great appeal, VF NH

Expertization: 2016 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: J. Grant Glassco, February 1968; Lot 1324 - for block of 12 from which it originates
"Lindemann" collection (private treaty 1997)
Ron Brigham, February 2014; Lot 89
Cat. $16,000
330
CANADA 22,A well centered unused single, unusually nice with rich colour on fresh paper, VF
Cat. $1,000
331
CANADA 22a,An unusually nice unused example showing complete watermark letter "C" of "CLUTHA MILLS", fresh and very well centered with intact perforations all around, devoid of the flaws often found on Bothwell paper stamps. A very scarce stamp in sound unused condition, VF; 2009 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $4,000
332
CANADA 22a,An appealing single showing nearly full "LL" letters of the BOTHWELL watermark, brilliant colour, intact perforations and part Montreal split ring; VF; 2019 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $700+
333
CANADA 22a,A brilliant fresh example showing large portion of watermark "S" letter of "MILLS"; trivial shorter perf at lower left typical of the strong vertical mesh Bothwell paper, neat central grid cancellation, VF; clear 2006 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $700
334
CANADA 23,A nice used example with superb centering amidst enormous margins, deep colour, light duplex grid, XF JUMBO; 2005 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $250+
335
CANADA 24a,A very well centered used single with balanced large margins and intact perforations, showing portion of watermark "TH" at top, central two-ring cancel of Montreal; difficult to find this nice, VF; 2009 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $550
336
CANADA 24a,A choice used example showing large "& G / LUT" of the two-line watermark, deep radiant colour, light two-ring '14' (Guelph), very attractive, VF; 2008 APS cert.
Cat. $550
337
CANADA 25a,An extremely well centered used single showing large portion of "LLS" of "MILLS", light unobtrusive cancellation, a few uncleared perf discs at left but with intact perforations all around which is hard to find on a watermarked Large Queen, XF
Cat. $600+
338
CANADA 27a,A superb used example, very well centered with large margins and Bowmanville, Ont. JY 18 71 CDS postmark; XF
Cat. $160+
339
CANADA 28a,A well centered used example with deep colour, showing large portion of watermark letters "G . B", light unobtrusive cancel, VF; 2004 RPS of London cert.
Cat. $600
340
CANADA 28vi variety,A very rare mint single displaying an unusually clear and prominent VERTICAL STITCH WATERMARK running up the left side, possessing remarkable full white streaky original gum, NEVER HINGED - a rare watermarked stamp, in fact only the horizontal stitch watermark has been documented on this denomination, a Fine NH stamp; 2017 Greene Foundation cert.

The current edition of the Unitrade specialized catalogue lists the horizontal stitch watermark and only in used condition.

Est. $2,000+
341
CANADA 29c,A nicely centered single with great colour, showing small part of "HA" letters of "CLUTHA", partially clear NO 19 69 CDS. A scarce, sound, dated example, VF; 1994 PF cert.
Cat. $1,500
342
CANADA 30a,A well centered example with large margins and an unusual fancy segmented cork cancellation of great appeal, VF
Cat. $700
343
CANADA 30c,A visually striking used single, well centered with unusually large margins, rich colour and sharp impression on bright white paper, segmented cork cancellation, the accompanying certificate comments "... genuine, small crease at bottom", a harsh observation in our opinion as it is merely a tiny bend hardly worth mentioning, a very challenging stamp in significantly well-above average condition, VF; 2007 APS cert.
Cat. $2,000
344
CANADA 31,An impressive example displaying the distinctive deep rich shade and impression associated with this elusive, short-lived paper type, further complemented with an ideally struck two-ring '7' cancel from Saint John, New Brunswick. Easily one of the most attractive examples of the sought-after One cent Large Queen on laid paper we have had the pleasure of handling, F-VF

Expertization: 2007 Greene Foundation cert.

Provenance: Michael Roberts, December 2006; Lot 374
Cat. $9,250
345
CANADA 33,A fabulous used example of this sought-after stamp, well centered with prominent horizontal laid lines, oversized margins and full intact perforations, lightly cancelled. A superior stamp in all respects, VF+; 2006 APS cert.
Cat. $3,000
346
CANADA The basic set, all Ottawa printings perf 12, plus the then still current Large Queen 15c blue grey shade and the 20c & 50c Widow Weeds all unused; small corner thin on the 10c. Each with diagonal SPECIMEN handstamp in violet; a very rare set, F-VF (Unitrade 30b, 34/45, 46-47) ex. Michael Roberts (December 2006; Lot 377)
Est. $2,000+
347
CANADA The basic set of unused Ottawa printing ½c, 1c, 2c, 3c, 5c, 6c, 8c silver grey and 10c rose carmine shade, the 5c on small piece. Each with horizontal (diagonal on the 8c) handstamped black "SPECIMEN" with serifed lettering applied by Bechuanaland postal authorities; 3c with some discolouration, otherwise sound, a one-of-a-kind group, F-VF (Unitrade 34/45a) ex. "Jura" Collection (June 2007; Lot 2411)

Est. $1,250+
348
CANADA 35,A very well centered mint single with large margins, gorgeous colour on fresh paper, full original gum, VF NH
Cat. $180
349
CANADA 36e,Corner margin mint block of six, distinctive colour, perforation and gum associated with early Montreal printings; a few split perfs in the margin strengthened by hinges; stamps in lower row NEVER HINGED, Fine OG (Unitrade cat. $3,150)
Est. $750+
350
CANADA 36i,A choice mint single, well centered within remarkably large margins, bright colour on fresh paper and with full original gum; a great stamp, VF NH JUMBO
Cat. $300+
351
CANADA 37d,A very well centered used single of this elusive perforation variety, with rich colour and oval mute grid from Nova Scotia, VF; 2012 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $1,750
352
CANADA 37d,A used single displaying the scarcer perforation gauge, large margined with rich colour, portion of two-ring '7' (St. John, NB) cancel, noticeably nicer than typically seen, F-VF
Cat. $1,325
353
CANADA 37d,A fresh used single of the elusive perforation gauge, centered left with intact perforations, light central two-ring '54' (Truro, NS; RF5) cancellation in black, Fine
Cat. $900
354
CANADA 37d,An attractive used example of the sought-after perforation gauge, light oval mute grid cancel of Nova Scotia, Fine
Cat. $900
355
CANADA 37d,A nice used single with lovely rich colour, New Brunswick oval grid cancel with portion of the numeral visible, Fine
Cat. $900
356
CANADA 37d,An RPO cancelled example of the scarcer perforation gauge, couple short perfs at left, displaying large portion of H. & P. R. EAST AP 1 70 double arc datestamp, Fine
Cat. $900
357
CANADA 41b,A striking strip of four consisting of two imperforate pairs rejoined to show the full plate imprint (Boggs Type VII), letter "H" above, hinging mostly in the margin; a very rare plate positional piece ideal for exhibition, VF OG

Provenance: Bill Simpson (Part II, May 1996; Lot 101 - originally offered as an irregular block of six)
Est. $1,500+
358
CANADA 38,Trial colour stamp size Die Proof printed in black on india paper, clear margins all around, remarkably fresh with the characteristic sharp impression associated with die proofs. It is now well-documented that plate proofs exist only in olive green; a rarely seen die proof, very few exist in this colour, VF
Est. $1,500+
359
CANADA 38,A spectacular mint plate strip of twenty, British American Bank Note Co. Montreal imprint (Boggs Type V) displayed at centre of lower margin, reasonably to well centered and in an excellent state of preservation with unusually solid perforations showing no hint of separation as usually seen on such large multiple of this vintage; full shiny and bright original gum characteristic of 1880s printings, NEVER HINGED. A fabulous plate multiple with superior physical attributes and of the utmost rarity, F-VF NH (Unitrade cat. $36,000 as singles only)

Researching important Small Queen collections of the past, Bill Simpson had a top margin strip of 20 with somewhat similar centering and most stamps NH. It sold for US$9,350 inclusive of buyer's premium in November 1980.

This plate multiple offered here undoubtedly ranks among the most valuable and desirable of the entire Small Queen series.
Est. $20,000+
360
CANADA 42a,A large margined imperforate pair, ungummed as issued, VF and choice
Cat. $900
361
CANADA 42,A striking left sheet margin mint single, nicely centered within oversized margins, full original gum, VF NH JUMBO; 2014 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $900
362
CANADA 43b + iv,A beautiful mint imperforate pair showing a large portion of the BABN imprint (Boggs Type IV from "A" plate), full original gum with top stamp hinged, lower stamp shows a documented Re-entry (Pane A; Pos. 60; Trimble Re-entry No. 5) with some doubling of letters in "POSTAGE", very attractive, VF; 2019 Greene cert. (not mentioning the plate variety)
Cat. $750+
363
CANADA 44,An unusually well centered mint example of this difficult stamp, in the distinctive dark rich shade associated with the last printing, full immaculate original gum; a choice mint stamp, XF NH; 2014 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $1,400+
364
CANADA 40e,A highly select used example of this difficult first printing, unusually well centered for this stamp, displaying characteristic colour and impression, light segmented cork cancel, VF+; 2007 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $900
365
CANADA 40,A nicely centered single showing a quite clear, centrally struck four-ring '45' (Stanstead, L.C. RF 6) cancellation IN BLUE, VF
Est. $150+
366
CANADA 45,A quite well centered mint strip of six showing large portion of the BABN imprint (Boggs Type V) and counter "TEN" above stamp position 9, margin hinged but all six stamps are NH, the right stamp being particularly choice with large margins. An attractive positional strip, F-VF (Unitrade cat. $9,900 as singles)
Est. $1,500+
367
CANADA 45,An appealing, well centered mint single with rich colour on fresh paper, full original gum, VF NH
Cat. $2,700
368
CANADA 46,An impressive mint block, exceptionally fresh with superb centering, full original gum with the lower pair NEVER HINGED. A stunning block which very few can rival, VF-XF VLH
Cat. $6,000
369
CANADA 47,An extraordinary mint example of this very challenging stamp, with superior centering, post office fresh colour on fresh paper and full pristine original gum, NEVER HINGED. From past experience this stamp in premium quality can easily be classified as a condition rarity, VF NH
Cat. $2,400+
370
CANADA 1871 (February 7) Small cover bearing a selected, well centered pair of the elusive 3c deep rose red on thick soft paper, characteristic uncleared perf discs, addressed to Connecticut, USA, stamps tied by Ingersoll, Ont FE 7 71 CDS, small negligible cover tear at left. An attractive in-period and very scarce multiple franking of this short-lived printing, VF; 1990 RPS of London cert. (Unitrade 37i) ex. John Siverts (May 1989; Lot 1044)
Est. $750+
371
CANADA 1871 (February 27) Small cover from Ingersoll to Darien, Connecticut franked with a pair of the elusive 3c dark brownish rose on thick soft paper, First Ottawa printing perf 12, displaying characteristic darker shade on fibrous paper with uncleared perf discs, cancelled by light but legible two-ring '27' cancellation, same-ink Ingersoll, Ont dispatch CDS at left, pays the 6c letter rate, no backstamp as customary for mail to the US. A desirable cover, F-VF (Unitrade 37i)
Est. $500+
372
CANADA Yellow envelope endorsed "per Gunboat Rescue" addressed to Henry Morgan, Secretary of State at Ottawa, franked with a 3c rose red, First Ottawa printing. Contains an 8-page handwritten letter enclosure with "Camp No. 4 Sunday 16 July 1871" dateline from a CPR Survey Team; a long and detailed account of the grave disaster by fire at Camps 1 & 2. Letter mentions life in these remote woods and "Indians arrived today and brought our mail". An interesting and eventful letter carried by Indians and by river post to catch the "Rescue" on her way to Thunder Bay, reaching Toronto a month later, postmarked by radial cork cancellation at Toronto with AU 26 71 dispatch, Ottawa AU 27 71 split ring datestamp on back, F-VF (Unitrade 37a)

Provenance: Sam Nickle, Firby, October 1996; Lot 682 - sold for US$1,800 hammer

At the time of the first Riel Rebellion 1869-1870, the "Rescue" was commissioned as a gunboat and is considered the first boat in the Canadian Navy.
Est. $1,500+
373
CANADA 1871 (November 7) A gorgeous registered cover from Carleton Place, C.W. to Montreal, displaying an attractive franking of early printings - 1c red orange pair and 3c rose carmine single, all First Ottawa printings perf 12, cancelled by superb concentric rings, same-ink straightline REGISTERED and double arc dispatch at left, next-day arrival backstamp; a visually striking and beautiful cover, VF (Unitrade 35iv, 37a) ex. George Arfken (October 2014; Lot 1200) This cover was sold by US auctioneer Bartels in 1923; his auction description on reverse.
Est. $300+
374
CANADA 1872 (February 23) Small cover in choice, fresh condition mailed from Fort Garry, Manitoba to Ottawa, impressively franked with of a strip of three of the early and distinctive 1c red orange shade, First Ottawa printing, each stamp cancelled by central fancy hollow Star of David cancel (Lacelle 994) from Fort Garry, split ring dispatch at lower left. A superb fancy cancelled, highly desirable Small Queen cover originating from Manitoba, VF; 2000 RPS of London cert. (Unitrade 35iv)
Est. $500+
375
CANADA 1872 (March 14) Buff envelope from Watsons Corners, C.W. to Toronto, slightly reduced at right, bearing 3c rose, Montreal printing perf 12, scissor separated owing to a misperforation. Tied by a VF well-inked and very rare two-ring "4" (RF8) of Watsons Corners, a distinctive numeral cancel that is slightly larger than the Halifax "4", clear split ring dispatch at left, Toronto MR 16 receiver backstamp. Very few Watsons Corners two-ring cancelled covers exist, F-VF; clear 2002 Greene Foundation cert. (Unitrade 37a)
Est. $750+
376
CANADA 1872 (March 16) Small cover addressed to West Bangor, New York, displaying a fabulous franking affixed vertically at left - horizontal pair of the 3c deep rose red on thick soft paper, centrally tied by large circular grid cancel, superb Sandy Point, Que split ring CDS at centre, Quebec and Montreal transit backstamps. A late usage of this elusive printing (from a very small community) paying the 6c letter rate to the US, VF; 1979 RPS of London cert., submitted by C.H. Bayley (Unitrade 37i) ex. Small Queen Stamps & Postal History, Maresch Sale 150, Dec. 1982; Lot 1208
Est. $750+
377
CANADA 1872 (May 28) Small mourning cover with wide black border to Hamilton, in choice condition, single 3c rose red tied by very clear two-ring '23' of Woodstock, Ont. mostly clear dispatch CDS below, next-day arrival backstamp, VF (Unitrade 37a)
Est. $150+
378
CANADA 1872 (July 2) Small envelope in pristine condition with letter content enclosed, mailed from Crosspoint to Paspebiac, Lower Canada, bearing a brilliant fresh example of the 3c deep rose red on thick soft paper, attractively tied by centrally struck Crosspoint, LC double arc datestamp, clear Paspebiac JY 3 72 split ring receiver on back; a beautiful cover bearing an elusive 3 cent printing, VF; 1997 RPS of London cert. (Unitrade 37i) ex. Dave Roberts (March 1997; Lot 301)
Est. $350+
379
CANADA 1872 (October 8) A beautiful prepaid registered cover from Alexandria, Ont. to Bedford, P.Q., franked with a 2c deep green First Ottawa printing tied by concentric rings to pay the registration fee, straightline REGISTERED at left and "PAID 3" handstamp denoting domestic postage was prepaid in cash, Alexandria split ring dispatch at left, Montreal OC 9 transit backstamp; envelope slightly reduced at right. A striking combination of postage and registration fee payment - very few exist, VF (Unitrade 36 early printing) ex. Horace Harrison (February 2003; Lot 119) Illustrated in Harrison, Arfken & Lussey "Canada's Registered Mail 1802-1909" on page 78 (Figure 141 - with rarity factor "RR")
Est. $600+
380
CANADA 1872 (November) Wells, Fargo & Co. "Victoria, Vancouver Island" printed frank in black on immaculate white envelope bearing a single 6c yellow brown, First Ottawa printing perf 11¾, nicely centered and tied by oval light oval Wells, Fargo & Co. Victoria (undated) in violet (R. Lowe HS-34), addressed to San Francisco, no backstamp as customary for mail to the US; docketing notes by recipient on arrival with "Victoria Novbr 27 / 72" and contained draft for $542.55. A wonderful, fresh and choice Wells, Fargo express Small Queen cover, without question one of finest such covers extant, XF (Unitrade 39 early printing)
Est. $1,500+
381
CANADA 1872 (November 12) Buff cover from Peterboro to Crown Lands, Toronto, minor tears at foot, bearing a 3c rose red, First Ottawa printing perf 12, tied by quite clear strike of a rare two-ring '19' (RF 8) cancel of Peterboro, superb dispatch below, next-day arrival backstamp; an appealing two-ring cover rarity, F-VF (Unitrade 37a)
Est. $350+
382
CANADA Undated (circa. 1873) Wells, Fargo & Co. "Victoria, Vancouver Island" printed frank in black on white envelope used as paste-up cover,in superior condition compared to others we have seen; bearing a single 6c in a lighter shade of yellow brown as it had been prefixed by the Wells, Fargo & Co., tiny flaws at right, followed by a strip of three of 6c yellow brown Small Queen, Montreal printing perf 11½x12, all cancelled by light oval Wells, Fargo & Co. Victoria (undated) in blue (R. Lowe HS-34 footnote) three additional strikes shown; paying either eight times 3c per half ounce rate (letter up to 4 ounces) to Canada or the more likely four times the US letter rate. In an excellent state of preservation for such a paste-up express cover, VF (Unitrade 39b) ex. Carnegie Institute (May 1981; Lot 224)
Est. $1,000+
383
CANADA 1873 (January 10) Part of parcel post wrapper mailed from St. Christophe, L.C. to Quebec, bearing an exceptional franking consisting of the distinctive 3 CENT DARK ROSE ON THICK SOFT PAPER horizontal strips of five and of six plus a single which was lifted for inspection and hinged back, a 2c green Large Queen with faults completes the franking; prepaid a three-fold 12½c (per eight ounces) parcel post rate, overpaid half a cent for convenience. Couple stamps with minor perf flaws. A great showpiece and by far the largest known surviving franking of the 3c Small Queen on thick paper, Fine (Unitrade 24, 37i)

Only one other parcel post wrapper (from the same correspondence) showing a large multiple of the 3c dark rose on thick paper was documented, offered in the Carnegie sale in May 1981; Lot 115. This block of twelve was subsequently soaked off and broken into singles and blocks of four. It is the original source of many of the relatively small number of existing used examples.
Est. $2,500+
384
CANADA 1873 (May 16) Buff cover with Agricultural Emporium Farmers Advocate illustrated advertising, cosmetic repair at right edge clear of a sound 3c bright orange, Montreal printing perf 12, a distinctive shade tied by neat London, Ont. duplex '6' cancel, addressed to Wardsville, appealing, F-VF (Unitrade 37 unlisted printing)
Est. $150+
385
CANADA Robb & Company Bolt & Nut Works Toronto, Ont. cover with embossed cameo in brown, franked with side-by-side, well centered examples of 3c red & 6c yellow brown, Montreal printings perf 11½x12, tied by Toronto Unofficial Duplex with six-point Star of David, year date unclear but only used two weeks during July - August 1874, addressed to Owen Sound with partial receiver backstamp. An impressive cover ideal for a serious collection, VF; 2007 RPS of London cert. (Unitrade 37e, 39b) ex. "Jura" Collection (June 2007; Lot 2333)
Est. $750+
386
CANADA 1874 (August 17) Clean yellow cover displaying an eye-catching three-colour franking of a 1c orange, two 2c dark green (left stamp fault at top) and two 3c red (oxidized colour), all Montreal printings perf 11½x12, manuscript cancelled prior to being affixed at a very small post office Appleby, U.C. double arc dispatch with filled-in manuscript date and straightline REGISTERED handstamp; on reverse G.W.R. East AU 17 and Registered boxed handstamps struck, paying the 6c letter rate + 5c registration to Ohio, USA. A colourful and striking cover, F-VF; 2003 RPS of London cert. (Unitrade 35d, 36e, 37e) ex. Horace Harrison (February 2003; Lot 148)
Est. $500+
387
CANADA 1874 (September 30) Small mourning cover in choice condition bearing 3c orange, Montreal printing perf 11½x12, tied by segmented cork cancel in RED with same-ink St. Francois Xavier, Man SP 30 74 split ring (inverted month and date indicia) at left to Woodville redirected to Fergus, Ontario; light Fort Garry, Manitoba, Windsor OC 9 74 split rings and faint Woodville receiver backstamps. An appealing and rare coloured cancel from Manitoba, VF (Unitrade 37iii)
Est. $250+
388
CANADA 1874 (December 26) A beautiful amber coloured cover in an excellent state of preservation, mailed from Fort Garry, Manitoba to Ohio, via the Pembina (North Dakota), St. Paul & Chicago postal route, bearing a single 6c yellow brown, Montreal printing perf 11½x12, tied by four-bar cork grid cancellation with same-ink Fort Garry, Manitoba split ring and a superb strike of the Pembina DEC 28 CDS - very unusual and of great appeal on a Small Queen cover. In fact, we do not recall seeing this postmark on a Small Queen Manitoba cover from post 1870 confederation era; highly attractive and destined for a serious collection, VF (Unitrade 39b)

Lower Fort Garry was built by the Hudson's Bay Company on the Red River at the present site of the city of Winnipeg. The first post office in Manitoba was established at Fort Garry on January 1, 1871 and its name (cancellation) changed to Winnipeg on May 1st, 1876.
Est. $1,500+
389
CANADA 1875 (January 8) Judicial Statistics folded cover with preprinted addressee in Québec. A printed matter rate with free franking privilege for Provincial Legislature, while in session, however the registration fee had to be paid and was with a single 2c deep green, Montreal printing perf 11½x12, attractively tied by central concentric rings, same-ink straightline REGISTERED handstamp; on reverse Berthier En Haut split ring dispatch and Quebec JA 11 75 split ring IN RED. A visually striking and elusive free franking + prepaid 2c registration, according to Allen Steinhart & Vic Willson, the only such recorded rate, VF (Unitrade 36e) ex. George Arfken (October 1990; Lot 616), Vic Willson (October 2013; Lot 975)
Est. $600+
390
CANADA 1875 (January 25) Blue cover in pristine condition bearing a nicely centered 6c yellow brown, Montreal printing perf 11½x12, nicely tied by face-free Montreal duplex at top left, angled handwritten address at Windsor, Vermont, shows US railway post office CDS transit on reverse. A beautiful cover, XF (Unitrade 39b)
Est. $100+
391
CANADA 1875 (May 15) O'Reilly & Huggard Barristers & c. Winnipeg, Man. orange cover in immaculate condition, sent unsealed to Wellington Square, Ont. bearing a 1c deep orange yellow, Montreal printing perf 11½x12, neatly tied by Fort Garry, Man split ring - quite unusual for a printed matter mailing. Pays a 1c (per two ounces) printed matter rate effective July 1873 to September 1875; folded solicitation circular enclosed. A scarce, early Small Queen advertising from Manitoba, VF (Unitrade 35vi) ex. Dave Roberts (March 1997; Lot 289), "Jura" Collection (June 2007; Lot 2214)
Est. $300+
392
CANADA 1875 (July 28) Yellow cover mailed within Vancouver island, Nanaimo to the ship H.M.S. Repulse at Esquimalt, franked with single 3c orange red, Montreal printing perf 11½x12, cancelled by an unusual segmented cork, same-ink superb strike of Nanaimo, BC split ring dispatch at right, clear Victoria, Brit. Col JY 29 75 split ring transit backstamp. Few early Small Queen cover mailed within Vancouver Island exist, VF (Unitrade 37iii)
Est. $200+
393
CANADA 1875 (September 20) Large folded wrapper sent registered to Brockville, somewhat reduced at left, point of origin unknown, with an impressive franking consisting of a pair of 10c pale milky rose lilac pair, slightly overlapping 2c deep green single and pair, Montreal printings perf 11½x12, cancelled by segmented corks, Brockville SP 20 75 split ring receiver backstamp, couple folds away from the franking, pays an eight-fold domestic rate + 2c registration, Fine (Unitrade 36e, 40e) ex. Lewis Reford, Part One (March 1950; Lot 624), Bill Simpson Part Two (May 1996; Lot 691)

The left and right 2c stamps show a Re-entry at foot, with noticeable doubling marks along the bottom frame.
Est. $1,000+
394
CANADA 1875 (November 5) Small white cover from St. Catharines to Hamilton, bearing a 3c orange red, Montreal printing perf 11½x12, well centered with a VF socked-on-nose four-ring '38' (RF8 - very rare), partially legible St. Catherines (old spelling) dispatch and same-day Hamilton split ring receiver on back. Small cover stain and tear at left not affecting the stamp, a Fine and attractive cover, Fine (Unitrade 37iii)
Est. $300+
395
CANADA 1875 (November 17) Large envelope mailed registered from Fort Garry, Manitoba to Toronto, somewhat reduced at sides, couple tears at top and horizontal fold in no way detract, an outstanding Mixed-Issue franking with Large Queen 5c perf 11½x12 (second month of usage) and on each side Small Queen strips of three of the 1c deep orange with imprint margin and 10c pale milky pink shade, Montreal printings perf 11½x12, all cancelled by segmented corks, neat Fort Garry, Man NO 17 75 split ring dispatch and straightline REGISTERED handstamp, routed through the United States, via Pembina, St. Paul, Chicago and Windsor, Ont. with neat blue Windsor NO 26 75 transit and Toronto NO 27 arrival backstamps. A spectacular Manitoba postal history related item and displaying a UNIQUE Large & Small Queen franking paying twelve times the 3c domestic letter rate from Manitoba plus 2 cent registration fee. An important cover which has graced some of the most renowned Small Queen collections of the past, Fine+ (Unitrade 26, 35vi, 40e)

Provenance: Claire Jephcott (acquired privately by B. Simpson in May 1987)
Bill Simpson Part II, May 1996; Lot 247
"Jura" Collection, June 2007; Lot 2381

AN IMPRESSIVE MULTIPLE OF AN EARLY TEN CENT SMALL QUEEN ON COVER; VERY FEW EXIST. THIS IS THE EARLIEST USAGE OF THE TEN CENT ON ANY COVER MAILED FROM MANITOBA.
Est. $4,000+
396
CANADA 1875 (December 16) Blue legal cover roughly opened at left, somewhat reduced at right and folded for display, franked with a 3c orange red and a lovely strip of three of 10c dull rose lilac, Montreal printings perf 11½x12, tied by light segmented corks, light Seaforth, Ont. split ring datestamp at left, mailed to Goderich, Ontario; pays an impressive eleven fold 3c domestic letter rate for a total of 33 cents. A beautiful and early Ten cent Small Queen multiple on cover, in nice condition for such a heavy content cover, ideal for exhibition, F-VF (Unitrade 37iii, 40c)

Provenance: Henry Lussey, October 1983; Lot 323
Don Bowen, November 1994; Lot 402
"Jura" Collection, June 2007; Lot 2382
Est. $1,250+
397
CANADA 1876 (April 25) Orange legal cover, opening tear at lower right and edge wrinkles as to be expected for heavy content an unusual and rare franking consisting of pairs of 2c dark green and 10c dull rose lilac, Montreal printings perf 11½x12, cancelled / tied by segmented corks, Berlin, Ont. split ring dispatch at left, pays an eight fold 3c domestic letter rate (total of 24c) to Guelph, Ont., same-day arrival backstamp, F-VF (Unitrade 36e, 40c) ex. Gerald Wellburn (private sale during early 1990s), Bill Simpson, Part Two (May 1996; Lot 692)
Est. $1,000+
398
CANADA 1877 (February 28) Cover from Smith's Falls, Ont. to Clinton, handwritten enclosure, franked with a well centered 3c orange red, Montreal printing with elusive perf 11¾x12, tied by unusually clear four-ring '44' (RF7) cancellation in black, Smith's Falls split ring dispatch at left, light receiver backstamp, VF (Unitrade 37iii variety)
Est. $250+
399
CANADA 1877 (May 28) Small mourning cover mailed unsealed from Carleton Place to Almonte, Ont. a few kilometers away, bearing a well centered 1c dull yellow shade, Montreal printing perf 11¾x12, beautifully tied by segmented cork, double arc dispatch at left; small sealed tear at top, a most appealing 1c rate, VF (Unitrade 35i variety) ex. George Arfken (October 2014; Lot 1222)
Est. $100+
400
CANADA 1877 (August) Cover from Barrie, Ont. to Maine, franked with 3c red, Montreal printing perf 11½x12, oxidized colour, tied by segmented cork in blue, partially legible same-ink dispatch, pays the reduced letter rate of 3c to US (effective as of February 1, 1875) redirected to Boston and entering Dead Letter Office with US triangular marking, clear Washington, D.C. SEP 14 HELD FOR POSTAGE datestamp, US 3c green affixed cancelled by triangular cancels and mailed back to Canada; small tear at top and light fold in no way detract from this visually striking and well-travelled cover, F-VF (Unitrade 37e + US Scott 158)

Est. $300+
401
CANADA 1878 (June 10) Orange brown envelope displaying a scarce mixed-issue franking - Large Queen ½c black perf 11½x12 pair and 2c green Small Queen, Montreal printing very early perf 12 printing, tied by Montreal duplex, part of backflap missing, no backstamp as customary, paying 3c letter rate to USA, F-VF (Unitrade 21a, 36i)
Est. $350+
402
CANADA 1878 (August 8) Clean cover bearing Mixed-Issue franking of Large Queen ½c black perf 11½x12 pair slightly overlapping a Small Queen 2c green Montreal printing perf 11½x12, tied by light concentric rings, Rawdon, Que split ring dispatch; neat Montreal AUG 10 78 split ring receiver on back, VF and appealing; certainly among the nicest of similar frankings on cover (Unitrade 21a, 36e)
Est. $350+
403
CANADA 1879 (October 10) A lovely cover in pristine condition franked with a choice, well centered 10c rose lilac, Montreal printing perf 12 tied by ideal Toronto duplex datestamp to Edinburgh, Scotland, superb Edinr & Carstairs Sorting Tender OC 22 backstamp; paying a desirable early UPU letter rate to the United Kingdom. A beautiful cover in all respects, XF (Unitrade 40) ex. Bill Simpson, Part I (March 1996; Lot 313)
Est. $1,000+
404
CANADA Undated (circa. 1883) Parcel Post wrapper fragment for court documents mailed to St. Joseph-de-Beauce, Québec, bearing an impressive franking of a 5c olive green block of eight and single, plus 3c orange red, Montreal printings perf 12, tied by mute ring cancels, paying eight times the 6 cent (per four ounces) domestic parcel post rate, up to 32 ounces, F-VF (Unitrade 37, 38)

Literature: This item is illustrated and described in Arfken "Canada's Small Queen Era 1870-1897" handbook on page 182 (Figure 2).
Est. $350+
405
CANADA Undated folded newspaper wrapper franked with a ½c black tied by blurred oval "1" cancel mailed locally with free carrier delivery to addressee The Massey-Harris Co. City (Toronto), pays the half cent printed matter rate (under one ounce), attractive, VF (Unitrade 34)
Est. $150+
406
CANADA 1883 (December 20) The Mutual Fire Insurance Co. advert legal envelope from St. François Beauce to St. Georges Beauce, bearing 2c green, two 5c olive green and a 6c yellow brown, Montreal printings perf 12, tied by blue-black concentric rings, same-ink split ring dispatch, neat same-day St. George East, Que receiver on back. A few minor peripheral flaws and couple horizontal folds to cover, pays a six-fold (18c) domestic letter rate, F-VF (Unitrade 36, 38, 39)
Est. $400+
407
CANADA 1884 (January 21) Senate of Canada cover mailed to England, the free franking privilege did not extend outside Canada so postage was affixed - single 5c olive green, Montreal printing, perf 12 tied by superb Ottawa duplex cancel, at left clear Senate Canada "Crown" handstamp in PINK (Davis SP-1 var. unlisted colour), countersigned at lower left, addressed to Bournemouth with FE 4 receivers on front and back, attractive, F-VF (Unitrade 38) ex. Bill Simpson (Part III; October 1996), S.J. Menich (June 2000; Lot 140)
Est. $200+
408
CANADA 1884 (November 10) Legal envelope from Geological Survey of Canada / Department of the Interior Ottawa embossed side flap to Vienna, Austria; central vertical fold and minor edge wrinkle, nevertheless in great condition and bearing a well centered 10c bright rose lilac, Montreal printing perf 12, tied by Ottawa duplex, official handstamp signature at left, London NO 20 and Austrian receiver backstamp. Pays a double UPU letter rate to Austria, F-VF (Unitrade 40) ex. Norman Brassler (February 1996; Lot 439)
Est. $750+
409
CANADA 1886 (February 16) Large cover somewhat reduced at side, mailed from Perch, Quebec to Jersey, bearing a single 10c deep lilac rose, Montreal printing perf 12 nicely centered with large margins, tied by light segmented cork, Percé split ring dispatch; on reverse partially legible Campbellton, NB FE 18 transit and superb Jersey MR 3 86 CDS struck on arrival. A very scarce Small Queen cover to the Channel Islands, especially so franked with the10c stamp, VF (Unitrade 40b)

Only one other 10c Small Queen had been reported to Jersey - interestingly enough mailed on same day from the same correspondence (see Eastern Auctions October 2013; Lot 1102).
Est. $750+
410
CANADA 1890 (September 15) A clean, fresh cover from the Government Public Works at Ottawa to Bern, Switzerland, bearing a nice 10c rose carmine neatly tied by Ottawa duplex, blue hexagonal government official handstamp (Davis DPW-4) countersigned at left, London SP 24 and clear Bern 26.IX.90 transit backstamps; prepaid with postage for the double UPU letter rate as the free franking privilege was not authorized outside Canada, VF (Unitrade 45a)

Provenance: Charles deVolpi, January 1966; Lot 112
Matthew Carstairs, November 1985; Lot 302
Est. $750+
411
CANADA 1891 (January 30) Preprinted Judicial Statistics folded form in nice condition, mailed registered printed matter rate to Québec, bearing a 1c yellow overlapping a 5c grey, Ottawa printings perf 12, tied by oval "R" handstamp, second strike at left, Three Rivers, Que split ring dispatch, crossed out "Too Late" (italic) marking at top left, next-day arrival backstamp. An elusive registered third class usage (effective as of May 8, 1889), VF (Unitrade 35, 42)
Est. $250+
412
CANADA 1892 (January 5) Registered cover mailed from Lake Megantic, Que. to Amsterdam, Netherlands, franked with 5c grey pair, Ottawa printing perf 12, tied by light grids, split ring dispatch at centre, oval "R" registration, Registered London 19 JAN 92 transit datestamp in red, Montreal JA 7 transit and Amsterdam 20 JAN 92 arrival CDS backstamps. Pays 5c UPU letter rate + 5c registration, F-VF (Unitrade 42)

To the best of our knowledge, no other Small Queen cover to the Netherlands bearing a 10c stamp has been recorded.
Est. $350+
413
CANADA 1892 (November 19) Wells, Fargo & Co. Express Victoria, British Columbia printed frank in black on white envelope, with 3c vermilion, Ottawa printing perf 12, colour oxidized but attractively tied by light oval Wells, Fargo & Co's / Express / NOV 19 1892 / Victoria, B.C. (R. Lowe HS-35) in violet and neat similar type express datestamp of San Francisco NOV 22 9AM struck below; small corner fault. An appealing and late usage of the express company service, F-VF (Unitrade 41)
Est. $300+
414
CANADA 1893 (April 16) A clean cover with intact red wax seal on reverse, mailed from Ottawa to Flemington, New Jersey, bearing nicely centered ½c black block of six, attractively tied by clear Ottawa duplex, neat New York APR 18 transit and Flemington arrival CDS on back. An appealing and choice example of the 3c letter to the USA paid solely with half cent stamps, VF (Unitrade 34)
Est. $100+
415
CANADA 1893 (December 18) 3c red envelope 150 x 86mm (Webb EN8) uprated with 8c pale bluish grey, Ottawa printing perf 12, Quebec dispatch CDS postmarks; paying double weight registered rate to St. Louis, USA, light Chicago, Illinois transit backstamp and St. Louis DEC 22 arrival datestamp on front; minor corner wrinkles, VF and unusual franking. (Unitrade 44a) ex. Ted Nixon (March 2012; Lot 283)
Est. $150+
416
CANADA 1894 (January 8) Single-franking 6c red brown cover paying third class circular rate (1c per ounce) plus 5c registration, tied by oval "R", Stratford, Ont dispatch at left sent unsealed to Waterloo with same-day receiver on back, couple cover tears at top. NOT CALLED FOR instructional marking and sent to Dead Letter Office with two different DLO backstamps. A very scarce franking paying a registered printed matter rate, F-VF (Unitrade 43)
Est. $300+
417
CANADA 1894 (April 2) J.L. Wiseman Wood Engraver illustrated manila envelope from Montreal to Binghamton, USA, franked with well centered strip of three 1c yellow, Ottawa printing perf 12 neatly tied by Montreal duplex cancels, clear Binghamton, NY
APR 3 94 CDS receiver on back, VF (Unitrade 35) ex. George Arfken (October 2014; Lot 1277)
Est. $250+
418
CANADA Undated (mid to late 1890s) Printed card used as an address label for photographs, sent from Montreal to Alexandria, Ontario, displaying an eye-catching three-colour franking - 2c green, 3c vermilion & 6c red brown, Ottawa printings perf 12, tied by double oval Montreal 18 6 (no year date) datestamps in violet, light card creasing along edge and small tear at top away from stamps. Pays an 11c third class domestic mail (1c per ounce - for up to 11 ounces), VF (Unitrade 36i, 41, 43)
Est. $300+
419
CANADA 1895 (January 29) Unsealed envelope endorsed "5th Class" (required to be opened for inspection) mailed from Painesville, Ohio, with a 1c yellow, Ottawa printing, nicely tied by Belleville squared circle, very fine Buffalo JAN 30 transit on back; an elusive rate, VF (Unitrade 35)
Est. $150+
420
CANADA 1895 (February 23) Legal size return envelope of the Economical Mutual Fire Insurance Co. at Berlin, Ontario, folded at left for display, some adhering faults on reverse, overall in nice shape considering its size and heavy content carried, franked with an 8c bluish slate and pair of 20c Widow Weeds (small negligible tear in right stamp), all clearly tied by three-ring Toronto datestamps, partially legible Berlin arrival backstamp; pays an impressive 48c rate (16 times the domestic letter rate, up to 16 ounces), Fine (Unitrade 44b, 46)
Est. $600+
421
CANADA 1896 (January 18) Legal size preprinted Economical Mutual Fire Insurance Co. return envelope to Berlin, Ontario, folded for display, some wrinkling at left, bearing 2c green, Ottawa printing perf 12, and 20c Widow Weed pair nicely tied by Toronto squared circles, Berlin JA 20 arrival CDS on back; paying a 14 times the domestic letter rate, a striking and scarce commercial usage of Widow Weeds' stamps, F-VF (Unitrade 36i, 46)
Est. $600+
422
CANADA 1896 (September 8) 2c blue green postal envelope (Webb EN9) uprated with ½c black horizontal pair to Hamilton, tied by a very clear strike of the elusive Die "K" Flag indicia Montreal SEP 8 19-0 1896 cancellation, which had a short life span of only 7 days (a mere 15 examples reported), VF (Unitrade 34, EN9) ex. Vincent Graves Greene Collection (October 1988; Lot 309 - where it realized $650 hammer)
Est. $600+
423
CANADA 1896 (October 10) Masonic illustrated envelope from Oil Springs, Ontario, mailed unsealed printed matter rate to Gananoque, bearing single 1c yellow, Ottawa printing perf 12, tied by Oil Springs dispatch CDS in PURPLE, Gananoque OC 13 CDS receiver backstamp, VF (Unitrade 35)
Est. $200+
424
CANADA 1897 (November 16) Legal size OHMS cover from the P. O. Dept. Ottawa to Scotland, red embossed seal on back, countersigned and struck twice by Ottawa CDS. As free franking privilege was not permitted beyond Canadian borders, a 10c stamp in the distinctive brick red shade (Ottawa printing) was affixed and tied by Ottawa Type I squared circle, paying double UPU letter rate to the UK; couple small opening tears at top and light central fold, a very fresh cover with an appealing 10c single-franking, VF (Unitrade 45)
Est. $500+
425
CANADA 1897 (December 18) Millier & Griffith Accountants and Auditors cover in clean condition, bearing a single 6c bright red brown, Ottawa printing perf 12, well tied by Sherbrooke CDS, second strike at left, and further tied by oval "R" handstamp, addressed locally; pays the 1c drop letter rate + 5c registration fee, an attractive and elusive single-franking rate cover, VF (Unitrade 43)
Est. $300+
426
CANADA 1898 (January 14) Bright yellow cover in pristine condition displaying an attractive overlapping franking of 1c yellow pair along with 3c vermilion single and pair, Ottawa printings perf 12 nicely cancelled by straightline REGISTERED handstamps third strike ties left-hand 1c stamp, clear Dornoch, Ont. split ring dispatch to Durham with same-day arrival backstamp; paying 6c double weight letter rate plus 5c registration, eye-appealing and XF (Unitrade 35, 41) ex. George Arfken (October 2014; Lot 1312)
Est. $250+
427
CANADA 1901 (March 6) Bulk rate newspaper / periodical payment receipt showing an appealing single-franking of the 50c Widow Weeds tied by clear Enquiry Office MAR 6 1901 Post Office, Toronto datestamp in violet, second strike at right. Paid 1 cent per pound rate for total of 50 lbs., VF (Unitrade 47)
Est. $500+
428
CANADA 50-60, 53i, 59i,An unusually select, carefully assembled set to the 50 cent value, also the 3c and 20c shades. All are well centered with post office fresh colours and full original gum, the 50¢ is VLH, otherwise NEVER HINGED. A wonderful set, VF-XF; 15c with 2013 Greene cert., 20c deep vermilion with 2016 Greene cert. and 50c with 1998 PF cert. (Unitrade cat. $7,730)
Est. $2,500+
429
CANADA 50,A remarkable mint lower left corner margin single, very well centered with deep colour, VF NH; 2007 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $420
430
CANADA 53,An eye-arresting mint single, well centered with very large margins, post office fresh colour and full original gum, XF NH JUMBO; 2010 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $120+
431
CANADA 54,Large Die Proof printed in the issued colour on india paper 63 x 61mm die sunk on full-size card 227 x 150mm; in pristine condition, XF
Est. $1,500+
432
CANADA 54,A post office fresh mint single, precise centering with full immaculate original gum; superb in all respects, VF+ NH; 2010 PF cert.
Cat. $300+
433
CANADA 55,A remarkable mint single, well centered within noticeably large margins, deep rich colour and full original gum; a great stamp, VF+ NH; 2012 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $900
434
CANADA 56,A post office fresh mint block with superior centering and full pristine original gum, VF-XF NH
Cat. $2,400
435
CANADA 57iii,A beautiful, post office fresh mint single showing the documented Re-entry (Pos. 3) with visible marks in "P" of "POSTAGE" and right oval, well centered with large margins, pristine original gum, VF+ NH; 2019 Greene Foundation cert. as #57
Cat. $900
436
CANADA 58,Premium mint block of four, very well centered for the issue with brilliant fresh colour, faint natural gum bend on lower left stamp, VF NH
Cat. $4,800
437
CANADA 59,Large Die Proof printed in colour of issue on india paper, very scarce thus; measuring 62 x 61mm, die sunk on full-size card 226 x 150mm; brilliant, fresh and remarkably choice, XF
Est. $1,500+
438
CANADA 59P, iii, iv,Plate proof block of six on card mounted india paper showing full "OTTAWA No. 21" plate inscription at top, upper left (Position 2) and lower centre (Position 8) proofs have the prominent & documented Re-entries. A great item for the specialist, VF
Est. $1,500+
439
CANADA 60,Large Die Proof in a colour very similar to the elusive "powder blue" shade; printed on the scarcer india paper 63 x 62mm die sunk on full-size card 226 x 150mm; exceptionally fresh and in immaculate condition, XF
Est. $1,500+
440
CANADA 60P,Plate proof block of six on card mounted india paper, "OTTAWA No. 23" plate inscription in top margin. In choice condition, VF (Unitrade cat. $2,250 as six singles)
Est. $1,250+
441
CANADA 60,A centered used single with socked-on-nose Toronto FE 25 98 split ring postmark, XF; 2012 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $250+
442
CANADA 1897 (June 22) Unaddressed cover bearing a well centered 50c ultramarine superbly tied by Montreal Flag "1837 Victoria 1897" commemorative cancellation, negligible spot to cover only; appealing and VF (Unitrade 60)
Est. $400+
443
CANADA 1897 (August 24) Local registered cover, slightly reduced, overfranked with 2c & 50c Jubilee tied by light St. John NB CDS, third strike below, same day carrier marking on back, F-VF (Unitrade 52, 60) ex Vincent G. Greene (with his backstamp)
Est. $300+
444
CANADA 1897 (September 10) Clean cover with 10c brown violet and 50c ultramarine, both neatly tied by London CDS dispatch and addressed to USA, VF (Unitrade 57, 60)
Est. $200+
445
CANADA 61,Large Die Proof printed in the issued colour on the scarcer india paper, measuring 63 x 61mm die sunk on full-size card 226 x 151mm. Exceptionally fresh, superb in all respects, XF
Est. $1,500+
446
CANADA 61,An extraordinary mint single, very well centered within wide margins, deep vivid colour on fresh paper, full unblemished original gum, NEVER HINGED. A great stamp in all respects and as fresh as the day it was printed over 120 years ago, XF NH
Cat. $3,000+
447
CANADA 61,A nicely centered mint single with brilliant colour and full pristine original gum, VF NH; 1995 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $3,000
448
CANADA 61,A nice mint example, well centered with radiant colour and full original gum, VF LH
Cat. $1,000
449
CANADA 61,A choice used single, nicely centered and large margined, rich colour, Toronto JU 23 98 split ring postmarks, VF; 2007 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $1,000
450
CANADA 61,A well centered used example with bright colour and ideal Montreal split ring postmark, VF; 2016 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $1,000
451
CANADA 62,A very scarce mint block displaying true colour and seldom encountered as such, full original gum showing the barest trace of hinging at top (looks NH at first glance), lower pair is NEVER HINGED. Only a handful mint multiples of the Two dollar have survived, Fine
Cat. $6,000
452
CANADA 63,A bright mint single, nicely centered with and possessing full original gum, NEVER HINGED, very scarce thus, VF NH; 1985 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $6,000
453
CANADA 63,A superb mint example of this key value, very well centered with large margins, deep colour on fresh paper, possessing full original gum, XF VLH GEM
Cat. $2,000+
454
CANADA 63i variety,A reasonably centered mint single showing Major Re-entry (Position 13) with distinctive mark in "O" of "POSTAGE", as well as marks in "P" and "S" and below the latter in the oval, bright fresh colour, couple irregular perfs, nevertheless with full original gum, F-VF NH (Unitrade cat. $4,800 for the listed $3 re-entry)

The current Unitrade specialized catalogue does list a Major Re-entry, emanating from Position 19. The plate variety offered here is just as prominent and is documented on the informative Ralph Trimble Re-entry website.
Est. $1,500+
455
CANADA 63,A premium used example with balanced large margins, fabulous colour and face-free Winnipeg magenta CDS postmarks. A beautiful stamp, XF GEM; 2002 PF certificate for a block from which this stamp originates.
Cat. $1,600+
456
CANADA 64,Large Die Proof printed in the issued colour on india paper 61 x 61mm
die sunk on full-size card 226 x 151mm; a fabulous proof displaying its true delicate colour and immaculate in all respects, XF
Est. $1,500+
457
CANADA 64,A post office fresh, well centered mint single with true colour as fresh as the day it was printed over 120 years ago, full immaculate original gum, NEVER HINGED. Seldom encountered with these highly sought-after attributes, VF+ NH; 1995 PF and 2018 Greene Foundation certificates
Cat. $6,000+
458
CANADA 64,A well centered mint single with full original gum, relatively lightly hinged. A choice example with superior colour, XF LH; 2016 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $2,000
459
CANADA 64,An impressive stamp with fresh colour, very well centered within unusually wide margins, faint cancellation at right, VF JUMBO; 2015 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $1,600
460
CANADA 65,An extraordinary mint example of this keenly sought-after stamp, superb centering with well-balanced large margins, post office fresh colour on pristine paper, full original gum, lightly hinged. An ideal stamp for the collector who is seeking top-quality stamps without paying a large premium for NH status, XF LH GEM; 2016 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $2,000+
461
CANADA 65,Mint single with brilliant fresh colour, a lovely stamp with superior centering, XF LH
Cat. $2,000
462
CANADA 65,A well centered used example, wide margined with bright colour and nearly complete Montreal postmark, VF; 2015 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $1,600
463
CANADA 65,A choice used example of this key stamp, well centered with large margins, deep rich colour and portions of Winnipeg magenta CDS postmarks, VF; 2015 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $1,600
464
CANADA 67,An appealing mint single, well centered with distinctively large margins, VF+ NH
Cat. $240
465
CANADA 67a,A selected mint imperforate pair with large margins, brilliant fresh colour and full original gum; small negligible gum bend at top, only a small number of this imperforate issue exist VF NH
Cat. $1,875
466
CANADA 68,A superb mint single, precisely centered with wide margins, XF NH
Cat. $240+
467
CANADA 68a,A choice, large margined mint imperforate pair with deep rich colour, XF LH
Cat. $750
468
CANADA 69,A fresh mint Plate 6 strip of four, VF NH (Unitrade $1,440 as singles)
Est. $500+
469
CANADA 69a,A superb mint imperforate pair with very large margins, brilliant fresh colour and full original gum; seldom encountered this nice, XF LH; 2012 BPA cert.
Cat. $1,200+
470
CANADA 70,A very well centered mint single with rich colour and full unblemished original gum, VF NH
Cat. $750
471
CANADA 71,An impressive mint example with remarkably large margins, well centered with deep colour, VF+ NH JUMBO; 2009 PF cert.
Cat. $600+
472
CANADA 71,A very well centered, wide margined mint single with deep colour, choice, VF+ NH
Cat. $600
473
CANADA 72,A bright mint single, well centered with rich colour on fresh paper, choice, VF+ NH; 2015 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $1,350
474
CANADA 73,A premium mint single displaying superb centering, radiant colour on fresh paper and full pristine original gum; seldom encountered in such top-quality, XF NH; 2016 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $2,400+
475
CANADA 73,A fresh mint single, nicely centered with tall margins, deep colour and pristine original gum, VF NH; 2015 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $2,400
476
CANADA 73,A selected, post office fresh mint single, well centered with intact perforations and full unblemished original gum. A beautiful stamp, VF NH
Cat. $2,400
477
CANADA 75,A well centered mint Plate 4 strip of four, VF NH (Unitrade $960 as singles)
Est. $300+
478
CANADA 76,A fresh, well centered mint Plate 2 strip of four, hinged once in the selvedge, stamps are NH, VF (Unitrade cat. $960 as four singles)
Est. $250+
479
CANADA 76,A choice, post office fresh mint single, well centered with oversized margins, VF+ NH
Cat. $240
480
CANADA 76, iii,A nicely centered mint Plate 1 strip of four showing Major Re-entry on second stamp (Left Pane, Position 5) with prominent doubling in "CEN" of "CENTS". Displaying lovely rich colour, VF NH (Unitrade 76; cat. $1,920 as four singles)
Est. $600+
481
CANADA 1901 (June 7) Pan-American Exposition 1901 multi-coloured advertising envelope bearing 2c carmine, Die II tied by grid, clear Chippawa CDS at left, addressed to Taunton, Massachusetts; on reverse five different exhibition labels affixed, two tied by receiver on arrival, attractive, VF (Unitrade 77a)
Est. $200+
482
CANADA 78,An unusually well centered mint Plate 3 strip of four, large margined and in a brighter shade than normally seen; scarce in such choice condition, VF+ NH (Unitrade cat. $1,800 as four singles)
Est. $600+
483
CANADA 78,A brilliant, fresh, very well centered mint example of this difficult stamp, VF+ NH
Cat. $450
484
CANADA 1898 (December 9) Cover mailed from Montreal to Mons, Belgium, bearing 3c Numeral and 2c Map "Muddy Waters", light ageing along perfs tied by Montreal flag cancel, Mons 19 Dec CDS backstamp. A desirable very early 5c UPU Foreign Mail usage of the 2c Map - postmarked on third day of issue, F-VF (Unitrade 78, 85)
Est. $200+
485
CANADA 79,An exceptional mint single, very well centered with large margins, a great stamp in all respects, XF NH
Cat. $1,050+
486
CANADA 80,A superb mint example of this difficult stamp, precisely centered with balanced large margins, fabulous colour on fresh paper. As nice as they come, XF NH; 2007 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $900+
487
CANADA 81,A fabulous mint example surrounded by remarkably large margins, well centered with bright colour on fresh paper, unusually nice, VF+ NH JUMBO
Cat. $900
488
CANADA 81,An attractive, well centered mint single with rich colour, VF NH
Cat. $900
489
CANADA 81,A very well centered mint single with brilliant fresh colour, sheet margin at top, full original gum, VF NH; 2019 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $900
490
CANADA 81,Unused single affixed to piece of archival ledger, handstamped "SPECIMEN" (sans-serif 13x2.5mm lettering) by Tunisian Receiving Authority, F-VF; ex. the
Tunisian Post Office archive. Unique. Photocopy of 2015 BPA cert. for archive ledger page from which it originates
Est. $150+
491
CANADA 82,A well centered mint single with wide margins and exceptional colour, VF NH; 2018 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $1,800
492
CANADA 83,A brilliant mint single, well centered on bright white paper with intact perforations and full original gum; a lovely stamp as fresh as the day it was printed, VF+ NH
Cat. $2,250
493
CANADA 83ii,A selected imperforate pair with large even margins, bright fresh and ungummed as issued, XF
Cat. $1,250
494
CANADA 84,A premium mint example of this notoriously difficult stamp, well centered with post office fresh colour and pristine original gum. VF NH; 2013 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $3,000
495
CANADA 1900 (January 30) Legal cover to Toronto in excellent condition with superb strike of the oval Canadian Contingent En Route South Africa JAN 30 1900 datestamp in violet, mailed from Second Canadian Contingent - Royal Canadian Field Artillery (on ship near planned stop at St. Vincent, Cape Verde Islands the next day, believed letter had not been mailed until after arrival in South Africa), "T" due marking "20c" double the 10c deficiency, partial Toronto FE 16 on back. One of earliest Canadian Boer War related covers, most appealing and rarely seen this nice, XF; ex. Earl Palmer & Burgers collections
Est. $1,000+
496
CANADA One of three original cabinet card photographs submitted by Sir Sandford Fleming to William Mulock - with supporting document letter signed by the Postmaster himself (enclosed with the lot), one is in private hands and the third is in the permanent collection of the National Archives of Canada. Original photographic essay 110 x 155mm including outside frame initialed by S.F. (Sandford Fleming) on back - rejected design and denomination which had been submitted prior to Mulock attempt and advocation to lower British Empire rate to 2 cent. A highly striking and fabulous frontispiece to any serious Map Stamp collection, VF

The enclosed letter shows an oval albino embossing of Office of the High Commissioner for Canada "Coat of Arms" embossing at top centre. Datelined "August 8th, 1898" from London (England), addressed to Sir Sandford and signed by Postmaster William Mulock. PMG Mulock thanks Fleming for the sketch submitted for the Empire Penny Post scheme.
Est. $2,000+
497
CANADA Embossed letterhead with Postmaster General "Coat of Arms" Canada in violet at left and albino "Private Secretary's Office" at right. Mounted set of three Progressive Plate Proofs with handwritten observations: "The Canadian stamp known as "The Imperial Penny Stamp" sometimes known as 'The Map Stamp'. This stamp requires three different impressions as follows" and concludes with "These are really not stamps, never having been gummed or perforated, but are intended merely to show the process of printing. They are the only stamps in the world requiring three distinct printings". The letter closes "This is the completed stamp" with an actual alongside. A very important, one-of-a-kind document of historical significance, confirming the printing process and order of the typographed colours applied to the stamp - highly desirable and ideal for enhancing a serious collection. ex. Fred Fawn (2007), Hugh Westgate (October 2011; Lot 204)
Est. $3,000+
498
CANADA 85,Die proof (stamp size) of the accepted black engraving (die F-139 1/2), printed directly on thin card, nice even margins all around. Very few engraved die proofs (of any size) exist, VF; 2007 Greene Foundation cert. ex. Fred Fawn (November 2007; Lot 1410), Roger Boisclair (October 2009; Lot 302)
Est. $2,000+
499
CANADA 85a,A choice imperforate pair with true lavender oceans, ungummed as issued, VF+
Cat. $700
500
CANADA 85iii,A superb margined imperforate pair with grey oceans (Plate 1; Pos. 99-100), ungummed as issued, XF
Cat. $700
501
CANADA 86a,Imperforate pair with bluish green oceans (Plate 5 Pos. 51-52) with characteristic plate markings at lower left of left stamp and curved engraver's tool mark through Tonkin / Taiwan on right stamp, radiant colours, traces of OG, VF
Cat. $700+
502
CANADA 86a,A full margined imperforate pair with blue oceans, choice, ungummed as issued, VF
Cat. $700
503
CANADA 86a,Imperforate pair with light blue oceans, sheet margin at left, ungummed as issued, choice, VF+
Cat. $700
504
CANADA 86a,A beautiful, large margined imperforate pair with blue green oceans, brilliant fresh colours, ungummed as issued, XF
Cat. $700
505
CANADA 85,A precisely centered mint block displaying true deep lavender oceans, seldom encountered as such, full pristine original gum, XF NH
Cat. $720+
506
CANADA 86,A superbly centered mint block of four with bright blue oceans, brilliant fresh colours and full original gum, XF NH
Cat. $720+
507
CANADA 85 variety,A well centered mint block showing beautiful "Golden Oceans" variety, visually striking, VF NH
Est. $500+
508
CANADA 86b,A superb mint single with deep blue oceans, precise centering within four unusually large margins, radiant colours, XF NH GEM
Cat. $225+
509
CANADA 1898 (December 7) Envelope mailed on the Official First Day of Issue of the 2c Map stamp, tied by very clear Montreal DEC 7 13 - 0 1898 Flag cancellation, trivial perf stains and small flaw at left of envelope; pays the 2c local drop letter rate with free letter carrier delivery, Notre Dame St. W Montreal and carrier mark on reverse. A very scarce and desirable First Day Cover, F-VF (Unitrade 85)
Est. $2,000+
510
CANADA 1898 (December 25) F.R. Latchford cover from Ottawa to Province of Scinde, India (now Pakistan) franked with a 2c Map with slight "Muddy Waters" effect, tied by Ottawa (DEC 25 / 7--0 / 1898) machine cancellation (First Day of the new British Empire rate); small tear at top and light horizontal fold to envelope only, part backflap missing; Sea Post Office JA 15 and neat Karachi 23 JA 99 CDS receiver backstamp. Also includes self-addressed return envelope franked with 1p plum Queen Victoria tied by Karachi 1 FE 99 circular datestamp in choice condition. Very likely a UNIQUE destination First Day Cover, F-VF (Unitrade 85)

It has been reported that Mr. Latchford sent letters to 38 different colonies franked with a Map stamp mailed Christmas Day, the First Day of the Empire rate. The covers were addressed to Postmasters of colonies that embraced the new rate. He enclosed a self-addressed smaller envelope requesting that the 2c Map cover be returned; as a result, nearly all have some faults. It is not known how many of the 38 covers were sent back. Virtually every known Latchford cover is a UNIQUE destination mailed on Christmas Day.
Est. $1,500+
511
CANADA 1898 (December 25) F.R. Latchford cover from Ottawa to Jamaica, 2c Map tied by partially clear Ottawa DEC 25 7 - 0 1898 machine cancellation (the First Day of the new British Empire rate); couple filing pin holes and vertical folds away from stamp, Boston DEC 27 98 transit and neat double ring Kingston JA 4 99 arrival backstamps. Also includes the self-addressed return envelope, minor flaws and light staining, franked with 1p Key Type postmarked by clear double ring Kingston JA 12 99 dispatch with Boston and Ottawa JA 25 arrival backstamps; very likely a UNIQUE destination First Day Cover, Fine+ (Unitrade 85)
Est. $750+
512
CANADA 1898 (December 31 British-American Hotel "Flag" Windsor, Ontario illustrated advert cover in clean, fresh condition, bearing 1c Numeral and 2c Map with "Muddy Waters" tied by Windsor, Ont. DE 31 98 duplex - Last Day of the 3 cent letter rate to the United States, Detroit DEC 31 arrival backstamp, VF (Unitrade 75, 85)
Est. $200+
513
CANADA 1899 (January 16) Walker House, Toronto advertising cover to Bridgeton, New Jersey, franked with an impressive block of the 2c Map stamp plus a 10c deep blue green Special Delivery - highly unusual as the special service fee was not recognized outside Canada until January 1st, 1923. All stamps cancelled by clear oval "R" handstamps, neat Toronto split ring dispatch at left, US 1-18 99 transit backstamp; likely paying a 2c letter rate + 5c registration (overpaid by 1 cent) plus 10c special delivery service rendered perhaps until the US border. A remarkable cover, VF; 1989 Greene Foundation cert. (Unitrade 86b, E1iv) ex. John Siverts (May 1989; Lot 1339)

We are aware of only one other Map stamp cover franked with an E1 stamp to the United States (ex. Fawn); the one offered here is by far the best.
Est. $1,000+
514
CANADA 1899 (February 21) 2c red postal envelope uprated with 1c Numeral and 2c Map (an unusual franking paying the 5c UPU letter rate), all neatly cancelled by grids, mailed to Lima, Peru with clear St. George Brant, Ont. dispatch CDS, Hamilton and Ottawa transits and neat Lima 10 Abril arrival backstamp. Shows "PARTI" (Gone) instructional marking on front; entered the Dead Letter Office Ottawa Branch SP 26 99 with appropriate backstamp. This is believed to be the ONLY KNOWN Map stamp cover to Peru, VF; 1980 Greene Foundation cert. (Unitrade 75, 86, EN15) ex. Fred Fawn (2007)
Est. $500+
515
CANADA 1899 (November 6) Mt. Allison Academy, Sackville, N.B. cover franked with a well centered 2c Map cancelled by light grid, clear Sackville, NB split ring dispatch, pays the 2c Empire rate to Newfoundland; on reverse St. John's NO 9 and Grand Bank NO 18 receiver. A scarce destination bearing the Map stamp, VF (Unitrade 86)
Est. $150+
516
CANADA 1905 (October 16) Canada Post Office manila envelope mailed registered from Ottawa to Hull, England, bearing two pairs of 2c Map Stamp segmented cork cancelled, oval "R" handstamp at right, neat Ottawa Canada / R OC 16 05 CDS, overpaid for convenience the current 2c Empire rate plus 5c registration, six different clearly struck transit and receiver backstamps, F-VF (Unitrade 86)
Est. $250+
517
CANADA 87,Bright fresh, a well centered mint Plate 5 block of eight, VF NH (Unitrade $720 as singles)
Est. $250+
518
CANADA 89,Large Engraved Die Essay in black on white wove paper (0.006" thick) measuring 73 x 82mm with the complete die sinkage area, rarely offered as such; a wonderful showpiece, VF (Minuse & Pratt 89E-Ae)
Est. $1,500+
519
CANADA 89,Engraved plate essay block of four printed in dark grey on white wove paper, ungummed, scarce as a block, VF (Minuse & Pratt 89E-Ag)
Est. $500+
520
CANADA 89-95,An extraordinary set of engraved Large Die Proofs, printed in olive-black directly to card (0.0095" to 0.01" thick) measuring 43-45 x 51-52mm, each with the respective die number and American Bank Note Co. Ottawa imprint below; negligible tone spot on 7c and faint corner bend on 20c mentioned for the record, an EXTREMELY RARE SET - one of three recorded and a "must-have" for a King Edward VII exhibit collection, VF (Minuse & Pratt 89TC1a-95TC1a)

A CORNERSTONE, COMPLETE SET OF DIE PROOFS OF THE ONLY DEFINITIVE SERIES ISSUED BY CANADA DURING THE REIGN OF KING EDWARD VII.
Est. $20,000+
521
CANADA 89a-93a, 90A,The complete set of imperforate pairs including the elusive 2c Type I design (Plate 1); the 1c is corner marginal. All are choice VF-XF and ungummed as issued

Cat. $6,100
522
CANADA 89,A choice, high-grade mint example, very well centered with rich colour and pristine original gum, XF NH; 2019 PSE cert. (Graded 98J; unpriced. SMQ $250 as 95 only)
Cat. $245+
523
CANADA 89,A superb mint single with radiant colour and pristine original gum, XF NH; 2010 PF & 2019 PSE certs. (Graded XF-S 95 and XF-Sup 95J respectively; SMQ $250 as 95 only)
Cat. $245+
524
CANADA 89 variety,A striking mint single with overall, uniformly worn impression resulting in a much underinked printing to most dramatic effect, the palest and most impressive shade one is likely to encounter, VF NH
Est. $250+
525
CANADA 90c,A very scarce imperforate block in a brighter shade found on this particular plate, ungummed as issued, small scissor cut at left between stamps, large margined including sheet margin at top, VF (Unitrade 90c)
Cat. $2,200
526
CANADA 90,A post office fresh mint single, well centered and showing portion of "TOP" imprint in lower margin, XF NH; 2016 Greene and 2019 PSE cert. (Graded XF 90J)
Cat. $315+
527
CANADA 90e,A nice mint single of the elusive design type - only found on Plates 1 and 2, bright colour and showing portion of imprint "OTTAWA" in top margin, VF NH
Cat. $700
528
CANADA 90A,Mint Plate 14 imprint block of eight, VF NH
Cat. $650
529
CANADA 90A,Mint Plate 14 block of eight, VF NH
Cat. $650
530
CANADA 91,A marvelous mint example with exceptional centering amidst balanced large margins, brilliant fresh colour and full original gum; one would have a very difficult time to locate a finer example, XF NH GEM; 2019 PSE cert. (Graded 98J; unpriced. SMQ $1,550 as 95 only)
Cat. $1,225+
531
CANADA 91,A highly select mint example, extremely well centered with balanced large margins, brilliant colour and full original gum, XF NH; 2014 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $1,225+
532
CANADA 92,A fabulous Large Die Proof in the issued colour on india paper 63 x 74mm die sunk on large size card 146 x 212mm, die "F-169" number and ABNC imprint below design. An underrated and exceedingly rare die proof, missing from even the most advanced collections, VF (unlisted by Minuse & Pratt in issued colour) ex. Alan Selby "ASTOC" (March 2007; Lot 529)
Est. $3,000+
533
CANADA 92i,An extremely well centered example with exceptional colour, full pristine original gum; a great example in all respects, VF+ NH; 2019 PSE cert. (Graded XF-Sup 95J; SMQ $1,550 as 95 and as the common olive bistre shade) (Unitrade 92i)
Cat. $2,100+
534
CANADA 92ii,An impressive, large margined mint single, well centered, light hinge in margin only, stamp with full unblemished original gum, VF NH JUMBO; 2016 Greene and 2019 PSE certs. (Graded VF 80J) (Unitrade 92ii)
Cat. $1,750
535
CANADA 92ii,A lovely mint example in a distinctive brighter shade than we are accustomed to seeing, well centered, VF NH; 2019 PSE cert. (Graded VF-XF 85J) (Unitrade 92ii)
Cat. $1,750
536
CANADA 92iii,An impressive mint Plate 2 strip of twenty with printing order numbers etched out and new number "93" in place; partly severed between second and third columns and couple light gum bends as seen with marginal multiples. True bright colour associated with this final printing and possessing full original gum, NEVER HINGED. A rarely offered complete plate strip; only a handful survive, Fine+ NH (Unitrade cat. $4,800 as single stamps)
Est. $1,500+
537
CANADA 93,A remarkably choice mint example of this very difficult stamp, beautifully centered with balanced large margins and bright colour, sharp impression on fresh paper, full pristine original gum; a premium stamp, XF NH; 2018 Greene and 2019 PSE certs. (latter Graded XF-Sup 95J; SMQ $2,850)
Cat. $2,800+
538
CANADA 93,A beautiful, post office bright fresh mint single, nicely centered with noticeably large margins and full pristine original gum, VF NH; 2014 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $2,800
539
CANADA 94,Well centered and fresh mint single, VF OG; 2016 Greene and 2019 PSE certs. (Graded VF-XF 85) (Unitrade 94)
Cat. $1,250
540
CANADA 95,An unusually nice mint single with exceptional colour and bright impression, well centered with full original gum, NEVER HINGED, attributes seldom encountered on this particular stamp, VF NH; 2014 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $5,250
541
CANADA 95,The key value of the set, displaying impressive large margins, superb colour and clear impression; tiny flaw on one perf at left is hardly discernible. A great stamp despite the minute imperfection, VF NH JUMBO (Unitrade 95; cat. $5,250)
Est. $1,500+
542
CANADA 95,An amazing mint single, extremely well centered with enormous margins, true fresh colour, large part OG, XF JUMBO
Cat. $1,500
543
CANADA 1905 (October 11) W.J. Gibson Manufacturers of Harness, Saddles, Halters, Robes, Gloves & Mitts, Gananoque, Ont. blue-green illustrated advertising cover franked with 1c blue green pair tied by Gananoque CDS to Napierville, Que. VF and attractive (Unitrade 89iii)
Est. $150+
544
CANADA 1903 (July 22) P. Frapin & Co. cognac illustrated advertising cover, showing navy blue advertising text on back, bearing 2c carmine, Type I (first month of usage) tied by Montreal machine cancel to Amherstburg, Ont. with receiver backstamp, VF (Unitrade 90e)
Est. $150+
545
CANADA 1904 (August 31) A beautiful Monarch Ready Mixed Paints illustrated advertising cover franked with 2c carmine, Type II tied by clear St. John, NB machine dispatch cancel to Mahone Bay, NS, all-over royal blue coloured advertising on back, great eye-appeal, VF (Unitrade 90)
Est. $150+
546
CANADA 1908 (May 2) Stanfield's Underwear illustrated advertising cover in choice condition, bearing 2c rose carmine, Type II tied by Truro machine dispatch datestamp to Arichat, Cape Breton, with MY 4 08 arrival CDS backstamp, VF (Unitrade 90)
Est. $100+
547
CANADA 1909 (October 12) Clean and fresh Stanfield's Underwear illustrated advertising envelope franked with 2c rose carmine, Type II tied by Truro machine dispatch datestamp to Malagawatch, Cape Breton, redirected to ship "S.S. Basin", West Bay OC 13 transit CDS on back, VF (Unitrade 90)
Est. $100+
548
CANADA 1910 "The Weld That Held" Elephant & Fence Pittsburg Perfect Fence Co. Hamilton, Ont. illustrated advertising envelope with all-over advert text on back, franked with 2c carmine, Type II tied by Hamilton machine dispatch to Napierville, Que. appealing, VF (Unitrade 90)
Est. $100+
549
CANADA 1904 (July 12) Cover to Germany redirected to Chelyabinsk, Russia in the Ural Mountains region, franked with a 5c KEVII tied by partial St. Marys, Ontario duplex, pays the 5 cent UPU letter late to Germany, forwarded without penalty according to UPU regulations, Bremen and Russian receivers on back. An appealing and well-travelled cover, especially scarce KEVII era destination, F-VF (Unitrade 91)
Est. $300+
550
CANADA 1908 (November 10) Cover from Toronto to Sichuan in the Interior of Mainland China, via San Francisco, Shanghai and Chungking and franked with 5c blue KEVII paying the 5c per ounce non-UPU letter rate, tied by Toronto machine cancel; three different transit backstamps clearly shown. Cover wrinkles at right, a desirable destination, VF (Unitrade 91)

Literature: Illustrated and described in Arfken & Pawluk "A Canadian Postal History 1897-1911" book on page 220 (Figure 313).
Est. $250+
551
CANADA 1907 (February 21) Grey envelope franked with a sheet margin 10c dull lilac tied by Montreal Station B duplex to Berlin, Germany; clear Berlin 4.3.07 receiver on back; pays a double UPU letter rate (up to one ounce; effective until September 30, 1907), VF (Unitrade 93i)
Est. $350+
552
CANADA 98,Black & white individual photographs of Queen Alexandra and King Edward VII taken as models for the vignettes on the issued Two cent denomination, affixed side-by-side on thick grey card, pencil notation "F1553 - May 12.08 / Finished June 19/08 / Eng by Loizeaux / A.B.N.Co Ottawa" on reverse. UNIQUE. ex. "Libra" Collection (October 2011; Item VII from Lot 1), Brigham (September 2015; Lot 18)
Est. $2,500+
553
CANADA 102,Central vignette model measuring about 180mm by 100mm, touched up with watercolour and penciled notation at foot "CHAMPLAIN SETTING OUT ON INLAND DISCOVERIES.", affixed on large card with archival annotation "used on 15c stamp." at top left, ABN handstamps "D.E.W. APR 24 1908" and boxed "RETURNED... 11 1908" on reverse. UNIQUE artist model.
Est. $2,500+
554
CANADA 96,Large Engraved Die Essay printed in black, die sunk on card (0.0085" to 0.009" thick) showing the Prince of Wales in Civilian Dress, virtually complete die sinkage area 78x64mm; showing die "F-192" and ABNC imprint below design. Small card fault at top left. A rare unadopted design , VF (Minuse & Pratt 96E-Aa)

Provenance: Gerald Wellburn, March 1981; Lot 647
Dr. Alan Selby, December 1993; Lot 852

This essay was the first portrait engraved by the American Bank Note Co. in June of 1908 (die "F-192"). Shortly after the Prince requested his portrait to be in military uniform. ABNC quickly modified and approved a new design in July 1908 (die "F-199"). This essay exists in black brown (colour of issue) and in the much scarcer black, the latter exists on white 0.0085" to 0.009" thick card and also on a distinctive yellowish 0.011" thick card. All are rare and highly sought-after by collectors.
Est. $1,500+
555
CANADA Seven different printed in black on wove or india paper, two are sunk on slightly larger cards. Includes Jacques Cartier facing left and another facing right, latter with BABN imprint at foot, Champlain, King Edward VII, Wolfe (2 different, one with BABN imprint) and one of Montcalm. The designs closely resemble those employed on this commemorative series.
Est. $500+
556
CANADA 96-103,Complete set of small die proofs in issued colours on card mounted india paper, each showing the die F-191/F-199 number below design; the 20c has a peripheral fault at lower left. A rare and VF set which likely from an ABNC Sample Book to solicit printing contracts. (Minuse & Pratt 96P2a-103P2a)
Est. $3,500+
557
CANADA 96-103,The complete set of eight die proofs (stamp size) on india paper; each with clear margins, at one time displayed in an American Bank Note Company sample book. Some with thinning quite likely from hasty informal removal from one of those aforementioned printing company sample books. Printed in colours with shades noticeably different than other large die proofs or the issued stamps, especially on the 7c, 10c and 20c. A great set that will certainly stand out in anyone's collection, Fine appearance; 2013 Greene Foundation cert. (Minuse & Pratt 96DP2-103DP2)

Accompanied by a signed letter from Kasimir Bileski (circa. early 1990s) stating the set is of the utmost rarity in comparison to what he handled in his earlier years.
Est. $2,000+
558
CANADA 96,Large Die Proof printed in colour of issue on india paper 72x62mm, die sunk on full-size card 230x152mm; showing die number "F-199" and full imprint below, in an excellent state of preservation, XF
Est. $1,000+
559
CANADA 98,Large Progressive Die Proof printed in dark carmine, near issued colour, on india paper 76 x 63mm sunk on larger card 125 x 95mm; side and central scroll work are unfinished and faint, unerased guidelines; inconsequential crease to archival card at top left (can easily be trimmed off). A superb and very rare progressive die proof, XF
Est. $2,000+
560
CANADA 102,Large Die Proof printed in colour of issue on india paper 74 x 60mm, die sunk on full-size large card 230 x 152mm; the complete hardened die showing "F-196" number and ABNC imprint below, in choice condition, VF
Est. $1,000+
561
CANADA 96a-103a,An attractive set of eight mint imperforate pairs with ample to very large margins; ½c with couple small gum thins, otherwise choice with full original gum, hinged to lightly hinged, VF+
Cat. $8,000
562
CANADA 96ii-103ii,The complete set of eight imperforate pairs with ample to very large margins, each with rich colour on bright fresh paper, ungummed as issued; difficult to find, VF (Unitrade 96ii-103ii)
Cat. $8,000
563
CANADA 103ii,Imperforate block of four with top sheet margin, in a noticeably deeper shade of brown originating from the so-called first printing, ungummed as issued, XF (Unitrade 103ii)
Cat. $2,000
564
CANADA 96, 96i,A centered mint block showing the Major Re-entry (Pos. 44) at lower left, VF NH (Unitrade 96, 96i)
Cat. $270
565
CANADA 96, 97,Selected mint singles with bright fresh colours, VF-XF NH; both with 2019 PSE cert. (Graded VF-XF 85 and XF-Superb 95 respectively) (Unitrade 96, 97)
Cat. $195
566
CANADA 97,Post office fresh, well centered mint block with pristine original gum, VF+ NH
Cat. $600
567
CANADA 99,A post office fresh mint stamp, well centered with full immaculate original gum; a beautiful stamp as fresh as the day it was printed, XF NH; 2016 Greene and 2019 PSE certificates, the latter Graded XF 90
Cat. $450
568
CANADA 100,A bright fresh mint example, extremely well centered with balanced large margins; a beautiful, select XF NH stamp; 2019 PSE cert. (Graded XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,100)
Cat. $600+
569
CANADA 100,A premium mint single with precise centering and large margins, brilliant fresh colour and full pristine original gum, XF NH
Cat. $600+
570
CANADA 101,An impressive mint single, very well centered with uncharacteristically large margins, deep rich colour on fresh paper; a choice example, VF+ NH JUMBO; 2011 Greene and 2019 PSE certificates, the latter Graded VF-XF 85J
Cat. $900+
571
CANADA 102,An extremely well centered mint example with full clean original gum; a premium stamp, XF NH; 2019 PSE cert. (Graded XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,550)
Cat. $1,050+
572
CANADA 102,An extraordinary large margined mint single with exceptional centering, remarkably fresh with full immaculate original gum, never hinged. Virtually impossible to improve upon, XF NH GEM
Cat. $1,050+
573
CANADA 103,An outstanding mint block of four with superior centering and radiant colour, intact perforations and full pristine original gum. It would be nearly impossible to locate another block in this selected quality, XF NH GEM
Cat. $4,800+
574
CANADA 103,A selected mint single, extremely well centered with oversized margins, fresh colour and full original gum; a fantastic stamp that will certainly stand out in anyone's collection, XF NH; 2019 PSE cert. (Graded XF 90)
Cat. $1,200+
575
CANADA 103,A well centered mint example with large margins, bright and fresh with full original gum, VF NH; 2014 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $1,200
576
CANADA 1908 (August 26) Unsealed Hechler cover bearing very scarce single-usage of ½c black brown tied by neat Halifax CDS dispatch, addressed locally for intended periodical second class mail (effective until May 19, 1909), negligible corner stain at bottom left; a very elusive single-franking, F-VF (Unitrade 96)
Est. $200+
577
CANADA 1908 (July 23) Postcard bearing a well centered pair of ½c black brown tied by Dunville duplex datestamp, right stamp shows the Major Re-entry (Pos. 44), scarce, VF (Unitrade 96i)
Est. $150+
578
CANADA 1908 (July 16) Postcard franked with 1c green tied by Brockville JUL 16 1908 machine cancel on First Day of Issue, very scarce, F-VF (Unitrade 97)
Est. $300+
579
CANADA Matching pair of Saint John Exhibition illustrated advertising covers: one bears two single 1c green cancelled by AU 17 08 dispatch postmarks; the other with a 2c carmine cancelled AUG 28 1908, former to Summerside, PEI and latter to Rothesay, NB, appealing, VF (Unitrade 97, 98) ex. Herbert MacNaught (April 2008; Lot 2562, 2578)
Est. $200+
580
CANADA 1908 (Sept. 7) Tuck's picture postcard franked with a 1c green showing Major Re-entry in "1908" and right "1" at foot and "EC" of "QUEBEC", tied by Fielding, Sask. split ring, a very scarce usage of this major variety, VF (Unitrade 97iii)
Est. $100+
581
CANADA 1908 (August 7) Light blue O.F. Lightcap, Whole Brokers and Manufacturers' Agents Winnipeg advert envelope franked with a well centered 5c blue tied by neat Winnipeg machine dispatch, paying 5 cent UPU letter rate to Hamburg, Germany, redirected to the Netherlands without penalty according to UPU regulations; light central fold, Hamburg 18.8.08 CDS backstamp, VF (Unitrade 99)
Est. $250+
582
CANADA Reversed design sample proofs prepared by Dr. Eckerlin's "Rotary Intaglio Process" as proposed to Mr. H.R. Treadwell, Vice President of American Bank Note Company; five horizontal proof pairs printed in black, bluish green, blue, red orange and in dark blue on thick unsurfaced paper (also three duplicated pairs with small flaws). An appealing lot of these visually striking trial essays, VF
Est. $500+
583
CANADA 104,Large Die Proof in the first printing colour with sharp impression, on india paper 62 x 62mm die sunk on large sample proof ledger card 108 x 170mm, showing die "F-212" number and American Bank Note Co. Ottawa imprint (23.5mm long). Rare and appealing, VF
Est. $1,500+
584
CANADA 104ii,A well centered single with scarce Type C lathework - complete and full strength, tiny natural gum inclusion at lower right, still choice mint VF NH
Cat. $1,200
585
CANADA 104b,A well centered mint Plate 1 block of eight; a few split perfs in selvedge and perf gum soak on top left stamp, a desirable multiple of the first issued plate, with five stamps NH, VF LH (Unitrade cat. $1,080 as stamps alone)
Est. $400+
586
CANADA 104e,A well centered mint lower margin block of twenty with nearly full Plate 135 imprint, VF NH; 2010 Greene Foundation cert. (Unitrade cat. $2,400 as singles)
Est. $750+
587
CANADA 104b,A very well centered mint example with fabulous colour; a choice early printing, VF+ NH
Cat. $180+
588
CANADA 104ix,A well centered, choice mint example of this challenging early printing, displaying striking bright colour and full unblemished original gum, VF+ NH; 2008 Greene cert.
Cat. $300
589
CANADA 104vi, viii,A nicely centered mint example with a couple hairlines, with vivid colour on pristine fresh paper, full unblemished original gum. A scarce stamp, VF NH; 2004 Greene certificate for a block from which it originates.
Cat. $360+
590
CANADA 104,A superbly centered mint single with balanced large margins, radiant colour and full original gum; a great stamp in all respects, XF NH; 2018 Greene Foundation cert. & 2020 PSE cert. (Graded Superb 98; unpriced. SMQ $155 as 95 only)
Cat. $120+
591
CANADA 104e,An exceptionally well centered mint single with gorgeous fresh colour and full pristine original gum; choice, VF+ NH
Cat. $120+
592
CANADA 104e shade,A selected mint single in a remarkable and very distinctive shade, well centered with large margins, a desirable stamp, VF+ NH
Est. $200+
593
CANADA 104e shade,An appealing mint example in a distinctive brighter shade than normally seen, remarkably fresh and well centered. VF NH
Est. $150+
594
CANADA 104ii,Precisely centered with radiant colour and full unblemished original gum, XF NH
Cat. $150+
595
CANADA 104vii,A beautiful used vertical pair showing the sought-after Major Re-entry (Plate 12 LR, Pos. 35) with strong doubling in lower corner value tablets, ONE CENT lettering, etc., deep rich colour and well struck Welland, Ont. AU 8 12 CDS; the most desirable Admiral variety, especially so with such clear postmarks, Fine+

According to the census on the Major Re-entry compiled by Leopold Beaudet (Admiral Log Newsletter Whole Number 18 - December 2013, pages 57-69) only three multiples have been reported showing the Major Re-entry - two used pairs and a mint block. The one offered here is a third pair. Less than half a dozen examples are known struck with a clear dated cancellation.
Cat. $1,500+
596
CANADA 1912 (August 10) Cover mailed unsealed at printed matter rate from Rosedale to Fairfield Island, BC (next to Chilliwack) bearing a 1c blue green clearly displaying THE MAJOR RE-ENTRY (Plate 12 LR, Pos. 35) with very prominent doubling visible in the lower portion of the stamp, such as value tablets, ONE CENT and framelines. Nicely tied by a Rosedale split ring CDS - one of the very few Major Re-entry stamps known struck by a datestamp; cover has partially erased markings, stain at top barely touching stamp and. A great item FROM A NEW FIND; arguably Canada's best known and most sought-after Major Re-entry, Fine (Unitrade 104vii; catalogue value $3,500 on cover or postcard)

We are aware of only five examples of this Major Re-entry on postcards based on the latest census tabulated by Leopold Beaudet for the Admiral Log newsletter, and another on a cover mailed to Italy. To the best of our knowledge, the above lot is the only known domestic cover bearing this major variety.
Est. $1,000+
597
CANADA 104b variety,Lower margin mint block of six showing printing order "100", major pre-printing paper fold running diagonally, a spectacular error of great eye-appeal, small gum thin on top middle stamp mentioned for the record, Fine+ OG / NH
Est. $300+
598
CANADA 104b variety,Used single with an exceptional pre-printing paper fold - 3mm wide and most dramatic; also 1c green corner margin mint single with extra wide margins displaying zigzag perforations resulting from a paper fold, hinge support at left. A great duo, F-VF
Est. $250+
599
CANADA 105ai,A nicely centered mint booklet pane of four clearly showing a sharp impression of two-line Pyramid Guideline in tab margin, lightly hinged in tab only, VF LH; a rare pane about a dozen known, nearly all of which are hinged.
Cat. $3,500
600
CANADA 105,A premium mint single in a deeper rich shade, well centered with large margins, pristine original gum, XF NH
Cat. $120+
601
CANADA 105e,An outstanding mint example of this difficult shade, extremely well centered with unusually large margins and full immaculate original gum. A superb stamp for the perfectionist, XF NH GEM
Cat. $180+
602
CANADA 105f,A precisely centered mint example within balanced large margins, lovely bright impression, XF NH
Cat. $150+
603
CANADA 105iv,A gorgeous fresh mint example, very well centered in a distinctive shade, scarcer than catalogue values indicate, VF+ NH
Cat. $150+
604
CANADA 106,Trial Colour Small Die Proof printed on yellowish vertical mesh wove paper (0.003" thick), VF and rare
Est. $500+
605
CANADA 106,A very well centered, mint block showing full strength Type B lathework, VF NH
Cat. $450
606
CANADA 106,A key mint block displaying one of the scarcest lathework of the Admiral series - Type C INVERTED, showing a remarkably sharp, complete impression, brilliant fresh colour and full original gum, Fine+ NH

Provenance: Dr. C.M. Jephcott, June 1990; Lot 717 - a LR corner block of eight from which this block originates.
Cat. $10,000
607
CANADA 106v,Lower right mint Plate 111 strip of ten with imprint at left and printing order at right along with pencil "Apl 28 / 18"" date of acquisition, well centered with bold colour on fresh paper, a few split perfs, six stamps VF NH (Unitrade cat. $880 as singles)
Est. $300+
608
CANADA 106aiv,A rare mint booklet pane of six from the Plate 15 booklet sheet, showing a better than normally seen portion of the "OTTAWA TOP" imprint (reading up) in tab at left, bright colour with full original gum, NEVER HINGED. One of the great rarities of the Admiral of the Admiral booklet stamps and is often missing from even the most advanced collections, Fine+ NH

Cat. $6,750
609
CANADA 106b + variety,A very well centered mint example of this difficult shade that originates from Plate 2, showing "accent" over "C" of "CENTS" (position 93 or 94 according to Reiche), brilliant fresh colour and full unblemished original gum. A desirable stamp in this lofty condition and with the variety, VF NH; 1995 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $600+
610
CANADA 106ix,An extraordinary mint single, precisely centered with spectacular margins, printed in a distinctive warm shade and showing prominent "Hairlines" on both sides and within the design, full immaculate original gum. Very scarce in such superb quality, XF NH GEM
Cat. $300+
611
CANADA 106ix shade,A nicely centered, fresh mint single with large margins, showing visible "Hairlines" on both sides, printed in an unusual darker shade than normally seen, VF+ NH
Cat. $300
612
CANADA 106ii,A lovely mint single, well centered with large margins and radiant colour; a most attractive shade, VF+ NH
Cat. $150+
613
CANADA 106ii,Extremely well centered mint example distinctive early, deep bright shade; a premium stamp, XF NH
Cat. $150+
614
CANADA 106c,A superb mint example of this appealing early shade, precisely centered with intact perforations, as fresh as the day it was printed, XF NH; 2020 PSE cert. (Graded XF-Superb 95)

This elusive shade is often mistaken for the pink colour.
Cat. $120+
615
CANADA 106 shade,A remarkable mint single in an unusual fluorescent like shade, most distinctive among the myriad shades found on this particular stamp, well centered; ideal for the shade enthusiast, VF+ NH
Est. $150+
616
CANADA 106,An extremely well centered mint example with lovely rich colour, XF NH; 2020 PSE cert. (Graded XF 90)
Cat. $120+
617
CANADA 106iv,A precisely centered mint example in a most remarkable shade, distinctive from the myriad shades on this cent stamp, vibrant colour, XF NH
Cat. $180+
618
CANADA 106iv,An exceptionally well centered mint single with huge boardwalk margins, post office fresh colour and printed in a very distinctive shade among the myriad others found on this particular stamp, trivial corner bend. A much scarcer shade than catalogue value indicates, VF+ NH JUMBO; clear 2007 PF cert.
Cat. $180
619
CANADA 106v,An exceptionally well centered mint example with amazing colour; a visually striking stamp in premium quality, XF NH
Cat. $120+
620
CANADA 106vii,A superb mint in a distinctive bright shade, post office fresh with choice centering and pristine original gum; XF NH GEM; 2018 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $120+
621
CANADA 106vii shade,A lovely mint example with unusually bright colour, very well centered with huge margins and full pristine original gum; a beautiful stamp in a standout shade, XF NH JUMBO
Est. $150+
622
CANADA 106shade,A superb mint example in a striking shade on distinctive pink tinged paper, very well centered with huge balanced margins, a great stamp, XF NH
Est. $150+
623
CANADA 106iii,A fabulous mint example, superbly centered with large margins, amazingly colour and full unblemished original gum, XF NH GEM
Cat. $120+
624
CANADA 106iii,An impressive mint example, precisely centered with oversized margins, plate number in margin which is VLH, stamp is XF NH
Cat. $120+
625
CANADA 106 variety,A corner margin mint single with an impressive pre-printing paper fold resulting in a large void area; thinned in right margin and vertical perforation severed and reinforced, stamp has adherence on gum but is otherwise sound, despite the imperfections, certainly a one-of-a-kind item, Fine
Est. $200+
626
CANADA 107di,An extraordinary mint tête-bêche imperforate pair, ONE OF ONLY TWO KNOWN such pairs originating from a tête-bêche pane, completely devoid of flaws and with large margins all around, never hinged with light traces of gum glazing from a mount. One of the great rarities of the Admiral series finally being offered on the market, last sold in early 1990, XF (Unitrade catalogue value $6,000 for hinged, $12,000 for NH)

Census: Only seven sets of the 1c, 2c & 3c tête-bêche panes are known to exist. Since the early 1990s, five of these sets sold between $30,000 and $50,000 depending on condition. The two cent is the only denomination with gum and is somewhat prone to faults. There are two additional tête-bêche panes of the 2 cent green, reported last seen in 1973 and 1994 respectively. Only one other 2c tête-bêche pair is known - last sold at the Sir Gawaine Baillie sale (May 2006; Lot 1374, described as "original gum")
Est. $7,500+
627
CANADA 107vi,An extremely rare "R-GAUGE" pair, couple short perfs margin only, full original gum. ONE OF ONLY TWO KNOWN "R-GAUGE" multiples in existence, Fine NH

It is agreed among experts that only TWO R-GAUGE multiples exist:

1) This pair offered here; ex Robert Bayes and "Lindemann" collections sold in 1996 and 1997 respectively

2) A vertical pair, better centered than 1) but hinged in the margin; ex. Stan Lum (September 2013; Lot 1133) and John Smallman (February 2018; Lot 18)
Est. $750+
628
CANADA 107 shade,A very attractive mint Plate 159 strip of five in a distinctive shade - the first printing of the two cent green, brilliant fresh and nicely centered, couple light hinge marks in selvedge and natural gum skip on third stamp, all stamps never hinged. VF; ex. "Phillips" (Part One, June 2013; Lot 292)
Est. $350+
629
CANADA 107a,A beautifully centered mint block of eight with Plate 183 imprint, characteristic deep shade, faint hinging in selvedge only, stamps VF-XF NH (Unitrade cat. $720 as singles)
Est. $300+
630
CANADA 107iv,An attractive mint Plate A199 strip of four in an unusually bright shade, well centered with large margins, hinged in selvedge only, stamps VF-XF NH; ex. "Phillips" (Part One, June 2013; Lot 297)
Est. $150+
631
CANADA 107bi,A beautiful mint booklet pane of four with deep colour, displaying a very sharp impression of the two-line Pyramid Guideline in tab margin. A very scarce booklet pane, F-VF LH
Cat. $3,600
632
CANADA 107c variety,An extremely well centered mint booklet pane of six on the distinctive horizontal mesh paper - a recent discovery; the stamps are smaller in height similar to the well documented "squat" printings found on the 1c green and 2c carmine. Lovely fresh colour and full original gum, very few exist, especially desirable in such choice condition, XF NH (Unitrade catalogue value for a normal pane on vertical wove paper)
Cat. $900+