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BARBADOS 2a,An impressive, irregular mint block of 35 that includes three complete rows of the sheet, area of missing gum along first two columns, otherwise large part OG LH with about half the stamps NEVER HINGED. This is THE LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLE according to the Fitz Roett census. A wonderful item ideal for exhibition, VF OG / NH (SG 4) ex. Marshall (1947), Ambassador (2002)
Est. $1,000+
2
BARBADOS 3,Prepared but never issued; a choice mint block of six with rich colour and full original gum, the middle pair NH, XF LH (SG 5a)
Est. $150+
3
BARBADOS 8a,An extraordinary and rare block of four of the distinctive deeper shade, without gum as issued and in flawless condition, portion of sheet margin at top, ample to large margins on other sides. Only one larger block is reported (a block of six, Hurlock 1958 sale). A fabulous block, one of the rarities of the colony, VF+; 1961 BPA certificate (SG 11a)

SEVERAL IMPORTANT BARBADOS COLLECTIONS OF THE PAST WERE UNABLE TO SECURE AN UNUSED BLOCK OF THE SIX PENCE IMPERFORATE - OF EITHER PALE OR DEEP ROSE RED SHADE.
Est. $5,000+
4
BARBADOS 9,Original Perkins Bacon engraved Die Proof in black on card mounted india paper; 27 x 31mm. Only a handful exist, VF and choice (SG 12)
Est. $1,500+
5
BARBADOS 15,A remarkable mint block of 35 stamps (7x5) with sheet margin at foot; a few stamps from top row and one from bottom row lightly hinged, a few perf tones mostly visible from the back and small adhesion to sheet margin, this impressive large block is in an excellent state of preservation with gorgeous colour and deep impression, most stamps are NEVER HINGED. This is the SECOND LARGEST KNOWN MULTIPLE of this very distinctive shade, VF (SG 22) ex. Edmund Bayley (1990)
Est. $1,500+
6
BARBADOS 18,An exceedingly rare and important block showing the plate "2" number captured in the margin of the top left stamp; minor natural gum creases quite inconsequential for this block which has lovely fresh colour and full original gum. Unquestionably, one of the great rarities of Barbados "Britannia" 1852-1881 issues, Fine+ OG / LH (SG 28)

Provenance: Hodsell Hurlock, H.R. Harmer London, June 1958; Lot 247
J.L. "Bobbie" Messenger, Robson Lowe, 1983 (sale never took place - collection sold intact to Joseph Hackmey).
Joseph Hackmey, Feldman, April 1986; Lot 10163

Census: Only one other Plate "2" piece of any shade of (4p) Britannia has been reported - a horizontal strip of six in the lake rose shade which has once graced the Marshall, Hurlock, Lickfold and Messenger collections.

ONE OF ONLY TWO PLATE "2" MULTIPLES OF THE (4p) BRITANNIA IN EXISTENCE, UNIQUE AS A BLOCK IN THE SCARCER DULL VERMILION SHADE.
Est. $7,500+
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BARBADOS 18,Mint vertical strip of three from lower left corner, centered left showing portion of adjacent stamps at right, marginal creases at foot only, stamps are sound with rich colour and full original gum, a Fine and striking positional multiple of this scarcer shade. (SG 28) ex. Hodsell Hurlock (June 1958; Lot 248)
Est. $1,500+
8
BARBADOS 38,Original Perkins Bacon engraved Large Die Proof in black on card mounted india paper measuring 43 x 45mm,unusually showing the full die sinkage, the largest size die proof recorded in Roett census. A remarkable and highly desirable proof, VF (SG 63)

Provenance: Hodsell Hurlock, June 1958; Lot 398
The "Britannia" Collection of Barbados, February 2016; Lot 670
Est. $2,000+
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BARBADOS 44,An original Perkins Bacon engraved Die Proof in black on card mounted india paper 25 x 29mm (not stamp-size). The Britannia design changed with BARBADOS imprint at top and HALF PENNY at foot; a desirable and rare proof, VF (SG 65) ex. Colin H. Bayley (April 1993; Lot 1201)
Est. $1,500+
10
BARBADOS 45,Original Perkins Bacon engraved Die Proof in black on card mounted india paper measuring 25 x 29mm (not stamp-size). The Britannia design changed with BARBADOS imprint at top and ONE PENNY denomination at foot; an appealing and rare proof of which few exist, VF (SG 66) ex. "Olive Blossom" (Robson Lowe, November 1981; Lot 2093)
Est. $1,500+
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BARBADOS 47,Original Perkins Bacon engraved Die Proof in black on card mounted india paper 27 x 30mm (not stamp-size). The Britannia design changed with BARBADOS imprint at top and FOUR PENCE at foot; a desirable and rare proof, few exist, VF (SG 68) ex. "Olive Blossom" (November 1981; Lot 2096)

Although the Britannia FOUR PENCE stamp was first printed by De La Rue in 1875, Perkins Bacon originally prepared the die and printing plate.
Est. $1,500+
12
BARBADOS 47,Plate proof block of six (3x2) printed in black on white wove paper, sheet margin at right. This FOUR PENCE stamp was first printed by De La Rue & Co. in 1875. In pristine condition and the second largest recorded multiple of this denomination, XF (SG 68)
Est. $600+
13
BARBADOS 51, 51b & shade,Three fresh mint blocks of four in most distinctive shades from dull blue to grey blue, full original gum, hinged to very lightly hinged. An appealing and scarce trio, Fine+ (SG 73, 74 + shade)
Est. $1,500+
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BARBADOS 60-68,Typographed and printed in black on thick white glazed card 92 x 61mm; dated "30 JAN 82" and "BEFORE HARDENING" handstamps at top; a very scarce Master Die Proof with blank value tablet for adopted design for the ½p to 5sh denominations issued 1882 to 1892, ideal for exhibition, VF (SG 89/103)
Est. $1,000+
15
BARBADOS 66,A brilliant post office fresh mint block of four with full OG, the top right stamp is NH, others LH, VF (SG 100)
Est. $350+
16
BARBADOS 68,A scarce mint block of four with fresh colour and full OG; few multiples of this high value survive, VF LH (SG 103)
Est. $1,000+
17
BARBADOS 68,A fresh mint single with SPECIMEN (Samuel Type D12 - 14.5 x 2.5mm) overprint in black, faint trace of a hinge, VF (SG 103s)
Est. $150+
18
BARBADOS 91/100, 80,Specimen stamps originating from UPU distribution to the French Colony of Madagascar; a total of 16 stamps with three complete sets of five of the 1909-1910 Seal of Colony, watermark Multiple Crown CA, plus a single 1903 2sh6p violet and green, watermark Crown CA. All with horizontal SPECIMEN overprint in black and cancelled by triple circular POSTES ET TELEGRAPHES / MADAGASCAR / COLLECTION DE BERNE" handstamps in red on three archival ledger pages signed by Postmaster General at Madagascar (two are full-size, folded). UNIQUE. (SG 163-169, 115)
Est. $1,500+
19
BARBADOS 102-108,Vignette Die Proof from De La Rue & Co. typographed and printed in black on glazed surface white wove paper measuring 47 x 56mm; shows full die sinkage area, dated "4SEP1905" at top. Also the engraved die proof of the vignette, affixed to Printer's Day Book, very scarce, VF (SG 145/151)

The typographed die shows lack of detailed "cloud" lines when compared to the DLR engraved vignette. We have seen a similar DLR Vignette dated "13SEP1905" (ex. Frank Deakin, April 2010; Lot 259 - sold for £1,300 hammer).
Est. $1,500+
20
BARBADOS 102-108, 109,Specimen stamps originating from UPU distribution to the French Colony of Madagascar; a total of 40 stamps including five complete sets of the 1906 Nelson Centenary plus five 1906 1p Tercentenary of Annexation, about a half dozen with surface faults. With horizontal (or vertical on 1p Annexation) SPECIMEN overprints in black and cancelled by triple circular "POSTES ET TELEGRAPHES / MADAGASCAR / COLLECTION DE BERNE" handstamps in red to archival ledger page. UNIQUE. (SG 145-151, 152)
Est. $1,500+
21
BARBADOS 105,Perforated colour trial on watermarked Crown CC paper, vignette in black and frame in deep rose, colour of the issued one shilling (2 issued in black and yellow), very scarce, VF (SG 148 colour trial)
Est. $500+
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BARBADOS 105,Perforated colour trial on watermarked Crown CC paper, gummed, with vignette in black and frame in brown; an unadopted frame colour for any 1906-1907 issue (2p issued in black and yellow), slightly clipped perfs at foot, a very scarce coloured proof, VF (SG 148 colour trial)
Est. $500+
23
BARBADOS 140-147,De La Rue & Co. engraved die proof of the central vignette in black on white glazed surfaced wove paper 27 x 31mm, for the adopted 1920 Victory series on the ¼p to 6p denominations, rare and VF (SG 201/208) ex. J.L. "Bobbie" Messenger - Joseph Hackmey (April 1986; Lot 10327)
Est. $400+
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BARBADOS J1-J2,Set of two "Imprimaturs", imperforate on watermarked stamp paper, mostly large margins; ½p OG with paper hinge remainder, 1p affixed to small thin card. A very rare duo, VF (SG D1-D2) ex. Frank Deakin (April 2010; Lot 336 & 337)
Est. $750+
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BARBADOS J2a + footnote,1934 (November 2) ½p KGV green postal wrapper in an excellent state of preservation, addressed locally to Belleville (now part of Bridgetown), shortpaid and uprated with a diagonal bisect of the 1p black Postage Due, manuscript "1/2" surcharge in red ink, indicia and bisect superbly struck with GPO 2 NO 34 CDS. A most attractive in-period usage of the Postage Due bisect, few exist and this one is unusually choice compared to others we have observed in important Barbados collections, VF+ (SG D2a + footnote £2,250)

The bisected 1p Postage Due was officially authorized (from March 1934 to February 1935) pending issue of the ½p (first issued on February 10, 1935).
Est. $1,500+
CEYLON
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CEYLON Mounted or in mounts on Scott pages, starts with over 50 Chalons mint / unused / used and a few Official overprinted stamps, condition is understandably mixed but noted some select scarcer stamps; condition improves starting with early DLR era with a wide range of surcharges 1882-1899 period including varieties, quite comprehensive mint onward, plus many additional used examples. A worthwhile and extensive collection from this challenging colony, enormous catalogue value.
Est. $2,000+
CHINA
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CHINA As received, Palo hingeless album containing mint / used collection 1888-1949, quite strong from 1920s with regulars, surcharges, overprints, airmails, parcel post, special delivery. Also a red box with few hundreds identified on 102 cards according to Chan catalogue for the more esoteric and unusual material, often of specialized nature, including better regional surcharges / overprints, early PRC; plus many hundreds partly unsorted and unorganized on stockpages, etc. including early used, multiples, occupation, Provisional overprints, Manchukuo local overprints, PRC & ROC issues, Treaty Ports, etc. Mixed to Fine or better; unchecked for better, varieties, etc. Worth close inspection.
Est. $750+
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CHINA Over 200 covers / cards from 1930s to 1960s, note some PRC first day covers / cards, early Republic of China. Mainly China and early PRC era with numerous covers displaying large multiple / multi-coloured frankings, many addressed to Europe, Canada, Australia. Mixed condition; unchecked for better rates, frankings, postmarks, etc.
Est. $500+
CHINA - TREATY PORTS
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CHINA - TREATY PORTS Approx 250 different in clear mounts on Treaty Ports album pages, usual mixed condition mint or used. Strength in Shanghai, Chinkiang, Ichang, Wuhu. Scott 2021 cat. over US$4,000+
Est. $750+
CROATIA
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CROATIA Strong representation for both issuing periods1941-1945 & 1991-1998, a very high percentage NH, a few hinged or used; mainly in mounts on computer printed pages, with regulars, semi-postals, souvenir sheets, dues, postal tax. Noted a nice group of 35 different colour proof pairs of the 1943 Croatian Legion. Also section of various sheetlets and other non-issued stamps. F-VF (Scott 2022 US$902 for listed stamps alone)
Est. $350+
CYPRUS
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CYPRUS 88,Nicely centered mint single with sharp colours, fresh VF hinged (SG 101 £1,400)
Cat. $1,400
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CYPRUS About 160 different mint and used stamps in clear mounts on Lighthouse pages, Victorian era mainly used, then mostly mint and largely complete including better such as 1880 6p grey, used grid "942" (Larnaca), 1886 Crown CC ½p on ½p emerald green used, 1903 & 1904-1910 KEVII mint sets, 1912-1915 KGV mint set, 1923 45pi mint, 1923 10sh mint, 1924 £1 mint, 1928 £1 used, 1934 pictorial mint set, etc. A very few earlies with minor flaws, overall mainly F-VF. (Scott Classic 2021 US$8,018)
Est. $2,000+
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CYPRUS Housed in two deluxe Lighthouse hingeless springback albums; second album contains 1999-2008 as well as 1974-2008 Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, complete for period. Includes definitives, commemoratives, se-tenant multiples, souvenir sheets, self-adhesives, booklets, panes, FDCs. Mainly LH to 1970s, NH from 1980 to end of 2008. Routinely VF throughout (Scott 2022 US$3,140)
Est. $750+
F.S.A.T.
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F.S.A.T. Starts with a few early regulars and airmails, mostly NH, then excellent representation mint NH from 1977 to 1995 for regulars and from 1974 to 1989 for airmails, all in black mounts on computer printed pages and two stockpages, VF (Scott 2022 US$662)
Est. $200+
GERMANY - RUSSIAN OCCUPAT
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GERMANY - RUSSIAN OCCUPAT Over 300 different mint stamps and three souvenir sheets in mounts on computer printed pages. A dozen or so stamps hinged, otherwise NH, quality nicer than normally encountered with bright fresh colours. Some Michel listed varieties also identified. An attractive, comprehensive lot, F-VF (Michel cat. over €1,700)
Est. $350+
GIBRALTAR
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GIBRALTAR 93,A remarkably fresh, well centered mint single with sharp colours, VF LH (SG 108 £1,600)
Cat. $1,750
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GIBRALTAR In clear mounts on Lighthouse pages with over 150 different, a higher percentage mint; missing the £5 stamp (offered separately) but otherwise all basic numbers are represented, also a few shades and perforations varieties. Better items noted like mint 1889 1sh bistre 1889 surcharged set, 1903 2sh-£1, 1908 4sh nice oval registered datestamp, mint 1908 £1, 1911 8sh, 1921-1925 ½p-£1 set, 1938 KGVI definitives complete with all perfs (only missing 2p grey perf 13 wmk sideways), plus many other $50-$250+ range items to be found. Quality throughout is selected and overall better than typically encountered. (Scott Classic 2021 US$8,028)
Est. $2,000+
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GIBRALTAR Housed in two deluxe Lighthouse hingeless springback albums including definitives, commemoratives, se-tenants, souvenir sheets, self-adhesives; also additional pages with sheetlets, booklets and a few varieties. Mainly LH to 1970s, almost all NH from 1980 to end of 2017. Routinely VF throughout (Scott 2022 US$4,460)
Est. $1,000+
GREAT BRITAIN
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GREAT BRITAIN All in mounts on pages and computer printed pages; missing only a few high values, virtually all basic Scott numbers present including most known Plate numbers on Surface-Printed era including stamps such as 1864 1p rose Plates 71 to 225 (ex Plate 77). When accessing the value of this collection we noticed many of the early surface-printed stamps were selected with clear postmarks. Although bold cancels and flaws are present the overall condition is much better than typically found. Includes a wealth of better items such as Embossed 1848 10p & 1854 6p, Surface-Printed 1880 2sh brown, 1867 5sh rose Plate 1 & 2, 1884 £1 brown violet, watermark Imperial Crown, 1888 £1 brown violet, watermark Orbs, 1929 £1 PUC, etc. Enormous catalogue value and worth close examination.
Est. $5,000+
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GREAT BRITAIN Consisting of 96 singles, six pairs and two strips of three, wide range of shades from pale blue to deep dark blue, majority with numeral postmarks in black (different types also shown), from mixed quality to Extremely Fine examples. A great lot for study. (Scott Classic 2021 US$11,140)
Est. $1,000+
GUYANA
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GUYANA Many hundreds, virtually all in mounts on computer printed pages, very strong especially from 1981 to 1987, excellent array of the surcharges, overprints and combinations thereof, many very difficult to obtain notably on the Flora and Orchids series which were often surcharged and / or overprinted over many years. Includes sheetlets, souvenir sheets, airmails and oddities. Also 12 different Orchid Series (Scott design A91) sheetlets of four, right-pair surcharged, left-pair unsurcharged (these were not catalogued). A few earlier stamps LH or used, a very high percentage are NH. An excellent opportunity to acquire an impressive collection of this challenging era. Routinely VF throughout. (Scott 2022 US$4,657+)
Est. $1,000+
IRELAND
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IRELAND Displayed on Kabe hingeless album pages, also various sets of mainly additional printings / overprints including Seahorse high values on two stockpages. Virtually complete for the period including the key 1922 Thom. 2sh6p-10sh set of three with "h" and "e" closer together (10sh gum bend), some varieties noted. Coils, airmails and postage dues also shown, noting better #87a 1933 1p mint NH coil pair. Later issues generally NH. Clean and fresh throughout, F-VF OG-NH (Scott 2022 US$8,985)
Est. $2,000+
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IRELAND Organized in stockbooks & albums; noting 1960-1982 mint NH collection in Kabe hingeless album, a binder with several dozen different mini sheets, se-tenant multiples and souvenir sheets 1990s to 2000s, two stockbooks filled with sets, sheetlets, self-adhesives, etc. Two stockbooks with duplicated used from 1922 to modern. Couple dozen thematic collections / packs; post office presentation book 1940-1959 issues mounted on printed pages, etc. A substantial lot worth a close look.
Est. $750+
ITALY
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ITALY Housed in a Marini hingeless album, ALL MINT NEVER HINGED; virtually complete definitives, commemoratives and airmails 1945 to 1986. Also various other back-of-book including excellent postage dues and parcel post. We note 1953 40 lira to 110 lira set of four & 1956 75 lira & 110 lira parcel post authorized delivery se-tenant pairs. Some of the better material signed and / or with certificates. Not often seen this comprehensive, routinely fresh and clean mint NH throughout. Scott 2022 US$5,746; not counting regular issues of 1956-1986. A lovely collection.
Est. $1,500+
MALTA
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MALTA 65,A brilliant fresh mint example of this key stamp in unusually choice condition, VF LH and scarce thus (SG 96 £3,250)
Cat. $3,500
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MALTA About 250 different mint and used stamps in clear mounts on Lighthouse pages, includes printings of the Half penny mint or unused with unwatermarked blued and white papers, nearly complete either mint or used from 1885 onward, noting better stamps such as 1922 10sh mint, Self-Government Overprint Multiple CA 2sh used, 10sh mint, Script CA 10sh used, etc. A few early issues in mixed condition but then mainly sound and fresh throughout. (Scott Classic 2021 US$7,810)
Est. $2,000+
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MALTA Housed in two deluxe Lighthouse hingeless springback albums including definitives, commemoratives, se-tenants, souvenir sheets, sheetlets, self-adhesives, mini-sheets, booklets, etc. Mainly LH to 1970s, NH from 1980 to end of 2017. Routinely VF throughout (Scott 2022 US$2,940)
Est. $750+
NEVIS
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NEVIS 6,Engraved by Nissen & Parker, London, an impressive Plate Reconstruction of the 12 positions mounted on a page with diagram of identifying characteristics of each position; the odd shorter perf but each stamp essentially sound and in unusually selected quality for this difficult early printing, some possess OG, F-VF (SG 2)
Est. $1,500+
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NEVIS 11,A superb mint corner margin single with deep radiant colour and unusually full original gum showing only the barest trace of hinging, a great stamp, VF VLH (SG 14 £850+) ex. Lawrence Kimball (March 1962; Lot 432)
Cat. $925+
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NEVIS 11var.,A selected unused example displaying the very distinctive constant plate variety "Crossed Lines on Hill" (Pos. 9 in the sheetlet of 12 subjects), bright colour on fresh paper, seldom seen in such nice quality, VF (SG 14b £3,500)
Est. $3,500+
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NEVIS 12,An attractive mint single, well centered for the issue and in a distinctive shade, large part OG; signed W.H.C. (Warren Colson), VF (SG 13 £300)
Cat. $325
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NEVIS 14A,Compound plate proofs by Nissen and Parker, London - two different transfers in sheets of twelve, lithographed on white vertical mesh wove paper, ungummed and in an excellent state of preservation, VF (SG 17)

Two very distinctive Transfer flaws are featured:
Left-pane Pos. 2 with large colourless flaw above "NY" of PENNY.
Right-pane Pos. 5 with printing flaw at right side of design.
Est. $5,000+
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NEVIS 14Avar.,Mint single showing the Retouched variety with top of hill re-drawn - Pos. 1 (from an unknown Lithograph Transfer sheet), the so-called "herring bone" variety with five thick lines visible above kneeling figure, Fine part OG (SG 17 Plate Retouch i; £150+)
Est. $150+
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NEVIS 15,A superb mint sheetlet in lovely condition, well centered with intact margins all around, light hinging in selvedge and lower corner stamps leaving ten stamps NEVER HINGED. Rarely offered intact and in such premium quality, VF VLH (SG 18) ex. Dale-Lichtenstein (September 1990; Lot 268)
Est. $3,500+
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NEVIS 17a,A beautiful and appealing intact sheetlet of 12, very well centered for this notoriously difficult issue, shows the corrected, now removed "Cross on Hill" at Position 9 (this plate repair can only be found shortly after the deep green printing circa. 1878-1879 commenced); full original gum hinged, Pos. 5 & 8 NEVER HINGED, very scarce, VF (SG 21)
Est. $2,000+
56
NEVIS 18,Two different lithographed sheetlets of twelve (Transfer 19 & 20) with intact margins all around, very well centered for these challenging stamps, full original gum, hinge remnants to lightly hinged, with five and eight stamps NEVER HINGED respectively. An attractive and very scarce duo of intact sheetlets, VF OG / NH (SG 22)
Est. $2,000+
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NEVIS 30var.,A selected mint single with Top Left Triangle Detached constant plate variety [Plate 2, R3/3 of right pane], fresh and nicely centered, clean hinge. A maximum of 17 examples can exist; rarely seen and one of the key stamps of the Colony, VF OG (SG 34a £1,600)
Est. $2,000+
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NEVIS 31-32,Left and right-hand examples of both surcharge in violet and in black, three each tied to small piece by grid "A09" cancels, attractive and F-VF (SG 35-36 £210+)
Cat. $230+
NEW ZEALAND
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NEW ZEALAND Mostly in mounts on quadrilled pages or displayed on stockpages in two binders. Excellent representation of the 1898-1907 Pictorial sets to the 5sh noting shades, perfs, papers and watermark varieties. This section and a group of ten Sideface stamps with advertising on back are mostly used. Then from 1906 onward mainly mint with better sets such as 1906 Christchurch set of four, 1909-1912 KEVII set of ten, 1926 2sh & 3sh KGV, 1953-1957 QEII NH set of 16, 1958 2p on 1½p (1953) LH. From 1953 onward majority is NH. Second binder contains semi-postals virtually complete mint to early 1980s noting 1931 Smiling Boys mint, various miniature sheets, etc. Mounted on pages with KGVI paste-up counter numbered coil pairs 2p, 3p, 4p & 6p complete from "1" to "19" (76 pairs in total), QEII era definitives with 70 different coil numbered pairs. Also a mint selection of Niue & Penrhyn. Minor flaws on earlier issues, mainly Fine to Very Fine throughout
Est. $750+
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NEW ZEALAND Housed in three SG Devon peg-fitting albums, many hundreds predominantly used mounted on pages; begins with "Chalons" (7), Sideface (90), no pictorials; then extensive and meticulously identified by perforations, shades, watermark, often with subtle differences & "flyspeck" varieties from KEVII to mid-1970s, plus a nice range of Officials, Life Insurance, Postal Fiscals (30). Mainly Fine or better.
Est. $600+
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NEW ZEALAND Three essential titles: Collins & Watt, The Postage Stamps of New Zealand Volume II, by RPS of NZ, 1950, 411 pages, plus the six different Large Perkins Bacon Die Proofs of Chalons 1p to 1sh (often absent from the book), The Penny Universal of New Zealand, 1953, 77 pages, Robson Lowe British Empire in Australasia Volume IV, 1962, 624 pages. Minor usage wear, a useful group.
Est. $150+
RHODESIA
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RHODESIA An interesting lot consisting of about 30 documents, mostly Deed of Transfer with early to late 1890s Coat of Arms series, often with pound values to £5 & £10; five documents shows dual usage Rhodesia / South African States combinations. Noted a few KGV Admirals to the £1 (plus 12 examples on 3 pieces). Another 7 documents bear a single "£50" on £2 red surcharge - in our opinion clever fakes to appear as the rare Barefoot #5. Plus a nice group of 40 British South Africa Company Quitrent Receipt 1890s to early 1900s with Coat of Arms series, many paying 7sh6p duty. Mixed condition to be expected; a useful lot for the specialist.
Est. $1,000+
RWANDA
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RWANDA Quite well represented, often with an imperforate set (catalogued as normal) or both perf & imperf. Appears all mint NH, including souvenir sheets, excellent topicals. Not often seen this comprehensive, VF NH (Scott 2022 US$590+)
Est. $250+
ST. CHRISTOPHER
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ST. CHRISTOPHER 1,Typographed by De La Rue on thick glazed surfaced white card measuring 92 x 60mm, "Jan, 20. 1870" and "BEFORE HARDENING" handstamps at top. The approved design allowing the printing of four different denominations by inserting the required value in the lower blank panel. A very rare and desirable 1870 original DLR die proof - the earliest recorded date for this Master Die, VF (SG 1)
Est. $1,500+
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ST. CHRISTOPHER 7,A visually striking and appealing mint sheet of twenty showing DLR Current "40" and plate "1" numbers in corners, hinge remnants / adherence in selvedge only and trivial gum tone spots hardly visible from the front, all stamps are NEVER HINGED, A very scarce intact sheet, VF and a wonderful item for exhibition (SG 9)
Est. $2,000+
66
ST. CHRISTOPHER 15,An attractive, well centered, brilliant fresh mint horizontal pair with lower right corner margin, extra line of vertical perforations at right and DLR Current "40" number at foot, VF LH (SG 19)
Est. $300+
67
ST. CHRISTOPHER A remarkable mint sheetlet of 12 stamps overprinted "Revenue" in London and locally handstamped in 1883 with two-line "Saint / Christopher" in violet, minor perf toning in places; seven stamps are NEVER HINGED. A rare intact sheet, F-VF (Robson Lowe R1ii)
Est. $1,000+
ST. KITTS-NEVIS
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ST. KITTS-NEVIS 1,Die Proof typographed by De La Rue & Co. in black on thick glazed surfaced white card measuring 92 x 61mm; the completed design with uncleared surround, dated "11 NOV 02" with AFTER HARDENING handstamp at top, signed, very scarce, VF (SG 1)
Est. $750+
69
ST. KITTS-NEVIS 1,Imperforate trial colour proof on watermarked stamp paper, printed in lilac and carmine (issued in dull purple and deep green), attractive, VF LH (SG 1)
Est. $250+
70
ST. KITTS-NEVIS 24-25,Two DLR Die Proofs of central vignettes for the 1920-1929 definitives, typographed, in black on thick glazed surfaced white cards; taken from Printer's Day Book, VF (SG 24-25)
Est. $750+
71
ST. KITTS-NEVIS 24,Trial colour proof in SEPIA AND BLUE on unwatermarked wove paper with horizontal sans-serifed SPECIMEN (15.5mm wide) overprint in black, VF and striking (SG 24 proof; the issued stamp was printed in blue green)
Est. $350+
72
ST. KITTS-NEVIS 24,Trial colour proof in BLUE AND CARMINE on gummed unwatermarked wove paper with horizontal sans-serifed SPECIMEN (15.5mm wide) overprint in black, VF and striking (SG 24 proof; issued stamp was printed in blue green)
Est. $350+
73
ST. KITTS-NEVIS 25,DLR Die Proof of the complete frame for the One penny KGV & Badge of Nevis, typographed, in black on thick glazed white card 92 x 61mm, dated "3/2/20" and handstamped "AFTER STRIKING" handstamp at foot, very scarce, VF (SG 25)
Est. $750+
74
ST. KITTS-NEVIS 52,De La Rue & Co. Die Proof of central vignette, typographed, in black on thick glazed surfaced white card measuring 92 x 61mm, without instructional markings at top, scarce and appealing, VF (SG 48)
Est. $1,000+
ST. LUCIA
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ST. LUCIA 1,Perkins Bacon Master Die for all values - 1p, 4p, 6p and 1sh - which were simply distinguished by their colours. Engraved and printed in black on card mounted india paper, characteristic short guide lines at centre on sides of design. One of the rarest Perkins Bacon Dies among all issuing entities in the British West Indies, VF (SG 1)

Provenance: Peter Jaffé, March 2007; Lot 42 - Sold for £2,800 hammer
Est. $3,500+
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ST. LUCIA 2,An exceedingly rare stamp with the "CANCELLED" overprint applied by Perkins Bacon. Previously unreported in the Peter Jaffé census - based on the diagram of the block of six, this example is Pos. 5. A great rarity, Fine (SG 2 £9,000)

Expertization: 2013 RPS of London cert.

Three examples are known:
1) Pos. 1 - in the Royal Collection
2) Pos. 4 - in private hands; torn at top left and with straight edge at right (ex. Jaffé, March 2007; Lot 63 - sold for £2,300 hammer in 2007). It is interesting to note that a St. Lucia (6p) "CANCELLED" stamp offered in the same sale (Lot 64) with straight edge on three sides sold for £9,500 hammer.
3) Pos. 5 - offered here.

It has been well documented that Ormond & Pearson Hill, sons of Sir Rowland -
the inventor of the postage stamp, sent a request to J.B. Bacon in 1861 for specimens of stamps printed by the firm for friends who were collectors. The printer provided up to 6 examples (in a block when available) of all recent issues. However, the situation did not sit well with Penrose Julyan, the Agent General for the Crown Colonies, who took offense for not being advised. Since these stamps were supplied to respected gentlemen and were cancelled to avoid any possibility of defrauding the government, Perkins, Bacon saw no misconduct in supplying them. In October 1861 however, the printer was instructed to return to the Crown Agents all dies, rollers and plates in their possession. By the following year Perkins, Bacon had lost most of their Colonial stamp printing contracts to their rivals, De La Rue & Co.
Est. $10,000+
77
ST. LUCIA 4,Scarce "Imprimatur" imperforate proof on watermarked stamp paper, reversed watermark variety, well clear to enormous margins for the issue and large part original gum, VF (SG 5)
Est. $500+
78
ST. LUCIA 6,A choice mint horizontal pair, watermark in normal upright position, also showing double-line watermark "C" letter in left margin, VF OG (SG 8)
Cat. $450+
79
ST. LUCIA 7,An appealing "Imprimatur" imperforate proof on watermarked stamp paper, reversed watermark, with intense colour, large even margins and full original gum, VF LH (SG 11)
Est. $350+
80
ST. LUCIA 27,De La Rue & Co. Master Die Proof, typographed, in black on thick glazed white card 92 x 61mm, without complete duty tablets, also without the usual instructional handstamps or dates and considerably scarcer as such. A great showpiece of St. Lucia 1883-1898 Key Plate series, in fact a very desirable and appropriate for any of the other issuing Colonies in the British West Indies, VF (SG 31/42)

This novel and timeless design was first introduced in 1879 in Antigua and Nevis, followed by Montserrat, Virgin Islands and St. Lucia in the early 1880s. The design, with interchangeable country and value tablets, permitted DLR to increase production output, while reducing costs for the printer and Colonial agents.
Est. $1,000+
81
ST. LUCIA 40d,A striking mint single showing the triple surcharge variety - double surcharge on obverse and a third well-defined surcharge impression on the gum side, rare, F-VF OG; 1977 BPA cert. (SG 56a, c £1,100+)
Cat. $1,350+
82
ST. LUCIA 49,Original Artist Die Proof - the preliminary essay of juxtaposed central vignette in blue and surrounding frame in brown showing POSTAGE & REVENUE and THE PITONS 3700 FEET being transposed. Both vignette and frame typographed on white glazed card along with Chinese White remodeling - touched up in places by the artist; affixed within a thick beveled card 87 x 45mm with manuscript "Apl 7.02" at top, pencil annotation on reverse reading: "Clouds to be less hard + more fleecy in appearance". Exceptional and UNIQUE. (SG 63)
Est. $3,500+
SARAWAK
83
SARAWAK 135-154,1945 (December 17) Legal size buff envelope endorsed "First Day Cover" bearing the complete set of 20 "BMA" overprinted 1c-$10 Sir Charles Brooke, with bright colours and neatly tied by First Day of Issue by Kuching 17 DEC 1945 CDS postmarks, VF (Scott cat. $757 as a used set; SG 126-145 £750)
Est. $400+
84
SARAWAK Virtually complete for the period covered including various shades (counted as normal) and a few non-listed surcharge varieties. Noted better 1891 5c on 12c (Scott 24), Sir Charles Brooke sets to the $1, etc. Early issues without gum as expected; the odd gum disturbed or tropicalized but overall condition well-above average and often with fresh colours. A nice collection, F-VF (Scott 2021 US$2,647)
Est. $600+
SERBIA
85
SERBIA Nicely displayed in mounts on computer printed pages, 139 different stamps and four souvenir sheets, complete for the period, mostly NH; a few with dist. gum catalogued as hinged. A complete run of regulars, semi-postals, airs and dues, F-VF (Scott 2022 US$1,863)
Est. $500+
SOUTHERN RHODESIA
86
SOUTHERN RHODESIA Over 40 items spanning three different series; 1924 Admiral issue, 1931 KGV and the 1937 Coat of Arms; also regular postage used as fiscals. Values from 1sh to £20 represented KGV and / or KGVI. Also a fragment bearing KGVI 1937 series £50 strip of four (creased) and a single, £2 pair, £5 & £20 (Barefoot 22, 23, 25, 26). Mixed condition in places and some duplication; interesting and unusual.
Est. $350+
STRAITS SETTLEMENTS
87
STRAITS SETTLEMENTS Well over 300 stamps mint and / or used, light duplication in places offering different cancels, shades, etc. Mixed to fine or better condition on earlier issues, a few high values with revenue cancels (not counted). Excellent assortment of early issues; unchecked for better surcharge or watermark varieties, etc. High catalogue value and worth a close look.
Est. $750+
TOBAGO
88
TOBAGO 1,Typographed and printed in black on thick glazed white card 92 x 61mm - the "key plate" with blank value tablet which was employed for the six different denominations, "Apr 4 1879" handstamp at left. In pristine condition, a rare and superb frontispiece for a Tobago collection, VF (SG 1)

This design, without "POSTAGE" imprint, was initially introduced for fiscal purposes. Six denominations from the 1p to the £1 were provisionally issued on August 1st, 1879 until the arrival (well over a year later) of stamps inscribed "POSTAGE".
Est. $1,500+
89
TOBAGO 7,An intact bisected pair with black manuscript surcharge, rarely seen thus especially in such choice condition, central Tobago NO 6 1880 "A" double arc datestamp. Very unusual - most existing provisionals are singles and usually cancelled with the grid "A14". One of finest used multiples of this provisional issue, ideal for an advanced collection, VF (SG 7 £1,700+)

Expertization: 1991 RPS of London

Provenance: Dale-Lichtenstein, British West Indies (Sale 16), Sept. 1990; Lot 408
Dr. Reuben Ramkissoon, Harmers SA Sale XI; Dec. 2006
Est. $3,000+
90
TOBAGO 12a,An imperforate unused single with quite large margins, fresh colour, horizontal SPECIMEN (Samuel Type D11) overprint in black, VF and rare (SG 12) ex. Dale-Lichtenstein (September 1990; Lot 403) (SG 12)
Est. $750+
TRINIDAD
91
TRINIDAD 1a,A superb mint pair in pristine condition, exceptional rich colour with even deep bluing of the paper visible from the back, full shiny original gum. A great pair in all respects and the scarcest of the "Britannia" first issues, XF LH; 2014 BPA cert. (SG 7)
Est. $750+
92
TRINIDAD 1858 (February 9) Cover bearing (1p) rose red on white paper, imperforate with large margins, tied by partially distinct grid "1" for local fee, superb Philbrick & Co. Port of Spain commercial handstamp at left, faint British "Crown" Paid at Trinidad in red, two different Trinidad FE 9 1858 dispatch and St. Thomas FE 14 1858 transit backstamps, light "Steamship 10" marking on arrival, F-VF (Scott 6; SG 12) ex. Maurice Burrus (March 1964)
Est. $750+
93
TRINIDAD 1859 (February 9) Folded lettersheet to Dr. Philbrick at Boston, bearing a (1p) rose red on white paper, imperforate, adequate to large margins tied by light grid "1" for local fee, backstamped Trinidad FE 9 1859 datestamp, red crayon "Postage Not Paid". Cover was held or returned to sender for full prepayment, instructional markings cross out, rated "4" alongside superb British "Crown" Paid at Trinidad circle handstamp in red, dispatched with Trinidad MR 10 1859 backstamp (four weeks later) with St. Thomas MR 16 1859 transit and "Steamship 10" on arrival. A visually striking and interesting cover, F-VF (Scott 6; SG 12)
Est. $1,000+
94
TRINIDAD 11,An appealing and rare used pair in sound condition, displaying the characteristic shade on thin soft handmade paper of the Fifth Provisional issue (from March to June 1860), well clear to ample margins all around and devoid of the usual flaws so prevalent on these fragile stamps, lightly cancelled by unobtrusive grids "1" in black, VF+ (SG 19); ex. Hodsell Hurlock (June 1958; Lot 892)
Est. $1,500+
95
TRINIDAD 15, 16, 17,An extraordinary set of three engraved Perkins Bacon Die Proofs, printed in black on india paper, stamp-size mounted on card. Extremely rare - as according to Sir John Marriott, the leading authority on Trinidad, a mere three sets exist. A "must-have" for any serious "Britannia" or Trinidad collection, F-VF (SG 25, 28, 29 die proofs)

Expertization: One shilling with 1983 BPA certificate

Provenance: British West Indies, Robson Lowe, London, May 1981; Lot 1374 & Lot 1375 for the 6 pence and 1 shilling respectively
Peter Jaffé British West Indies, October 2006; Lot 1721, 1722, 1723

It is interesting to observe that no plate proofs in black are known of the Britannia 4p, 6p and 1sh denominations.
Est. $10,000+
96
TRINIDAD 17,A fabulous mint block of four with large margins, deep rich colour and large part original gum, XF, rare so nice. (SG 29) Note: a similar mint block of four sold in the Sir John Marriott, Sept. 2001 sale for £1,610.
Est. $750+
97
TRINIDAD 17,A superb margined used pair, cancelled grid "1" of Port of Spain, rich colour on pristine paper, a very elusive used multiple, especially desirable in XF condition; 1958 RPS of London cert. (SG 29) ex. Hodsell Hurlock (June 1958; Lot 946 - sold then for a hetty £50 hammer)
Est. $1,000+
98
TRINIDAD 23,An outstanding mint block of twenty, well centered for this primitive method of perforating, fresh with excellent colour and in a remarkable state of preservation for such a large multiple, faint hinging on five stamps leaving fifteen NEVER HINGED. An impressive and very rare large multiple for the connoisseur - perhaps the largest surviving, VF+ VLH / NH (SG 40a)

Provenance: Major T. Charlton Henry, Harmer, Rooke & Co. Inc., April 1961; Lot 1585 - aptly described as: "Brilliant fresh color and fresh o.g. An immaculate showpiece of great rarity."
Est. $10,000+
99
TRINIDAD 43,A beautiful mint block of twelve (4x3), minor wrinkling on three, strong bold colour on bright fresh paper with full original gum, LH to NH; a seldom seen large multiple, F-VF (SG 68)

Provenance: Major T. Charlton Henry, Harmer, Rooke & Co. Inc., April 1961; Lot 1638

The last printing order before De La Rue & Co. started printing the "Britannia" stamps on watermarked Crown CC paper.
Est. $750+
100
TRINIDAD 48a, 49b, 53, 54d,Imperforate plate proofs in first printing colours on watermarked stamp paper; (1p) shows edge of sheet watermark, 4p tiny thin, 1sh with reversed watermark. First three denominations with OG. A rarely seen set, VF (SG 69, 70, 72, 73bx imperf)

Expertization: Four pence with 1974 BPA and One shilling with 1986 RPS of London certificates

Provenance: Major T. Charlton Henry, Harmer, Rooke & Co., Inc., April 1961; Lot 1658 & 1672 for the 4p & 1sh respectively

It is interesting to note that most Watermark Crown CC imperforates have some type of SPECIMEN or CANCELLED overprint.
Est. $750+
101
TRINIDAD 49,Top margin mint positional block of four, hinged in selvedge, top pair barely hinged, lower pair NEVER HINGED. A scarce multiple with lovely fresh colour and full white original gum, Fine (SG 70)
Est. $600+
102
TRINIDAD 54,A remarkable used grid "1" cancelled strip of six, a very rare large multiple in wonderful condition for such a high value franking, quite likely the largest used multiple of Crown CC 1sh Britannia, VF (SG 73) ex. Major T. Charlton Henry (April 1961; Lot 1669)
Est. $500+
103
TRINIDAD 54variety,A remarkably fresh mint horizontal pair showing an unusual perforation variety - imperforate vertically between right stamp and sheet margin. Reportedly one of only ten that exist, VF LH (SG 73b variety)
Est. $750+
104
TRINIDAD 56,Imperforate mint example on watermarked stamp paper, displaying satisfactory large margins all around, minor gum wrinkling at top. Very few imperforates exist, large part original gum, VF (SG 87)
Est. $500+
105
TRINIDAD 56,Mint example with light SPECIMEN (11¼mm serifed letters) overprint in black applied locally, scarce, F-VF OG (SG 87)
Est. $300+
106
TRINIDAD 1882 (March 9) Clean cover bearing two singles and a strip of six of the Provisional Surcharge ½p on (1p) lilac, watermark Crown CC, perf 14 tied by light Trinidad double arc datestamps, paying the four penny letter rate to Nova Scotia, clear Halifax MR 31 receiver backstamp, VF (Scott 62; SG 98); ex. John Seybold (1910) with his backstamps, Maurice Burrus (March 1964)
Est. $750+
107
TRINIDAD 74-86,De La Rue & Co. Vignette of the small format design stamps (½p to 1sh) with uncleared circular surround in black on thick glazed white card 92 x 61mm, dated "4 JAN 96" handstamp in blue and two-line "BEFORE STRIKING" handstamp in black at top, very scarce and most appealing, VF (SG 114/121)
Est. $750+
108
TRINIDAD 87-90,Large Die Essay of photographic vignette in beveled, thick card 85 x 109mm with handpainted frame and tablets in black, grey and Chinese White; handpainted in Chinese White over "Ten Shillings" tablet for Artist's Master Die, manuscript "OCT 28 / 95" and handstamped "6 NOV.95" dates at top. Small indenture to card at foot, inconsequential for this amazing and UNIQUE item. A fabulous work of art of this classic design - which was later to become the 5sh, 10sh & £1 high values of the 1896-1909 definitive series, VF (SG 122/124)

Provenance: Dale-Lichtenstein (Sale 16), September 1990; Lot 448
Est. $5,000+
109
TRINIDAD 87-90,De La Rue & Co. Vignette of the large format design stamps (5sh, 10sh & £1) with uncleared circular surround in black on thick glazed white card 92 x 61mm, dated "4 JAN 96" handstamp in blue and two-line "BEFORE STRIKING" handstamp in black at top, very scarce and most appealing, VF (SG 122/124)
Est. $750+
110
TRINIDAD 87-90,De La Rue & Co. Master Die Proof, typographed and printed in black on thick, glazed surfaced, white card 60 x 92mm, with blank value tablet for the 5sh, 10sh & £1 high values. Dated handstamp "13 MAR 96" in blue at top and two-line "BEFORE HARDENING" handstamp in black at foot, rare, VF (SG 122/124)
Est. $750+
111
TRINIDAD 87-90,De La Rue & Co. Master Die Proof, typographed, in black on thick glazed white card inlaid on thick beveled beige colour card 50 x 67mm; with blank value tablet at foot, utilized for the 5sh, 10sh & £1 high values issued between 1896 and 1907. A beautiful proof, VF (SG 122/124)
Est. $600+
112
TRINIDAD 89,Plate proof single issued colours - green and ultramarine on unwatermarked paper, imperforate, on De La Rue archival ledger piece, with black manuscript "S10/-" and is initialed and dated "12/5/96" in red ink, most attractive, VF (SG 124)
Est. $750+
113
TRINIDAD 93,Seven different trial colour proofs in different colour combinations on four different coloured & gummed papers; both trials on red paper shows Crown CA watermark, the other five are unwatermarked. A very scarce and striking group, VF OG (SG 128)
Est. $2,000+
114
TRINIDAD 93,Two different imperforate colour trials - black with red value tablet and black with blue value tablet, both on unwatermarked bluish granite gummed paper, partly affixed to De La Rue archive ledger piece, annotated in manuscript "D.F. Black" (Design Frame) and "Ovpt Red" above left-hand proof and "Ovpt Blue" above right-hand proof. Very rare, VF (SG 128)
Est. $750+
115
TRINIDAD 101,Trial colour proof in lilac and black on unwatermarked wove paper, imperforate, affixed to piece of archival ledger; this black coloured value tablet was never issued, scarce, VF (SG 132)
Est. $500+
116
TRINIDAD O1-O7,Large Official Service "O S" overprint in black, the set of seven in mint vertical strips of four, each with one or two stamps NH; one 6p with fault at foot and 5sh with minor toning on some perfs. A spectacular set believed to be the LARGEST MULTIPLES EXTANT, F-VF (SG O1-O7)
Est. $3,000+
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
117
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 21-23,Exploded booklet annotated by De La Rue & Co. "March 1932 REQN 5808" on front cover, all three King George V & Britannia Multiple Script CA booklet panes of eight are present (½p green, 1p brown and 1½p rose red). Each stamp perforated SPECIMEN, some split perfs strengthened by hinges. A unique specimen booklet ex. De La Rue archives and Dr. Conrad Latto collection, F-VF (SG SB3)
Est. $1,500+
118
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO In mounts on computer printed pages with 125 different mint and 18 used, noting 1914 £1 mint, 1921 5sh & £1 mint, 1922 KGV £1 used CDS, 1935-1937 Pictorial set of nine with all perf changes, dues, most war tax including Scott MR9 mint, etc. Mainly F-VF (Scott 2022 US$1,613)
Est. $500+
TURKS ISLANDS
119
TURKS ISLANDS 1 variety,Perkins Bacon imperforate plate proof pair in the issued colour on unwatermarked wove paper; right stamp shows the constant "Throat Flaw" plate variety (Pos. 24). A unique pair with the variety, originating from the single sheet of 30 printed, VF (SG 1 + 1a proof)
Est. $1,500+
120
TURKS ISLANDS 3,Perkins Bacon engraved large die proof in black on card mounted india paper 32 x 35mm, in remarkably choice condition, XF; one of only six known examples, one of which is in the Royal Collection. (SG 3)
Est. $3,500+
121
TURKS ISLANDS 9, 11,Surcharged full sheet of thirty, no lower margin as customary for surcharging. The complete setting of fifteen repeated twice on the sheet, consisting of top two rows with Gibbons Type 9 and bottom row with Type 11 surcharge, minor perf flaw from irregular perforation at bottom centre, light crease through last column, full original gum with about half the stamps NEVER HINGED, ideal for exhibition, Fine+ OG / NH (SG 17, 18, 18b)

The constant "Throat Flaw" plate variety can be seen at Position 24 (R. 3/4).
Est. $4,000+
122
TURKS ISLANDS 9, 11,An impressive mint block of fifteen (5x3) showing the complete setting - two rows with Gibbons Type 9 and lower row with Type 11 surcharge, sheet margin at top, full original gum with the centre row NEVER HINGED. A very scarce complete Setting 10, Fine+ OG / NH (SG 17, 18)
Est. $2,500+
123
TURKS ISLANDS 33-34,Se-tenant surcharged mint pair showing Gibbons Types 29 & 30, clipped perfs at foot, remarkably fresh with full original gum; pencil signed Sergio Sismondo, very seldom seen se-tenant, Fine LH (SG 43, 44)
Est. $750+
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
124
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS MR7-MR8,Two-line "WAR TAX" overprint by De La Rue & Co. (Gibbons Type 41); the set of two imperforate proof pairs on watermarked, gummed stamp paper. Both originate from individual presentation sheetlets of six, which were kept for many years by an Official of DLR and later sold to H.F. Johnson. Only six examples of each value can exist making these absolute rarities of the World War I era, VF OG; 1979 RPS of London certificates (SG 146-147 imperf proofs)
Est. $3,000+
USA
125
USA In glassines or displayed on stockpages Scott #620-621 mint NH blocks, 1470b NH #1547b, 1703e with 2002 PSE cert. (stating trace of yellow), 2566a pane in a booklet (along with normal pane), RW14 UR plate "159463" NH block of six, natural gum wrinkle on one stamp, etc.
Est. $600+
VIRGIN ISLANDS
126
VIRGIN ISLANDS 1, 2,Compound die proof of One penny and Six Pence, engraved, printed in bright bluish green on soft card measuring 73 x 112mm, in choice condition, most striking and very scarce, VF (SG 1, 3)
Est. $1,000+
127
VIRGIN ISLANDS 2,Engraved die proof in bright bluish green (in the colour of the issued One penny) from the compound die, on thick soft card 50 x 40mm, attractive, VF (SG 3)
Est. $400+
128
VIRGIN ISLANDS 2,A beautiful mint corner margin block of nine (Pos. 3-5 / 13-15), well centered and fresh with full original gum, four stamps are NH. Shows four different lithographic plate flaws (according to the S.A. Brown plating guide and briefly annotated in Robson Lowe British Empire handbook Volume VI, page 164) on Positions 4, 9, 10 and 14, scarce and attractive, VF LH / NH (SG 7)
Est. $1,000+
129
VIRGIN ISLANDS 5,Large Engraved Die Essay in violet black 102 x 134mm showing the full die sinkage, background composed of fine horizontal lines with six lamps visible on both sides; light overall foxing mostly on reverse. A very rare essay of this classic stamp ideal for exhibition, Fine (SG 15) A similar die essay with noticeable overall soiling sold for £2,900 hammer in 2004.
Est. $4,000+
130
VIRGIN ISLANDS 5a,Mint sheet of 25 stamps, almost no sheet margins, minor perf separation at top, otherwise in an excellent state of preservation, well centered with fresh colour, full original gum, hinged to lightly hinged mostly along top and bottom rows, fifteen stamps are NEVER HINGED. A great item showing all constant plate flaws - according to S.A. Brown plating article and brief described in Robson Lowe British Empire Volume VI handbook on page 166; they are found on ten different positions including the Pos. 11 Major Break of UR frame, VF OG / NH, rarely seen (SG 15)
Est. $1,000+
131
VIRGIN ISLANDS 18 + variety,A very rare provisional surcharged mint sheet of 20, showing characteristic crimson frames superimposed and extending into the sheet margins, trivial perf separation hinged supported in places, full brown original gum and in sound condition, VF (SG 42, 42c)

Very few sheets survive intact from the 2,500 examples (125 sheets) sent to Antigua and surcharged "4D" in violet. A similar sheet on toned paper, with corner selvedge missing sold for £6,500 at the William Frazer British Virgin Islands sale in May 2004.

According to the S.A. Brown plating article and briefly described in Robson Lowe British Empire Volume VI handbook on page 166; constant plate varieties are to be found on eight different positions including the well-known "Long-Tailed S" variety at Position 11 (R. 3/1).
Est. $10,000+
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH
132
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH As received, comprised of a binder of Great Britain with duplicated used from KGV (some earlier) to Machins, another binder contains Machins mint NH, many in cylinder blocks, some booklets, etc. Third binder with British Commonwealth Omnibus from 1951 University to 1966 WHO, nine different nearly or complete series present. Inspect.
Est. $250+
WORLDWIDE
133
WORLDWIDE A highly unusual lot of about 110 blocks and larger multiples of various modern commemorative issues of Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe. Printer's waste including missing colours, imperforates, misregistered colours, etc. Understandably in mixed condition, but majority is on gummed stamp paper and will offer plenty of material that can be salvaged and / or broken down into many useful (topical themes) items for retail, etc. Worth a look to appreciate its esoteric nature.
Est. $500+
BRITISH COLUMBIA
134
BRITISH COLUMBIA 1,An attractive unused example of this scarce imperforate displaying wonderful colour in the distinctive shade, clear at right to very large margins, ungummed as are most known to exist; a key stamp of British Columbia, F-VF; 1992 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $18,000
135
BRITISH COLUMBIA 2,A spectacular positional mint block of twelve with wing margin at left, lower margin shows crossed guideline and De La Rue & Co. current "147" number below first and fifth stamps respectively, fourth stamp in top row with perforations separated at sides, small piece of outer margin missing at lower right, with exceptional colour and full original gum, two stamps in each row are lightly hinged leaving EIGHT STAMPS NEVER HINGED. A great block destined for a first-class collection, Fine+

The Unitrade Specialized catalogue does not attempt to list an NH premium for this stamp. The catalogue value shown is for mint hinged singles, with no premium for NH status or for the very rare control number.

Provenance: The "Mayfair" Find, H.R. Harmer (London), November 1925; Lot 5 - a pane of sixty from which this block originates.
Gerald Wellburn, Easton & Sons, October 1988; Lot 1074
"November" Collection, Christie's New York, February 1994; Lot 202
Cat. $12,000+
136
BRITISH COLUMBIA 2,A superb mint example in a deeper shade, displaying superior centering with perforations clear of the design all around, full white dull original gum; signed A. Brun; a great stamp, VF+ LH
Cat. $1,000+
137
BRITISH COLUMBIA 3,A noteworthy used example of this rarity with socked-on-nose and upright grid '35' (Victoria) cancel in blue, colour a bit faded, slightly into design from irregular separation at foot, extra wide margins on other sides including sheet margin at left, pristine fresh paper and devoid of any flaws, a desirable classic stamp with wonderful eye-appeal, Fine+

Expertization: 2006 Greene Foundation cert.

Wellburn documented that the imperforate 5 cent stamps of Vancouver Island were torn and irregularly separated from the sheet into horizontal strips before then being partially cut vertically with the help of a knife or scissors. The stamps were then torn apart from those strips before being affixed to envelopes. As a result most known examples are faulty. Finding a sound example such as the one offered here is challenging.
Cat. $5,000+
138
BRITISH COLUMBIA 6,A brilliant, fresh mint block with wing margin at left, a few split perfs reinforced by small hinging; quite well centered for the issue and with unusually large part dull streaky original gum associated with early De La Rue printings, Fine+

Provenance: Dale-Lichtenstein, H.R. Harmer LLC (New York), May 2004; Lot 48

A BEAUTIFUL MINT OG BLOCK, VERY SELDOM ENCOUNTERED WITH SUCH LOVELY COLOUR AND CLEAN ORIGINAL GUM.
Cat. $5,000
139
BRITISH COLUMBIA 7,A fabulous upper right Plate "1" number block of four, small edge fault in margin only, vertical crease in right column, hinged in margin only leaving all four stamps with full dull, streaky original gum, NEVER HINGED. The only plate block we are aware of; a great showpiece, VF NH

Expertization: 2019 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: R.V.C. Carr, Firby Auctions, January 2000; Lot 83 - sold for US$3,000 hammer.

Quite surprisingly enough, no plate number multiple of the Three pence blue was present in either the Dale-Lichtenstein or Gerald Wellburn collections.
Est. $2,500+
140
BRITISH COLUMBIA Wells, Fargo & Co. "Victoria, Vancouver Island" in italic printed frank in black (rare - reported ratio about 1 in 10) on clean white envelope franked with 3p bright blue, perf 14, provisionally used to pay the 6c rate to Olympia, Washington State and tied by oval Wells, Fargo & Co. / Express / Victoria V.I. (R. Lowe HS-33) datestamp in blue; minor toning at top right, a bright fresh cover, VF (Unitrade 7)
Est. $500+
141
BRITISH COLUMBIA 8,Beautifully fresh mint block of four with above average centering, seldom encountered this nice and retaining large part original gum; a very scarce block, Fine+ (Cat. as singles only)
Cat. $800+
142
BRITISH COLUMBIA 10,A brilliant mint single, quite well centered with full original gum relatively lightly hinged, much nicer than normally seen, VF LH; 2008 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $3,600
143
BRITISH COLUMBIA 11,An impressive and exceedingly rare mint corner margin block of four with De La Rue & Co. Plate Number "1" in coloured circle, well centered for the issue with rich colour, couple minute perf flaws at lower left and some soiling in margin which are quite immaterial for such rarity, possessing unusually clean, full, dull streaky original gum. A wonderful showpiece which may well be a one-of-a-kind plate numbered block, Fine+ OG / VLH

Provenance: Gerald Wellburn, Eaton & Sons, October 1988; Lot 1340
Est. $3,000+
144
BRITISH COLUMBIA 13,An incomparable mint block of four of the utmost rarity, displaying De La Rue & Co. Plate Number "1" in coloured circle, very well centered with bright colour for this notoriously delicate shade and also with unusually full, dull streaky original gum with only light to traces of hinging. The plate number occurred only twice on each sheet of 240 stamps, remarkable that such item survives 150 years later. Quite likely unique and ideal for a world-class collection, Fine+ (Unitrade cat. $12,000 as singles)

Expertization: 2019 Greene Foundation certificate which mentions: "mint, OG, 2 stamps NH, upper right Plate 1 block of four, perf 14, dull streaky gum, genuine in all respects."

Provenance: "A Magnificent Collection of Empire Postage Stamps", H.R. Harmer, March 1936
Gerald E. Wellburn, Eaton & Sons, October 1988; Lot 1342 - illustrated on the back
cover of the auction sale catalogue.
Est. $10,000+
145
BRITISH COLUMBIA 13,A beautiful mint single of this classic stamp with above average centering for the issue, with bright colour on unusually fresh paper, intact perforations and superb full streaky dull original gum showing a faint trace of a hinge mark. Truly scarce this nice, Fine+ VLH
Cat. $3,000
146
BRITISH COLUMBIA 14,A sound used example of this elusive, short-lived stamp, typical rough perforations with uncleared perf discs, with portion of Victoria APR 3 1869 CDS postmark, Fine

Only twenty sheets were issued (4800 stamps), distributed to only two post offices: ten sheets at Victoria on March 13, 1869 and ten at New Westminster March 13 & April 17, 1869. It was replaced by the perf 14 stamp as early as May 1869.
Cat. $1,800
147
BRITISH COLUMBIA 15,An unusually well centered mint single, couple uncleared perf discs as often, VF OG; 1963 PF cert.
Cat. $2,400
148
BRITISH COLUMBIA 17,A nicely centered used single, usual uncleared perf discs, showing right portion of Victoria grid (3)5 cancel in blue, BC, Fine+
Cat. $1,000
149
BRITISH COLUMBIA Nine stamps (plus two not counted), noting BC #2 used (3) - one with grid "1" and segmented cork, one with San Francisco datestamp and other a cancelled remainder with OG.; V.I. 5c & 10c unused perf 14, BC 3p wing margin mint OG, gum crease, BC 2c, 5c & 25c perf 14. Mixed condition to Fine
Est. $350+
NEW BRUNSWICK STAMPLESS COVERS
150
NEW BRUNSWICK STAMPLESS COVERS Incoming folded lettersheet with "Boston May 17 1846" dateline, conveyed by ship entering mail at St. John with well struck and complete two-line St. JOHN NB / SHIP LETTER (JGY 159) handstamp, manuscript rates "4½" for postage and local delivery in Saint John, "2½" for gratuity to ship's master for a total "7" currency to collect from recipient, very attractive and scarce this nice, VF
Est. $500+
151
NEW BRUNSWICK STAMPLESS COVERS 1851 (November 15) Superb folded lettersheet in immaculate condition, as fresh as the day it mailed 170 years ago from Saint John to New York, clear St. John NB NO 15 1851 dispatch on reverse, quite clear and better than normally seen border exchange circular marking "NEW BRUNSWICK X / VR / 1851" in blue (JGY Type 406) and manuscript "10" (cents US) to collect, XF

Although pence stamps went on sale September 4, 1851, only about a half dozen 6 pence covers to the US have been reported postmarked in 1851.
Est. $200+
152
NEW BRUNSWICK STAMPLESS COVERS 1857 (July 25) Folded lettersheet from Saint John to Kingston, Canada, manuscript "Paid 25 July" at top left with straightline REGISTERED in red either applied at Saint John or at Kingston, faint but legible two-line "REGISTERED / LETTER No.___" (JGY Type 388) struck upside down in red visible at top right, St. John NB Paid double arc dispatch, rate "9" handstamp, neat large circular Montreal JUL 29 1857 transit backstamp, couple file folds. Pays 3 pence interprovincial letter rate + 6 pence registration fee; a most unusual and no doubt very scarce prepaid stampless registered cover to Canada, VF
Est. $250+
153
NEW BRUNSWICK STAMPLESS COVERS 1857 (December 15) Folded lettersheet from Saint John to Fredericton, manuscript "1/-" rate, clear two-line "REGISTERED / LETTER No.____" handstamp (JGY Type 388) in red, two red St. John NB Paid double arch dispatch datestamps, next day receiver at top right. An attractive stampless cover, prepaying a double weight - 6 pence domestic letter rate plus 6 pence registration fee, VF
Est. $250+
154
NEW BRUNSWICK STAMPLESS COVERS 1866 (September 29) Orange envelope with docketing "Digby Sepr 27 / 66" at left indicating it was sent by private vessel to Saint John; entering mail at Saint John with two-line St. JOHN NB / SHIP LETTER (JGY 159) struck with "5 CENTS" due to be collected from the recipient, St. John SE 29 1866 receiver on back. Couple light creases in no way detract. A very elusive usage of this Ship Letter handstamp during the Decimal period, F-VF
Est. $350+
NEW BRUNSWICK
155
NEW BRUNSWICK 1, 1a,1852 (January 22) Red brown cover bearing a distinctive 3p dark red shade from St. John to Richibucto; also 1853 (February 23) folded cover franked with 3p red from St. John to Hampton Ferry. Both stamps cut in to adequate margins, tied by oval grid cancel, former with some cover stains; both with clear dispatch and receiver backstamps. These covers are among the earliest reported dated covers bearing the 3p Heraldic to any point in the Maritimes. A Fine and desirable duo. (Unitrade 1, 1a)
Est. $500+
156
NEW BRUNSWICK 5,Engraved die essay printed in brownish red on india paper, barely touching outer frame at foot to otherwise huge margins. A rare and beautiful essay, F-VF
Est. $500+
157
NEW BRUNSWICK 5P, ix,Plate proof block of four in dark brown on india paper, sheet margin at left, displaying a Major Re-entry (Position 61) on the lower left stamp with very clear marks in the lettering at the top half of stamp, VF
Cat. $1,500
158
NEW BRUNSWICK 11,"Goodall" die proof in grey black on india paper 25 x 31mm, sunk on card 39 x 57mm, shows albino engraved impression of ABNC imprint and die "78" number at foot. A beautiful and appealing proof ideal for exhibition, XF
Est. $1,000+
NOVA SCOTIA
159
NOVA SCOTIA 1,A beautiful unused example with ample margins, true rich colour on fresh paper; a scarce stamp, VF

Expertization: 2013 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: Lars Amundsen, December 1967; Lot 384

Cat. $3,000
160
NOVA SCOTIA 2,A lovely mint hinged example with ample even margins all around, displaying great colour and bold impression, VF OG; 2013 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $3,200
161
NOVA SCOTIA 2,A large margined mint single with bright impression, unused, VF; 2015 Greene Foundation cert. (stating: " unused with partial OG..."; cat. as no gum)
Cat. $1,600
162
NOVA SCOTIA 4,A large margined example with bright colour and centrally struck oval mute grid cancel, VF
Cat. $1,200
163
NOVA SCOTIA 7,An astonishing used example of this striking classic stamp, displaying the unmistakable shade of the scarce First printing on flawless paper, an extraordinary example in all respects with four enormous margins including portion of two sheet margins at foot, ideally placed oval mute grid cancellation fulfilling its objective of not obliterating the Crown. One of the key stamps of British North American philately and without question THE FINEST KNOWN EXTANT. A wonderful stamp for the connoisseur, XF GEM

Expertization: 1963 Giulio Bolaffi, 2004 Philatelic Foundation and 2007 Brandon certificates

Provenance: Alfred Caspary, H.R. Harmer, Inc., October 1956; Lot 471
Nicholas Argenti, Harmer Rooke London, November 1963; Lot 447
Frederick R. Mayer, H.R. Harmer, May 2004; Lot 528

A MESMERIZING EXAMPLE OF THE ONE SHILLING HERALDIC "COLD VIOLET" THAT IS EASILY SUPERIOR TO ANY NOVA SCOTIA SHILLING STAMP WE HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE TO OFFER.

Est. $15,000+
164
NOVA SCOTIA 10,Engraved trial colour die proof printed in black on india paper measuring 30 x 35mm. A beautiful and elusive coloured proof, VF (Minuse & Pratt 10TC2a)
Est. $500+
165
NOVA SCOTIA 10,Select mint single, quite well centered for this difficult stamp, rich colour and unusually large part original gum, scarce thus, F-VF OG
Cat. $850
PROVINCES
166
PROVINCES Displayed on hingeless pages with British Columbia (12), New Brunswick (27 including proofs), Nova Scotia (21) and PEI (22); mostly mint throughout including scarcer and more valuable stamps such as BC mint #2, 7, 8, 12, 18, used #4, 5-6, 16, NB used #1, 3 (two examples of similar shade, one with BPA cert.) and plate proofs with 5P, 6P block, 7TCi, etc. NS used #1, 2, 4, 5, 6, mint #10 (two shades), PEI unused #3, #8 fresh mint NH etc. Mixed condition throughout, a useful lot.
Est. $3,000+
167
PROVINCES Nicholas Argenti, The Postage Stamps of New Brunswick & Nova Scotia, published by the RPS of London, 1962, 223 pages + 17 plates, hardcover, the original limited edition handbook, in great shape with no markings. An essential book covering both Pence & Decimal eras of New Brunswick & Nova Scotia - its proofs, stamps, varieties and postal history.
Est. $150+
NEWFOUNDLAND
168
NEWFOUNDLAND 1,A bright fresh mint block with ample to large margins, full original gum, small to faint with left pair NH, VF
Cat. $1,280
169
NEWFOUNDLAND 2,An attractive, lightly cancelled example of this rare stamp, with rich colour and bright impression on fresh paper, sound with just clear to slightly touching margins, Fine
Cat. $6,000
170
NEWFOUNDLAND 3,A selected used single with bright colour on thicker paper characteristic of the 1857 issue, neat centrally struck grid cancel, VF
Cat. $800
171
NEWFOUNDLAND 5,A gorgeous mint block of four with large margins, brilliant colour and sharp impression, characteristic dull white original gum. One of the few known five pence blocks of the 1857 Issue, VF OG / LH; 2014 Greene Foundation cert.
Est. $1,500+
172
NEWFOUNDLAND 8,A choice mint block of four with mostly large margins, with bright colour and clear impression, large portion of its characteristic dull, white original gum, VF OG
Cat. $2,000
173
NEWFOUNDLAND 8,A lovely stamp unused single with very large margins, rich colour on bright fresh paper, XF
Cat. $500+
174
NEWFOUNDLAND 9,An impressive used example of this sought-after stamp, displaying uniformly rich colour and light oval grid cancel, possessing four unusually nice margins that can be categorized as large for this particular stamp, which is almost always seen with small to no margins. Completely sound and rarely encountered as such; Pascal Behr and Roger Calves guarantee backstamps. A great stamp, XF

Expertization: 2007 RPS of London certificate
Cat. $15,000+
175
NEWFOUNDLAND 11,A large margined mint example with original gum somewhat disturbed but displaying exceptional margins colour; A. Brun backstamp, XF (Cat. as unused)
Cat. $600+
176
NEWFOUNDLAND 11i,A selected unused single with larger margins than normally seen, fabulous colour and showing portion of papermaker's watermark "185" of "1858", VF+
Cat. $800
177
NEWFOUNDLAND 11ii,Select unused example showing line through bottom "2s" variety, displaying excellent colour unlike many we have seen, adequate to large margins, VF
Cat. $800
178
NEWFOUNDLAND 11iii,A beautiful unused example with exceptional colour and bright impression, showing line in both "2s" variety and papermaker's watermark - nearly complete "W" of "STACEY WISE", VF and scarce
Cat. $1,000
179
NEWFOUNDLAND 17,A superb mint example with enormous margins, bright fresh colour and unusually with full original gum, XF LH
Cat. $200+
180
NEWFOUNDLAND 20ii,Mint sheet of twenty, hinged only in margin and on one stamp (Pos. 18), shows papermaker's watermark (STA)CEY WISE / 1858 reading up over ten stamps, VF
Cat. $1,740
181
NEWFOUNDLAND 25,An impressive mint single with exceptional centering for this notoriously difficult stamp, displaying lovely fresh colour and impression, remarkably large margins including a fairly large portion of the plate imprint being captured at foot, minor gum crease, full original gum - a trait lacking on almost all examples we have seen in the past. A wonderful stamp for the connoisseur, VF+ LH; 2021 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $1,600+
182
NEWFOUNDLAND 28a,A mint example of this difficult, underrated stamp, which is rarely seen in mint condition, in the characteristic shade and paper of the first printing with unusually full original gum. Seldom offered and missing from even advanced collections, F-VF LH
Cat. $1,100
183
NEWFOUNDLAND 41,A rare mint plate block from the first printing, displaying characteristic colour and white dull streaky original gum, showing full BABN imprint, lower row quite well centered. Hinged only in the margin leaving all stamps NH. An attractive plate multiple that really stands out, F-VF
Est. $750+
184
NEWFOUNDLAND 42,Lower margin mint strip of four showing full BABN plate imprint, deep rich colour, well centered with full original gum, VF OG
Cat. $400+
185
NEWFOUNDLAND 45,An unusually choice, well centered mint plate block of eight, full BABN plate imprint, a few split perfs, VF NH
Est. $750+
186
NEWFOUNDLAND 45a, 43,1901 (May 9) Blue cover in clean condition bearing Prince of Wales BABN printings 1c yellow green single and 1c brown strip of five, all neatly tied by oval grids, oval "R" handstamp further ties 1c green stamp, oval Registered St. John's datestamp, sent to Irvine Station, Newfoundland, VF and attractive (Unitrade 43, 45a)
Est. $200+
187
NEWFOUNDLAND 59,An impressive mint single, precisely centered with enormous margins, brilliant fresh colour and full original gum, VF+ NH JUMBO
Cat. $600+
188
NEWFOUNDLAND 59,A post office fresh, well centered mint single, VF NH
Cat. $600
189
NEWFOUNDLAND 61-74,The complete set of fourteen in selected plate proof pairs on card mounted india paper, all in horizontal format, with bright fresh colours and large margins; includes a pair of the 12c slate blue shade, VF
Cat. $1,800
190
NEWFOUNDLAND 61-74,The complete set of fourteen mint singles with bright fresh colours, many are well centered, each with diagonal SPECIMEN overprint in red, F-VF NH
Cat. $1,500
191
NEWFOUNDLAND 74E-2,A fresh mint single with the provisional three-line "TWO / 2 / CENTS" trial surcharge (double) in red, F-VF VLH
Cat. $1,000
192
NEWFOUNDLAND 75,Mint single with Type A (SG Type 36) surcharges in black and in red, typical centering for the issue, gum somewhat disturbed and tiny gum thin, still a very scarce trial surcharge, Fine
Cat. $2,000
193
NEWFOUNDLAND 75-77, 76i,Mint full pane of fifty with side margins, no margin at foot as usual; separations in places sensibly strengthened with hinges, showing surcharge types: Pos. 1 to 40 Type A (12 are NH), Pos. 41 to 48 Type B (4 positions NH including the Pos. 41 wide spacing variety) and the scarce Pos. 49 to 50 Type C. Typical centering for the issue, Fine+ OG (Unitrade cat. $6,120)
Est. $1,500+
194
NEWFOUNDLAND 75-77,Mint positional block showing all three surcharge types - Type A on upper pair, Type B on lower left and scarcer Type C on lower right, decent centering for the issue, LH on top pair, the key lower row NEVER HINGED, F-VF; 1980 RPS of London cert.
Cat. $5,300
195
NEWFOUNDLAND 75-77,A mint positional block of four with superb colour, acceptable centering for the issue and displaying three different surcharge types - A on top row, B at lower left and the elusive C at lower right (Pos. 38-39 / 48-49 in the setting of 50), Nicer than many of the existing blocks, Fine+ OG
Cat. $1,530+
196
NEWFOUNDLAND 75a,A dramatic unused pair with the double surcharge error; consisting of a normal upright Type A surcharge, plus a shifted impression running diagonally; perf separation strengthened by hinges and small flaw at top right. Very few exist, let alone in a multiple, Fine; ex. Dale-Lichtenstein (Sale 5, May 1969; Lot 106)
Cat. $3,000
197
NEWFOUNDLAND 77,A right margin mint single of the sought-after surcharge type - Pos. 50 in the setting of 50, typical Fine+ centering OG
Cat. $750
198
NEWFOUNDLAND 78-86,The set of seven plate proof singles in issued colours on card mounted india paper, nicer than normally encountered, VF-XF
Cat. $550
199
NEWFOUNDLAND 78-86,The complete set of forty-seven mint singles, each with American Bank Note security punch and Specimen overprints of various types and colours representing all known printing orders, spanning a period of over 20 years; displaying the wide range of shades, papers and gums used 1897 to 1918. Generally only one sheet of 100 of each printing order was produced, F-VF NH
Cat. $1,850
200
NEWFOUNDLAND 87,Left and Right Panes, only lacking only 14 of the 200 possible positions to complete; mostly used singles plus a few pairs or strips ; mainly perf 12x11. Neatly annotated with diagram of the stamp and detailed characteristics of each position. Includes all the documented and Unitrade listed varieties. An appealing lot.
Est. $150+
201
NEWFOUNDLAND 104-114,the complete set of eleven engraved plate proofs, printed in black on thick white wove paper or thick card; a scarce and appealing set, VF
Cat. $1,500
202
NEWFOUNDLAND 115,A well centered mint block with complete plate "1" in left margin (from left pane). Exceedingly rare, VF LH (Walsh 107b $1,450)

Allegedly only one other plate 1 block is known to exist on the One cent (as described in the Walsh exhibit). Although centered is a bit better than this one offered here, the plate number is noticeably trimmed.
Est. $750+
203
NEWFOUNDLAND 115,A visually striking used plate block of four, nicely centered with full plate "2" in margin (from right pane), a few split perfs strengthened by hinge, each stamp with centrally struck Spaniard's Bay MY 1 23 split ring, VF and rare (Walsh 107c $500+)
Est. $350+
204
NEWFOUNDLAND 116,An impressive top left block of 25 (from left pane) showing complete plate "1" at lower left (next to Pos.41), unusually well centered; a rare plate block, especially so in a large multiple, VF NH (Walsh 108b $770+ for a hinged block of four)
Est. $500+
205
NEWFOUNDLAND 116, b,Left plate "1" and Right Plate "2", both in distinctive shades, fresh and very lightly hinged. A very scarce duo, Fine+ (Walsh 108b, 108c $1,540)
Est. $600+
206
NEWFOUNDLAND 116b,A fresh mint plate block of four showing complete plate "1" in left margin, very scarce, F-VF H (Walsh 108b $770)
Est. $300+
207
NEWFOUNDLAND 117,A bright, fresh and unusually well centered mint block showing the rare plate "2" in right margin; only a few exist, VF LH (Walsh 109e $780)
Est. $350+
208
NEWFOUNDLAND 127/130, 160,Three different sheets (complete settings) of 25 stamps each: 2c on 30c (#127) including "O" of TWO over "S" of CENTS" variety on first four stamps in second column, another pane of 25 with surcharge slightly slanting (ascending) catalogued as normal, both panes VF NH; 3c on 15c Type II including raised "E" in THREE (Pos. 24); and 3c on 35c, both panes with 16 stamps NH, VF; and a Fine NH 1929 3c on 6c grey black surcharge in red pane of 25. (Unitrade cat. $ 2,550)
Est. $750+
209
NEWFOUNDLAND 127ii,A choice, well centered mint single displaying a strikingly shifted and slanted "TWO / CENTS" surcharge in black, VF NH
Cat. $1,200
210
NEWFOUNDLAND 128i,A nicely centered mint single showing the elusive Raised "E" variety (Pos. 22 in the setting of 25 subjects), VF NH
Cat. $800
211
NEWFOUNDLAND 128variety,A noteworthy mint single displaying the rarely seen major shift of the surcharge (see Newfie Newsletter Number 113 - July / August 2009, page 9). The pane of twenty-five from which this stamp originates was discovered and sold at auction in 1940, a great stamp for the specialist, VF OG
Est. $500+
212
NEWFOUNDLAND 130a,A well centered mint block with dramatic underinking, lower bar is completely omitted on top right stamp and nearly missing on top left (Pos. 14 & 15 respectively). We do not recall seeing such an underinked surcharge, VF LH, most striking
Est. $250+
213
NEWFOUNDLAND 130ii,Select mint block showing an unusually choice example of the missing "THREE" surcharge at lower right, Position 18 in the setting of twenty-five. A rare and major surcharge variety; of about a dozen that exist none show the THREE entirely missing, LH at top right only leaving the rare error NH, VF

OF THE THIRTEEN EXAMPLES RECORDED BY NORRIS DYER (FROM POS. 18 & 19), THIS IS QUITE LIKELY ONE OF THE VERY FEW THAT CAN BE DESCRIBED AS VERY FINE MINT NEVER HINGED.
Cat. $4,000+
214
NEWFOUNDLAND 131b/142a,A fabulous set of corner margin imperforate blocks of four (only lacks the 3c which was not printed in full sheets of 100). The 2c block is gummed (overall adhesion on gum that can be soaked off), other values ungummed as issued. Minor wrinkling in the margin of the 11 cent. A selected and UNIQUE positional set of blocks, VF
Cat. $6,300+
215
NEWFOUNDLAND 133,Large Trial Colour Die Proof in carmine on horizontal wove paper 45 x 47mm; unusual as most existing trial colours are much smaller (close to stamp size), VF
Est. $250+
216
NEWFOUNDLAND 142,Photographic essay in sepia on unsurfaced white paper, stamp size and affixed to very thick card 90 x 113mm, annotated "27 Novem. 22" at top right and lightened penciled "blue black" visible at bottom left. Certainly a one-of-a-kind item, VF
Est. $500+
217
NEWFOUNDLAND 160a,A fresh mint single with inverted surcharge, post office fresh, F-VF NH; only three panes (75 stamps) were surcharged in error, very few still exist never hinged.
Cat. $2,150
218
NEWFOUNDLAND 160i,A quite well centered mint single with trial surcharge IN BLACK, Type I showing wide spacing (5mm) between "CENTS" and obliterating bar, scarce, F-VF NH; 1983 Brandon cert.
Cat. $2,700
219
NEWFOUNDLAND 165i,A remarkable mint lower left corner block, imperforate horizontally between lower pair and sheet margin and showing small plate "2" (sideways) at lower left, gum bend where horizontal line of perforations should have been. Brilliant, fresh and nicely centered; a very rare combination, VF NH (Walsh 154f $650 as hinged)
Est. $500+
220
NEWFOUNDLAND 171,Lower left corner mint block of ten, very well centered and fresh, showing the complete perforated SPECIMEN - vertical (reading down) along both columns; part of additional perforated (SPEC)IMEN slightly overlaps first impression at top. Rarely seen, VF NH; ex. "Zurich" Collection (March 1991; Lot 662)
Est. $750+
221
NEWFOUNDLAND 172-182,A marvelous set of eleven die proofs, all in the colour of issue on watermarked wove stamp paper and showing engraver's guideline at top or at right of design. An impressive and rarely offered complete set of all the Re-engraved design stamps by Perkins Bacon, ideal for a serious collection, VF-XF

Provenance: St. Aylott Collection of Newfoundland, August 2010; Lot 336
Est. $4,000+
222
NEWFOUNDLAND 183b,A choice, fresh mint imperforate pair with sheet margin at foot, VF NH
Cat. $450
223
NEWFOUNDLAND 184c,Upper left and upper right imperforate blocks with Plate "2" and "4" respectively, minor wrinkle in margins, VF
Est. $500+
224
NEWFOUNDLAND 185,Die Proof in black on yellowish wove unwatemarked paper 63 x 82mm; the final Die II with engraver's guideline right centre of design and albino, reverse die number "1018" at top right, VF
Est. $300+
225
NEWFOUNDLAND 185c,A superb margined mint imperforate pair, faint trace of a hinge, XF VLH; 1973 RPS of London cert.
Cat. $300+
226
NEWFOUNDLAND 186c,Upper left imperforate block with small Plate "3" (reversed) , negligible bend in left margin, large margined and very scarce, VF
Est. $350+
227
NEWFOUNDLAND 186iii,Mint upper left imperforate block with Plate "4", very lightly hinged, scarce and VF
Est. $350+
228
NEWFOUNDLAND 186ix,A striking mint upper left block completely DOUBLE PERFORATED, showing Plate "4", an extremely rare error likely unique as a plate block, VF NH
Est. $500+
229
NEWFOUNDLAND 189ai,Upper left corner imperforate block with Plate "2" (reversed) , selected and fresh, ungummed as issued, VF and very scarce
Est. $350+
230
NEWFOUNDLAND 189ai,Upper left corner imperforate block with small Plate "3", brilliant fresh and ungummed as issued; very scarce and unlisted in Unitrade, VF
Est. $350+
231
NEWFOUNDLAND 189ai,Upper right imperforate block with small Plate "4", brilliant fresh and choice, ungummed as issued, VF
Est. $350+
232
NEWFOUNDLAND 191b,Upper left corner imperforate block with Plate "2" (reversed), small negligible crease in margin only, ungummed as issued; very scarce and unlisted in Unitrade, VF
Est. $300+
233
NEWFOUNDLAND 191b,Upper left corner imperforate block with Plate "3", ungummed as issued, VF and elusive
Est. $350+
234
NEWFOUNDLAND 194a,A mint imperforate pair with large margins, attractive, VF NH
Cat. $300
235
NEWFOUNDLAND 197a,Large margined mint imperforate pair, elusive, VF NH
Cat. $525
236
NEWFOUNDLAND 197c,Mint vertical pair imperforate horizontally between, fresh and choice, scarce, VF NH
Cat. $1,125
237
NEWFOUNDLAND 208b,Post office fresh and selected mint horizontal pair imperforate vertically between; difficult to find, VF NH
Cat. $1,125
238
NEWFOUNDLAND 210b,A striking mint example showing the dramatic double impression error, very well centered, full original gum with only the faintest trace of a hinge (appears NH at first glance). A beautiful example of this keenly sought-after rarity, XF VLH; 1987 David Brandon cert.
Cat. $3,000
239
NEWFOUNDLAND 211b,The sought-after INVERTED OVERPRINT ERROR, reading up instead of down as on the issued stamp; a well centered mint single with bright fresh colour, light horizontal gum bend, full original gum, faint trace of hinging. Missing from even the most advanced collections and an under-rated invert error, VF VLH

Expertization: 1954 BPA certificate

ONLY ONE ERROR PANE OF 25 WAS PRINTED WITH THE OVERPRINT READING UP.
Cat. $8,500
240
NEWFOUNDLAND 215 variety,Corner margin positional multiple with showing a dramatic pre-perforation paper fold resulting in a most dramatic misperforation error, slanting and shifted, torn along left side and some creasing, without a doubt, one of the very best perforation shifts we recall seeing on a Newfoundland stamp, Mint NH, a unique item ideal for an exhibit
Est. $500+
241
NEWFOUNDLAND 218a,A well centered, fresh mint single in the distinctive colour with characteristic natural printing ink smears, VF NH
Cat. $1,500
242
NEWFOUNDLAND 218a,A scarce mint single with lovely rich colour, rounded corner perf, clear impression without printing ink smears as often seen, F-VF NH
Cat. $1,030
243
NEWFOUNDLAND 218a,A mint single in the distinctive rich colour, unusually clear impression, F-VF NH; 1985 Greene Foundation cert. (as old "CS" number 220a)
Cat. $1,030
244
NEWFOUNDLAND 235a,Brilliant fresh mint single with the elusive perforation gauge, typical centering; a difficult KGVI stamp to find, F-VF NH
Cat. $900
245
NEWFOUNDLAND 245a-248a,A fresh mint set of four imperforate pairs, mostly large margins, choice, VF-XF NH
Cat. $1,200
246
NEWFOUNDLAND 245,A striking mint block with an oversized, untrimmed sheet margin at left showing lathework, F-VF NH and scarce
Est. $250+
247
NEWFOUNDLAND 246b,A select mint example of this scarce perforation gauge, nicely centered and with large part original gum, VF and relatively lightly hinged
Cat. $1,000
248
NEWFOUNDLAND 248,Large Die Proof in dark ultramarine, colour of issue, on yellowish wove unwatermarked paper 68 x 95mm, nearly complete die sinkage; the final die with tiny etched cross marks above and below design, reverse die number "1237", VF
Est. $300+
249
NEWFOUNDLAND 257c,A well centered mint single showing the double impression variety, VF NH
Cat. $750
250
NEWFOUNDLAND 257ix,The emergency printing in a selected, well centered mint upper left corner margin block without plate number (imprints do not exist), displaying the Perkins Bacon perforation gauge in combination with the distinctive paper and design size of Waterlow & Sons. A choice positional block, very few exist, VF NH (SG 280 £720 as singles)
Cat. $900+
251
NEWFOUNDLAND 257ix,The emergency printing, a corner margin block without plate number (imprints do not exist on this printing), displaying Perkins Bacon perforation gauge in combination with the distinctive paper of Waterlow & Sons, the design measuring 21mm wide. Well centered with bright fresh colour; very few multiples exist, VF NH (SG 280 £720 as singles) A similar corner block sold in our April 2021 sale for $1,000 hammer.
Cat. $900+
252
NEWFOUNDLAND BK2,Complete booklet in an excellent state of preservation, contains well centered NH perf 13½ panes and all interleave advertising pages, as nice as they come, XF
Cat. $1,200+
253
NEWFOUNDLAND BK2a,Complete booklet contains nicely centered NH perf 13.2 panes and all advertising pages, light crease along staple line on back cover, VF
Cat. $1,200
254
NEWFOUNDLAND BK3,Complete booklet in pristine condition, contains all five panes line perf 14, all well centered and fresh mint NH, with all advertising interleaves. Covers are clean and unmarked, XF
Cat. $900+
255
NEWFOUNDLAND BK4a,Complete booklet in post office fresh condition, contains all five panes comb perf 13½, all well centered mint NH along with all advertising pages; covers are superb, XF
Cat. $750+
256
NEWFOUNDLAND 1919 (April 12) Hawker Trans-Atlantic Pioneer Flight - a remarkably clean cover endorsed "per Aeroplane" with red "Crown" Government House, Newfoundland imprint on backflap, letter content enclosed. Carried by pilots Hawker & Grieve on the attempted flight from St. John's to London and bearing an unusually well centered example of the sought-after 3c reddish brown with special five-line flight overprint in black, cancelled by the flight postmark St. John's APR 12 2PM 1919 wavy-line machine cancel. The stamp floated off and has been re-positioned in place (as are most known examples) by a British postal clerk following a crash into sea and subsequent recovery of the mailbag; pencil signed by Raybaudi & R. Calves. An extraordinary example of this world famous First Trans-Atlantic flight cover in unusually select quality, XF (Unitrade C1)

Expertization: 1984 Enzo Diena & 2007 Greene Foundation certificates

Provenance: Dale-Lichtenstein, Sale 5, H.R. Harmer, May 1969; Lot 118

A WONDERFUL PIONEER FLIGHT COVER - FEWER THAN 80 WERE FLOWN ON THIS FAMOUS ILL-FATED TRANS-ATLANTIC ATTEMPTED CROSSING. TO DATE ONLY ABOUT HALF OF THESE HAVE BEEN ACCOUNTED FOR.
Cat. $35,000
257
NEWFOUNDLAND 1919 (July 12) Second Attempted Flight by Major Raynham and Lt. Biddlecombe Newfoundland to Great Britain; an unusually clean cover bearing the $1 on 15c neatly tied by St. John's JUL 12 830PM 1919 machine cancel. Shortly after takeoff on July 17, the airplane crashed and was wrecked; occupants suffered no injury. Major Raynham then personally hand carried the mailbag with him upon his return to England by ship; only to be delivered months later to the British postal authorities on January 7 where all known Martynside covers including the Supplementary mail were backstamped with the London F.S. 66 7 JA 20 double ring datestamp. A rare and desirable airmail cover of which only 27 have been recorded per the Vasseur 2015 census; pencil signed by experts Alberto Diena & Enzo Diena, VF (Unitrade C2) ex. "Labrador" Collection of Newfoundland Airmails (February 2003; Lot 3018)
Est. $2,500+
258
NEWFOUNDLAND 1919 (May) 2c Queen Mary UPU card with unofficial five-line overprint in black "1st Atlantic Air Post, Martinsyde, Raynham, Morgan." produced by journalist Edwin Cleary - unapproved by the Postmaster General nor by other Government officials; cancelled by favour double ring Registered St. John's 17 MAY 1919 datestamp in bluish ink, addressed to Mr. Cleary himself. Less than a dozen Cleary overprinted covers are known, of which 2 or 3 are on this 2c Queen Mary postal card, VF and rare; ex. "Labrador" collection of Newfoundland Airmails (February 2003; Lot 3016)

Est. $1,000+
259
NEWFOUNDLAND 1919 (June 9) Cover endorsed "via Trans Atlantic Air post" bearing a well centered $1 on 15c scarlet tied by St. John's JUN 9 machine cancel, forwarded to Harbour Grace with light JU 14 19 dispatch CDS; flight departed from Harbour Grace on July 4 and some hours later suffered a crash landing at Parrsboro, Nova Scotia. A choice cover from the St. John's mail; 115 pieces were carried but only 34 are recorded in the Vasseur 2015 census, VF (Unitrade C2)
Est. $1,000+
260
NEWFOUNDLAND 1919 (July 4) Souvenir envelope bearing Caribou 1c to 6c, clear Harbour Grace JY 4 19 departure CDS, boarding the Handley-Page as last-minute Supplementary Mail; only 4-5 such covers exist, all addressed to the US. After the Handley-Page crash at Parrsboro, Nova Scotia the mail was then sent by train to New York, Missent to Long Island with instructional marking and JUL 10 dispatch CDS; minor faults and ageing, a rarely seen airmail cover, Fine (Unitrade 115-120) ex. "Labrador" Newfoundland Airmail collection (February 2003; Lot 3045)
Est. $500+
261
NEWFOUNDLAND 1919 (October 9) Canada 2c pink Admiral postal card with two-line "HANDLEY PAGE AERIAL MAIL / FROM PARRSBORO, N.S." handstamp, handwritten message by Admiral Mark Kerr, pilot to his daughter. The Parrsboro, Nova Scotia to Greenport, New York flight carried 9 passengers in addition to Kerr & Brackley. Greenport, N.Y. OCT 10 1130AM arrival CDS, minor corner edge creases. According to Dalwick & Harmer "Newfoundland Air Mails" handbook: "This flight was, at the time, the second longest ever made.", F-VF (AAMC PF-20 $1,200)
Est. $500+
262
NEWFOUNDLAND C3-C3j,A well centered mint sheet with excellent colour, eleven stamps are hinged to lightly hinged; fourteen NH stamps are to be found at Positions 6 to 18 and 22. A lovely intact sheet of which only a small number survive, VF

Only 560 sheets of 25 were printed (four were inverted). It has been documented that over 5,000 letters were franked with this stamp, from November 16 to 26, 1921.

Cat. $11,000
263
NEWFOUNDLAND C4,A selected used single of this important airmail stamp; a mere 300 were overprinted for De Pinedo's return flight to Europe (landing in Italy) and 230 were used on flight covers. Surprisingly, only about a third of these have since been documented, relatively few are known off cover. This example shows proper usage with the customary wavy-line cancellation. A choice VF example of this keenly sought-after airmail rarity.

Expertization: 1999 Greene Foundation certificate
Cat. $25,000
264
NEWFOUNDLAND C5,A used example of this pioneer airmail, Position 3 in the setting of four stamps, nice bright colour and light unobtrusive cancel, Fine; 1992 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $6,000
265
NEWFOUNDLAND C12,Five-line airmail surcharge setting of four typeset in red on wove paper, measuring 162 x 222mm - the first impression essay with third line reading Per "Dornier X." instead of Per Dornier DO-X as on the issued airmail stamp; red crayon annotation of the required modification clearly on display at foot and signed D.R. Thistle, the King's Printer at St. John's. Light folds and creases away from the surcharge except for one diagonal crease through upper right position, immaterial for this UNIQUE essay. A wonderful exhibition-caliber item, VF

Provenance: The "Labrador" collection of Newfoundland Airmails, Harmers of London, February 2003; Lot 3138

There are two known proofs of the setting with the accepted Per Dornier DO-X inscription (one is ex. Dale-Lichtenstein, Dr. Matejka and the other is ex. "Labrador"). This first impression - essay sheet offered here inscribed "Per Dornier X." is as far as we are know, unique.
Est. $5,000+
266
NEWFOUNDLAND OX1ii,A large margined plate proof printed in black, colour of issue, on card mounted india paper, in pristine condition, XF
Cat. $1,000
267
NEWFOUNDLAND OX1,A well centered mint single, gum redistributed to appear NH, VF
Cat. $1,000
268
NEWFOUNDLAND OX1i,A well centered example showing large portion of papermaker's watermark "L L" letters, light vertical bend from use as sealing at the Dead Letter Office letter, uncancelled as often, VF
Cat. $900
269
NEWFOUNDLAND OX1iv,A well centered, fresh mint single with ABNC specimen overprint in red at foot and customary security punch, showing full letter "J" of "JUDICIAL" watermark, VF LH
Cat. $1,500
NEWFOUNDLAND FAKES AND FORGERIES
270
NEWFOUNDLAND FAKES AND FORGERIES Bogus "Martinsyde" overprint of unknown origin on genuine mint stamp; a good collateral item.
Est. $200
271
NEWFOUNDLAND FAKES AND FORGERIES An excellent fake of the airmail overprint - jet black ink and somewhat blurry impression; stamp bisected to avoid resurfacing in a future collection. Ideal reference.
Est. $250
NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS
272
NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS In black mounts on six quadrilled pages, mostly sound mint including 1857 1p (2), 3p, 5p (2), 6½p unused with thins but VF appearance, 8p unused, 1sh used with excellent bold colour, cut in to just clear margins and filled thins, fine appearance, 1860 3p first printing yellow green regummed pair, 4p mint into design at top, 6p fine used, 1861 1p violet brown mint VLH, 2p unused deep rose lake, 3p mint pair, various 4p / 1sh mint, 4p & 6p mint blocks; Oneglia se-tenant forgery strip of six.
Est. $2,500+
273
NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS Displayed on Lighthouse hingeless pages starting with 22 Pence issues including the scarcer 1857 4p & 6p, latter used, both cut in with small faults, 6½p clear margined sound unused (1994 Holcombe cert.), 8p mint, 1860 6p orange used, various mint 1861-1862 issues including shades and three watermarked examples, 1865-1896 Cents (over 50 with printings / shades) noting nice trial colour #25TCii, mint #26 dull OG, #33 & 34 both with OG, #53 mint OG, etc. Usual mixed condition but with many nice stamps to be found. Worth a close look.
Est. $2,000+
274
NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS Lot of 19 stamps, plus a 5p Oneglia forgery. Noted #11ii unused with line through bottom "2s", 11A first printing pair, various 1861-1862 2p/1sh mint / unused / used stamps, a 6p pair & 6½p rose with fake cancels. A few with flaws, mainly F-VF
Est. $600+
275
NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS In black mounts on six quadrilled pages, includes 22 mint or unused singles, five multiples from a pair to imprint blocks, a plate proof block (32AP), and six used. Noted better such as Scott #24a, 26, 27a (each deceivingly regummed), mint #26 fresh, 27a with full imprint, the scarce #28a red brown first printing, 30 VF VLH, 31 VF with imprint at top, unused 33 & 34, 40 VLH pair, etc. A few with gum problems but generally sound, some nice stamps to be found; a useful lot.
Est. $1,000+
276
NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS Mostly in mounts on 21 quadrilled pages with 40 mint or unused singles (plus various used). Excellent coverage, for the most part carefully identified as to year issued and shade. Noted several mint NH 1c Prince of Wales (shades), 3c dark blue NH, 1880 5c pale blue mint, etc. Emphasis and value is focused on plate multiples, where we note (size - number of stamps in parentheses) Scott #57 (8), #58 (12) two lower imprint blocks both showing constant plate scratch variety at Pos. 95; #42 (10), 46 (8) usual blotchy gum, #43 (4) two, one unused, 44a (8) two, 45 (8), 45a (14, 8), 47 (6), 48 (4), 49 (4, 6) four blocks in three shades, 51 (4), 52 (4), 54 (4) part imprint, 55 (2, 8), 59 (3), 60 two (2) and one (4) in different shades. Also 1897 Provisionals with nice mint #76i, etc. Condition somewhat mixed in places. Many of these items are rarely seen; high catalogue value. A great lot for the specialist.
Est. $3,000+
277
NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS Over 90 mint blocks of four or larger in mounts on quadrilled pages, often corner margin positions showing "jubilee lines" or guide arrows. Starts with John Guy issues 1c & 2c, former with perforations, plate varieties combinations ("NFR", JAMRS), 1919 Trail of Caribou complete set in (often corner) blocks, three low values with matched sets of corners, shades as well; the 1923-1924 Pictorials in blocks, including additional different perforation gauges. A high percentage of stamps are NH. F-VF including some superbly centered.
Est. $1,000+
278
NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS In mounts on quadrilled pages with over 50 blocks spanning the three series, from blocks of four to ten stamps, nearly all corner margin, emphasis on First and Second series including different perforations, noting three "lathework" lower margin blocks (first series 3c and two 15c), well centered NH 28c UR & 30c UL blocks of ten; Second series 1c UL strip of three with perforations dramatically shifted, 15c LL NH block, Plate "2" 2c LL block and pair, Plate "3" 3c UR block and single; Third series 8c LL NH block, Plate "3" 3c UR block of 6 & 4; inverted watermark single 2c, 3c & 8c (NH). A high percentage of stamps are NH, F-VF
Est. $1,000+
279
NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS In mounts on quadrilled pages with great emphasis on 1c Codfish to 5c Caribou, over 50 plate blocks, plus several plate pairs and singles, noting elusive perf varieties such as 1c grey black line perf 14 UR Plate 4 block, UR Plate 5 Inverted Watermark, Perf 14 block, UL plate 6 + lathework pair, 2c green, Die I UL Plate 1 Line Perf 14, two blocks one has the small holes, 4c rose lake UL Plate 4 Line Perf 14 four blocks, 5c Perf 14 block with inverted watermark, lower pair NH, 20c & 25c line perf 14 singles, 2c rose small die proof, 3c Queen Mary die proof in issued colour on watermarked paper plus two photographic essays of the latter, several booklet panes, various inverted watermarks, with and without watermark varieties, etc. A high percentage is NH, very few flaws noted. Offers plenty of elusive items that took many years to assemble; a wonderful nucleus for someone wanting to venture into this popular series.
Est. $3,000+
280
NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS Nineteen imperforate pairs between 1c grey black Codfish and 48c Fishing Fleet; seven are NH, several ungummed as issued; plus three corner blocks of four (1c, 2c Die II and 5c Die II), F-VF
Est. $750+
281
NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS The set of seven Line perf 14 mint NH singles; 24c has inverted watermark. Also inverted watermark 3c & 32c mint singles, full reverse image on gum side on 1c & 2c both NH. Seven mint blocks noting the 7c & 14c line perf 14 NH, 15c inverted watermark NH, etc.
Est. $350+
282
NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS Displayed in mounts on quadrilled pages, over 40 mint blocks of four (or larger), for the most part NH, noting line and comb perforations with different gauges annotated and carefully identified throughout. A few varieties such as Fishhook, Smokestack, re-entries, etc. Also 1937 Coronation set of three in matched corner blocks plus two 2c bisect covers.
Est. $350+
283
NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS In mounts on four quadrilled pages, noting better 2c green inverted watermark NH block of six, 3c carmine Line Perf 14 mint hinged, 4c inverted watermark - two NH singles; four different plate number blocks mint LH in margin (stamps NH) or LH with 2c Plate "2" two blocks, 3c Plate "2" and 4c UL Plate "2" with portion of lathework visible in the margin. F-VF.
Est. $750+
284
NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS In mounts on quadrilled pages with better varieties such as full reverse offset on gum side of 3c and 4c Princess Elizabeth issue. Aniline Ink (trial - characteristic dark pigment) on 2c, 15c, 20c & 24c, 5c Cabot (the later Unitrade #270iv), 3c background without cross-hatching, two NH singles. Over 130 plate blocks from centre (some) to mostly corner position plate numbered blocks, light duplication noted. Mostly NH throughout. Postage Dues with seventeen mint blocks of four or larger, noting watermarked 10c period after "DUE" variety (two blocks) and "LUE" variety in UL & UR blocks of nine. A comprehensive collection of Newfoundland's last issues.
Est. $1,000+
285
NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS Housed in a thick stockbook with a few hundred organized by Scott number, starts with eleven Pence issues noting mint #15A part OG, various Cents Issues mostly used, couple trial colour proofs of #32; onward excellent coverage of definitives mint or used (often both including a few duplicates, often as shades, printings, cancels), airmails, postage dues. Also various covers of more recent issues, postal stationery and some Provinces, mainly from decimal period; noted PEI #1 used, tiny crease but a lovely deep shade. Condition varies from mixed to Very Fine
Est. $500+
286
NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS On Lighthouse hingeless pages, mostly mint, missing #77, C1, C4 & C5, otherwise complete from 1897 to 1947 including airmails and postage dues. Noted mint #76, 87-97, 88c, 98-103, 128, C2, C3, C12, C13-C17 NH, C18 Pos. 1, etc. Overall nice condition throughout.
Est. $1,000+
287
NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS In mounts on quadrilled pages, nearly complete from 1897 Cabot to 1940s Waterlow printings, plus postage dues (no airmails or 1897 surcharges). Additional shades / printings / varieties also displayed, noted 1910 2c John Guy mint hinged perf 11.8 11.8 x11.4, 6c Type II "WF" joined, 1919 15c Prussian Blue(1968 RPSL cert.), 1923 3c Pictorial die proof in issued colour, crease, 1941 5c comb perf 13½ NH, 1905 Officially Sealed and a creased plate proof. Concludes with Cinderellas noting 1900 "Paris Essays" (6 singles; four different), etc. Generally clean and fresh throughout; mostly mint hinged to early 1930s with much NH thereafter.
Est. $1,000+
288
NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS An impressive lot of 14 covers, mostly postmarked at St. John's May 19, 1932, franked with the DO-X surcharged airmail, addressed to Brazil, Germany (3), Hungary (APS cert.), Portugal, Spain, UK (5, one backstamped St. John's June 2 rare as such) and one cover bearing the unoverprinted $1 blue airmail stamp. Also German DO-X flight cacheted items; one envelope and one card, the latter with 2m Graf Zeppelin to South America airmail pair (Scott C38). Many are ex. "Labrador" collection (February 2003), an excellent and hard to assemble group of this early flight, F-VF or better
Est. $2,000+
289
NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS Apart from the three rarities (Hawker, De Pinedo & Columbia) all are present mint including four different overprint types of the Alcock & Brown, all six types of the Halifax Airmail. Also an extra C12 (regummed), C13-C17 set, etc. Overall clean condition throughout
Est. $1,250+
290
NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS Nearly 30 covers, mostly cacheted, noting 1930 "Columbia" flight supplemented mail cover to London, unofficial 1932 Wayzata mint NH block, 1933 Balbo commemorative 8c franking Montreal to Chicago, various Pan American World Airways & American Airways cacheted cover to or from Newfoundland, etc. F-VF
Est. $350+
291
NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS On pages with about 40 unused and 20 used cards, envelopes, post bands and aerograms. Also 2c Queen Alexandra proof in issued colour on card mounted india paper, 1913 2c KGV reply letter card, two unused intact examples, diagonal SPECIMEN overprint in black on 1c, 2c & 3c post bands, 3c envelope (2) and 5c envelope (2), two different unused 1927/1939 Imperial Reply Coupons. A few items sent to foreign destinations, noting 1c Prince of Wales uprated pair ½c black Dog from St. John's 1895 to Montenegro. Overall clean condition, quite comprehensive and specialized in nature to appeal the collector wanting a new sideline.
Est. $600+
292
NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS Includes #40 & 51 VF with faint gum disturbance but otherwise NH, #75-76 mint pair, dulled OG but quite well centered, #124 VF LH (may be the scarcer Prussian Blue), C2 + C2a VF NH pair; and a clever fake of #75 with black & red surcharges.
Est. $750+
293
NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS About 20 titles, most related to Newfoundland philately, general works to specialized exhibits and auction catalogues. Includes auction catalogue of Sidney Harris, SG Auctions, two part sales 1968-1970 bound with PR, Pratt Pence 1986, "Provenance" BNA, 1983 - an impressive sale of high quality classics; Alfred Caspary BNA 1956; General works includes Boggs and Jarrett Quarterman reprints, Pratt Pence Issues of Newfoundland, Newfoundland Cents Issue Covers - A Census, Robson Lowe North America, Minuse & Pratt Essays and Proofs of BNA as new and quite scarce to obtain nowadays, etc.
Est. $300+
294
NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS Pratt, Robert, H. "The Nineteenth Century Postal History of Newfoundland", published by Collector's Club of Chicago, 1985, 771 pages, hardcover. The magnum opus on the subject; as new.
Est. $200+
NEWFOUNDLAND REVENUES
295
NEWFOUNDLAND REVENUES Walsh RTE1a, RTE 2,Engraved plate essays, printed in bluish black and in red respectively on bond paper, unissued - the Caribou Inland Revenue series was used instead, VF
Est. $400+
296
NEWFOUNDLAND REVENUES Frankings on piece, including pairs and larger strips noting NFR4 (11), NFR21 (10), NFR24 (7), NFR25 (12), etc. Also a few mint issues & Tobacco stamps displayed on three pages, noting as well an unusual Canada "1st Newfoundland Rgt" multi-coloured cinderella stamp. Fine to Very Fine
Est. $350+
PIONEER AIRMAILS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION
297
PIONEER AIRMAILS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CLP1,Aero Club of Canada without values in lower corners, two mint examples hinged together as tête-bêche pair - the pane of two as it was intended to be issued, devoid of any flaws often found on this fragile paper, well centered, hinge remnants to otherwise large part original gum. Most of the only 200 stamps printed were used on 1918 special flights, VF OG; 2021 Greene Foundation cert. (Cat. as two singles)
Cat. $7,000
298
PIONEER AIRMAILS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CLP1,Aero Club of Canada without values in lower corners, a nicely centered mint single in a very intense shade of black and most unusual as such, light diagonal crease, full original gum, relatively lightly hinged. An elusive and sought-after mint stamp, most were used on 1918 flight covers, approximately 27 mint examples should exist but probably fewer survive today, VF LH; 2021 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $3,500
299
PIONEER AIRMAILS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CLP2,Aero Club of Canada with numerals in lower corners; a premium mint tête-bêche pane of two, exceptionally fresh with intact perforations and full white original gum, one stamp is NH. A beautiful pane, VF+ VLH; 2021 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $1,750+
300
PIONEER AIRMAILS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CLP2d,Aero Club of Canada with numerals in lower corners; a mint tête-bêche pane of two on this distinctive paper, displaying the dramatic wide gutter spacing variety; a few split perfs sensibly strengthened by hinges, slight foxing, otherwise sound, Fine+ OG
Cat. $2,000
301
PIONEER AIRMAILS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CLP2g,A very well centered mint tête-bêche pane of two, light horizontal crease, diagonal gum bend on one, full original gum. A very presentable pane - a notoriously fragile paper known on this Aero Club of Canada airmail stamp, VF appearance (Unitrade cat. $2,000)
Est. $500+
302
PIONEER AIRMAILS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CLP3,Pane of ten unused, some selvedge missing and separation in places supported by hinges, some stains mostly confined to top margin, Fine and one of only five recorded panes without gum. (Unitrade cat. $2,500)
Est. $750+
303
PIONEER AIRMAILS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CLP5, i,An attractive mint pane of two, top stamp with wide spacing variety; couple small paper indentations on lower stamp, a scarce intact pane, VF LH
Cat. $2,250
304
PIONEER AIRMAILS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CLP5a,Mint single with INVERTED INSCRIPTIONS in error, normal spacing between "ew" in "Saskatchewan", creased diagonally and specks of surface abrasion, LH, VF appearance (Unitrade cat. $3,000) ex. E.A. Richardson Canada Airmails (Sissons Sale 396, November 1979; Lot 56)

A rare airmail invert with a total of 12 examples known - 10 are mint, of which several are confined in panes of two (a pair is known used on cover). Several have various degree of faults.
Est. $1,000+
305
PIONEER AIRMAILS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CLP5b,A very rare example of the striking MISSING INSCRIPTIONS error, only four examples are known (one is on a cover); closed tear at top left and horizontal crease at foot. Shows a full reverse offset of another stamp without inscriptions on gum side; signed Theodore Champion on back. VF appearance and a great rarity among Canada's airmail stamps - scarcer than the famous London to London. (Unitrade cat. $7,000) ex. Robert H. Jamieson (October 1998; Lot 212)

The last (and only) time we sold an example of this missing inscriptions error (ex. Keays Collection) was in February 2015 - described as having surface abrasion, sold for $5,750 hammer against a catalogue value of $1,250 at that time.
Est. $2,000+
306
PIONEER AIRMAILS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CLP6,A mint example of this great airmail rarity, well centered with bright fresh colour, couple minute stains on left portrait and light pressed crease, nevertheless with beautiful appearance and possessing full original gum, NEVER HINGED, very rare thus. Only one cover and thirteen mint OG hinged (or less so with NH status) examples from this ill-fated flight have survived from the total printing of 100 stamps (25 panes of four). One of the top airmail rarities of the world, VF NH (Unitrade cat. $100,000)

Expertization: clear 1987 Dr. Enzo Diena certificate, stating "... is genuine, it has intact original gum and it is in perfect condition: I signed it 'E. Diena'."
2021 Greene Foundation certificate stating "CLP6, mint, OG, NH, perforated 12.5 x 12.5, genuine, light vertical crease, tiny dark spots on left forehead."

ONE OF ONLY 13 KNOWN MINT EXAMPLES OF THE LONDON (ONTARIO) TO LONDON (ENGLAND) FLIGHT. THE ATTEMPTED TRANS-ATLANTIC FLIGHT CRASHED SHORTLY AFTER TAKE-OFF FROM HARBOUR GRACE, NEWFOUNDLAND ON SEPTEMBER 7, 1927. THE PILOT AND NAGIVATOR LOST THEIR LIVES AND WERE NEVER SEEN AGAIN.
Est. $40,000+
307
PIONEER AIRMAILS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CLP7,A brilliant, fresh mint single with full intact perforations on both sides, Pos. 2 in the pane of five. Of the only 200 stamps were printed 161 were reported used on flight covers, leaving only 39 possible mint examples, VF LH; 2021 Greene Foundation cert. ex. unknown provenance, Sissons Sale 508, May 1990; Lot 679
Cat. $3,500
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION
308
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL1,Mint pane of two of this key airmail, light soiling with some disturbance on gum side including area of missing gum at foot; extra tabs adhered together at left. Despite these imperfections the pane is well centered has large part original gum, VF appearance (Unitrade $4,000) ex. "Keays" (February 2015; Lot 236)
Est. $1,500+
309
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL2,Reasonably centered mint pane of two with tab at top, radiant colour, F-VF NH
Cat. $485
310
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL2c,Mint pane of two with tab at top, characteristic darker shade, unusually well centered, VF NH
Cat. $600
311
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL3,Mint pane of twenty, marginal corner crease at bottom left, gum thins on five and prominent perf separation in places. Despite these imperfections, a very seldom seen pane, F-VF NH (Cat. $3,000 as hinged)
Est. $1,500+
312
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL4c,Mint pane of two in pristine condition, distinctive darker shade on top and lighter shade on lower stamp, VF NH
Cat. $825
313
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL5,An extraordinary mint pane of twenty of which only a miniscule number survive, with five vertical tête-bêche pairs, all five stamps from top row shows the blue dot left of monogram variety; minor perf separation mostly in selvedge sensibly strengthened by small hinges, tear in margin only; six stamps LH including corner positions and right straight edge tête-bêche pair, other four pairs and three stamps are NEVER HINGED. A rarely offered pane, F-VF (Unitrade $8,710)
Est. $2,500+
314
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL5e,An elusive, much under-rated booklet pane of four with intact tab margin at top, quite well centered, top two stamps with blue dot to left of monogram, disturbed gum on three, UL stamp is NH. We do not recall offering a booklet pane of this (in any condition) in recent years, VF

This lot includes a front cover of the actual Northern Air Service booklet.
Cat. $1,500+
315
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL6,Mint pane of eight with intact selvedge, in an excellent state of preservation and scarce as such, VF NH
Cat. $900
316
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL6a,Mint imperforate pair with sheet margin on three sides and large margin at right, VF OG
Cat. $600
317
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL6a variety,Mint imperforate pair with sheet margins top and bottom, crease on top stamp and couple minute tone spots on back, a striking item - lower stamp prominently shows both columns composed of eight holly leaves INVERTED in relation to corner maple leaves, the top stamp is normal, VF; 2021 Greene Foundation cert.

After lengthy research for comparable (credit goes to Alec Globe, for helping us confirming our findings) we were only able to find only two other examples of this highly unusual invert (John Cornelius 1971 sale; Lot 155 - the lower left stamp of an imperforate block of four and from same sale Lot 156 - lower stamp of a vertical pair). We believe this variety will be listed in Unitrade specialized catalogue and deservingly so.
Est. $750+
318
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL7a, b,A beautiful mint imperforate block in pristine condition showing inverted "AIR SERVICE" on upper left stamp; top pair with the key stamp is NEVER HINGED, VF LH, very scarce; ex. Dr. R. Hasbrouck Shrady (November 1966; Lot 383)
Cat. $1,525
319
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL7b,Top left corner mint imperforate pair showing the Inverted "AIR SERVICE" inscription on left stamp, couple small gum thins, hinged mostly in the selvedge including a small adhesion, nevertheless VF LH ; 2002 PF cert.
Cat. $750
320
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL7c,Intact sheet of sixteen in an excellent state of preservation, showing the four tête-bêche gutter margin pairs, well centered; trivial marginal perf separation. Very few exist and this one is certainly among the nicest, VF NH
Cat. $7,000
321
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL8,A well centered mint pane of eight with constant variety tall "r" (Positions 2, 4), VF NH
Cat. $675
322
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL8b,Complete sheet comprised of two panes of eight showing four tête-bêche gutter pairs, tall "r" variety twice in both panes; top pairs with thins and minor perf separation, one gutter tête-bêche pair with gum crease, VF appearance and NH, a seldom seen sheet. (Unitrade cat. $3,000)
Est. $750+
323
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL10a, b,A mint pane of five with fine (small) perforations, constant white dot over "O" of ELLIOT on Pos. 4, fresh, XF LH
Cat. $400
324
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL12,A fresh, well centered mint pane of ten with right column inverted, VF LH
Cat. $550
325
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL12b,A well centered mint pane of ten with right stamps inverted, one column in a noticeably lighter shade, very scarce, VF NH
Cat. $2,250
326
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL13,Plate proof single with green frame only on ungummed white wove paper, perf 12, scarce, VF (Unitrade CL13Pii)
Cat. $550
327
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL13,Mint Series "2" imprint pane of eight with green route inscription, lightly folded along perfs at second and third rows, brilliant fresh and VF NH
Cat. $860
328
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL13a,Series "1" lower margin mint block with green route inscriptions, imperforate vertically, well centered with lovely fresh colour, light gum disturbance, VF

A rare perforation error - a mere total of 9 pairs have been accounted for in mint condition. In addition, there are about eight pairs known on flight covers.
Cat. $2,500+
329
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL13a, c, d + unlisted invert,An extraordinary mint Series "2" imprint pane of eight, IMPERFORATE VERTICALLY and with official Blue-Black route inscriptions INVERTED and dramatically shifted, well centered with lovely fresh colour and full original gum. Additionally shows the small "t" in "TO" variety on top pair. A spectacular UNIQUE sheet with this combination of perforation and route inscription invert errors, VF NH

A ONE-OF-A-KIND DOUBLE ERROR SHEET THAT WILL STAND OUT IN ANYONE'S COLLECTION. TO THE BEST OF OUR KNOWLEDGE, NO OTHER IMPERFORATE VERTICALLY PAIRS WITH ROUTE INSCRIPTION INVERTED ARE KNOWN TO EXIST.
Est. $10,000+
330
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL13c, d,Mint Series "1" imprint pane of eight with Official Blue-Black route inscription, lower right stamp with constant (on the official sheet) small "t" in "TO" route inscription variety (Position 8); small corner crease at bottom right strengthened by a hinge, stamps are NH, VF
Cat. $3,825
331
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL13m,Phenomenal corner margin pair displaying a striking MISSING ROUTE INSCRIPTION in error, lightly blemished original gum; a UNIQUE multiple of this appealing error, VF

Literature: This error is listed in the informative C.A. Longworth-Dames "The Pioneer and Semi-Official Air Mails of Canada 1918-1934" handbook as SO13e. To our surprise, it is currently not listed in the Unitrade Specialized catalogue. However, it does have its own suffix in the Scott Classic catalogue as CL13m. A major error that certainly warrants attention from the specialist.

We sold a mint LH single of this error ex. Ernest Wall (June 2015; Lot 243) for $2,600 hammer. Interestingly enough a similar error is found on the Style Two (Unitrade CL18g and CL19i, cataloguing $2,000 and $5,500 respectively for mint singles)
Est. $4,000+
332
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL14b,Mint example with ascending 10c overprint (Type A) in dark red, minor discoloration but shows the EXCEEDINGLY RARE blue-black route inscriptions with small "t" in "TO" variety; regardless of condition this particular variety is a major rarity, F-VF appearance with full crackly OG, very lightly hinged (Unitrade cat. $3,000)

According to Unitrade specialized catalogue and Longworth-Dames handbook, only two sheets (16 stamps) with 10c overprint (Type A) were printed with blue-black route inscriptions for official use. The small "t" in TO variety occurs once per sheet at Position 8 - the lower right stamp in the pane of eight.
Est. $1,000+
333
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL14c,Mint single with inverted 10c overprint (Type A) in dark red, noticeably shifted as are all that we have seen, F-VF OG
Cat. $500+
334
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL14d,A visually striking mint single displaying the dramatic double 10c overprint (Type A) in dark red, one impression is INVERTED, minute natural gum inclusion, a very scarce error missing even from the most advanced of collections, VF LH
Cat. $1,000+
335
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL15a,A beautiful and select example of this rarity of which only one sheet was ever printed (8 stamps), showing descending 5c overprint (Type B) in black, VF hinged.

As two examples are known on cover, a mere 6 possible mint stamps are available to collectors. Even though catalogue value for this stamp has crept up in recent years, we believe it is still undervalued.
Cat. $2,500+
336
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL15c,A well centered, fresh mint single with descending 5c overprint (Type B) in deep red, quite scarce, VF H
Cat. $750
337
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL16,A precisely centered, bright fresh mint example of this elusive airmail stamp, ascending (5c) RED LAKE handstamp in black (Type D), VF LH
Cat. $1,500
338
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL16,A select mint example displaying the scarce descending (5c) RED LAKE handstamp in black (Type D), VF hinged
Cat. $1,500
339
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL16b,Well centered mint example of this rare orientation - inverted, descending (5c) RED LAKE handstamp (Type D) in black, brilliant fresh colour, only a fraction of the small print run received an inverted handstamp, VF LH. 2019 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $3,000
340
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL16b,An unusually well centered mint example of this rarely seen orientation of the handstamp - inverted, ascending (5c) RED LAKE handstamp in black (Type D), VF H; 2019 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $3,000
341
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL17a,A precisely centered mint example of this elusive airmail with ascending 10c overprint (Type A) in red and descending (5c) RED LAKE (Type D) in black, XF VLH; the first "Y" of HAILEYBURY partly missing.
Cat. $1,500+
342
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL17b,A visually striking, selected mint single displaying a very scarce combination - ascending 10c overprint (Type A) in red and (5c) RED LAKE (Type D) in purple descending and inverted, VF hinged
Cat. $2,500
343
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL18,A scarce intact pane of eight, Series "1" imprint, beautifully fresh and well centered, shows the constant small "v" in "VIA" plate variety at Position 2, VF NH
Cat. $2,550
344
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL18e,An appealing mint single with overprinted "FED" (F.E. Davison) monogram in green ink, minute gum thin speck, fresh and quite well centered; only a small number exist in mint condition as most of the small print run was used on company mail, F-VF; ex. Alastair Bain (November 2018; Lot 489)
Cat. $2,500
345
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL19 variety,Select mint single with ascending 10c overprint (Type A) in bright red, showing first "Y" of HAILEYBURY partly missing, VF NH (Cat. as normal)
Cat. $525+
346
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL19 variety,Well centered mint single with ascending 10c overprint (Type A) in bright red with Broken "N" in "ROUYN" variety, unlisted in Unitrade on this particular stamp, light vertical gum bend, VF LH
Est. $300+
347
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL19b + variety,A choice mint single with ascending 10c overprint (Type A) in deep red and constant small "v" in "VIA" variety (Position 2), XF LH; 2015 PF cert. (as normal CL19; Graded XF 90)
Cat. $550
348
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL19ii,A large margined mint vertical pair of this exceptional error with MISSING RED BORDER inscriptions "Woman Lake - Air Mail" that originally surrounded the frame on both stamps, ascending 10c overprint (Type A) in deep red; light gum bend, top stamp with a thin. A great rarity - only 4 or 5 examples of this missing colour error exist, VF hinged

Expertization: clear 2012 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: Dr. Paul Cere, November 2017; Lot 3581

Interestingly enough, the Broken "N" in "ROUYN" variety shows on the top stamp. Although the overprint variety is unlisted on the Patricia Airways, Style Two airmail stamp (CL18), it is currently listed on a Style One airmail stamp (CL14f).
Cat. $11,000
349
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL20,A fresh mint example of this elusive airmail with ascending 5c overprint (Type B) in black, VF NH
Cat. $1,875
350
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL20 variety,A very well centered mint single with the constant small "v" in "VIA" route inscription variety (Position 2) and ascending 5c overprint (Type B) in black. A scarce airmail stamp especially with the documented variety, VF hinged

With 200 stamps printed (25 panes of eight), only 25 examples showing the variety can exist mint or used on cover.
Cat. $1,550
351
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL20b,A precisely centered, fresh mint single with ascending 5c overprint (Type B) in red, XF VLH
Cat. $1,250
352
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL21,A nicely centered mint example showing the rare descending (5c) RED LAKE (Type D) handstamp in black; small tear and light gum disturbance but still a presentable example of this rarity, a mere three sheets (24 stamps) were printed, VF
Cat. $2,500
353
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL21a,An attractive, well centered mint single with the rare ascending (5c) RED LAKE handstamp (Type D) in violet, gum disturbed at lower right. A sought-after airmail stamp, one of only 16 printed (two sheets) and of which a smaller number survive in mint condition, VF OG; 2017 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $3,500
354
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL21b,A rare mint hinged example of this keenly sought-after airmail, displaying descending (5c) RED LAKE handstamp (Type D) in violet. Only 16 stamps (two sheets) were printed; F-VF hinged; 2016 APS cert.
Cat. $3,500
355
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL21i,A very elusive airmail stamp showing the descending (5c) RED LAKE handstamp (Type D) in black and the constant small "v" in "VIA" route inscription variety. Small tear and light staining at left, an exceedingly rare combination of the RED LAKE handstamp and the variety, VF OG

Three panes were printed (24 stamps), thus only three examples of this variety found at Position 2 can exist, either mint or used on a cover.
Cat. $3,500
356
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL22a,A fresh, well centered mint single with ascending 10c overprint (Type A) in red and descending (5c) RED LAKE (Type D) in black; a very scarce airmail stamp with only 24 printed, VF LH; 2021 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $3,500
357
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL22e,A well centered mint single with ascending 10c overprint (Type A) in light red and descending (5c) RED LAKE (Type D) in black, light gum glazing; with Matthews (world airmail collector) backstamp. Of the 24 stamps printed, only a small number show a lighter red Type A overprint, VF
Cat. $2,500
358
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL23Pii variety,Plate proof single on light yellow paper showing INVERTED AIRPLANE, ascending (5c) RED LAKE in bright green and COLOURED RECTANGULAR PERFS (same colour as airplane); gummed and showing a strong, complete printing offset of the green frame on reverse. A rare and appealing semi-official ideal for the specialist, VF LH
Est. $1,000+
359
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL23,Prepared but not issued; a fresh mint single, VF LH
Cat. $750
360
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL23,Prepared but not issued; a visually striking upper left margin single with Series "16" imprint, gum lightly disturbed, F-VF
Cat. $750
361
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL24,Rouletted mint Series "4" pane of eight with ascending 10c overprint (Type A) in red, very well centered with four stamps NH; a scarce intact pane, VF LH
Cat. $1,000
362
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL25, f,Rouletted Series "15" imprint mint pane of eight, with descending 5c overprint (Type B) in black showing third "O" malformed in LOOKOUT (Pos. 7), folded horizontally along rouletting between second and third rows, lightly hinged on top right stamp, leaving others including the variety NH, VF
Cat. $950+
363
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL25a, d,Rouletted Series "14" imprint mint pane of eight with descending 5c overprint (Type B) in red showing third "O" malformed - filled in LOOKOUT (Pos. 7), negligible gum disturbance in margin, fresh VF NH
Cat. $1,425
364
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL25b, e,Rouletted Series "13" imprint mint pane of eight with descending 5c overprint (Type B) in green showing third "O" malformed - filled in LOOKOUT (Pos. 7), fresh, hinged in selvedge only, stamps VF NH
Cat. $950+
365
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL25c,Rouletted Series "9" imprint pane of eight with ascending 5c overprint (Type B) in green, six stamps are NH, VF
Cat. $440
366
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL25d,A well centered mint single with rich colours, descending 5c overprint (Type B) in red showing third "O" malformed - filled in LOOKOUT, VF OG
Cat. $450
367
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL26d,An appealing and visually striking mint single with INVERTED ascending 5c overprint (Type C) in red, VF LH
Cat. $750
368
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL26e,Rouletted Series "19" imprint mint pane of eight with ascending 5c overprint (Type C) in green; small marginal tears at and minor roulette separation at top, a scarce intact sheet with VF appearance, well centered and NH. (Cat. as stamps)
Cat. $1,500
369
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL27,A fresh mint example with ascending 10c overprint (Type A) in red and descending 5c overprint (Type B) in black, brilliant fresh, VF hinged; only 400 printed.
Cat. $375
370
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL28a,A well centered mint single showing ascending 10c overprint (Type A) in red along with a visually striking INVERTED descending 5c overprint (Type C) in black, seldom seen, VF hinged
Cat. $600
371
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL28b,Mint single, very well centered with 10c overprint (Type A) in red and descending 5c overprint (Type C) in black, along with the Grounded Airplane variety - a dramatically downward shift plainly visible and very scarce thus, VF LH
Cat. $500+
372
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL29, i, c + variety,Mint singles with ascending 10c overprint (Type A) in red along with all four possible orientations of the handstamp (5c) RED LAKE (Type D) in black - descending (NH), ascending (dist. OG), and inverts (LH) descending and ascending respectively. A challenging set to assemble, VF
Cat. $1,175
373
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL29ai,Rouletted Series "10" imprint mint pane of eight in an excellent state of preservation unlike most we have seen, showing the ascending 10c overprint (Type A) in red with INVERTED descending (5c) RED LAKE (Type D) in deep purple, fresh VF NH
Cat. $4,125
374
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL29b,Rouletted Series "10" imprint mint pane of eight folded along rouletting at centre, showing ascending 10c overprint (Type A) in red with descending (5c) RED LAKE (Type D) in light green, seven stamps are NH; a very scarce pane, VF (Cat. for stamps)
Cat. $2,875
375
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL30di,A beautiful and striking corner margin single with Series "1" imprint at lower left, showing the INVERTED AIRPLANE error, ascending (5c) RED LAKE (Type D) in deep purple. A rare and sought-after invert, especially desirable with extremely fine centering and brilliant fresh colour, XF hinged

Provenance: Robert H. Jamieson, Firby, October 1998; Lot 339
Cat. $2,750+
376
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL30di,A nicely centered mint single showing the sought-after INVERTED AIRPLANE error, ascending (5c) RED LAKE (Type D) in deep purple. Only a small number exist, VF H; ex. unknown provenance, Sissons, Sale 508, May 1990; Lot 653, Ernest Wall, June 2015; Lot 274
Cat. $2,750
377
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL30f,The four possible orientations of (5c) RED LAKE (Type D) in light green; upright positions mint LH and H, invert positions both NH - corner margin single Series "19" and "18" hinged in selvedge, VF
Cat. $750
378
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL40,A mint pane of 50 on the distinctive thick paper, rich colours, VF NH
Cat. $525
379
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL40c,Mint vertical pair imperforate horizontally between, scarce and underrated, Fine+ hinged
Cat. $425+
380
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL41,A mint pane of 50; couple light wrinkles on two stamps, a well preserved and elusive intact sheet (a total of 200 were printed), VF NH
Cat. $1,200
381
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL42,An unusually well centered, fresh mint booklet pane of 10 with intact margin tab at top, VF+ NH

Shown prominently is the variety called "Extended N" (from Strip 3, Stamp 5) - according to William Topping's "Yukon Airways and Exploration Company Limited" handbook (see page 54)
Cat. $750+
382
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL42,Intact booklet pane of ten with tab at top, fresh and seldom seen, VF NH

Shown prominently is the variety called "Extended N" (from Strip 3, Stamp 5) - according to William Topping's "Yukon Airways and Exploration Company Limited" handbook (see page 54)
Cat. $750+
383
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL42, a,Booklet pane of ten, no tab at top, showing the elusive "ARRWAYS" variety (Position 6), Fine+ NH (Cat. as stamps)

According to William Topping "Yukon Airways and Exploration Company Limited" handbook, 1996, this stamp was in plates of 80 subjects divided into eight vertical strips of ten. This variety is from the Strip 1, Stamp 6.
Cat. $1,430
384
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL42b,A rare mint example of the DOUBLE PRINT variety - characteristic very dark shade that shows slight but clear doubling visible in background "cloud" lines, cross hatching lines, top and bottom framelines, etc. Missing from most semi-official airmail collections, Fine+ LH; 2021 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $1,000
385
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL42e,A well centered mint horizontal pair, rouletted at top and bottom and imperforate vertically including sheet margin at right; surface thin at top left, light fingerprints on gum but NH. A rarely seen error pair. (Cat. as hinged)
Cat. $3,500
386
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL43Piii,Plate proof, corner margin single without airplane printed in dark green on yellow paper, rouletted, striking and scarce, supported perf separation at left, F-VF
Cat. $650
387
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL43 + variety,Series "9" and "10" imprint mint panes of eight, latter shows noticeably "High Flying Airplane" variety, VF NH
Cat. $1,125+
388
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL43a,A fresh, well centered mint single displaying the INVERTED AIRPLANE error, sought-after and striking, VF LH
Cat. $2,000
389
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL43b,A lovely corner margin mint single with Series "20" imprint and striking "Grounded Airplane" variety, VF LH
Cat. $450
390
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL43b, c,A brilliant fresh mint imperforate pair with the "Grounded Airplane" variety; a very scarce combination and unlisted as such, VF NH. (Cat. as normal imperf)
Cat. $975+
391
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL43c,Mint imperforate pair in with part sheet margins at sides, VF LH
Cat. $650
392
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL44,Complete pane of 55 stamps (5x11) in a deeper shade than normally encountered, VF NH
Cat. $685
393
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL44,Mint pane of 55 stamps (5x11), two stamps with natural paper inclusion, intact roulette, VF NH
Cat. $685
394
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL45shades, CL45b,Well centered mint panes of four in the three major shades: dark blue, blue and light blue. First pane is LH, others NH. Third pane has paper clip mark on top stamp and shows the Malformed Strut variety on bottom stamp (Pos. 4), VF
Cat. $1,750
395
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL46, a,A fresh, well centered mint pane of 50 from the second printing; shows the serif on crossbar of "A" in "AIR" at Positions 8, 10, 33 and 35; negligible gum crease on top left stamp. A scarce intact pane, VF NH
Cat. $750
396
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL46, a,A fresh, mint pane of 50 from the second printing - serif on crossbar of "A" in "AIR" displayed at Positions 8, 10, 33 and 35; minor perf separation at top, 46 stamps are NH, F-VF
Cat. $600
397
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL48c,A fresh, large margined mint imperforate pair, VF NH
Cat. $375
398
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL49, a,An impressive mint pane of ten in excellent state of preservation, with intact perforations, lovely bright colour on fresh paper, showing the constant Broken "C" in "CIAL" variety at Position 2 (upper right stamp). A key intact sheet issued by this airline company, elusive in such nice quality, VF+ NH
Cat. $2,185
399
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL49, e,A well centered mint horizontal pair with extra diagonal line of perforations on right stamp, unusual and scarce, VF NH
Cat. $590
400
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL49a, shade,Top right corner mint single in the uncommon deeper shade (Longworth-Dames book list this: "deep purple shade - 10 sheets") and additionally shows the constant Broken "C" in "CIAL" variety (Pos. 2). A very scarce combination, VF NH
Cat. $310+
401
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL50c, d,A remarkable mint imperforate pane of ten showing the constant Break in Oval at Position 1; centre six stamps NH. Of the 35 imperforate sheets printed very few remain intact, VF
Cat. $1,775
402
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL51e,A well centered mint vertical strip of three with a dramatic vertical shift of the orange colour (4mm up), light gum blemishes, a most striking multiple, VF OG
Cat. $600+
403
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL52,Mint pane of 50 with intact margins, trivial gum disturbance mostly in margin, light fingerprint on a couple stamps; a seldom seen intact sheet, VF NH
Cat. $1,560
404
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION CL52a,A nicely centered mint single with the surcharge INVERTED in error, scarce, VF NH; 2021 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $1,500
405
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION Displayed and identified on stockpages, from eleven different airlines (no Patricia Airways - offered separately in this sale), plus couple pioneer flight stamps. Noting Laurentide Air Service CL2 pane, CL3 NH, CL4 pane adhered to glassine interleave, also three different booklet covers only (of CL2b, CL2d, CL4a), Jack V. Elliot Air Service CL6 mint single with two thin lines above left and right side of "FIRST", unlisted variety and most unusual, Fairchild Air Transport with elusive CL12d vertical tête-bêche mint pair, split perfs supported by hinges, Elliot Fairchild Air Transport CL9c NH dark shade, CL9c + normal in NH pair, CL9c UL stamp in NH block of four, CL10 NH but partially severed between second and third stamp, Western Canada Airways with extra line of perforations through design on CL40e two shades (also CL40 block with double perforations between vertical pairs, CL41 pair, British Columbia Airways, mint NH part panes of 54 and 43 respectively, Commercial Airways Broken "C" variety on (10c) black & purple VIA AIR - CL47a, CL49a, (10c) black AIR FEE NH imperforate pair, Canadian Airways (10c) mint horizontal pair, imperforate vertically, a few short perfs at top; Pioneer Aero Club of Canada CLP2g mint OG on rough off-white paper, overall toned, CLP3b unused no gum with wide "white" space resulting in major shift of the blue. Minor flaws observed in places, mainly F-VF (Unitrade cat. $8,949)
Est. $2,000+
406
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION Displayed and identified on stockpages with 47 mint examples, some are in blocks of four; a few singles are unused. Also a mint pane of CL28 and three covers - franked with CL13, CL24 "Grounded Plane" variety (unlisted in Unitrade) and CL25a respectively. Better items noted such as Scott CL14a (unused), 14g VLH, 14f, 15 VLH, 19b, 24 var. "Grounded Plane", 25g, 25b var. with unusual "Kiss" print of "S" of "SIOUX", 25h NH, 26, 26c, 28, CL29a, 29a variety with RED LAKE ascending, 29bi, CL30 inverts in black, purple and light green, two different orientations for first two and light green being a NH pair, CL30 RED LAKE handstamp in black, three blocks of four, two different orientations of the handstamp. A strong specialized collection balance with many useful items including not often seen or offered material, mainly F-VF (Unitrade cat. $9,325)
Est. $2,500+
407
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION Displayed on stockpages with 16 items noting CLP5 on promotional cover, CL6a imperforate pair, light fold between, CL41c, CL42 reversed die proof in black, CL42a ArRWAYS variety, CL42i usage on Whitehorse Star newspaper, CL43 Series "4" & "14" panes, CL43 MY 27 29 Sioux Lookout - Red Lake flight, CL44 NH block of 21, CL44 on Victoria - Vancouver AU 25 flight cover, CL48a VLH pane, CL50a, etc. Minor flaws observed on a few, generally F-VF (Unitrade cat. $4,294)
Est. $1,000+
408
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL STAMPS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION Lot of 21 panes issued for eight different airlines; noting Jack V. Elliot CL6d LH (small gum thins on left stamps), Elliot-Fairchild CL9 & CL9d NH panes, both missing some selvedge, CL10 LH, Fairchild Air Transport CL11 LH one stamp gum thins, Western Canada Airways CL40 two panes, one is NH but horizontal crease through 7th row, CL41 mint pane, light gum disturbance, about half are NH, Yukon Airways CL42 two NH booklet panes of 10, one well centered, British Columbia Airways 5c four panes of 55 (one pane not counted), two different shades, one unused, others mint H or NH minor peripheral flaws, Commercial Airways (10c) black VIA AIR CL47c unused reconstructed pane with record number and rate on side selvedge, (10c) black AIR FEE two NH panes (thick & thin papers, light bends), (10c) purple VIA AIR, perf separation and minor adherence in margin, stamps NH, (10c) orange, three panes in two distinct shades, one pane NH. A large and worthwhile range. (Unitrade cat. $12,100)
Est. $2,500+
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL FLIGHTS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION
409
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL FLIGHTS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION 1926 (July 7) Sioux Lookout - Red Lake First Flight; The Berger Tailoring Co. Limited cover with "Maple Leaf" flight cachet handstamp in green, franked with 2c green Admiral tied by Sioux Lookout duplex; on reverse (25c) Patricia Airways, Style One, route inscription in green with the elusive small "t" in "TO" variety (Pos. 8), tied by same-day Red Lake split ring on arrival, VF (AAMC CL13b-2602; Unitrade CL13b)
Cat. $750
410
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL FLIGHTS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION 1926 (December 18) Toronto - Red Lake promotional flight; Patricia Airways imprint envelope with illustrated all-over route map on reverse, bearing uncancelled 2c green Admiral, flight cachet showing a known date error "1929" instead of "1926" next to stamp, similar cachet without date on reverse, along with the rare (25c) Patricia Airways, Style One Official stamp with Monogram "FED" (F.E. Davidson, president) initials in red ink - very few such initialed "FED" covers are known, tied on arrival by Red Lake DE 20 split ring along with additional strike on obverse, VF (AAMC CL13e-2606a; Unitrade CL13e); ex. Jack Myers (January 1986; Lot 630), Ernest Wall (June 2015; Lot 355)
Cat. $1,850+
411
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL FLIGHTS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION 1926 (July 7) Sioux Lookout - Pine Ridge First Flight; "Maple Leaf" cachet handstamped in red and pilot signed, bearing 2c+1c brown Die II War Tax tied by Toronto JUL 1 slogan and CDS dispatch cancels; on reverse (25c) Patricia Airways, Style One, green route inscriptions and displays the very scarce INVERTED "RED LAKE" around frame of the stamp; Rolling Portage JUL 3, Sioux Lookout JUL 5 and JUL 7 26 CDS, two of which ties the stamp, double-ring Pine Ridge JU 7 / 26 P.A. & E. company cachet CDS on arrival, VF (AAMC CL13i-2602b; Unitrade CL13i)
Cat. $2,500
412
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL FLIGHTS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION 1926 (August 2) Birch Lake - Sioux Lookout Flight - ; green flight cachet cover with 2c green Admiral tied by Birch Lake datestamp, second strike ties (50c) Patricia Airways, Style Two airmail stamp showing the very scarce "OTT" in LOOKOUT variety, postmarked Sioux Lookout CDS on arrival; faint ageing to cover mostly on obverse. An elusive and under-rated cover showing the listed route inscription variety, VF (AAMC CL18c-2600c; the scarcest leg with only 105 pieces carried, much less with this variety; Unitrade CL18c)
Cat. $750+
413
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL FLIGHTS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION 1926 (August 2) Woman Lake - Sioux Lookout First Flight; clean cover with flight cachet in green, franked with 2c green Admiral tied by Woman Lake double-ring CDS at left; on reverse a well centered (50c) Patricia Airways, Style Two official stamp with monogram "FED" handstamp in green, additionally showing the elusive "LOOKOTT" variety, tied by same-day Sioux Lookout CDS on arrival - then forwarded to Toronto by train with AU 4 CDS receiver, a very scarce combination of the monogram and route inscription variety on cover, VF (AAMC CL18f-2600a + footnote; Unitrade CL18f)
Cat. $2,850
414
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL FLIGHTS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION 1927 (June 21) Haileybury - Rouyn Flight; cover from Richmond Hill, Ont. attractively franked with two 1c yellow Admirals postmarked by light JUN 17 dispatch and a (50c) Patricia Airways, Style Two with 10c overprint (Type A) in red with Broken "N" in ROUYN (Unitrade listed, but not on this particular stamp), Rouyn JUN 23 arrival CDS; clear Haileybury JUN 21 flight departure CDS on reverse, VF and scarce (AAMC CL19 variety - 2700; Unitrade CL19 variety) ex. Ernest Wall (June 2015; Lot 414), Paul Cere (November 2017; Lot 3582)
Est. $500+
415
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL FLIGHTS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION 1927 (July 1) Red Lake - Sioux Lookout First Flight; clean cover franked with two 1c yellow Admirals postmarked by departure Rouyn split ring, second strike ties the rare (50c) Patricia Airways, Style Two with ascending (5c) RED LAKE (Type D) handstamped in violet on the First Day of Issue, further tied by Sioux Lookout JUL 4 CDS on arrival, VF (AAMC CL21ai-2700a + footnote - about 5 carried; Unitrade CL21ai)

This rare airmail shows the constant small "v" in "VIA" variety, Position 2 in the pane of eight. Only two panes were printed, so only two examples can possibly exist. It is currently listed in Unitrade, valued at $4,500 for mint but as yet unpriced on cover.
Est. $3,000+
416
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL FLIGHTS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION 1927 (July 1) Red Lake - Sioux Lookout flight cover franked with 1c yellow Admiral pair tied by Red Lake split ring departure, additional strike ties the very rare (50c) Patricia Airways, Style Two with HORIZONTAL (5c) RED LAKE handstamp (Type D) in violet, Sioux Lookout JUL 4 arrival CDS also ties at lower left. A highly desirable handstamp variety on cover and one of the great rarities of the Patricia Airways & Exploration Co. airmails, VF (AAMC CL21-2700b; about 5 pieces carried; Unitrade CL21bi)
Cat. $4,500
417
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL FLIGHTS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION 1928 (February 3) Sioux Lookout - Red Lake flight; cover franked 2c green Admiral tied by Sioux Lookout duplex; on reverse the elusive (50c) Patricia Airways, Style Three with ascending 10c overprint (Type A) in red with descending 5c overprint (Type B) in black - the Grounded Airplane variety, unlisted on this particular airmail stamp and very scarce. On arrival, airmail stamp tied by Red Lake FE 5 28 split ring. A neat variety on cover, ideal for the specialist, VF (AAMC [CL27]-2800a; Unitrade CL27 variety, cat. as normal)
Cat. $450+
418
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL FLIGHTS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION 1928 (February 3) Sioux Lookout - Goldpines flight; clean 2c on 3c KGV postal envelope cancelled Sioux Lookout FE 3 28 duplex; on reverse (50c) Patricia Airways, Style Three with ascending 10c overprint (Type A) in red and descending (5c) RED LAKE (Type D) in deep purple, tied on arrival Goldpines FE 4 28 split ring. The airmail furthermore shows the Grounded Airplane variety - unlisted on this particular stamp, VF (AAMC [CL29a]-2800; Unitrade CL29a + variety; cat. as normal)
Cat. $350+
419
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL FLIGHTS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION 1928 Atlin - Whitehorse Return Flight; Yukon Airways stationery envelope bearing 2c green Confederation along with 25c blue airmail showing the very scarce "ArRWAYS" variety (only 1 in 80 has the variety), both tied by Atlin, BC AP 13 28 dispatch CDS and arrival Whitehorse AP 16 CDS on back, VF; few covers bearing the variety exist. (AAMC CL42a-2801e; Unitrade CL42a)
Cat. $550
420
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL FLIGHTS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION 1928 Whitehorse - Carcross Flight; Yukon Airways stationery envelope bearing 2c green Confederation and 25c blue airmail with the elusive Re-entry in left "2" of "25" (only 1 in 80 has the variety), both tied by Whitehorse, Yukon AP 13 28 dispatch CDS, on back Carcross, Yukon AP 16 split ring struck on arrival, VF; the first time we recall offering this variety on cover. (AAMC CL42f-2801a; Unitrade CL42f)

This variety (exact position still unknown) displays cross hatching that had been added to repair the plate - per William Topping's "Yukon Airways and Exploration Company Limited" handbook (see page 54).
Cat. $500+
421
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL FLIGHTS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION 1930 (July 22) Edmonton - Fort McMurray first flight; registered cover franked with pair of 1c yellow Admiral and 10c green Mt. Hurd (Scott 105, 155) tied by Edmonton CDS, flight cachet at left; on reverse (10c) purple "VIA AIR" imperforate single with margin at left (Pos. 7) tied by boxed cancel, Registered JUL 23 1930 Fort McMurray, Alberta CDS in blue and similar postmark with JUL 30 date ties the airmail. A scarce genuine usage of an imperforate on cover, VF (AAMC CL49f-2900; Unitrade CL49f)
Cat. $500
422
SEMI-OFFICIAL AIRMAIL FLIGHTS - THE D'ARCY MOSHER COLLECTION Eight covers - Northern Air Service CL5 (2), CL5b blue dot left of monogram variety (3), all five pilot signed, flown Rouyn, Que - Haileybury, Ont., Cherry Red Airline CL46i & CL46ii two different varieties on cover franked with Scott #161 pair, CL40a Aklavik, NWT to Fort McMurray, Alta., and CL52 surcharge single Edmonton - Fort McMurray flight. F-VF (Unitrade cat. $1,350)
Est. $350+
CANADA STAMPLESS COVERS
423
CANADA STAMPLESS COVERS Handwritten lettersheet in French by Godefroi, Comte d'Estrades with "A Paris ce 8 May 1638" dateline and his elaborate signature, carried privately with no postal markings to Secretary of Command of King Louis XIII; some archival straightening at one side, in an otherwise excellent state of preservation considering its age. A wonderful collateral item related to the early New France era.

Godefroi, Comte d'Estrades, 1607-1668, served as diplomat, Marshal of France and Viceroy of New France among other functions. A contemporary engraved self-portrait is enclosed.
Est. $500+
CANADA
424
CANADA Attractive engraved plate essay in black on card, very seldom found as such, VF
Est. $750+
425
CANADA 1TCiii,Trial colour plate proof with brilliant colour, horizontal SPECIMEN overprint in carmine, on card mounted india paper, VF
Cat. $400
426
CANADA 1,An impressive large margined example with prominent laid lines, printer's ink smudge at top right, light concentric rings cancel, VF JUMBO; 2001 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $1,600
427
CANADA 1ii,A very scarce example showing prominent laid lines and Major Re-entry (Plate A; Position 34) with strong doubling on bottom "3s", in and around "EE PENCE", radiant colour, neat concentric rings, clear at lower left to mostly large margins all around including portion of adjacent stamp at right. A sought-after plate variety seldom encountered on Canada's First Issue, F-VF
Cat. $2,250
428
CANADA 1iv,An attractive used single showing the "VR" Re-entry, most doubling and other traits clear of the light concentric rings cancellation, ample to large margins, bright colour on flawless paper with visible laid lines. A very scarce variety on the laid paper, VF
Cat. $1,800
429
CANADA 1853 (May 2) Blue folded entire datelined "St. Davids May 1st 1853", bearing a 3p red on handmade laid paper (Plate A; Pos. 73), well clear margins and tied by concentric rings, Queenston, U.C. double arc dispatch at left, manuscript "Money" and registry number along with two MONEY - LETTER straightline handstamps struck in black, contrary to postal instructions; light cover stain at right and couple light file folds away from stamp. Pays the 3p domestic letter rate, the 1p registration fee paid in cash as customary; on reverse clear London JY 4 transit and Chatham JY 5 arrival datestamps. A very elusive usage of the 3p laid paper on a Money Letter, F-VF (Unitrade 1)

Census: 17 Domestic Money Letters franked with the 3p laid paper have been compiled in the Wayne Smith census.
Est. $1,000+
430
CANADA 2TCv, 2TCxiii,Trial colour plate proofs on india paper in grey and in lilac, each with vertical SPECIMEN overprint in orange, VF
Cat. $600
431
CANADA 2,A scarce used horizontal pair, small margin at left to full margins on other sides, concentric rings cancels; hard to find in sound condition, F-VF (Unitrade cat. $3,000 as singles only)

Expertization: 1997 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: Fred Jarrett, Sissons, October 1959; Lot 58

Winthrop Boggs in his seminal work "The Postage Stamps and Postal History of Canada" allocates a multiplying value factor of "8" for a pair versus a single used stamp.
Est. $2,000+
432
CANADA 2b,An appealing used single with small to unusually large margins, prominent visible laid lines, strong colour and impression on fresh paper, ideally struck concentric rings cancellation, F-VF; 2017 Greene Foundation cert. ex. Charles Lathrop Pack (Part II, April 1945; Lot 61)
Cat. $1,875
433
CANADA 1851 (August 26) A superb folded entire lettersheet bearing an equally superb 6p slate violet on handmade laid paper with visible laid lines, large margined with fabulous colour as the day it was printed, tied by two concentric rings, clear Montreal double arc dispatch in red at right, border exchange arc "CANADA" and PAID handstamps in red, paying the 6 pence letter rate (early usage) to the US, couple file folds away from stamp. A wonderful cover in all respects, XF GEM; 2021 Greene Foundation cert. (Unitrade 2)
Est. $1,500+
434
CANADA 3TC,Trial colour die proof (originating from the composite die) in deep orange red on india paper on thick card (0.016" thick), shows characteristic "scar" at "CE" of PENCE, ample margins and very scarce, VF; 2021 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $11,000
435
CANADA 3Pi,A very large margined plate proof single on india paper with vertical SPECIMEN overprint in carmine, negligible tone spot, bright clear impression, VF
Cat. $2,500
436
CANADA 4d,An extraordinary example of the coveted Plate A, Position 1 with large sheet margins on two sides, excellent colour and bright impression on fresh paper, ideally cancelled by central concentric rings; a wonderful stamp that will stand out in anyone's collection, XF GEM
Est. $750+
437
CANADA 4d,A used vertical pair with adequate to very large margins, concentric rings in black and additional light cancel in red at lower right, VF; ex. Dale-Lichtenstein (Sale 10, December 1970; Lot 216)
Cat. $600
438
CANADA 4d, x,Used single with well clear to large margins, prominently shows the elusive STITCH WATERMARK variety, running wide and vertically at centre (easily visible without fluid), neat central concentric rings; a great stamp for the specialist, VF
Cat. $1,000
439
CANADA 4d variety,A superb, large margined used example showing the "N-Flaw" plate variety with oblique mark through "S" of "POSTAGE" and noticeable mark in "N" of "CANADA", unobtrusive concentric rings, XF
Cat. $300+
440
CANADA 4d,A premium quality used pair with large margins, radiant colour and neat concentric rings cancels; a beautiful pair in all respects, XF; 2005 Greene Foundation cert. ex. "Loch" Collection (April 1999; Lot 92)
Cat. $600+
441
CANADA 4d, viii,A very scarce used block of four (Plate B, Pos. 41-42 / 51-52), wide (17mm) sheet margin at left, couple diagonal pressed creases, irregular separation at top left and touching outer frame at foot, especially desirable as Major Re-entry B42 is clearly shown at upper right with doubling on nearly all lettering and above "POSTAGE", a very presentable block, Fine
Est. $750+
442
CANADA 4ii, viii,A selected used example in the distinctive early printing shade, mostly large margins, showing Major Re-entry throughout design notably the lettering, the "VR" and all four "3"s, F-VF
Cat. $350
443
CANADA 4a variety,A choice, large margined example showing the "N-Flaw" plate variety with noticeable mark above "N" of "CANADA" and white flaw between "E P" of "THREE PENCE" among other characteristics, centrally struck concentric rings, VF
Cat. $350+
444
CANADA 4a,A used horizontal pair with amazing colour, clear impression, ample to large margins and light unobtrusive concentric rings, F-VF; ex. Dale-Lichtenstein (Sale 10, December 1970; Lot 157)
Cat. $525
445
CANADA 4a, xii,Major Re-entry with distinctive doubling in various places including lower left "3" and in and below "EE PEN" of "THREE PENCE". Well clear to very large margins, rich colour and sharp impression, F-VF
Cat. $900
446
CANADA 4, 4vii,Vertical pair with well clear to large margins, rich colour, socked-on-nose concentric rings which still allow many of the characteristic traits of the Major Re-entry (Plate A; Pos. 47) on lower stamp being visible - the best known plate variety on the three pence Beaver with strong doubling in and around most lettering in the oval and all corner "3s", etc. F-VF
Cat. $1,200
447
CANADA 4,An appealing used horizontal strip of four (Plate A; Pos. 84-87) with great colour on fresh paper, just touching outer frame below third stamp, otherwise just clear to large margins, light vertical crease on second stamp invisible from the front, a Fine and very scarce multiple.
Est. $500+
448
CANADA 4xi,A choice, large margined horizontal pair, portion of adjacent stamp shows at top, rich colour on fresh paper, light concentric rings cancels, VF+; 2005 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $700+
449
CANADA 4xiii,A lovely example with portion of sheet margin at right, well-defined concentric rings cancellation clear from most features of the Major Re-entry with prominent doubling below and through "EE PEN" of "THREE PENCE", top & bottom left "3" among other characteristics; a great stamp, VF+

No imprint shows in margin as imprints on the three pence (divided plates) made their appearance following a printing order in October 1856.
Cat. $1,200
450
CANADA 4xi,A choice, appealing, large margined example with radiant colour and neat centrally struck concentric rings, XF
Cat. $350+
451
CANADA 4i variety,Used single with rich colour and bright impression, shows trace of the imprint running nearly the entire length of the right margin, also shows the documented plate variety "Full Stop 3" with large coloured dot at bottom right corner among other traits, light four-ring numeral cancel, VF
Cat. $350+
452
CANADA 4 variety,A selected used example showing the documented "Weeping Sun" plate variety clear of the neat concentric rings cancel, fabulous colour, VF+ (Unitrade cat. as normal)
Cat. $300+
453
CANADA 4,A sound used example with small clear margins and portion of margin at top with nearly complete (Rawd)on, Hatch & Edson, New York imprint, very lightly cancelled, F-VF
Est. $200+
454
CANADA 4,A beautiful example with bright colour on fresh paper, ideally light four-ring numeral cancels, VF
Cat. $300
455
CANADA 4iii,An attractive example with ample to large margins, rich colour and neat centrally struck four-ring '2' (Belleville, U.C.) cancellation in BLUE, F-VF
Cat. $675
456
CANADA 4c,The scarcer printing on this distinctive fragile paper, sharp impression, ample to large margins and clear four-ring '2' cancel, F-VF
Cat. $600
457
CANADA 4c, viii,A stunning corner margin example on the distinctive fragile paper, impressive 10 to 13mm sheet margins, large margins on other sides except just in at top left from irregular separation, showing a Major Re-entry with numerous small marks through most of the lettering, light indistinct four-ring numeral cancel; light pressed creasing and trivial thins entirely confined to the margins in no way detract, an impressive stamp, F-VF (Unitrade 4c, viii) ex. Charles Lathrop Pack (Part III, November 1945; Lot 37)
Est. $500+
458
CANADA 1856 (December 29) Small cover from Hamilton to Kingston bearing a 3p orange red on medium wove, tiny tear at left but clear to large margins and tied by unusual segmented cork from Hamilton with double arc dispatch at left; partially clear Kingston DE 30 receiver on back. A striking item ranking among the earliest known usages of a cork cancellation in Canada, VF (Unitrade 4ii)
Est. $500+
459
CANADA 1857 (July 31) visually striking folded cover mailed from London to St. Catharines, U.C. bearing the distinctive 3p deep red shade (Plate A; Pos. 78) on the very elusive so-called thin soft brittle paper (according to C. Firby the rarest paper variety of the 3p Beavers). Superbly tied by four-ring '19' numeral cancellation with equally remarkable large circular London, Canada JUL 31 1857 datestamp at left; next-day receiver backstamp. A wonderful cover, XF (Unitrade 4i variety)

A rare paper variety with a mere 5 covers have been reported. All were used in London between March & November 1857.
Est. $750+
460
CANADA 1857 (October 14) Folded cover from Montreal to Colonel Barton, Commanding 9th Regt. H.M.S. "Vulcan" at Quebec; a Royal Navy troopship which had recently operated in the Black Sea during the Crimean War. Franked with 3p deep red on medium wove paper, adequate to very large margins, tied by four-ring '21' cancel, Montreal double arc dispatch. Stamp shows the "VR" Re-entry (Plate B; Pos. 53) with numerous doubling marks in both "VR" letters, very noticeable in "THREE PENCE", etc. A scarce and appealing usage of this well-known variety, VF (Unitrade 4i, viii)
Est. $350+
461
CANADA 1857 (December 5) Small blue cover from Perth, U.C. to Brockville with 3p brown red on medium wove paper, small margins, slightly in at lower right, tied by neat four-ring '29' cancellation; very scarce on Pence issue, faint receiver on back, Fine cover with VF strike (RF 4+) (Unitrade 4a variety) ex. Jim Hennok (October 2005; Lot 76)

The 3p Beaver stamp is from Plate A; Pos. 86, Second State which shows the very elusive "Beaver Gouge" variety - a large plate crack "line" positioned in front of the beaver.

Est. $350+
462
CANADA 1858 (January 28) A fresh white envelope bearing a large margined 3p red on the distinctive soft horizontally ribbed paper (Plate A; Pos. 64) neatly tied by concentric rings, superb Tecumseh, U.C. double arc dispatch at left with filled-in manuscript date, addressed to Barrie with Bradford JA 28 transit datestamp in blue and part of large circular Barrie 29 JAN 1858 arrival CDS on back; Vincent G. Greene backstamp. An outstanding cover, XF (Unitrade 4c)
Est. $750+
463
CANADA 1858 (July 5) Clean cover sent by Louis Joseph Papineau to his wife in Saratoga Springs, New York, bearing lower sheet margin 3p red pair on medium wove paper (Plate B; Positions 99 & 100), clear to large margins and showing small portion of imprint at left, tied by four-ring '21' numeral cancels, Montreal double arc dispatch (last year digit unclear, but in our view 1858); no backstamp as customary for mail to the US, VF; 2004 Greene Foundation cert. (Unitrade 4) ex. Clayton Huff (Part 2, February 1987; Lot 217), Guilford Collection of Canada Pence Issues (September 1994; Lot 2074)
Est. $750+
464
CANADA Orange cover bearing two slightly overlapping large margined imperforate 3p red on medium wove paper, tied by diamond grid cancels of Toronto, partially legible large Toronto JUL 17 circular datestamp (circa. 1858) light italic PAID handstamp in red, addressed to Cayuga, New York; portion of backflap missing and light wrinkling. An attractive 6 pence rate to the US, F-VF cover with VF-XF stamps (Unitrade 4)
Est. $350+
465
CANADA 1858 (September 25) Small cover in immaculate condition bearing a single 3p red on medium wove paper (Plate A; Pos. 85), small flaws, attractively tied by Quebec, L.C. SP 25 1858 double arc datestamp - quite unusual, addressed to Brockville with partial receiver on back, VF and pretty. (Unitrade 4)
Est. $300+
466
CANADA 1859 (May 6) Small white cover from Toronto to Brockville, bearing an imperforate 3p red on ribbed hard wove paper (Plate A; Position 100), well clear to large margins, prominent Short Transfer plate variety visible along entire left frame, cancelled by diamond grid with split ring dispatch at foot; next-day split ring receiver on back, F-VF (Unitrade 4iii + variety) ex. Clayton Huff (Part 2, February 1987; Lot 225)
Est. $350+
467
CANADA 5,A selected used example with ample to large margins, unusually deep vibrant colour, sharp impression on pristine fresh paper, light central concentric rings cancel, VF
Cat. $1,600
468
CANADA 7a,A beautiful unused example of this sought-after classic stamp, displaying ample to large margins all around, fabulous colour and brilliant impression on fresh wove paper. Seldom encountered in such selected quality, VF; 2021 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $14,000
469
CANADA 8,A remarkable mint single with well clear to very large margins, displaying bright colour on pristine paper and showing unusually full original gum, NEVER HINGED. Very Fine (Unitrade cat. for hinged - unpriced NH)

Expertization: 2000 PF certificate
Cat. $2,800+
470
CANADA 8,Post office fresh mint example in flawless condition, clear at left to large margins, superb colour and full pristine original gum, Fine+ NH (Unitrade cat. as mint OG; no premium indicated for NH status)
Cat. $1,400+
471
CANADA 8 + variety,A selected used pair printed in a deeper shade, unusually large margined, tiny thin speck not readily discernible at left, along with the elusive Major Re-entry (Pos. 58) with prominent doubling marks in "CAN" of "CANADA", in and around "AGE" of "POSTAGE", sharp concentric rings cancels, very appealing, VF
Est. $1,500+
472
CANADA 9TCi,Trial colour plate proof pair in black on india paper, vertical SPECIMEN overprint in carmine, brilliant fresh and scarce, F-VF; 2001 Greene cert.
Cat. $1,000
473
CANADA 9a,A premium mint example of this rare classic stamp, printed in the distinctive darker shade and displaying a bold impression on fresh paper, well margined and remarkably retaining full original gum. A desirable stamp with superior physical traits, very seldom encountered as such, VF LH

Expertization: 1974 BPA and 2018 Greene Foundation certificates

A BEAUTIFUL MINT EXAMPLE OF THE SEVEN AND ONE HALF PENNY IN THE DARK GREEN SHADE WITH FULL ORIGINAL GUM.
Cat. $30,000
474
CANADA 12,A rare, sound unused example with above-average centering for this notoriously difficult perforated issue, excellent colour on fresh paper, very scarce in sound unused condition, Fine; 2021 Greene Foundation cert. (stating "regummed" which was subsequently soaked off)
Cat. $12,000
475
CANADA 12i, iv,A striking used single with amazing deep rich colour, normal centering for the issue, showing Re-entry (Plate A; Pos. 91), small doubling marks clearly visible throughout lettering, superb colour and strong impression aid in identifying the characteristics of this documented variety, indistinct four-ring numeral cancel, Fine
Cat. $750
476
CANADA 12,A beautiful used example, well centered for this difficult first perforated issue, bright colour and fresh with light four-ring '21' (Montreal) cancel, F-VF; 1991 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $1,100
477
CANADA 12,A bright, fresh used single lightly cancelled by four-ring numeral ('27' or '37'), an above average example, Fine
Cat. $600
478
CANADA 1859 (June 20) Orange envelope bearing a quite well centered 3p orange red (Plate B; Pos. 44), perf 11¾, tiny corner crease, design clear of perforations on three sides, tied by light four-ring '2' numeral cancel, Belleville, U.C. split ring dispatch, mailed to Roslin, Hastings County, Fine (Unitrade 12)
Est. $500+
479
CANADA 13,A remarkable mint single displaying intact perforations all around, characteristic centering associated with Canada's first perforated issue, perforations clear of design on three sides, brilliant fresh colour, large part original gum relatively lightly hinged. Mint examples are very seldom encountered - this stamp is on nearly every collector's wish list. This example is among the nicest of the few available mint examples, Fine+ H

Expertization: 2016 Greene Foundation certificate
Cat. $25,000
480
CANADA 14P-20TC,The basic set of six plate proofs in or near issued colours, 5c & 12½c on india paper, other on card mounted india, VF
Cat. $1,650
481
CANADA 14P,A choice lower margin plate proof block of six on card mounted india paper, full ABNC imprint at foot (Pos. 87/99), VF (Cat. as single proofs)
Cat. $1,500+
482
CANADA 1868 (September 7) Ramsay & Son Importers of Window Glass, Oils, Paints advertising cover bearing a mixed issue franking of Decimal 5c vermilion & Large Queen 1c brown red on Bothwell paper tied by clear Montreal SP 7 68 duplex cancels; pays the 6 cent letter rate to the US (effective April 1, 1868). Horizontal cover fold, a very scarce and beautiful mix-issue franked cover, VF (Unitrade 15, 22ii)

Provenance: Sam Nickle (March 1993; Lot 696)
Est. $1,500+
483
CANADA 16,A fabulous trial colour die proof in dark violet brown, printed on the distinctive thin hard bond paper (0.003" thick), exceptionally fresh and superb in all respects. A highly sought-after proof, XF
Est. $2,500+
484
CANADA 20TC + varieties,Left and Right margin ABNC imprint plate proof blocks of six on card mounted india paper, choice and fresh, VF (Cat. as normal single proofs)

These two blocks are from Positions 11/32 and 19/40 respectively; engraver's slip - extension of vertical framelines at Positions 11 & 12 on former block and at Positions 19 & 40 on latter. Right block shows dash in lower right "2" visible at five positions.
Cat. $3,600
485
CANADA 20TC + varieties,Right margin ABNC plate imprint proof block of six on card mounted india paper, choice, VF (Cat. as normal single proofs)

Positions 69/90 with engraver's slip - extension of vertical framelines at Positions 69 & 70; also dash in lower right "2" visible at three positions.
Cat. $1,800
486
CANADA 20TC, vi,Lower margin plate proof block of six on card mounted india paper (Pos. 87/99), full ABNC imprint at foot, lower left proof shows the constant Scratch on Neck variety (Position 97), brilliant fresh and VF (Cat. as normal single proofs)
Cat. $1,800
487
CANADA 27,A quite well centered mint single with bold rich colour, remarkably retaining a large portion of its characteristic dull, white streaky original gum, hinged; a few negligible dulled perfs at top, much nicer than what we are accustomed to seeing, F-VF OG; clear 2021 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $4,200
488
CANADA 29,Nicely centered with large margins, small portion of plate imprint visible in sheet margin, stamp is VF NH
Cat. $480
489
CANADA 1888 (March 26) Cover from Newmarket, Ont. to Sydney, New South Wales (Australia), a scarce single-franking 15c deep blue grey on medium vertical wove paper, perf 12, smudge cancelled with clear Newmarket dispatch CDS at left, cover slightly reduced at right and small tear at top; on reverse Windsor MR 27, San Francisco APR 1 and APR 5 transits, along with neat Sydney MY 3 88 arrival postmark, redirected to Bloomfield, Ontario and rated "6d" (to collect) with Windsor JU 1 transit. A very scarce cover paying the 15 cent non-UPU letter rate to Australia via the United States (effective until end of 1888), Fine (Unitrade 30b)
Est. $600+
490
CANADA La Semaine Religieuse de Québec multi-page journal with "Samedi 24 Fevrier 1894" dateline mailed from Cap Santé to France, franked with single ½c black tied by circular mute cancel; an erroneous and shortpaid circular, as the rate was One cent per two ounces to France, but delivered without due markings. Folded horizontally at centre, very appealing and in an excellent state of preservation, VF and rare (Unitrade 34)
Est. $750+
491
CANADA 35vii,An attractive mint single with exceptional colour, displaying characteristic dull, white streaky original gum; a hard to find early printing, Fine NH
Cat. $500
492
CANADA 1886 (August 3) Clean cover bearing a vertically bisected Two cent green, Montreal printing, provisionally used to pay the One cent local drop letter rate, ideally tied by an oval mute grid cancel, equally clear Guysborough, NS split ring dispatch at left. A rare bisect usage from the Interior of Nova Scotia and in unusually choice condition, Very Fine; 1998 Greene Foundation cert. (Unitrade 36c; catalogue value $3,000+) ex. Bill Simpson (Part II, May 1996; Lot 84)

Although unauthorized by Canadian postal administration, this cover demonstrates the ongoing acceptance of bisected stamps, which began during the early Colonial era throughout the Maritime Provinces, when Pence stamps were readily bisected into halves or even quarters for paying the required postal rates.
Est. $1,500+
493
CANADA 37d,A selected used example of this scarcer perforation gauge, reasonably well centered for the issue, attractively struck with two-ring '7' of Saint John, F-VF; 2020 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $1,325
494
CANADA 37a shade,A very well centered and choice used strip of three with two-ring '47' (Napanee) cancels, unusually nice in a distinctive darker shade of rose, VF
Est. $100+
495
CANADA 37i,A superb used single on the scarcer, distinctively thick fibrous paper, characteristic shade and impression, unusually well centered for this and attractively cancelled by central two-ring '33' (Sherbrooke; RF 7), VF+; 1973 RPS of London cert.
Cat. $250+
496
CANADA 37a,Positional mint pair showing complete THREE CENTS counter imprint in the top margin, stamps are Pos. 2 & 3 in the sheet, quite well centered for the issue with exceptional colour and impression; diagonal crease in margin away from imprint, both stamps with remarkably full, dull, white original gum NEVER HINGED. A great item, F-VF NH (Unitrade cat. as singles only) ex. Bill Simpson (Part IV, March 1997; Lot 1203)
Cat. $3,750
497
CANADA 41,An impressive mint single, well centered with extra wide margins and deep colour, VF NH JUMBO
Cat. $270+
498
CANADA 1877 (March 11) Small cover bearing a seldom encountered vertical bisect of the 6c yellow brown, Montreal printing perf 12, used to pay the 3 cent domestic letter rate, well centered and choice, superbly tied by Norwood, Ont. MR 11 77 split ring and mailed to Toronto with clear Night MR 13 77 split ring receiver on back. A rarely seen early bisect cover originating from Ontario; most known examples originate from the Maritime Provinces. Furthermore, most that exist are bisected diagonally, VF (Unitrade 39a; cat. $5,000)

Expertization: 2006 BPA certificate

Due to a shortage of postage stamps at smaller post offices, bisected stamps were tolerated and permitted without penalty, even though the practice was not authorized by postal authorities.

Est. $3,000+
499
CANADA 43,A very well centered mint single with bright fresh colour, VF NH
Cat. $1,200
500
CANADA Aden,1887 (October 6) Neat cover with Drawer 1281 Winnipeg corner imprint, addressed to Aden, Arabia, bearing a well centered pair of Montreal printing 5c dark olive grey perf 12, minor perf fault, nicely tied by Winnipeg duplex, top left corner of cover skilfully restored. Reverse displays a lovely array of transit and arrival markings with London OC 20 87, Aden NOV 1 87, Aden Cant. NO 1 87 and sent to Dead Letter Office nearly 2½ years latter with British MR 28 90 & Canadian AP 10 90 DLO markings. A fabulous destination cover with wonderful appeal, paying the established 5c cent UPU letter rate + the authorized UPU surtax for lengthy sea transit, VF (Unitrade 38)

The 5 cent surtax per half ounce was in effect from April 1879 to end of December 1887 for mail going to Indian Ocean and the Far East destinations.

Provenance: George Arfken, May 1997; Lot 984
S.J. Menich, June 2000; Lot 80

Literature: Illustrated and discussed in Arfken "Canada and the Universal Postal Union" on page 57 (Figure 4-3)
Est. $2,500+
501
CANADA Aden,1897 (June 21) Seg'y Treas, Alma Mater Society business envelope mailed from Sherbrooke, Que. to Aden, Arabia, paying 5c UPU letter rate with a well centered 5c grey Ottawa printing, small corner crease, tied by Sherbrooke dispatch CDS; London JU 30 97, arriving at Aden JL 12 with two backstamps. Redirected to Nagpur, India without penalty or due markings according to UPU regulations, with unusual "réepédie" handstamp, backstamped Sea Post Office JL 20 and Nagpur JL 26 97. Cover a little soiled and with edge wrinkles, minor observations for this well-travelled cover, F-VF (Unitrade 42)
Est. $600+
502
CANADA Afghanistan,1879 (November 4) Superb cover to Captain H. Martin Sandbach of the Hazara Mountain Battery, paying the 10 cent UPU authorized surtax to India & Afghanistan. Although endorsed "via Brindisi", the cover is franked with two single 5c deep olive, Montreal printing perf 11½x12 tied by neat Montreal NO 4 79 duplex datestamps, enough for the Southampton route - 10 cent UPU surtax per half ounce, effective as of July 1879. This sea route on Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company ship out of Southampton was discontinued in February 1880. Addressed to Sitapur, N.W. Provinces (now Pakistan), it was then forwarded by Army Mail to Captain Sandbach who was stationed in Kabul. A beautiful range of transit and instructional markings mostly clearly struck on back. This very rare Second Afghan War Cover, of which only four have been recorded is by a long margin THE FINEST KNOWN, in a remarkable state of preservation considering the lengthy and difficult terrain it travelled, VF+ (Unitrade 38a)

Provenance: George Arfken, May 1997; Lot 985

Literature: Subject of a 3-page article by Arfken "A Second Afghan War Cover" Maple Leaves, CPS of GB, Vol. 23, June 1993, pages 75-77.
The Second Afghan War by George Arfken, Canadian Philatelist, Vol. 64 No. 3, May - June 2013, pages 147-149 (illustrated as Figure 1)


OF THE FOUR SECOND AFGHAN WAR COVERS RECORDED BY GEORGE ARFKEN, THIS EXAMPLE HAS THE EARLIEST RECORDED DATE. THE OTHER THREE WERE MAILED JANUARY TO MARCH OF 1880. ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS SMALL QUEEN POSTAL HISTORY COLLECTION.
Est. $5,000+
503
CANADA Algeria,1877 (March 23) Cover mailed from a small town in Quebec to Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria, short-paying the 10 cent pre-UPU letter rate with a single 3c orange red Montreal printing perf 11½x12, tied by bold segmented cork cancel, dispatch partially legible at lower left, via Montreal MR 26, instructional marking RETURNED FOR POSTAGE handstamp subsequently crossed out, Canada DLO and Ottawa datestamps, rated "3" handstamp. Sent to Algeria via London and Paris, blue crayon marking "30" for 30 centimes claim; cover with small tear and portion of backflap missing. An impressive display of eleven transit and receiver backstamps including Algerian arrival CDS, then redirected to Paris, rated "9" decimes (18 cent to collect). A very scarce pre-UPU shortpaid cover to a rare destination, F-VF (Unitrade 37iii)

Provenance: George Arfken, May 1997; Lot 986
S.J. Menich, June 2000; Lot 82

Literature: Illustrated on front cover and discussed in Arfken article "Canada's Small Queen Era: Underpaid Overseas Letter Mail", Canadian Philatelist journal, Vol. 42 No. 1, Jan. - Feb. 1991, page 23 (Figure 8) - mentions "prepaid only the 3c domestic rate. Underpaid 7c and treated as totally unpaid."
Est. $2,000+
504
CANADA Austria,1879 (June 27) Cover from Quebec to Salzburg franked with Montreal printing 1c lemon yellow pair and 3c orange red perf 12, tied by light Quebec duplex, London Paid 8 JY transit and backstamped Salzburg 10/7 receiver. Pays a very early 5 cent UPU letter rate, scarce, F-VF (Unitrade 35i shade, 37) ex. Ted Nixon (March 2012; Lot 69)
Est. $600+
505
CANADA Austria,1897 (May 14) Banque d'Hochelaga, Montreal cover in clean condition bearing a lovely 10c rose pink Ottawa printing perf 12 neatly tied by Montreal Flag "E" cancel, pays the double UPU letter rate to Vienna; blue Wien 25.5.97 receiver on back. A beautiful cover, VF (Unitrade 45b)
Est. $750+
506
CANADA Bahamas,1875 (December 1) Bluish cover to Nassau endorsed by steamer "Dallas" from New York, bearing Montreal printing pair and two single 3c red perf 11½x12 cancelled by indistinct four-ring numerals (should be "38") as St. Catharines split ring dispatch struck at left; couple tears at right and backflap missing. Clear New York DEC 15 transit CDS in red with red crayon "6" for US claim and blue crayon "8" for Bahamas charge on delivery for this very rare 12 cent (up to one ounce) pre-UPU rate to the Bahamas, which was in effect October 1875 to end of July 1878. An impressive and very rare double rate to this exotic destination, F-VF (Unitrade 37e) ex. "November" Collection (February 1994; Lot 295)
Est. $2,500+
507
CANADA Bahamas,1876 (January 6) Bluish cover franked with two Montreal printing 3c red perf 11½, oxidized colour, tied by rare four-ring '38' cancels (RF 8), St. Catharines JA 6 76 split ring dispatch, addressed to Nassau, Bahamas. Pays the 6 cent per half ounce pre-UPU rate to the Bahamas, via New York & Savannah. New York JAN 18 transit CDS further ties stamps, red crayon "3" for US claim and blue crayon "4" for Bahamas charge on delivery; envelope slightly reduced at left and with staining mostly confined to reverse. A very scarce four-ring numeral cancelled cover to this exotic destination, F-VF (Unitrade 37e) ex. S.J. Menich (June 2000; Lot 91)
Est. $1,000+
508
CANADA Bahamas,1896 (July 20) Economical Mutual Fire Ins. Co. embossed advert cover bearing 2c green and 3c vermilion Ottawa printings perf 12 tied by clear Berlin, Ont. postmarks, New York transit and Nassau receiver backstamps, manuscript "unknown" and returned, entering Dead Letter Office with three different DLO backstamps; a very scarce advertising cover to the British Caribbean, VF (Unitrade 36i, 41)
Est. $250+
509
CANADA Belgium,1872 (March 15) Small cover in pristine condition with remarkable appeal, addressed to Brussels and attractively franked at foot with First Ottawa printing pairs of 2c emerald green and 3c rose red perf 12 tied by Quebec MR 11 72 duplex, third strike at top along with London Paid 20 MR 72 transit CDS in red, oval "PD" handstamp and red crayon "3" for British claim, Bruxelles 29 MARS 72 transit CDS on back. A superb cover in all respects, paying a pre-UPU 10 cent letter rate to Belgium, XF (Unitrade 36 early printing, 37a)

CERTAINLY ONE OF THE FINEST AND EARLIEST PRE-UPU COVERS TO BELGIUM. IT IS INTERESTING TO NOTE THAT THE EARLIEST RECORDED DATE OF A TWO CENT SMALL QUEEN ON A COVER (ADDRESSED DOMESTICALLY OR OUTSIDE BORDERS) IS MARCH 11, 1872.
Est. $2,500+
510
CANADA Belgium,1878 (March 7) Dafoe House, Belleville, Ontario, mailed from Montreal to Mons, Belgium, bearing a well centered, deeper shade of Montreal printing 10c rose lilac, perf 12, superbly tied by Montreal duplex, London Paid 19 MR 78 transit, Belgium transit and arrival backstamps, couple small opening tears at top. Pays the pre-UPU 10 cent letter rate to Belgium with a choice Ten cent Small Queen, very seldom seen thus, VF (Unitrade 40) ex. Claire Jephcott (1987 sold privately), Bill Simpson (Part IV, March 1997; Lot 1273)
Est. $2,000+
511
CANADA Bermuda,1875 (December 23) Small cover bearing Montreal printing perf 11½x12 - two each of 1c orange and 3c red (oxidized) tied by partly legible Quebec DE 23 75 duplex for the very rare 8 cent pre-UPU letter rate (effective October 1875) to Bermuda via New York, quite clear New York DEC 30 circular transit in red further ties the 3c stamps, red crayon "5" for US claim and blue crayon "4" for Bermuda 4p claim, couple small opening tears at top and negligible foxing, a very elusive pre-UPU cover routing via the US, F-VF; 2004 RPS of London cert. (Unitrade 35d, 37e) ex. Michael Rixon (November 2001; Lot 190)

According to Brian Murphy census on Covers to Bermuda (BNA Topics Vol. 56 No. 4, Whole 481; pages 35-39), ONLY TWO COVERS WERE REPORTED paying the 8 cent pre-UPU rate, one of which pays the rate with a similar franking. The cover offered here is a third unreported example.
Est. $1,250+
512
CANADA Bermuda,1876 (January 10) Double weight letter from Quebec to Hamilton, Bermuda, opening tears and slight ageing, remarkably franked with Montreal printings pair of 2c deep green and block of 3c red, minor flaws due to placement, cancelled by light Quebec split rings showing indicia year date error reading "00"; likely postmarked in 1876 or 1877 as stamps are perf 11½x12; also the then current 8 cent single weight letter rate via New York was in effect from October 1875 to end of July 1878. New York circular transit in red, red crayon "10" for US claim and blue crayon "4" for 4p Bermuda claim. Despite the imperfections, an exceedingly rare pre-UPU double weight letter routing via the US, short-lived effective from October 1875 to end of July 1878, Fine (Unitrade 36e, 37e)

Provenance: Ted Nixon, Eastern Auctions, March 2012; Lot 175

According to Brian Murphy census on Covers to Bermuda (BNA Topics Vol. 56 No. 4, Whole 481; pages 35-39) ONLY THREE COVERS EXIST of the 16 cent pre-UPU rate - this being a UNIQUE franking.
Est. $2,000+
513
CANADA Bermuda,1884 (April 17) Mourning cover bearing a pair of 5c dull olive green Montreal printing perf 12, mailed from Victoria, B.C. to Hamilton, Bermuda; minor staining and light fold to cover. Clear dispatch CDS struck at left; on reverse Hamilton, Canada AP 25, New York APR 29 and Hamilton, Bermuda MY 5 CDS receiver. This double weight UPU rate is much scarcer than the usual 5 cent Small Queen covers - in fact, no 10 cent UPU rate was present in the Arfken & Menich collections, F-VF (Unitrade 38)
Est. $1,000+
514
CANADA Bermuda,1889 (March 25) Mourning cover in pristine condition along with intact black wax seal on reverse, bearing a single 5c brownish grey Ottawa printing perf 12 tied by Quebec duplex, pays the 5 cent UPU letter rate to Bermuda with clear Hamilton MR 31 89 CDS receiver on back. Certainly the nicest and cleanest Small Queen UPU cover to Bermuda one can hope to find, XF (Unitrade 42) ex. S.J. Menich (June 2000; Lot 97)
Est. $500+
515
CANADA British Honduras,1893 (February 16) Bank of Montreal cover bearing a 5c grey Ottawa printing perf 12 tied by neat Montreal duplex, mailed to Belize, British Honduras, very clear New York FEB 17 and New Orleans FEB 19 93 transit backstamps, double ring Belize FE 26 1893 arrival CDS attractively struck on obverse for great eye-appeal. A rarely offered Small Queen cover to this remote British Colony, VF (Unitrade 42)
Est. $750+
516
CANADA Cape of Good Hope,1891 (December 15) A remarkable cover originating from the North West Territories, bearing a beautiful franking composed of a single 2c green together with a pair of 5c grey, Ottawa printings perf 12, tied by mute grid cancels, legible Indian Head, N.W.T. DE 15 91 split ring dispatch at left, addressed to General J.T. Hill, Grahamstown, Cape of Good Hope; on reverse Cape Town JA 22 transit and Grahams Town JA 24 92 CDS receiver. An impressive 12 cent non-UPU letter rate, which was in effect for only 24 months, January 1890 to end of December 1891. A wonderful cover perfect for a serious collection, VF; 2000 RPS of London cert. (Unitrade 36i, 42)

Provenance: George Arfken, May 1997; Lot 1216
S.J. Menich, June 2000; Lot 234

Literature: Illustrated and described in Arfken "Canada's Small Queen Era 1870-1897" handbook on page 352 (Figure 16)

ACCORDING TO ARFKEN ANNOTATION ON HIS ALBUM PAGE "THIS IS THE ONLY COVER TO CAPE COLONY PAYING THIS 12¢ RATE THAT HAS BEEN REPORTED".
Est. $3,500+
517
CANADA Ceylon,1877 (May 31) White cover in an excellent state of preservation, mailed from South Zorra, Ontario to Kandy, Ceylon, British East Indies, franked with Montreal printings consisting of an impressive horizontal strip of four of 5c slate green perf 11½x12 and a 2c green perf 12, pen cancelled, South Zorra split ring dispatch at right, London Paid 15 JU 78, clear backstamps of Woodstock and Hamilton JU 1 78, along with Kandy JY 25 Paid CDS receiver, manuscript "6½" in red crayon denoting British claim. A rare and impressive 22c pre-UPU cover to Ceylon paying the 20c letter rate via the Brindisi route (effective April 1877) and 2c Cunard Surtax for mail via New York, VF (Unitrade 36, 38a)

Expertization: 2005 RPS of London certificate

Provenance: Claude Dagenais, Harmers SA, May 2005; Lot 285
Est. $4,000+
518
CANADA Ceylon,1877 (May 4) An exceptional cover to Ceylon, bearing a rarely seen usage of a 5c Small Queen block of four alongside a single 2c green, all Montreal printings, 5c is perf 11½x12, 2c perf 12, cancelled by mute grids, clear South Zorra MY 4 77 split ring dispatch, neat red London Paid 19 MY 77 transit at left, red crayon "6½" marking indicates British claim; on reverse Woodstock MY 5, Hamilton MY 5 77 split ring transits and red Kandy JU10 77 CDS backstamps. Of the ten pre-UPU covers to Ceylon, this is the only one bearing a block of the 5 cent Small Queen. A glorious exhibit-caliber cover paying the 20c letter rate via the Brindisi route, in effect from April 1877 to end of July 1878, plus 2c Cunard Surtax for mail via New York, VF (Unitrade 36, 38a)

The addressee, James Dunlop, was an engineer employed by John Walker & Co., their expertise included coffee pulping equipment.
Est. $3,500+
519
CANADA Ceylon,1878 (March 11) An appealing yellow cover from Woodstock, Ont. to Kandy, Ceylon, British East Indies, endorsed "Via Southampton, England" and franked with two pairs of 5c olive green perf and a 2c green, all Montreal printings perf 11½x12 and attractively tied by large grids, Woodstock split ring dispatch left, red London Paid 23 MR 77 transit further ties the 2c, manuscript "8" in red crayon denoting British claim; on reverse Hamilton MR 11 78 transit and clear Kandy Paid MY 3 CDS on arrival. A very striking cover in a remarkable state of preservation, overpays the then current 16c prepaid letter rate via the Southampton route (effective as of April 1877). A rare and desirable Small Queen destination cover, VF (Unitrade 36e, 38a)

Expertization: 2019 Greene Foundation certificate

The Woodstock postmaster likely misread the rates to Ceylon for a half ounce letter. There were two different rates at the time - the 16 cent via Southampton or the 20 cent via Brindisi. A 2c Cunard Surtax was applied for letters, should the letter be carried by US packet via New York. This letter, if carried via the Southampton route, was overpaid by 6c (or 4c via New York). Perhaps the sender, not wanting to chance the letter returned, applied enough postage to cover a letter sent via a New York and Brindisi route combination.
Est. $3,000+
520
CANADA Ceylon,1879 (February 28) Clean orange cover to Ceylon, British East Indies, endorsed "Via Brindisi" and franked with two manuscript cancelled pairs of 5c olive green, Montreal printing perf 12, couple minute perf flaws, South Zorra split ring dispatch at left, red London Paid MR 11 79 transit; on reverse Woodstock MR 1, Hamilton MR 1 and Colombo AP 17 transits, Kandy AP 18 receiver. An impressive and very early UPU letter rate to Ceylon paying double the 10c per half ounce via Brindisi route (effective August 1st, 1878), rarely seen rate to this exotic, remote British Colony, VF (Unitrade 38)
Est. $2,000+
521
CANADA China,1893 (October 4) 1c black rosette oversized postal card 152 x 92mm (above the UPU size limit of 140 x 90mm) technically not admissible in the UPU mail. Uprated with a single 1c yellow Ottawa printing for the 2 cent UPU card rate to Shanghai, China, tied by Smith Falls, Ont. squared circle, sent via Vancouver OC 9 & OC 16, Hong Kong NO 7 & NO 11 transit CDS, Shanghai NO 16 CDS receiver on back. Light ageing and card crease at top left; an unusual and no doubt very scarce usage of the oversize postcard to China, F-VF (Unitrade 35, P12)
Est. $300+
522
CANADA Denmark,1896 (March 2) Clean cover to Denmark with a nicely centered block of eight and pair of ½c black Ottawa printing perf 12, tied by Toronto / 4 / MR 2 / 96 squared circles; transits London MR 12 CDS in red and Skive 13.3.96 CDS receiver; although a fair amount of mail to Denmark is franked with multiples of the half cent Small Queen, however this one is unusually fresh, VF (Unitrade 34)
Est. $250+
523
CANADA Dutch East Indies,1893 (April 10) 3c Red postal envelope uprated with a ½c black block of four and a single 5c grey, Ottawa printings perf 12, latter has small fault at right which occurred prior to being tied by clear Peter Street / Toronto AP 10 duplex. Mailed registered to the island of Java, Dutch East Indies via London with oval London 21 AP registered datestamp in red; Weltevreden and Soekaboemi receivers. Backflap missing and some light soiling. A rare and exotic Small Queen destination cover paying the newly reduced 5 cent UPU letter rate (the 5 cent UPU surtax to the Dutch East Indies was abolished by January 1892) plus 5 cent registration, Fine (Unitrade 34, 42, EN7)
Est. $750+
524
CANADA France,1872 (October 24) Yellow cover from St. Hyacinthe to Paris, France, neat three-colour franking of First Ottawa 1c orange, 3c rose and 6c yellow brown, partially legible "Leaf" fancy cancels, double arc dispatch left, red London PAID 4 NO, one of two oval "PD" and Calais transit ties stamps, Paris 6 NOV receiver; edge wear at foot, couple light vertical folds and backflap missing, still an attractive, correctly paid ten cent pre-UPU cover to France, Fine+ (Unitrade 35ii, 37a, 39 early printing) ex. George Arfken (May 1997; Lot 1065)
Est. $600+
525
CANADA France,1873 (June 6) Superb cover with French Consulate in North America diplomatic handstamp on reverse, mailed unpaid from Quebec to Dieppe, France, clear split ring dispatch, via England with GB 2F accountancy marking, rated "12" handstamp for 12 decimes (24 cent) to collect from the recipient, Calais transit and Dieppe 19 JUIN arrival CDS postmarks; a great cover, XF; ex. S.J. Menich (June 2000; Lot 767)

If the letter had been sent prepaid, it would have been 16 cent per Canadian Packet or 18 cent via New York by Cunard Packet.
Est. $300+
526
CANADA France,1874 (March 20) Small cover to France, bearing Montreal printing 2c green pair and a 6c yellow brown, all perf 11½x12, tied by well-defined geometric fancy cancels of Ottawa with part of split ring dispatch at foot, London Paid 1 AP CDS, red oval "PD" handstamp and red crayon "4" for British claim, all three markings in red, Paris and Briançon receiver backstamps. Right 2c with pinhole from a staple, part of backflap missing, a fabulous cover with great eye-appeal, VF (Unitrade 36e, 39b)

A lovely and seldom seen correctly prepaid Ten cent pre-UPU letter rate to France - for a letter not exceeding a quarter ounce, via Canadian Packet effective October 1870 to December 1875. From January 1876 until Canada joined the UPU on August 1st, 1878, the letter rate was Ten cents per half ounce.
Est. $1,250+
527
CANADA France,1874 (June 15) Cover from Montreal to Paris, devoid of the usual flaws so prevalent on pre-UPU covers to France, franked with Montreal printing 6c deep yellow brown pair perf 11½x12, nicely centered and tied by Montreal duplex, London Paid 29 JU 74, red oval "PD" paid handstamp, Calais 29 JUIN transit CDS and Paris receiver backstamps. This 12 cent letter rate represents a 10 cent pre-UPU letter (¼ ounce) plus the 2 cent Cunard Packet surtax for a letter via New York, VF and very scarce especially in such selected condition. (Unitrade 39b)
Est. $1,500+
528
CANADA France,1874 (July 3) Small cover with albino embossed crest at top left, mailed from Montreal to Tournus, France, slightly trimmed when opened, franked with Montreal printing 2c green pair and single 6c deep yellow brown, all perf 11½x12, pair with minor flaw at left, neatly tied by Montreal duplex dispatch, paying the 10c pre-UPU letter rate to France for a letter not exceeding a quarter ounce; London JY 13 transit on back. The letter deemed to weigh over a quarter ounce and the short-payment indicated with red manuscript "Ins. prepaid" (for Insufficiently). Rated "24" decimes (or 48 cents) to collect from the recipient as the letter was treated as totally unpaid with no credit given for the partial payment; French accountancy "GB / 2F" handstamp. A striking and excellent example of the often confusing weight scale differential between Canada and France, Fine (Unitrade 36e, 39b) ex. George Arfken (May 1997; Lot 1075)
Est. $750+
529
CANADA France,1877 (February 23) Cover endorsed "Via New York" sent from Montreal to Bordeaux, bearing 3c orange red pair (oxidized colour) and single 6c dark yellow brown, all Montreal printings perf 11½x12 tied by superb Montreal duplex, red London Paid 12 MR 77 CDS in red, Calais red transit, manuscript "3" for British claim, Bordeaux 13 MARS 77 arrival CDS on back. An unusual 12 cent franking paying the newly revised 10 cent pre-UPU letter rate (per half ounce (effective January 1876) plus the 2 cent Cunard Packet surtax for a letter via New York. An appealing and very scarce pre-UPU Cunard rate cover, correctly prepaid to France, VF (Unitrade 37iii, 39b)

Provenance: George Arfken, May 1997; Lot 1085
Est. $1,000+
530
CANADA France,1877 (December 26) A remarkably appealing cover to France, franked with a well centered 10c deep magenta Montreal printing perf 11½x12, attractively tied by concentric rings, Lachine, Que split ring dispatch left, stamp further tied by a red London Paid 9 JA 78 CDS in transit, partially distinct French Ambulant transit in red, manuscript "2½" for British claim, small part of backflap missing, one of nicest pre-UPU 10 cent Small Queen single franked covers to France, VF (Unitrade 40d)

Provenance: George Arfken, May 1997; Lot 1084
Unknown provenance, Small Queen mail to Foreign destinations, Maresch, October 1990; Lot 464, also pictured on the back cover - where it realized $2,700 hammer.

Effective January 1876 to August 1st, 1878 when Canada joined the Universal Postal Union, the letter rate via Canadian Packet was Ten cent per half ounce rather than a quarter ounce as prior.

Est. $2,500+
531
CANADA France,1896 (August 29) Clean registered cover with great appeal mailed from Victoria, B.C. to Beauvais, France, bearing a single 10c rose pink Ottawa printing perf 12 tied by clear dispatch CDS postmark, second strike at right and neat oval "R" registration handstamp at left, on reverse Montreal precursor squared circle and neat Beauvais, Oise 16 SEPT 96 CDS receiver; paying 5 cent UPU letter + 5 cent registration to France, VF (Unitrade 45a)
Est. $750+
532
CANADA Germany,1875 (March 12) Cover from Montreal to Hannover, Germany, minor edge wear and ageing, franked with a 2c green pair and 6c yellow brown single, Montreal printings perf 11½x12, tied by Montreal duplex dispatch, red London PAID 24 MR transit, on reverse Ilten 25 3 75 receiver backstamp. Pays a very scarce 10c pre-UPU letter rate (with an equally scarce franking combination) to the German Empire, Fine (Unitrade 36e, 39b)
Est. $500+
533
CANADA Germany,1878 (February 8) White cover mailed from a travelling US representative at Toronto to Munich, bearing a single 10c dull rose lilac Montreal printing perf 11½x12, nicely centered and tied by Toronto duplex, clear Montreal FEB 11 78 split ring transit and Munchen 28 FEB receiver backstamps. A very rare double-weight example of the short-lived non-UPU 5 cent (per half ounce) Preferred Letter Rate to Germany, in effect from April 1877 to July 31, 1878, VF (Unitrade 40c)

Provenance: Bill Simpson, Part IV, March 1997; Lot 1272

THIS IS THE ONLY KNOWN TEN CENT COVER MAILED TO GERMANY DURING THE PREFERRED NON-UPU PERIOD, WHICH LASTED 16 MONTHS.
Est. $3,000+
534
CANADA Germany,1892 (July 7) H. Trester General Importer, Montreal advertising cover, endorsed "Enclosed 1 Guitar String. No Value", bearing Ottawa printings perf 12 6c red brown and 2c green pair with minor perf flaws from placement on the cover. All nicely tied by Montreal duplex to Markneukirchen, Sachsen (Saxony); on reverse London JY 18 CDS in red and two partial German receivers; an appealing double UPU letter rate to Germany, VF (Unitrade 36i, 43) ex. "Jura" (June 2007; Lot 2350)
Est. $250+
535
CANADA Germany,1893 (March 10) 3c Carmine postal Letter Card (Setting 1; Perforation A), sealed with perforated labels, uprated with Ottawa printing 2c green & 5c grey perf 12, registered from Toronto to Saxony Germany, cancelled by Spadina Ave Toronto duplex and the registration fee payed with the 5c stamp tied by oval "R" handstamp, London transit and clear Weesenstein CDS receiver backstamp. Visually striking, an elusive UPU registered letter card franking to Germany, VF (Unitrade 36i, 42, L1)
Est. $500+
536
CANADA Germany,1894 (April 4) Clean white envelope bearing single 10c rose carmine with rich colour tied by Berlin, Ont duplex to Hamburg, Germany; on reverse London AP 14 and Hamburg 15-4 receiver backstamps; pays double UPU letter rate to Germany. About 10 single-franked 10c Small Queen covers during the 1890s (Ottawa printings) have been recorded to Germany, VF (Unitrade 45a) ex. George Arfken (May 1997; Lot 1115)
Est. $500+
537
CANADA Germany,1896 (May 13) A neat full cover mailed registered to Efringen-Kirchen, Baden Germany, bearing a single 10c rose pink shade, Ottawa printing perf 12, tied by light oval "R" handstamp, second strike below, clear St. Roch de Quebec, Que dispatch CDS at left, oval Registered London 27 MY 96 transit; clear Quebec transit and German receiver backstamps. A pretty cover paying the 5 cent UPU letter rate + 5 cents registration to Germany, VF (Unitrade 45a) ex. "Jura" (June 2007; Lot 2403)
Est. $600+
538
CANADA Germany,1897 (October 22) Clean cover mailed registered from Ottawa to Halle (Saale) Germany, bearing the distinctive 10c brick red shade, last Ottawa printing perf 12, tied by light Ottawa roller, two oval "R" registration handstamps and boxed Registered Ottawa OC 22 97 datestamp, superb Halle 5 / 11.97 CDS receiver on back. An attractive 5 cent UPU letter rate + 5 cent registration paid with a last printing example of the 10c Small Queen, VF (Unitrade 45)
Est. $600+
539
CANADA Hungary,1899 (April 4) Superb cover bearing a 5c grey tied by an equally superb Victoria squared circle, pays the 5 cent UPU letter rate to Budapest, Austro-Hungarian Empire (now Hungary), Budapest APR 22 receiver on back. An unusual destination and especially desirable in such immaculate condition, VF+ (Unitrade 42)
Est. $350+
540
CANADA India,1872 (August 2) A stunning cover from the Dr. Dickson correspondence mailed from Kingston, Ont. to Allalabad, India, displaying a phenomenal 22 cent franking comprised of seven 3c rose singles and a 1c deep orange, all First Ottawa printings perf 12, some perf flaws from placement. All cancelled by four-point hollow Star fancy cancels of Kingston (Lacelle 936), neat Kingston dispatch CDS, London Paid 13 AU 72 circular transit in red, Sea Post Office 30.8.72 and Allalabad 16 SEP receiver backstamps; "1d" handstamp for unclaimed mail. Delivery was attempted but failed as Dr. J.R. Dickson had died on Sept. 13. Manuscript "Dead" annotated at left, returned to Dead Letter Office with Bombay DLO 13 JA and Canada DLO MR 15 1873 backstamps. About twelve covers are known paying this 22 cent rate with various frankings. The cover offered here is without question one of the most impressive Small Queen covers to British India, VF (Unitrade 35ii, 37a)

A major reduction in the sea postage for trans-Atlantic passage began as early as February 1870 according to Duckworth, leading to a significant drop in rates. The rate for letters to India via the United Kingdom was reduced from 30c to 22c effective February 1870 to October 1876.

Provenance: Dr. Dickson Correspondence, Talman Auctions, March 2014
Est. $4,000+
541
CANADA India,1878 (October 2) Cover addressed to Sergeant Anderson, Detachment 72nd Highlanders at Amritsar, British East Indies (India), bearing a 2c deep green Montreal printing perf 11½x12 tied by cork cancel for the Soldier's letter rate to anywhere in the British Empire; faint Conestogo, Ont. split ring dispatch at left, London Paid 15 OC 78 transit; on reverse several transit markings - Berlin, Ont. OC 2, Toronto, Brindisi and Indian receivers are shown, redirected to Rawalpindi and Rohat. Apart from small portion of backflap missing and minor edge wear at right, this is, according to George Arfken, THE ONLY KNOWN SMALL QUEEN CONCESSIONARY RATE COVER MAILED OVERSEAS TO A SOLDIER. Ideal for exhibition, Fine (Unitrade 36e)

Provenance: George Arfken, May 1997; Lot 1129

Literature: Illustrated and discussed in Arfken "Canada's Small Queen Era 1870-1897" handbook on page 93 (Figure 6). Census Cover No. 1 on Table 2 List of Small Queen Soldier's Letter Rate Covers.
Est. $2,500+
542
CANADA India,1880 (June 17) Cover from Toronto to Cannanore, India, redirected to Secunderabad, Hyderabad, franked with a pair of Montreal printing 5c olive grey perf 12, slight perf flaws due to placement, tied by Toronto duplex, small red London JU 30 CDS and clear Brindisi 3 / 7-80 transits and four Indian backstamps. A very early example of the 5c UPU letter rate + the UPU authorized 5 cent surtax (effective as of August 1878) per half ounce for lengthy sea transit, F-VF (Unitrade 38)

Provenance: Bill Simpson, Part III, October 1996; Lot 1518
Ted Nixon, March 2012; Lot 218

Interestingly enough, this cover was routed via Brindisi, indicated by the transit backstamp. However, the required extra charge of 5 cent (for a total of 15c per half ounce) for mail going via Brindisi route was not levied, effective as of July 1879 until January 1883 - according to Official Postal Guide.
Est. $750+
543
CANADA India,1881 (July 21) Cover from Toronto to Indore, Indian Feudatory State; edge wear with small tears not affecting stamps. Initially franked with strip of three of the 3c orange Montreal printing perf 11½x12 tied by Toronto duplex, shortpaid the 15 cent special rate - consisting of 5c UPU letter rate + 5c UPU surtax for lengthy sea transit and an additional 5c surtax for "extraordinary services" for mail carried to India via Brindisi. Post office applied the "T" due marking and blue crayon "30" (centimes) equivalent to 6 cents, a vertical pair of 3c orange Montreal printing perf 12 was affixed after the sender was called back; London AU 2 81 transit, Sea Post Office AUG 11 and Indore AUG 23 arrival backstamps. A spectacular route - rate - destination combination, Fine (Unitrade 37, 37iii)

Provenance: George Arfken, May 1997, Lot 1130
Ted Nixon, March 2012; Lot 180

Literature: Illustrated and discussed in Arfken "Canada's Small Queen Era" book, pages 365-366 (Figure 7)
Illustrated and discussed in BNA Topics Sept.-Oct. 1989 on page 23 (Figure 4) and described by author George Arfken as "the only reported example of this rate of 15¢ via Brindisi to India."

This cover demonstrates the 15 cent per half ounce rate that existed from July 1879 to January 1883; 5c UPU + 5c for lengthy sea transit + 5c for extraordinary overland service from Calais, France to Brindisi, Italy. This special UPU authorized surtax rate to India is the only example known.
Est. $3,000+
544
CANADA Ireland,1872 (February 4) Small mourning cover to Ireland bearing 1st Ottawa printing pairs of the 2c deep green and 6c yellow brown, paying the 16 cent double Cunard Rate to Ireland (UK), tied by well-defined Toronto geometric fancy cancels (Lacelle 1629); left 2c with minor perf flaws, tear to backflap. Toronto dispatch CDS and clear Galway MR 1 72 receiver on back. A beautiful cover, VF (Unitrade 36e, 39 early printing)
Est. $750+
545
CANADA Italy,1876 (December 26) Clean cover to San Remo, Italy, franked with two Montreal printing 5c slate green perf 11½x12, tied by St. Thomas, Ont duplex, further tied in transit by London Paid 11 JA 77 CDS in red; red manuscript "2½" for "2½d" British claim, Toronto DE 27 76 and San Remo 14 JAN receiver. Envelope with docketing and slightly reduced at right; a very scarce and most appealing 10 cent pre-UPU letter rate to Italy, VF (Unitrade 38a) ex. George Arfken (May 1997; Lot 1143), S.J. Menich (June 2000; Lot 192), "Midland" (January 2004; Lot 473)
Est. $1,250+
546
CANADA Italy,1879 (March 12) A large folded envelope representing an early double UPU letter rate to Modena, Italy, its rarity further accentuated with a mixed-issue Large & Small Queen franking consisting of Large Queen Half cent black perf 12 pair plus Small Queen 2c green, three singles and a 3c red, all Montreal printings perf 11½x12, unusually tied by Millbrook split ring dispatch, neat Montreal MR 13 79 split ring transit on back, clear London PAID 26 MR 79 circular transit in red, light Modena 28 / 3 79 arrival CDS struck on reverse; small tears at top away from stamps. One of the very few instances, showing in-period usage of both Large and Small Queen stamps used together during the UPU era (post August 1st, 1878) and especially desirable to a Foreign destination, most striking, F-VF (Unitrade 21, 36e, 37e)

The Half cent Small Queen stamp was only issued late October 1881 - earliest known usage being October 23, 1882.
Est. $2,000+
547
CANADA Italy,1889 (February 14) Mourning cover bearing 1c yellow and 5c olive green Montreal printing perf 12 tied by superb radial cancellation IN PURPLE, same-ink Fleurian, Que split ring dispatch at centre (name change to St. Gabriel de Rimouski in 1895), addressed to Dr. Emilio Diena (famous philatelist), partial Italian receivers on back. Most striking, VF (Unitrade 35i, 38)
Est. $400+
548
CANADA Jamaica,1874 (September 28) Amber cover from Norwich, Ont. to Plaintain Garden River, Jamaica, bearing two pairs of 3c red Montreal printings perf 11½x12, right pair lightly oxidized, cancelled by legible Norwich split rings - enough postage to embark on the monthly British Packet from Halifax (at 12 cent per half ounce) or the weekly US Packet from New York (at 10 cent per half ounce). Routed via New York with OCT 9 transit CDS likely for faster service; red US "7" (cent) claim and "6" (penny) Jamaican due. Backstamped Woodstock SP 28, two different Jamaican receivers, F-VF; 2002 RPS of London cert. (Unitrade 37e) ex. George Arfken (May 1997; Lot 1154)
Est. $1,000+
549
CANADA Jamaica,1874 (December 28) Small pink cover in clean condition to Plaintain Garden River, Jamaica, bearing strip of four of 3c red Montreal printing perf 11½x12, perfs clipped at top, tied by clear Norwich, Ont. DE 28 74 split ring dispatch; envelope slightly reduced at right. Routed via New York with JAN 18 transit CDS; red crayon "7" (cent) credit to the US and "6" (penny) Jamaican due to collect. Woodstock, Hamilton and Kingston Jamaica transit backstamps, neat P.G. River JA 29 75 CDS on obverse. A lovely pre-UPU cover, F-VF (Unitrade 37e)

Provenance: John Ayre, February 1982; Lot 664
George Arfken, May 1997; Lot 1157
S.J. Menich, June 2000; Lot 197

The 12 cents franking allowed it to be sent via the two possible routes: 1) on the monthly British Packet from Halifax at 12c per half ounce, or 2) on the weekly US Packet from New York at 10 cent per half ounce. The cover was routed via US Packet New York - Bahamas - Cuba - Jamaica.
Est. $2,000+
550
CANADA Netherlands,1893 (January 13) A pristine cover bearing 5c grey Ottawa printing perf 12 tied by light grid, neat St. Roch de Quebec dispatch CDS at left, pays the 5 cent UPU letter rate to Roermond, Holland; London and very clear Roermond 24 JAN receiver backstamps, most attractive, VF (Unitrade 42)
Est. $200+
551
CANADA Netherlands,1896 (April 24) Johnston & Ross, Barristers, Toronto cover mailed registered to Rotterdam, Holland, bearing two 5c dark grey Ottawa printings perf 12 both neatly tied by oval "R" registration handstamps, Toronto AP 24 96 split ring dispatch front and back, oval Registered London transit in red, Rotterdam 7 MEI double ring CDS receiver on back. A very elusive 10 cent UPU registered cover to the Netherlands, VF (Unitrade 42)

Surprisingly enough, no usage (single or multiple franking) of a 10c Small Queen has been reported to the Netherlands.
Est. $500+
552
CANADA New South Wales,1877 (November 28) Manila cover mailed from Kincardine, Ontario to Sydney, New South Wales, bearing Montreal printing 5c olive green strip of three and single 1c yellow, all perf 11½x12, tied by concentric rings, Kincardine split ring dispatch CDS at left, endorsed "Via San Francisco" in manuscript with red Detroit Paid All NOV 30 transit; reverse shows neat backstamps with Hamilton NO 29 77 split ring, San Francisco DEC 6 CDS, Sydney JA 28 78 receiver and oval "Too Late" instructional marking. Couple minor aesthetic repairs to cover. An appealing and very rare pre-UPU cover to New South Wales, Fine (Unitrade 35d, 38a)

Postal rates to the Australian States were notoriously confusing to Postmasters. For example in 1877 the rate to New South Wales was 15c per half ounce, via the US. However, mail to four other Australian Colonies was 8c per half ounce. Additionally, the postal rate at that time to all Australian States via Southampton, United Kingdom as of October 1876 was 16c per half ounce. Letters such as this example were often sent with extra postage to cover cost in the event of forwarding via a different route.

Est. $2,500+
553
CANADA New South Wales,1886 (August 19) Cover endorsed "Via San Francisco" bearing an impressive 3c orange vermilion, Montreal printing strip of five tied by Brantford, Ontario duplex for the 15 cent non-UPU letter rate to Sydney, New South Wales via the US; on reverse Windsor AU 19, San Francisco AUG 28 transits and Sydney SP 22 arrival CDS, red crayon "45" for 45 centimes (or 9c) US credit. An unusually clean cover to Australian States, many of the known covers have faults, VF (Unitrade 37) ex. Ted Nixon (March 2012; Lot 181)
Est. $1,000+
554
CANADA New South Wales,1886 (December 10) Cover from Bloomfield, Ont. to Sydney, NSW, Australia, endorsed "via San Francisco, franked with strip of three of 5c dull olive green shade, perf 12 tied by concentric rings, split ring dispatch at left, paying the 15 cent non-UPU letter rate to New South Wales, via the US (effective until December 1888). An attractive cover to the Australian States, displaying clear backstamps of Windsor DE 10, two different San Francisco transits and Sydney JA 13 87 receiver, F-VF (Unitrade 38)
Est. $600+
555
CANADA New Zealand,1879 (November 14) A stunning cover to New Zealand displaying a spectacular multiple franking of the 5c dark olive green, Montreal printing perf 12 with strips of 3 and 5 and a single tied by neat geometric corks, Ottawa dispatch CDS to Public Works Department at Wellington; blue Windsor NO 17 79 split ring, San Francisco NO 22 and Wellington 19 DE receiver backstamps. Envelope roughly opened at right with flaws affecting a couple stamps. A fabulous cover, in our opinion ranking among the most impressive Small Queen covers franked solely with 5 cent stamps. This 45 cent franking pays the triple weight 15c Non-UPU letter rate, F-VF (Unitrade 38)

Provenance: Bill Simpson, Part I, March 1996; Lot 210
"Lindemann" collection - sold privately circa. 1996-1997
Est. $2,000+
556
CANADA New Zealand,1890 (July 17) World Publishing Company, Guelph, Canada cover in clean condition mailed to New Zealand via the US, bearing Ottawa printing 3c bright vermilion strip of four tied by segmented corks, minor perf flaws and cover slightly reduced at right, clear Guelph dispatch CDS at left; on reverse San Francisco JUL 23 and Auckland 16 AU 90 receiver. An appealing cover to a remote destination, solely franked with 3 cent Small Queens; pays the correct 12 cent Non-UPU letter rate per half ounce (effective from January 1889 to end of September 1891), F-VF (Unitrade 41)

New Zealand subsequently joined the UPU October 1, 1891, at which time postal rates from Canada were reduced from 12c to 5c per half ounce.
Est. $600+
557
CANADA Norway,1876 (September 23) Clean cover mailed from Quebec to Christinania, Norway, bearing an unusual franking for the 10 cents per half ounce pre-UPU letter rate (effective Oct. 1875 to end of July 1878), consisting of single 1c orange and strip of three 3c red Montreal printings perf 11½x12, tied by Quebec split rings, strip lightly oxidized and further tied by London Paid CDS in transit along with red crayon British "2½" claim of the postage; pencil signed by expert Peter Holcombe with his certificate. A very scarce and most attractive pre-UPU Small Queen cover to Norway, VF (Unitrade 35d, 37e)
Est. $2,000+
558
CANADA Norway,1887 (June 20) Cover to Norway paying the 5 cent UPU letter rate with a single 3c red and a faulty 2c RLS - an attempt to use the 2c RLS to pay postage. Put in a drop box with manuscript "Found in the drop box", stamps nicely tied by clear Quebec duplex datestamps treating the letter as registered mail until no valuables were found inside after being forwarded to the Canada Dead Letter Office, therefore "no value" was indicated in manuscript and initialed. Apparently the addressee was not found so returned via the U.K. with bilingual instructional marking "Returned to England without a reason for non-delivery" being applied, handstamped "3" at right indicating 3 cent to collect for a returned letter. A striking, unusual Registered Letter Stamp cover with much character, F-VF (Unitrade 37, F1)

Provenance: George Arfken, May 1997; Lot 1205
S.J. Menich, June 2000; Lot 215

Literature: Cover described in length along with illustration of the instructional marking in Arfken "Canada and the Universal Postal Union" handbook on page 49 (Figure 3-12)
Est. $1,500+
559
CANADA Philippines,1900 (May 7) Registered cover from Montreal to Manila, via Vancouver, Seattle & San Francisco with JU 14 receiver backstamp, bearing a most unusual combination franking to a seldom seen destination - 10c brown red Small Queen and 5c blue Leaf tied by Montreal roller and precursor squared circle dispatch, oval "R" registered handstamp; slightly reduced at right, couple small tears. Pays double Foreign UPU letter rate + 5 cent registration, Fine (Unitrade 45, 70) ex. Bill Simpson (Part II, May 1996; Lot 716)
Est. $750+
560
CANADA Queensland,1891 (July 18) A remarkable cover mailed to Brisbane (Queensland) Australia endorsed "via San Francisco" and bearing an impressive block of four of the 6c chocolate brown shade, Ottawa printing, one stamp with light crease, tied by Vancouver JY 18 91 duplex, on reverse Victoria, BC JY 18, San Francisco JUL 23 and Brisbane, Queensland AU 20 91 CDS receiver. Double non-UPU letter rate (24 cent) to Queensland. A fabulous exhibition cover, VF (Unitrade 43a)

The 12 cent per half ounce non-UPU letter rate to Queensland was in effect from January 1889 until end of September 1891. We would like to point out that no Small Queen cover to Queensland was present in either the Arfken or Menich collections, a clear indication of its rarity.
Est. $2,000+
561
CANADA Russia,1886 (December 17) Delorme Freres Agents de Manufacturiers advertising cover bearing a single 5c dull olive Montreal printing perf 12 tied by Montreal duplex, mailed to St. Petersburg, Russia, redirected twice with two redirection printed slips affixed on reverse with Cyrillic annotations documenting attempts at delivery, returned to Canada where it entered the Dead Letter Office on AP 20 1887 with receiver DLO on reverse; couple cover repairs in lower corners and minor wrinkles, a well-travelled cover to a rarely seen Small Queen era destination, Fine+ (Unitrade 38) ex. George Arfken (May 1997, Lot 1212), Ted Nixon (March 2012; Lot 223)

Literature: Illustrated and discussed in Arfken "Canada and the Universal Postal Union" handbook on pages 47-48 (Figure 3-11).
Est. $750+
562
CANADA Spain,1889 (January 8) Envelope from Montreal to Malaga, Spain bearing pair of the 1c yellow and a large margined 3c rose carmine Montreal "Gazette" printing perf 12x12¼ tied by Montreal duplex, partial Malaga 25 ENE 95 receiver on back; some faults but Fine appearing, a rarely seen Small Queen destination, Fine (Unitrade 35, 41a)

After studying the Simpson, Arfken, Menich and Cantor auctions we were unable to find a Small Queen cover, in any period, going to Spain.
Est. $500+
563
CANADA Sweden,1891 (November 18) Registered legal size envelope from Quebec to Stockholm, franked with three 10c rose carmine Ottawa printings perf 12, tied by light oval "R" registration handstamps, Quebec dispatch CDS and oval Registered London 28 NO 91 transit datestamp in red, Stockholm 2/12 1891 receiver on back. Trivial flaws to one stamp and edge of cover, vertical crease on left side. The only known cover to Sweden paying a registered quintuple UPU letter rate franked solely with Ten cent Small Queen stamps, Fine and striking (Unitrade 45a)

Provenance: Unknown provenance, Maresch, November 1995; Lot 592 - stating "from the Sam Nickle collection (owner paid $3,500)"
Dr. Michael Russell Canada Postal History, Cavendish, June 1997; Lot 1216
Est. $2,500+
564
CANADA Switzerland,1872 (August 23) A lovely cover from the Colonel Ludwig Christ correspondence mailed from Ottawa to Chur, Switzerland, bearing First Ottawa printing 2c dark green pair and a 6c yellow brown, tied by unusual fancy segmented cork cancels, split ring dispatch at left, oval "PD" handstamp in red; British "3" claim and "20" in red crayon, London Paid 3 SP 72 CDS in red, Chur 5.IX.72 CDS receiver backstamp, a very attractive 10 cent pre-UPU letter rate to Switzerland, VF (Unitrade 36 & 39 early printings)

Routed via England & Belgium to avoid the higher French transit fees.

A similarly franked "Christ" cover to Switzerland sold in S.J. Menich, June 2000 auction - Lot 238 for US$2875
Est. $1,500+
565
CANADA Switzerland,1873 (May 2) A visually striking cover from the Colonel Ludwig Christ correspondence mailed from Ottawa to Chur, Switzerland, bearing a beautiful franking of Montreal printings 2c deep green pair and 6c yellow brown, all well centered and tied by well-defined segmented cork cancellations, split ring dispatch at left, oval "PD" handstamp in red; British "3" claim and "20" accountancy mark in red crayon, London Paid 14 MY 72 circular datestamp in red, Chur 16.V.73 CDS receiver backstamp. A very appealing and choice pre-UPU cover to Switzerland, VF+ (Unitrade 36e & 39b)

Routed via England & Belgium and rated 10 cent per half ounce, to avoid the higher French transit fees which ranged from 14c to 24c for a letter weighing between a quarter and a half ounce.

Provenance: George Arfken, May 1997; Lot 1227
Est. $1,500+
566
CANADA Switzerland,1873 (October 17) An extraordinary cover from the Colonel Ludwig Christ correspondence mailed from Ottawa to Chur, Switzerland, bearing three different Montreal printing perf 11½x12 stamps - 1c orange yellow, 3c orange and 6c yellow brown, attractively positioned at upper left, tied by unusual cork grid cancels, Ottawa OC 17 73 split ring dispatch, oval "PD" handstamp in red; British "3" claim in red crayon, London Paid 28 OC 72 circular datestamp in red, on reverse a neat Chur 30.X.73 CDS struck on arrival. A great cover that will stand out in anyone's collection, VF+ (Unitrade 35vii, 36e, 39b)
Est. $1,500+
567
CANADA Switzerland,1874 (February 5) White envelope in exceptionally fresh condition from the Colonel Ludwig Christ correspondence, displaying a rare and striking double pre-UPU letter rate, mailed from Ottawa to Chur, Switzerland and franked with Montreal printings 2c deep green and strip of three of 6c yellow brown, all perf 11½x12, tied by neat geometric segmented cork cancellations, split ring dispatch at left; lower backflap missing. British "6" claim and "20" accountancy mark in red crayon, London Paid 19 FE 74 CDS in red, Chur 21.II.74 CDS receiver backstamp. A most impressive double weight letter to Switzerland (10 cent per half ounce via England & Belgium), most covers known to Switzerland from this period are single-weight; a wonderful exhibit-calibre cover, VF+ (Unitrade 36e & 39b)

Provenance: Gerald Wellburn and privately acquired by Art Leggett who sold it to George Arfken in 1983.
George Arfken, May 1997; Lot 1230
S.J. Menich, June 2000; Lot 239

Literature: Illustrated and discussed in Arfken "Canada's Small Queen Era 1870-1897" handbook on page 318 (Figure 18).

Est. $3,000+
568
CANADA Switzerland,1894 (February 19) Clean cover bearing two 5c grey Ottawa printing perf 12, minute perf toning, tied by clear West Lorne, Ont. CDS, mailed registered to Switzerland, oval Registered London 3 MR 94 datestamp in red; three different transits along with Lenk 5.III.94 receiver backstamps. An appealing and scarce UPU registered cover to Switzerland, VF (Unitrade 42)
Est. $500+
569
CANADA Switzerland,1896 (January 7) Large envelope displaying an impressive 35 cent rate consisting of ½c pair, small faults, 6c red brown, 8c bluish slate and 20c Widow Weeds, mailed registered to Geneva, Switzerland with oval Registered Liverpool 18 JA 96 and London 19 JA transits, Geneva receiver backstamp. Peripheral faults from heavy content, which resulted in officially sealed stamps being affixed upon arrival in England. A most unusual high value franking especially rare with the 20c Widow Weeds to a foreign country, Fine (Unitrade 34, 43, 44a, 46) ex. Ted Nixon (March 2012; Lot 287)
Est. $750+
570
CANADA Switzerland,1896 (August 7) Clean cover from Montreal to France, redirected to Zermatt, Switzerland, single-franking of 10c rose pink shade, Ottawa printing perf 12 tied by Montreal Flag "F" cancel, arriving in Paris where Poste Restante label was affixed with new address. A double weight letter rate; forwarded without penalty according to UPU regulations, Zermatt 10.III.96 arrival backstamp, most appealing, VF (Unitrade 45b) ex. Don Bowen (R. Lee No. 81, June 1996; Lot 504)
Est. $600+
571
CANADA Tasmania,1888 (December 17) Cover to New Town, Tasmania (Australia) paying the then current 15 cent Non-UPU letter rate in effect until Dec. 31, 1888 before the rate was reduced to 12 cent per half ounce, franked with single 5c olive grey & 10c lilac rose late Montreal printings perf 12, cancelled by corks, Colbourne, Ont. CDS dispatch at left; on reverse Kingston, Windsor, two San Francisco transit along with Launceston and New Town FE 15 receivers, hint of toning at right edge of the cover. A very scarce Small Queen cover to the Colony of Tasmania (one of only two known bearing a single 10c + 5c) F-VF (Unitrade 38, 40i)

Provenance: George Arfken, May 1997; Lot 1235

Literature: Illustrated and discussed in Arfken "Canada's Small Queen Era 1870-1897" handbook on pages 375-376 (Figure 16).
Est. $1,000+
572
CANADA Turkey,1883 (March 10) Cover mailed to Turkey franked with a Montreal printing 5c dark olive green perf 12, tied on arrival by Constantinople 4 AVRL CDS, light St. John Suburb, Que split ring dispatch at left; backstamped transits of Quebec, London, then forwarded to Athens before sending back to British Post Office at Constantinople AP 1 arrival CDS. A very scarce destination, F-VF (Unitrade 38)
Est. $750+
573
CANADA Turkey in Asia,1890 (March 17) 3c Red postal envelope uprated with a pair of 1c yellow Ottawa printing perf 12 tied by Barrie duplex, no backstamp; pays the 5 cent per half ounce UPU letter rate to Treizonde (now Trabzon), Turkey in Asia, a very unusual destination, VF (Unitrade 35, EN4)
Est. $350+
574
CANADA Turkey in Asia,1894 (June 2) Cover from Galt, Ont. to Tarsus, Turkey in Asia, bearing well centered Ottawa printing 1c yellow pair and single 3c bright vermilion perf 12, tied by light Galt squared circles for 5 cent UPU letter rate; Hamilton, Constantinople and Mersine backstamps, F-VF (Unitrade 35, 41)
Est. $350+
575
CANADA United Kingdom,1871 (May 13) Clean cover from Barrie, Ont. to London, England bearing distinctive shades & printings with Large Queen 2c emerald green on white wove paper and two Small Queen 3c rose red, First Ottawa printing; portion of backflap missing and right 3c with minor corner crease. Clear dispatch CDS at left along side complete strike of London Paid MY 29 71 CDS in red, a wonderful cover paying the 8c Cunard Rate to the UK via New York, the 2c Surtax paid with the Large Queen as the 2c Small Queen was not yet issued, VF (Unitrade 24i, 37a)

Provenance: Vincent Graves Greene (with his backstamp)
George Arfken, Firby, May 1997; Lot 882

Literature: Illustrated and discussed in George Arfken "Canada's Small Queen Era 1870-1897" handbook on page 233.
Est. $600+
576
CANADA United Kingdom,1872 (May 23) Small cover endorsed "Allan Line" from Belleville, Ont. to Belford, Northumberland, England, bearing a single 6c yellow brown, 1st Ottawa printing with strong colour and clearly showing the "Demi-Major" Re-entry (One Dot Plate A; Pos. 48) with strong, complete doubling of the lower frameline, tied by two-ring '13' and by neat Cross cancel (very similar to Lacelle 1073 of Kingston, Ont.), part of backflap missing, Belleville MY 23 72 dispatch CDS, on reverse Kingston MY 24 and Belford JU 6 72 receiver. An attractive cover, VF (Unitrade 39iii, unpriced on cover)
Est. $350+
577
CANADA United Kingdom,1872 (October 26) Cover from Peterboro, Ont. to England, bearing strip of three of First Ottawa printing 2c emerald green perf 12, barely discernible perf flaws, tied by light two-ring '19' numeral cancels (RF 8 - very rare), partly clear dispatch CDS; horizontal cover fold away from stamps. Intended for the pre-UPU 6 cent per half ounce rate by Canadian Packet; instead likely sent at "First Packet" principle - fastest route via New York, shortpaying the required 2c Cunard surtax, hence More to Pay instructional marking and rated "1" (pence = 2 cent) on arrival with British NO 12 1872 receiver, Montreal OC 28 transit backstamp, very appealing 2-ring numeral cancelled cover, VF (Unitrade 36 early printing)
Est. $500+
578
CANADA United Kingdom,1873 (February 1) Registered cover to Birmingham, England bearing a rarely seen franking consisting of 1st Ottawa 2c emerald green single (minor flaws) and single and pair of 6c yellow brown unusually tied by dispatch Paris, Ont split rings, additional strike at right. Two different coloured REGISTERED straightlines and RPO Registered G.W.R. boxed handstamp stuck in transit, two additional strikes visible on back along with partly legible RPO datestamp and same-day Hamilton FE 1 73 transit. An extraordinary double Allan Line rate (12 cents) plus 8 cent registration fee paid with postage stamps; a precursor to the mandatory franking of an 8c Registered Letter Stamp. An exhibition caliber cover with great eye-appeal, VF (Unitrade 36e, 39 early printings)

Provenance: John Ayre, February 1982; Lot 769
S.J. Menich, June 2000; Lot 141
Michael Rixon, November 2001; Lot 203
Horace Harrison, February 2003; Lot 139
Est. $2,500+
579
CANADA United Kingdom,1873 (February 20) Registered cover to England franked with First Ottawa printing 2c green and two 6c yellow brown, tied by light REGISTERED straightline cancels in red, additional strikes on cover, pays the 6 cent Allan Line plus 8 cents registration, Whitby split ring dispatch at left, Birmingham MR 12 73 CDS receiver on back; faint traces of foxing. One of the earliest recorded registered covers to the UK bearing Small Queen stamps and a very scarce precursor to the pending issue of the 8 cent RLS (which finally appeared in November / December 1875), F-VF (Unitrade 36, 39 early printings) ex. John Ayre (February 1982; Lot 770)
Est. $1,000+
580
CANADA United Kingdom,1874 (November 2) Legal cover endorsed "Per Cunard Mail Nov. 2 1874" displaying a mesmerizing multiple coloured mixed-issue franking with Montreal printing perf 11½x12 Small Queen 1c orange yellow (2), 2c deep green, 3c orange red (3), a pair of the elusive 10c pale milky rose lilac and a 12½c Large Queen all tied by segmented cork cancels, light Montreal split ring dispatch at right, two bold strikes of oval Registered London transit datestamps and Stafford receiver backstamp; cover with creases and wrinkles, remarkably enough only touching the 2c stamp at right, some ageing mainly on reverse. An outstanding cover that will be a prominent highlight in a Small Queen postal history exhibit collection, Fine (Unitrade 28, 35d, 36e, 37iii, 40e)

The multicoloured franking pays five times the 8 cent rate for "Cunard" service to the United Kingdom via New York, plus 8 cent registration fee (overpaid by ½ cent).

Provenance: Ted Nixon, Eastern Auctions, March 2012; Lot 315
Bill Simpson, Part IV, March 1997; Lot 1270
Bill Simpson, First Collection, November 1980; Lot 564

THIS IMPRESSIVE MULTI-COLOURED FRANKING DISPLAYS THE EARLIEST RECORDED DATE OF USAGE OF TEN CENT SMALL QUEEN ON COVER, PURPORTEDLY THE SECOND DAY OF USAGE ACCORDING TO BILL SIMPSON.
Est. $15,000+
581
CANADA United Kingdom,1875 (July 23) An attractive cover from Whycocomagh, Cape Breton to Edinburgh, Scotland, bearing 6c yellow brown Montreal printing perf 11½ tied by DARK BLUE oval mute grid cancel and same-ink double arc dispatch at left; on reverse Port Hastings JY 26, Halifax JY 27 and Edinburgh AU 10 receiver. A visually striking cover with scarce coloured cancels, VF (Unitrade 39b) ex. "Jura" (June 2007; Lot 2337), Charles deVolpi with his characteristic "CdeV" mark visible under UV.
Est. $250+
582
CANADA United Kingdom,1875 (September 20) Bright white envelope endorsed "Via New York" bearing Montreal printings 2c green & 6c yellow brown, both perf 11½x12, tied by Toronto duplex cancels, paying a very late 6c + 2c Cunard Surtax rate to Edinburgh, Scotland (rate change on October 1, 1975); clear Edinburgh OC 2 75 receiver on back. Couple small edge tears at top and portion of backflap missing in no way detract from this beautiful 8 cent pre-UPU letter rate to the UK, VF (Unitrade 36e, 39b)

Mailed only a few days prior to letter rate to the U.K. becoming standard at 5 cent per half ounce, via Canadian, British and other packets out of New York (effective as of October 1, 1875).
Est. $250+
583
CANADA United Kingdom,1876 (May 15) Small envelope in an excellent state of preservation bearing a 2c green Montreal printing perf 11½x12, small tear at foot, tied by light mute grid, mostly clear Esquimalt, Brit. Columbia split ring CDS at left, addressed to a family member in London, England. Endorsed by sailor "From A. Bureyer Seaman, H.M.S. Rocket Pacific" and initialed "C.R.H." (Chas R. Harris) Commanding Officer at lower left; an original newspaper clipping enclosed describes the arrival of the Rocket at Esquimalt along with background information and a list of officers. Backstamped in transit Victoria, BC MY 15 76 and Hamilton MY 30 split rings, two different London receivers in red. An exceptional Seaman Concession Letter Rate; according to the Arfken census only two have been reported (see Table 2 census in "Canada's Small Queen Era 1870-1897" pages 88-90; cover no. 23 & 24 from a seaman were both mailed in 1895). The cover here is unreported in the census; exceptionally rare and highly desirable for its very early date and exhibition quality, VF (Unitrade 36e)

THE EARLIEST DATED BY FAR TWO CENT SEAMAN'S CONCESSION LETTER RATE COVER - THE OTHER TWO REPORTED COVERS ARE DATED 1895.
Est. $3,000+
584
CANADA United Kingdom,1876 (June 26) Bright cover in immaculate condition, Imperial Bank of Canada engraved crest on backflap, bearing a centered 10c deep rose lilac Montreal printing perf 11½x12, nicely tied by segmented cork cancellation, Hamilton JU 26 split ring dispatch on back, on obverse H. & T. R / No. 1 / West / JU 26 76 Railway Post Office split ring dispatch (Gray ON-209.01 - predates the ERD "1876/12/25"), London Paid 11 JY 76 receiver in red. A superb RPO cover paying double the non-UPU 5 cent Preferred Letter Rate to the UK - effective October 1, 1875, XF (Unitrade 40c shade) ex. "Jura" (June 2007; Lot 2384)
Est. $1,250+
585
CANADA United Kingdom,1876 (August 4) Folded Prices Current, Lord Magnor & Muna / Montreal merchants datestamp on reverse, endorsed "Va New York" to England, bearing a well centered Montreal printing perf 11½x12 2c deep green tied by cork cancel, neat Poole AU 20 backstamp, paying a 2 cent printed matter rate (under one ounce) to the UK, VF (Unitrade 36e) ex. George Arfken (May 1997; Lot 856)

Illustrated and discussed in Arfken "Canada's Small Queen 1870-1897" handbook on pages 172-173 (Figure 20).
Est. $200+
586
CANADA United Kingdom,1876 (November 13) Gray cover endorsed "Via United States" addressed to Glasgow, Scotland, franked with a well centered 10c deep magenta Montreal printing perf 12, tied by Montreal duplex, paying double (up to one ounce) the non-UPU Preferred Letter Rate to the UK in effect October 1, 1875 to July 31, 1878. Clear Glasgow NO 26 76 CDS receiver on back. An appealing single-franking cover with very early usage of the distinctive magenta shade, VF (Unitrade 40a early printing) ex. Don Bowen, "Jura" (June 2007; Lot 2374)
Est. $1,000+
587
CANADA United Kingdom,1877 (July 14) A visually striking and most appealing pink cover mailed registered from Quebec to London, England. Attractively franked in-period with an 8c blue RLS, well centered with portion of adjacent stamp at left, short perf at right, tied by faint grid cancel, also a pen cancelled 5c olive green Montreal printing perf 11½x12, light Quebec JY 14 76 split ring below. Opened on three sides and slightly reduced at sides; displaying a clear straightline REGISTERED struck at Quebec, a bold red "Crown" registered struck at London and both stamps superbly tied on arrival by a Registered E.D.O. JY 28 77 circular datestamp in RED. A desirable cover with wonderful appeal, VF (Unitrade 38a, F3; catalogue value $20,000)

Literature: According to the Harrison, Arfken & Lussey "Canada's Registered Mail 1802-1909" census on Table 36 page 295, this is Cover No. 14. Only 16 covers bearing the 8c RLS properly used between March 1876 and December 1877 exist.

Listed in George Arfken "Canada's Small Queen Era 1870-1897" handbook, page 258 (Table 1 Census Cover No. 15). Illustrated in article "The 8¢ Registered Letter Stamp Covers Supplement No. 1" by same author in Canadian Philatelist, Vol. 37, No. 6 Nov. - Dec. 1986.

Provenance: Bill Simpson, Part I, March 1996; Lot 373
Dr. Michael Russell Canada Postal History, Cavendish, June 1997; Lot
Unknown provenance, Sissons Sale 438, March 1985; Lot 830 - where it realized an impressive $7,750 hammer against a $5,000 estimate.
Est. $15,000+
588
CANADA United Kingdom,1878 (January 28) Legal cover mailed registered to Birmingham, England; reduced at left and faulty at other edges, not affecting the exceptional, one-of-a-kind franking - Large Queen 15c grey lilac perf 11½x12, Small Queen 5c olive green perf 11½x12 and Registered Letter Stamp 8c bright blue, tied by bold segmented corks, REGISTERED handstamps in black and in red, Belleville dispatch CDS, manuscript docketing by recipient "Acknowledged Receipt of this Feb 18 / 78 and initialed" and "Original Mortgage Deed", characteristic British cross mark in blue crayon denoting registered mail, Kingston JA 29 78 split ring transit on back. Pays four-times 5 cent Non-UPU Preferred letter rate to the U.K. plus 5 cent registration fee paid with an 8c RLS. A stunning and is without question a UNIQUE Large & Small Queen - 8 cent RLS franking, Fine appearance; 2002 RPS of London cert. (Unitrade 38a, 29a, F3a)
Est. $2,500+
589
CANADA United Kingdom,1878 (July 5) A remarkably choice legal cover to Glasgow, Scotland franked with a well centered strip of three 10c rose lilac Montreal printing perf 11½x12 tied by mute grid cancels, Scotstown, Que split ring (month indicia JU instead of JY - unchanged from previous month), same-day Sherbrooke JY 5 78 transit on back and very clear unframed Glasgow Packet Paid JY 15 1878 struck on arrival. Reduced at left but otherwise in choice condition, quite rare as it paid an impressive 30 cent (six-fold the non-UPU Preferred Letter Rate to the UK, in effect October 1, 1875 to July 31, 1878), Canada joined the UPU August 1st, 1878; a great 10 cent Small Queen cover (Unitrade 40c)

This cover and the following lot are two of the three or four known covers bearing three or more examples of the 10 cent Small Queen mailed outside Canada. The third cover being the famous 1875 registered cover to Norway.

Provenance: Sissons May 1986 Private Treaty; Item 384 (Bill Simpson)
George Arfken, Firby, May 1997; Lot 980

Literature: Illustrated and discussed in Arfken "Canada's Small Queen Era 1870-1897" handbook on pages 239-240 (Figure 14)
Est. $2,000+
590
CANADA United Kingdom,1878 (July 5) Legal cover from Scotstown, Que to Glasgow, Scotland bearing an unusually well centered strip of three of the 10c rose lilac Montreal printing perf 11½x12 tied by neat mute grid cancels, Scotstown, Que split ring datestamp (month indicia JU not yet changed from previous month), same-day Sherbrooke JY 5 78 transit on back and superb unframed Glasgow Packet Paid JY 15 1878 arrival marking. Envelope with edge wear and slightly reduced at sides, otherwise in an excellent state of preservation considering the high franking and weight of its original content. Pays six-times the non-UPU Preferred Letter Rate to the UK (effective until July 31, 1878), Canada joined the UPU August 1st, 1878, VF (Unitrade 40c)
Est. $1,000+
591
CANADA United Kingdom,1881 (March 8) Small mourning cover in fresh clean condition, bearing 5c deep olive shade, Montreal printing perf 11½x12, legible Huntington, Que split ring dispatch in PURPLE, stamp left uncancelled and mailed to Scotland, Irvine MR 22 81 CDS receiver on back. During sorting of the mails at Glasgow, a postal clerk utilized a modified (without two-line date) Glasgow Packet / PAID handstamp to cancel stamp - highly unusual. We do not recall seeing (unlisted in Duckworth & Arfken handbooks) this modified type of Glasgow Packet marking. A great item, VF; 1985 RPS of London cert. (Unitrade 38a)
Est. $500+
592
CANADA United Kingdom,1881 (April 27) White envelope mailed from London, Ontario to England, bearing all Montreal printings perf 11½x12 - late use of 1c orange yellow and strip of three of 3c red tied by London duplex datestamps, portion of backflap missing, but shows three different British datestamps on back. An unusual combination to pay a double UPU letter rate to the United Kingdom, VF (Unitrade 35d, 37e)
Est. $300+
593
CANADA United Kingdom,1884 (August 29) Envelope initially intended to be sent to England with "Free" franking privilege; however, postage was deemed necessary as only mail addressed to Departments of State was eligible for free franking. Franked with 10c rose lilac Montreal printing perf 12 clearly tied by Ottawa duplex, backflap missing and edge wrinkles, Henley on Thames CDS receiver on back; pays a double (5 cent) UPU rate to the UK, F-VF (Unitrade 40) ex. Ted Nixon (March 2012; Lot 322)
Est. $500+
594
CANADA United Kingdom,1885 (June 19) Clean registered cover to London, 5c registration and 5c UPU letter rate both paid with a 10 cent in a noticeable deep lilac rose shade, Montreal printing perf 12 tied three times by light Cornwall, Ont. CDS dispatch CDS, fourth strike at left, oval Registered London 3 JY 85 datestamp in red struck on arrival and British blue crayon lines to emphasize registration. A lovely cover, VF (Unitrade 40b)

The franking is contrary to Canadian postal regulations at the time as a 5c RLS was required for the registration fee. Illustrated and discussed in Arfken "Canada's Small Queen Era 1870-1897" handbook on pages 262-263 (Figure 13)

Provenance: John Ayre, April 1982; Lot 861
George Arfken, May 1997; Lot 893
Est. $1,000+
595
CANADA United Kingdom,1887 (May 12) Attorney General / British Columbia embossed backflap legal cover, part of backflap missing, creases and wrinkles mostly at sides, franked with an exceptional horizontal STRIP OF NINE 5c dark olive shade Montreal printing perf 12, small crease on left stamp, tied by light Victoria, BC CDS postmarks, London MY 30 receiver on back. A striking cover originating from British Columbia, in unusually choice condition for having carried such heavy content. Pays nine times the 5 cent UPU letter rate to the UK, Fine (Unitrade 38) ex. Ted Nixon (March 2012; Lot 225)
Est. $1,500+
596
CANADA United Kingdom,1895 (March 8) A narrow private wrapper, L.M. Staebler, London, Canada handstamp on left side, subsequently folded in for presentation, bearing pair of ½c black and tied by London, Ont. squared circle to Plymouth, England, pays a UPU transient newspaper rate of 1 cent per two ounces. A very scarce rate, especially in such nice condition, VF (Unitrade 34) ex. George Arfken (May 1997; Lot 852)
Est. $150+
597
CANADA United Kingdom,1896 (June 19) A. Harvey Patent Attorney and Notary Public, Ottawa business handstamp on large wrapper fragment, endorsed "Commercial Papers" and mailed registered to London, England, bearing single 6c red brown and 8c bluish slate, Ottawa printings perf 12 tied by mute grid cancels, neat oval "R" registration handstamp at left, struck four times with boxed Registered Ottawa JU 19 96 datestamp and on arrival Registered London 30 JUN 96 receiver in red. Pays nine times the 1c per two ounces printed matter rate plus 5c registration. A beautiful and highly unusual usage of the 8 cent Small Queen on registered non-letter mail, VF (Unitrade 43, 44b)
Est. $400+
598
CANADA United Kingdom,1896 (September 30) Envelope with North West Mounted Police embossed crest in red on backflap, mailed registered from MacLeod, Alberta to Southsea, England, bearing in both upper corners a 5c grey, Ottawa printings perf 12, tied by MacLeod squared circles, also a very scarce boxed "N.W.T. / R / No.___" registration handstamp; paying 5c UPU letter rate + 5c registration to the UK. Additional light squared circles on back and CPRY West of Winnipeg Railway Post Office, Montreal precursor squared circle and Portsmouth transit. A rare and most attractive combination of origin, N.W.T. registration marking and destination, F-VF (Unitrade 42) ex. George Arfken (May 1997; Lot 900)
Est. $1,000+
599
CANADA United Kingdom,1896 (October 17) Blue envelope bearing a remarkable franking consisting of single 5c Grey and 20c Vermilion both neatly tied by mute grids, oval "R" registration handstamp at left, boxed Registered Ottawa OC 17 96 dispatch datestamps, additional strikes on back. British blue crayon lines denoting registered mail and oval Registered Liverpool 27 OC 96 datestamp and Plymouth OC 28 CDS receiver on back. Apart from minor edge wrinkling to envelope at right, in an excellent state of preservation. A rarely seen, selected quality commercial usage of the 20c Widow Weeds. Pays quadruple 5 cent UPU letter rate to the United Kingdom plus 5c Small Queen for the registration fee, VF (Unitrade 42, 46)

Provenance: George Arfken, Firby, May 1997; Lot 935

Literature: Illustrated and discussed in Arfken "Canada's Small Queen Era 1870-1897" handbook, pages 263-264 (Figure 14).
Est. $1,000+
600
CANADA United Kingdom,1897 (February 22) OHMS Post Office Department, Ottawa Canada white envelope in immaculate condition, embossed coloured seal on backflap with countersigned signature handstamp, franked with a well centered 10c brown red, Ottawa printing perf 12 with deep rich colour, tied by superb Ottawa squared circle postmark to Birmingham, England with receiver backstamp. A remarkable cover in all respects, XF (Unitrade 45)

Provenance: Ted Nixon, Eastern Auctions, March 2012; Lot 326

Intended initially to be sent free from the Post Office Department On Her Majesty's Service, however, it was ineligible for free franking.
Est. $1,500+
601
CANADA United Kingdom,1897 (March 18) Dominion of Canada, Department of Agriculture, Ottawa large OHMS envelope, countersigned signature handstamp along with manuscript initials at lower left, bearing a very scarce single-franking 20c Vermilion tied by Ottawa squared circle; vertical fold towards centre and minor soiling at top right edge. An impressive 20c Widow Weeds usage to the UK paying four times the 5 cent UPU letter rate, F-VF (Unitrade 46)

As the free franking privilege did not extend to mail to England, the necessary postage had to be applied.
Est. $750+
602
CANADA United Kingdom,1897 (October 6) Blue cover mailed registered to Peterboro, England, bearing 1c yellow pair, two 3c bright vermilion, Ottawa printings perf 12, and 2c Jubilee, all tied by well defined oval "R" registration handstamps, Toronto dispatch CDS at left, oval registered datestamps of Liverpool 16 OC and London 17 OC. A most unusual franking used in-period, paying the 5 cent UPU letter rate + 5 cent registration fee, VF (Unitrade 35, 41, 52)
Est. $250+
603
CANADA United Kingdom,1897 (November 2) Provincial Secretary British Columbia envelope with embossed coloured seal on flap, endorsed "Private" and addressed to Field Marshall Viscount (Garnet Joseph) Wolseley of Riel Rebellion fame, bearing an impressive franking - single 5c grey and strip of five of 6c red brown, Ottawa printings perf 12, tied by Victoria, BC dispatch squared circles; envelope with edge wrinkles and couple vertical creases, latter touching the 5c & right-hand 6c. An impressive 30 cent letter rate representing six-times the UPU letter rate to the UK plus 5 cent registration, F-VF (Unitrade 42, 43)

In 1870 Wolseley was the commanding officer of the Red River Expedition to colonize and expand Canadian sovereignty over the North West Territories and Manitoba.
Est. $500+
604
CANADA Victoria,1886 (July 7) Cover addressed to Melbourne (Victoria) Australia bearing a lightly cancelled Montreal printing strip of three 5c dark olive green, two with minor flaws, faint Lloydtown, Ont split ring dispatch. Paying the 15 cent non-UPU letter rate to Victoria State, via the US. San Francisco transits and Melbourne receiver backstamps; redirected to Sydney, New South Wales with oval "2d More to Pay" due marking as redirection fee between non-UPU countries, F-VF (Unitrade 38i)
Est. $600+
605
CANADA Victoria,1887 (September 15) A fresh white cover mailed to Melbourne, Victoria State (Australia), slightly reduced at right, bearing a choice horizontal strip of three 5c brownish olive, Montreal printing, perf 12, tied by clear Brantford duplex datestamps, via San Francisco with SEP 22 and SEP 23 transits, Melbourne OC 19 receiver backstamps. An attractive 15c non-UPU letter rate to Victoria State, VF (Unitrade 38)
Est. $750+
606
CANADA Western Australia,1891 (November 23) Cover with intact red wax seal on reverse mailed to Perth, Western Australia, bearing an impressive sheet margin strip of three plus two single 3c pale vermilion shade Ottawa printing perf 12, tied by light grid cancels; South Finch split ring dispatch; on reverse Wales, Hamilton and Windsor transits and Western Australia TPO JA 9 1892 arrival marking. A rare Small Queen destination cover - the Colony of Western Australia being absent from both the Arfken & Menich collections, F-VF (Unitrade 41)

Although postal rates to the Australian States were reduced to 5 cent per ounce starting October 1st, 1891, via England or the US, this cover offers two plausible scenarios: 1) franked with 15 cent not knowing that rate had been reduced the previous month. Since the cover has no San Francisco transit markings, despite the annotation "via San Francisco", this cover was quite likely routed via the United Kingdom; or 2) properly rated as triple weight UPU letter (at 5 cent per half ounce).
Est. $1,000+
607
CANADA 1856 (September 6) W. Tisdale & Son brown orange envelope with handwritten letter content, illustrating its Premises, delivery cart and a industrial clamp, rated "3" (pence to collect) handstamp in black from St. John to St. George, mostly clear St. John dispatch and clear St. George SP 9 1856 receiver backstamp. Small imperfections along edges, the EARLIEST RECORDED New Brunswick Advertising Cover, Fine and rare
Est. $500+
608
CANADA Undated (circa. 1869) Saint John Advertiser "ribbon" engraved in blue advertising envelope, endorsed "Circular" and sent unsealed to Richibucto, bearing single 1c yellow orange tied by partial two-ring '7' cancel, paying one cent per ounce circular rate (effective as of April 1868), F-VF (Unitrade 23)
Est. $150+
609
CANADA 1869 (November 15) Logan & Lindsay imprint envelope with all-over advertising on back displaying 20 different adlets, bearing Large Queen 3c red on medium wove paper cancelled by central oval grid "o" cancel, St. John, NB dispatch CDS, addressed to Miramichi with Newcastle NO 18 receiver backstamp. A lovely Large Queen advert cover in great condition, VF (Unitrade 25)
Est. $200+
610
CANADA 1871 (March 16) W.S. Calhoun Dealer in Flour, Tea, Tobacco, Sugar, Molasses advertising on salmon coloured envelope in remarkably choice condition, bearing a single 6c brown (Plate 2) on the very distinctive soft, chalk white "blotting" paper, the sharpest impression one can hope to find on Large Queen stamps - a characteristic of this scarcer printing, cancelled by two-ring '7' and light St. John, NB double arc datestamp, paying double letter rate to Hopewell the Hill, light Hopewell Cape transit and Hopewell the Hill receiver backstamps. A beautiful cover, VF (Unitrade 27ii)
Est. $350+
611
CANADA 1872 (August) H.L. Spencer, Medical Warehouse & General Patent Medicine Agency advert cover, bearing a well centered First Ottawa printing 1c deep orange, tied by oval mute grid, paying the 1 cent (per ounce) unsealed circular rate; original content enclosed comprised of five items - includes two-page printed letter dated August 1872, two Colgate soap advert card & printed slip, Medicinal Plasters yellow advert card and a self-addressed returned envelope. A most unusual and very early advertising cover, VF (Unitrade 35ii)
Est. $250+
612
CANADA 1891 (January 20) Arthur P. Tippet & Co. Eddy's Pail illustrated advertising amber coloured envelope bearing 3c vermilion tied by St. John, NB CDS dispatch to Richibucto, VF (Unitrade 41)
Est. $100+
613
CANADA 1891 (May 8) Manks & Co. Hatters and Furriers "Deer" illustrated envelope, slightly reduced at right, bearing 3c vermilion tied by St. John, NB duplex to Somerset, NB, F-VF (Unitrade 41)
Est. $150+
614
CANADA 1892 (July 12) Troop & Son, Agents Mallory S.S. Line / "Ship seen through porthole" illustrated advert cover bearing 3c vermilion tied by precursor St. John, NB datestamp to Halifax, next-day receiver backstamp, most appealing, VF (Unitrade 41)
Est. $150+
615
CANADA 1893 (May 16) T.H. Hall Colonial Book Store bright red envelope, illustrating a large, well-detailed bicycle at left, slightly reduced at left, nicely centered 3c orange vermilion tied by St. John, NB CDS to Moncton with next-day receiver backstamp; a striking advert cover, VF (Unitrade 41)
Est. $200+
616
CANADA Kerr & Robertson Wholesale Hardware; two different advertising covers - one with Ice Cream Freezer and the other with an Axe and large Bucksaw on reverse. Both franked with 3c vermilion, former tied by light St. John, NB AP 22 95 squared circle, latter with pre-usage wrinkle tied by superb St. John NO 27 94 duplex, F-VF (Unitrade 41)
Est. $150+
617
CANADA 1895 (October 29) Leonard Brothers Wholesale Fish Dealers / Ship & Lighthouse superb illustrated cover, 3c vermilion tied by Mont & St. John, NB / E / C.P. Ry (Gray QC-251) Railway post office CDS to Moncton with clear next-day receiver, VF and very attractive (Unitrade 41)
Cat. $150+
618
CANADA T.S. Simms Brushes & Brooms in green all-over illustrated advertising envelope in choice condition, 3c vermilion tied by St. John, NB squared circle to Moncton with next-day receiver backstamp, XF and visually striking (Unitrade 41)
Est. $150+
619
CANADA Two different Hall & Fairweather Wholesale Grocers advertising cards, franked with 1c yellow and postmarked with St. John, NB FE 4 96 & DE 27 97 squared circle respectively. Both "illegal" as post office regulations required that no "collar" was to be shown / printed around the stamp, however both were mailed without penalty. An attractive duo, VF (Unitrade 35)
Est. $150+
620
CANADA 1896 (February 13) Dearborn & Co. Spices multi-coloured illustrated advertising cover with four different illustrated products being shown on reverse, 3c vermilion tied by St. John, NB squared circle to Moncton, NB with receiver backstamp, VF and attractive (Unitrade 41)
Est. $150+
621
CANADA 1896 (February 18) Bradley Bros. Steam Block, Pump and Wheel Factory "Ship's Helm" illustrated advertising envelope, 1c yellow tied by Halifax & Moncton C.P. Ry / E / FE 18 96 Railway Post Office CDS (Gray MT-161) mailed unsealed at one cent printed matter rate to Port Hawkesbury, Cape Breton with next-day receiver backstamp, VF (Unitrade 35)
Est. $100+
622
CANADA Hamm Bros. Biscuits illustrated advertising covers; two different - white envelope with thick "BISCUITS" lettering and all-over "adlets" printed on reverse and oriental buff envelope with italic "BISCUITS" lettering, no advert on back. Both franked with 3c vermilion Small Queen and mailed to Moncton; former tied by Portland, NB AU 3 96 CDS and latter tied by St. John NO 2 97 squared circle, VF (Unitrade 41)
Est. $150+
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