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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND TRADE SAMPLE PROOFS
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND TRADE SAMPLE PROOFS Plate 1A, Paper 9,Perkins Bacon Trade Sample Sheet (1929), engraved, printed in black on thin white diagonal mesh wove paper (0.004" to 0.005") THE FULL UNSEVERED SHEET comprised of all nine values with denominations defaced and scar removed on the Four pence, similar traits on two pairs of Cape of Good Hope triangle "Hope Seated", four Chile "Columbus", one Ceylon "Chalon" and one Western Australia "Swan", VF

Provenance: Violet Vanderboom, Sissons Sale 528, February 1992, Lot 66

A SPECTACULAR PERKINS BACON PROOF SHEET OF EXHIBITION CALIBER, VERY RARELY ENCOUNTERED UNCUT AND IN SUCH AN EXCELLENT STATE OF PRESERVATION.
Est. $5,000+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND TRADE SAMPLE PROOFS Plate 6, Paper 13,Perkins Bacon Trade Sample Sheet (1929), engraved, printed in black and die sunk on thick yellowish stout card (0.0085" to 0.0095" thick) THE FULL UNSEVERED SHEET comprised of Newfoundland Heraldic 4p undefaced and 1sh defaced, plus classic stamps of Barbados (2), Ceylon (3), New Zealand (3), New South Wales, South Australia (2), Tasmania (3) and Victoria. Superb in all respects, XF

AN EXCEPTIONAL PERKINS BACON PROOF SHEET WITH SHARP IMPRESSIONS AND IN IMMACULATE CONDITION. A GREAT ITEM THAT WILL CAPTIVATE ANYONE'S ATTENTION. VERY FEW SURVIVE INTACT.
Est. $3,500+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND TRADE SAMPLE PROOFS Plate 1, Paper 6,(1919 - First Printing) Trade Sample Die Proofs printed in pastel blue violet on thick soft white wove paper (0.0075" thick). An extremely rare printing with undefaced denominations and no scar to the 4 pence. The complete set of nine denominations including both dies of 3p. A beautiful set of this Plate 1 first printing displaying bright sharp impressions, VF and desirable
Est. $3,500+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND TRADE SAMPLE PROOFS Plate 1, Paper 9,(1929) Trade Sample Die Proofs printed in black on white diagonal mesh wove paper (0.004" to 0.0045" thick), the second state of the plate with the 4 pence displaying the characteristic scars, the complete set of nine with both dies of the 3p. An exceptionally fresh and choice set, XF
Est. $2,500+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND TRADE SAMPLE PROOFS Plate 1A, Paper 9,(1929 - defaced state) Trade Sample Die Proofs printed in deep green on white diagonal mesh wove paper (0.004" to 0.0045" thick). The complete set of nine including both dies of the 3p. Rarely seen and striking, XF
Est. $2,500+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND TRADE SAMPLE PROOFS Plate 1A, Paper 9,(1929 - defaced state) Trade Sample Die Proofs printed in violet on white diagonal mesh wove paper (0.004" to 0.0045" thick), the complete set of nine, the 1sh mounted on large card. A very appealing set, VF
Est. $2,500+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND TRADE SAMPLE PROOFS Plate 1A, Paper 9,(1929 - defaced state) Trade Sample Die Proofs printed in red on white diagonal mesh wove paper (0.004" to 0.0045" thick), the complete set of nine. An exceptional set in choice condition, XF
Est. $2,500+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND TRADE SAMPLE PROOFS Plate 1A, Paper 9,(1929 - Defaced State) Trade Sample Proof on white diagonal mesh
wove paper (0.004" to 0.0045" thick), positional example showing "PLATE 1A" imprint at top, very attractive, XF
Est. $400+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND TRADE SAMPLE PROOFS Plate 1A, Paper 10,(1929 - defaced state) Trade Sample Die Proofs printed in brown on the scarcer thick yellowish wove paper (0.006" to 0.007" thick). The complete set of nine denominations including both dies of 3p. Rarely seen and striking, XF
Est. $2,500+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND TRADE SAMPLE PROOFS Plate 1A, Paper 10,(1929 - Defaced State) Trade Sample Proof pair on thick yellowish wove paper (0.006" to 0.007" thick), very scarce, in a striking colour and showing both dies, VF
Est. $500+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND TRADE SAMPLE PROOFS Plate 6, Paper 13,(1929 - defaced) Trade Sample Proofs in dark brown, blue green and blue, all on stiff yellowish card (0.0080" to 0.0085" thick) and showing defacing marks in corners found only on this particular plate; a lovely trio, VF
Est. $750+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND TRADE SAMPLE PROOFS The Herts Philatelic Society,(1906 - defaced) Engraved Die Essay with defaced corners, prepared as a frontispiece for the banquet menu, printed in red on thick yellowish board (0.115" thick) measuring 68 x 115mm with complete diamond shaped die sinkage. Very scarce and with great visual appeal, VF
Est. $600+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND TRADE SAMPLE PROOFS The Herts Philatelic Society,(1906 - defaced die) Trade Sample Proof taken from the menu for banquet held in 1906, engraved and printed in red on white glazed surface cardboard (0.01" thick), complete diamond shaped sinkage area, attractive and scarce, VF
Est. $500+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND TRADE SAMPLE PROOFS The Herts Philatelic Society,(1906 - defaced) Engraved essay for Herts Menu with defaced corners, printed in red on distinctive white glazed cardboard (0.01" thick). Unlisted in the Pratt handbook as such, most unusual, VF
Est. $350+
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES Engraved Background Die Proof printed in black on yellowish surfaced wove paper 61 x 75mm, etched "13" at foot; the model from which Perkins Bacon produced Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick pence issues. A most striking and very important proof, VF

Provenance: Dr. Chan Chin Cheung, Christie's, September 1995; Lot 1
Violet Vandenboom, Sissons Sale 528, February 1992; Lot 64
Est. $750+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 1,Perkins Bacon Original Engraved Die Proof printed in black, with remarkably large margins 44 x 51mm showing die sinkage on three sides; light soiling at top, showing characteristic shaded "E" in "POSTAGE" and uncleared extension of framelines at corners. Superb and very rare, quite likely the largest example among a maximum of five that exist, VF

Provenance: Robert H. Pratt Pence Issues, Harmers of London, October 1986; Lot 2
Est. $5,000+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 1P,Plate proof pair printed in black on thick white card, sheet margin at foot, a scarce pair originating from the only sheet printed, VF
Cat. $1,000
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 1P,A choice plate proof in black on thick white card with even margins, VF
Cat. $500
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 1,A remarkably fresh, large margined mint pair with bright colour and clear impression, full, dull streaky white original gum, pristine XF NH
Cat. $960+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 2,Perkins Bacon Original Engraved Die Proof in black on india paper on card of same size 25 x 31mm; showing characteristics of the die proof such as the visible scratch below "O" of "TWO" and extension of vertical frameline at lower right; a few inconsequential toning spots. A very rare proof with excellent pedigree, VF

Expertization: 2022 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: Sidney Harris, Part I, October 1968; Lot 31
Robert H. Pratt Newfoundland Pence issues collection, Harmers of London, October 1986; Lot 5
Dr. Chan Chin Cheung, Christie's New York, September 1995; Lot 4

Est. $5,000+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 2P,A superb plate proof pair in black on thick white card, large margined with brilliant impression, from the unique sheet of twenty, VF and rare
Cat. $3,000+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 2,A rare unused example of this challenging classic stamp which often eludes even the most advanced collectors, tiny stain at top, ample margins for this stamp often seen with small or no margins, with vivid colour, VF

Expertization: clear 2001 Greene Foundation certificate
Cat. $25,000
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 3,Engraved Die Essays of both dies printed in black, stamp size on card mounted india paper. The Robert H. Pratt handbook differentiates the two Dies as follows:

Die I - the lower left "3" slanting, vertical line near centre runs through trefoil, no outer delineation line surrounding the central vignette trefoil.
Die II - first traits of Die I now corrected, still lacking outer delineation line surrounding the central vignette trefoil.

Provenance: Die I - BNA Essays & Proofs sale, Robson Lowe Ltd., June 1963; Lot 214, Robert H. Pratt Pence Collection, October 1986; Lot 7
Die II - Ralph Hart, May 1977; Lot 624

Die I with yellowing but is THE ONLY KNOWN EXAMPLE; Die II in choice condition with not more than three known according to Robert Pratt, the leading authority on the subject. A magnificent pair of essays, VF

We would like to point out that no actual die proof of the final die is known in private hands.
Est. $7,500+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 3P,Plate proof pair printed in black on thick white card, originating from the sole proof sheet of eighty printed, VF and scarce; backstamped "RP" (Robert H. Pratt).
Cat. $1,200+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 3,A large margined mint example of the 1857 printing, bright colour on characteristic white paper showing traces of printing ink offset on back, large part dull white original gum; a tough stamp, VF; 2006 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $1,400
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 4,Perkins Bacon Original Engraved Die Proof, printed in black on india paper 44 x 62mm mounted on card 52 x 68mm, displaying a remarkably sharp impression on pristine paper. Characteristic extended frameline visible at upper right and lower left corners. A highly desirable and extremely rare die proof, the largest extant, VF

Provenance: Robert H. Pratt Pence Collection, October 1986; Lot 9
Est. $5,000+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 4P,An unusually choice plate proof single printed in black on thick white card, large margins and fresh. A lovely proof originating from the sole sheet of 20 printed, XF
Cat. $1,500+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 4,An outstanding unused example with remarkably sharp impression and fabulous fresh colour on bright white wove paper, ample even margins all around. Superb in all respects, VF+ GEM

Expertization: 1995 BPA and 2014 Greene Foundation certificates

Provenance: Arthur Hind, H.R. Harmer London, April-May 1934; Lot 253
Captain Vivian Hewitt, Robson Lowe, December 1968; Lot 1097
Dr. Chan Chin Cheung, Christie's, September 1995; Lot 48
Drs. Joanne & Edward Dauer, Spink, January 2014; Lot 22
Cat. $15,000+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 5,Perkins Bacon Original Engraved Die Proof in black on india paper on card of same size 27 x 28mm; colour and overall impresssion characteristic of the original 1857 die proofs, extremely rare - in fact we recall offering only one such die proof in the past 20 years. In our opinion, this is the rarest die proof of the series, VF

Expertization: 2022 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: Robert H. Pratt Newfoundland Pence Issues collection, Harmers of London, October 1986; Lot 10
Dr. Chan Chin Cheung, Christie's New York, September 1995; Lot 8
Est. $5,000+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 6,Perkins Bacon Original Engraved Die Proof printed in black on india paper 44 x 60mm die sunk on card 52 x 71mm, showing the complete die sinkage; with characteristics of die proofs such as the outer ring of the oval through "STA" of "POSTAGE" and horizontal line above "S" of "SIX" extending into the left "6". A fabulous large size Die Proof of great rarity, VF+

Provenance: Robert H. Pratt Pence Collection, October 1986; Lot 12
Est. $5,000+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 6,A spectacular mint single of this sought-after classic, arguably Newfoundland's rarest mint stamp and hand's down the most difficult of all Newfoundland pence issues to obtain in mint condition. This outstanding example boasts lovely rich colour on fresh paper, surrounded by mostly large margins and possessing large part original gum. With only two other mint examples known it is obviously been missing from even advanced collections and ranks among the very rarest mint stamps of all of British North America, VF OG

After extensive research of past name sale auctions, we were able to locate only two other mint OG examples:

1) Dale-Lichtenstein (Sale 5, May 1969; Lot 15), which also graced collections of Claude Cartier (1977), “Provenance” (1983) and David Melat (1985), not seen since.
2) An example with noticeably smaller margins from the Ralph Hart collection (May 1977; Lot 644), also not seen since.

Of less than a dozen unused without gum examples that survive, most have faults.

Expertization: 1988 BPA and 2014 Greene Foundation certificates

Provenance: British North America Sale, June 28, 1944, Harmer, Rooke & Co., Lot 1477
Clifford C. Cole Collection of BNA, Siegel, March 1988; Lot 120
The "Dallas" Collection, Sotheby's London, July 1990; Lot 1286
Dr. Chan Chin Cheung, Christie’s, September 1995, Lot 55
Drs. Joanne & Edward Dauer, Spink, January 2014; Lot 24

Aptly described in the 1944 BNA Sale as: “Superb. Very large margins all around. Deep colour and wonderful impression. Undoubtedly one of the finest existing copies. A Gem.”

AN EXTREMELY FINE MINT SIX PENCE SCARLET VERMILION, ONE OF ONLY THREE RECORDED AND ONE OF THE GREATEST HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS COLLECTION.
Cat. $60,000+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 7,Perkins Bacon Original Engraved Die Proof printed in black on india paper 45 x 60mm die sunk on card 52 x 69mm; characteristic features of the die proof such as continuation of the arc guideline joining SIX PENCE and HALFPENNY into a complete circle at left outside design. Light creasing to card only and tiny spots to india but quite likely the only large proof with full die sinkage that exists (among a maximum of five known), VF

Provenance: Robert H. Pratt Pence Collection, October 1986; Lot 13
Est. $4,000+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 7P,An exceptionally fresh, large margined plate proof pair printed in black on thick white card. A rare multiple originating from the unique sheet of 20, XF

Provenance: Robert H. Pratt Pence Collection, October 1986; Lot 36 (described but not illustrated; under UV his "RP" monogram is visible).
Cat. $3,000+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 7,A marvelous mint example with lower sheet margin and large margins on other sides, deep rich colour a trifle oxidized, bright impression on pristine fresh paper, full, dull white streaky original gum characteristic of the 1857 Issue. Rarely encountered with such large margins. This stamp is noticeably superior to what we are accustomed to seeing by a large margin, pencil signed by expert Herbert Bloch on reverse, XF OG

Expertization: 2007 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: Alfred Caspary, Sale 5 - British North America, H.R. Harmer, Inc., October 1956; Lot 333 - aptly described "... superb in all respects. A fantastic stamp, probably none finer."
Claude Cartier, Part One, SG Auctions, April 1977; Lot 66
The "Provenance" Collection of British North America, Harmers of New York, January 1983; Lot 2024
John Foxbridge (du Pont), Private Treaty 1988
Sir Gawaine Baillie, Part VII - British North America, Sotheby's, May 2006; Lot 295
Cat. $12,000+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 8,Perkins Bacon Original Engraved Die Proof printed in black on card mounted india paper 39 x 46mm, a superb large size proof displaying the required characteristics such as extended guidelines at corners and extension of oval design in "HT P" of "EIGHT PENCE". An extremely rare showpiece, the largest extant, XF

Provenance: Robert H. Pratt Pence Collection, October 1986; Lot 15
Est. $5,000+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 8P,A pristine plate proof in black on thick white card, from the only sheet of twenty printed, VF+
Cat. $1,500
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 8,A superb mint example with large margins, radiant colour and remarkably full, unblemished dull white streaky original gum, XF NH
Cat. $1,500+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 9,Perkins Bacon Original Engraved Die proof printed in black on card mounted india paper 50 x 67mm, displays the complete die sinkage, extremely rare thus with only one other such example known according to Pratt; minor soiling away from design, a very impressive full size die proof showing the finished design with the approved flower ornaments in all corners, VF

Provenance: Robert H. Pratt Pence Collection, October 1986; Lot 18
Est. $5,000+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 9P,An unusually large margined plate proof in black on thick white card. Originating from the sole proof sheet of twenty printed, rare and desirable, XF
Cat. $1,500+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 10,The famous "Ferrari" stamp, well documented in the literature as being UNIQUE, displaying strong horizontal laid lines, bright colour and sharp impression for this notoriously delicate colour, well margined and possessing large part brown original gum, characteristic "Ferrari" purple trefoil backstamp. THE RAREST STAMP OF NEWFOUNDLAND, VF OG (Walsh 15c; mentioned in Scott and Gibbons catalogues as footnote)

The horizontal and vertical laid paper One shilling orange, considered proofs by some experts, are among the most coveted stamps of Newfoundland. Many important collections of the past were missing one or both these stamps. Our research indicates that the last time both stamps were offered in the same sale was the famous Dale-Lichtenstein auctions of 1969-1970!

Expertization: 1969 RPS of London certificate, submitted by famous collector Hiroyuki Kanai who had bought the stamp at the Dale-Lichtenstein sale.
2001 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: Philipp La Renotière von Ferrary, Sale II, October 1921; Lot 572
Dale-Lichtenstein, Sale 5 (BNA Part Two), H.R. Harmer, Inc., May 1969; Lot 33
Michael D. Rubin, Bennett, June 2001; Lot 581

Literature: Discussed and illustrated in Robert H. Pratt "The Pence Issues of Newfoundland 1857-1866" handbook on pages 104-105 (Figure 53).

THE ONLY KNOWN ONE SHILLING ORANGE ON HORIZONTALLY LAID PAPER, A UNIQUE AND GLORIOUS SHOWPIECE
Est. $50,000+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 10,A fabulous mint example of this very rare stamp displaying very prominent laid lines, bold colour and clear impression for this challenging stamp, large margined and possessing large part original gum; shows the "Ferrari" purple trefoil backstamp. One of the rarest stamps of Newfoundland missing from even advanced collections, VF (Walsh 15b; mentioned in Scott and Gibbons as a footnote)

Expertization: 1987 PF certificate, submitted by Raymond H. Weill, Co.

Provenance: Philipp La Renotière von Ferrary, Sale II, October 1921; Lot 573
Dale-Lichtenstein (Sale 5; BNA Part Two), H.R. Harmer, Inc., May 1969; Lot 34
The Isleham Collection, Part Two, British North America, October 1986; Lot 2143 - illustrating the front cover of this renowned sale.
Dr. Chan Chin Cheung, Christie's, September 1995; Lot 133
Sir Gawaine Baillie, Part VII - British North America, Sotheby's, May 2006; Lot 309

Literature: Discussed and illustrated in Robert H. Pratt "The Pence Issues of Newfoundland 1857-1866" handbook on pages 104-105 (Figure 53).

ONE OF THE MOST COVETED AND VERY RAREST STAMPS OF NEWFOUNDLAND, ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH EXCEPTIONAL PROVENANCE. FEWER THAN SIX EXAMPLES EXIST.
Est. $35,000+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 11,A magnificent mint block of four from the top left of the sheet, exceptional vivid colour and bright impression on fresh wove paper as the day it was printed over 160 years ago, remarkably retaining full original gum with just a trace of hinging on the upper left stamp, the other three stamps with pristine original gum, NEVER HINGED. Inconsequential marginal crease at foot well away from stamps. Exceptional in all respects, XF GEM

The lower right stamp shows the constant line through bottom "2s" plate variety (Unitrade 11ii).

Expertization: clear 2022 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: Dale-Lichtenstein, Sale 5, H.R. Harmer Inc., May 1969; Lot 36 - the original part-sheet of 16 from which this block originates.
Ralph A. Hart, Maresch Sale 93, May 1977; Lot 680 - offered as a block of eight
Robert H. Pratt, Harmers of London, October 1986; Lot 114 - offered as a block of eight
"Malibu", Matthew Bennett, May 2006; Lot 228
Highlands Collection of British North America, Part One, Eastern Auctions, November 2018; Lot 94

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

A PHENOMENAL MINT CORNER BLOCK OF THE 1860 TWO PENCE ORANGE IN
IMMACULATE CONDITION WITH FULL ORIGINAL GUM. VERY RARE AND
HIGHLY DESIRABLE.
Est. $7,500+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 11,A choice mint example with exceptional colour, good margins all around and unusually full original gum, lightly hinged. Very scarce this nice, VF LH; 2013 Greene Foundation cert. ex. Sir Gawaine Baillie (May 2006; Lot 303), "Fordwater" (June 2013; Lot 63)
Cat. $1,200
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 12,An incredible mint corner margin example, very large margins on other sides adding to its wonderful appeal, exceptionally fresh with bright colour on pristine fresh paper, possessing unusually full original gum. The ultimate GEM Four pence orange Heraldic which has resided in several of the most important British North America collections of the past, XF LH GEM

Expertization: 2022 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: Alfred H. Caspary, H.R. Harmer Inc., October 1956; Lot 365
Claude Cartier, Part I, SG Auctions, April 1977; Lot 72
Dr. Chan Chin Cheung, Christie's, September 1995; Lot 119
William H. Gross, Spink, November 2009; Lot 309

To demonstrate its desirability - at the Caspary and Cartier sales it realized US$2,000 and £3,000 hammer in 1956 and 1977 respectively.

UNDENIABLY ONE OF THE VERY FINEST MINT EXAMPLES OF THE 1860 FOUR PENCE ORANGE HERALDIC.
Est. $10,000+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 13,An extraordinary unused example of this unassuming yet very difficult classic stamp, possessing four remarkably large margins and bright colour. Searching for comparable examples one quickly realizes that this stamp has attributes superior to most existing examples, we would not hesitate to rank this stamp among the very finest extant, XF GEM

Expertization: 1995 BPA and 2014 Greene Foundation certificates

Provenance: William H. Crocker, BNA Sale, May 1938; Lot 251
Captain Vivian Hewitt, Robson Lowe, December 1968; Lot 1123
Dr. Chan Chin Cheung, Christie's, September 1995; Lot 124
Drs. Joanne & Edward Dauer, Spink, January 2014; Lot 29

Cat. $5,000+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 16i,An outstanding mint example displaying rich vivid colour, sharp impression, large margins and papermaker's watermark - the upper portion of "ST" of STACEY WISE / 1858 two-line watermark at foot, full original gum relatively lightly hinged, VF+; a choice example of this keenly sought-after classic stamp of Newfoundland.

THE UNIQUE ONE PENNY REDDISH BROWN ERROR OF COLOUR SHOWING THE PAPERMAKER'S WATERMARK and the basis for the Unitrade catalogue listing.

Expertization: 1958 Philatelic Foundation certificate; submitted by John Chapin

Provenance: William Gross, Spink, November 2009; Lot 315

According to Robert H. Pratt, the leading authority on the subject, only four sheets (480 stamps) were printed in this error of colour - reddish brown instead of violet brown. Only a small number survive, very few of which have original gum.
Cat. $35,000
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 20,Mint full sheet of twenty, natural paper inclusion on Pos. 2, radiant colour and full original gum, VF NH
Cat. $1,200
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 24-31,The complete set of six plate proof pairs in issued colours on card mounted india paper; also an extra 24c pair in a distinctively different shade, choice, VF
Cat. $1,340
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 24,"Goodall" die proof, engraved, printed in black on india paper 34 x 29mm, sunk on larger than normal card 56 x 47mm. In immaculate condition with ABNC imprint below and die number "482" above design. A wonderful proof of this popular stamp, superb in all respects, XF
Est. $2,500+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 24,"Goodall" die proof, engraved, printed in bluish green on india paper 33 x 30mm, sunk on card 56 x 44mm, ABNC imprint at foot and die number "482" above, remarkably fresh and choice, rare, XF; ex. Sir Gawaine Baillie (May 2006; Lot 325)
Est. $2,000+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 24,“Goodall” die proof, engraved, printed in greenish blue on india paper 34 x 32mm, sunk on card 37 x 37mm, shows ABNC imprint below design and die number "482" above. A beautiful and rarely encountered proof, XF
Est. $2,000+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 24,An appealing lot of four different American Bank Note Company trade sample proofs, engraved, printed in sought-after darker colours - pinkish rose, bright yellow, rose red and greyish blue, on white or yellowish wove paper, unusually sound and choice condition, VF-XF
Est. $750+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 24, 25, 28,Top portion of a trade sample sheet displaying se-tenant proofs of the 2c Codfish, 12c Queen Victoria and 5c Harp Seal, engraved, printed in greyish violet on white vertical mesh wove paper (0.003" thick), unsevered ornamental sheet margins on three sides. Rarely offered as a strip and especially desirable with such superb dark colour, XF (Minuse & Pratt PB-Ab)
Est. $2,000+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES Large Die Essay by engraver Charles Henry Jeens of Perkins, Bacon Co. with oval engine turned surrounding Harp Seal vignette, printed in grey black on india paper 65 x 46mm, die sunk on slightly larger card. A fabulous essay in superb condition, an ideal frontispiece for any Newfoundland collection, XF (Minuse & Pratt 25E-Ab) ex. Earle E. Palmer (August 1980; Lot 16)
Est. $750+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES Engraved Die Essay with intricate surrounds of fish nets and ropes, printed directly on white surfaced card 72 x 61mm; "SEALS", "British American Bank Note Co. Montreal" imprints and die number "125" at bottom centre; perhaps a model for a tentative stamp or other printing contract, rare and appealing, VF
Est. $750+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 25,Engraved Die Essay in dark brown on india paper 37 x 29mm, displaying nearly all of the elements found on the issued stamp except it reads "PROVINCE OF NEWFOUNDLAND" at top. A glorious die essay in immaculate condition and of great rarity, XF (Minuse & Pratt 25E-C)

Provenance: Sidney Harris, Part I, October 1968; Lot 226
Est. $2,000+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 25,Engraved Die Essay in blue on india paper 35 x 33mm, showing nearly all of the elements found on the issued stamp except top scroll reads "PROVINCE OF NEWFOUNDLAND"; minute spot clear of design and natural unevenness at top. A wonderful essay - the unadopted design in a remarkable colour (quite similar to the 1876 Rouletted issue), a rare showpiece, VF (Minuse & Pratt 25E-C)
Est. $2,000+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 25,"Goodall" die proof, engraved, printed in black on india paper 37 x 32mm sunk on larger than usual card 56 x 45mm, die number "487" above design. A remarkable proof - superb in all respects, XF; backstamped "RP" (Robert H. Pratt).
Est. $2,500+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 25,“Goodall” die proof, engraved, printed in dark yellowish brown on india paper 34 x 28mm, sunk on card 56 x 45mm, showing die number "487" above design; small adhesion spot well away from the image. A very rare die proof in colour similar to the issued stamp of 1865, VF
Est. $2,000+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 25,"Goodall" engraved die proof in dark bluish green on india paper 36 x 30mm, sunk on larger card than normally seen on these, measuring 56 x 45mm, with die number "487" above design. An impressive and rare die proof, VF

Provenance: Sir Gawaine Baillie, Part VII - British North America, Sotheby's, May 2006; Lot 326
Paul Burega, Maresch Sale 286, April 1994; Lot 524
Earle E. Palmer, Sissons Sale 406, August 1980; Lot 17
Est. $2,000+
61
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 25,“Goodall” die proof, engraved, printed in bluish green on india paper 33 x 27mm, visually striking and rare, VF
Est. $1,500+
62
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 25,Three American Bank Note Company trade sample proofs, engraved, printed in sought-after darker colours - dark brownish red, orange and grey blue on wove or bond paper, all in sound, choice condition, VF-XF
Est. $600+
63
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 25P, 25Piii, 25TC, 25TCi, 25TCii,Five different trial colour ABNC plate proof blocks on india paper, each with plate imprint, printed in dark brown, brown, claret brown, orange red and dark bluish green on india paper; negligible mounting stains, couple with natural india wrinkling,. A very elusive group in blocks of four, VF

Dark brown block backstamped "RP" (Robert H. Pratt).
Est. $1,500+
64
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 25,A remarkable mint example of this very challenging stamp, precisely centered within unusually large margins, very scarce traits for this stamp, part original gum somewhat disturbed from previous hinging. Superior to most examples that exist, XF OG; 1994 Brandon cert.
Cat. $1,600+
65
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 25,An unusually nice and extremely centered example with bright colour on fresh paper, neat segmented cork cancel, very scarce this nice, XF
Cat. $600+
66
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 1869 (April 1) Blue envelope from St. John's to Trinity bearing two 5c black Harp Seal tied by segmented cork cancels, partially legible St. John's Paid AP 1 1869 split ring dispatch in red next to clear Trinity AP 5 1869 double arc receiver, trivial soiling along edges and sealed tear at top. Pays a ten cent double Interior letter rate, in effect until early May 1870. Only four covers (plus two fronts) are recorded, this being the earliest of three known franked with the 5 cent black, Fine (Unitrade 26) ex. Robert H. Pratt with his "RP" monogram visible under UV.
Est. $1,000+
67
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 27,Large Engraved Die Essay in dark yellow brown on india paper 45 x 55mm, with unadopted "CANADA RECEIPT" in top and "TWO CENTS" in lower panels, ABNC imprint below. In a remarkable state of preservation for this fragile essay, XF
Est. $1,500+
68
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 27,Large Engraved Die Essays in blue and in brown, showing "CANADA RECEIPT" in top panel and "TWO CENTS" in lower panel, both on india paper 32 x 49mm and 33 x 37mm respectively, some india thinning, tiny stain spot at top left on former, nevertheless a very rare duo. Subsequently reworked by ABNC in stages, ultimately modifying top and lower panels to the issued "NEWFOUNDLAND" and "TEN CENTS", VF appearance; both show (under UV) "RP" (Robert Pratt) monogram.
Est. $1,000+
69
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 27,Large Engraved Die Essay in black on india paper 43 x 50mm, showing unadopted denomination "FIVE CENTS" in lower scroll panel, trivial mounting marks and minor wrinkles inconsequential for this very rare large size Die essay; backstamped "RP" (Robert H. Pratt) monogram, VF (Minuse & Pratt 25E-Ba)
Est. $1,500+
70
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 27,Large Engraved Die Essay in green on india paper 37 x 48mm, showing unadopted denomination "FIVE CENTS" in lower scroll panel, mounted on slightly larger card. A visually striking, very rare large size Die essay, VF (Minuse & Pratt 25E-Ba)
Est. $1,500+
71
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 27,Small Die Essay, engraved, printed in mauve and displaying unadopted denomination "FIVE CENTS" in lower scroll panel on card mounted india paper 26 x 31mm. Rare and striking, VF (Minuse & Pratt 25E-Bb)
Est. $1,000+
72
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 27,Superb "Goodall" die proof, engraved, printed in black, issued colour, on india paper 28 x 34mm sunk on card 46 x 56mm, shows ABNC imprint at foot and die number '286' above design. An outstanding proof in all respects, rare and especially desirable in the issued colour, XF
Est. $2,500+
73
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 27,"Goodall" die proof, engraved, printed in dark yellowish brown on india paper 29 x 35mm sunk on card 47 x 55mm, shows albino impression of ABNC imprint at foot and the die number "286" above design, rare and desirable, XF; ex. Robert H. Pratt (private sale)
Est. $2,000+
74
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 27,"Goodall" die proof, engraved, printed in bluish green on india paper 26 x 32mm sunk on card 46 x 56mm, shows albino impression of ABNC imprint at foot and die number "286" above design. A fabulous proof with deep colour and in remarkably choice condition, XF; ex. Robert H. Pratt (private sale)
Est. $2,000+
75
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 27,Trial Colour Die Proof, engraved and printed in bright blue on thick vertical mesh wove paper, rare and very distinctive when compared to ABNC trade samples. A great item for the specialist, VF; 2011 Greene Foundation cert. (Minuse & Pratt 27TC2a)

The Pratt collection contained a similar coloured proof, stamp size with clipped corners, annotated as "a die proof from engraver's sample book".
Est. $750+
76
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 27,An impressive lot of eight, distinctively different American Bank Note Company trade sample proofs, printed in darker colours than normally encountered - brownish lilac, magenta, rose red, pinkish rose, greyish blue, deep blue with natural printing ink smears, bright yellow and yellow green, on white or yellowish wove paper; the first proof in brownish lilac is lithographed, others are engraved. Uncharacteristically sound condition, a beautiful lot, VF-XF
Est. $1,500+
77
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 28,Superb engraved "Goodall" die proof in black on india paper 24 x 24mm, sunk on card 35 x 53mm, die number "292" at bottom centre. In immaculate condition and exceptional in all respects, XF

Provenance: Alan Selby, Hennok, December 1993; Lot 492
Sir Gawaine Baillie, Sale VII - British North America, Sotheby's, May 2006; Lot 329
Est. $2,500+
78
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 28,"Goodall" engraved die proof in bluish green on india paper 30 x 29mm, sunk on card 35 x 40mm, albino die number "292" at bottom centre. A fabulous proof in pristine fresh condition, rare and desirable, XF

Provenance: Robert H. Pratt (private sale), "RP" monogram visible under UV.
Est. $2,000+
79
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 28,A beautiful trio of American Bank Note Company trade sample proofs - in pale golden yellow, bright yellow and rose red on white bond or yellowish wove paper, each showing the positional ornamental scrolls at top, all in sound condition, attractive and scarce, VF-XF
Est. $500+
80
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 29,A premium mint example, mathematically centered with post office fresh colour and full pristine original gum, XF NH GEM
Cat. $300+
81
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 30,"Goodall" engraved die proof in dark yellowish brown on india paper 35 x 34mm, sunk on card 45 x 56mm, die number "489" above. An extraordinary proof in pristine condition, XF; ex. Sir Gawaine Baillie (May 2006; Lot 330), Robert H. Pratt (private sale), his "RP" monogram is visible under UV.
Est. $2,000+
82
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 30,"Goodall" engraved die proof in greenish blue on india paper 32 x 29mm, hinged on larger card, die number"489" above. A rare and appealing proof, VF

Provenance: Robert H. Pratt (private sale), his invisible ink "RP" monogram can be seen under UV lamp.
Est. $1,500+
83
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 30,"Goodall" engraved die proof in black on india paper 32 x 29mm mounted on slightly larger card, die number "489" above, rare (no more than six exist), VF
Est. $1,500+
84
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 30P, 30TC,Plate proof blocks of four in orange and in dark red violet on india paper, the latter with ABNC imprint in top margin, VF
Cat. $760
85
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 30, 30i,An impressive mint block of four with Major Re-entry (Pos. 18) at lower right with doubling below first "N" in "NEWFOUNDLAND" and to the right of left "13" value ornament. Well centered for this difficult issue, hinged at top leaving bottom pair including the plate variety NEVER HINGED, VF; catalogue $2,400 as normal stamps.

This block holds what can be regarded as the FINEST EXISTING MINT NH 13c Re-entry, currently listed in Unitrade but still unpriced, a clear sign of its rarity.
Est. $2,000+
86
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES American Bank Note Company engraved vignettes with elaborate scrolls in black, showing portraits of Prince Albert and Queen Victoria, similar to the issued 10c and especially the 24c stamps of 1865, ABNC imprint and die "174" at foot on india paper 98 x 68mm; die sunk on larger card 152 x 122mm, overall light ageing on back only. A beautiful engraved proof with traits and features similar to a "Goodall" die proof, VF; ex. Alan Selby (December 1993; Lot 477)
Est. $500+
87
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES Engraved vignette used as a model for the issued 24 cent, surrounding oval scroll with inscriptions reading "Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense" maxim, printed in black on india paper sunk on slightly larger card measuring 70 x 71mm, appealing, VF; ex. Alan Selby (December 1993; Lot 476)
Est. $250+
88
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 31,"Goodall" engraved die proof in black on card mounted india paper 30 x 33mm, hinged to slightly larger card. "Goodall" die proofs in black are rare, VF

Provenance: Robert H. Pratt (private sale), his "RP" monogram is visible under UV.
Est. $1,500+
89
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 31,A highly unusual engraved proof in rose lilac on india paper, minor thinning. In our opinion, this is a die proof as plate proofs are unknown in this colour. Unlisted in Minuse & Pratt handbook or Glen Lundeen website; very distinctive and not in one of the colours of "Goodall" die proofs. A great item for an advanced collection, VF
Est. $500+
90
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 31,An exceptionally well centered mint block with deep rich colour, full ABNC imprint shows in left margin, full original gum, never hinged. A superbly centered plate block in mint NH condition is a rarity, VF+ (Cat. as four singles)
Cat. $1,200+
91
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 32,An extraordinary Large Engraved Die Proof in black on india paper 50 x 62mm, exceptionally fresh and choice, showing National Bank Note Co. N.Y. imprint at foot. Newfoundland's only stamp engraved and printed by this printing company - very few die proofs survive, XF

Provenance: Sir Gawaine Baillie, Part VII - British North America, Sotheby's, May 2006; Lot 334
Est. $2,000+
92
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 32TC, ii, iv, vi, vii,A beautiful selection of trial colour plate proof pairs on card mounted india paper with matching top margins, in dark red brown, red, chestnut brown, yellow orange and blue green, VF and appealing
Cat. $1,000
93
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 32TCxiv,Trial Colour plate proof block of four printed in deep blue on thin translucent wove paper, perforated 12, hinged in margin only, all stamps with full original gum. These perforated and gummed proofs are elusive even as singles, a block of four is rare indeed, VF LH
Cat. $1,000+
94
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 32,A superbly centered mint example of this difficult stamp, brilliant fresh colour and possessing full unblemished, shiny original gum, characteristic of this particular stamp printed. A great example of a very scarce stamp, XF NH; 2022 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $600+
95
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 32A,"Goodall" Engraved Die Proof in dark red on india paper 28 x 32mm die sunk on unusually large card 44 x 57mm, albino die number "386" and ABNC imprint below. Many observed "Goodall" die proofs of this stamp are trimmed to smaller sizes, this example is superb in all respects, XF; ex. Neville Clifford-Jones (March 1993; Lot 1086)
Est. $2,000+
96
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 32A,"Goodall" engraved die proof in dull brown on india paper 28 x 35mm, sunk on slightly larger card 29 x 41mm, albino die number "386" and ABNC imprint below. A rare and appealing die proof, XF

Provenance: Robert H. Pratt (private sale), his "RP" monogram is visible under UV.
Est. $1,500+
97
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 32ATCiii, vi,Two striking trial colour plate proof blocks of four on india paper, printed in orange and in dark violet. Not often seen especially in multiples, VF
Cat. $720
98
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 33,"Goodall" Engraved Die Proof in brown on india paper 28 x 32mm die sunk on unusually large size card 39 x 50mm, die number "386A" above design, an outstanding proof, XF

Provenance: Robert H. Pratt (private sale), his "RP" monogram is visible under UV.
Sir Gawaine Baillie, Part VII - British North America, May 2006; Lot 338
Est. $2,000+
99
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 33,"Goodall" engraved die proof in dull greenish blue on india paper 28 x 32mm, sunk on slightly larger card 31 x 38mm, shows die number "386A" above; a rarely encountered die proof, VF

Provenance: Robert H. Pratt (private sale), his "RP" monogram is visible under UV.
Est. $1,500+
100
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 33,"Goodall" engraved die proof in black on india paper 26 x 32mm, sunk on slightly larger card 31 x 38mm, shows die number "386A" above design. A rare and appealing proof, XF

Provenance: Robert H. Pratt (private sale), his "RP" monogram is visible under UV.
Est. $1,500+
101
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 33TCii, iv,Trial colour plate proof blocks of four in dusky blue green and in yellow brown on india paper, seldom seen multiples, VF

Major Re-entry (Pos. 55) is on the upper left stamp of blue green block; with various doubling marks throughout design including "TH" and "ENTS" of "THREE CENTS".
Cat. $800+
102
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 1872 (November 11) White envelope from St. John's to Twillingate, bearing two 3c vermilion tied by circular mute cork cancels, partial St. John's Newfoundland Paid NO 11 1872 dispatch in red and neatly struck Twillingate NO 13 double arc receiver. Cover tear at top and part backflap missing, a very scarce double 3c Interior letter rate - one of only four recorded with this franking in the Sammy Whaley Decimal cover census handbook, Fine (Unitrade 33) ex. Edward Gilbert (October 2004; Lot 158)
Est. $750+
103
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 1874 (November 24) Small envelope bearing a nicely centered vertical pair of 3c blue tied by segmented corks of St. John's, light dispatch Paid split ring datestamp in red partially overstruck by circular Paid Liverpool Br Packet 10 DE 74 CDS in red in transit. An attractive cover paying the single (per half ounce) six cent trans-Atlantic letter rate to the UK, among the nicest multiple frankings of the 3c blue on cover, VF (Unitrade 34)
Est. $750+
104
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 35,"Goodall" Engraved Die Proof in brown on india paper 28 x 35mm die sunk on large card 39 x 50mm, die number "386" above design. A remarkable and very rare die proof, XF

Provenance: Robert H. Pratt (private sale), his "RP" monogram is visible under UV.
Est. $2,000+
105
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 35,"Goodall" Engraved Die Proof in dark blue green on india paper 29 x 31mm die sunk on large card 42 x 56mm, small die number "386" above design. An extraordinary die proof, very rare thus, XF

Provenance: Robert H. Pratt (private sale), his invisible ink "RP" monogram can be seen under UV lamp.
Est. $2,000+
106
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 35,"Goodall" engraved die proof in black on india paper 29 x 31mm, sunk on slightly larger card 32 x 38mm, shows die number "386" above design. Rare and appealing, XF

Provenance: Robert H. Pratt (private sale), his "RP" monogram is visible under UV.
Est. $1,500+
107
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 35,"Goodall" Engraved Die Proof in deep orange on india paper 25 x 31mm, affixed to slightly larger non-contemporary white card; trace of die number visible at top; very scarce and appealing, VF
Est. $750+
108
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 35P + variety,Plate proof block in bright rose on india paper, enormous margins, XF; the "Falling Rocks" variety can be seen on the lower right stamp.
Cat. $280+
109
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 36,A post office fresh, superbly centered mint example with full immaculate original gum; as nice as they come, XF NH GEM
Cat. $210+
110
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 37,A fantastic mint example displaying a nearly complete ABNC New York imprint in right margin, intact roulette on all sides and very well centered amidst unusually large margins, full clean original gum. XF LH GEM
Est. $300+
111
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 40,An impressive and exceptionally choice left margin mint strip of three, each stamp very well centered with remarkably wide margins, full American Bank Note Co. New York plate imprint, full unblemished original gum, NEVER HINGED. Certainly among the finest plate multiples of the challenging 1876-1879 Rouletted issues, XF NH; 2022 Greene Foundation cert. (Cat. as normal singles)
Cat. $3,200+
112
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 41,A premium mint example of the scarce first printing, fabulous colour on fresh paper, extremely well centered with full, characteristic dull white streaky original gum, never hinged. One would have to be very patient to find another equally superb stamp, XF NH GEM; 2022 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $500+
113
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 46i,A remarkably well centered mint single, distinctive radiant colour of the early printing, full pristine original gum, never hinged. An impressive example of this elusive shade, XF NH GEM; 2022 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $640+
114
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 49b,An unusually choice, post office fresh mint single with rich colour, superior centering and full pristine original gum; seldom encountered so nice, VF+ NH
Cat. $600+
115
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 51,A premium mint example of this difficult stamp, very well centered with amazingly rich colour and full original gum; a tough stamp in this exceptional condition, VF+ NH
Cat. $480+
116
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 53,An outstanding mint example, displaying the colour, paper and gum characteristics of this elusive first printing, rarely encountered with such superior centering, large margins and full, dull streaky white original gum, NEVER HINGED. Without any doubt one of the finest examples one can possibly hope to find; much scarcer than catalogue values indicate, XF NH; 2020 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $3,000+
117
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 55,An impressive, well centered mint corner margin single with lovely fresh colour and with full original gum; a great stamp, VF NH
Cat. $300
118
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 56, 57, 58,The three printings - rose red, orange red and black, each a selected, well centered mint example with radiant colour and full original gum, VF-XF NH
Cat. $480
119
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 59,A large margined mint single with post office fresh colour and pristine original gum, VF NH JUMBO; 2022 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $600
120
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 59, 59i,A very well centered mint block with fresh colour, lower right stamp shows the line through "CE" of "CENTS", hinged at top leaving lower pair with the variety NH, VF
Cat. $1,750
121
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 60,A superb corner margin example with precise centering amidst uncharacteristically large margins, hinged in selvedge only. Most appealing, XF NH GEM
Cat. $150+
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES
122
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES Two clean covers from St. John's in 1897 on November 29 and December 16, first franked with 6c to 10c and latter with 12c to 60c, all tied by CDS postmarks, latter with St. John's squared circle precursor. Both with Registered Liverpool transit and German receiver backstamps. A lovely duo, VF (Unitrade 66-73)
Est. $350+
123
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 73,Engraved Progressive Die Proof printed in red, die sunk with intact untrimmed india paper 77 x 81mm on large card 150 x 108mm; shows unfinished shading lines plus areas on the Iceberg where shading lines are absent. An extremely rare progressive proof of this attractive commemorative stamp, VF; ex. Sir Gawaine Baillie (Sale VII - BNA, May 2006; Lot 422)
Est. $1,500+
124
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 73,Large Engraved Die Proof in red, colour of issue, on card mounted india paper 60 x 57mm; the hardened die with ABNC imprint and die number "C-389" below design. All die proofs of this issue are rare, VF
Est. $1,000+
125
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 74-E1,A well centered mint example of the elusive three-line "TWO / 2 / CENTS" trial surcharge in red, considerably scarcer than the doubled version. Unusually choice with full original gum, VF+ VLH; 2013 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $1,500+
126
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 74-E2,A bright, fresh mint single with three-line "TWO / 2 / CENTS" trial surcharge (doubled) in red, full original gum, barest trace of a hinge, Fine VLH; 1999 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $1,000
127
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 78-86,The complete set of seven Engraved Die Proofs, printed in black on india paper with the respective die numbers at foot, mounted on individual archival card. A UNIQUE set from the printer's reference files, ideal for a future gold-medal collection related to this popular series, VF

Another trimmed set of die proofs in black is known, however, with crossed out die numbers.
Est. $6,000+
128
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 1902 (January 25) Cover from Harbour Grace to St. John's bearing an impressive 1c yellow green block of four imperforate horizontally with natural straight edge at right, small corner flaw at top right, tied by light circular grids, Harbour Grace split ring dispatch, T.P.O. transit and St. John's JA 27 arrival CDS backstamps. A most unusual franking - likely the only such block on cover, Fine (Unitrade 80b)
Est. $1,000+
129
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 81,Trial Colour Large Engraved Die Proof printed in black on india paper 50 x 70mm, showing die "C395" below design and two engraver's guidelines; small indentation at right. An exceedingly rare proof, VF
Est. $1,500+
130
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 1902 (August 21) Registered cover with Finance Department St. John's crest on back, bearing a 2c vermilion King Edward VII imperforate strip of three with small margins tied by neat grid cancels and oval "R" handstamp, neat Manuels split ring dispatch with manuscript date, addressed to St. John's with T.P.O. transit and receiver backstamps, creasing clear of stamps, only three imperforate 2c KEVII are known on cover, Fine; 1982 Greene Foundation cert. (Unitrade 82a)
Est. $750+
131
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 83,Engraved Trial Colour Die Proof in black on white glazed-surfaced wove paper 42 x 56mm, shows die number "C-372" below design; an extremely rare die proof - believed to be the only one existing in black on glazed paper, VF; ex. Dr. Alan Selby (September 1993; Lot 186)
Est. $1,500+
132
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 83,A top left mint block with reversed plate number "3", unusually choice, well centered, very few exist, VF+ NH
Est. $750+
133
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 83,Two different, very scarce positional blocks of four: first with bottom centre ABNC imprint and large SPECIMEN overprint (20 x 3½mm in blue, printing order #6 of November 1905, red orange on distinctive thin paper). Second is a top right corner block from left pane with control number "F-5610" imprint and SPECIMEN (14½ x 2½mm blue, printing order #7 - orange shade, May 1918). Each with customary ABNC security punch, an attractive and rare duo, VF
Est. $750+
134
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 83,Upper right block (from right pane) with control number "F-5610" imprint and the very elusive reversed plate "4" at top right (only found on the last printing order, No. 7 of May 1918), each stamp with SPECIMEN (14½ x 2½mm) overprint in blue and customary ABNC security punch, VF NH, unique

Only one sheet of 200 of Printing Order No. 7 was printed, divided by a gutter margin into left and right panes of 100, making this the only known Plate "4" block.
Est. $750+
135
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 1901 (November 23) Registered cover bearing a vertical format imperforate pair with lower margin, nicely tied by C.B. Railway T.P.O. Newf'd split rings and oval "R" handstamp, to St. John's with clear NO 28 01 CDS receiver, an attractive and very scarce usage on cover, VF (Unitrade 83b)
Est. $500+
136
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 84,Engraved Trial Colour Die Proof in black on white glazed-surfaced wove paper 43 x 55mm, die number "C-502" below design; faint creasing, an extremely rare die proof believed to be the only one existing in black on glazed paper, VF; ex. Alan Selby (September 1993; Lot 187)
Est. $1,000+
137
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 84a,An unusually large margined imperforate pair with full, thick, dark brown streaky original gum, never hinged, very seldom seen, VF NH
Cat. $2,000
138
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 85,An impressive Trial Colour Die Proof in black on unusual glazed-surface manila paper 42 x 56mm with die "C-373" number below design; trivial wrinkle at right. An extremely rare (if not unique) die proof, VF (Unlisted in Minuse & Pratt handbook) ex. Alan Selby (September 1993; Lot 188)
Est. $1,500+
139
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 86,Progressive Die Proof printed in rose carmine, colour of issue, on india paper 62 x 75mm sunk on large card 134 x 211mm, unfinished without ABNC imprint, also uncleared engraver's lines in and just outside design. A fabulous progressive die proof in pristine condition and of great rarity, XF

The 2 cent Map would become the last stamp prepared for Newfoundland by the American Bank Note Company.
Est. $2,500+
140
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 86,A superb Large Die Proof in rose carmine, colour of issue, on india paper 61 x 73mm die sunk on full-size card 153 x 230mm; shows ABNC imprint and die number "C-822", in immaculate condition, rarely offered, XF
Est. $2,000+
141
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 86P, i,Three different plate proof strips of four with interpanneau gutter margins - in carmine on india paper, in deep carmine on card and in brown carmine on card. Vertical fold in gutter margin as do all known; latter shade partially severed at foot and strengthened by a hinge. Very scarce - allegedly only ten strips of each exist, VF
Est. $1,500+
142
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 87-97,A magnificent, complete set of eleven Engraved Die Proofs, printed stamp size in black on wove paper (0.006" thick), each with ample margins all around and displaying a very sharp impression. An extremely rare set of all issued denominations, a perfect cornerstone for a Guy issue collection, VF; each value with 2015 Greene Foundation certificate (Minuse & Pratt 87TC1a-103TC1)

The 6 cent value is Type II with corrected "Z".

Provenance: Sidney Harris, Part II, SG Auctions, April 1970; Lot 416
Senator Henry D. Hicks, Maresch Sale 258, November 1991; Lot 238
Est. $7,500+
143
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 87-95,Plate proof pairs from the Whitehead & Morris sheetlets of four, a complete set from the 1c to 10c (the 12c & 15c does not exist in the form of trial colour sheetlets), all printed in ochre on stamp paper, full original gum, hint of disturbance on 6c and 10c. A visually striking and very challenging group to assemble in the same colour, VF NH (Cat. $6,750)

To anyone hoping to find a full set in one colour - only one full set in sheetlets of four (in blue) has been seen and is possibly the only one extant, making this group very impressive indeed.
Est. $2,500+
144
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 87-97,The complete set of ten plate proof pairs (proofs in issued colour; 12c does not exist), each in issued colour on thick gummed wove paper, full original gum lightly hinged (the 3c, 10c & 15c NH). A gorgeous set with rich colours and strong impressions, VF-XF
Cat. $2,875
145
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 87c,A superb mint left margin pair imperforate vertically between, brilliant fresh with full pristine original gum, seldom seen in such top-quality, XF NH
Cat. $1,500+
146
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 87d,A well centered mint vertical pair imperforate horizontally between, fresh with full original gum, scarce, VF LH; ex. St. Aylott (August 2010; Lot 256)
Cat. $600
147
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 87g,A precisely centered mint corner margin pair imperforate vertically between, shows "jubilee" line at foot, a scarce perforation variety, VF LH; ex. Sir Gawaine Baillie (May 2006; Lot 452)
Cat. $1,000
148
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 87xiii,A well centered mint left margin pair imperforate vertically between, also showing the positional varieties "NFW" and "JAMRS" (Pos. 41 & 42) original gum somewhat dulled. An extremely rare combination of perforation and plate varieties, VF LH
Cat. $1,000+
149
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 88b,Mint pair imperforate vertically between, full original gum; pencil signed by expert Herbert Bloch on reverse. A rare error, VF LH
Cat. $1,000+
150
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 88c,The elusive perforation variety, centered left as often, bright and fresh mint with full original gum, Fine NH
Cat. $1,000+
151
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 1910 (December 20) A beautiful "Lighthouses" illustrated On. H.M. Service, legal sized mourning cover, from Lighthouse Department, St. John's, Newfoundland; reverse shows Coat of Arms engraved seal in black, bearing a well centered 2c carmine perf 12x14, tied by St. John's postmark, pays the single letter rate to Miramichi, New Brunswick, Chatham receiver backstamp. A very appealing and rarely encountered government issued mourning envelope, VF (Unitrade 88a)
Est. $500+
152
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 92i,Mint corner margin block with "jubilee" line at right and showing the sought-after variety "WF" joined at upper right (Pos. 10); a few nibbed perfs on lower left stamp, otherwise VF NH. A very scarce positional block with the key variety being XF
Cat. $2,460
153
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 92ii,Left margin mint pair imperforate vertically between stamps and sheet margin, insignificant marginal bend, full original gum, bottom unit is NH. Only two perforation error sheets were printed (twenty examples), VF; ex. Sir Gawaine Baillie (May 2006; Lot 450), St. Aylott (August 2010; Lot 259)
Cat. $2,000
154
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 92A, iii,An impressive mint imperforate plate proof block of twenty on thicker paper (4x5) displaying almost complete papermaker's three-line watermark "WHITEHEAD MORRIS & (C LTD) / LONDON / SOUTH AFRICA & EGY(PT)" running through the lower eight pairs, hint of toning on a couple, inconsequential for this extremely rare multiple, ideal for exhibition, VF NH

Reportedly only two imperforate sheets were printed; the papermaker's three-line watermark appearing once per sheet.
Est. $4,000+
155
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 92A, iii,Top margin imperforate plate proof block on thicker paper showing papermaker's watermark "IS & C LTD" of WHITEHEAD MORRIS & C LTD along right side, lightly hinged on top pair, leaving bottom pair NH, rare, VF LH; 2000 Greene Foundation cert.
Est. $1,000+
156
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 92Ai,A remarkably choice mint corner margin block with "jubilee" line at right, shows the elusive "WF" joined (Pos. 10) at upper right, deep rich colour and full original gum. As good as it gets to locate the listed plate variety in a positional block, VF NH
Cat. $1,620
157
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 92Aii,A superb mint imperforate pair showing the sought-after "WF" joined variety on left stamp (Pos. 17), beautifully fresh, XF NH
Cat. $1,500+
158
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 94, 95,An extraordinary Engraved Composite Die Proof, consisting of pairs of the 9c and 10c values, printed in black on white glazed-surfaced wove paper 70 x 56mm; only one or two others exist in private hands. A showpiece of the 1910-1911 John Guy issue, VF

Provenance: Sidney Harris, Part I, October 1968; Lot 582

Robert H. Pratt commented: "this curious proof appears to be an attempt to create a block of 4 plate for transfer to a litho stone for the first submission proofs." The 10c pair shows an unshaded upper left corner frame on the left stamp; the right shows a strong re-entry throughout the left half.
Est. $3,500+
159
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 95,A beautiful and very scarce intact sheetlet of four by Whitehead Morris & Co, printed in dull violet on gummed stamp paper, full original gum with hint of disturbance on right pair, rarely offered, VF NH
Cat. $1,500
160
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 96a,An impressive large margined mint imperforate pair, sheet margin at right, lovely rich colour on fresh paper, negligible bend in the margin only, full immaculate original gum, XF NH; a difficult pair to find in such premium quality.
Cat. $1,800+
161
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 98-103,An exceptional set of six mint singles, each showing full sheet margins to dramatic effect, all very well centered with deep rich colours, negligible gum tone spot on 6c. Lightly hinged in selvedge only, stamps are NEVER HINGED; a marvelous set which has in our opinion, has no equal, XF NH GEM
Cat. $1,475+
162
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 98a-103a,A beautiful, selected set of six imperforate pairs, ungummed as issued (ex 8c with full OG NH); vibrant colours on fresh paper. Hard to assemble, VF+
Cat. $2,600
163
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 98a,Imperforate block of four, ungummed as issued; characteristic light printing offset as do most known, VF
Cat. $800
164
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 99,A superb Large Engraved Die Proof, printed in the issued colour on vertical mesh white wove paper (0.0035" thick) measuring 153 x 90mm, showing full die sinkage area 100 x 75mm, characteristic engraver's guidelines below design, pencil "3" at bottom left. A very rare die proof, XF
Est. $2,000+
165
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 99a,A superb mint corner margin imperforate pair, bright fresh colour, visually striking and seldom seen so nice, XF NH
Cat. $600+
166
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 99a, 100a, 101a,Three mint imperforate pairs in horizontal format, large margined, bright fresh colour and full original gum, XF LH
Cat. $1,200+
167
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 100, 100ii,A superb, fresh and very well centered mint block of four displaying a remarkably clear and unusually large portion of the papermaker's watermark "OOD" complete letters of "E TOWGOOD FINE" reading down on left pair. A great rarity, especially in a multiple and without question among the choicest available, VF+ NH; 1995 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $4,500+
168
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES Matching pair of GPO, St. John's, Newfoundland mourning envelopes: 1911 (March 24) bearing a 9c olive green to Boston; the other 1911 (February 13) with a 10c violet black to Chicago. Both tied by oval "R" registration handstamps in violet, same-ink double ring St. John's dispatch datestamp and registration box; US transit and / or receiver backstamps. Latter cover slightly clipped at one corner, a scarce duo displaying uncommon single-usages, VF (Unitrade 100, 101)
Est. $750+
169
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 104a, 105a, 108a,Three bright, fresh mint imperforate pairs with large margins, ungummed as issued, VF-XF
Cat. $1,350
170
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 105,An impressive lot of six trial colour die proofs printed in purple, grey, orange brown, carmine, blue and brown on wove paper, each affixed to quadrilled ledger piece annotated with proposed value for each colour; also a die proof in green on vertical wove paper. A rare group ideal for exhibition, VF

Provenance: Sir Gawaine Baillie, Part VII - British North America, Sotheby's, May 2006; Lot 465
Est. $2,500+
171
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 115,Engraved Initial Stage Die Proof printed in black without value and battle name, printed on white-surfaced wove paper 38 x 42mm; faint corner crease, a very rare DLR Master die, of which as few as 3 or 4 exist, VF
Est. $2,000+
172
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 115,Engraved Initial Stage Die Proof printed in carmine without denomination and battle name, printed on thin unsurfaced wove paper 44x52mm; light mounting thin and small spot above the design, nevertheless an extraordinary and very rare De La Rue Master die proof of this popular series, VF, ex. Sir Gawaine Baillie (Part VII - BNA, May 2006; Lot 483), Neville Clifford-Jones (March 1993; Lot 1171

This is the De La Rue die that was ultimately used for the adopted 1c, 3c, 4c, 6c, 10c, 15c, 24c and 36c denominations. The other values were inscribed ROYAL NAVAL RESERVE rather than TRAIL OF THE CARIBOU.
Est. $1,500+
173
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 115a-126a,A fresh, highly desirable complete set of twelve imperforate blocks, ungummed as issued; the 4c with light wrinkles as often on this value. Very scarce in blocks, a spectacular set with bright fresh colours, VF-XF
Cat. $8,400+
174
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 127i,A nicely centered mint single of the trial surcharge IN RED. A very scarce stamp as only one setting of twenty-five was printed, VF VLH; 2010 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $2,000
175
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 128 footnote,A well centered mint single with surcharge essay in BLACK (Type I; bars 10½mm apart). Only one setting of 25 was printed in this colour; elusive, VF hinged
Cat. $1,000
176
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 128 footnote,A well centered mint single of the surcharge essay in RED (Type I; bars 10½mm apart), scarce with only one sheet of 25 printed, VF OG; 1982 RPS of London cert. ex. "Zurich" Collection (Part 2, October 1991; Lot 259)
Cat. $1,000
177
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 131b/142a,A remarkable set of eleven imperforate blocks, each with sheet margin on one side, ungummed as issued, the 1c, 2c, 6c and 8c show centre cross guidelines (unique positional blocks), only missing the 3c as do nearly all sets, all with bright colours and large margins. An elusive set in blocks, VF and choice
Cat. $6,300+
178
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 132,Engraved Die Proof in dark carmine, in near issued colour with bold, sharp impression on white bond paper 27 x 23mm, very large margins, a rare die proof unlisted in Minuse & Pratt, VF
Est. $300+
179
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 133,A superb lot of eight different Engraved Trial Colour Small Die Proofs in dark blue, dark green, carmine, orange brown, brown, red, violet and blue, on white wove paper with horizontal or vertical mesh. An attractive and rarely encountered group, VF
Est. $2,500+
180
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 135,Large Die Proof printed in deep blue on white wove horizontal mesh paper 53 x 65mm, showing the full die sinkage, scarce and appealing, VF
Est. $400+
181
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 135,Trial colour die proof in dark brown, trimmed stamp size and gummed on white wove paper, very scarce, VF
Est. $250+
182
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 139,Progressive Die Proof in dark ultramarine on white wove unwatermarked paper 53 x 67mm; with shading and wording added in blue watercolour to a most unusual and dramatic effect; diagonal crease, an impressive unfinished & artist painted die proof, VF appearance

Shading in trees, the "NEWFOUNDLAND" tablet, both lower corner "10", the "TS" of "CENTS" and "RIVER" word have been meticulously handpainted in blue watercolour.
Est. $500+
183
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 142,Progressive Die Proof printed in dark grey on yellowish wove vertical mesh paper (0.0035" thick) 62 x 95mm, shows the full die sinkage, with unfinished shading in surrounding frames to dramatic effect. A superb proof, XF
Est. $750+
184
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 145,Official artist's handpainted and photographic die essay of Map of Newfoundland & Labrador on glossy paper encased within beveled wood frame 100 x 110mm; dated "14th April 1927" at top right, according to R. Pratt exhibit the final design after being re-worked by Whitehead Morris for De La Rue. A remarkable item for exhibition, VF
Est. $750+
185
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 145,A superb Large Die Proof by De La Rue in black on white wove unwatermarked paper 72 x 93mm, displaying the full die sinkage and engraver's guidelines around, exceptional in all respects, XF
Est. $600+
186
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 149,Progressive Die Proof in slate black on white wove unwatermarked paper 59 x 43mm; the sky and mountain shading are too heavy, dot added in the circle at both ends of "EXPRESS CROSSING NEWFOUNDLAND" tablet, very scarce, VF
Est. $400+
187
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 149,A striking Progressive Die Proof in light sky blue on white wove unwatermarked paper, near complete die sinkage; preliminary state of the frame with denominations and inscriptions. dated "11.8.27" at right, corner crease at lower left, VF
Est. $400+
188
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 150,Die Proof in ultramarine, issued colour, on card mounted white wove paper 52 x 40mm. The De La Rue finished die, very scarce, VF
Est. $300+
189
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 151,Die Proof in orange brown, colour of issue, on white wove unwatermarked paper 60 x 50mm; shows die sinkage at top and bottom. A beautiful De La Rue die proof of the finished die, XF
Est. $400+
190
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 152,Trial Colour Die Proof in dark greenish black, stamp size on white wove paper; noticeably different colour than the issued stamp, this denomination was not re-engraved by Perkins Bacon. A scarce die proof, VF
Est. $250+
191
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 155,Trial Colour Die Proof in ultramarine on white wove unwatermarked paper 37 x 44mm; a beautiful coloured die proof, VF and elusive
Est. $350+
192
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 157,Die Proof in greenish slate black, near issued colour, on white wove horizontal mesh unwatermarked paper 47 x 41mm, very scarce, VF
Est. $350+
193
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 157,Die Proof in greyish black, colour of issue, on white wove vertical mesh unwatermarked paper 52 x 40mm, in choice condition, XF
Est. $350+
194
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES Large Die Essay by Perkins Bacon, prepared but unissued, similar to the engraving by De La Rue (Scott 158) but with subtle differences to the design shown such as wider spacing between left frame and building, the weather vane on top of building is higher, etc. Printed in dark green on white wove unwatermarked paper 70 x 96mm with full die sinkage. A remarkable essay ideal for a serious collection, superb in all respects, XF and of great rarity (Minuse & Pratt E-2 listed after #178)
Est. $1,000+
195
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 160i,A superbly centered mint example with trial surcharge IN BLACK, Type I showing wide spacing (5mm) between "CENTS" and horizontal bar, full original gum with barest trace of hinging, very seldom encountered with such remarkable centering, XF VLH; 1986 BPA cert.
Cat. $1,750+
196
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 160ii,An unusually well centered, fresh mint example of the trial surcharge IN BLACK, Type II narrow spacing (3mm) between "CENTS" and horizontal bar, full original gum, very lightly hinged; pencil signed by expert Herbert Bloch on reverse along with his certificate, VF+ VLH
Cat. $1,750
197
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 163,Perkins Bacon Trial Colour Large Die Proof in black on white wove unwatermarked paper 57 x 80mm; the final die with guideline at right and albino reversed die number "788" at top right, a very scarce and striking proof, VF
Est. $400+
198
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 163,Perkins Bacon Die Proof in dark green on white wove unwatermarked paper 53 x 72mm; the approval state of die without guideline and die number, scarce, VF
Est. $350+
199
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 164,Perkins Bacon Trial Colour Large Die Proof in black on white wove unwatermarked paper 80 x 58mm; the final die with guideline at top and albino reversed die number "789" top left, very seldom encountered, VF
Est. $400+
200
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 165,Progressive Die Proof in light brown on white wove unwatermarked paper 82 x 63mm; with almost complete die sinkage, shows frame nearly complete without portraits. A dramatic and rarely encountered unfinished die proof, VF
Est. $750+
201
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 165,Progressive Die Proof in orange brown on white wove unwatermarked paper 84 x 60mm, two small corner creases at foot, full die sinkage; penciled date "31.5" at foot, shows INCOMPLETE LEFT FRAME and lacks some shading to right frame. A rare Perkins Bacon progressive die proof, VF (Minuse & Pratt 165PX-G)
Est. $500+
202
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 165,Perkins Bacon Trial Colour Large Die Proof in black on white wove unwatermarked paper 85 x 60mm; the final die with guideline at top centre and albino reversed die number "790" at top left. A superb and rarely offered proof, XF
Est. $400+
203
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 165,Perkins Bacon Die Proof in orange brown on white wove unwatermarked paper 55 x 50mm; the approval state without guideline, bright and fresh, VF and scarce
Est. $350+
204
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 165i,A well centered, fresh mint lower left block imperforate horizontally at foot and showing plate number "2" (sideways) at lower left, negligible margin stain, hinged on top left stamp, others are NH, VF; a very rare plate numbered perforation variety block, ex. Robert H. Pratt (private sale)
Est. $500+
205
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 166,Perkins Bacon Trial Colour Large Die Proof in black on white wove unwatermarked paper 58 x 78mm; the final die with guideline at right and albino reversed die number "797" at top right, a very scarce and striking die proof, VF; ex Robert H. Pratt with his "RP" monogram backstamp
Est. $400+
206
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 167,Perkins Bacon Die Proof in slate green, issued colour, on white wove unwatermarked paper 71 x 48mm; the approval state without guideline, very scarce, VF
Est. $400+
207
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 168,Perkins Bacon Trial Colour Large Die Proof in black on white wove unwatermarked paper 81 x 57mm; the final die with guideline at top and albino reversed die number "817" at top left. In pristine condition and very scarce, XF
Est. $400+
208
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 169,Perkins Bacon Trial Colour Large Die Proof in black on white wove unwatermarked paper 79 x 58mm; the final die with guideline at top and albino reversed die number "813"at top left. A superb and very scarce proof, XF; ex. Senator Henry D. Hicks (November 1991; Lot 299)
Est. $400+
209
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 169,Perkins Bacon Trial Colour Large Die Proof in dark violet, colour of issue on white wove unwatermarked paper 82 x 61mm, shows the full die sinkage; the approved die with guideline at top, no die number, VF and choice
Est. $350+
210
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 169,Perkins Bacon Large Die Proof in dark violet on tinted white wove unwatermarked paper 83 x 58mm; the final die with guideline at top and albino reversed die number "813" at top left; attractive and VF
Est. $350+
211
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 170,Perkins Bacon Large Die Proof in dark blue, colour of issue, on white wove unwatermarked paper 77 x 60mm, shows die sinkage at top and bottom, corner crease top left; the approval state without guideline and die number. A rare proof unlisted in Minuse & Pratt, VF
Est. $350+
212
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 171,Perkins Bacon Large Die Proof in black, colour of issue, on white wove unwatermarked paper 70 x 52mm; the approved die with engraver's guideline at top, very scarce, VF
Est. $350+
213
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 178,Perkins Bacon Die Proof in orange brown, near issued colour, on white wove unwatermarked paper 66 x 52mm; the approval state without guideline, an attractive and elusive die proof, VF
Est. $350+
214
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 182,Large Die Proof in dark brown, colour of issue, on white wove unwatermarked paper 56 x 82mm, approval state of the Perkins Bacon die; beautiful and very scarce, VF
Est. $400+
215
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 182,Die Proof in dark brown, colour of issue, on white wove unwatermarked paper 41 x 48mm, the approved Perkins Bacon die with characteristic guideline at right, VF and scarce
Est. $350+
216
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 183,Large Die Proof in green, colour of issue, on white wove unwatermarked paper 62 x 107mm, full die sinkage, the approved die with guideline but no die number, very attractive and XF
Est. $350+
217
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 183iv,Lower right corner block of nine from the uncut booklet sheet, shows top and bottom rows and imperforate bottom margin variety. A very rare booklet multiple, VF NH (Cat. as singles)
Cat. $2,250
218
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 185,Trial Colour Large Die Proof in black on white wove unwatermarked paper 74 x 115mm, full die sinkage, the final (corrected) die with reverse die number "1018" and guideline at right. A wonderful proof that will stand out in anyone's collection, VF
Est. $500+
219
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 185,Trial Colour Die Proof in black on white wove unwatermarked paper 58 x 94mm; the final die (Die I; with dot in letter "O" of "TWO), engraver's guideline and albino reverse die number "967" at right, "before deepening" pencil notation at foot, VF
Est. $350+
220
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 185,Die Proof in rose, colour of issue, on white wove unwatermarked paper 59 x 84mm, full die sinkage, the approved die with guideline, no die number; scarce, VF
Est. $300+
221
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 186c, iii,Two upper left imperforate blocks with Plate "1" (reversed) and Plate "4" respectively, both with minor marginal wrinkling and ungummed as issued, very scarce, VF
Est. $500+
222
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 186d,A fresh mint imperforate vertically between in error, sheet margin at foot, well centered, a seldom encountered error in a multiple, VF NH
Cat. $600
223
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 186ix,A mint horizontal strip of four, completely DOUBLE PERFORATED, showing Plate "2" (reversed) in left margin; a dramatic and extremely rare error, F-VF NH

We sold a similar double perforated multiple in November 2019 - from Die II, a Plate 4 UL block.
Est. $500+
224
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 186viii,A striking mint strip of twenty displaying two rows imperforate vertically and horizontally through the sixth column, hinge reinforcements along split perfs in places; a spectacular perforation error, VF OG
Cat. $1,500
225
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 187,Trial Colour Large Die Proof in red brown on white wove unwatermarked paper 62 x 85mm, full die sinkage; the approved die with guideline and reverse die number "966". A rarely offered proof - unlisted in Minuse & Pratt or on Glen Lundeen BNA proofs website, VF
Est. $500+
226
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 187,Trial Colour Die Proof in slate blue on white wove unwatermarked paper 82 x 60mm; the final die with guideline and albino reverse die number "966", light creasing away from design, VF and rare, unlisted in Minuse & Pratt, Walsh and Lundeen
Est. $500+
227
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 187,Trial Colour Large Die Proof in black on white wove unwatermarked paper 62 x 82mm, full die sinkage; the final die with guideline and reverse die number "966", XF
Est. $350+
228
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 187,Die Proof in orange brown, colour of issue on white wove unwatermarked wove paper 59 x 84mm; the approved die with guideline but without die number, choice, VF
Est. $350+
229
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 187,A well centered mint block showing perforated SPECIMEN (inverted and doubled), rarely seen on this denomination, most striking, VF OG
Est. $400+
230
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 187d variety,Mint imperforate block of ten from top right corner of the uncut booklet sheet, positional guide dot and lines at upper right, minor tone spots at bottom right, natural gum bend, otherwise VF NH, a very rare imperforate booklet block

Printed in sheets of 60 (10 x 6), booklet sheets were then perforated and trimmed into fifteen booklet panes of four. The offered block shows the wide spacing (4.5mm) horizontally between each pane, compared to 3.5mm within the pane.
Est. $750+
231
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 188,Upper left trial colour plate proof block of four printed in black on bond paper, showing Plate number "2" (reversed); natural extraneous printing ink at top left. A very rare (if not unique) plate block, VF
Est. $500+
232
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 188,Die Proof printed in dark violet, issued colour, on white wove unwatermarked paper 74 x 91mm; the approved die with guideline at right and no die number. Shows full die sinkage, superb in all respects, XF
Est. $350+
233
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 188,Trial Colour Die Proof in black on yellowish wove unwatermarked paper 63 x 82mm, full die sinkage; the final die with guideline and reverse die number "969" at top right, choice, VF
Est. $350+
234
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 189,Die Proof in rose lake, colour of issue, on white wove watermarked paper 61 x 80mm; the final die with guideline and albino reverse die number "969", VF
Est. $350+
235
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 190,A spectacular Progressive Die Proof of the frame and inscriptions only, printed in black on white wove unwatermarked paper 62 x 85mm; the first one we recall seeing, VF; ex. Graham Cooper (December 2016; Lot 665)

Interestingly enough, no progressive proof of the 5 cent Caribou of any kind is listed in either the exhaustive Minuse & Pratt handbook or on Glen Lundeen BNA proofs website, nor was one present in the famous Robert H. Pratt collection.
Est. $1,000+
236
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 191,Trial Colour Die Proof in black on white wove unwatermarked paper 70 x 115mm; the completed die with guideline reversed die number "1023". Shows full die sinkage, superb in all respects, XF
Est. $400+
237
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 191,Die Proof in violet, colour of issue, on white wove watermarked paper 51 x 57mm; the final die with guideline at right and part albino reverse die number "1023"; a choice proof of this popular stamp, VF
Est. $300+
238
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 191,A fabulous upper left trial colour plate proof block in black on unwatermarked white bond paper, showing reversed plate "2" number and intact, rarely seen full sheet margins, insignificant corner crease, a remarkable block, VF
Est. $750+
239
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 191g,A fresh mint pair imperforate vertically between, VF NH (Unitrade 191g)
Cat. $450
240
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 192,Progressive Die Proof in blue, colour of issue, on white wove unwatermarked paper 64 x 102mm; unfinished design as "H.R.H. PRINCESS ELIZABETH" imprint is absent. A rare and desirable progressive proof, VF
Est. $500+
241
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 192,A superb Trial Colour Die Proof in black, die sunk on large card 77 x 102mm with reverse die "981" number at top right. A wonderful proof, ideal for the specialist, XF; ex. Senator Henry D. Hicks (November 1991; Lot 330)

A most unusual proof with the stamp and the die number printed on individual glazed white paper, then sunk on thick bright white card with embossing visible on reverse.
Est. $500+
242
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 192,Die Proof in blue, colour of issue, on white wove unwatermarked paper; the approved die showing guideline right of design, in pristine condition, XF; ex. "Zurich" Collection (March 1991; Lot 691)
Est. $350+
243
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 193,Trial Colour Progressive Die Proof in orange, showing incomplete design with blank side panels much less shading in waterfalls, on unwatermarked wove paper 83 x 62mm. An eye-appealing and very rare early stage proof, XF
Est. $750+
244
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 193,Progressive Die Proof in olive black, colour of issue, incomplete design with blank side panels and incomplete shading lines in and around "Salmon" imprint, measuring 88 x 65mm, showing full die sinkage and in choice condition. A beautiful and rarely seen progressive proof, VF
Est. $750+
245
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 193,Trial Colour Die Proof printed in orange on unwatermarked paper 112 x 72mm; the approval state without guideline or die number. Shows full die sinkage, pencil date "19.X.31" at foot, a beautiful proof, VF
Est. $500+
246
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 194,Progressive Die Proof in black, unfinished with no fans at top corners of vignette, on unwatermarked wove paper 86 x 62mm, full die sinkage, in pristine condition, XF; a rare progressive proof of this popular stamp.
Est. $750+
247
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 194,Large Die Proof in black, colour of issue, on white wove unwatermarked paper 96 x 63mm; the approved die with guideline above design, without die number, very attractive, XF
Est. $500+
248
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 195,Progressive Die Proof of the surrounding frame, no vignette, printed in dark reddish purple on white unwatermarked wove paper 87 x 62mm with full sinkage, pencilled date "18.6.31" by engraver on reverse. A visually striking and rare progressive proof, XF
Est. $750+
249
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 195,Large Die Proof in reddish purple, colour of issue, on white unwatermarked wove paper 94 x 77mm, full die sinkage; the approval state without guideline or die number, a superb proof, VF
Est. $350+
250
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 195,Trial Colour Die Proof printed in black on yellowish unwatermarked wove paper 85 x 53mm; the approval state without guideline or die number. Penciled notation at foot: "the latest stamp just completed...", VF and very scarce
Est. $350+
251
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 195,Die proof in reddish purple, colour of issue, on white unwatermarked wove paper 87 x 59; the approved die with guideline at top, without die number, scarce, VF
Est. $350+
252
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 196,Large Progressive Die Proof in green on white unwatermarked wove paper 87 x 62mm, shows the surrounding frame, without vignette or "POSTAGE" at top, complete die sinkage, pencil signature of engraver "Wolfenden" and date "21/5/31" at lower right. A most appealing, rarely seen progressive proof ideal for exhibition, VF; ex. St. Aylott (August 2010; Lot 365)
Est. $750+
253
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 196,Progressive Die Proof without POSTAGE at top, unshaded "CAPE RACE" at foot and the initial "rough sea" coarsely engraved with diagonal lines added, printed in green on white unwatermarked wove paper 89 x 61mm with full die sinkage, engraver's pencil "Finished 5/6/31" at top right. Most appealing, VF and rare
Est. $750+
254
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 196,Trial Colour Large Die Proof in black on white unwatermarked wove paper 98 x 66mm; the completed die with guideline and albino reverse die number "963"; a superb proof, XF
Est. $500+
255
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 196,Die Proof printed in green on white unwatermarked wove paper 85 x 58mm; shows complete die sinkage. The approved state of the die with guideline, no die number; small pencil "Final 24.6.31" on back, VF
Est. $350+
256
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 196,Die Proof in green on white unwatermarked wove paper 93 x 59mm; the approval state of die without engraver's guideline or die number, small tear at foot. Manuscript "Engraved by H.K. Wolfenden for Perkins, Bacon & Co." at foot, appealing, VF
Est. $300+
257
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 197,Progressive Die Proof in grey, colour of issue, on white wove unwatermarked paper 93 x 72mm, showing complete die sinkage, incomplete shading in places notably to left of ships and omitted horizontal lines in corners tablets. A superb and desirable progressive proof, XF
Est. $750+
258
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 197,Die Proof in grey, colour of issue, on white wove unwatermarked paper 57 x 46mm; the completed die with engraver's guideline, VF
Est. $250+
259
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 197,A well centered, mint block of six with margin at foot, nearly complete perforated SPECIME(N), reading down over all stamps, one stamp LH, otherwise VF NH; a striking specimen multiple - very few exist.
Est. $350+
260
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 198,Progressive Die Proof in blue, colour of issue, on white wove unwatermarked paper 72 x 51mm, shows incomplete land mass at left and no cross-hatching at lower left; partial penciled date by engraver at foot. A remarkable and desirable progressive proof, VF; ex. Senator Henry D. Hicks (November 1991; Lot 305)
Est. $600+
261
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 198,Trial Colour Large Die Proof in mauve on white wove unwatermarked paper 95 x 67mm; full die sinkage, the completed die with guideline and albino reverse die number "963", very attractive, VF
Est. $500+
262
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 198,Large Die Proof in blue, colour of issue, on white wove unwatermarked paper 87 x 63mm, complete die sinkage, engraver's penciled annotation "4-8-31" just below design and "as sent" at foot. An attractive final state proof, VF
Est. $400+
263
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 199,Trial Colour Large Die Proof printed in mauve on unwatermarked wove paper 95 x 67mm; approval state without guideline or die number; visually striking and rarely seen, VF
Est. $500+
264
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 208,Large Die Proof printed in reddish brown on white wove unwatermarked paper 70 x 97mm, full die sinkage; the approval state without guideline or die number, pencil date "21-7" and "after deepening" at foot. Near complete design, lacking minute dots in cross-hatching below "SEVEN CENTS". Also a proof of same colour & paper 46 x 59mm; the approved die with completed aforementioned details and guideline at right, a very scarce duo, VF
Est. $750+
265
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 208,Trial Colour Large Die Proof in black on white wove unwatermarked paper 65 x 93mm, full die sinkage; the final die with guideline and reverse die number "1029; a superb and visually striking proof, XF
Est. $500+
266
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 208,Large Die Proof in red brown, colour of issue, on white wove watermarked paper 69 x 80mm, showing die sinkage on both sides; the completed die with guideline and reverse die number "1029", VF
Est. $300+
267
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 208b,A choice mint pair imperforate vertically between, scarce this nice, VF NH
Cat. $1,125
268
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 209,Trial Colour Large Die Proof printed in black on white wove unwatermarked paper 113 x 74mm, full die sinkage; the final die with guideline and reverse die number "1024", in pristine condition and most striking, XF
Est. $500+
269
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 209,Large Die Proof in orange red, colour of issue, on white wove unwatermarked paper 110 x 70mm, full die sinkage; the approval state without engraver's guideline or die number; pencilled "3.6.32" date on reverse. A superb proof, XF
Est. $350+
270
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 210,Progressive Large Die Proof in dark blue showing surrounding frame only, die sunk on white wove paper 87 x 66mm and showing complete die sinkage. Very scarce and quite striking, VF; ex. St. Aylott (August 2010; Lot 376)

The frame is unfinished - horizontal shading lines at left and right side of "LOADING IRON ORE BELL ISLAND" are absent, as are the two small horizontal lines in the lower corner "triangles".
Est. $750+
271
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 210,Large Die Proof in dark blue on white wove unwatermarked paper 96 x 66mm; the completed die with guideline and reverse die number "1028", VF and choice
Est. $350+
272
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 210,Trial Colour Die Proof in black on white wove watermarked paper 79 x 68mm; the completed die with engraver's guideline and reverse die number "1028", VF and attractive
Est. $300+
273
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 210b,A lovely mint single of the sought-after double impression error, gum slightly sweated (appears NH), unusually well centered for this dramatic error, VF and desirable
Cat. $3,000
274
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 212-225,An exceptional, complete set of fourteen Trial Colour Die Proofs, all printed in black on white wove watermarked paper; the final die with guideline on one side, partial to full reverse die numbers in top left or right corner. A choice set of coloured die proofs, very seldom offered complete, VF-XF
Est. $4,000+
275
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 212-225,The complete set of fourteen Die Proofs printed in issued colours on white wove watermarked paper; 1c with corner crease. Virtually all show a large portion of or full reverse die number with guideline. A rare and most attractive set, VF
Est. $4,000+
276
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 233-243,Trial Colour Die Proofs printed in black on yellowish wove unwatermarked paper - THE COMPLETE SET OF ELEVEN, each approx 80 x 50mm; the final die with small cross at one or both sides of the design. A fabulous set, very few exist, VF
Est. $5,000+
277
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES A fabulous lot of four different Progressive Die Proofs of the King's Head, oval and "Crown", two are of the vignette in different shades of blue, the other two are finished dies of the vignette with reverse die number "1214" at top - one in black with tiny crosses and one in blue without markings. Measuring 65-70 x 85-95mm on white wove unwatermarked paper and with full die sinkage areas. A very rare group which would make a tremendous frontispiece to an exhibit of the Long Coronation issue, VF
Est. $2,500+
278
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES Progressive Die Proof of vignette in blue on white wove unwatermarked paper 69 x 94mm showing full die sinkage; shading on King's face is light, without die number and cross guidelines, scarce and appealing, VF
Est. $500+
279
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 233,Progressive Die Proof in black on yellowish wove unwatermarked paper 115 x 65mm, the central vignette and KGVI portrait only, latter with added lines to fish's tail, rare and desirable, VF
Est. $1,000+
280
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 234,Die I & Die II plate proof pairs in the issued colour on bond paper, scarce, VF
Est. $300+
281
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 234d,Pristine fresh and well centered mint block imperforate vertically between and at right, rich colour and full immaculate gum; a very rare perforation error block, XF NH
Cat. $3,200
282
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 234f,Imperforate mint pair in horizontal format, sheet margin at right, VF OG
Cat. $300+
283
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 234i, ii,An exceptional mint horizontal pair with deep rich colour, imperforate vertically and additionally showing the constant "Cigar Stub" plate variety (Pos. 8) on right-hand stamp; faintest trace of hinging. Exceedingly rare - perhaps one or two others exist, ideal for a King George VI specialist, VF VLH
Est. $3,000+
284
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 235,Progressive Die Proof in ultramarine - the central vignette and KGVI portrait only, on yellowish wove unwatermarked paper 97 x 60mm. A fabulous proof, choice, VF
Est. $1,000+
285
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 235,Large Die Proof in ultramarine, colour of issue, on white wove unwatermarked paper 95 x 62mm; the approved state of die with small cross guidelines at sides, no die number. Rare and attractive, VF
Est. $600+
286
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 236,Die Proof in scarlet on white wove unwatermarked paper 96 x 53mm, complete die sinkage, the approval state without guideline or die number, attractive and rare, VF
Est. $600+
287
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 236c,A very well centered mint horizontal pair imperforate vertically in error, sheet margin at right. Seldom encountered in such premium condition, XF NH
Cat. $5,000+
288
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 237,Progressive Die Proof in olive grey - the central vignette and KGVI portrait only, on yellowish wove unwatermarked paper 107 x 62mm. Rare and attractive, VF
Est. $1,000+
289
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 238a/243b, 234f,Five different imperforate pairs in vertical format, deep fresh colours and ungummed as issued (except the elusive 24c blue, full OG LH); 3c is Die II with light vertical crease, otherwise VF
Cat. $2,300
290
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 239,Large Die Proof in deep claret, different than the issued colour, on thick laid "Parchment" paper106 x 73mm, no watermark, full die sinkage. The approval state without guideline or die number, very scarce, VF
Est. $750+
291
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 240,Large Die Proof in green on thick laid paper showing portion of "Eagle" (of Eagle Parchment) watermark at right, 86 x 59mm, negligible wrinkle at bottom right. The approval state without die number or guideline. Rarely offered, VF and appealing
Est. $750+
292
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 240a, ii,A spectacular mint vertical strip of five, sheet margin at foot, unusually well centered for the issue, top pair displaying both the "Extra Smokestack" constant plate variety (Pos. 55) as well as being and imperforate between - AN EXTREMELY RARE COMBINATION, we would not be surprised if this is the only such pair in existence, XF LH

Provenance: Graham Cooper, Spink, December 2016; Lot 736

ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT NEWFOUNDLAND KING GEORGE VI VARIETIES, IDEAL FOR AN EXHIBIT COLLECTION.
Est. $5,000+
293
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 241,Progressive Die Proof in turquoise - design is complete except for a void area above left value tablet, on white wove unwatermarked paper 98 x 71mm, full die sinkage, the first such proof we recall offering, VF and rare
Est. $750+
294
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 245,Die Proof in green, colour of issue, on white wove unwatermarked paper 32 x 39mm; the approval state without guideline, VF and attractive
Est. $250+
295
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 246,A superb lot of four distinctive Progressive Die Proofs, printed in carmine on white wove unwatermarked paper, displaying different stages of the engraving as follows:

1) partially shaded vignette & Crown, with surrounding frames
2) shaded vignette & Crown, with surrounded frames
3) nearly complete, no shading along surrounding lettering and denominations
4) nearly complete, unfinished tiara and incomplete between tiara and Crown.

Interestingly enough, 1) and 4) are not listed in Minuse & Pratt handbook or Lundeen.

All four proofs are in choice condition, measuring approx 62-67 x 89-92mm and show nearly complete die sinkage area. A very rare group and an ideal showpiece, XF
Est. $2,500+
296
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 246,Two drastically different trial colour progressive die proofs - one shows the vignette and surrounding frame only, the other shows a near complete design lacking shading along letters, denominations and in and around the tiara. Both printed in black on white wove unwatermarked paper 66 x 90mm & 64 x 88mm respectively; small stain spot on each well away from design, eye-appealing and rarely seen, VF
Est. $1,000+
297
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 246,Large Die Proof in carmine, colour of issue, on white wove unwatermarked paper 68 x 95mm, full die sinkage; the final die with tiny engraver's etched cross guidelines above and below design and reverse albino die number "1239" A beautiful proof, VF
Est. $350+
298
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 246a, variety,A superb mint block, right pair and sheet margin imperforate and left pair imperforate at right, this is the only such perforation error block we recall offering - a great item for the specialist, VF NH
Est. $750+
299
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 246 variety,A corner margin block imperforate vertically between the sheet margin and right pair, lower pair is NH. A striking and seldom seen variety, especially as a multiple, VF LH
Est. $500+
300
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 247,Three Progressive Die Proofs in rose carmine of the central vignette and surrounding frame only, each with subtle differences in the dress and Princess's face, on laid paper showing the papermaker's watermark, very rare, VF
Est. $1,000+
301
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 247,Two progressive die proofs of the central vignette and surrounding frame only, printed in different shades of bluish green; first with incomplete Crown and dress on "PARCHMENT" watermarked laid paper 78 x 106mm, minute tone spots; second with complete Crown and dress on laid paper 72 x 86mm. Rare preliminary die proofs, VF
Est. $750+
302
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 247,Progressive die proof of central vignette with Princess complete dress and finished "Crown" along with surrounding frame, measuring 90 x 78mm, printed in magenta on watermarked laid paper showing full impression of an Eagle, rare and appealing, VF
Est. $500+
303
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 247,Large Die Proof in blue, colour of issue on white wove unwatermarked paper 68 x 95mm; the final die with engraver's tiny cross guidelines above and below design, reverse die number "1236"; very scarce and appealing, XF
Est. $400+
304
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 253a,Left margin mint imperforate left-centre plate "41711" block, showing marginal crosses and guidelines; light gum bends as usual with these Waterlow printings. A very rare plate block, VF NH
Est. $750+
305
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 254, 255, 257, 269,A matching lot of four imperforate inter-panneau blocks of eight; each with wide gutter (45mm) margin between blocks, two plate numbers in lower margin with archival annotations and customary Waterlow security punch. Usual creasing and wrinkling, 2c has a marginal nick, 5c with marginal thin. Minor imperfections aside, these four blocks are of exhibit caliber and exceedingly rare, VF
Est. $4,000+
306
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 255,Trial Colour Large Die Proof in black on a very distinctive glazed white-surfaced thick wove unwatermarked paper 58 x 87mm; the sought-after Waterlow die with no shading line below "3s" and design width of 21mm - a miniscule number of these die proof exists, VF; unlisted in both Minuse & Pratt and Lundeen.
Est. $750+
307
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 255 variety,Cross guideline centre of sheet positional mint block showing a major shift of the vertical perforations (5mm to right), VF NH and visually striking.
Est. $300+
308
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 255iv,Upper left plate "43967" block, well centered and fresh, displaying a strong full reverse offset on gum side including the plate number. A very rare plate block, VF NH (Cat. as four singles)
Cat. $1,050+
309
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 255iv,Upper right plate "43967" block, well centered and fresh, displaying a strong full reverse offset on gum side including the plate number. Very rare, VF NH (Cat. as four singles)
Cat. $1,050+
310
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 257-1,Trial Colour Die Proof in black on white unwatermarked paper 59 x 79mm, reverse die number "960" at top right. The old Perkins Bacon die reworked by Waterlow & Sons, adding characteristic cross and etched marks at sides. A very rare proof, VF
Est. $750+
311
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 257ix,A very scarce upper right corner block of this emergency war time printing, without plate number as are all known corner blocks of this elusive, short-lived printing; displaying a Perkins Bacon perforation gauge in combination with the distinctive paper and die of the Waterlow Printing. Very lightly hinged in selvedge only, stamps are precisely centered with fresh colour and NH. A key printing of the KGVI era, VF; 1990 BPA cert. (SG 280 £720) ex. Graham Cooper (December 2016; Lot 781)
Cat. $900
312
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 257vi,Right centre margin mint block with positional guide dot, displaying an impressive full reverse offset on gum side - all stamps and marginal markings. Quite possibly the sole such surviving block, F-VF NH (cat. as four Fine NH singles)
Cat. $1,500+
313
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 257c,An attractive mint example of the dramatic DOUBLE IMPRESSION error, light gum bend; the doubling is noticeably more prominent than most of the known examples, F-VF NH
Cat. $590
314
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 257b,A fresh, nicely centered mint pair imperforate vertically; noticeably nicer than we are accustomed to seeing, VF NH
Cat. $900
315
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 257iv,A phenomenal mint lower margin plate "43966" inter-panneau block of eight, imperforate vertically, wide (45mm) gutter margin between blocks, customary fold at centre and typical gum wrinkles found on Waterlow printings. This is a UNIQUE positional block and without doubt one of the greatest items of the 1941-1944 Waterlow Resources issue, VF NH (cat. as two fine NH strips)

Provenance: Senator Henry D. Hicks (November 1991; Lot 348)
Cat. $3,000+
316
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 258i,A mint lower left block showing left pair without watermark, the Coat of Arms watermark starts about half way through the right pair. Quite scarce and VF NH
Cat. $900
317
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 261,Large Die Proof in black on unwatermarked wove paper 83 x 58mm, nearly full die sinkage; reverse die number "957". The old Perkins Bacon die taken by Waterlow & Sons, characteristic crossed guidelines and etched marks on both sides. A very rare Waterlow proof, VF and sought-after
Est. $750+
318
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 261c,A fresh mint vertical pair imperforate horizontally, well centered for this difficult error, VF NH
Cat. $450
319
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 262,Trial Colour Large Die Proof in black on unwatermarked wove paper 74 x 61mm; reverse die number "958" at left. The old Perkins Bacon die employed by Waterlow & Sons with their characteristic crossed lines and etched marks at sides. A very rare Waterlow proof perfect for a serious collection, VF
Est. $750+
320
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 262i,Upper right plate "41794" block displaying a remarkably full reverse offset on gum side including the plate number; stamps well centered, offset shifted. Perhaps unique, VF NH (Cat. as four singles only)
Cat. $1,800+
321
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 263i,Lower left plate "41796" block, displaying a remarkably full reverse offset on gum side including the plate number. Perhaps unique, VF NH (Cat. as four singles)
Cat. $1,800+
322
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 263i,Upper left plate "41796" block displaying a remarkably full reverse offset on gum side including the plate number. Perhaps the only known UL block, VF NH (Cat. as four singles)
Cat. $1,800+
323
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 263i, 264ii variety,Lower right plate "41796" block of four and left centre plate "41795" block of six respectively; 24c with crease on top pair; each with strong partial reverse offset on gum side on two and three stamps; very seldom seen as such and especially desirable on plate number blocks, VF NH
Est. $500+
324
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 265,Large Trial Colour Die Proof in black on white wove unwatermarked wove paper 94 x 72mm, full die sinkage; the rare Waterlow Die with characteristic circular mark and tiny crossed guidelines at sides, reverse die number "17114" at top. A very desirable Waterlow die proof created from the salvaged Perkins Bacon die of the May 1941 "Blitz", VF
Est. $1,000+
325
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 266,Large Die Proof in black on white wove unwatermarked paper 202 x 66mm with intact, untrimmed as originally prepared are rarely seen thus, full die sinkage and reverse albino die number "1232", characteristic small circle at left and tiny cross guidelines on sides of design. A rare Waterlow & Son Die Proof and a wonderful item for exhibition, XF; ex. St. Aylott Collection (August 2010; Lot 425)
Est. $1,000+
326
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 267,Engraved Die Proof in carmine, colour of issue, 89 x 75mm, die sunk on full-size card 230 x 154mm, with die "X-C 3887" number and CBN imprint below stamp design, very rare, VF
Est. $1,500+
327
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 269b,A mint pair with sheet margin at right, imperforate vertically, brilliant fresh colour and unusually well centered, VF NH
Cat. $600
328
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 269iv,Upper left plate "43359" block displaying a remarkably full reverse offset on gum side including the plate number. Perhaps the only known UL plate block, VF NH (Cat. as Fine NH singles)
Cat. $2,100+
329
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 269v,Mint imperforate upper right plate "43359" block, customary Waterlow archival security punch, natural gum wrinkling as is the norm on these; an elusive plate block, VF NH
Cat. $300+
330
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 270b,A large margined mint imperforate pair, VF NH
Cat. $450
331
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES BK1,An exploded booklet complete with covers, five two-sided advertising interleave and the three booklet panes of eight - one 1 cent and two 2 cent. Each pane shows cross guideline in tab margin - a seldom seen positional mark, characteristic clipped perfs on one or two sides and full brown original gum associated with this these difficult panes, F-VF LH
Est. $1,500+
332
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES BK2a,A complete booklet in unusually choice condition, contains well centered perf 13.2 panes of 1c green, 2c rose (3) and 3c orange brown and all advertising pages, fresh with clean, unmarked covers, VF NH
Cat. $1,200
333
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES BK3,A complete booklet containing all five panes line perf 14 - 1c grey black, 2c green Die I (3) and 3c orange brown and all advertising interleaves. A pristine booklet, XF NH
Cat. $900+
334
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES BK4a,A complete booklet in pristine condition, contains comb perf 13½ panes of 1c grey, 2c green Die II (3) and 3c orange brown and all advertising pages, as nice as they come, XF NH
Cat. $750+
335
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C1,A choice mint single of this famous pioneer airmail rarity, extremely well centered for this notoriously difficult stamp, intact perforations all around and unusually fresh colour, barest trace of hinging, customary "J.A.R." initials on reverse (Dr. J. Alex. Robinson, Postmaster General). A beautiful mint example of this first Trans-Atlantic airmail, XF VLH

Expertization: signed on reverse by various experts - pencil signatures of Alberto Diena and Henry Revell Harmer and guarantee handstamps of Serebrakian & Sanabria.
2022 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: William H. Gross, Spink, November 2009; Lot 320
Gibralter, Shreves, February 1996; Lot 384

ONLY 200 STAMPS WERE OVERPRINTED OF WHICH 95 COPIES WERE USED FOR FRANKING OF MAIL ON THE ILL-FATED FLIGHT. A TOTAL OF 87 MINT EXAMPLES WERE REPORTED SHORTLY AFTER ISSUANCE; IT IS LIKELY THAT FAR FEWER REMAIN MORE THAN 100 YEARS AFTER ITS ISSUE.
Cat. $40,000+
336
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C2, C2a, C2ii,A nicely centered mint block (Lower right position in the setting of 25), three surcharge types including small comma after "POST"; comma after "POST" and stop after "1919"; and two positions without comma after "POST". Post office fresh, VF NH
Cat. $3,300+
337
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C3/C3j,A brilliant, post office fresh mint sheet of twenty-five displaying all six overprint types, well centered with rich colour on fresh white paper, hinged on six stamps (Pos. 1-2, 4-5, 23-24), others NEVER HINGED. A desirable intact sheet, VF OG / NH

Only 560 sheets of 25 were printed (four were inverted). It has been documented that 5,000 letters were franked with this stamp from November 16 to 26, 1921. A very small percentage remain in intact sheets.
Cat. $12,450
338
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C5,An extraordinary mint example, superior to all we have handled over the years, exceptionally well centered with brilliant fresh colour and strong impression of the special flight surcharge (Position 4 in the setting of four), possessing full original gum NEVER HINGED. A superb stamp in all respects - having all of the attributes which collectors of high quality seek, XF NH GEM

Expertization: 1982 and 2022 Greene Foundation certificates

AN OUTSTANDING MINT NEVER HINGED EXAMPLE OF THIS IMPORTANT NEWFOUNDLAND AIRMAIL. OF THE 300 STAMPS SURCHARGED FOR THE FLIGHT, A THIRD WERE USED ON COVERS. A VERY LARGE PERCENTAGE OF THE AVAILABLE MINT EXAMPLES ARE OFF-CENTER AND HINGED.
Cat. $24,000+
339
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C6-C8,Trial Colour Large Die Proofs - the set of three printed in black on distinctive thick unwatermarked yellowish bond paper, full die sinkage; the final dies with reverse die numbers. A very scarce set, VF

Provenance: “Labrador” Airmail Collection, Harmers of London, August 2003; Lot
St. Aylott Collection of Newfoundland, Eastern Auctions, August 2010; Lot 449
Est. $2,500+
340
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C6-C8,Trial Colour Large Die Proofs, the set of three printed in black on thinner white wove unwatermarked paper; the final dies with reverse die numbers (albino on the 15 cent). A beautiful and attractive set, VF and very scarce
Est. $2,500+
341
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C6-C8,Large Die Proofs - the set of three in issued colours on white wove unwatermarked paper, full die sinkage; the final dies with reverse die numbers, light crease to $1 away from design, showing interesting engraver's pencil annotation at foot: "Final proof - note deepening of diagonal lines of background between letter". A very scarce set, VF
Est. $2,500+
342
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C6-C8,Trial colour plate proof blocks in black on thick bond unwatermarked paper. Most unusual in blocks, most from the sole set of sheets printed have been split into pairs or more often singles, VF
Est. $1,500+
343
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C6-C8,The set of three trial colour plate proofs in black on thick bond unwatermarked paper, VF
Est. $350+
344
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C6c-C8c,A beautiful set of three mint imperforate pairs, the $1 corner marginal, characteristic thick original gum, somewhat naturally uneven on the 15c and minor gum wrinkle on 50c and LH top margin only; all with large margins, fresh colours and NEVER HINGED. A rarely offered set; patiently assembled one pair at a time over a period of many years, VF NH; the $1 with 1982 RPS of London cert.
Cat. $4,650
345
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C6,Trial Colour Large Die Proof in black on white wove watermarked paper 52 x 76mm; the final die with guideline and reverse albino die number "919". Remarkably strong jet black impression and most appealing thus, VF
Est. $500+
346
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C6,Trial Colour Large Die Proof in yellow brown on white wove unwatermarked paper 62 x 90mm, full die sinkage; the approved state with guideline but no die number. A lovely proof quite distinctive compared to the issued colour, VF
Est. $500+
347
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C6b,An unusually fresh, well centered mint vertical pair imperforate between, full original gum, faint trace of hinging; pencil signed by Sergio Sismondo along with his 2003 certificate. Seldom seen this nice, VF VLH
Cat. $1,800
348
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C7,Large Die Proof in green, colour of issue, on white wove unwatermarked paper 93 x 65mm; nearly complete die sinkage; the approved die with engraver's guideline but no die number, VF
Est. $500+
349
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C7a,A well centered mint horizontal pair imperforate between, rich colour, tiny gum thin at lower left not readily visible; backstamped by airmail experts Sanabria & Kessler, VF H
Cat. $2,000
350
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C7a,A visually striking used horizontal pair imperforate between, each stamp struck by clear Carbonear FE 1 31 split ring datestamp; only a few used pairs exist, VF; ex. The "Labrador" Collection of Newfoundland Airmails (February 2003; Lot 3107)
Cat. $1,200+
351
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C7b,A corner margin mint vertical pair imperforate between, tiny gum thin top right, very well centered with deep rich colour, scarce, VF LH
Cat. $2,500
352
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C8,Progressive Die Proof printed in dark blue on thick bond paper, stamp size with large even margins, negligible thin. The corrected "TRANSATLANTIC" (no hyphen) with Map outlines and wording added. No shading is present in the vignette, making it very distinctive compared to the issued stamp. A wonderful and very rarely offered progressive proof, VF
Est. $1,000+
353
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C8a, variety,A mint single imperforate vertically between stamp and right margin, two negligible perf tones, otherwise a bright, fresh example of this rarely seen perforation variety, currently unlisted in Unitrade, VF LH (Walsh AM9d)
Est. $500+
354
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C8b,A lovely mint vertical pair imperforate between, fresh and nicely centered, difficult to find, VF LH
Cat. $2,000
355
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C9b,A superb mint vertical pair imperforate between, sheet margin at right, brilliant fresh colour; Kessler & Sanabria (airmail experts) guarantee backstamps and pencil signed A. Diena. A very scarce perforation error, XF LH
Cat. $1,800+
356
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C13-C17,A very attractive complete set of five Trial Colour Die Proofs, each printed in black on white wove watermarked paper approx 60-65 x 55-57mm; the final dies with guideline and reverse die numbers (albino on the 75c). A rare set ideal for exhibition, VF
Est. $3,500+
357
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C13-C17,The complete set of five die proofs in colours of issue on white unwatermarked wove paper, with guidelines at top of design, 30c with portion of reverse die number. A brilliant, fresh and very scarce set of proofs, VF
Est. $3,000+
358
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C13c,A well centered mint vertical pair imperforate between; small translucent spot, full original gum, lightly hinged, pencil signed A. Diena, Kessler backstamp, VF LH; ex. The "Labrador" Collection of Newfoundland Airmails (February 2003; Lot 3192)
Cat. $2,000
359
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C13ii,A fresh, well centered mint horizontal pair imperforate vertically between right stamp and sheet margin, very scarce with only ten examples believed to exist, VF+ OG; ex. The "Labrador" Collection of Newfoundland Airmails (February 2003; Lot 3193)
Cat. $500+
360
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C14,Progressive die proof, stamp size on thick wove paper, shows the central design only. An extraordinary engraver's progressive proof, VF and rare
Est. $500+
361
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C15,Three Die Proofs, the first two are progressives, all printed on white wove paper: 1) central design only - no wording or values; 2) as previous but with all imprints and values added; 3) the finished die, with guideline visible at top. Small thin on the finished die, otherwise choice condition, rarely seen, VF
Est. $1,500+
362
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C17,A spectacular lot of five different Die Proofs stamp size on wove paper, the first four progressive. Includes: 1) central vignette only, without imprints and values; 2) central vignette with imprints at foot and value tablets; 3) as previous with "NEWFOUNDLAND" added; 4) as previous with shading added; and 5) the finished die with guideline visible at top and corrected shading at lower left, above "POST" and dog. A wonderful group perfect for exhibition, VF
Est. $3,000+
363
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C18,An outstanding mint sheet of four, as fresh as the day it was issued nearly 90 years ago, unusually choice with intact perforations, post office fresh colour and full immaculate original gum. XF NH; 1982 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $3,600+
364
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES OX1,Large Engraved Trial Colour Die Proof in greyish black on india paper 75 x 98mm, die sunk on larger card 108 x 132mm, "Dead Letter" typographed at top left. Showing full die sinkage and extremely rare thus, ABNC imprint and die number "C-629" at foot. An outstanding showpiece, XF
Est. $3,000+
365
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES OX1,Small Trial Colour Engraved Small Die Proof in greyish black on india paper on non-contemporary card, die number "C-629" at foot. Die proofs of this stamp are very rare, VF
Est. $1,000+
366
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES OX1ii,Top right corner margin plate proof strip of three printed in black, issued colour, on card mounted india paper; VF, a scarce multiple
Cat. $3,000
367
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES OX1iv,A well centered mint example with ABNC security punch and SPECIMEN overprint in red; shows part papermaker's watermark "EN B" of "LINEN BOND", light natural gum bend as often, VF NH
Cat. $2,250
368
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES A fabulous collection of fifteen different King George VI Die Essays (ca. 1937) which were ultimately rejected in favour of the Caribou Issue. Comprising five handpainted and ten photographic essays, some of the latter group with additional watercolour around the vignette. These essays were submitted by De La Rue, Perkins Bacon & Company and Harrison & Sons Limited in an attempt to secure printing contracts for Newfoundland revenue stamps shortly after the Coronation. Most are on thick beveled cards in brown, grey, white, etc. Well displayed on pages with detailed write-up descriptions, Very Fine. A spectacular once-in-lifetime offering which once graced the John G. Butt collection. Unlisted and UNIQUE.
Est. $15,000+
369
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES Navy blue leather case 120 x 137mm with gold embossed "NEWFOUNDLAND / STAMPS" on front cover and "THOMAS DE LA RUE & CO LTD. LONDON" twice inside at foot, encasing two handpainted Die Essays for the intended King George VI issue of 1937, separated by a blue nylon cloth between the essays. Left side is a $100 essay in carmine and right side a 10cts essay in olive green - both with Chinese white paint throughout the design, beveled on very thick grey cards, measuring 100 x 118mm each. Without doubt the most beautiful and visually striking Printer's proof display ever prepared for any British North America revenue. UNIQUE and exceptional in all respects. From the John G. Butt collection
Est. $5,000+
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEW BRUNSWICK
370
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEW BRUNSWICK 5TCi,"Goodall" Compound Die Proof printed in bright orange on india paper 55 x 32mm affixed to card of same-size, some adherence on reverse only, a beautiful and rarely seen uncut compound die proof, VF

Provenance: Dale-Lichtenstein, British North America Part One (Sale 2), H.R. Harmer, Inc., November 1968; Lot 482
Sir Gawaine Baillie, Part VII - British North America, Sotheby's May 2006; Lot 36
Cat. $7,500
371
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEW BRUNSWICK 5,A beautiful Trial Colour Die Essay printed in deep violet on india paper, originating from a "Goodall" compound die, large margined and in choice condition; XF and very scarce
Est. $750+
372
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEW BRUNSWICK 5P, viii,Positional plate essay block of fifteen (5x3) in brown, intended colour of issue, on card mounted india paper, shows the Major Re-entry (Pos. 13) on the centre stamp with prominent doubling of lettering and frame throughout left-half of design, choice, VF
Cat. $4,800
373
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEW BRUNSWICK 6,"Goodall" Die Essay, engraved, printed in bluish green on india paper 27 x 24mm, die sunk on card 57 x 30mm showing unadopted design with Locomotive Facing Left. A rare and desirable essay, VF; ex. BNA Essays & Proofs sale, Robson Lowe Ltd. (June 1963; Lot 183), Koh Seow Chuan (April 1999; Lot 87), Sir Gawaine Baillie (May 2006; Lot 61)
Est. $1,500+
374
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEW BRUNSWICK 6,"Goodall" Die Essay, engraved, printed in brownish red on india paper 29 x 25mm, die sunk on card 56 x 30mm, showing the unadopted design with Locomotive Facing Left. A rare and desirable essay in pristine condition, XF, ex. Sir Gawaine Baillie (May 2006; Lot 59)
Est. $1,500+
375
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEW BRUNSWICK 6,ABNC original Die Proof, engraved, printed in black on india paper 41 x 35mm affixed to card of same size, without the guidelines present on "Goodalls", die number "130" above design, trivial india wrinkles at top, a very attractive proof, VF
Est. $750+
376
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEW BRUNSWICK 7,ABNC original Die Proof, engraved, printed in black on india paper 42 x 38mm affixed to card of same size; without the guidelines present on "Goodall" proofs. Very scarce, VF
Est. $750+
377
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEW BRUNSWICK 8,“Goodall” Die Proof printed in bluish green on india paper 24 x 33mm, sunk on card 44 x 56mm, showing die number "97" above and ABNC (albino) imprint
below; a superb and very rare proof ideal for an advanced collection, XF
Est. $1,000+
378
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEW BRUNSWICK 9TCi,Small Die Proof, engraved and printed in black on india paper, sharp impression and large margins all around, scarce, VF; 2016 Greene Foundation cert. (The listed Unitrade 9TCi is for a stamp size die proof in black)
Cat. $1,000
379
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEW BRUNSWICK 1860 (July 26) Blue cover from St. John to Dorchester bearing a diagonally bisected 10c vermilion paying the 5c domestic letter rate, clipped at foot, tied by light oval '1' grid cancel, St. John JY 26 dispatch CDS on reverse, partial Dorchester JY 27 receiver on front and second strike on back, F-VF (Unitrade 9a)

A legitimate provisional usage of the bisected 10c, in effect as of May 1860. This was a temporary solution for the controversial and suppressed 5 cent Connell stamp which was never issued. The 5 cent Queen Victoria (Scott 8) is thought to have been issued on or about July 18.
Est. $750+
380
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEW BRUNSWICK 10,“Goodall” Compound Die Proof, engraved, printed in black on india paper 77 x 33mm sunk on very rarely seen full size card measuring 86 x 71mm, showing the completed die at left as well as a progressive proof of the oval and lettering at right, partially extending onto the card, not normally seen on such proofs of the 12½c. A great showpiece, VF; ex. Sir Gawaine Baillie (May 2006; Lot 96)
Est. $2,000+
381
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEW BRUNSWICK 10,“Goodall” Compound Die Proof engraved and printed in brownish red on india paper 35 x 27mm, sunk on card 57 x 29mm, shows the complete stamp with die number "129" below, at right a progressive proof with left portion of the oval with inside lettering. A beautiful and eye-arresting proof, outstanding, XF; ex. Sir Gawaine Baillie (May 2006; Lot 99)
Est. $1,500+
382
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEW BRUNSWICK 10,“Goodall” Compound Die Proof, engraved and printed in bluish green on india paper 31 x 27mm, sunk on card 55 x 30mm, shows the completed stamp, die number "129" below, at right a progressive proof of the oval with inside lettering (left-half shown as normal). A superb and visually striking proof, XF
Est. $1,500+
383
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEW BRUNSWICK 11,"Goodall" Die Proof engraved and printed in black on india paper 26 x 31mm, sunk on card 42 x 56mm, with usual albino impression of the ANBC imprint, die number "78" at lower right. A superb, fresh and attractive proof, ideal for exhibition, XF; ex. Sir Gawaine Baillie (May 2006; Lot 114)
Est. $1,000+
384
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEW BRUNSWICK 11,"Goodall" Die Proof engraved and printed in greenish blue on india paper 26 x 31mm, sunk on card 41 x 56mm, usual albino ABNC imprint, die number "78" at foot. A very fresh and attractive proof, XF
Est. $1,000+
385
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEW BRUNSWICK 11,"Goodall" Die Proof engraved and printed in dark yellow brown on india paper 26 x 31mm, sunk on card 33 x 38mm, card thinning on reverse, VF appearance; ex. Sir Gawaine Baillie (May 2006; Lot 109 - as sound)
Est. $500+
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NOVA SCOTIA
386
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NOVA SCOTIA 13,Engraved Die Proof in black, issued colour on card mounted india paper 40 x 43mm, scarce and choice, VF; 1998 BPA cert.
Est. $500+
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA
387
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA A phenomenal intact LITHOGRAPHED Trade Sample Proof sheet, printed in brown lilac on thin horizontal mesh wove paper, showing nineteen different stamps with Province of Canada 1857 Half pence and 1855 Ten pence, Federal Bill Revenue 1865 Ten cent; New Brunswick 1860 Twelve and One Half cent; Newfoundland 1865 Two cent, Five cent, Ten cent, Twelve cent and Thirteen cent; Nova Scotia 1860-1863 One cent and Eight and One Half cents; plus seven different from Latin American countries.

This rarely seen intact sheet is in outstanding condition, without the flaws observed on most sheets. Furthermore LITHOGRAPHED examples are much rarer than ENGRAVED ones. Displaying superb bold colour and impression on bright fresh paper and in FLAWLESS CONDITION. An outstanding and a glorious showpiece. Extremely Fine (Minuse & Pratt PB-A)

Provenance: Frederick Mayer, October 2008; Lot 35

A MESMERIZING PROOF SHEET - A CLEAR-CUT CHOICE FOR BEING ON THE SHORT-LIST OF THE MOST ATTRACTIVE AND DESIRABLE PROOFS IN ALL OF BRITISH NORTH AMERICA PHILATELY. WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE BEST INTACT SHEETS AVAILABLE, BEING IN THE HIGHEST QUALITY ATTAINABLE FOR THESE NOTORIOUSLY FRAGILE PROOF SHEETS. ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS COLLECTION.
Est. $15,000+
388
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA A rarely offered, intact Engraved Trade Sample Proof sheet printed in bright olive green on thin white bond paper, showing nineteen different stamps. Includes Province of Canada 1857 Half pence and 1855 Ten pence, Federal Bill Revenue 1865 Ten cent; New Brunswick 1860 Twelve and One Half cent; Newfoundland 1865 Two cent, Five cent, Ten cent, Twelve cent and Thirteen cent; Nova Scotia 1860-1863 One cent and Eight and One Half cents; plus seven different from Latin American countries.

An exceptionally rare sheet, immaterial minor marginal wrinkling, remarkably fresh with bright sharp impressions and in an excellent state of preservation. Spectacular in all respects. Very Fine (Minuse & Pratt PB-A)

Provenance: Frederick Mayer, October 2008; Lot 32

A FABULOUS SHEET AND CLEARLY ON THE SHORT-LIST OF THE MOST ATTRACTIVE AND DESIRABLE PROOFS IN ALL BRITISH NORTH AMERICAN PHILATELY. UNDOUBTEDLY AMONG THE VERY BEST OF THE SMALL NUMBER THAT REMAIN. AN INSTANT HIGHLIGHT IN ANYONE'S COLLECTION.
Est. $15,000+
389
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA Undenominated master die essays of vignettes (5) engraved by the British American Bank Note Company, three different designs similar to that of the issued Beaver stamp, affixed to thin linen stock with printer's annotations and die numbers; some faults as with all known examples of these extremely rare vignette proofs, VF appearance; a great frontispiece to any specialized collection of Pence & Cents issue collection.

A somewhat similar lot in the British American Banknote Company archives sale (October 1997; Lot 396) realized US$7,000 hammer.
Est. $3,000+
390
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1iii,A marvelous used example with strong, well-defined laid lines, wonderful colour and freshness and an unusually sharp concentric rings cancel; displays the Major Re-entry (Plate A; Position 47) with prominent doubling in and around lettering and at bottom of three "3s" are clearly visible. A remarkable stamp in all respects - certainly the finest used example of this important plate variety we recall offering on the first issue laid paper, VF GEM; 2021 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $3,000+
391
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1851 (July 8) Mourning envelope bearing a choice 3p red on laid paper with large margins, ideal socked-on-nose concentric rings cancel, Toronto double arc dispatch at left, pays the domestic letter rate to Montreal with JY 11 receiver backstamp in red. Very attractive and an unusually choice single-franking on a pristine cover, XF (Unitrade 1)
Est. $1,500+
392
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 2b,A lovely used single with deep colour, strong impression and prominent laid lines including vergé line, well clear to large margins, ideal light, concentric rings cancellation in black, VF; 1953 BPA cert.
Cat. $2,500
393
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1851 (June 14) Folded cover from the Kennedy correspondence, in immaculate condition, franked at lower left with 6p slate violet on handmade laid paper, clear to large margins, great colour and prominent laid lines, tied by concentric rings and red Montreal JU 14 1851 dispatch datestamp, border exchange CANADA arc and PAID handstamps in red, light file folds clear of stamp. A beautiful and exceptionally fresh cover mailed during the first four weeks of Issue (issued May 17), VF+ (Unitrade 2)

Provenance: Alfred Caspary, Sale 5 - British North America, H.R. Harmer Inc., October 1956; Lot 20
Est. $2,000+
394
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 3TCi,An extraordinary Compound Die Proof printed in purple-brown on thin hard bond paper 66 x 47mm, showing the 1851 twelve penny "scarred die" and 1859 ten cents. Rarely seen today as most have been severed; in flawless condition with full die sinkage. A superb example of this highly coveted compound die proof, XF

Provenance: BNA Essays & Proofs sale, Robson Lowe Ltd., June 1963; Lot 19
Sir Gawaine Baillie, Sale VII - British North America, Sotheby's, May 2006; Lot 689
Bertram Collection of Canada, Shanahan's, February 1959; Lot 423


Literature: Illustrated in Robson Lowe, Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps, Volume V - North America, page 155.
Cat. $25,000
395
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 4iii,A visually stunning used block of four with amazing colour on fresh paper, surrounded by ample to mostly very large margins, each stamp ideally struck with four-ring '15' (Galt) cancel in black; small flaws not readily visible from the front, among the most attractive used blocks of any printing of the Three penny Beaver, VF

Expertization: 1992 Greene Foundation cert. (identified as 4c)

Provenance: Sam Nickle Collection, Firby Auctions, October 1988; Lot 278
Henry Lubke 4-ring cancellations, Part One, June 1992; Lot 314
Watson Yuile Beavers, Sissons Sale 190, May 1961; Lot 81
Est. $2,500+
396
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1855 (January 3) Envelope bearing two different printings of the 3 pence - orange red on thin hard wove paper and brown red on medium wove paper, former in at foot, tied by single strike of Cobourg, U.C. JAN 3 1855 double arc datestamp for 6 pence rate to Deerfield, Massachusetts, border exchange two-line CANADA / PAID 10Cts" handstamp in red; no backstamp as customary for mail to the US. An unusual franking seldom seen tied by a postmark, F-VF (Unitrade 4a, 4d)
Est. $350+
397
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1857 (July 18) Superb blue envelope with albino Hardware Merchants embossing on reverse, franked with an extraordinary 6p slate grey on medium wove paper, large margins including large portion of (Raw)don, Wright, Hatch & Edson New (York) plate imprint in top margin, tiny surface scuff, tied by neat four-ring '21' cancellation, equally sharp Montreal JY 18 1857 double arc dispatch at left, PAID handstamp in red, pays the 6 pence cross-border rate to the United States. A remarkable cover that has graced important collections of the past, XF; 2022 Greene Foundation cert. (Unitrade 5)

Provenance: Alfred Caspary, BNA Sale 5, H.R. Harmer Inc., October 1956; Lot 77
Dr. Choi-Lok Tang, Shreves, September 2006; Lot 654
Daniel Cantor, Bennett, September 2011; Lot 367
Est. $7,500+
398
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1857 (June 27) Small cover bearing a remarkably large margined 6p greenish grey in an amazing deep shade, tied by light four-ring numeral in bright blue, same-ink dispatch JU 27 1857 (a faint Brantford can be deciphered), addressed to Perry, Wyoming County, New York. On reverse partial Railway Post Office large circular B. & L. H. R.P.O. / JUN 27 1857 datestamp (Gray RY-1) struck in transit. A great Six-pence cover to the United States, VF; 1980 Greene Foundation cert. (Unitrade 5) ex. E. Carey Fox, First Portion, May 1968; Lot 290
Est. $2,000+
399
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 8, 8iii,A spectacular used block of six surrounded by well clear to enormous margins capturing nearly complete Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson New Yo(rk) imprint at foot, attractively used with concentric rings cancellations - right-hand vertical pair shows a VERTICAL STITCH WATERMARK. Without doubt, one of the very best used multiples of the Half penny extant, a glorious showpiece, VF-XF

Expertization: 2001 PF certificate which mentions the stitch watermark.

Provenance: E. Carey Fox, First Portion, H.R. Harmer Inc., May 1968; Lot 338 - aptly described as: "Superb in every respect and one of the greatest used quality multiples in Canadian Philately". It sold for a hefty US$3,800 hammer at that time.
Claude Cartier, Part II, SG Auctions, September 1977; Lot 10
John Foxbridge (du Pont), Private Treaty sale, 1988
Est. $10,000+
400
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 8,A premium mint example with lovely rich colour on fresh paper, good margins all around, full original gum; a great stamp, VF+ LH
Cat. $2,800
401
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 8,A gorgeous used vertical strip of three with bright colour on pristine fresh paper, completely devoid of the usual flaws one would expect to see on such a multiple, light four-ring '18' (Kingston) numeral cancels, VF; 1998 Brandon cert.
Cat. $3,000
402
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 8iii,A lightly cancelled example with remarkably large margins and showing a VERTICAL STITCH WATERMARK along right side, minor stains visible from reverse only, a very scarce watermarked stamp, VF
Cat. $1,750
403
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1858 (August) Circular front with printed text on reverse, datelined "Quebec 9th (August)", displaying an extremely rare 2½ pence rate franking to Norway with vertical pair and strip of three of the ½p rose, strip with portion of plate imprint at top, lower stamp with small tear. Both multiples cancelled by four-ring '37' (Quebec), blue Merchant oval handstamp, superb red London Paid AU 30 split ring datestamp struck in transit. Some folds touching centre stamp in strip. A spectacular rate & franking to a very rare foreign destination, F-VF (Unitrade 8)

Expertization: 2002 Greene Foundation certificate, stating: "Canada Scott No. 8, strip of 3 and pair used on circular, tear on lower left side of strip, genuine in all respects."

Provenance: Warren Wilkinson, Firby Auctions, June 2007; Lot 286
Sam Nickle, Christie's Robson Lowe, March 1993; Lot 127
Weill Brothers, Christie's Robson Lowe, Zurich, November 1989; Lot 1556
John (du Pont) Foxbridge, Private Treaty 1988 (listed retail US$9,500)

Literature: Illustrated and discussed in Arfken, Leggett, Firby, Steinhart "Canada's Pence Era, The Pence Stamps and the Canadian Mail 1851-1859" on page 298-299 (Figure 276).

Census: Canada Pence Issue 1851-1859 Cover Census, compiled by Wayne Smith, records 3 covers (½p x 5 circular) to Norway, one of which has the pair missing.
Est. $7,500+
404
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1857 (October 9) Buff cover from Hamilton to Guelph, remarkably franked with six ½p rose on medium wove paper, imperforate, one shows a Re-entry (Pos. 60), close to large margins, three with hardly discernible minor flaws, tied by somewhat blurry but rare four-ring '16' numeral cancels of Hamilton with same-ink OC 9 1857 double arc postmark; horizontal fold at centre and repair to backflap. Neat, same-day Guelph double arc receiver neatly struck on reverse. A striking and unusual franking paying the 3 pence domestic letter rate, especially desirable with the scarce numeral cancel, F-VF (Unitrade 8)

Expertization: clear 1999 Brandon certificate

Census: twelve 3p domestic covers reported in Wayne Smith census bearing six examples of the ½ penny. Five were mailed in 1857.
Est. $5,000+
405
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA The "Globe" masthead with Friday, April 2, 1858 dateline, remailed from outside Office of Publisher, franked with a Half penny rose on medium wove paper, just touching outer frameline at top right to large margins and in sound condition, lightly cancelled by indistinct four-ring numeral, addressed to Dundas, Ontario. Usual edge wrinkles and flaws but overall a well preserved Half penny usage paying the correct newspaper transient (re-posted) domestic rate, Fine (Unitrade 8) ex. Fred Jarrett (Sissons Sale 166, October 1959; Lot 315)
Est. $1,000+
406
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 9,Engraved "Goodall" Die proof of the “Chalon” portrait and inscriptions in oval surrounded by engraved cross-hatched lines, printed in blue green on card mounted india paper 33 x 39mm, light card crease inconsequential for this fabulous proof, VF appearance, only a very small number exists.

Provenance: Sir Gawaine Baillie, Sotheby's, Sale VII - BNA, May 2006; Lot 693
Est. $5,000+
407
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 9,A remarkably choice mint example of this timeless classic stamp, exhibiting superb colour and incredibly sharp impression, still retaining its original bloom on bright fresh paper, surrounded by ample to very large margins, possessing unusually full, characteristic brown original gum, lightly hinged. As nice as they come, XF LH GEM

Expertization: 1988 Brandon and Greene Foundation certificates

Provenance: Dale-Lichtenstein, Sale 5, H.R. Harmer Inc., May 1969; Lot 530 - sold for US$1,800 against its cat. value of $1,250.
Sam Nickle Collection of Canadian Pence Issue, Firby, October 1988; Lot 394
Cat. $24,000+
408
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 9,An attractive used single with lovely pastel colour and large margins, circular datestamp of US origin - letter "P" is quite clear and we can speculate it is Pembina, Minnesota, mailed from Red River Colony (now Manitoba), before being forwarded; couple tiny tears at left, VF appearance, an interesting stamp with a US postmark.
Est. $1,500+
409
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1857 (August 13) Yellow cover from the Aldridge correspondence mailed from Hamilton to London, England, bearing a 7½p green on medium wove paper with ample to large margins, tied by indistinct four-ring numeral cancel of Hamilton, neat double arc dispatch at left, Paid 27 AU 1857 receiver in red; light central fold, docketing on arrival. A visually appealing single-franking early usage of the 7½ pence (issued June 1857) for the Allan Packet Rate to England, F-VF; 1994 Brandon cert. (Unitrade 9) ex. Guilford Collection of Canada Pence issues (September 1994; Lot 2143)
Est. $2,500+
410
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1859 (May 18) Blue circular datelined Toronto, May 16, 1859 bearing a ½p deep rose, perf 11¾, quite well centered for this notoriously difficult stamp, displaying the Major Re-entry (Pos. 50 in the reduced sheet of 100) with prominent doubling in and around "HALF", attractively tied by Toronto split ring dispatch, second strike at left. A very scarce usage of a Major Re-entry, XF (Unitrade 11 variety)
Est. $2,000+
411
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 12,A bright, fresh example with intact perforations, light four-ring numeral cancel, well centered for the issue and unusually showing part plate imprint at foot, F-VF
Cat. $1,100+
412
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 12,Fabulous vertical pair used on dated piece, intact perforations all around and exceptional deep colour, tied by neat four-ring '19' cancellations, clear London, U.C. JU 29 1859 double arc postmark. A wonderful item that will stand out in anyone's collection, Fine
Est. $1,000+
413
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 13,An unusually well centered example of this key stamp, perforations well clear of design on three sides, rich colour and devoid of the typical flaws and irregular perforations associated with Canada's first perforated issue. Neat face-free grid cancellation, very seldom seen in such selected quality, VF+

Expertization: 1989 BPA certificate

Provenance: Dale-Lichtenstein, Sale 7, H.R. Harmer Inc., January 1970; Lot 931 - described as "gray violet (13a)" shade.
Henry Schneider, Siegel, October 1996; Lot 38
Cat. $10,000
414
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 14, 14iv,An outstanding mint block of four with superior centering, exceptionally fresh colour and clear impression, lower left stamp shows the late stage of the "Q" plate flaw variety (Whitworth Plate Flaw No. 1c, Position 38), possessing the nicest original gum that one can hope to find on these challenging issues, the lower pair being very lightly hinged. Rarely found with these desirable attributes, XF OG

Expertization: 2022 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: Dr. Arthur Groten, Maresch Sale 132, September 1981; Lot 37
Cat. $17,000
415
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 14viii,A beautifully centered unused single, bright , XF
Cat. $500+
416
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 14v,A used horizontal strip of three showing the "E" plate flaw (Pos. 34) on middle stamp, light indistinct four-ring numeral cancels; a few trivial nibbed perfs at foot on left stamp. A scarce multiple with a listed plate flaw, Fine+
Est. $150+
417
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 15,Mint block of four, colour oxidized but well centered with intact perforations all around, FULL ORIGINAL GUM, very light hinging with the top left stamp NEVER HINGED. Few multiples exist that still retain full original gum, Fine; ex. Sam Nickle (March 1993; Lot 242)
Cat. $4,600
418
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 15,An impressive used block of eight neatly cancelled by Hamilton JY 17 66 duplex; some overall ageing, minor flaws on one stamp, a rarely seen intact used large block, Fine; ex. Sam Nickle (March 1993; Lot 247)
Est. $500+
419
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 15iii,A selected used block, well centered, uncleared perf discs associated with this scarce paper type (0.0042" thick), negligible bend at top, light NO 3 62 duplex datestamps, rare and appealing, VF; ex. Ralph A. Hart (May 1977; Lot 239)
Cat. $1,200
420
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 15vi, vii, viii, ix + varieties,Eleven different distinctive and mostly well known plate varieties, mounted on page with diagram illustrating their particular traits. Includes the elusive Log in Waterfall, Rock in Waterfall, Split Beaver, Leaping Fish (all currently listed in Unitrade) plus other prominent varieties listed in Whitworth, such as Gouge, High Moon, Comet, Low Moon, Railway Tracks, Burning Tree. A couple with minor flaws, pen cancelled to grid cancels. A very challenging assembly, Fine or better
Est. $1,000+
421
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1866 (August 23) Blue folded cover endorsed "Cunard Mail Steamer" from Toronto to Scotland, bearing a remarkable franking of two 1c rose and block of three of 5c vermilion, all perf 12, one 5c shows the very elusive "Leaping Fish" variety (Pos. 54; State 8 - a very early usage) all cancelled by diamond grid cancels of Toronto with split ring dispatch at left, Glasgow MY 8 66 receiver backstamp. An extremely rare usage of this plate variety; a fabulous cover, F-VF (Unitrade 14, 15, 15ix)

Census: Only two such frankings are reported in the Firby census, paying the correct 17 cent Cunard Packet to the United Kingdom.
Est. $2,500+
422
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1865 (November 8) Flimsy cover in nice condition from London to Stratford, C.W. franked with a 5c vermilion and two 1c rose tied by London duplex, endorsed "Paid & Registered", straightline REGISTERED handstamp; on reverse neatly struck Stratford NO 9 65 split ring arrival. A wonderful, eye-appealing cover, prepaid 5c letter rate and 2c registration, VF+ (Unitrade 14, 15)
Est. $400+
423
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 16TCiii,Trial Colour Die Proof in black on the distinctive thin hard bond paper 23 x 30mm, originating from the compound die, characteristic etched marks at top right; a visually striking proof of this ever-popular stamp, VF; ex. Sir Gawaine Baillie (May 2006; Lot 802)
Est. $2,500+
424
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 17vi, vii,A visually striking example with precise centering and incredibly wide margins capturing part ABNC plate imprint at right, also shows the "C" flaw variety, light perf toning at top, light grid cancellation; a remarkable stamp, VF JUMBO
Est. $500+
425
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 18,Two used singles in different shades with coloured cancels; one perf 12x11¾ with concentric rings in RED; the other perf 11¾ with portion of (PA)ID straightline in BLUE, Fine
Est. $200+
426
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 19TCi,Trial colour plate proof in black on india paper, large margined and choice, VF+
Cat. $550
427
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 19, variety,An impressive used block of eight (4x2) showing wing margin at right (Pos. 77/90), light toning in places visible from the back, lightly cancelled and showing a Re-entry (Pos. 80) on upper right stamp with strong doubling of right centre oval and engraver's marks in "A" of "POSTAGE". A rarely seen large multiple, especially desirable with the plate variety, Fine
Est. $2,500+
428
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 20TC + varieties,Upper and lower margin plate proof strips of three on card mounted india paper, both with full ABNC plate imprint; upper strip shows dash in lower right "2" on centre and right stamps, choice VF
Cat. $1,800+
429
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 21iv, 21vi,An unusually nice mint block in the distinctive shade, left pair shows "spur" in scroll left of "HALF" varieties, with full dull streaky original gum, very lightly hinged at lower right leaving three stamps NEVER HINGED, scarce this nice, F-VF
Cat. $1,235
430
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 21ii, vi,A nicely centered used single with bright colour, shows the engraver's slip above P of "POSTAGE" (Harrison Item B; Pos. 63), light June 1883 CDS, VF
Cat. $150+
431
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 22,Trial Colour Die Proof printed in dark blue on india paper 26 x 30mm, in pristine condition, a very rare coloured proof with wonderful appeal, VF

Provenance: Dr. Choi-Lok Tang, Shreves, September 2006; Lot 711
Emily Lindsey, Part I, January 1988; Lot 336
Gerald Firth, Sissons Sale 305, November 1971; Lot 47
Jim Law, Sissons Sale 290, February 1970; Lot 745
Bertram Collection of Canada, Shanahan's, February 1959; Lot 788
Est. $7,500+
432
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1868 (April 15) Choice yellow cover from North Port, U.C. to Watertown bearing a 5c vermilion and 1c brown red Large Queen on medium horizontal wove paper, tied by concentric rings, North Port, U.C. AP 15 68 split ring dispatch in red; on reverse Belleville AP 17 CDS in blue, neat Kingston AP 18 split ring transits. A rare mixed-issue transitional franking, mailed during third week of the newly reduced rate to the US - 6c per half ounce; a desirable usage of the Large Queen stamp (issued on April 1st), pencil signed by expert Herbert Bloch, VF (Unitrade 15, 22)

Provenance: Bertram Collection of Canada, Shanahan's, February 1959; Lot 822

One of the earliest dated covers bearing this transitional franking, for the newly reduced letter rate to the United States.
Est. $2,000+
433
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1870 (December 13) Legal amber cover sent registered from Port Hope to Michigan, with a most unusual franking of Large Queen 2c single and 6c brown pair (Plate 2) partially overlapping a Small Queen 3c pale dull rose, tied by segmented Star cancellations (Lacelle 991), stamps with a degree of faults but cover in great shape. Port Hope split ring dispatch at left, straightline REGISTERED; on reverse two RPO's with G.W.R. West DE 14 70 split ring and boxed REGISTERED / G.W.R., Windsor DE 15 70 transit. A very rare mixed-issue franking - in fact only one other is reported in the exhaustive census by Wayne Smith, Fine; pays a double weight (12c up to one ounce) plus the 5c registration; 2004 Greene Foundation cert. (Unitrade 24, 27, 37a)
Est. $750+
434
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1871 (November 8) Small cover in pristine condition, intact red wax Shubenacadie "Crown" seal on reverse, bearing single 2c green Large Queen and 3c rose carmine Small Queen First Ottawa printing, tied by oval mute grids, Shubenacadie double arc dispatch at left, two line REGISTERED LETTER No. handstamp, sent to Stellarton, with same-day receiver backstamp; pays the 3 cent domestic letter rate, plus 2c registration fee. A marvelous cover in all respects, XF (Unitrade 24, 37a)
Est. $350+
435
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA Undated (circa. 1871-1872) remarkably fresh and clean pre-printed Judicial Statistics circular addressed to Provincial Secretary, Québec, bearing a 2c green on medium wove paper, pen cancelled and further struck with socked-on-nose two-ring '3' at Québec, pays a scarce double weight printed matter rate, VF (Unitrade 24)
Est. $300+
436
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 27b,A scarce and appealing used single showing papermaker's watermark complete "E" of "E. & G. BOTHWELL", central grid cancel, a few uncleared perf discs and couple nibbed perfs characteristic of this strong vertical mesh paper, unusually well centered, VF; 1995 APS cert.
Cat. $3,500
437
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1870 (February 5) Neat cover mailed from Sydney, Cape Breton to a Lieutenant on H.M.S. "Lee" at Malta (or elsewhere) bearing a horizontal pair of 12½c blue on medium wove paper, positioned vertically on left side adding to its overall appeal, tied by superb two-ring '10' cancellation, clear Sydney split ring dispatch at left, oval "H" (Halifax) FE 8 transit backstamp. Carried on the Inman Line steamer (via Halifax February 11 - according to Duckworth Appendix H Tables on Mail Sailings), clear London Paid 22 JA 70 circular transit in red and British Claim "8" (sterling, equal to 16 cents) red crayon marking; part backflap missing, a spectacular and very rare Large Queen cover to Malta, VF (Unitrade 28)

Census: We know of only one other 25 cent rate Large Queen cover to Malta, also reported in the Wayne Smith census (as of end of 2021) - last sold in our November 2018 auction (Lot 806 - sold for $13,000 hammer). The overall condition of that cover is somewhat inferior to the one offered here. Two other Large Queen covers to Malta exists but with different, lesser frankings.

Provenance: "November" Collection, Christie's New York, February 1994; Lot 289
S.J. Menich, Firby Auctions, June 2000; Lot 202
William Gross, Spink, November 2009; Lot 242

The Inman Line succeeded in providing a fortnightly service between Halifax and Liverpool (after Cunard discontinued service January 1st, 1868). This winter time arrangement allowed letters to be sent to the UK at 12½c per half ounce. Also of interest, no other extra Canadian postage was levied (other than the British Claim / share of Sea Postage) for covers through England to British Colonies - in this case Malta
Est. $15,000+
438
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1887 (June 29) Yellow cover mailed registered from Halifax to Berlin, Germany bearing an impressive, likely unique franking of 12½c blue on medium horizontal wove paper and 8c bright blue RLS, minute scuff at top left. Both neatly tied by oval "R" handstamp, Halifax dispatch CDS at left, oval Registered London 11 JY 87 transit in red, light German 13/7 87 arrival backstamp. Although a late usage of the 8 cent this is a remarkable triple UPU letter rate of 15 cents, plus 5 cent registration fee. A great cover with tremendous eye-appeal, VF (Unitrade 28, F3a)

Provenance: Maurice Burrus, Robson Lowe, Ltd, April 1963; Lot 331

Census: The Wayne Smith census lists 29 Large Queen covers to Germany; this is the only one known with such an unusual franking.
Est. $3,500+
439
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 29d,A mint corner margin imperforate pair, characteristic colour and yellowish streaky original gum, VF LH; a prominent plate crack is visible in the right margin.
Cat. $1,600+
440
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 29ii, 30biii,Matching top right corner margin mint strips of three in the two major shades - grey violet and blue grey on medium vertical wove paper, perf 12. Both show the constant "PAWNBROKER" variety (Pos. 10 - right stamp), some split perfs sensibly reinforced with hinges. A magnificent duo, Fine+ OG

Both centre stamps (Pos. 9) have the listed plate scratch variety located just outside the design at top. (Unitrade 29vi & 30viii)
Est. $1,500+
441
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 30,A well centered mint block showing right portion of BABN imprint in lower margin, top pair hinged, lower pair appears NH, VF
Est. $300+
442
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1869 (December 15) Yellow cover in an excellent state of preservation bearing a very rare and spectacular franking - the elusive 1c deep brown red ON THICK LAID PAPER, colour somewhat oxidized, alongside a 2c green on Bothwell paper, tied by large circular grid cancellation in BRIGHT BLUE, same-ink split ring West Montrose, C.W. dispatch with manuscript filled-in date, addressed to St. Jacobs, Ontario with Berlin DE 15 and St. Jacobs DE 16 receiver backstamps. The finest and most desirable of only three recorded covers bearing the 1c Laid Paper and 2c Large Queens, VF (Unitrade 24, 31)

Provenance: S.J. Menich, Firby Auctions, June 2000; Lot 11
William Gross, Spink, September 2009; Lot 247
Est. $10,000+
443
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1868 (July 11) Clean cover with original letter, bearing a fabulous horizontal pair of 3c bright red on LAID PAPER neatly tied by Montreal duplex, a few shorter perfs at right. One of only five reported frankings paying the 6c letter rate to the US; no backstamp as customary. A wonderful cover bearing a much sought-after, rarely seen multiple of the 3c laid paper, VF (Unitrade 33)

Expertization: 1989 Greene Foundation certificate

Census: Wayne Smith reported just seven covers bearing two examples of Scott #33 - two domestic covers for 6c double weight letter and the other five covers are to the US as single-letter rate.
Est. $3,000+
444
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 34a,A spectacular mint imperforate block of eight, displaying full BABN imprint (Boggs Type V) in right margin, in an excellent state of preservation, faint hinge mark on top pair leaving the other three with full original gum NEVER HINGED. Only one other right plate imprint multiple can possibly exist (two imperforate sheets of 200 were printed). An extraordinary plate block, XF (Cat. as four pairs)

Interestingly enough, the listed Major Re-entry at Position 49 is not shown on this plate block, proving the imperforate sheets were printed before re-entering.
Cat. $6,800+
445
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 34iii,An unusually choice, well centered mint gutter margin block of eight, in choice condition unlike most we have handled in the past, lightly hinged on top pairs, lower strip never hinged. Scarce this nice, VF+; 1994 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $1,750
446
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 35viii,An impressive used single, precise centering with large margins, showing the "Strand of Hair" (Hurst Long Strand Type I - the most prominent of three types), well clear of the partial split ring at foot and RE(GISTERED) straightline; one short perf at foot, an XF stamp with the best example of the sought-after plate variety.
Cat. $600
447
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 37,Engraved Trial Colour Die Proof printed in dark bluish green on india paper 29 x 34mm;. A remarkable coloured die proof with wonderful appeal, rarely offered and in pristine condition,VF+ (Minuse & Pratt handbook lists this colour under 37TC2a but only stamp sized)

Provenance: J. Grant Glassco, Robert Lowe Ltd., July 1969; Lot 191
Sir Gawaine Baillie, Sale VII - British North America, Sotheby's, May 2006; Lot 1036
Est. $7,500+
448
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 38,A nice mint example of this elusive shade, well centered with portion of FI(VE) counter in top margin, full, smooth off-white original gum characteristic of late Montreal printing, VF NH
Cat. $3,000
449
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA British American Bank Note Co. engraved vignette in black on india paper 22 x 29mm, indistinct manuscript, die sunk on thick white card 92 x 105mm. Unusual and with very close resemblance to the portrait used on the Eight cent Small Queen issued in 1893, VF

Provenance: "Zurich" Collection, March 1991; Lot 122

Interestingly enough, a composite essay using this vignette along with a handpainted 5 FIVE CENTS 5 frame was made to replace the 5 cent Large Queen provisional (issued October 1st, 1875; from an existing die made in 1868). The latter was put into circulation in haste for the new preferred non-UPU letter rate to United Kingdom - set at 5 cents per half ounce. A few months later, a new smaller size 5 cent stamp was introduced to conform with other Small Queen stamps in circulation at the time.
Est. $500+
450
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 46,An attractive and unusually choice mint example with deep rich colour, showing left portion of the BABN plate imprint in lower margin, full pristine original gum, VF+ NH; 2022 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $2,400+
451
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1893 (June 28) One cent blue postal envelope uprated with Small Queen 1c yellow, Ottawa printing, perf 12 alongside 20c & 50c Widow Weeds and 5c green RLS, tied by light oval "R" handstamps, Victoria Brit. Col. Canada CDS dispatch, two additional strikes on back, mailed registered to Germany, with oval Registered London 14 JY 93 transit on front, Chemnitz 16 7 / 93 CDS receiver on back. A delightful cover, very few exist bearing both Widow Weed stamps, VF (Unitrade 35, 46-47 + Webb EN6)

Provenance: Robert Jamieson, Maresch, Sale 318, March 1997; Lot 1331
Est. $2,500+
452
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 53,Trial Colour Small Die Proof printed in green on thin card 38 x 28mm; the adopted colour of the Two cent denomination. A gorgeous proof ideal for an advanced collection, XF
Cat. $1,500+
453
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 53,Trial Colour Die Proof printed in brown, stamp size on india paper, tiny tear at right, an attractive unadopted coloured proof, VF; ex. Herbert McNaught (Firby, April 2009; Lot 2182 - offered as sound)
Est. $750+
454
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 57, 57i,A superb, post office fresh mint corner margin block showing plate number "19" at top left, with the Major Re-entry (Pos. 5 - upper right stamp) with doubling in "Crown" and "R" of "VRI" among other traits, nicely centered with large margins and pristine gum. A fabulous block in top-quality, VF+ NH
Cat. $3,750
455
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 68,A selected mint plate 4 block of eight, a few negligible split perfs, post office fresh colour, nicely centered with full pristine original gum, VF NH (Cat. $1,920 as singles)
Est. $600+
456
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 69,Large Engraved Die Proof printed in carmine, colour of issue, die sunk directly to card (sinkage area 50 x 62mm) on larger card 100 x 178mm, in pristine condition; the unhardened die without die number or plate imprint; a beautiful and XF die proof
Est. $750+
457
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 72i,A large margined mint imperforate pair, characteristic dark rich colour associated with this particular printing, VF NH
Cat. $2,500
458
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 84,A beautiful, nicely centered, post office fresh mint example of this key stamp, with full pristine original gum, VF NH
Cat. $3,000
459
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA An extraordinary die essay, highly detailed with hand-drawn black frame, British Empire in red and ocean in blue watercolours, on thin bond paper 51 x 37mm. Most of the features and elements present on this essay were adopted for this historically significant stamp. A very important and UNIQUE essay and a "must-have" for a gold-medal collection, VF

Expertization: 1990 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: Dale-Lichtenstein, Sale 7, H.R. Harmer Inc., January 1970; Lot 1509
Fred Fawn, Spink, November 2007; Lot 1404

THIS GLORIOUS HANDPAINTED ESSAY IS THE GENESIS OF THE IMPERIAL PENNY POSTAGE / 1898 CHRISTMAS STAMP.
Est. $7,500+
460
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 85,Large Die Proof printed in black directly to white card (0.01" thick) measuring 56 x 46mm, showing guidelines at sides and die number "F-189½" above design, very rarely seen, among the small number of existing examples most are stamp size. A wonderful proof in all respects, XF

Provenance: Fred Fawn, Spink, November 2007; Lot 1407
Dr. Lewis L. Reford, Part One, Harmer, Rooke & Co., March 1950; Lot 812
Est. $5,000+
461
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 85a,Imperforate plate 1 block in issued colours and ungummed as issued, showing light "Muddy Waters" effect to oceans, large engraved "1" in top sheet margin. An immensely rare imperforate Plate 1 block of the Map Stamp - the first one we recall offering, VF

Provenance: Fred Fawn, Spink, November 2007; Lot 1431
Est. $2,500+
462
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 86iv,Imperforate plate 2 block with RED COLOUR OMITTED, ungummed as issued; "Muddy Waters" effect to oceans, large "2" in top margin, creases on left pair, an extremely rare imperforate plate block. Allegedly only two imperforate sheets were printed without the red colour; this may well be the only existing plate block, VF

Provenance: Fred Fawn, Spink, November 2007; Lot 1432
Est. $3,500+
463
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 86v,Imperforate plate 5 block with black engraving only - MISSING BLUE AND RED COLOURS, ungummed as issued; large "5" in top margin, light vertical creases inconsequential for this extremely rare imperforate plate block. Allegedly only two imperforate sheets were printed; possibly one other such plate block exists, VF

Provenance: Fred Fawn, Spink, November 2007; Lot 1433
Est. $3,000+
464
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 86a,Imperforate plate 5 block, strong "Muddy Waters" effect to oceans, ungummed as issued, shows large plate "5" in top margin, hint of ageing in the selvedge. A very rare imperforate plate block, Plate 5 is arguably the most sought-after of the issued plate numbers. A wonderful exhibit-caliber item, VF

Provenance: Fred Fawn, Spink, November 2007; Lot 1434
Est. $3,000+
465
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 86,1899 (January 30) Cover mailed from London, Ont. to San Remo, Italy, bearing a 2c Map Stamp with deep blue oceans tied by duplex dispatch, shortpaid 3c for the required 5c UPU letter rate, hexagonal "T" due marking and "15" (centimes) shortpaid, assessed double deficiency according to regulations with "3" (décimes) and 30c Italian postage due tied by light San Remo postmark; second clearer strike 12 - 2 99 on back; small stain at lower left, a very scarce foreign shortpaid Map stamp cover, Fine (Unitrade 86) ex. Fred Fawn (November 2007; Lot 1495)
Est. $500+
466
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 89ii,A superb mint example in a lovely bright shade, sharp impression, precise centering with full immaculate original gum, XF NH
Cat. $315+
467
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 90,Trial Colour Engraved Large Die Proof in dark green on india paper 61 x 72mm, die sunk on large card 107 x 171mm; shows die number "F-167" and American Bank Note Co. Ottawa imprint below; originating from an ABNC Salesman's presentation ledger book, card hinge at top and rounded in lower corners. An extremely rare proof - the first one we recall offering in this colour, VF; ex. Senator Henry D. Hicks (November 1991; Lot 627), "ASTOC" KEVII Collection (March 2007; Lot 515)
Est. $3,000+
468
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 90iv, v, vi,The set of three top margin position interpanneau gutter margin imperforate blocks of eight with Plate 43 defaced with horizontal line in red and Plates 31 & 32 in slightly different shades of carmine defaced with horizontal lines in black. Vertical fold in gutter margin as do all known, minor gum wrinkle on two stamps of Plate 43 block, various creases and small faults to Plate 31 block. A a rare set of these experimental printings, VF appearance with full original gum, the first and third blocks are NH. (Cat. $15,000 as hinged gutter strips of four)

Known as experimental printings, Plate 31 & 32 shows show wider impressions than Plate 43 from a "dry printing" method, printed on pre-gummed paper; whereas Plate 43 noticeably narrow impressions resulting from printing on ungummed damp paper.
Est. $7,500+
469
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 91,Engraved Trial Colour Small Die Proof in black, stamp size on card (0.01" thick) mounted on slightly larger card, rare, VF (Minuse & Pratt 91TC2a as stamp size)
Est. $1,000+
470
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 92,Engraved Trial Colour Small Die Proof in black, stamp size on white card (0.01" thick) mounted on slightly larger card, rare, VF (Minuse & Pratt 92TC2a as stamp size)
Est. $1,000+
471
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 93,Engraved Trial Colour Small Die Proof in black, stamp size on white card (0.01" thick) mounted on slightly larger card, rare, VF (Minuse & Pratt 93TC2a as stamp size)
Est. $1,000+
472
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 94,Large Engraved Die Proof in the issued colour on india paper 63 x 62mm die sunk on large card 102 x 177mm, die "F-178" number and ABNC Ottawa imprint below design; tiny spot on back, a beautiful and rare proof in pristine condition and a great item for exhibition, VF
Est. $3,000+
473
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 94,Engraved Trial Colour Small Die Proof in black, stamp size on white card (0.01" thick) mounted on slightly larger card, rare, VF (Minuse & Pratt 94TC2a as stamp size)
Est. $1,000+
474
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 95,Engraved Trial Colour Small Die Proof in black, stamp size on white card (0.01" thick) mounted on slightly larger card; the key denomination of the series - proofs in any colour are very rare, VF (Minuse & Pratt 95TC2a as stamp size)
Est. $2,000+
475
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1913 (March 28) W.J. Raftery & Co. cover in clean condition, registered and addressed locally, bearing a single 50c purple KEVII tied by two strikes of Vancouver, B.C. CDS dispatch, oval "R" registration handstamp at left; stamp with tiny tear at top. Although overfranked, a rare single-franking, VF (Unitrade 95) ex. Vincent Graves Greene Collection (February 1975; Lot 677)
Est. $1,000+
476
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 97,Trial Colour Die Proof printed in black directly on yellowish card (0.011" thick) measuring 70 x 57mm; die number "F-191" and full imprint below design. An exceedingly rare die proof, VF

Provenance: The "Libra" Collection of 1908 Québec Tercentenary, Eastern Auctions, October 2011; Lot 14
Senator Henry D. Hicks, Maresch Sale 259, November 1991; Lot 766

To get a more accurate idea of the rarity of black die proofs we perused many past "name sale" auction catalogues featuring substantial collections of the 1908 Tercentenary Issue, such as Rosemary Nickle (1988), Sir Gawaine Baillie (2006) and Herbert McNaught (2009). Our findings were surprising: in the Nickle sale there was only a set of small stamp sized die proofs with tiny margins; Sir Gawaine Baillie had a similar set (possibly the same set!); Herb McNaught was not successful in securing any die proofs in black.
Est. $2,500+
477
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 98,Trial Colour Die Proof printed in black directly on yellowish card (0.011" thick) measuring 73 x 60mm; shows die "F-194" number and full imprint below stamp design. An exceedingly rare die proof, VF

Provenance: The "Libra" Collection of 1908 Québec Tercentenary, Eastern Auctions, October 2011; Lot 17
Senator Henry D. Hicks, Maresch Sale 259, November 1991; Lot 770
Est. $2,500+
478
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 99,Trial Colour Die Proof printed in black directly on yellowish card (0.011" thick), measuring 71 x 56mm; shows die number "F-193" and full imprint below design. A very rare die proof, VF

Provenance: The "Libra" Collection of 1908 Québec Tercentenary, Eastern Auctions, October 2011; Lot 19
Senator Henry D. Hicks, Maresch Sale 259, November 1991; Lot 773
Est. $2,500+
479
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 100,Trial Colour Die Proof printed in black directly on yellowish card (0.011" thick) measuring 73 x 64mm; shows die sinkage at sides, die number "F-197" and full imprint below design. A desirable and very rare trial colour die proof, ideal for exhibition, VF

Provenance: The "Libra" Collection of 1908 Québec Tercentenary, Eastern Auctions, October 2011; Lot 20
Senator Henry D. Hicks, Maresch Sale 259, November 1991; Lot 779
Est. $2,500+
480
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 101,Trial Colour Die Proof printed in black directly on yellowish card (0.011" thick) measuring 72 x 60mm; die number "F-195" and full imprint below design. A very rare and appealing die proof, VF

Provenance: The "Libra" Collection of 1908 Québec Tercentenary, Eastern Auctions, October 2011; Lot 23
Senator Henry D. Hicks, Maresch Sale 259, November 1991; Lot 783
Est. $2,500+
481
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 101,A precisely centered mint example with four large balanced margins, deep rich colour and full immaculate original gum; a superb stamp in all respects, XF NH
Cat. $900+
482
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 102,Trial Colour Die Proof printed in black directly on yellowish card (0.011" thick) measuring 68 x 59mm; die number "F-196" and full imprint below design. A desirable and very rare trial colour die proof, VF

Provenance: The "Libra" Collection of 1908 Québec Tercentenary, Eastern Auctions, October 2011; Lot 25
Senator Henry D. Hicks, Maresch Sale 259, November 1991; Lot 786
Est. $2,500+
483
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 102,Large Die Proof printed in the colour of issue on india paper 74 x 61mm, die sunk on full size card 230 x 147mm; die number "F-196" and full imprint below design, scarce and attractive , VF
Est. $1,000+
484
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 103,A superb Engraved Progressive Die Proof in black on intact, untrimmed india paper, full die sinkage area 72 x 62mm, die sunk on large card 210 x 152mm; the clouds and water are unshaded to a visually striking effect; small punctures surrounding edge of the card - characteristic of an ABNC Engraver's Working Die. Very rare, a wonderful showpiece in all respects, VF; ex. Rosemary Nickle, Senator Henry D. Hicks (November 1991; Lot 789), "Libra" Collection (October 2011; Lot 6)
Est. $3,000+
485
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 103,Large Die Proof printed in the colour of issue on india paper 72 x 62mm, die sunk on larger card 132 x 113mm; showing die number "F-198" and full imprint below design; in pristine condition, XF
Est. $1,000+
486
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA Large Engraved Die Essays, a remarkable set of all seven different denominations, the 10c is the Macdonald Monument design, includes the very elusive 50 cent - the key value of the set, printed in the intended colours on india paper 73-77 x 62-64mm die sunk on large cards 149-152 x 126-129mm; 10c and 50c without die numbers, others with numbers above designs. As few as three sets of these essays may exist. A magnificent showpiece set of great rarity and appeal, VF

AN EXTREMELY RARE SET. IT IS INTERESTING TO OBSERVE THAT NO FIFTY-CENT DENOMINATION WAS PRESENT IN THE 1990 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY AUCTION.
Est. $10,000+
487
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA A very scarce Progressive Die Essay showing incomplete background between "CANADA POSTAGE" and "SEVEN CENTS", printed in brown on untrimmed india paper, full die sinkage 76 x 65mm, engraver's pencil "8" modified to "9" at bottom right, die sunk on large card 205 x 131mm. A beautiful and visually striking proof, in pristine XF condition.
Est. $2,000+
488
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA Die Essay printed in brown on india paper 76 x 64mm sunk on large card 148 x 120mm; the rejected facial expression - shading lines in Prince of Wales' portrait were subsequently modified. Annotated in pen "head to be changed July 22 / 14" and signed by designer "JAM" (Jose A. Machado), penciled "approved" and signed; reverse with clear double ring American Bank Note Co. Ottawa JUL 22 1914 datestamp in rose red. A few minor indent marks, inconsequential for this very rare initial die essay of the unissued Macdonald-Cartier series, VF
Est. $2,000+
489
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 158,An extremely well centered mint plate block of four showing full imprint "OTTAWA - No.A-2 936 Y" (from upper left pane), brilliant fresh colour, lightly hinged in selvedge only, stamps are VF-XF NH
Cat. $2,000+
490
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA BK1,Complete booklet, single staple under binding red tape, containing all information rate pages, interleaves and the two 2c carmine, Die II Numeral booklet panes of six on the distinctive horizontal mesh paper, both quite well centered and fresh with full original gum, NEVER HINGED; faint back cover crease. One of the most coveted booklets in Canadian philately, in well-above average condition, almost VF (cat. as Fine)
Cat. $4,500+
491
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA C6,Large Die Proof in blue, issued colour on india paper 89 x 76mm, die sunk on full-size card 230 x 154mm; die number "XG 674" and CBN Co. imprint below design. In pristine condition, XF and scarce
Est. $750+
492
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA E1,A fabulous Large Die Proof, printed in near issued colour on intact, untrimmed india paper, full die sinkage 68 x 63mm, on large card 182 x 135mm; the Unhardened Die without die number or imprint. Most unusual as most proofs seen are hardened with the die number and imprint. A remarkable proof in pristine condition, XF

Provenance: Gerald Wellburn Special Delivery Collection, Sissons, March 1984; Lot 361
Sir Gawaine Baillie, Part VII - B.N.A., May 2006; Lot 1632
Est. $2,500+
493
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA E1,Superb Large Die Proof in a striking shade of dark blue green, printed on india paper 62 x 63mm, die sunk on full-size card 225 x 151mm; shows die number "F-126" and ABNC Ottawa imprint below design. A marvelous die proof in immaculate condition, XF
Est. $2,000+
494
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA E1,Die Proof printed in near issued colour on india paper 67 x 62mm, complete die sinkage, sunk on slightly larger ABNC card affixed on non-contemporary large card. Oddly enough, without die number but with American Bank Note Co. Ottawa imprint, no doubt very rare, VF; ex. Sir Gawaine Baillie (Part VII - B.N.A. May 2006; Lot 1633)
Est. $2,000+
495
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA E1,Large Die Proof printed in dark green, near issued colour, on india paper 67 x 63mm die sunk on full-size card 225 x 151mm; die "F-126" number and American Bank Note Co. Ottawa imprint below design, radiant colour. A beautiful proof in pristine condition, XF
Est. $2,000+
496
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA E1,Large Die Proof printed in green, issued colour, on india paper 67 x 63mm die sunk on full-size card 225 x 151mm; die "F-126" number and American Bank Note Co. Ottawa imprint below design. In pristine condition and very attractive, XF
Est. $2,000+
497
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA F1-F3,The set of three Engraved Die Proofs in ISSUED COLOURS, printed on distinctive thin horizontal mesh paper measuring 48-49 x 20-21mm; the 8 cent shows 'S.188' of the papermaker's watermark, 2c with minute nick at top right. Each value with very large margins all around and in choice condition. THE UNIQUE SET that has not surfaced on the marketplace since it was last sold in 2006 at the famous Baillie sale. A cornerstone set befitting a gold-medal collection, Very Fine

Provenance: Bill Simpson, Part II, May 1996; Lot 278
Harry Lussey, R. Lee Auction No. 94, May 1999; Lot 3
Sir Gawaine Baillie, Part VII - B.N.A., May 2006; Lot 1646

Census: Only two other sets of die proofs are known, both of which are in trial colours, with the 2c in lake, 5c in blue and 8c in deep blue green. We have sold both of these sets in recent years - one offered in October 2015 (Lot 971-973; ex. Bill Simpson) combined as one lot, with pre-sale estimate of $30,000, realized $45,000 hammer. The second set was sold a year later (Lot 1226-1228; ex. Horace Harrison) combined as one lot, with pre-sale estimate of $40,000, realized $47,500 hammer.
Est. $40,000+
498
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA F2, F3,Plate proof singles on india paper with ample margins and brilliant fresh colours, the 8c is quite scarce, VF
Cat. $3,500
499
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA J11,Die Proof, stamp size and printed in issued colour on thick white surfaced enamel paper on very thick card 145 x 143mm, characteristics for all BABN die proofs produced during 1930-1934, glassine interleave, showing double oval British Am. Bank Note Co. Ltd. APR 19 1934 Ottawa, Ont datestamp in violet on back, very few exist, VF
Est. $750+
500
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA OX1,An impressive right margin mint pair displaying full BABN imprint, deep rich colour on fresh paper with nice centering for this very difficult DLO stamp, hinged in the selvedge and small hinge on top stamp, lower stamp pristine NEVER HINGED gum. A rare plate imprint multiple, VF (Cat. as two singles) 2022 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $4,500
501
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA OX2a,A choice imperforate pair with sheet margin at right, deep radiant colour on distinctive thick bluish wove paper and ungummed as issued. Very scarce, only one sheet (25 pairs) was printed. One of the key imperforate issues of Canada, VF NH
Cat. $6,500
502
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA OX4,A superb Large Die Proof printed in brown black, issued colour, on india paper 82 x 67mm, die sunk on large card 202 x 125mm with "INDEX COPY" handstamped in green, die number "210-F" above design. A superb and extremely rare die proof - in fact the Glen Lundeen BNA proof website reports only one known, XF
Est. $3,000+
503
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1891 (November) Two cent yellow green UPU card, with "New York le 14 Novembre 1891" dateline, posted at Le Havre with 15c blue Sage (Scott 92) tied by Le Havre NOV 22 CDS, additional postmarks on 2c indicia to Naples, Italy with Napoli 11-91 datestamp. Minor ageing and corner crease to card but a most unusual Foreign usage of the Canada 2c UPU card forwarded without penalty (Webb P4)
Est. $300+
504
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA Revenues FU1-FU13,The complete set of thirteen Large Die Proofs in issued colours on india paper sunk on full-size cards 228 x 153mm; a few minor card bends, overall in choice condition with bright fresh colours, all except the 46c show the die number above design. A very rare set, VF
Est. $3,500+
505
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA Revenues FWM60-FWM71,The complete set of twelve Large Die Proofs printed in black, colour of issue, on india paper, die sunk on full-size cards 228 x 152mm; each with individual die number above design, 50c in vertical format as always, minor edge flaws (could easily be trimmed off), otherwise in pristine condition, VF
Est. $7,500+
506
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA Revenues QU1-QU3,The set of three Large Die Proofs in issued colours on india paper, die sunk on large cards 228 x 153mm; die number above design, peripheral flaws to edge of cards could easily be trimmed off, F-VF; a rare trio
Est. $750+
507
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA Revenues SL72a,Mint example displaying the Double Print error; a great rarity as a mere 8 examples have been recorded, according to K. Bileski (his notes enclosed) and Van Dam, VF NH
Cat. $1,250
508
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA Revenues Yukon Territory YL1/YL5,Four different Plate 1 imprint blocks of four, each with diagonal SPECIMEN handstamps in red applied by the American Bank Note Company; some split perfs mostly in the margin, strengthened by hinge, more pronounced on the 25c and $1 blocks with couple stamps hinged, otherwise never hinged. Quite likely the only set of SPECIMEN plate blocks, F-VF

This type of SPECIMEN (33.5 x 5mm) handstamp in red is only found on the 10c, 25c, $1 & $2. It has not been reported on the 50c and $3.
Est. $500+
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL)
1001
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FB7, FB7a,An attractive, fresh mint block, nicely centered and showing the very elusive "SFVEN" variety (Pos. 91), lower pair with the variety is NH, VF
Cat. $1,425
1002
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FB17a,A nicely centered unused block imperforate horizontally in error, brilliant fresh and VF (Van Dam cat. $1,950 as mint)

Est. $500+
1003
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FB27,ABNC Trade Sample proofs - the only revenue on the ABNC Sample sheet. Printed on horizontal wove paper, four are engraved in dark greyish violet, bright yellow green on greenish paper, pale orange vermilion and pink rose; the fifth is lithographed in brown lilac. Remarkably, all are in sound condition, very unusual for these fragile proofs, VF-XF
Est. $1,000+
1004
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FB27,ABNC Trade Sample, a superb corner margin proof lithographed in deep brown lilac on white horizontal wove paper, a rare and desirable bold coloured proof, XF
Est. $300+
1005
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FB18-FB36,A magnificent complete set of seventeen "Goodall" Die Proofs in sepia on india paper sunk on individual cards, most show the die number and ABNC imprint, $2 & $3 without central vignette, an extremely rare intact set, VF

Provenance: Philip Little, Sissons Sale 335, February 1974; Lot 665
Ed Zaluski (private sale)

In 1878 both National and Continental Bank Note were amalgamated with ABNC with A.C. Goodall as president. Shortly after, ABNC produced approximately five sets for their dies in five different colours (nomenclature for shades varies somewhat depending on author and issue) - in sepia, vermilion, grey black, greenish blue and bluish green. Most were dispersed as gifts to friends and allies of Mr. Goodall.

A FABULOUS SET OF "GOODALL" DIE PROOFS OF THE SECOND BILL ISSUE.
Est. $10,000+
1006
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FB40a,A fresh, sound used single on Bothwell paper showing large portion of watermark "M" of "CLUTHA MILLS", initialed and dated "11/17/68", scarce, Fine
Cat. $400
1007
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FB52a,An impressive BABN plate imprint imperforate block of twelve, bicoloured cross guideline at top; in issued colours on ungummed wove paper. A wonderful showpiece, VF
Est. $750+
1008
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FB53a,A remarkable used example of the INVERTED CENTRE, in flawless condition with intact perforations, deep rich colours on immaculate fresh paper and light, ideally struck double oval Roberts Smith & Co. Quebec FEB 4 1876 datestamp in blue. One of the rarities of Canadian Federal Revenues, especially in sound condition. Fine
Cat. $12,500
1009
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC1-FSC6,An extraordinary set of all six Engraved Die Proofs in blue, the issued colour, on thin wove paper, the 20c & $5 showing large portion of papermaker's watermark along left and right sides respectively. All are in immaculate condition with fresh colours. A wonderful opportunity to acquire what we believe to be THE ONLY KNOWN SET OF DIE PROOFS OF THE 1876 YOUNG QUEEN SERIES. Extremely Fine
Est. $6,000+
1010
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC6,A spectacular Large Engraved Die Proof printed in black on india paper 60 x 114mm, die sunk on large card 120 x 162mm; negligible foxing to card only, exceedingly rare, VF
Est. $1,500+
1011
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC2, 3, 6,Three different Trial Colour Engraved Die Proofs, printed in black on india paper; 20c with couple light corner creases, 25c with india paper fault, $5 sound. Each proof is a rarity in its own right, VF
Est. $1,500+
1012
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC1-FSC6,A spectacular range of engraved trial colour proofs which took many years of diligent searching to assemble; all stamp size on india paper, the odd minor india flaw to be expected, otherwise VF

Seventeen different are represented: Indigo - 10c to $5 set; Red - $5; Yellow Green - 20c & $1; Dark Green - $5; Lilac - 10c, 20c (2), 50c, $1, $5; Claret - $1; and Vermilion - $5.

Each item is quite a rarity and although Zaluski classifies them as plate proofs, we believe them to be die proofs. Plate proofs (printed in sheets of 40) would be more frequently seen.
Est. $5,000+
1013
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC1-FSC6,A beautiful and mint set of six unfinished specimen stamps - without serial number; trivial perf flaw on $5, otherwise all are choice and well centered with full or large part characteristic dull streaky original gum. A very scarce and challenging set to assemble, VF OG / LH; the 10c is perf 12, other values are perf 12x11¾.
Est. $750+
1014
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC2,A remarkable strip of four on white wove paper with serial numbers "13197-13200" - the last four stamps from the last sheet printed, minor split perfs between first and second stamp, single-punch cancel on each. A desirable multiple, F-VF
Cat. $340+
1015
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC2,An unusually select, bright, fresh used block of four with serial numbers "12387 / 12396" on white wove paper, each with single-punch cancel, attractive and VF
Cat. $340+
1016
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) A superb, exceedingly rare Large Engraved Die Essay in slate blue, printed on india paper 72 x 112mm, die sunk on large card 131 x 206mm, "Canada-F-91" above design, handstamped "INDEX COPY" in green. A fabulous proof in all respects, believed to be UNIQUE and rightfully described by Kasimir Bileski "a magnificent item", XF
Est. $2,500+
1017
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) Three Engraved Die Essays printed in black on white surfaced thick wove paper, stamp size and capturing die number at top. These are the only denominations for which a Die was prepared that were never issued. A very rare set, F-VF
Est. $2,000+
1018
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) Three Engraved Die Essays on india paper, first two values in bottle green with large margins and capturing individual die number at top; 50c stamp size in grey brown. These are the denominations for which a Die was prepared that were never issued. A very rare set, VF
Est. $2,000+
1019
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC7, 8, 9,Engraved Die Proofs in black on white surfaced thick wove paper, each stamp size and capturing die number at top. From the 1897 series portraying the Widow Queen Victoria, the three issued denominations. A very rare set, VF
Est. $1,500+
1020
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC9,Engraved Trial Colour Die Proof in bottle green on india paper, fresh with ample even margins all around, a rare and desirable proof of this high value denomination, VF
Est. $600+
1021
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC13/FSC17,American Bank Note Co. engraved Die Essays & Die Proofs in black on india paper, the issued 10c, 25c and $1 and unissued 20c and $5. All stamp size, ample to very large margins affixed to individual cards 65-70 x 160mm, each with black ink engraver's initials, archival (perhaps die) number and check mark at top right. A very rare group and must-have for a specialized collection of Supreme Courts, VF
Est. $3,500+
1022
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC13,A well centered, choice mint example of this elusive stamp, serial number "0039124", especially desirable with superior centering and full original gum, NEVER HINGED. The first NH example we recall offering of this key Supreme Court stamp, VF NH
Cat. $7,000
1023
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC13,A well centered used example with serial number "0037403" in blue, remarkably fresh on bright white wove paper, single light punch cancel at centre. Much nicer than we are accustomed to seeing, VF
Cat. $1,000
1024
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC13,Legal envelope with enclosure with statement of E. Archer Turner, inventor, testifying in the Exchequer Court case of the Standard Stoker Company, filed SEP 29 1930, docketing manuscript and signed. Three overlapping singles of the very elusive 10c blue KGV perf 12 punch cancelled and affixed to envelope - unusual as it was customary to have Supreme Court stamps affixed to pertinent documents. A stunning multiple usage of a key Supreme Court stamp, VF (Cat. $3,000 as used singles)
Est. $2,000+
1025
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC19,Corner margin mint single, dark blue surcharge with horizontal bars, an exceedingly rare unfinished stamp without the serial number, printed in a distinctive rich shade of blue. Remarkably fresh and in pristine condition, hinged in top margin only, VF NH

Provenance: Wilmer C. Rockett Part II, December 1999; Lot 136

AN EXCEPTIONAL SUPREME COURT STAMP; ACCORDING TO VAN DAM'S DESCRIPTION, THE ONLY EXAMPLE HE HAS SEEN.
Est. $2,500+
1026
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC19,A well centered used example with royal blue surcharge, horizontal bars at top and at foot, serial number "387965", punch cancels, bright fresh and VF; only 1,040 examples received this surcharged
Cat. $2,000
1027
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC20,A superb mint example with royal blue surcharge with vertical bars, serial number "477752", radiant fresh colour, precise centering and pristine original gum, XF NH
Cat. $625+
1028
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC20a,A well centered example with surcharge and vertical bars in black, serial number "525739" affixed to very clean two-page Supreme Court of Canada letterhead "Judgment" document dated May 8, 1970 with red ribbon and embossed red seal. A very attractive and rare usage of this high value revenue on document, VF (Cat. $1,100 for a used single)
Est. $750+
1029
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) An outstanding Engraved Die Essay printed in slate blue on thick white glazed surfaced paper, superimposed central vignette of King George VI onto $1 KGV Supreme Court, no serial number, stamp size and mounted on BABN very thick card 127 x 168mm, signed by engraver, dated "Jany 17 / 37" and annotated "Interim proof final to come later" at foot; British American Bank Note Co. AUG 17 1937 Ottawa archival boxed datestamp on reverse. An absolutely superb showpiece and a striking die essay of this unissued denomination, XF and possibly a one-of-a-kind item.

Provenance: Wilmer C. Rockett Part II, December 1999; Lot 158

This One dollar die essay is not listed in the comprehensive Zaluski handbook, which states: "A new $1.00 plate was not prepared because the second George V $1.00 plate (which produced CAL19 and which was not yet two years old) remained perfectly adequate and continued to be used to produce one-dollar stamps."
Est. $2,500+
1030
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC21,A pristine fresh mint example, unfinished specimen without serial number, characteristic shade & yellow gum of an early printing, very scarce, VF NH
Est. $350+
1031
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC23a,A well centered used example, serial number "01848", silver and blue surcharge, the silver ink doubled, a scarce and attractive variety, VF
Cat. $500
1032
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC26,A remarkably fresh, choice mint example, unfinished specimen without serial number, characteristic early printing shade & yellow gum, very scarce, VF NH
Est. $350+
1033
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC27,An extraordinary used pair of this noteworthy Canadian revenue rarity, serial numbers "13969, 13970", with gorgeous colour on pristine fresh paper, characteristic two coloured overprints found on all known examples - one "IN PRIZE" in purple and one in red, customary punch cancels; pencil signed by K. Bileski on reverse, VF.

It has been documented that 80 examples (two sheets) were overprinted "IN PRIZE" - serial numbers "13921 to 14000". About 17 examples have been accounted for - all used off or on document.

ONE OF ONLY THREE KNOWN PAIRS OF THE TWENTY-FIVE CENT YOUNG QUEEN "IN PRIZE", TWO OF THESE PAIRS ON RESPECTIVE DOCUMENT. HIGHLY DESIRABLE AND WITHOUT QUESTION, ONE OF THE GREAT HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS COLLECTION.
Cat. $25,000
1034
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC27,A marvelous used example of this rarity, serial number "13979", well centered with fabulous colour on pristine fresh paper, characteristic two coloured overprint is for this particular denomination - "IN PRIZE" in purple and in red, customary punch cancels; pencil signed by K. Bileski on reverse. A superb revenue stamp for the connoisseur, VF+

Provenance: Dr. Frank Morgan, Sissons Sale 253, October 1966; Lot 111

It has been documented that a maximum of 80 examples (two sheets) of the 25c Young Queen were overprinted "IN PRIZE" - much less survive today; no mint examples are reported.
Cat. $12,500
1035
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC28,An important mint example of this great rarity, overprinted "IN PRIZE" in red, serial number "10118", post office fresh with sharp impression and full original gum. Overall quality is superior to the mint single that once graced Ed Richardson and Harry Lussey collections. A very rare and highly sought-after revenue stamp, Fine hinged

Expertization: letter dated December 1999 from E.S.J. Van Dam guaranteeing its authenticity.

Provenance: Wilmer C. Rockett, Eastern Auctions, November 2007; Lot 994 where it last sold for $9,000 hammer.

A RARE AND DESIRABLE MINT SINGLE OF THE FIFTY CENT "IN PRIZE". ONLY ABOUT TWELVE EXIST, ALL MINT.
Cat. $12,000+
1036
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC28,An immaculate fresh mint example of one of Canada's rarest revenue stamps, overprinted "IN PRIZE" in red with serial "10111" number, intact perforations all around, deep rich colour on fresh paper, unusually full, clean original gum. A wonderful stamp especially desirable in such a superior state of preservation, Fine hinged

It has been documented that a mere 40 examples (one sheet) were overprinted "IN PRIZE" - with serial numbers from "10081" to "10120".
Cat. $12,000+
1037
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC29,A spectacular mint block of ten overprinted "IN PRIZE" with the highest known serial numbers "051146 / 051160" among the 10 sheets of 40 printed; a couple with minor staining and corner crease on one, nevertheless quite well centered with full original gum, NEVER HINGED. Perhaps the largest surviving IN PRIZE multiple extant; each pencil signed K. Bileski on reverse, VF (Van Dam cat. $19,000+ as singles)

A STUNNING LARGE MULTIPLE OF THE SOUGHT-AFTER "IN PRIZE" SERIES. A GLORIOUS SHOWPIECE.
Est. $7,500+
1038
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC29a,A mint single with serial number "040169", displaying two coloured "IN PRIZE" overprints in red and in purple, rich colour on fresh paper with full original gum, Fine LH

Of the 80 printed (two sheets) with both overprints, only 16 singles (some are used) have been accounted for in the most recent census by Ed Zaluski.
Cat. $3,000
1039
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC29a,A well centered mint single with deep colour, serial number "040175" and displaying two coloured "IN PRIZE" overprints in red and in purple, full OG with negligible thin specks, VF; of the 80 printed (two sheets) only 16 singles have been accounted for in the most recent Zaluski census.
Cat. $3,000
1040
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC29b,A fresh mint example of this exceedingly rare revenue, serial number "045043", displaying a DOUBLE RED OVERPRINT error, possessing deep rich colour on fresh paper with full original gum, Fine LH; ex. Ed Richardsom (March 1981; Lot 800)

ONE OF ONLY FOUR MINT EXAMPLES OF THE 10 CENT WIDOW QUEEN WITH DOUBLE RED "IN PRIZE" OVERPRINT.
Cat. $3,000+
1041
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC30,A well centered mint pair, serial numbers "037964, 037965", each with overprint in red, right stamp with vertical creasing, a very scarce IN PRIZE multiple, VF OG (cat. value for a single)
Cat. $950+
1042
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC30,A nice mint single with serial number "037920", "IN PRIZE" overprint in red, brilliant and fresh with full original gum, F-VF LH
Cat. $950
1043
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC30b,A bright, fresh mint example with serial number "025813", displaying two coloured "IN PRIZE" overprints in red and in purple, in choice condition with full OG showing only a trace of hinging, Fine VLH

Of the 120 printed (three sheets), just 12 singles and one pair (a few are likely used) have been accounted for in the most recent Zaluski census.
Cat. $3,000
1044
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC31,An unused example with deep colour on pristine paper, serial number "000567" and "IN PRIZE" overprint in red. Of the 440 (eleven sheets) printed and overprinted "IN PRIZE" only about a quarter have been accounted for, many of which are used, Fine
Cat. $1,250
1045
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC27, 29a, 30b,"Writ of Summons" document with Exchequer Court IN PRIZE handstamp and manuscript "30/6/16", bearing an exceptional franking of a single 25c blue Young Queen (serial number "13973"), horizontal pair of 10c Widow Queen ("040225" and "040226") and horizontal pair of $1 Widow Queen ("025786" and "025787"). ALL FIVE STAMPS WITH DOUBLE "IN PRIZE" OVERPRINTS IN RED AND IN PURPLE. Document reads "This Writ was served by me by posting the original writ to the mainmast (this document) of the "Leonor" and subsequently replacing the original writ with a true copy thereof annexed to the mainmast on Friday the 30th day of June 1916." An outstanding item in all respects; stamps in choice condition, attractively cancelled by single-punch and ideally placed on document away from the folds, VF (Cat. $24,500 for stamps alone)

Provenance: Philip Little, Sissons Sale 335, February 1974; Lot 732

Census: Only one other "IN PRIZE" similar franking exists - ex. Harry Lussey (Part I, October 30, 1998), the 25c is overlapping the document and creased.

One of the two most spectacular "IN PRIZE" frankings; the key 25c Young Queen "IN PRIZE" is exceedingly rare on document and is in flawless condition.
Est. $15,000+
1046
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC27, 30b,Two singles (serial numbers "13971" and "025795") with DOUBLE OVERPRINT "IN PRIZE" IN RED AND IN PURPLE, former with light usage fold and $1 with flaw at foot, both ideally cancelled by single-punch and tied to "The Leonor" document with Exchequer Court IN PRIZE handstamp at left and manuscript "Filed 29/7/16". A very rare Young Queen "IN PRIZE" document, VF (Cat. $15,500 is for stamps alone)

Provenance: Wilmer C. Rockett, Part II, December 1999; Lot 164 - pictured on the back cover
Philip Little, Sissons, Sale 335, February 1974; Lot 730

The document reads: "I, Robert Sangster.... deputy Marshal... did on the 30th day of June 1916, serve the Writ herein by posting the original Writ to the main mast of the said Leonor and subsequently replacing the original Writ with a true copy thereof annexed to the main mast of the Leonor in accordance with the manner and form prescribed by the rules of this court".
Est. $7,500+
1047
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC29, 30,An impressive franking consisting of three examples of 10c dark blue, serial numbers "046578", "046579" and "046580" and a single $1 blue ("033064"), all handstamped "IN PRIZE" in red at top; three 10c stamps with light usage folds, the $1 is sound. All quite well centered and affixed uncancelled to first page of "The Leonor" four-page Affidavit of A.P. Luxton document detailing the case against the ship "Leonor", handstamped Exchequer Court IN PRIZE along with manuscript "1 November 16" and initialed. A very rare and most unusual "IN PRIZE" document - very few are franked with the 10 cent Widow Queen "IN PRIZE", F-VF (Cat. $3,800 is for stamps alone)
Est. $1,500+
1048
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC30, 31,Two singles handstamped "IN PRIZE" in red, serial numbers "033073" and "000435", latter with small flaws; both affixed uncancelled on obverse of "The Leonor" three-page Affidavit of Frederick Norris document, which details the contents of the cargo on board, handstamped Exchequer Court IN PRIZE with manuscript "Filed in service on all parties concerned 12/8/16". A significant and very attractive document, VF (Cat. value for stamps)
Cat. $2,200+
1049
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC30, 31,Two singles handstamped "IN PRIZE" in red, serial numbers "033072" and "000437", small flaws and affixed uncancelled to first page of "The Leonor" three-page Affidavit of Frederick Norris document which details post-inspection process of the cargo on board the "Schooner Leonor", handstamped Exchequer Court IN PRIZE along with manuscript "12/10/16" date, F-VF (Cat. value for stamps)
Cat. $2,200+
1050
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC30, 31,Two singles handstamped "IN PRIZE" in red, serial numbers "033062" and "000433", both in choice condition, quite well centered and affixed uncancelled to first page of "The Leonor" three-page Affidavit of "A.P. Luxton" document, which details steps taken for the case, handstamped Exchequer Court IN PRIZE with manuscript "17/10/16" and initialed "O.B." (Oswald Barton), a significant and very attractive document, VF (Cat. value for stamps)
Cat. $2,200+
1051
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC30, 31,Two singles handstamped "IN PRIZE" in red, serial numbers "033074" and "000448", quite well centered and ideally punch cancelled on front page of "The Leonor" Chamber Summons document, discussing why an order should not be made for the removal of the ship to some dock or ways to be cleaned and painted and have carried out thereon any necessary repairs, and thereafter why she should be not moored at some convenient place to be approved of by the Marshal. Exchequer Court In Prize boxed in manuscript (most unusual as such) along with manuscript "Issued 31/10/16 O.B. Reg" by Oswald Barton. Edge flaws to the 25c due to placement on document. An attractive and important document, VF (Cat. value for stamps). Enclosed are K. Bileski's background notes.
Cat. $2,200+
1052
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC30, 31,Two singles handstamped "IN PRIZE" in red, serial numbers "033570" and "000526", both quite well centered with brilliant fresh colour, unusually cancelled and tied by Exchequer Court IN PRIZE handstamp in blue to second page of "The Leonor" three-page Claim document giving full details about capture by the "Rainbow", its content and ownership of the ship. Additional handstamp Exchequer Court IN PRIZE and manuscript "Filed 14/11/16", initialed "O.B." (Oswald Barton). A significant and important historical document, VF (Cat. value for stamps). Also includes "Minutes of Filing" document which accompanied the Claim.
Cat. $2,200+
1053
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC30c, 31,Two singles, ideally placed side-by-side, serial numbers "025781" and "000500" with 25c KGV "IN PRIZE" handstamp in red, used with $1 Widow Queen with DOUBLE OVERPRINT - one in purple and ONE IN RED INVERTED - the latter UNIQUE and the basis for the new listing (illustrated in Van Dam catalogue), both punch cancelled at foot with blue crayon cancel, on bottom of first page of "The Leonor" two-page Order, details on what to do with cargo, handstamped Exchequer Court IN PRIZE with manuscript "15 Nov 1916" and initialed. Both stamps just touching file fold at top. THE ONLY KNOWN EXAMPLE OF AN INVERTED "IN PRIZE" $1 Widow Queen, F-VF (Cat. value for stamps)
Cat. $5,250+
1054
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC30, 31,Two singles handstamped "IN PRIZE" in red, placed side-by-side, serial numbers "033593" and "000617", both in fresh, sound condition, affixed uncancelled to "The Leonor" one-page document titled "Marshal's Certificate of Discharging and Inventorying Cargo", handstamped Exchequer Court IN PRIZE along with manuscript "Filed 29th Dec 1916", initialed "O.B." (Oswald Barton) and signed by Marshal in Prize, VF (Cat. value for stamps)
Cat. $2,200+
1055
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC30b, 31a,Two singles, serial numbers "025792" and "000559", former with DOUBLE OVERPRINT "IN PRIZE" IN RED AND IN PURPLE, the latter being the exceedingly rare DOUBLE OVERPRINT in red; both are in brilliant, fresh and choice condition, affixed uncancelled on first page of "The Leonor" two-page Affidavit of A.P. Luxton, handstamped Exchequer Court IN PRIZE with manuscript "Filed 3rd Jan 1917", initialed "O.B." (Oswald Barton). A highly desirable document in an excellent state of preservation, franked with what is believed to be the ONLY KNOWN EXAMPLE OF THE 25 CENT KGV DOUBLE "IN PRIZE" OVERPRINT either on or off document, VF (Cat. value for stamps) Also includes "Minutes of Filing" document which accompanied the Affidavit.
Cat. $6,000+
1056
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC30, 31,Two singles handstamped "IN PRIZE" in red, serial numbers "033575" and "000646", both with corner flaw, affixed uncancelled to first page of "The Leonor" two-page Consent document, handstamped Exchequer Court IN PRIZE with manuscript "10th July 1917", signed Edmund Leslie Newcombe, Deputy Minister of Justice Canada, Fine (Cat. value for stamps $2,200)
Est. $1,000+
1057
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC8, 15,Two regular Supreme Court singles used instead of "IN PRIZE" overprints, punch cancelled to "The Leonor" three-page Order For Sale of Cargo document, Exchequer Court IN PRIZE handstamp at top with manuscript "Filed 29th Aug 1917" and initialed "O.B." (Oswald Barton), light fold on 25c, otherwise F-VF
Est. $500+
1058
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC31,A nicely centered example handstamped "IN PRIZE" in red, serial number "000608", sealed tear in left margin, affixed uncancelled to "The Leonor" Affidavit of A.P. Luxton document, Exchequer Court IN PRIZE handstamp on obverse along with manuscript "Filed by way of service 29/7/16". A rare single 25c "IN PRIZE" usage on document, VF (Cat. value for the stamp)
Cat. $1,250
1059
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC31,A superb and very rarely seen multiple franking with single and pair of 25c KGV, serial numbers "000496" to "000498" with "IN PRIZE" overprints in red, all in selected condition with brilliant fresh colours, nicely centered and sound, cancelled by blue crayon lines on first page of "The Leonor" two-page Chamber Summons, handstamped Exchequer Court IN PRIZE along with manuscript "13 Nov 1916" and initialed. A very rare franking, especially desirable in such an excellent state of preservation, VF (Cat. value for stamps)
Cat. $3,750+
1060
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC31,An extraordinary multiple franking of the 25c KGV "IN PRIZE" overprint in red - horizontal pair and strip of three, serial numbers "000589-000590" for the pair and "000598-000600" for the strip; marginal sealed tear on one, all remarkably fresh and devoid of the usual flaws and folds seen on these large size revenues, each ideally cancelled by single-punch on first page of "The Leonor" two-page "Consent of E.L. Newcombe" document, releasing part of the cargo to Governor of Sonora State, Mexico, handstamped Exchequer Court IN PRIZE with manuscript "Filed 26th Nov 1917", initialed "O.B. (Oswald Barton). A spectacular and exceedingly rare "IN PRIZE" franking and a glorious showpiece, VF (Cat. value for stamps)
Cat. $6,250+
1061
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC30, 31,Two singles "IN PRIZE" in red, serial numbers "033176" and "000580"; both affixed uncancelled and unpunched to "The Oregon" document, Exchequer Court IN PRIZE handstamp at top and manuscript "Filed 16/3/17". A beautiful document in an excellent state of preservation, VF (Cat. value is for stamps only)
Cat. $2,200+
1062
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC30b, 31,Two singles handstamped "IN PRIZE" in red, former with DOUBLE OVERPRINT (one in red and one in purple), serial numbers "025784" and "000633"; both affixed uncancelled and unpunched to "The Oregon" document, Exchequer Court IN PRIZE handstamp at top with manuscript "Filed 20th June 1917". An exceptional "IN PRIZE" document in an excellent state of preservation, VF (Cat. value for two stamps)
Cat. $4,250+
1063
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC30, 31,Two singles handstamped "IN PRIZE" in red, serial numbers "033581" and "000606"; both affixed uncancelled to a very scarce "The Oregon" document with Exchequer Court IN PRIZE handstamp at top, both fault-free and F-VF (Cat. value for two stamps)
Cat. $2,200+
1064
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC8, 15,Two regular Supreme Court singles used instead of "IN PRIZE" overprints, on "The Oregon" document, Exchequer Court IN PRIZE handstamp at top and manuscript "Filed 20th June 1917", light horizontal fold on 25c, F-VF
Est. $750+
1065
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC8, 15,Two regular Supreme Court singles used instead of "IN PRIZE" overprints (the supply of which was likely exhausted by that time); punch cancelled to "The Oregon" document, Exchequer Court IN PRIZE handstamp and manuscript "Filed 10th July 1917", light fold on 25c, otherwise F-VF
Est. $750+
1066
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC8, 15,Two regular Supreme Court singles (serial numbers "041303" and "002116") used instead of "IN PRIZE" overprints; punch cancelled to "The Oregon" document, Exchequer Court IN PRIZE handstamp with manuscript "Filed 4th March 1920", light horizontal fold on 25c, otherwise F-VF

Interestingly enough, both serial numbers "041303" and "002116" are reported on Zaluski's identified sheets (which list the complete range of serial numbers that were overprinted). Technically speaking, as both stamps did not receive the overprint, they can be described as provisional IN PRIZE usages on document.
Est. $750+
1067
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FSC30, 31,The least known (and by far the rarest) of the three Exchequer Court of Canada In Prize cases, a document piece bearing single $1 Widow Queen & 25c KGV with "IN PRIZE" overprints in red, serial numbers "037941" and "001592" respectively, punch cancelled, the latter tied by double oval Victoria Registry datestamp, "re-attached" to photocopy of original "The Weser" document cancelled Dec 9 1940. In Prize revenue stamps reappeared into service after two decades.

A historically significant Canadian Revenue item, a highlight piece to anyone's collection or exhibit.

On September 25, 1940, the German ship Weser was captured in international waters near the port of Manzanillo, Mexico, by his Majesty's Canadian Ship Prince Robert. Returning to Esquimalt, B.C., a Prize Court action commenced to legalize the confiscation of the ship and its contents. The final court degree transferred the Weser to the Canadian Government. It was recommissioned into service under the name "Vancouver Island", making several trans-Atlantic crossings before being torpedoed by a German U-boat during WWII.

Also enclosed are photocopies of all 17 Weser documents (residing in archives). No full Weser documents are known in private hands.

Census: Only one other piece with similar franking is known to exist from the Weser case; ex. Harry Lussey, Part One, September 1998; Lot 175
Est. $2,000+
1068
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FWT19/FWT25,A spectacular lot of five different Engraved Die Essays and Die Proofs, printed in black (colour of issue) on india paper sunk on large cards. All display King George V Portrait Sideways - the 5c and 20c as the issued Wine Strips (FWT24, 25), whereas the 10c, 13c & 50c Die Essays were never issued in this format. The 5c, 10c & 20c with INDEX CARD handstamp in green. Minor card fault at foot of the 5c essay, otherwise all in choice condition, VF; a one-of-a-kind lot which first made its first appearance at the famous 1990 American Bank Note Co. auction.
Est. $3,500+
1069
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FWT19-FWT23,The set of five unused strips, ungummed as issued, each with cursive "Sample" handstamp in purple. The only such "specimen" Wine Strip set we recall seeing, VF
Est. $350+
1070
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FX27g +k,A striking mint block of four with Ottawa No A1 plate imprint, "14 Cents" red surcharge dramatically shifted, showing at top of each stamp as well as in lower margin, VF LH and most appealing. The FX27k is currently listed in Van Dam but still unpriced.
Est. $200+
1071
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FX51,An exceptional used single of this rare revenue stamp, customary pre-printed cancellation, unusually choice and without question one of the finest of the mere five known examples (all are used), VF+

Expertization: 2010 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: Wilmer C. Rockett collection, Part II, December 1999; Lot 283

ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER AND GREATEST RARITIES OF CANADIAN FEDERAL REVENUES, MISSING FROM EVEN THE MOST ADVANCED COLLECTIONS.
Cat. $5,500+
1072
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FX64 variety,Corner margin mint block of eight displaying a dramatic, remarkably wide pre-print paper fold running across the lower row, additional narrow pre-print crease above. F-VF OG; a wonderful, exhibit-worthy item.
Est. $400+
1073
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FX100a,A superb imperforate pair, ungummed as issued with sheet margin at foot, scarce, XF
Cat. $700
1074
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FX112,Precancelled "57 / 6-10D" and "5" inverted surcharge in black by Imperial Tobacco Company with permission from the government. Rare, F-VF, not often seen especially in such nice condition.
Cat. $650
1075
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FWS1,Sixteen examples affixed to 1919 Dominion du Canada Carte d'économie (Thrift card in French), uncancelled as customary, negligible wrinkles to card, rarely seen, F-VF
Est. $750+
1076
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FWS2,A selected, fresh mint example with natural straight edge on two sides, rich colour on fresh paper with full original gum, F-VF NH and very scarce thus
Cat. $4,000
1077
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FWS2,Used single with straight edge at top, tied by ideal Toronto (Station E) FE 5 19 CDS postmark to piece of Dominion of Canada War Savings Certificate, F-VF
Cat. $1,500
1078
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FWS2,Three choice, nicely centered examples with natural straight edge at top tied by Westport, Ont, duplex datestamps to Dominion of Canada War Savings Certificate; evenly aged covers, one stamp with staple holes, otherwise in a good state of preservation, very seldom seen thus, VF (Cat. $4,500 for three used singles)
Est. $2,000+
1079
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FWS3,A well centered mint example of this rarity, part original gum with disturbance, nevertheless very few exist in any condition, most are noticeably off-center or have defects. One of the finest examples available to collectors, VF OG; 2014 Greene Foundation cert.

An interesting point on rarity - the existence of the $5 French Inscriptions was reported long before the 25c. Ed Richardson (circa. 1963) wrote in his regular column "The Hollow Tree" in Popular Stamps that: "a single copy of the 25c in very poor condition has turned up in Montreal... How come it took 45 years to bring to light this stamp? Surely it is one of the great rarities in Canadian revenues."
Cat. $6,500
1080
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FWS3,A rare mint single displaying normal centering for the issue, fresh colour with large part original gum, small thin at top left and trivial natural gum skip. Very few exist, Fine OG
Cat. $6,500
1081
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FWS6b,An intact booklet containing all five booklet panes of eight, glassine interleave at end, well centered and fresh, scarce, VF NH
Cat. $2,475
1082
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FWS7-FWS14,The complete set of eight Large Engraved Die Proofs in rose carmine, colour of issue, all on india paper approx 88 x 71mm on full-size cards 227 x 152mm, each displaying die number "XG 728" to "XG 735"; sealed tear to outer card of 25c Tank, a beautiful and rarely offered set of Die Proofs, VF
Est. $4,000+
1083
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) Appealing and highly unusual lot of 13 different photographic essays and proofs, showing various designs, some are only the central vignette while others complete with denominations. Also includes seven duplicates, many with "O926" pencil notation on front or back. A rare assembly and would be an ideal addition to an exhibit, VF
Est. $1,000+
1084
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FWS15b,Complete booklet with four-line English and four-line French inscriptions on front and back covers respectively, containing all five se-tenant booklet panes of eight; crease along staple line on front cover, panes are fresh, F-VF NH; a scarce intact booklet.
Cat. $1,650
1085
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FCF1,A lower left plate block of six, brilliant fresh mint, a very scarce positional block of the key value, VF NH
Cat. $3,300
1086
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FCF1,A choice, well centered used single with Consular "Arms" cancellation; considerably scarcer than mint, VF
Cat. $450
1087
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FCF1-FCF5,The set of five in fresh mint corner margin blocks of four, all with full original gum, F-VF NH
Cat. $4,100
1088
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FCF4,Left-hand mint pane of 50, plate imprint at lower left, lightly folded twice horizontally along perfs, some split perfs in left margin, "50" accountancy mark at top. A rare intact mint pane, F-VF NH (Cat. $3,575 as singles)
Est. $500+
1089
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FPC1a,An unusually choice, well centered mint strip of four, intact sheet margin top, two stamps are NH, VF, very scarce. ex. "Chesapeake" collection (private sale)
Cat. $350+
1090
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FPC1a,A bright, fresh mint coil strip of five, two are NH, VF VLH
Cat. $350+
1091
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FPS7c,A well centered mint vertical pair imperforate between, lightly, evenly yellowed paper. A very rare error - believed to be one of only four known such pairs, VF LH
Cat. $2,000
1092
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FU14a,Mint single perforated on all four sides, overprinted "CANCELLED" and showing the very rare perforated 4-hole OHMS, full original gum showing the barest trace of hinging. In the last 20 years we have handled only two examples of this rarity, F-VF VLH; 2011 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $1,300+
1093
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FLS4a,Imperforate pane of two in choice condition, serial numbers in red, very scarce this nice, VF
Cat. $1,500
1094
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FLS6a,Imperforate pane of two in immaculate condition, serial numbers in red, ungummed as issued; a rare and desirable pane in premium quality, XF
Cat. $1,500+
1095
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FLS9,Upper left position mint block of four, a few split perfs at right, dull white Davac gum; very rare as a block, VF NH
Cat. $2,500
1096
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FLS9,Mint single with natural straight edge at top, dull white Davac gum, VF NH
Cat. $625
1097
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) FLS9 variety,Mint single with natural straight edge at foot, shows large portion of papermaker's watermark seal and "CANADA" lettering, unlisted in Van Dam and Zaluski, dull white Davac gum, VF NH (Cat. as normal)
Cat. $625+
1098
CANADA REVENUES (FEDERAL) The set of two in beautiful Large Die Proofs in black, colour of issue on india paper die sunk on large cards with intact flyleaf overlay, both signed by engraver and "O.K." dated Oct. 9 / 34 and Nov 16 / 34 respectively and showing CBN Engraving Dept backstamps. An impressive duo, VF and rare (Ryan Tobacco catalogue RN4-RN5; die proofs)
Est. $500+
CANADA REVENUES (PROVINCIAL)
1099
CANADA REVENUES (PROVINCIAL) AL11,The key revenue stamp, unused without gum, very rare, VF
Cat. $1,500+
1100
CANADA REVENUES (PROVINCIAL) AL11,A well centered example of this sought-after Law stamp, natural straight edge at top (Position 2) displaying the characteristic third background block broken at right, VF
Cat. $1,500
1101