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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND TRADE SAMPLE PROOFS
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND TRADE SAMPLE PROOFS Plate 1, Paper 9,Perkins Bacon Trade Sample Sheet (1929 - First State), engraved, printed in yellowish green 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 from 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", faint wrinkles mentioned for the record. A glorious showpiece, VF

A SPECTACULAR PERKINS BACON PROOF SHEET OF EXHIBITION CALIBER, VERY RARELY ENCOUNTERED UNSEVERED.
Est. $5,000+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND TRADE SAMPLE PROOFS Plate 1, Paper 6,(1919 - First Printing) Trade Sample Die Proofs printed in green on thick soft white wove paper (0.0075" thick). A very rare set with undefaced denominations and unscarred 4 pence. The complete set of nine including both dies of the 3p. A beautiful set of this first printing with bright sharp impressions, VF and desirable
Est. $3,000+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND TRADE SAMPLE PROOFS Plate 1A, Paper 9,(1929 - defaced state) Trade Sample Die Proofs printed in black on white diagonal mesh wove paper (0.004" to 0.0045" thick), the complete set of nine including both dies of 3p. An exceptional set, XF
Est. $2,500+
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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 including both dies of 3p. A remarkable set and in pristine condition, XF
Est. $2,500+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND TRADE SAMPLE PROOFS Plate 1A, Paper 10,(1929 - defaced state) Trade Sample Die Proofs printed in blue on the scarcer thick yellowish wove paper (0.006" to 0.007" thick), the complete set of nine including both dies of 3p. A remarkable set in pristine condition, XF
Est. $2,500+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND TRADE SAMPLE PROOFS Plate 6, Paper 13,(1929 - defaced) Trade Sample Proofs in black, carmine red, vermilion, blue green, brown and blue, all on stiff yellowish card (0.0085" to 0.0095" thick) with defacing marks in corners found only on this plate; also similar proof 1sh black on Paper 9 - thin white diagonal mesh wove paper (0.0045" thick). An impressive lot, VF-XF
Est. $1,500+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND TRADE SAMPLE PROOFS Plate X,(1902 circa.) Perkins Bacon trade sample proofs that look very similar to issued 1857 or 1860 issue stamps, on yellowish wove paper (0.0035" thick), each with large margins. A striking group, VF

Expertization: each with 2004 Greene Foundation certificate (stating Minuse & Pratt 5P/9P, posthumous proof)

The paper is a cross between the thick white wove paper of 1857 and the medium wove paper at times found on the 1860 issue. See Pratt "The Pence Issues of Newfoundland 1857-1866" handbook on page 102.
Est. $1,000+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND TRADE SAMPLE PROOFS The Herts Menu,(1906 - final defacement) Perkins Bacon trade sample proof, engraved, printed in bright green on very thin wove paper showing characteristic etched obliterating bar over "ONE SHILLING" at foot and defacing marks in top corner value tablets; noticeably scarcer than the other Herts menu sample proofs, VF
Est. $350+
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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 with black paper adherence on back from the actual menu, engraved and printed in red on white glazed surface cardboard (0.01" thick), complete diamond shaped sinkage area, most appealing, VF
Est. $350+
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 1-9,A magnificent complete set of original Perkins Bacon plate proofs in blocks of four; engraved and printed in black on thin card. Details of the set are as follows:

1p Top margin (120 printed); ex. Violet Vanderboom (February 1992; Lot 72)

2p Lower left corner margin, minor card thin and printer's pencil notation "Septr 15th / 56" in lower margin (20 printed); ex. Ben Goodfellow (March 1947; Lot 251), Robert H. Pratt (October 1986; Lot 25)

3p Exceptionally fresh (80 printed)

4p Lower left corner margin block of six, the largest known multiple (20 printed)

5p Upper right corner margin (40 printed)

6p Lower left corner margin, minor card thin at top left (20 printed)

6½p Upper left corner margin, card thin at top left (20 printed)

8p Lower left corner margin, minor card thin and printer's penciled notation "Septr 24th / 56" in lower margin (20 printed) ex. Sidney Harris (Part II, April 1970; Lot 52)

1sh Upper right corner margin; printer's penciled notation "Rose inks for 1250 sheets in all" in right margin (20 printed) ex. Dale-Lichtenstein (Sale 2, November 1968; Lot 572)

In addition, each block originated from the famous Dr. Chan Chin Cheung Newfoundland Collection sold at Christie's in September 1995; being lots 22 to 30.

Unitrade catalogue value totals $46,400 as single proofs only.

ALL OF THESE BLOCKS ORIGINATE FROM A UNIQUE SHEET PRINTED FOR EACH DENOMINATION. EXCEEDINGLY RARE IN BLOCKS. A LENGTHY SEARCH FOR COMPARABLES INDICATES THAT ONE OTHER SET MAY BE POSSIBLE, ASSUMING THAT THEY HAVE NOT SINCE BEEN CUT INTO PAIRS OR SINGLES AND THAT ONE HAS THE PATIENCE AND OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE THEM ONE AT A TIME.

Est. $25,000+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 2,A Perkins Bacon "Abnormal" proof (1929) in black on yellowish wove paper (0.0045" thick) and measuring 63 x 70mm with full die sinkage, inconsequential corner crease upper right, characteristic guidelines in corners, plate scratch below "O" of "TWO" and some construction lines outside design at left which are the determining traits of this very scarce die proof, VF

Provenance: Ralph Hart, May 1977; Lot 619

A similar proof is illustrated in Robert Pratt "The Pence Issues of Newfoundland 1857-1866" on page 41.
Est. $2,000+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 2i,A rare example of this sought-after classic stamp, ample margins and showing quite clearly the line through lower "2s" plate variety, trace of oxidation at top, ideal light grid cancellation; a challenging stamp, F-VF; 2012 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $9,000
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 3,Engraved Die Essay printed in black, stamp size (just along frame) on india paper, affixed to card. Displays the corrected lower left "3" (which is slanting in Die I) and other differences not present in the final die of the issued stamp including the lack of the outer delineation line surrounding the central vignette trefoil. A very rare initial die, not more than three exist according to R. Pratt, VF (Minuse & Pratt 3E-A)

Provenance: Robert H. Pratt Newfoundland Pence Issues, Harmers of London, October 1986; Lot 8

We would like to point out that no actual die proof of the final die is known in private hands.
Est. $2,500+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 4,A magnificent used example in flawless condition, just clear at top right to mostly oversized margins showing small portion of adjacent stamp at left, deep rich colour, sharp impression on pristine white paper and superb socked-on-nose barred grid cancellation. One of the most difficult stamps of Newfoundland to find in selected used condition, VF JUMBO; 1998 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $7,000
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES Sperati Reproduction 'B' (First State) die proof, pencil signed by him on front; BPA cachet with number on reverse, excellent reference.
Est. $350
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 8,A very rare Engraved Die Proof, printed in black on india paper 29 x 35mm, unusually choice with large even margins; displaying the characteristic traits such as extension of guidelines at the four corners, also extension of the oval design into the "HT P" of "EIGHT PENCE", etc. A beautiful original Perkins Bacon die proof, ideal for a serious collection, XF

Provenance: Sir Gawaine Baillie, Sale VII - British North America, Sotheby's, May 2006; Lot 285
Est. $4,000+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 8,A brilliant fresh mint sheet of twenty stamps, crease at lower right corner ending in a tear just touching stamp, tiny thin on position 4; nevertheless a beautiful sheet with nine stamps NEVER HINGED. Very few sheets remain intact, VF (Unitrade $19,000)

Provenance: Robert H. Pratt, Harmers of London, October 1986, Lot 94
Dr. Chan Chin Cheung, Christie's, September 1995, Lot 63
Sir Gawaine Baillie, Sotheby's, May 2006, Volume VII, Lot 302
St. Aylott, Eastern Auctions, August 2010, Lot 31

A RARE AND DESIRABLE SHEET - THE EIGHT-PENCE SCARLET VERMILION IS THE ONLY DENOMINATION OF NEWFOUNDLAND'S FIRST ISSUE THAT CAN STILL BE FOUND IN A FULL SHEET.
Est. $7,500+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 9,Engraved Die Essay in black on india paper, negligible india thins along edge, displaying the distinctive vertical and horizontal parallel lines in all four triangular corners, these were replaced by flower ornaments on the approved die and issued stamps. A very rare essay; allegedly ONE OF ONLY THREE KNOWN, VF
Est. $3,500+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 9,A sensational used single with enormous margins very uncharacteristic of this value, most that exist have little to no margins, displaying a well etched impression on pristine fresh paper, rich colour with light even oxidation, light unobtrusive barred cancellation. The largest margined example we have had the pleasure to offer, it has graced two of the greatest British North America collections of the 20th century; pencil signed by Enzo Diena, XF GEM

Expertization: 1979 Enzo Diena and 1997 Greene Foundation certificates

Provenance: Charles Lathrop Pack, Part 1, Harmer, Rooke & Co. December 1944; Lot 232 - aptly described as "Probably the finest existing copy."
Dale-Lichtenstein, Sale 7, H.R. Harmer, Inc., January 1970; Lot 25; where it brought US$3,700 hammer against a catalogue value then $1,400. Described "huge margins, beautiful rich impression, lightly pmkd. and superb in every respect. Probably as fine a 1sh as exists"
Henry Schneider Collection of British America, Siegel, October 1996; Lot 268

Cat. $15,000+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 11i,A nice unused single with excellent colour, large margined and showing part papermaker's watermark at foot, VF; 2013 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $800
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 11A,A choice, fresh mint pair with large margins, lightly hinged in margin only, stamps are VF NH
Cat. $720
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 11Aii,A very rare example of the Perkins, Bacon "CANCELLED" handstamp overprint in black, four margined and fresh, one of only three examples documented in the census (Peter Jaffé handbook), VF (SG 11 £11,000)

Expertization: 1979 RPS of London certificate

Provenance: British North America, Stanley Gibbons Auctions, October 1981; Lot 264
Peter Jaffé Collection, Spink, July 2006
Highlands Collection, Part III, June 2019; Lot 99

Ormond & Pearson Hill, sons of Sir Rowland - the inventor of the postage stamp, sent a request to J.B. Bacon in 1861 for specimens of stamps printed by the firm for friends who were collectors. The printer provided up to 6 examples (in a block when available) of all recent issues. However, the situation did not sit well with Penrose Julyan, the Agent General for the Crown Colonies, who took offense to not being advised. Since these postage stamps were supplied to respected gentlemen and were cancelled to avoid any possibility of defrauding the government, Perkins, Bacon saw no misconduct in supplying them. In October 1861 however, the printer was instructed to return to the Crown Agents all dies, rollers and plates in their possession. By late the following year Perkins, Bacon had lost most of their Colonial stamp printing contracts to their rivals, De La Rue & Co.
Cat. $16,000
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 12A, 12Ai,A remarkable intact mint sheet of forty, bright colour and showing the papermaker's watermark visible on two stamps and lower margin; folded between fourth and fifth columns, five unwatermarked stamps are hinged, all others never hinged. Only a handful of 5p sheets (of any printing) survive, VF

The constant Re-entry plate variety is shown at Position 34 with visible marks in top left floral and below "Crown".
Cat. $9,320
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 12A,A fresh mint block with enormous margins, the lower pair is NH, VF+ VLH; 2018 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $720
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 12Aii,A fresh mint block with margin at top, beautiful colour; a scarce printing of the Five pence Heraldic, VF NH; 2010 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $2,000
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 13,A large margined used single with bright colour and ideally cancelled by light unobtrusive grid cancel at foot. Superior to most examples we have seen, VF+; 2012 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $1,600+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 15ii,A very attractive example of this rare and sought-after classic stamp, showing "EY" of the papermaker's watermark "STACEY WISE / 1858", light thinning, possessing four unusually large margins and ideally cancelled by light grids. Few exist in any condition, VF appearance (Unitrade cat. $18,000)

Expertization: 1989 Greene Foundation certificate
Est. $5,000+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 16,A remarkable unused example displaying the unmistakable colour of this very elusive printing, displaying deep colour and strong impression, balanced margins all around. A rare stamp on virtually on everyone's wish-list, VF

Expertization: 2008 Greene Foundation certificate

According to Robert H. Pratt, the leading authority on the subject, only four sheets were printed - an error of colour (total of 480 stamps). Only a small number survive.
Cat. $16,000
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 17,A superb mint pair with sheet margin at left and very large margins on other sides, deep colour. A very scarce multiple in choice condition, XF LH; ex. Vincent Graves Greene Collection (July 1975; Lot 552)
Est. $500+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 18,A fresh mint sheet of twenty stamps; light corner crease in top margin, a pristine VF NH sheet
Cat. $2,000
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 18ii, 20, 21, 22, 23,Five different blocks of four with lower left corner margin (ex 1sh top margin), the 4p watermarked "CEY W / 1858" reading up over all four stamps, VF-XF NH; 6p with 1994 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $3,280
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 19b + variety,A fresh mint corner block of four in the distinctive dark rich shade, shows Re-entry (Position 34) on lower right stamp with marks in top left floral and near "Crown", hinged on bottom left stamp leaving others including the variety NH, VF (Cat. as normal stamps)

This plate variety is known on all printings of the Five pence Heraldic 1857 to 1862; however it is currently only listed on the 1857 first printing (Unitrade 5i).
Cat. $1,120+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 20,A fresh mint sheet of twenty, nineteen stamps are NH; a nice sheet, VF LH
Cat. $1,170
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 20, 20ii,Mint sheet of twenty showing large portion of the papermaker's watermark (STA)CEY WISE / 1858 letters reading up on nine stamps, hint of oxidation on top row, light corner crease and faint hinging in selvedge only. Scarce sheet showing such large portion of the watermark, stamps VF NH
Cat. $1,740
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 22i,A superb mint example with very large margins all around, showing nearly complete "ST" watermark letters of "STACEY WISE / 1858", XF NH
Cat. $400+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES 23,Mint sheet of twenty stamps, fresh, fold in top sheet margin clear of stamps, a scarce intact sheet, VF NH
Cat. $2,400
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES Large Die Essays by Perkins Bacon Co. engraver C. H. Jeens, oval engine-turned surrounding vignettes in black on india paper 60 x 45mm and 65 x 45mm respectively, both sunk on slightly larger card; minor ageing along edge visible from reverse only. An impressive lot that once graced the famous R. Pratt collection, VF (Minuse & Pratt 24E-A & 25E-Ab)

Provenance: Robert H. Pratt (private sale), both display his "RP" monogram visible under UV on back.
Est. $1,500+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 24,"Goodall" Engraved Die Proof, printed in black on india paper 33 x 30mm sunk on larger than usual card 57 x 48mm, showing ABNC imprint below and die number "482" above design; couple minute tone spots of no importance, a rare and desirable die proof, VF; ex. Robert H. Pratt (private sale)
Est. $2,500+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 24,“Goodall” Engraved Die Proof, printed in bluish green on india paper 35 x 30mm, sunk on slightly larger card 36 x 37mm; shows ABNC imprint below design and die number "482" above. A desirable die proof in near issued colour, VF and rare

Provenance: Robert H. Pratt (private sale), his "RP" monogram is visible under UV on reverse.
Est. $2,500+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 24,"Goodall" Engraved Die Proof printed in dark yellowish brown on india paper 35 x 31mm, sunk on card 56 x 48mm; showing ABNC imprint at foot and die number "482" above design. A beautiful die proof in choice condition, rare, XF
Est. $2,500+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 24, 25, 28,Top row from a trade sample sheet displaying three se-tenant proofs - the 2c Codfish, 12c Queen Victoria and 5c Harp Seal, engraved, printed in an amazing bright, deep yellow colour on yellowish horizontal mesh paper (0.003" thick), with large portion of ornamental margin at top; diagonal crease to 12c, an extraordinary and visually striking proof, VF (Minuse & Pratt PB-Aa)
Est. $1,000+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 24, 25, 28,An exceptionally choice and visually striking sample sheet se-tenant strip of three proofs - 2c Codfish, 12c Queen Victoria and 5c Harp Seal, engraved, printed in a vibrant pink rose colour on white vertical mesh wove paper (0.003" thick), showing portion of ornamental lines at top. A rarely seen unsevered strip in choice condition, XF (Minuse & Pratt PB-Ab)
Est. $1,500+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 24,A selection of seven different proofs including die proof stamp size in black; plate proofs in green on india and another on bluish india paper; four ABNC trade sample proofs in pale green on bond paper; and three gummed and perforated proofs in yellow brown, black on white wove and black on bluish chemical paper, last two pen cancelled by ABNC. Couple minor flaws; a very scarce group.
Est. $750+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 24,ABNC trade sample proof engraved in black on vertical mesh wove paper, gummed and perforated, very scarce thus, VF OG
Est. $300+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 25,An extraordinary Engraved Progressive Die Proof of the vignette only, printed in black on india paper 118 x 82mm with full die sinkage with overlapping, untrimmed india on large card 130 x 108mm; on reverse slight foxing and pencil signed "C. Burt". In our opinion, one of the most impressive items related to the 1865-1897 Decimal era, an important and dazzling showpiece for anyone's exhibit collection, VF (Minuse & Pratt 25PX-B)

Provenance: Robert H. Pratt (private sale)
Gerald Wellburn, Sissons Sale 427, August 1983; Lot 473 - describing it as: "signed on reverse by the engraver C(harles) Burt believed to be unique."
Est. $3,500+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 25,Engraved Die Essay in indigo on india paper 41 x 35mm, displaying nearly all the elements found on the issued stamp but reading "PROVINCE OF NEWFOUNDLAND" instead of "FIVE 5 FIVE" at top; couple negligible india thins. An impressive and very rare preliminary unissued die, VF (Minuse & Pratt 25E-C)
Est. $1,500+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 25,Engraved Die Essay in black on india paper 33 x 25mm, displaying nearly
all the elements found on the issued stamp except it reads "PROVINCE OF NEWFOUNDLAND" at top, trivial natural unevenness to india characteristic of this fragile paper. A fabulous Die Essay being the preliminary design with unadopted inscriptions, VF (Minuse & Pratt 25E-C)
Est. $1,250+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 25,Engraved Die Essay, stamp size, in green on india paper, just clear to small margins all around, displaying nearly all the elements found of the issued stamp except it reads "PROVINCE OF NEWFOUNDLAND" at top. A rare Die Essay and the first one we have seen in this colour, Fine (Minuse & Pratt 25E-C)
Est. $500+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 25,Superb "Goodall" die proof, engraved, printed in black - issued colour, on india paper 35 x 28mm sunk on card 56 x 44mm, with die number "487" above design. An extraordinary proof in all respects, especially desirable in the issued colour, XF
Est. $2,500+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 25,Superb "Goodall" Engraved Die Proof, printed in brownish red on india paper 35 x 30mm sunk on card 56 x 44mm, showing die number "487" above design. An outstanding and highly desirable die proof, rare, XF
Est. $2,500+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 25,"Goodall" Engraved Die Proof in greenish blue on india paper 33 x 27mm, sunk on large card 55 x 43mm, with die number "487" above design; handstamped number on back. A remarkable and desirable die proof, rare and VF
Est. $2,500+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 25,Selection of nine different trial colour plate proofs plus an issued colour, on india paper, plus another nine different ABNC trade sample proofs, eight of which are perforated and mostly gummed. Minor flaws to be expected in places, but remarkably hard to assemble such a comprehensive group.
Est. $1,000+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 25Piii + variety,A choice plate proof block of six in brown on card mounted india paper, colour of issue, full ABNC imprint at top centre, lower right proof has the listed Major Re-entry (Pos. 14; Unitrade 25i) with distinctive marks in NEWFOUNDLAND, very attractive, VF
Est. $350+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 25,An exceptional mint single with superb centering amidst four unusually large margins, amazing fresh colour and full original gum. Without doubt the FINEST EXAMPLE we have seen of very challenging stamp, a true condition rarity, XF LH GEM

Expertization: 1993 PF certificate

Provenance: "Crossings", Eastern Auctions, January 2010; Lot 43
L.J. Vowles Collection of Newfoundland, H.R. Harmer, January 1949; Lot 55
Cat. $1,600+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 26,A spectacular mint example, remarkably well centered with impressive large margins, the entire ABNC imprint ideally captured in at top, excellent colour and sharp impression on fresh paper, original gum somewhat disturbed from hinging. Superior to the majority of examples we have seen in the past; XF OG JUMBO; 1968 BPA cert.
Cat. $1,200+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 26 variety,A selected used example, very well centered for this notoriously difficult stamp, light grid cancellation clear from characteristic traits of Strong Re-entry (Position 34) with distinctive marks in "DLAND" of "NEWFOUNDLAND"; a nice stamp, VF+
Cat. $400+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 27,Die Essay, engraved, printed in dark yellow brown on india paper 29 x 45mm with unadopted "CANADA RECEIPT" in top and "TWO CENTS" in lower panels, ABNC imprint captured at foot, minute india thin at top, a visually striking essay in well-above average condition, VF
Est. $1,000+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 27,Large Die Essay, engraved, printed in dull blue on india paper 30 x 35mm, with unadopted "CANADA RECEIPT" in top and "TWO CENTS" in lower panels; minute spot below "TW". A rare and striking die essay in excellent shape, much nicer than most (in any colour) that exist, VF
Est. $1,000+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 27,Large Engraved Die Essays in green and in orange red, displaying "CANADA RECEIPT" in top and "TWO CENTS" in lower panels, on india paper 36 x 51mm and 33 x 42mm respectively, former with imprint at foot; both with india thinning, crease on former. Despite the imperfections, these are rare in any condition; subsequently reworked by ABNC in stages, ultimately producing the issued Newfoundland "TEN CENTS" stamp.

Provenance: Robert H. Pratt (private sale), both show "RP" monogram visible under UV lamp.
Est. $1,000+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 27,A spectacular engraved Die Essay in brownish orange, on india paper die sunk on larger card 37 x 44mm, without top label, superb and extremely rare, XF (Minuse & Pratt 24E-B)
Est. $1,500+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 27,Small Die Essay, engraved, printed in green with unadopted denomination "FIVE CENTS" in lower panel india paper 24 x 31mm. Visually striking, rarely seen in any colour, VF (Minuse & Pratt 25E-Bb)
Est. $1,000+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 27,Die Essay in deep black and Die Proof in black, both on card mounted india paper 25 x 31-32mm; the essay shows the unadopted denomination "FIVE CENTS" in lower panel, archival adhesive marks on back and slight toning; the die proof in the issued colour and in choice condition. An appealing duo, VF; essay backstamped "RP" (Robert H. Pratt) monogram visible under UV lamp. (Minuse & Pratt 25E-Bb, 27P2)
Est. $1,500+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 27,"Goodall" Engraved Die Proof, printed in black, issued colour on india paper 29 x 34mm, sunk on card 34 x 48mm; showing ABNC imprint at foot and die number "286" above design. A very attractive die proof in the issued colour, rare, XF; ex. Robert H. Pratt (private sale), his "RP" monogram is visible under UV lamp.
Est. $2,500+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 27,"Goodall" Die Proof, engraved, printed in brownish red on india paper 28 x 35mm sunk on card 46 x 56mm; light impression of ABNC imprint at foot and die number "286" above design. Outstanding in all respects, XF
Est. $2,500+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 27,"Goodall" Engraved Die Proof in greenish blue on india paper 28 x 31mm, sunk on card 46 x 56mm; shows light impression of ABNC imprint below and die number "286" above design. Very attractive die proof, superb in all respects, XF

Provenance: Robert H. Pratt (private sale), his "RP" monogram is visible under UV.
Est. $2,500+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 27,A striking group overall in nice condition, consisting of two rarely seen Engraved 5c Die Essays in brown on india and in dark green on india affixed to non-contemporary card; a 10c die proof stamp size in blue from engraver's sample book; two plate proofs in issued colour, one on card with imprint at foot; and also seven different ABNC trade sample proofs, three of which are gummed and perforated, one pen cancelled by ABNC. Very seldom seen items.
Est. $2,000+
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 27,Lower right margin plate proof block of twelve (4x3) in the issued colour on india paper; showing two full ABNC imprints, Re-entry (Position 80; Trimble Re-entry No. 2) visible on top right proof with doubling of lower right corner scroll ornament, VF (Unitrade 27P + variety; cat. as normal proofs)
Cat. $900
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THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 27,Right margin plate proof block of eighteen (6x3), colour of issue, on card mounted india paper, full ABNC imprint at upper right, VF (Unitrade 27Pi; cat. as single proofs)
Cat. $2,160
69
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 27,An outstanding mint example, well centered within uncharacteristically wide margins, displaying radiant colour on bright fresh paper, full original gum NEVER HINGED. A wonderful stamp virtually impossible to improve upon, XF NH GEM; 2009 Sergio Sismondo certificate (Graded XF-Superb 95 OGnh)
Cat. $1,500+
70
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 28,"Goodall" Engraved Die Proof printed in black on india paper 26 x 29mm, die sunk on larger card 34 x 54mm; showing light impression of die number "292" at bottom centre. An extraordinary proof and superb in all respects, XF
Est. $2,500+
71
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 28,"Goodall" Engraved Die Proof in black on india paper 26 x 29mm, sunk on card 35 x 40mm; showing light impression of die number "292" at bottom centre. A rare and striking coloured die proof, VF+

Provenance: Robert H. Pratt (private sale), "RP" monogram visible under UV.
Est. $2,000+
72
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 28,"Goodall" Engraved Die Proof printed in brownish red on india paper 30 x 30mm, die sunk on larger card 35 x 52mm, shows albino die number "292" at bottom centre. Superb in all respects and most attractive, XF
Est. $2,000+
73
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 28,"Goodall" Engraved Die Proof in dark yellow brown on india paper 29 x 30mm, die sunk on larger card 35 x 51mm; showing albino impression of die number "292" at bottom centre. A fabulous die proof in pristine condition, XF

Provenance: Robert H. Pratt (private sale), his invisible ink "RP" monogram can be seen under UV lamp.
Est. $2,000+
74
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 28,"Goodall" Engraved Die Proof in greenish blue on india paper 30 x 30mm, sunk on slightly larger card 34 x 39mm; die number "292" visible at bottom centre. In pristine condition, rare, XF

Provenance: Robert H. Pratt (private sale), his "RP" monogram is visible under UV.
Est. $2,000+
75
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 28,A selection of six different proofs: plate proofs in red brown, orange and claret (minor thin), three ABNC trade sample proofs in two shades of green, one with albino impression of scroll ornaments at top and one in blue, perforated and gummed, VF
Est. $400+
76
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 29,A very well centered mint example, deep colour with full pristine original gum; VF+ NH
Cat. $300
77
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 30,"Goodall" Engraved Die Proof in black on india paper 35 x 34mm, sunk on larger card 41 x 53mm, die number "489" visible above design. A desirable proof, rare, VF; ex. "Zurich" Collection (Second Portion, October 1991; Lot 50)
Est. $2,500+
78
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 30,Superb "Goodall" Engraved Die Proof in bluish green on india paper 34 x 33mm, sunk on large card 45 x 56mm; die number "489" above design. In immaculate condition, rarely seen especially in such choice quality, XF

Provenance: Robert H. Pratt (private sale), "RP" monogram visible under UV.
Ralph Hart, May 1977; Lot 780
Est. $2,500+
79
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 30,"Goodall" Engraved Die Proof printed in dark yellow brown on india paper 35 x 33mm sunk on larger card than normally seen 44 x 56mm; die number "489" at top centre. An impressive die proof, rare, VF+
Est. $2,500+
80
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 30,"Goodall" Engraved Die Proof in brownish red on india paper 34 x 35mm, slight india thin at top, showing die number "489" above; a rare proof, VF; ex. Earle Palmer (August 1980; Lot 67)
Est. $1,500+
81
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 30,A selection of ten different proofs, includes plate proofs in orange (2; one with SPECIMEN overprint), yellow orange, violet, an ABNC trade sample proof in bright green and five different coloured, perforated proofs, three of which are gummed and two ink cancelled by ABNC. An appealing and scarce grouping.
Est. $750+
82
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 30P,An upper right corner margin plate proof block of ten in issued colour on card mounted india paper, ABNC imprint at right, VF
Cat. $700
83
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 30P + variety,Plate proof block of four in orange, colour of issue, on card mounted india paper, showing the Major Re-entry (Pos. 18) on lower left proof with doubling below first "N" in "NEWFOUNDLAND" and to the right of left "13" value ornament, VF
Est. $250+
84
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 30,An impressive mint single, very well centered within large margins, deep colour, full pristine original gum, without question one of the very finest mint examples one can hope to find and very scarce in such premium quality, XF NH; 2022 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $900+
85
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 31,Superb "Goodall" Engraved Die Proof in greenish blue on india paper 30 x 29mm, die sunk on larger card 35 x 50mm; showing die number "293" at bottom centre. A gorgeous die proof in pristine condition, rare, XF

Provenance: Sir Gawaine Baillie, Sale VII - British North America, Sotheby's, May 2006; Lot 332
Robert H. Pratt (private sale), his invisible ink "RP" monogram can be seen under UV lamp.
Est. $2,500+
86
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 31,"Goodall" Engraved Die Proof, printed in brownish red on india paper 29 x 30mm, sunk on card 35 x 47mm; shows albino impression of die number "293" at bottom centre. A beautiful coloured die proof, VF and rare
Est. $2,500+
87
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 31,"Goodall" Engraved Die Proof in dark yellowish brown on india paper 29 x 30mm, sunk on larger card 35 x 43mm; light impression of die number "293" at bottom centre. A beautiful die proof, rare and appealing, VF
Est. $2,500+
88
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 31,"Goodall" Engraved Die Proof in bluish green on india paper 30 x 30mm, sunk on larger card 36 x 53mm; shows albino die number "293" at bottom centre; light indent at top, a very appealing coloured die proof, VF and rare

Provenance: Robert H. Pratt (private sale), his invisible ink "RP" monogram can be seen under UV lamp.
Est. $2,000+
89
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 31i,An impressive mint example, unusually well centered for the issue, radiant colour and showing the elusive MAJOR RE-ENTRY (Pos. 9), light natural bend, full original gum. We doubt another example of this variety exists in such superior quality, VF+ NH JUMBO
Cat. $1,500+
90
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 32,National Bank Note Company Large Die Proof in blackish violet grey on india paper 50 x 60mm, die sunk on card measuring 69 x 81mm; "NATIONAL BANK NOTE CO. N.Y." imprint below design, Newfoundland's only stamp engraved and printed by this company. A very rare and fabulous exhibition-worthy item, VF+

Provenance: St. Aylott Collection, Eastern Auctions, August 2010; Lot 91
Neville Clifford-Jones, Christie's, March 1993; Lot 1085
Gerald Wellburn, Sissons Sale 427, August 1983; Lot 514
Est. $2,000+
91
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 32,An impressive lot of twelve different coloured plate proofs on india (one on card), plus another five different perforated and gummed proofs. The odd flaw, but overall nice condition for this beautiful and challenging assembly.
Est. $750+
92
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 32P, 32TCii, vi, vii, viii, ix,Selection of trial colour plate proof blocks on india paper - in red, yellow orange, blue green and blue and on card mounted india paper in black. Also plate proof blocks in two shades of violet. Blocks on india paper show minor translucent mounting spots on top pairs, a very scarce group, VF. (Unitrade cat. $2,840)
Est. $1,000+
93
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 32A,"Goodall" Engraved Die Proof in black on india paper 30 x 31mm, die sunk on unusually large size card 45 x 57mm, displaying albino die "386" number and ABNC imprint below design; negligible spot at right on card; an outstanding, rare and visually striking proof, VF+; ex. "Zurich" Collection (Second Portion, October 1991; Lot 64)
Est. $2,000+
94
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 32A,"Goodall" Engraved Die Proof in black in choice condition, on india paper 29 x 30mm die sunk on slightly larger card 29 x 40mm; light impression of die number "386" and ABNC imprint below design, superb, XF

Provenance: Robert H. Pratt (private sale), his "RP" monogram is visible under UV
Est. $1,500+
95
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 32A,"Goodall" engraved die proof in dark red on india paper 29 x 31mm, sunk on larger card 44 x 54mm, albino die number "386" and ABNC imprint below. Most "Goodall" proofs of this stamp are trimmed to smaller size; rare and appealing, VF
Est. $1,500+
96
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 32A,"Goodall" Engraved Die Proof in dull greenish blue on india paper 26 x 35mm, die sunk on slightly larger card 28 x 41mm, shows light impression of die "386" number and ABNC imprint below design; a beautiful and choice proof, XF and rare

Provenance: Robert H. Pratt (private sale), his "RP" monogram is visible under UV.
Est. $1,250+
97
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 32A,"Goodall" Engraved Die Proof in bluish green on india paper 27 x 32mm, die sunk on slightly larger card 27 x 41mm; shows light impression of die "386" number and ABNC imprint below design, a superb example of this seldom encountered proof, XF

Provenance: Robert H. Pratt (private sale), his "RP" monogram is visible under UV.
Est. $1,250+
98
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 32A,Lot of nine items with a small die proof in black, slight edge ageing, eight plate proofs on india (one on card), india flaws on couple. A scarce and appealing group.
Est. $500+
99
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 33,"Goodall" Engraved Die Proof in black on india paper 29 x 33mm die sunk on unusually larger card 40 x 56mm, die number "386" above design. Outstanding in all respects and very rare thus, XF; ex. Earle Palmer (August 1980; Lot 97), "Zurich" (Second Portion, October 1991; Lot 69)
Est. $2,000+
100
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 33,"Goodall" Engraved Die Proof in dark red on india paper 30 x 33mm die sunk on unusually large card 43 x 55mm; showing die number "386" above design. A remarkable die proof, VF; ex. Earle Palmer (August 1980; Lot 98), "Zurich" Collection (Second Portion, October 1991; Lot 68)
Est. $2,000+
101
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 33,"Goodall" Engraved Die Proof in bluish green on india paper 29 x 34mm, die sunk on slightly larger card 31 x 38mm, shows die number "386A" above design. An outstanding example of this rare proof, XF

Provenance: Robert H. Pratt (private sale), his "RP" monogram is visible under UV.
Est. $1,500+
102
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 33TCvii + variety,Trial colour plate proofs in green on gummed paper - two vertical strips of ten, two strips of five, a strip of three and a pair, faults on a few. One of the vertical strips shows "Tumbling Stones" (Position 11) plate variety; a very scarce large assembly of these unusual proofs, Fine

All of these proofs once graced the famous Robert H. Pratt collection (private sale), described as "plate proofs for a display by the American Bank Note Co. on stamp paper"
Est. $500+
103
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 34,A magnificent mint example of this notoriously difficult stamp, very well centered with brilliant post office fresh colour on pristine paper, intact perforations and full white shiny original gum, NEVER HINGED. A superb stamp that is, from our past experience, a true condition rarity, XF NH GEM

Expertization: 2005 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: "Crossings" Collection, Eastern Auctions, January 2010; Lot 61
Cat. $3,000+
104
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 35,"Goodall" Engraved Die Proof in black on india paper 28 x 35mm, die sunk on unusually large card 43 x 56mm, die number "386" above design. A superb and very rare die proof with great eye-appeal, XF; ex. Earle Palmer (August 1980; Lot 114)
Est. $2,000+
105
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 35,"Goodall" Engraved Die Proof in brown on india paper 29 x 33mm die sunk on unusually large size card 44 x 56mm, die number "386" above design, an outstanding proof, XF; ex. Earle Palmer (August 1980; Lot 115)
Est. $2,000+
106
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 35,"Goodall" Engraved Die Proof in dark red on india paper 29 x 30mm, die sunk on large card 44 x 56mm, small die number "386" above design. A very rare die proof, superb, XF
Est. $2,000+
107
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 35,"Goodall" Engraved Die Proof in greenish blue on india paper 29 x 30mm, sunk on slightly larger card 31 x 36mm, showing die "386" number above design. A rare and appealing die proof, XF

Provenance: Robert H. Pratt (private sale), his "RP" monogram is visible under UV.
Est. $1,500+
108
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 37,A remarkable mint example of this elusive stamp, very well centered for the issue with sharp impression on fresh wove paper, full unblemished original gum, NEVER HINGED. A most difficult stamp to obtain in such quality and grossly under-catalogued, XF NH GEM; 2022 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $800+
109
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 38,A superior quality mint example, extremely well centered with luxuriant colour and sharp impression on pristine fresh paper, full immaculate original gum, NEVER HINGED. An outstanding stamp in all respects, XF NH; 2022 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $1,200+
110
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 39,A spectacular mint example of this difficult stamp, as fresh as the day it was printed, very well centered with post office fresh colour, clear impression on bright white paper, full unblemished original gum, NEVER HINGED. A superb stamp in all respects, XF NH GEM; 2010 Greene Foundation certificate
Cat. $3,000+
111
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 40,An exceptional mint single, precisely centered with remarkable large margins, superb post office fresh colour on pristine fresh paper and full immaculate original gum, NEVER HINGED. Certainly among the very best mint examples that can possibly exist, XF NH GEM; 2022 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $1,200+
112
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 45a,A very attractive, brilliant fresh mint block, unusually well centered and with full pristine original gum; a gorgeous block in a distinctive shade, VF+ NH
Cat. $720
113
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 48a,Imperforate pair with large even margins all around, ungummed as normally seen, VF
Cat. $400
114
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 49b,A premium mint example of this challenging stamp, extremely well centered with rich colour on fresh paper, full unblemished original gum, XF NH; 2007 Greene Foundation cert. (margin at left has since been removed) ex. "Crossings" (January 2010; Lot 77)
Cat. $600+
115
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 1882 (November 2) Small envelope to Strathborne, Inverness County, Cape Breton (Canada), bearing a most unusual combination of a 2c green rouletted and a 3c pale blue (oxidized) tied by light mute grid cancels, envelope with light soiling and somewhat reduced at right, partial dispatch on reverse with St. John's NO 1 and Halifax NO 5 82 transit backstamps. A very rare franking - of the three such combinations recorded in Sammy Whaley census, this cover is the only one paying the 5c UPU letter rate to Canada, Fine (Unitrade 38, 49a)
Est. $500+
116
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 1896 (February 18) Cover bearing 2c red orange Codfish pair and single, 3c violet brown and ½c Newfoundland Dog in black and in orange red, tied by clear grid cancels, light oval Registered St. John's 18 FE 96, mailed to USA with neat Boston transit and Brooklyn receiver backstamps; pays the 5c UPU letter rate, plus 5c registration fee, VF (Unitrade 48, 52, 57, 58)
Est. $350+
117
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 55,An extremely well centered mint example, great colour and full pristine original gum, XF NH
Cat. $300+
118
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 57,A centered mint example of this difficult stamp, brilliant fresh colour and full unblemished original gum, seldom seen this nice, VF+ NH
Cat. $360
119
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 59,A well centered mint plate block of six, full British American Bank Note Co. Montreal plate imprint in top margin, fresh and choice, hinged in selvedge only leaving all six stamps VF NH, a scarce plate block (Cat. as six singles)
Cat. $3,600
120
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND DECIMAL ISSUES 60e,A remarkable mint block with deep rich colour, imperforate horizontally in error; insignificant gum skips on right pair, VF OG, a rarely offered multiple
Cat. $2,000
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES
121
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 61-74,Complete set of plate proof blocks of four on card mounted india paper, all from the upper left corner position, most appealing and in choice condition, XF
Cat. $3,100
122
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 61-74,A fresh, unusually well centered mint set of fourteen with post office bright colours, each with diagonal SPECIMEN overprint in red, VF NH
Cat. $1,500
123
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 61-74,An unusually nice mint set of fourteen, all very well centered with bright fresh colours, 10c LH, others VF-XF NH; a difficult set to assemble in such premium condition.
Cat. $1,120
124
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 74E-2,A choice, fresh mint single with doubled three-line "TWO / 2 / CENTS" trial surcharge in red, well centered within large margins, VF LH
Cat. $1,000
125
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 75,Type A (SG Type 36) surcharge in black and additionally in red, unused, centered low as usual, Fine; 1938 RPS of London and 1996 Greene Foundation certificates (SG Type 36 £1,000)
Cat. $2,000
126
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 1897 (October 29) On Her Majesty's Service Finance Department, St. John's official envelope with embossed Coat of Arms on backflap, bearing 2c Cabot and all three types of the 1c on 3c provisional surcharge in a lower right corner margin vertical pair with Type A at top, Type B with portion of BABN imprint in margin, all tied by circular mute grid cancels and oval Registered St. John's 29 OC 97 CDS, cover fold away from stamps and markings. Addressed to Conception Bay and redirected to Bonavista Bay, oval "R" registration handstamp and instructional markings REGISTERED and "TOO-LATE" are shown; on reverse Railway T.P.O. and two other partially legible transits. A rare and striking combination franking, few covers exist showing all three surcharge types, VF (Unitrade 62, 75-77) ex. Sidney Harris (Part I, October 1968; Lot 521)
Est. $2,500+
127
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 77,A remarkable corner margin mint single, the sought-after Type III surcharge, superbly centered with large margins, brilliant colour on bright fresh paper, naturally short gummed at right but NEVER HINGED. An eye-arresting example featuring superior attributes to most examples we have offered, XF NH; clear 2014 Greene Foundation cert. for a corner block from which this single originates.
Cat. $4,200
128
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 78-85,The Original set of six Large Die Proofs, printed in the issued colours on india paper and die sunk on full-size cards measuring 150-152 x 227-230mm, each with die number below design. In pristine condition, immensely rare and a perfect cornerstone for an exhibit of this popular issue, VF-XF

The ½c, 4c & 5c have printer's penciled control numbers "26282", "26285" and "26283" respectively at lower right.
Est. $10,000+
129
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 78-86,A fabulous complete set of seven American Bank Note Co. Engraved Die Proofs, all printed in black on india paper, respective original die numbers (small size) etched out by engraver with new larger size die numbers (printer's number) engraved above; mounted on individual archival card, minor mounting marks. A UNIQUE set of Die Proofs from the printer's reference book, a wonderful showpiece set, VF

Another trimmed set of die proofs in black is known, however, the original die numbers are not etched out.
Est. $5,000+
130
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 78P-85P, 84Pi,The original set of six in plate proofs in blocks of four on card mounted india paper; also includes a 4c slate violet shade block; 4c violet with tiny scissor cut between bottom pair, a choice set of proofs seldom seen in blocks, VF
Cat. $2,100
131
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 78-86,The complete set of forty-seven stamps, each with ABNC security punch and specimen overprint (various types and colours). All known printing orders are represented with shades, papers and gums used from 1897 and 1910. Generally only one sheet of each printing order was prepared, F-VF NH
Cat. $1,850
132
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 78-86,A premium mint set, each stamp with superb centering, post office fresh colour and full pristine original gum, XF NH
Cat. $665+
133
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 78a,A very large margined imperforate pair with sheet margin at left, tied to piece by double ring Post Office / St. John's East NF DE 16 1900 postmark, unusual and rarely seen, VF
Est. $500+
134
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES Undated envelope (with unsealed backflap) endorsed "circular" and bearing a vertical pair of ½c Royal Family tied by clear St. John's roller cancel; pays the 1c circular rate to Germany, light creasing at foot, no backstamp. A very scarce foreign destination, non-letter mail rate combination, F-VF (Unitrade 78)
Est. $150+
135
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 80b,A beautiful, fresh mint block of four imperforate horizontally, well centered for this elusive perforation error, full original gum relatively lightly hinged, VF
Cat. $1,000
136
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 83a,An unusually well centered mint vertical pair imperforate horizontally in error, sheet margin at top, VF+ VLH
Cat. $600
137
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 84,Trial Colour Die Proof in deep green on india paper 46 x 48mm, die number "C-502" below design, tiny wrinkle at left; an exceedingly rare proof, VF
Est. $1,500+
138
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 84,Progressive Die Proofs of the central portrait in black and in red brown, both die sunk on india paper (95 x 116mm and 101 x 111mm respectively) and showing full die sinkage; slight india thinning as often seen on this fragile paper. A very impressive and exceedingly rare duo, VF (Unlisted in Minuse & Pratt)
Est. $1,000+
139
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 84a,A remarkably large margined imperforate pair, sheet margin at top and portion of adjacent stamp at right, bright colour, ungummed as often seen, XF
Cat. $1,000
140
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 87-97,An exceptional full set of ENGRAVED LARGE DIE PROOFS printed on thick wove paper, five denominations with additional engraver's guidelines, the 8c and 10c show a portion of the papermaker's three-line "MONCKTON / BASTED MILLS / KENT watermark. An exceedingly rare set - perhaps one other may exist in private hands, VF (Unitrade 87-97)

Provenance: Sir Gawaine Baillie, Sale VII - British North America, Sotheby's, May 2006; Lot 448

The 6c Lord Bacon is Type II. The 9 cent and 10 cent have lightly etched "4903" and "4925" reverse numbers respectively at the upper right edge of the proof.
Est. $20,000+
141
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 87-95,An exceptional complete set of nine Whitehead & Morris sheetlets of four (the 12c & 15c do not exist in this format). ALL PRINTED IN BLUE on stamp paper with full original gum, NEVER HINGED, light diagonal crease on one cent. As far as we know (and according to Robert H. Pratt) this is THE ONLY ASSEMBLED SET OF SHEETLETS PRINTED IN THE SAME COLOUR. A glorious set, VF NH (Unitrade cat. $13,500)
Est. $7,500+
142
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 87-97,The set of eleven (6c is Type II) affixed on ledger pieces, each stamp with Ultramar handstamp specimen (from Portuguese Colony in India, Goa). As UPU samples distributed to UPU members and handstamped locally to demonetize them; four stamps with surface faults, a very rare (if not unique) John Guy specimen set, F-VF
Est. $750+
143
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 87-97,Complete set affixed to Dignitary Presentation Card 297 x 243mm, multi-coloured Flags and gold framing, inscribed "Compliments of the Government of Newfoundland" signed by Colonial Secretary and Prime Minister, in excellent condition with fresh colours, VF and scarce (Walsh DPC2a)
Est. $350+
144
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 87-97,A remarkably choice mint set of twelve including both 6c types, displaying post office fresh colours and full pristine white original gum, VF-XF NH
Cat. $2,725+
145
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 1910 (October 6) Clean cover bearing the set of eleven (6c is Type II) tied by light oval "R" handstamps in violet, same-ink double oval Registration Branch / Post Office St. John's, N.F. datestamp at foot, mailed to England with characteristic British crayon mark denoting registration, Liverpool, Newcastle and North Shields OC 16 transit backstamps; VF and attractive (Unitrade 87-97)
Est. $750+
146
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES Two matching "W.J. Wilson" envelopes mailed registered from St. John's, one franked with 1c to 5c and second franked with 8c to 15c, lithographed issue, former tied by grid cancels, and latter tied by oval "R" registration handstamps in violet, small portion of backflap missing; both with double ring St. John's OCT 20 1910 and MAR 2 1911 CDS with transit and arrival backstamps. An appealing pair of covers, VF (Unitrade 87/97)
Est. $750+
147
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 1910 (August 30) Blue envelope bearing a complete set of eleven (6c is Type I) all tied by oval "R" registration handstamps in violet, same-ink double ring St. John's AUG 30 1910 CDS, addressed to London with oval registered Liverpool 9 SP 10 and similar Paddington receiver backstamp, surface abrasion on front, vertical cover folds affect three stamps, nevertheless a very scarce complete set on cover mailed during first month of issue, Fine (Unitrade 87-97)
Est. $500+
148
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 87c,A nicely centered mint horizontal pair imperforate vertically between, bright and fresh with full original gum, scarce this nice, VF NH
Cat. $1,500
149
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 87d,A well centered mint hinged pair imperforate horizontally between, deep colour, VF H
Cat. $600
150
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 87e,A well centered used pair imperforate vertically between, tiny thin spot at top right, partly legible St. John's JA 19 11 postmarks, very scarce in used condition, VF
Est. $300+
151
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 88c,A corner margin block of ten with "jubilee" line at foot, believed to be THE LARGEST EXISTING MULTIPLE of the very scarce and sought-after perforation gauge, centered to left as most are, full original gum strengthened by small hinges along a few split perfs, the four lower left stamps NEVER HINGED. An important showpiece of the John Guy issue, Fine; 2007 BPA certificate

Provenance: Vestey Collection, Spink, October 2010, Lot 364
Cat. $7,000
152
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 88c,A fresh mint single of the elusive perforation, centered a bit to left as usual, brilliant fresh colour, full original gum, barest trace of hinging, F-VF VLH
Cat. $850
153
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 89,Engraved Large Die Proof printed in black on thick wove paper (0.0055" thick) measuring 46 x 66mm; engraver's etched marks surrounding design characteristic of this value, a very rare proof, VF
Est. $1,500+
154
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 1910 (October 19) A remarkably fresh On His Majesty's Service Department of Agriculture and Mines, St. John's Newfoundland official mourning envelope (King Edward VII died in May) with embossed Coat of Arms on back, addressed to Exploits Harbour bearing a 3c brown olive tied by grid cancel, St. John's East split ring datestamp below and oval "R" registration handstamp at left; Deputy Minister's handstamp signature at lower left for free postage privilege but the inland registration fee of 3c had to be paid. A highly unusual franking and rate combination, VF and choice (Unitrade 89)
Est. $350+
155
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 1913 (August 2) Newfoundland Postal Telegraphs imprint stationery envelope bearing a vertical bisect of the 4c dull violet paying the 2 cent rate to the US, neatly tied by Searston split ring dispatch, second clear strike at left. The first such bisect we recall seeing and no doubt very rare, VF (Unitrade 90 variety)
Est. $500+
156
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 90i, 92ii,Two bright fresh mint singles, each imperforate vertically between sheet margin and stamp, very elusive, VF LH
Cat. $1,100
157
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 91,Engraved Trial Colour Proof in black on yellow glossy surfaced paper, guidelines visible at foot; highly unusual and the first such proof we recall seeing, no doubt very rare, VF (Minuse & Pratt 91TC5a)
Est. $350+
158
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 92A,Engraved Large Die Proof printed in black on thick wove paper 0.0055" thick measuring 45 x 66mm; with "Z" of COLONIZATION in correct position. A very rare proof, VF
Est. $1,500+
159
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 92,A superb mint block of four of this scarcer type, well centered with brilliant fresh colour and full immaculate original gum, XF NH
Cat. $1,680
160
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 92ii,A corner margin mint pair imperforate vertically between left margin and stamps, mild bend in left margin and very lightly hinged in top margin only, otherwise VF NH
Cat. $3,000
161
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 92A, iii,A spectacular mint imperforate plate proof block of twenty on thicker paper displaying left portion of papermaker's three-line watermark "WHITEHEA(D MORRIS & C LTD) / LO(NDON) / SOUTH AF(RICA & EGYPT)" running through six stamps in lower two rows, also "C LTD" from a second watermark appears at top right, insignificant toning on a couple. A glorious showpiece of the utmost rarity, VF NH

Reportedly only two imperforate sheets were printed. This is one the two largest multiples we are aware of - the other was sold in Part One of the AFAB collection (March 2022; Lot 154).
Est. $3,000+
162
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 92A, iii,Top right corner margin imperforate plate proof block of eight on thicker paper showing papermaker's watermark "EGYPT" of three-line WHITEHEAD MORRIS & C LTD / LONDON / SOUTH AFRICA & EGYPT, reading up along second column. Position 10 & 17 shows the "WF" joined varieties, full original gum. An impressive positional block, VF NH
Est. $2,500+
163
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 92A, 92Ai,A very well centered mint block, the lower left stamp shows the "WF" joined and the distinctive deformed "L" in "NEWFOUNDLAND" (Position 17), scarce, VF NH
Cat. $1,620
164
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 92Ai,A corner mint single showing the "WF" joined variety (Position 10), small hinge remnants in margin only, the stamp precisely centered and XF NH
Cat. $900
165
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 92A,Post office fresh and very well centered mint block of four with deep colour on fresh paper, showing "jubilee" line in right margin, hinged in the margin only, all four stamps are XF NH
Cat. $960+
166
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 93,A very rare Engraved Large Die Proof printed in black on thick wove paper (0.0055" thick) measuring 66 x 45mm; engraver's guidelines below design, characteristic of this value, VF
Est. $1,500+
167
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 93i,A fresh, well centered mint single with the sought-after "MCSQUITO" plate variety, one of the scarcest plate varieties of Newfoundland, VF LH
Cat. $900
168
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 94, 95,A spectacular engraved Composite Die Proof, consisting of pairs of the 9c and 10c values, printed in black on white glazed-surfaced wove paper 74 x 57mm; only one or two others exist in private hands (we offered a similar lot in AFAB Part One). A wonderful showpiece of this popular series, VF

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+
169
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 95,Engraved Large Die Proof printed in black on thick wove paper (0.0055" thick) measuring 66 x 46mm; showing letters "NT" of "MONCKTON / BASTED MILLS / KENT" watermark. A most appealing die proof, few exist, VF
Est. $1,500+
170
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 96,Engraved Large Die Proof printed in black on thick wove paper (0.0055" thick) measuring 46 x 66mm; tiny inclusion at left, very rare, VF
Est. $1,500+
171
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 96,Trial colour plate proof block of four printed in green on gummed stamp paper, perforated 11, an attractive and very scarce multiple, VF NH
Est. $350+
172
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 96a,A remarkable corner margin mint imperforate pair, large margins on other sides, slight gum bend, lovely and fresh with deep colour, VF NH
Cat. $1,800
173
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 97,A very rare Engraved Large Die Proof printed in black on thick wove paper (0.0055" thick) measuring 45 x 66mm; engraver's guidelines at right characteristic of this value, VF
Est. $1,500+
174
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 98-103,An exceptional set of six Engraved Die Proofs, engraved, printed in black on thick white wove paper, each proof with deep, sharp impression on bright white paper. A very rare and superb showpiece set, XF
Est. $7,500+
175
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 98-103,A fabulous set of used blocks, each stamp with Island Cove split ring postmark, 15c with hinge support along perfs, well centered with deep colours, VF+
Cat. $2,100+
176
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 98-103,A beautiful, selected set of six, each with ideal strike of Island Cove split ring postmark (four different dates), fresh and well centered, XF; ex. "Crossings" (January 2010; Lot 109)
Cat. $525+
177
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 98-103,A superb used set, each stamp handpicked for superior centering, fresh colour and socked-on-nose split ring postmark (three different towns), XF CDS
Cat. $525+
178
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 1911 (March 24) W.J. Wilson cover bearing a complete set of John Guy engraved issues tied by light "R" registration handstamps in violet, same ink double-ring St. John's Reg. Div. CDS, sent to Birmingham with oval registered Liverpool 7 AP 11 transit backstamp, 9c has tear at top. A beautiful cover from this well-known correspondence, VF (Unitrade 98-103)
Est. $750+
179
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 1911 (February 7) Cover bearing a block of six of 6c Lord Bacon, cancelled by light oval "R" registration handstamps in violet, additional strike below and same-ink double ring St. John's Reg. Div. FEB 7 1911 First Day of Issue postmark, mailed registered to England with oval Registered Liverpool 27 FE 11 transit backstamp; faint toning on a couple stamps and light vertical fold to cover, inconsequential as this is quite possibly THE ONLY EXISTING FIRST DAY COVER OF ANY 1910-1911 JOHN GUY ISSUE, VF (Unitrade 98)
Est. $1,000+
180
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 98a, 100a, 103a,Three large margined imperforate pairs, each with split ring postmark, Botwood is legible on the 6c & 15c, an unusual trio (unpriced used in Unitrade), VF
Est. $750+
181
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 99b, 100b, 101b, 103b,A remarkable lot of four different horizontal pairs imperforate vertically between, ungummed as issued. Rarely seen, VF; 2022 Greene Foundation cert. for eight cent

Provenance: The Ameer of Bahawalpur, Part 2, SG Auctions, February 1969; Lots 240, 243, 244, 246
Sir Gawaine Baillie, Sale VII - British North America, Sotheby's, May 2006; Lots 457, 459, 462, 463
Robert H. Pratt (private treaty)
Cat. $6,000
182
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 99a/103a,Four selected imperforate pairs (8c, 9c, 10c and 15c) with bright colours, ungummed as issued, mostly with large margins; a nice group, VF-XF
Cat. $1,600
183
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 99a variety,Two imperforate pairs (one vertical and one horizontal) with prominent vertical pre-printing paper crease varieties, ungummed as issued, unusual, VF
Est. $750+
184
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 101a,A remarkably large margined mint imperforate block, deep rich colour on fresh paper, unusually full original gum, VF NH, very few such blocks survive
Cat. $1,200+
185
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 101a,Remarkably choice, large margined mint imperforate pair with full original gum, XF NH and scarce thus
Cat. $600+
186
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 1911 (May 2) Clean cover mailed registered from St. John's to Newark, New Jersey, franked with a well centered 15c slate green, tied by light dispatch, double-ring St. John's Reg. Div. May 3 1911 CDS in violet and same ink "R" registration handstamp, two US transit backstamps. A rare, unusually clean single franking of this high value, VF+ (Unitrade 103)
Est. $500+
187
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 104-114,The complete set of eleven plate proofs in black on white wove paper or on white card, mostly large margined, choice, VF-XF

The 1c, 2c, 3c, 4c, 5c & 10c were engraved and printed by De La Rue & Co. on thick white wove paper; the remaining denominations were engraved by Macdonald & Co. and printed by Alexander & Son on white card.
Cat. $1,500
188
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 104-114,The mint set of eleven with De La Rue & Co. archival defacement lines, bright fresh colours, seldom seen as a complete set, F-VF NH
Est. $500+
189
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 104-114,An extraordinary complete set of eleven, patiently selected over many years to assemble a set in the best grade possible, unusually well centered with bright fresh colour and full original gum, never hinged. Stamps from this set are among the toughest 20th Century Newfoundland stamps to find in premium condition; a marvelous set, XF NH
Cat. $1,340+
190
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 104a, 105a,Matching lower margin imperforate pairs with centre cross guidelines, rounded corner on one cent and light natural wrinkle on two cent. An attractive duo, VF
Cat. $900+
191
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 105,Trial Colour Die Proof printed in black on white glazed surfaced thick laid paper 33 x 43mm, showing uncleared extension of engraver's intersecting guidelines, a very rare De La Rue die proof, VF; ex. Senator Henry D. Hicks (November 1991; Lot 250), St. Aylott (August 2010; Lot 275)
Est. $750+
192
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 105,Trial colour small die proof in dark bluish green on vertical mesh white wove paper 22 x 31mm, characteristic margin at top, scarce, VF
Est. $300+
193
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 106, 112,Compound photographic die essay in grey on thick unsurfaced paper, without central vignettes and great eye-appeal as a result, the first one we recall offering, VF

Provenance: Sir Gawaine Baillie, Sale VII - British North America, May 2006
Est. $600+
194
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 109/114,6c, 8c, 9c, 12c & 15c Engraved Die Proofs by Macdonald & Co., printed in deep black, stamp size, on thick wove paper; also included are plate proof singles of the same denominations on distinctive bright white card. An extremely rare set of Macdonald & Co. die proofs, VF; 6c with 2012 Greene Foundation cert.

The other values of this set, namely the 1c, 2c, 3c, 4c, 5c & 10c, were engraved and printed by De La Rue & Co.
Est. $1,500+
195
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 117,An outstanding stamp size engraved Die Essay in red and watercolour around the vignette on glazed surface paper. Caribou portrait facing right and inscribed "MONCHY" with denomination "3" in all corners; instead of "GUEUBECOURT" and value tablet in lower corners as on the issued stamp. Affixed to thick card 90 x 114mm, marked "B" and "Dupl" in left corners. An extraordinary essay that is believed to be one-of-a-kind, VF
Est. $3,500+
196
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 119,An outstanding engraved Die Essay in red and partly painted around the vignette. Caribou facing right and inscribed "GUEUDECOURT" instead of facing left along with "UBIQUE" inscription as on issued stamp; affixed to thick card 90 x 114mm, marked "A" and "Dupl" in left corners. Exceptional in all respects, believed to be a one-of-a-kind item, VF
Est. $3,500+
197
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 115-126,An exceptional mint set of twelve, very well centered, minor gum crease on 12c, bright fresh colours, VF-XF NH; 15c with 2014 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $800
198
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 127a,Well centered mint example with INVERTED SURCHARGE; only two panes of 25 were printed inverted in error, scarce, VF H; 2009 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $2,000
199
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 128,Extremely well centered mint example with large margins, deep rich colour and full pristine original gum, hard to find in such top-quality, XF NH
Cat. $600+
200
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 128a,A beautifully centered mint example of the INVERTED SURCHARGE, only one sheet of 25 was printed, a rare major error missing from even the most advanced collections, VF H; 2013 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $4,500
201
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 130, 130a, 130iii,A post office fresh, well centered mint pane (no outer selvedge as issued) showing constant Raised "E" variety (Pos. 24) and late stage of the surcharging with lower bar nearly missing and COMPLETELY OMITTED (Positions 14 and 15 respectively), very seldom seen, pristine original gum, VF NH
Cat. $1,320+
202
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 130a,Post office fresh, well centered mint block of four with partial and missing lower bars on top pair (Position 14 and 15), VF+ NH
Cat. $600
203
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 130a,A nicely centered and fresh mint vertical pair, lower bar COMPLETELY OMITTED (and rare thus) on bottom stamp (Position 15), VF NH
Est. $350+
204
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 130ii,A striking used example of the missing "THREE" surcharge (Position 19 in the setting of twenty-five), on piece with socked on nose Botwood SP 22 20 postmark; very few exist most and none show the THREE completely missing, VF

Provenance: 1995 Greene Foundation cert.

THIRTEEN EXAMPLES WERE RECORDED BY NORRIS DYER (FROM POS. 18 & 19), MOST OF WHICH ARE MINT.
Cat. $2,000+
205
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 131b/142a,Set of eleven imperforate pairs in horizontal format (ex 1c vertical), only lacking the 3c, full margined with deep colours, 1c and 2c NH, others ungummed as issued. A choice set, VF-XF
Cat. $3,400
206
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 135,An impressive group of seven different Trial Colour Large Die Proofs on white wove vertical mesh paper in dark green, dark grey, deep purple, brown, red brown, orange and greenish black, VF
Est. $2,000+
207
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 135,Trial Colour Large Die Proofs on white wove horizontal mesh paper in dark green, deep purple, brown and orange, each showing full (or nearly so) die sinkage, VF
Est. $1,250+
208
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 140,Large Trial Colour Die Proof printed in dark green on white wove unwatermarked paper 70 x 55mm; shows the complete die sinkage, VF
Est. $400+
209
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 141,Progressive Die Proof printed in brown on white wove unwatermarked paper 68 x 57mm; incomplete design with no horizontal shading lines around "12" value tablet, full die sinkage, light pencil notation "10 2" at top right, very scarce, VF
Est. $500+
210
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 147,De La Rue Die Proof printed in brown on thick white wove paper (0.0055" thick) measuring 46 x 44mm, scarce, VF
Est. $250+
211
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 148,Three trial colour progressive die proofs in orange, dark green and lilac rose on white wove paper, stamp size (as are all known), with distinctive lock of hair and ornament at top left of "4" value tablet incomplete, very scarce, VF
Est. $750+
212
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 149,Official Artist's Handpainted and Photographic Die Essay on glossy paper encased within beveled frame 106 x 105mm; dated "14th April 1927" at top right; shortly thereafter the design was re-worked by Whitehead Morris for De La Rue essentially changing 30c and "Thirty Cents" to the adopted 5c and "Five Cents". A remarkable showpiece, VF
Est. $750+
213
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 149,De La Rue Progressive Die Proof in grey black on surfaced yellowish wove paper with horizontal mesh, characteristic small spur in scroll ornaments below upper "5" value tablets, a trait found on the first engraving; light crease, a rarely seen unfinished proof, VF (Unlisted in Minuse & Pratt handbook)
Est. $300+
214
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 151,Superb Trial Colour Large Die Proof in black on white wove unwatermarked paper 89 x 63mm; showing full die sinkage, unusual etched "8 cents" (reversed) at top right; a fabulous die proof in pristine condition, XF
Est. $500+
215
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 151,De La Rue & Co. Progressive Die Proof in bluish green, showing DLR characteristic four berries in laurel branch in right frame, without lettering and denominations; diagonal crease and small thin do not detract, VF appearance; a most striking unfinished die, ideal for exhibition. (Minuse & Pratt erroneously list this progressive die proof under #178)
Est. $350+
216
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 152,Trial Colour Die Proof in dark lilac on white wove unwatermarked paper 36 x 44mm; engraver's guideline at right; a beautiful coloured die proof unlisted in Minuse & Pratt, VF and rare
Est. $350+
217
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 154,Die Proof printed in dark red on white wove unwatermarked paper with clear horizontal mesh, measuring 40 x 51mm; superb in all respects and rare, XF
Est. $350+
218
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 156,De La Rue die proof in dark blue, issued colour, on white wove unwatermarked paper 53 x 40mm; a beautiful and choice example, XF
Est. $400+
219
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 157,Large Die Proof in black, issued colour, on white wove unwatermarked paper 114 x 70mm, small guidelines at sides and full die sinkage. A very scarce original De La Rue die proof in black, VF

Interestingly enough Robert H. Pratt had a very similar 10c die proof in black, also showing same printer's ink offset at top right inside die sinkage
Est. $500+
220
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 160a,A remarkable mint block of the INVERTED SURCHARGE, bright fresh colour, barest trace of hinging at top, lower pair never hinged. Only a miniscule number of this error survive in multiples and we are unaware of a larger multiple, F-VF; 2002 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $6,700
221
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 160i,A well centered mint single with trial Type I surcharge IN BLACK showing wide spacing (5mm) between "CENTS" and horizontal bar, full original gum with barest trace of hinging, strong offset of surcharge on reverse; an elusive stamp, VF VLH; 1971 RPS of London and 2015 Greene Foundation certs.
Cat. $1,750+
222
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 160ii,A post office fresh mint single showing the elusive Type II trial surcharge IN BLACK with narrow spacing (3mm) between "CENTS" and horizontal bar, full pristine original gum, F-VF NH; 2009 Sergio Sismondo cert.
Cat. $2,685
223
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 163-171, 178, 182,The complete set of eleven Perkins Bacon Trial Colour Die Proofs in Black on white wove watermarked paper - every issued die engraved by Perkins Bacon is represented, each with engraver's guideline at top or left (from the final die), fresh with sharp impression on bright white paper. A gorgeous and very seldom encountered set, VF

Provenance: Sir Gawaine Baillie, Sale VII - British North America, Sotheby's, May 2006; Lot 517
Est. $4,000+
224
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 163,Perkins Bacon Trial Colour Large Die Proof in black on white wove unwatermarked paper 56 x 78mm; the final die with guideline at right and albino reversed die number "788" at top right, VF; ex. Robert H. Pratt with his "RP" monogram backstamp
Est. $400+
225
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 163i,A well centered mint pair imperforate vertically between stamp and margin at right, scarce, VF NH
Cat. $400
226
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 164a,A lower left imperforate block with plate "3" at foot, natural pink smears in margin, very lightly hinged in the margin only, a rare imperforate plate block, VF
Est. $400+
227
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 165,Perkins Bacon Progressive Die Proof in light brown on white wove unwatermarked paper 116 x 72mm; full die sinkage. Incomplete frame, details and missing the portraits. A spectacular unfinished die proof, VF (Minuse & Pratt 165PX-B)

This proof shows subtle differences (from the one offered in Part One - Lot 200), for example in lack of shading below THREE CENTS lettering and absence of horizontal lines below and above THREE CENTS frame.
Est. $500+
228
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 165,Perkins Bacon Large Die Proof in brown on white wove unwatermarked paper 85 x 60mm; showing full die sinkage. The approval state without guideline and die number, superb in all respects, XF; 1975 Robson Lowe cert.
Est. $350+
229
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 165,Perkins Bacon Trial Colour Large Die Proof in black on white wove unwatermarked paper 78 x 54mm; the final die with engraver's guideline and reverse albino die number "790" at top left; "RP" (Robert H. Pratt) monogram handstamp on back. A lovely die proof, VF
Est. $350+
230
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 165,Perkins Bacon Trial Colour Large Die Proof printed in a deeper shade of black on yellowish wove unwatermarked paper 85 x 61mm full die sinkage; the final die with engraver's guideline and reverse albino die "790" number at top left, VF
Est. $350+
231
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 165,An engraved Progressive Die Proof in light brown on wove paper 24 x 29mm, without portraits, also the lettering and frame are incomplete, affixed on quadrille ledger piece annotated in pen "10.5.29", striking, VF
Est. $300+
232
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 165i,A bright fresh mint lower left block imperforate horizontally at foot and showing the plate number "2" at lower left, faint hinging on top left stamp only, choice and rare, F-VF
Est. $750+
233
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 166,Perkins Bacon Progressive Die Proof in rose red on white wove unwatermarked paper 58 x 63mm, with striking elements unfinished such as the portrait, value tablets, frame foliage, etc., tiny paper inclusion at top; pencil dated "15-6-29" at foot. A very rare and dramatic unfinished die, VF (Unlisted in Minuse & Pratt handbook)
Est. $500+
234
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 166,Perkins Bacon Die Proof in magenta, colour of issue, on white wove unwatermarked paper 52 x 71mm; the approval state of the die without guideline and die number; a beautiful and scarce proof, VF
Est. $300+
235
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 167,Large Die Proof in slate green, colour of issue, on white wove unwatermarked paper 113 x 70mm, full die sinkage; the approved Perkins Bacon die with guideline at top, no die number, a superb proof rarely offered in this large size, VF+
Est. $400+
236
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 167,Perkins Bacon Die Proof printed in dark slate green, near issued colour, on white wove watermarked paper 44 x 40mm, showing engraver's guideline at top, VF
Est. $250+
237
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 168,Trial Colour Large Die Proof in black, on white wove unwatermarked paper 81 x 60mm; the final die with guideline at top and albino reversed die number "817", VF and choice
Est. $350+
238
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 168,A fresh mint block of eight displaying the large perforated SPECIMEN, small portion of a second SPECIMEN (reading up) is shown at left, five stamps are NH, scarce, VF LH
Est. $500+
239
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 169,Perkins Bacon Large Die Proof in dark violet, colour of issue, on white wove unwatermarked paper 99 x 75mm, full die sinkage; the approved die with guideline at top, no die number, lightened pencil annotation including "Talbano Violet" and "30/8/29" visible at bottom, VF
Est. $350+
240
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 169,Trial Colour Large Die Proof in light violet, paler shade than issued, on white wove unwatermarked paper 93 x 66mm, nearly full die sinkage; the final Perkins Bacon die with guideline at top and reversed albino die "813" number at top left, VF
Est. $350+
241
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 171,Large Die Proof in black, colour of issue, on white wove unwatermarked paper 74 x 52mm; the approved Perkins Bacon die with engraver's guideline at top, VF
Est. $350+
242
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 172a,Well centered, bright fresh mint pair imperforate vertically between, an underrated pair much scarcer than catalogue indicate, VF NH
Cat. $1,200+
243
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 178,Perkins Bacon Die Proof in orange brown, near issued colour, on white wove unwatermarked paper 81 x 57mm, almost full die sinkage; the final die with engraver's guideline and reversed die number "855" at top left, VF and scarce
Est. $350+
244
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 182,Large Die Essay by Perkins Bacon, prepared but unissued, similar to that by De La Rue (Scott 158) but with subtle differences to the design shown such as slightly wider spacing between left frame and building, the weather vane on top of building is higher than on the issued De La Rue 28c stamp. Printed in dark green on white wove unwatermarked paper 73 x 97mm with full die sinkage; negligible soiling at lower right. An impressive unadopted die, VF and rare (Minuse & Pratt E-2 listed after #178)
Est. $600+
245
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 182,Trial Colour Die Proof printed in black on white wove watermarked paper 45 x 47mm; the approved Perkins Bacon die with characteristic guideline at right, VF and scarce
Est. $350+
246
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 183,Die Proof printed in grey black, colour of issue, on white wove watermarked paper 54 x 63mm; the final die with guideline at right and large portion of reverse albino reverse die "954" number at top right, fresh and VF
Est. $250+
247
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 184c,A plate 4 upper right imperforate block, ungummed as issued, VF and fresh
Est. $300+
248
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 184c,Upper right imperforate Plate "4" block, minor gum wrinkling; very scarce especially with gum, VF LH
Est. $300+
249
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 1941 (April 1) QM Provisional Detachment NFLD Base Command, St. John's cover bearing 1c grey black Codfish Plate 5 and 4c Princess Elizabeth Plate 2 corner margin singles, American Forces in Newfoundland duplex left, addressed to Topeka, Kansas, deemed double weight - shortpaid 3 cent, with US postage due affixed and cancelled; customary double deficiency not being charged on Armed Forces mail. Highly unusual and most attractive, VF (Unitrade 184, 247)
Est. $250+
250
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 185,Two Die Proofs printed in black and in green on white wove watermarked paper, measuring 41 x 46mm and 50 x 57mm respectively, each with guideline at right, VF
Est. $500+
251
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 185,Large Die Proof printed in rose, colour of issue, on white wove unwatermarked paper 60 x 83mm, full die sinkage, penciled "15/9/31" by the engraver, trivial translucent spot above design; the approval state of the die without guideline and die number, VF
Est. $300+
252
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 185,Large Die Proof in rose, colour of issue on white wove unwatermarked paper 62 x 87mm, full die sinkage, pencil annotation "Original Die" at lower right; the approved die with guideline at right, no die number, scarce and most appealing, VF
Est. $350+
253
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 185,Die Proof in rose, colour of issue, on white wove watermarked paper 57 x 63mm; the final die with guideline at right and portion of albino reverse die number "967" at top right, VF
Est. $250+
254
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 185,Large Die Proof printed in green, colour of issue, on white wove watermarked paper 60 x 69mm, die sinkage on two sides; the final die with engraver's guideline and reverse albino die number "967" at top right, scarce, VF
Est. $300+
255
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 185,Two fresh mint booklet panes of four, each imperforate horizontally between stamps and tab margin at top, one pane additionally shows TRIPLE horizontal perforations between rows, scarce, VF NH (Unitrade 185bi, 185biii)
Cat. $1,200
256
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 186,Upper left trial colour plate "2" proof block printed in violet on white wove unwatermarked paper, couple light creases and negligible tone spots quite insignificant for this very rare (if not unique) plate number block, VF
Est. $500+
257
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 186c,A mint upper left imperforate block of six with Plate "3" (reversed), lightly hinged in top margin only, very scarce, VF
Est. $350+
258
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 186d,An impressive mint upper left plate 4 block imperforate vertically between pairs; hinge and staple holes in top margin only, a rare part perforated plate block, both pairs are VF NH
Cat. $600+
259
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 186iii,Upper left imperforate plate "4" block of four, ungummed as issued, fresh and VF
Est. $300+
260
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 187,Large Die Proof in orange brown, colour of issue, on white wove watermarked paper 55 x 78mm; the final die with guideline and reverse albino die number "966", VF
Est. $350+
261
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 188-189,Three Die Proofs printed in black, deep violet and rose lake on white wove watermarked paper, from the final die with guideline at right, last two show part of reverse albino die number "969", appealing and seldom seen, VF
Est. $750+
262
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 189ai,Upper left plate "2" (reversed) and upper right plate "4" imperforate blocks, light bend on former, negligible toning spot on latter, in distinctively different shades, ungummed as issued, a scarce duo, VF
Est. $500+
263
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 189ai,Upper right plate 4 imperforate block, ungummed as issued, select VF
Est. $350+
264
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 189b,Upper left Plate "2" (reversed) mint block imperforate horizontally between stamps, lightly hinged at top. Very scarce, attractive, F-VF LH
Est. $400+
265
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 190,Trial Colour Large Die Proof printed in black on yellowish wove unwatermarked paper 63 x 93mm, full die sinkage, reverse albino die number "960" at top, a superb and very attractive proof, XF
Est. $500+
266
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 190,Large Die Proof printed in violet, colour of issue, on white wove watermarked paper 55 x 78mm, reverse albino die number "960" at top. A lovely proof of this popular stamp, VF
Est. $400+
267
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 191, 191a,Die Proofs of both dies printed in violet, colour of issue, on white wove watermarked paper measuring 59 x 76mm and 50 x 56mm, each portion of reverse albino die number ("960" and "1023" respectively), VF and scarce (Unitrade 191, 191a)
Est. $600+
268
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 191,Upper left plate number "2" (reversed) proof block on thick bond unwatermarked paper, superb and very scarce, XF
Est. $350+
269
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 191,Upper left plate "4" numbered proof block on white Bookend paper showing security "moiré" lines on back, very scarce, VF
Est. $350+
270
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 191,Upper right plate proof block with small plate "5" number, on yellowish Bookend paper showing security "moiré" lines on back, very scarce, VF
Est. $350+
271
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 191,A superb plate proof pair in the issued colour on unwatermarked bond paper, showing remarkably strong and intricate lathework in the sheet margin, most appealing, XF
Est. $300+
272
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 192,Large Die Proof printed in blue, colour of issue, on white wove watermarked paper 54 x 63mm; the final die with guideline at right and large portion of reverse albino die number "981" at top, fresh and choice, VF
Est. $350+
273
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 193iii,Mint vertical imperforate strip of four with margin at foot, showing a dramatic double printing error on bottom pair and lower margin, horizontal paper fold running through foot of second stamp (likely the cause of this remarkable printing error), the important lower pair is in choice VF NH condition
Cat. $1,875
274
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 195,Trial Colour Large Die Proof in black on white wove watermarked paper 73 x 56mm; the final die with guideline at top and large portion of reverse die number "958", VF and scarce
Est. $350+
275
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 195,Trial Colour Large Die Proof in black on yellowish wove unwatermarked paper 89 x 76mm, wrinkling at left from pressure of die; the approval state of die without guideline and die number. A very appealing die proof, VF
Est. $350+
276
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 195,Large Die Proof printed in reddish purple, colour of issue, on white wove unwatermarked paper 103 x 68mm, die sinkage on three sides, penciled "13.7.31" date by engraver on back; the approved state of die with guideline at top, no die number, VF
Est. $300+
277
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 196,Progressive Die Proof printed in black on yellowish wove unwatermarked paper 87 x 65mm; unfinished design with "Sea Too Rough" initial engraving, no "POSTAGE" imprint at top, and white outlined around "CAPE RACE" lettering. Full die sinkage, miniscule natural ink inclusion at right, a rare progressive die proof, VF
Est. $500+
278
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 196,Progressive Die Proof printed in green, colour of issue, on yellowish wove unwatermarked paper 89 x 59mm, full die sinkage all around; an unfinished design with "Sea Too Rough" initial engraving, no "POSTAGE" imprint at top, and white outlined around "CAPE RACE" lettering, most appealing and an ideal companion to the similar proof in black, VF
Est. $500+
279
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 196,Trial Colour Die Proof in black on yellowish wove unwatermarked paper 90 x 64mm, full die sinkage, minor wrinkle, otherwise in choice condition; the approval state of die (complete) without guideline and die number, VF
Est. $350+
280
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 196,Large Die Proofs printed in black and in green measuring 72 x 58mm and 78 x 57mm respectively, both on white wove watermarked paper and from the approved die with guideline at top, no die number. A very scarce duo, VF
Est. $600+
281
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 197,Large Die Proof printed in grey, colour of issue, on white wove watermarked paper 75 x 56mm; the final die with guideline at top and unusually strong reverse die number "962", very scarce, XF
Est. $350+
282
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 197a,A pristine, fresh and seldom seen mint imperforate block of four, XF NH
Cat. $1,050+
283
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 197c,A brilliant fresh, well centered mint vertical pair imperforate between, scarce this nice, VF+ NH
Cat. $1,125
284
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 198a,A key mint imperforate pair with unusually large margins, bright fresh colour and full original gum, VF+ NH
Cat. $1,800
285
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 208,Large Die Proof printed in red brown on white wove watermarked paper 69 x 80mm, showing die sinkage at sides; the final die with guideline at right and reverse albino die number "1029", attractive and VF
Est. $350+
286
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 208b,A choice well centered mint block imperforate vertically between pairs, brilliant fresh colour, the lower pair is NH, very scarce, VF LH
Cat. $1,875
287
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 208b,Post office bright fresh colour, well centered mint horizontal pair imperforate between in error, VF NH
Cat. $1,125
288
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 209,Artist's Essay - photographic vignette with superimposed frame handpainted in green and Chinese White, mounted in a beveled grey card 98 x 90mm, exceptionally appealing and UNIQUE, VF

Submittted by John Dickinson and Co. to Perkins, Bacon & Co. in London and elegantly capturing their craftsmanship, this is the original Artist's model, in essence the genesis of the 1932 First Resources Issue; other values exist - see Highlands Part One Lots 157-163.
Est. $2,500+
289
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 209a,Mint imperforate block of eight with sheet margin at left, a scarce multiple, VF NH
Cat. $1,000
290
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 210,Die Proofs in black and in light blue, colour of issue on white wove watermarked paper measuring 57 x 49mm and 57 x 50mm respectively, both with guideline at top, both selected, fresh and VF
Est. $500+
291
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 211b,A beautiful, post office fresh mint example of the INVERTED OVERPRINT, reads up instead of down as on normal stamps, displaying radiant colour and sharp impression on bright fresh paper, well centered with intact perforations all around, light natural gum bend, full original gum, lightly hinged. A rare stamp, especially desirable in such selected condition, VF LH

Expertization: 2022 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: Sir Gawaine Baillie, Sale VII - British North America, Sotheby's, May 2006; Lot 547
Cat. $9,000
292
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 211 variety,Well centered mint example showing strong Kiss Print (partial doubling) of the lettering and obliterating bars, most unusual, VF LH
Est. $250+
293
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 212/225,Nine different Engraved Die Proofs - 1c to 8c, 14c & 32c all in black on white wove watermarked paper; each the final die with engraver's guideline and part to complete reverse die number, all choice and VF
Est. $1,000+
294
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 212,Three different die proofs printed in slate, grey black and black respectively, each on white wove unwatermarked paper; the final die with engraver's guideline at right and portion of reverse albino die "1096" number at top right, an attractive trio, VF
Est. $750+
295
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 212a, 212i,Lower right corner imperforate block with positional guide dot and vertical lines at right, ungummed as issued; and nicely centered top sheet margin mint block showing full reverse offset on gum side, F-VF NH
Cat. $1,000
296
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 213b,A pristine fresh mint example of the striking DOUBLE IMPRESSION ERROR, characteristic centering and especially desirable with two equally strong impressions, F-VF NH
Cat. $1,175
297
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 213iv,A visually striking and unusually choice mint corner block of twelve showing three full impressions of the large perforated SPECIMEN horizontally in upright position, very scarce and perhaps the largest remaining block, VF NH
Cat. $2,400
298
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 214,Engraved Die Proof printed in yellow brown, colour of issue, die sunk on white wove unwatermarked paper 60 x 66mm, near complete die sinkage; the final die with engraver's guideline and reverse albino die "1097" number at right, VF
Est. $300+
299
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 214iii,An elusive mint single, imperforate vertically between stamp and right margin, F-VF NH
Cat. $360
300
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 215,Die Proofs in black and in carmine (colour of issue) on white wove watermarked paper 58 x 46mm and on cream wove unwatermarked paper 67 x 53mm respectively, the latter shows reverse die number "1095" at top, VF
Est. $500+
301
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 217,Trial Colour Die Proof in black on white wove watermarked paper 75 x 51mm, with guideline and reverse die number "1099", VF
Est. $300+
302
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 218a,A beautifully centered, fresh mint single, unusually well centered, characteristic natural printing ink smears, VF NH
Cat. $1,500
303
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 219b,A fresh mint imperforate pair with full original gum, VF NH, seldom encountered as such.
Cat. $1,400
304
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 220a,A choice mint imperforate pair with large even margins, brilliant fresh colour and showing only a faint trace of hinging, scarce and under-catalogued, XF VLH
Cat. $750+
305
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 222a, 222 proof,Lower right corner imperforate block of four on white wove watermarked paper, light horizontal creases, ungummed as issued; also a Plate Proof pair in claret, colour of issue, on thick yellowish wove unwatermarked paper, ample margins and very unusual (unlisted in Minuse & Pratt handbook, Glen Lundeen BNA proofs website and Walsh catalogue), VF
Est. $600+
306
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 223,A rare engraved Progressive Die Proof printed in green and die sunk on white wove unwatermarked paper 87 x 61mm, lacks all shading lines in the central vignette; light corner crease at top left, shows full die sinkage and an unusual engraver's etched "IIA" marking at lower left. An appealing unfinished die proof, VF (Minuse & Pratt 223PX-C)
Est. $750+
307
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 224a,Mint imperforate pair with sheet margin at right, VF NH
Cat. $600
308
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 233,Progressive Die Essay showing an UNADOPTED DESIGN for the King's portrait, printed in grey black on wove paper 93 x 70mm and showing die sinkage on two sides. The details and features of King's portrait are rather crude when compared to the issued version. A highly interesting and remarkable proof, only the second such example we recall seeing, VF (Minuse & Pratt 233XI unlisted)
Est. $500+
309
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 234,Trial Colour Large Die Proof printed in black, die sunk on white wove unwatermarked paper 122 x 81mm, showing full die sinkage, small thin at top well away from design; the final die with engraver's cross guidelines on both sides and reverse albino die "1220" number at top left, VF
Est. $500+
310
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 234c,A nicely centered mint pair imperforate horizontally between, with rich colour, faint hinging at top, very scarce and choice, VF LH; 2011 Murray Payne KGVI Expertizing cert.
Cat. $1,000
311
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 234i, ii,A post office fresh mint horizontal pair with sheet margin at top, imperforate vertically and showing the sought-after "CIGAR STUB" plate variety (Position 9) on left stamp, full pristine original gum. Two others exist. A fabulous KGVI era rarity, VF NH; ex. Graham Cooper KGVI Collection (December 2016; Lot 722)
Est. $2,500+
312
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 235,Large Die Proof printed in bright ultramarine (issued colour) and die sunk on white wove unwatermarked paper 96 x 77mm, nearly full die sinkage; the approval state of the die without engraver's cross guidelines and die number. A choice and very attractive proof, VF+
Est. $500+
313
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 235a,A bright, fresh mint single, remarkably well centered for this elusive perforation - most examples we have observed are noticeably off-center. Superior in all respects and with full immaculate original gum, VF NH
Cat. $1,300
314
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 235a, iii,A lovely mint vertical pair with the very scarce perforation variety as well as the Major Re-entry (Position 23) on lower stamp, well above average centering for this elusive perforation. A rare combination of plate variety and perforation, VF NH; ex. Graham Cooper KGVI Collection (December 2016; Lot 726)

This plate variety (Pos. 23) is very similar to that found on Position 38, the latter slightly more prominent. Gibbons lists the Pos. 38 re-entry in this perforation at £4,000 (#259db).
Est. $1,500+
315
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 236,Trial Colour Large Die Proof printed in black, die sunk on white wove unwatermarked paper 98 x 57mm showing full die sinkage; the final die with engraver's cross guidelines on both sides and reverse die number "1221" at top left, choice, XF
Est. $500+
316
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 236c,A scarce mint horizontal pair, imperforate vertically, fresh with full original gum, Fine NH
Cat. $2,250
317
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 239,Progressive Large Die Proof of vignette and POSTAGE and NORTHERN SEAL imprints only, guidelines (vertical and horizontal) surround the vignette, printed in rose lake (near issued colour) and die sunk on wove paper 96 x 61mm. An exceptional progressive proof ideal for exhibition, VF (Minuse & Pratt 239PX-A)
Est. $750+
318
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 239,Progressive Large Die Proof of vignette and King's portrait printed in rose lake (near issued colour) and die sunk on wove paper 96 x 65mm; small corner crease at upper left of no importance, a remarkable proof, VF (Minuse & Pratt 239PX-C)
Est. $750+
319
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 239,Progressive Die Proof printed in claret and die sunk on thick laid "Parchment" paper 98 x 66mm, shows portion of "Eagle" watermark at top and full die sinkage. A visually striking unfinished proof, most noticeable around lettering, value tablets and portrait. A beautiful proof, ideal for exhibition, XF (Minuse & Pratt 239PX-E)
Est. $750+
320
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 239,Large Die Proof printed in claret (deeper shade different than the issued colour) and die sunk on thick laid "Parchment" watermarked paper 97 x 63mm, showing nearly full die sinkage and large portion of papermaker's "Eagle" watermark; the approval state of die without small etched cross guidelines and no die number. Attractive and very scarce, VF
Est. $600+
321
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 239,An unusually well centered, post office fresh mint vertical strip of four, imperforate horizontally between centre pair, full pristine original gum, never hinged. As nice as they come for this difficult and elusive perforation variety, XF NH (Unitrade 239a)
Cat. $5,000+
322
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 240a,A well centered mint pair imperforate horizontally between, brilliant fresh colour and full original gum, VF LH
Cat. $4,000
323
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 241,Large Die Proof in light blue, colour of issue, on white wove unwatermarked paper 90 x 83mm; showing die sinkage on three sides; the final die with small cross etched marks on both sides and reverse die number "1225" at top left, choice, VF
Est. $500+
324
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 241a,Mint vertical strip of seven with margin at foot, IMPERFORATE HORIZONTALLY between second and third stamps in error, top stamp and lower pair LH, the key imperforate between pair is NH, Fine and rare
Cat. $6,000
325
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 242, i, variety,Lower right marginal mint strip of five, unusual extra line of horizontal perforations starting from right-half of second stamp to right of last stamp. Second stamp (Pos. 97) shows listed Re-entry plate variety, VF NH
Est. $200+
326
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 242a, i,A bright, fresh imperforate block with sheet margin at foot, shows the listed Re-entry (Position 97) on lower left stamp with doubling of upper & lower left corner frames and left "2" of "25", ungummed as issued, VF (Cat. as two normal pairs)
Cat. $800+
327
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 243,Trial Colour Large Die Proof printed in black, die sunk on white wove unwatermarked paper 123 x 65mm, nearly full die sinkage; the Final Die with engraver's cross guidelines at sides and reverse albino die "1224" number at top left, attractive and superb, XF
Est. $500+
328
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 243,Trial Colour Large Die Proof printed in slate purple, colour of issue, die sunk on white wove unwatermarked paper 100 x 65mm, nearly complete die sinkage; the final die with engraver's cross guidelines at sides and reverse die "1224" number at top left, superb, XF
Est. $500+
329
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 245,Large Die Proof printed in green, die sunk on white wove unwatermarked paper 68 x 90mm showing full die sinkage, trace of toning at left; the final die with tiny etched engraver's cross guidelines above and below design and reverse albino die number "1238" at top left, VF
Est. $350+
330
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 245 variety,A well centered mint vertical pair, imperforate horizontally between in error - very rare and most striking, VF LH; 2022 Greene Foundation cert.

This perforation error pair is currently unlisted in Unitrade. Only the 7c is listed and priced. Walsh lists the 2c (#228d), 3c & 7c.
Est. $1,000+
331
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 246,Progressive Die Proof of the central vignette and surrounding frame only, engraved, printed in carmine and die sunk on white wove unwatermarked paper 62 x 93mm. A fabulous and most dramatic proof, choice, VF
Est. $600+
332
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 246,Large Die Proof printed in deep carmine and die sunk on white wove unwatermarked paper 68 x 95mm, shows full die sinkage; the final die with tiny etched engraver's cross guidelines above and below design and reverse albino die "1239" number at top left, VF
Est. $350+
333
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 246b,A choice example of the elusive perforation, face-free St. John's CDS postmark, VF+
Cat. $750
334
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 247,Four Progressive Die Proofs of the central vignette and surrounding frame only, printed in dark carmine, each with minute differences in design; printed on laid paper with three showing papermaker's watermark. A very rare group suitable for a serious collection, VF
Est. $1,500+
335
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 247,Two different Progressive die proofs of the central vignette and surrounding frame, printed in different shades of bluish green; the first with incomplete Crown and dress on watermarked (shows portion of an "Eagle) laid paper 76 x 112mm, full die sinkage; the second with complete Crown and finished dress on laid paper 88 x 89mm. A remarkable duo, VF and rare
Est. $1,000+
336
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 247,Progressive Die Proof with central vignette and surrounding frame only, printed in black on white wove unwatermarked paper 65 x 66mm. An exceptional proof, XF (Minuse & Pratt 247PX-B, unlisted in black)
Est. $750+
337
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 247,Progressive Die Proof, engraved, printed in light blue on white wove unwatermarked paper 65 x 70mm, inscriptions and vignette completed but no shading behind lettering, most striking and rarely encountered. A wonderful unfinished die proof, XF (Minuse & Pratt 247PX-C)
Est. $750+
338
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 247,Large Die Proof, engraved, printed in light blue, issued colour, on white wove unwatermarked paper 65 x 96mm; the approval state of the die without small etched cross guidelines, no die number. A very scarce proof, VF
Est. $500+
339
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 247,A spectacular plate proof block of thirty-six in deep blue, near issued colour, on bond unwatermarked paper, plate "2" number at top left and unusually strong, full lathework along left margin; couple negligible wrinkles. A great showpiece and a one-of-a-kind item, VF
Est. $2,000+
340
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 247,An exceptional plate proof block with plate "2" number, printed on thinner unwatermarked Bookend "moiré" paper, displays a clear embossed (albino) impression from recess printing of SIX INVERTED FOUR CENT STAMPS visible in the margin and throughout the four printed stamps. A wonderful, one-of-a-kind item for the specialist, VF
Est. $750+
341
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 247,An upper left plate proof block of four in the issued colour on thick unwatermarked paper, with plate "2" number and lathework at left, an appealing and no doubt very scarce positional block, VF
Est. $500+
342
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 247,A superb upper left plate proof block in a distinctive deep shade of blue, displaying the plate "2" number and remarkably wide lathework at left, on thick unwatermarked paper. A beautiful block that stands out, XF
Est. $500+
343
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 247ii + variety,A highly unusual mint right sheet margin block of six, only the upper left and lower left stamps are watermarked, the other four stamps are UNWATERMARKED, lower block is NH. The first such multiple - of any Newfoundland issued stamp - that we recall seeing with such a dramatic misplacement of the watermark. A fabulous item for the specialist, VF LH; ex. Graham Cooper (December 2016; Lot 752)
Est. $500+
344
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 248,Progressive Die Proof of the central vignette and surrounding frame only, in black on thick laid paper 66 x 101mm, full die sinkage. A very rare proof ideal for exhibition, VF
Est. $750+
345
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 248,Progressive Die Proof of central vignette and surrounding frame only, printed in Prussian blue on thick laid paper 64 x 95mm; showing die sinkage on three sides. A beautiful preliminary die and very rare, VF
Est. $750+
346
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 248,Progressive Die Proof showing the surrounding frame of the vignette unfinished, printed in bright green on thick laid paper with double-line "WHITE EAGLE" complete watermark lettering (reading up at right) measuring 65 x 102mm, full die sinkage. A visually striking coloured, unfinished die proof, very rare, VF
Est. $1,000+
347
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 248,Large Die Proof in dark ultramarine, colour of issue, on white wove unwatermarked paper 62 x 82mm; the approval state of the die, annotation reads "Proof in progress Engraved by N.K. Wolfenden for Perkins Bacon & Co.", VF
Est. $500+
348
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 248,Large Engraved Die Proof printed in dark ultramarine, colour of issue, on white wove unwatermarked paper 68 x 95mm; the final die with guidelines and reverse die number "1237" at top, choice, VF
Est. $350+
349
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 248b,A nicely centered mint vertical pair, imperforate horizontally between in error, very few exist, VF LH and rarely seen; 2022 Greene Foundation cert. ex. Robert H. Pratt collection (private treaty)
Cat. $1,500
350
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 252,A superb Large Die Proof printed in dull blue, issued colour, on india paper 89 x 72mm, die sunk on full-size card 229 x 152mm; die "XG 3817" number below design, archive "MAR 1 - 1943" straightline handstamp in blue on reverse. Very seldom encountered and in pristine condition, XF
Est. $1,500+
351
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 252i,Top left corner margin single imperforate vertically between left margin and stamp, in pristine condition, a unique positional stamp from the only sheet ever found with this striking perforation error, VF NH
Cat. $900+
352
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 252i,Left margin pair imperforate vertically between sheet margin and left stamp, brilliant fresh mint, only 10 examples can exist, VF NH
Cat. $900
353
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 253i-266ii, 269v, 270iii,Complete set plus 4c Princess Elizabeth and 5c Cabot, all in imperforate blocks with Waterlow security punch; 8c and 15c additionally with engraver's annotations. Usual natural gum creases and wrinkling as always with these Waterlow proofs. A scarce set. (Unitrade cat. $4,800 as VF hinged pairs)
Est. $1,500+
354
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 253, 254, 255, 257,Matching set of four imperforate inter-panneau pairs; each with wide gutter (45mm) margin between and two plate numbers, portion of a larger plate number situated at top centre. A few archival annotations and customary Waterlow security punch. Usual wrinkling; 3c & 5c central fold severed with paste-up by the printer. A rare matched set of plate numbered positional pairs, VF; ex. Senator Henry D. Hicks (November 1991; Lot 344)
Est. $1,000+
355
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 254,Large Die Proof in black on white wove unwatermarked paper 116 x 146mm, showing full die sinkage. The old Perkins Bacon die reworked by Waterlow & Sons with characteristic circle at top and tiny crossed marks above and below design, no die number. A beautiful showpiece of great rarity, XF

Est. $1,000+
356
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 254,A centre cross guideline mint block, trial colour in the distinctive apple green shade on gummed, watermarked and perforated Waterlow stamp paper. It has been reported only one sheet (100 stamps) printed, making this positional block one-of-a-kind, VF NH (Walsh 237ac)
Est. $250+
357
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 255,Large Die Proof in black on white wove unwatermarked paper 108 x 135mm, showing full die sinkage all around. The old Perkins Bacon die reworked by Waterlow & Sons adding their characteristic circle at top, tiny cross guidelines above and below design, no die number. In choice condition and very scarce, VF
Est. $1,000+
358
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 255iii,An impressive left centre block, left pair is unwatermarked, positional guidelines and portion of plate number show in sheet margin, a rare positional block, VF NH
Est. $400+
359
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 255iv,Lower right plate "43967" block displaying a remarkably full reverse offset on gum side including the plate number. Rare and showing unusual scrollwork at foot on both sides, VF NH (Cat. as four singles)
Cat. $1,050+
360
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 255iv,Lower left plate "43967" block displaying a remarkably full reverse offset on gum side including the plate number. Very rare and showing unusual scrollwork at foot on both sides, VF NH (Cat. as four singles)
Cat. $1,050+
361
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 255iv,A choice, well centered mint block with centre of sheet positional cross guideline and showing a strong, full reverse image offset on gum side variety, VF NH
Cat. $1,050+
362
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 255v,Matching left centre margin blocks, both displaying background without cross hatching, guidelines at left, one with guide dot and the other with plate "41418". An appealing and no doubt very rare duo, F-VF NH (Cat. $1,800 as singles)
Est. $750+
363
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 256iii,A striking upper left mint block imperforate between stamps and top margin, a very rare perforation error and especially attractive as a positional corner block, VF VLH; ex. Graham Cooper (December 2016; Lot 780)
Cat. $1,800+
364
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 257b,A superb mint lower right plate "43966" block of four, imperforate vertically in error, well centered and fresh; lower sheet margin with horizontal gum crease at foot. A very rare and desirable plate block with this striking perforation error, VF NH (Cat. as two pairs)
Cat. $1,800+
365
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 257iv,An impressive mint horizontal strip of four, imperforate vertically and showing interpanneau wide (45mm) gutter margin; customary central fold as do all known; displaying two positional guide dots and guidelines (left and right centre of the sheet), unusual and very scarce, VF NH
Cat. $1,500
366
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 257 variety,Top margin mint strip of twenty showing clear doubling of the plate number "42543" at top centre, also doubling of cross guidelines in corners. Distinctive bold impression (resulting from a slightly overall blurry print), quite well centered as a large plate strip; according to Walsh this is the only known perforated example of this plate number, a fabulous showpiece, VF NH (Walsh 240k)

Interestingly enough, the overall impression of the stamps very closely resembles the elusive double impression variety (of which K. Bileski reported only 36 examples). Can this plate strip be from the same sheet?
Est. $1,000+
367
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 257vi,Lower right plate "43966" block displaying a remarkably full reverse offset on gum side including the plate number. Perhaps the only known LR block, F-VF NH (Cat. as four singles; as fine only)
Cat. $1,500+
368
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 257vi,Lower left plate "43966" block displaying a remarkably full reverse offset on gum side including the plate number, very rare, F-VF NH (Cat. as four Fine singles only)
Cat. $1,500+
369
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 258i,A well centered mint pair with and without watermark, the Coat of Arms watermark starts about half way through the right stamp, VF NH
Cat. $450
370
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 260,Large Die Proof in black on untrimmed and folded unwatermarked wove paper 223 x 118mm; reverse die "972" number at left. The old Perkins Bacon die reworked by Waterlow & Sons with characteristic circle at right and distinctive crossed marks on both sides. An extremely rare complete, untrimmed proof, VF
Est. $1,000+
371
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 260i,Lower right plate "43838" block displaying a remarkably full reverse offset on gum side including the plate number; stamps well centered, offset shifted, very rare, VF NH (Cat. as four singles)
Cat. $1,500+
372
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 261a,Mint imperforate block of four showing cross guidelines and plate number "41789", top centre of the sheet; usual minor creasing, a very scarce positional multiple, VF NH; ex. Senator Henry D. Hicks (November 1991; ex. Lot 337)

It is believed only one imperforate sheet was printed without security punch holes, making this positional block UNIQUE.
Est. $500+
373
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 261a,A fresh vertical mint imperforate pair, much scarcer than the Perkins Bacon printing, choice, VF+ NH
Cat. $450
374
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 261c,A visually striking top margin mint block imperforate horizontally, showing cross guidelines in margin from top centre of the sheet position with portion of plate "41789" visible along top; minor wrinkles and a few supported perfs in selvedge only, Fine NH; ex. Senator Henry D. Hicks (November 1991; ex. Lot 337)

Similar to the fully imperforate block (offered in this sale), only one sheet (50 pairs) was printed by Waterlow & Sons showing the perforation error, making this positional block UNIQUE.
Est. $500+
375
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 262 variety,Left centre margin mint block showing guidelines and part plate number "41794", printed in distinctive rose violet Aniline Ink variety (only one sheet printed). The only known positional plate block of the 15c on Aniline Ink, a great showpiece, Fine+ NH
Est. $500+
376
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 263,Large Die Proof engraved in black on unwatermarked wove paper 92 x 65mm; reverse (albino impression) die number "956" at top left; full die sinkage. The old Perkins Bacon die employed by Waterlow & Sons with their characteristic circle at left and small etched crossed marks at sides. A remarkable and rarely seen Waterlow die proof, VF
Est. $600+
377
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 263i,Lower left plate "41796" block, displaying a remarkably strong full reverse offset on gum side including the plate number. In pristine condition and very rare, VF NH (Cat. as four singles)
Cat. $1,800+
378
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 264,Large Die Proof in black on untrimmed and folded unwatermarked wove paper 133 x 215mm; reverse die number "1028" at left. The old Perkins Bacon die reworked by Waterlow & Sons with their characteristic circle at right and small crossed marks at sides. An extremely rare complete untrimmed proof, VF
Est. $1,000+
379
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 264ii,Lower right plate "41765" block of six, well centered and fresh, displaying a strong full reverse offset variety on the gum side of most of the centre pair and all of the lower pair including the plate number; perf separation in the margin between first and second row. The only such plate block we are aware of, VF NH (Cat. as four singles)
Cat. $1,800
380
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 264ii,A selected mint single with sheet margin, showing a strong, full reverse offset on gum side, choice and quite elusive, VF NH
Cat. $450
381
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 265,Large Die Proof printed in black on unwatermarked wove paper 94 x 68mm, showing complete die sinkage; a secondary die made from the old die, reversed die number '17114' at top, characteristic circle at right and tiny cross guidelines at sides of design; small shallow thin near top, a rare Waterlow die proof, VF
Est. $500+
382
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 266,Large Die Proof printed in black on unwatermarked wove paper, die sinkage top and bottom, reverse albino die number '1232' at top right, characteristic small circle at left and tiny cross etched guidelines at sides. A rare Waterlow die proof, VF
Est. $750+
383
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES Dark blue morocco covers with gold embossed "NEWFOUNDLAND" above, "INTERNATIONAL POSTAL UNION CONGRESS" at centre and "PARIS MAY 1947" in lower corners, contains 1941-1944 Resources set of fourteen plus 30c University and 7c airmail affixed inside covers, glassine interleave, small surface scuff on front cover, seldom seen, VF (Unitrade 253-266)
Est. $150+
384
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 267,Large Die Proof printed in carmine, colour of issue, on card mounted india paper 89 x 76mm, affixed to larger CBN archival card; showing die "XG 3887" number and Canadian Bank Note Co. Limited imprint below design; rarely seen, VF
Est. $750+
385
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 268ii,Mint block of six, centre stamps with strong kiss print of surcharge resulting in triple printing, top centre stamp hinged, others NH, VF; 2016 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $875
386
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 269,Trial Colour Large Die Proof in black on white wove unwatermarked paper 127 x 116mm, displaying the characteristic engraver's circular mark and tiny cross guidelines above and below stamp design. An impressive and rarely seen Waterlow die proof, VF
Est. $750+
387
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 269a,A fresh mint imperforate pair, VF NH
Cat. $450
388
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 269a variety,A visually striking mint lower margin imperforate strip of four showing the interpanneau wide (45mm) gutter margin between pairs, two plate number "43359", vertical fold at centre as do all known, natural gum wrinkling characteristic of Waterlow printings. A rare positional multiple without the Waterlow security archival punch and very rare thus; a great item for the specialist, VF NH (Unlisted in Unitrade; listed in Walsh as imperf gutter pair only) ex. Senator Henry D. Hicks (November 1991; Lot 397 as a gutter plate block of eight)
Est. $1,500+
389
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 269a, variety,Upper right mint imperforate block of four, plate "43359", Major Printing Variety - a bold irregular ink line clearly marking where two different paper rolls were joined together. An impressive block, VF NH
Est. $500+
390
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 269b,Lower right corner margin block, imperforate vertically in error, well centered and fresh, natural gum wrinkling as usual for Waterlow printings; unusually showing an extra horizontal line of perforations in extended margin at foot, VF NH (Cat. as two pairs)
Cat. $1,200
391
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 269iv,Lower left plate "43359" block displaying a remarkably full reverse offset on gum side including the plate number. Very rare, F-VF NH (Cat. as Fine NH singles)
Cat. $2,100
392
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 270,Engraved Die Proof in black on bond paper, Waterlow & Sons security punch at top right, extremely rare, VF
Est. $500+
393
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 270b,Lower left mint plate "43476" imperforate block, gum wrinkling as usual on this imperforate issue, VF NH and scarce
Est. $500+
394
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 270b + variety,Upper left mint imperforate plate "43476" block with double row of horizontal perforations at top, usual gum wrinkling, VF NH and most unusual
Est. $750+
395
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 270b + variety,Upper right mint plate "43476" block of four showing a double row of horizontal perforations at top, minor gum wrinkling as always the case with this stamp; visually striking, VF NH
Est. $750+
396
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 270ii,Mint single showing full reverse offset on gum side, VF NH
Cat. $600
397
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 270iii,Five mint imperforate positional blocks, each Waterlow security punch and displaying plate number "43476" as follows:

1) top centre from first printing with plate number and guideline between top pair, believed to be the only known;
2) top centre from second printing with plate number, guide dot and guidelines, archival circular mark denoting revision;
3) same as 2) without archival markings;
4) upper right plate block;
5) lower left plate block.

Condition is typical on these, with gum creases and wrinkles, block 2) has a thin and first three with archival mounting marks, last two are NH, a VF appearing and very rare group.
Est. $1,500+
398
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES BK2a,Complete booklet in choice condition, contains well centered NH perf 13.2 panes of 1c green, 2c rose (3) and 3c orange brown, along with all advertising, VF+
Cat. $1,200
399
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES BK3,Complete booklet with all five panes line perf 14 (small perf holes) - 1c grey black, 2c green Die I (3) and 3c orange brown, all well centered and fresh mint
NH, with all advertising interleaves; front cover with light crease near staple line, VF
Cat. $900
400
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES BK4a,Complete booklet containing Comb perf 13½ panes of 1c grey black, 2c bright green Die II (3) and 3c orange brown, all fresh mint NH and nicely centered, with all advertising pages and in an excellent state of preservation, VF+
Cat. $750
401
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 1919 (April 12) Hawker Trans-Atlantic Pioneer Flight - an impressive intact airmail envelope endorsed "by Aeroplane", carried by pilots Hawker & Grieve on the attempted flight from St. John's to London, franked with a quite well centered special five-line flight overprinted 3c reddish brown cancelled by St. John's APR 12 2PM 1919 wavy-line machine cancel. The stamp floated off following a crash into the sea and was re-positioned in place by a British postal clerk (as were virtually all known examples), British Officially Sealed label affixed on reverse postmarked London 30 MY 19; R. Calves guarantee signature. An unusually select and choice example of this world-renowned pioneer flight, VF (Unitrade C1; cat. $35,000)

Expertization: 1973 Roger Calves and 1980 Friedl certificates, latter signed by expert Herbert Bloch

A WONDERFUL PIONEER FLIGHT COVER - FEWER THAN 80 WERE FLOWN ON THIS FAMOUS ILL-FATED TRANS-ATLANTIC ATTEMPTED CROSSING. TO DATE ONLY ABOUT HALF OF THESE HAVE BEEN ACCOUNTED FOR.
Est. $15,000+
402
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C2, C2a, C3b,A well centered and post office fresh mint block displaying three different surcharge types including the scarce without comma after "POST" and no period after "1919" (Position 14) on lower right stamp, full pristine original gum, XF NH
Cat. $3,200
403
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C2b,A superb mint example of the scarcer surcharge type - without comma after "POST" and no period after "1919" (only found at Position 14 in the setting of twenty-five), XF NH GEM; 1983 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $1,300+
404
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C3f,A precisely centered, fresh mint example with narrow spacing between "AIR" and "MAIL", no period after "1921" (only be found on two positions in the sheet of twenty-five), VF+ NH
Cat. $900
405
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C3h,A large margined, choice mint example with narrow spacing between "AIR" and "MAIL" and period after "1921", brilliant fresh and VF+ NH
Cat. $700
406
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C3i,An exceptionally well centered mint single with INVERTED OVERPRINT, originating from the best centered of the four sheets and furthermore displaying the scarcer overprint type - narrow spacing between "AIR" and "MAIL" and period after 1921, full original gum, relatively lightly hinged; three signatures on reverse including expert Herbert Bloch. An attractive example of this airmail rarity, VF LH; 2022 Greene Foundation cert. ex. "Provenance" Collection (January 1983; Lot 2040)

Only four positions in the pane of 25 subjects are found with this overprint type. Thus a maximum of 16 can possibly exist with the inverted overprint. However only a mere four copies will display this inverted overprint type very well centered amid the stamp design.
Cat. $14,000
407
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 1927 (May 21) De Pinedo Flight cover franked with a superbly centered example of this sought-after airmail rarity, tied by St. John's May 21 630PM 1927 machine cancellation, Trepassy MY 21 27 dispatch, addressed to St. John's with Trepassy TPO split ring and receiving St. John's MAY 25 slogan cancel applied at left. A rare May 21 return cover, discussed in the Dalwick and Harmer handbook on page 88, Extremely Fine (Unitrade C4; cat. $30,000)

Expertization: 2015 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: Cyril H.C. Harmer, Harmers of London, February 2002, Lot 2058

A very similar cover from the same correspondence was in the noteworthy "Labrador" Collection of Newfoundland Airmails sold in 2003 (lot 3072). Other than these two covers, we are unaware of any others showing the St. John's May 21 6:30PM datestamp.
Est. $10,000+
408
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 1930 (September 25) "Columbia" Trans-Atlantic flight cover - The Royal Stores Limited St. John's illustrated advertising cover, endorsed "Air Mail Columbia Hr Grace London, England" and mailed from St. John's to London, England, bearing a quite well centered example of the 50c on 36c olive green special airmail overprint (Position 4 in the setting of four), tied by St. John's SEP 25 1130AM 1930 slogan datestamp and showing a clear Harbour Grace AM OC 9 30 departure postmark on reverse, two vertical cover folds well away from the stamp. One of the very few existing illustrated advertising covers flown and franked with the "Columbia" pioneer airmail stamp, F-VF (Unitrade C5; cat. $15,000)

Expertization: 1996 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: C.W. Mackie, H.R. Harmer, London, April 1962; Lot 423

ACCORDING TO DALWICK & HARMER "NEWFOUNDLAND AIRMAILS" 332 LETTERS WERE CARRIED ON THE "COLUMBIA" FLIGHT; HOWEVER, ONLY 100 WERE FRANKED WITH THE SPECIAL AIRMAIL STAMP (C5). TO DATE ABOUT 50 HAVE BEEN RECORDED.
Est. $5,000+
409
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C6-C8,A beautiful set of three Trial Colour Large Die Proofs printed in black on white wove unwatermarked paper, each with reverse die number and full die sinkage; a very scarce set, VF
Est. $2,500+
410
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C6-C8,A beautiful set of three engraved Trial Colour Die Proofs printed in black on watermarked white wove paper, each with reverse die number; a very scarce set, VF

Provenance: St. Aylott, Eastern Auctions, August 2010; Lot 450
Est. $2,500+
411
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C6-C8,A beautiful set of three Large Die Proofs in the issued colours on white wove unwatermarked paper, each showing full die sinkage and reverse die numbers, VF; ex. St. Aylott (August 2010; Lot 448)
Est. $2,500+
412
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C6-C8,Set of three engraved trial colour plate proof singles in black on bond paper, each with large margins, choice, VF
Est. $350+
413
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C6a,A very well centered mint lower left corner margin block of four, IMPERFORATE VERTICALLY between pairs, minute gum wrinkle on top pair, a choice and rarely offered multiple, VF NH
Cat. $4,500
414
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C7,Trial Colour Large Die Proof printed in black on yellowish unwatermarked wove paper 94 x 68mm, displaying the full die sinkage; the final die with engraver's guideline and reverse die number "920" at top, superb in all respects, XF
Est. $750+
415
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C7a,A nicely centered horizontal pair with brilliant fresh colour, imperforate vertically between, each stamp shows a clear Bay de Verde R.P.O. FE 1 31 split ring RPO postmark, unusual and very scarce thus, VF; ex. "Labrador" Collection of Newfoundland Airmails (February 2003; Lot 3107)
Cat. $1,200+
416
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C9c,A selected mint imperforate pair with bright fresh colour and full original gum, scarce thus, VF NH
Cat. $1,350
417
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C10a,Mint lower left block of four IMPERFORATE VERTICALLY BETWEEN pairs, light natural gum wrinkling as often seen, a rare multiple of this perforation error, VF NH
Cat. $5,400
418
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C11d,A well centered and choice mint vertical pair imperforate horizontally in error, full original gum, scarce this nice, VF+ NH
Cat. $1,875
419
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C12,A fresh mint example with precise centering and full original gum, XF NH
Cat. $800+
420
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C12a,A beautiful mint example of INVERTED SURCHARGE error, nicely centered with bright colour on fresh paper, intact perforations all around, full pristine original gum, VF NH

Expertization: 2002 BPA certificate for a full setting block of four from which it originates, being the upper left stamp.
Cat. $60,000
421
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C13-C17,An attractive and very scarce set of five Die Proofs, each in the colour of issue on white wove unwatermarked paper, all completed designs, VF and choice
Est. $2,500+
422
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C13a-C17a,A lovely set of five mint imperforate pairs, all in horizontal format and with sheet margin on one side, post office fresh colours, large margins and full original gum; a seldom seen set in especially nice condition, XF H
Cat. $3,300
423
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C14i,The distinctive and rarely seen error of colour, known as "Indian-yellow" and closely resembling a chrome yellow shade, well centered with bright colour, faint trace of a cancellation. Only a very small number exist and this is the first used example we have handled, VF; 2017 Greene Foundation cert. (Unitrade unpriced as used)
Est. $1,500+
424
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C15,Progressive Die Proof printed in blue, colour of issue, on white wove unwatermarked paper 116 x 63mm, full die sinkage, shows no shading at skyline; light soiling away from design, a very scarce unfinished proof, F-VF (Minuse & Pratt C15PX-E)
Est. $750+
425
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C17,Progressive Die Proof engraved in issued colour, without NEWFOUNDLAND at top, LABRADOR at foot and unfinished shading throughout design, small shallow thin of no importance, very appealing and rarely seen; also includes a choice example of the finished die proof, VF; ex. "Labrador" Collection of Newfoundland Airmails (February 2003; Lot 3199)
Est. $1,500+
426
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C17,The set of five on individual first day covers, each stamp tied by St. John's JUN 9 33 postmark and mailed to Halifax, Nova Scotia, VF (Unitrade C13-C17)
Est. $250+
427
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C18,A precisely centered, fresh mint pane of four with intact perforations and full original gum; seldom seen in such nice condition, VF+ NH
Cat. $3,600
428
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C18,A choice, well centered mint single, Position 1 in the setting, VF NH
Cat. $900
429
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES C18a,A mint example of this rarity, one of the four repaired copies recorded by Cyril Harmer, the repairs are barely discernible to the naked eye, gum redistributed. Two airmail expert backstamps - Kessler and Sanabria. F-VF appearing (Cat. $100,000 as sound; Gibbons price for repaired example £20,000)

It has been reported, upon the discovery of the errors, they were ordered to be destroyed. However, two panes of four were saved. One had been torn and subsequently expertly repaired from which this example originates.

Expertization: 1989 Enzo Diena certificate

Provenance: Edward M. Gilbert, H.R. Harmer Inc., New York, October 2004; Lot 109
Est. $20,000+
430
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES A genuine mint block of 75c Labrador with fake surcharge - known as the St. John's forgery (faker was sentenced and sent to prison), each stamp handstamped "FORGERY". Quite deceptive and excellent reference
Est. $500
431
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 1941 (April 30) Bowaters Newsprint, Corner Brook cover, roughly opened tears at top, mailed unpaid to St. John's; "T/8" penciled due marking double deficiency the current 4 cent domestic letter rate with Postage Due 1c yellow green pair, faulty on right stamp and 2c vermilion strip of three, tied by circular mute grid cancels. Rare usage solely franked with Newfoundland postage due stamps, Fine; 1997 Greene Foundation cert. (Unitrade J1, J2)
Est. $200+
432
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 1941 (October 16) Clean cover sent shortpaid to St. John's bearing a 3c Royal Family (Scott 246) tied by light Bell Island Mines split ring datestamp, second clearer strike at left, pencil due "T2" along with uncancelled postage stamp 2c vermilion, perf 10-10½, attractive and scarce, VF (Unitrade J2, 246)
Est. $150+
433
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES J7a,A top margin mint block imperforate vertically between on the two top pairs, light horizontal bend between as most do; hinged and some perf separation in the margin only, both key pairs are F-VF NH; a rare multiple.
Cat. $3,600
434
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES OX1,Engraved Die Proof printed in black on blue card (0.014" thick), measuring 46 x 59mm, in pristine condition and exceedingly rare - in fact the only such die proof we are aware of and outstanding in all respects. The issued stamp was printed on blue paper. XF GEM
Est. $3,500+
435
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES OX1,An uncharacteristically engraved Large Die Proof printed in black on bluish india paper 76 x 90mm, die sunk on large card 139 x 216mm; showing die "C-629" number below design; small india tear at foot and negligible bends well away from design, one of the largest existing die proofs of Newfoundland's Officially Sealed stamp, a wonderful showpiece, VF
Est. $2,000+
436
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES OX1,An engraved Die Proof printed in black on india paper, with original die number "C-629" etched out and new number "26231" put in place, mounted on brown archival card. A one-of-a-kind item originating from ABNC printer's file, VF
Est. $1,000+
437
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES OX1ii,A choice, large margined plate proof single in black, colour of issue, on india paper, VF
Cat. $1,000
438
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES OX1,A glorious mint example in superior quality, sheet margin displays the full ABNC plate imprint, adding to its remarkable appeal, radiant fresh colour, superb centering and lightly hinged in the selvedge only, stamp with full immaculate original gum and NEVER HINGED. By far the most attractive and FINEST MINT EXAMPLE we have ever seen, XF NH GEM; 2022 Greene Foundation certificate
Cat. $2,500+
439
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES OX1iii,A fresh mint single with ABNC security punch and small horizontal SPECIMEN overprint in red, some uncleared perfs at left, F-VF NH
Cat. $1,125
440
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES NFM1f,An extremely rare mint single with INVERTED and shifted three-line "Money Order / Stamp Tax / only." overprint in red (shifted horizontally), light evenly aged original gum with overall minor adherence, otherwise Very Fine; in fact, the only example we are aware of. (Van Dam suggested retail value is for used, mint is unpriced), ex. St. Aylott collection August 2010, lot 257.
Cat. $2,500
441
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES NFM2,An exceedingly rare used example with four-line "MONEY / Order / Stamp Tax / only." overprint in red SIDEWAYS (reading up) with "MONEY" in capital letters. One of only two examples recorded, VF

These stamps were affixed to documents and were almost invariably uncancelled; photocopy of 1992 Greene Foundation certificate (submitted by renowned revenue collector John Gaudio)
Cat. $3,000
442
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES 1889 3c Embossed, watermarked postal envelope 140 x 79mm, printed in pale blue instead of the issued violet, unused with gummed flap - of proof status according to accompanying 2014 RPS of London certificate. Most unusual and visually striking, VF (Unlisted in Webb stationery catalogue; Walsh EN2d)
Est. $750+
443
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES American Bank Note postal card Die Essay, engraved and printed in red violet on thick card 136 x 84mm, the unadopted design with no shading lines in background around "N" of "NEWFOUNDLAND", slight card creases in margins only. Scarce and appealing, VF (Webb P-E2; cat. $1,200)
Est. $500+
444
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES American Bank Note postal card Die Essay engraved in brownish orange on india paper 136 x 85mm showing portion of unusual "H" etched letter at top right, die sunk on large card 228 x 153mm, the unadopted design with no shading lines in background around "N" of "NEWFOUNDLAND". Superb in all respects and exceedingly rare, XF (Webb P-E2c; cat. $1,200)
Est. $750+
445
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES American Bank Note postal card Die Essay engraved in bluish green on india paper 139 x 86mm, die sunk on large card measuring 190 x 154mm, the unadopted design with no shading lines in background around "N" of "NEWFOUNDLAND". Visually striking and exceedingly rare, VF (Webb P-E2f; cat. $1,200)
Est. $750+
446
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES American Bank Note Co. postal card uncut plate proof block of four printed in green, colour of issue, on card mounted india paper. Extremely rare - allegedly the only surviving uncut proof block, VF (Webb P8-P1b cat. $2,000)
Est. $1,000+
447
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND 1897-1947 ISSUES Photographic essay, smaller in size, printed in black on coated paper affixed to ledger piece dated Jan 5 / 11; postal card die proof in vermilion, stamp size on india paper, thinned and small fault at top right; also a trial colour die proof in black on glazed surfaced paper showing large portion of surrounding design. A very scarce trio, F-VF (Webb P9-P2, P9-P4, plus unlisted photographic essay)
Est. $500+
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS
448
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS On three stockpages with a mesmerizing array of nearly 80 Perkins Bacon engraved trade sample proofs, a high percentage different in colour & paper type, some with defaced denomination, 4 pence proofs includes undefaced and some scarred at left - characteristic of Pratt Plate 1 (second state). A wonderful lot that has taken many years of patience and diligent searching to assemble, mostly VF throughout
Est. $10,000+
449
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS A lovely range of mostly mint NH singles and pairs, plus a couple blocks; noted shades, watermarks, etc. Better stamps noted such as #1 NH large margins, 12A NH single and two pairs, 19 NH corner pair, 19a NH pair, 17ii unused, 21i NH pair and single, 22i NH pair, 23 NH First printing on thicker wove, etc. Also stockpage of various engraved Oneglia forgeries. Nice condition throughout.
Est. $1,500+
450
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS On three stockpages with three different "Goodall" die proofs - 5c bluish green, affixed on non-contemporary card, 24c Queen Victoria in black and in greenish blue, both creased but sunk on large cards; a Die essay of 5c Prince Albert in brown, stamp sized on india; various trial colour and plate proofs from singles to blocks of four, noting an unusually comprehensive group of 5c Harp Seal in different colours. Condition from mixed to VF
Est. $2,500+
451
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS On two stockpages with 1c Prince of Wales, first engraving - sixteen including two trial colours, perforated and gummed proofs; and re-engraved - ten including two pairs, 3c Queen Victoria, seven including a block in green; 6c Victoria, thirteen including blocks in yellow brown and orange. Also 2c Widow Queen postal stationery design on india with added perforations. Minor flaws to be expected in places.
Est. $750+
452
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS On five stockpages, a valuable selection of mint stamps, some are NH, noting #28 (4), the elusive #33 unused redistributed gum to appear NH, #35 corner margin example and plate imprint block of six, 36 two shades, 41, 42, 43 (2), 47, 48a imperf pair, 51, 51a, 52 (2), 57 (4), 58 plate imprint block of eight with constant plate scratch variety, etc.; also various used singles and two covers - one bearing #33 (faulty) & 34. Overall condition is well-above average for these often difficult stamps. Well worth close examination.
Est. $2,500+
453
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS A selection of mint (some NH) and used singles, also five NH blocks of four and a nice 24c used block; also 1c-60c SPECIMEN overprinted mint F-VF NH set.
Est. $500+
454
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS Various mint, mostly select VF NH examples, including different printings of the 3c Queen Alexandra, plus a lower left block of emergency 1918 printing, a 1c carmine rose on thick paper, five ABNC specimen stamps, four unused imperforate pairs (½c, 2c, 3c and 4c), an unlisted 1c yellow green horizontal pair imperforate vertically, etc.
Est. $1,000+
455
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS Both lithographed and engraved issues represented, most values represented mint NH, plus many used including socked-on-nose cancels; a few imperforate pairs; various listed and unlisted plate varieties; over 25 blocks of four (couple larger) mostly mint NH; a faulty large die proof of engraved 15c in black; a mixed-issue registered franking cover to Germany. Overall quality is generally selected.
Est. $2,000+
456
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS Twenty-four Guy issue covers, starts with some low value multiple frankings, followed by better single and multiple frankings of higher denominations with Lithographed set of 11 on cover to Toronto, 8c single on registered mourning cover to USA, engraved 9c single on Crosbie Hotel cover to USA, 9c block on registered cover to USA, 15c single on large registered envelope to France, etc.
Est. $1,000+
457
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS A nice display of choice mint singles, many are NH, we note tougher stamps such as #124b Prussian Blue mint LH (2013 Greene cert.), a few blocks including #126 XF NH, #127 VF NH pane of 25, #130a VF LH block, lower pair with varieties NH; imperf pairs #114a (2), 134a NH; 1911 Coronation Dignitary Presentation Card, some ageing but card is in great shape; three die proofs in black #105 on white glazed paper, #110 (large tear but very rare) and #143.
Est. $750+
458
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS Thirty-four die proofs from First engravings by De La Rue to Re-engraved by Perkins Bacon, stamp size to large noting a few unfinished progressive proofs and trial colours, virtually all different; the odd fault, mainly sound and F-VF; a spectacular lot for an advanced collector.
Est. $4,000+
459
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS On pages with various mint, high percentage NH noting better 1931 watermarked set NH, six part perforated / imperforate pairs including #163c NH + ungummed pairs, 163iii horizontal pair imperforate between LH, #165a and 166a ungummed, another 166a NH, 166i 4c imperforate between right margin and stamp, crease in margin, also a few 1929 provisionals, etc., light duplication; many stamps are selected and VF
Est. $750+
460
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS An impressive lot of over 60 mostly different items including 1938 Royal Family 4c progressive die proofs (different colours) and a finished die proof, 1932-1938 Resources six die proofs (one stamp size), six different imperforate plate number blocks (proof or stamp paper) including 4c UL plate "2" (reversed) imperf block of 25 NH, various 1932-1938 Perkins Bacon plate proof pairs in black on bond paper, including scarcer 5c Caribou plate proof pair in black on gummed watermarked paper NH. Various plate proof pairs on security paper. Second Resources with a few imperforates, with and without Waterlow security punch, etc. Minor imperfections in places but mostly in sound condition. A useful lot of these popular definitive series.
Est. $4,000+
461
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS Set of fifteen trial colour plate proof pairs (all values that exist) in black on wove bond unwatermarked paper, also includes a defaced single of the 6c Princess Elizabeth. A scarce group, VF
Est. $750+
462
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS An impressive group of 17 different mint imperforate pairs of the First Resources Issue (Perkins Bacon), organized on two stockpages, needs 6c, 15c, 25c and 30c to complete. Over half are NH, others hinged or ungummed as issued. Also a 1938 Royal Family set of four imperforate pairs VF NH. A great opportunity to acquire a comprehensive lot of imperforates (Unitrade cat. $4,917)
Est. $1,500+
463
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS Comprehensive lot comprised of several mint NH perforation varieties such as #183c, 183iv, 185iii pair, 187v in pane of four and vertical pair, 191g, 255v, 255ii, inverted watermark centerline block, 257ix, 269b, etc. Various printings, plate numbers, perforation and watermark varieties, booklet panes, complete booklets with BK2a, BK4a (2), etc. A great lot worth a close look.
Est. $1,000+
464
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS On stockpages with five different die proofs, six imperforate pairs (3 different), various mint NH and used noting perf & watermark varieties, a set in NH blocks (except 7c & 20c), the 24c block inverted watermark, etc. Nice condition throughout.
Est. $500+
465
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS Displayed on nine pages plus one frame, noting 1935 Jubilee perforated SPECIMEN set, 1943 30c University gutter margin NH strip of twenty, 1946 (March 21) 2c on 30c plate block on FDC, 1947 5c John Cabot aniline ink variety, various Inland Revenue stamps, etc.
Est. $250+
466
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS Three die proofs: 10c & 48c in black, latter with stain at top, and 25c in issued colour; a set of plate proofs in issued colour and another in black (ex three low values), 48c imperf pair and various mint singles and blocks including plate varieties; mostly F-VF NH
Est. $750+
467
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS Eleven different imperforate positional blocks on gummed, watermarked stamp paper - 2c UL & UR plate "43078", top centre (partial number), 3c top centre plate "43066" and left centre plate "41418", 8c UL plate "41601", 15c UR, LL, LR plate "41794", 24c UR plate "41795", 48c left centre plate "41793". Usual gum wrinkling; an elusive group.
Est. $1,000+
468
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS A nice lot of 9 different, plus a Perkins Bacon printing 3c Royal Family with large portion of reverse offset (unlisted in Unitrade). The Waterlow printings showing full reverse offset image - 3c, 5c, 10c, 15c, 20c, 24c, 1947 4c Birthday and 5c Cabot. Also part reverse offset image on 7c block (top pair). F-VF NH
Est. $750+
469
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS A useful lot, starts with Alcock & Brown and Halifax Airmails mint VF NH C2 (2), C2a, C3, C3b, also VF used C3, C3b; 1930-1931 Pictorial issues with $1 trial colour die proof in black, C6-C11 VF NH, C10c mint horizontal pair imperf vertically, C11e mint imperf pair, DO-X C12 VF LH; 1933 Labrador Airmail C13-C17 VF NH, C14a NH; a few oddities such as Balbo fake invert surcharge, miscut pair of C13iv; C13b, C13c & C17c with fraudulent perfs, etc. A valuable lot worth a close look.
Est. $3,000+
470
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS Lot of 12 covers including 1921 Halifax Airmail flight covers, showing all six different overprint types (Scott C3b/C3j), 1932 $1.50 on $1 DO-X May 20 postmarked flight cover, etc.
Est. $750+
471
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS Assortment on pages including singles with a few perf varieties, blocks noting 1949 watermarked 10c lower left block of 15 with period after DUE (Pos. 91), left-half sheet showing "LUE" (Pos. 23) and period after "DUE" (Pos. 91). Most are NH; also an elusive 2c vermilion postally used on OHMS Dead Letter Office returned envelope.
Est. $400+
472
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS Thirty advertising covers, many illustrated and some quite elaborate, from Royal Family to Second Resources issues. Condition mixed on a few, mainly F-VF; a useful lot for the specialist with many scarce items.
Est. $750+
473
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS Balance of collection, about 80 covers mainly 1930s & 1940s with interesting multiple frankings, registered, censored, several 1897-1908 Royal Family noting large cover with $1.15 franking, registered to the US, 1897 Provisional & Cabot franked covers. Worth a close look for better rates, elusive frankings, etc.
Est. $1,000+
474
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS About 30 mostly different items with plate proofs, specimen, unused and used. Noted better with postal envelope 3c & 5c SPECIMEN overprints, 1879 2c vermilion plate proof card on india paper, portion at lower right excised, 1904-1905 1c green KEVII & 2c vermilion Queen Alexandra plate proof postal cards on card mounted india paper, 1913 2c + 2c KGV Reply Letter Card unused, etc.
Est. $500+
475
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEWFOUNDLAND LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS Displayed on three pages with write-up, including varieties, ten singles and two blocks, one of which shows the elusive broken "y" in "Money" and no period after "Only" (Van Dam NFM1e), plus a rare properly used example on Money Order receipt, stamp cancelled by mute ink cancel in red, double ring St. John's M.O.B. Mar 6 1915 datestamp at left. A great collection ideal for the specialist..
Est. $750+
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEW BRUNSWICK
476
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEW BRUNSWICK 1,A nice used single with uncharacteristically large margins for the issue, portion of neighbouring stamp visible at foot, bright colour on flawless paper, neat centrally struck oval grid "1" numeral cancel of Saint John. A great stamp in all respects; two expert signatures on back, XF
Cat. $700+
477
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEW BRUNSWICK 2,An impressive lower margin plate proof strip of four printed in black on thin card, ample to large margins, printer's penciled "30th June 1851" at foot, a great item for an advanced collection, VF (Cat. as single proofs)
Cat. $2,000
478
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEW BRUNSWICK 1-3,Official reprint set of three in pairs on distinctive thin hard white wove ungummed paper, VF
Cat. $800
479
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEW BRUNSWICK 5,"Goodall" Die Essay originating from the compound die, engraved, printed in orange on card mounted india paper 31 x 32mm. A fabulous essay in a radiant orange colour, very scarce, VF
Est. $1,000+
480
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEW BRUNSWICK 6,“Goodall” Die Essay in dark yellowish brown on india paper 28 x 23mm, sunk on card 57 x 30mm; the unadopted design with Locomotive facing left. A rare and desirable die essay; in pristine condition, XF
Est. $1,500+
481
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEW BRUNSWICK 6,"Goodall" Die Essay, engraved, printed in greenish blue on india paper 31 x 24mm, sunk on slightly larger card measuring 34 x 29mm, showing unadopted locomotive facing left instead of right as issued. A rare and most appealing die essay, in pristine condition, XF
Est. $1,000+
482
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEW BRUNSWICK 6,"Goodall" Die Proof printed in brownish red on india paper 31 x 28mm die sunk on larger card 45 x 42mm, clear die "130" number above design, superb, XF
Est. $1,000+
483
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEW BRUNSWICK 6,“Goodall” Die Proof, engraved, printed in dark greenish blue on india paper 30 x 28mm, sunk on card 45 x 43mm, small inclusion at left; shows die number “130" above design. A striking proof of the adopted design, VF
Est. $1,000+
484
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEW BRUNSWICK 6/11,Four different denominations - 1c, 10c, 12½c & 17c - in plate proof blocks of sixteen in issued colours on india paper, minor india paper wrinkles on a few, otherwise in an excellent state of preservation, VF (Unitrade cat. $8,125)

Tiny penciled plate positions lightly annotated on reverse for each proof.
Est. $1,000+
485
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEW BRUNSWICK 7,"Goodall" Die Proof, engraved, printed in dark yellowish brown on india paper 26 x 29mm, sunk on card 45 x 47mm, showing light impression of ABNC imprint and die number "219" at foot; very attractive, VF
Est. $1,000+
486
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEW BRUNSWICK 8,“Goodall” Die Proof, engraved, printed in dark yellowish brown on india paper 29 x 35mm, sunk on card measuring 42 x 55mm, showing die number "97" above and ABNC (albino) imprint at foot; a superb and rare proof, VF
Est. $1,000+
487
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEW BRUNSWICK 8,Superb “Goodall” die proof, engraved, printed in brownish red on india paper 27 x 32mm, sunk on card 44 x 56mm; displaying clearly the die number "97" above and unusual albino impression of ABNC imprint at foot. A beautiful and rare proof, XF
Est. $1,000+
488
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEW BRUNSWICK 9,"Goodall" Die Proof, engraved, printed in deep blue on india paper 32 x 37mm, originating from the Compound Die (composed of a 5c Connell at left and a 10c Victoria at right), remarkably choice and with vibrant colour, very scarce, XF
Est. $750+
489
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEW BRUNSWICK 9,Engraved Die Proof printed in vermilion, colour of issue on india paper 31 x 40mm; minute thin, still a very scarce and desirable proof in issued colour, VF
Est. $500+
490
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEW BRUNSWICK 10,“Goodall” Compound Die Proof engraved in bluish green on india paper 31 x 26mm, sunk on card 47 x 29mm, showing the complete stamp and a progressive proof of the oval with inside lettering, visually striking and rare, XF; ex. Dr. Lewis Reford (Part Three, March 1951; Lot 1081)
Est. $1,500+
491
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEW BRUNSWICK 10,“Goodall” Compound Die Proof, engraved, printed in black on india paper 31 x 26mm, sunk on card 57 x 32mm, shows the complete stamp with die number "129" below, at right a progressive proof with left portion of the oval with part of the lettering. A wonderful, eye-arresting proof, XF
Est. $1,500+
492
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEW BRUNSWICK 10,“Goodall” Compound Die Proof, engraved, printed in slate black on india paper 31 x 26mm, sunk on card 56 x 31mm, showing die number "No. 129" below. The complete stamp and at right a progressive proof of the oval with part of inside lettering. A superb and striking proof, rare, XF
Est. $1,500+
493
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEW BRUNSWICK 10,“Goodall” Compound Die Proof, engraved, printed in dark yellowish brown on india paper 31 x 26mm sunk on card 46 x 31mm, showing die number "No.129" and the complete stamp and a progressive proof of the oval with partial inside lettering. A superb and visually striking proof, XF
Est. $1,500+
494
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEW BRUNSWICK 11,Superb "Goodall" Die Proof, engraved, printed in dark yellowish brown on india paper 25 x 30mm, sunk on card 38 x 56mm, albino impression of ABNC imprint at foot. A very fresh and desirable proof, ideal for exhibition, XF
Est. $1,500+
495
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEW BRUNSWICK 11,"Goodall" Die Proof, engraved, printed in deep bluish green on india paper 26 x 31mm, sunk on card 40 x 56mm, albino impression of ABNC imprint at foot. A superb die proof, ideal for exhibition, XF
Est. $1,500+
496
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEW BRUNSWICK 11,"Goodall" Die Proof printed in brownish red on india paper 26 x 30mm die sunk on large card 41 x 56mm, albino (characteristic of the 17c) impression of ABNC imprint and die "78" number at foot, superb and choice, XF
Est. $1,000+
497
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NEW BRUNSWICK Small group of better items such as NB 5c green plate proof block of six (3x2) showing on both rows all three SPECIMEN types in carmine (Types D + C + B), Nova Scotia #3 XF used, #8 1868 8½c trade sample proof in deep magenta on wove in sound condition, PEI 1p trial colour plate proof pair on yellowish wove paper, etc.
Est. $350+
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NOVA SCOTIA
498
THE AFAB COLLECTION - NOVA SCOTIA 10-13,The four high values - 5c, 8½c, 10c & 12½c - in plate proof blocks of twenty-five printed in issued colours on india paper, minor wrinkles on a few, otherwise in an excellent state of preservation for these fragile proofs, VF (Unitrade cat. $5,750)

Tiny penciled plate positions are lightly annotated on reverse for each proof.
Est. $1,000+
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA
499
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA An outstanding intact LITHOGRAPHED Trade Sample Proof sheet, printed in deep brown lilac on thin white wove paper with clear horizontal mesh, showing nineteen different stamps - 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. Faint wrinkle, overall in an excellent state of preservation and superb in all respects with radiant colour and clear impression on fresh paper. A spectacular showpiece, Extremely Fine (Minuse & Pratt PB-A)

This trade sample sheet is similar to the one offered in AFAB Part One as Lot 387 (ex. Mayer). However, it is somewhat deeper in colour and has larger outer margins.

A WONDERFUL INTACT SHEET, ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE IN THE DEEPER SHADE. THIS SHEET RANKS AMONG THE MOST EYE-CATCHING ITEMS EVER PRODUCED BY AMERICAN BANK NOTE AND WILL CERTAINLY BRIGHTEN ANYONE'S COLLECTION.
Est. $15,000+
500
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA A spectacular intact Engraved Trade Sample Proof sheet printed in golden yellow on thin white wove paper with horizontal mesh, showing nineteen different stamps including 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.

A fabulous sheet engraved in one of the most striking colours one can hope to find. Immaterial peripheral pinhole and flaws confined to the extra wide outer margins, Very Fine (Minuse & Pratt PB-A)

Provenance: Frederick Mayer, October 2008; Lot 31
Paul Burega, April 1994; Lot 576

A FABULOUS SHEET CLEARLY ON THE SHORT-LIST OF THE MOST ATTRACTIVE AND DESIRABLE PROOFS IN ALL OF BRITISH NORTH AMERICAN PHILATELY. AMONG THE SMALL NUMBER OF SHEETS THAT SURVIVE INTACT, THIS EXAMPLE CAN EASILY BE CONSIDERED ONE OF THE MOST VISUALLY STRIKING.
Est. $15,000+
501
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA Engraved Trade Sample Proof Sheet printed in dark green on manila card, displaying nineteen different stamps including 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.

Peripheral faults including a tear and corner creases to this unusual paper type, a rare intact sheet, the engraved proofs and surrounding ornaments with very fine appearance (Minuse & Pratt PB-A).

Provenance: Frederick Mayer, October 2008; Lot 38
Est. $3,500+
502
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1P variety,Plate proof single in a bright shade on thicker india paper, sheet margin at foot, VF

An interesting proof, which at first glance appeared to be a stamp on wove paper. It is also known as thick hard opaque paper variety.
Est. $350+
503
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1852 (June 28) Small envelope from Montreal to Boston, bearing a horizontal pair of 3p orange vermilion on handmade laid paper with visible laid lines, slightly touching frame on left stamp, otherwise well clear to large margins, each stamp with central concentric rings cancellation, double arc Montreal dispatch datestamp in red and same-ink border exchange "CANADA" arc just ties left-hand stamp; no backstamp as customary for mail to the United States.

The right-hand stamp shows the Major Re-entry (Plate A; Pos. 47), the best known plate variety with strong doubling in and below "EE PEN", below three "3" numerals among other traits. A great cover - certainly one of the nicest (of the very few existing) covers bearing the sought-after and well-documented Major Re-entry, VF (Unitrade 1iii)

Expertization: 1987 BPA certificate

Provenance: Henry Schneider, Siegel, October 1996; Lot 39
Est. $3,500+
504
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1854 (May 8) Orange cover bearing a large margined 6p brownish purple, imperforate with faint laid lines, unusually struck by superb Cobourg MAY 8 1854 double arc datestamp, cross border arc CANADA handstamp to Ohio, small flaws along edge of the envelope; no backstamp as customary for mail to the United States, Vincent G. Greene backstamp, Fine cover with VF+ stamp (Unitrade 2b)

Provenance: Vincent Graves Greene, Sissons Sale 346, February 1975; Lot 30
William L. Moody III, H.R. Harmer Inc., May 1951; Lot 30
Est. $2,000+
505
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 3TC,An Engraved Die Proof printed in dark violet brown on thin hard bond paper, the characteristic scarred die, with superb sharp impression on pristine paper. In immaculate condition and highly desirable, XF GEM

Expertization: 2022 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: Sir Gawaine Baillie, Sale VII - British North America, Sotheby's, May 2006; Lot 688
Est. $10,000+
506
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 3TC,Trial Colour Die Proof originating from the composite die in blue black on greyish very thin bond paper (0.0025" thick) with distinctive, characteristic "scar" at "CE" of PENCE. A visually striking coloured proof of which very few exist in this colour, very desirable and perfect for an advanced collection, VF

Expertization: 2022 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: Sir Gawaine Baillie, Sale VII - British North America, Sotheby's, May 2006; Lot 683 - as "deep indigo-blue".
Est. $10,000+
507
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 3Pi,Plate proof single with vertical SPECIMEN overprint in carmine on card mounted india paper, sheet margin at left and full even margins on other sides, VF+
Cat. $2,500
508
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 4d,A remarkable used example with ample to oversized margins, portion of adjacent stamp visible at left, showing large portion of Suspension Bridge OCT 11 large circular US-Canada border datestamp, unusual and striking, VF; ex. Vincent Graves Greene Collection (February 1975; Lot 97)
Est. $500+
509
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 4i + variety,A lightly cancelled example with deep rich colour, showing irregularly separated margins, the result of (according to enclosed photo-opinion signed by Fred Jarrett: "In my opinion this is an example of the trial perforation as mentioned in the report of the P.M.G."), used light indistinct four-ring numeral cancel. An interesting stamp, VF
Est. $300+
510
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 4,An appealing, large margined example showing portion of "Rawd(on)" plate imprint at foot, bright fresh colour and ideal light four-ring '5' cancellation in blue of Brantford, VF+; 1994 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $300+
511
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1858 (December 29) Small envelope mailed from Brantford, U.C. to New Baltimore, Macomb County, Michigan, bearing a noticeably large margined imperforate 6p grey violet on thick hard wove paper with clear trace of Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson imprint at foot, slight surface rubbing, light centrally struck four-ring '5' with partially legible Brantford split ring dispatch at left, border exchange oval Canada 10 Cents and circular PAID in red, clear Windsor DE 31 1858 transit backstamp, from the Vincent G. Greene collection with his backstamp, VF (Unitrade 5d)

Expertization: 1984 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: Vincent Graves Greene, Sissons Sale 346, February 1975; Lot 116
Dr. Lewis Reford, Part Three, Harmer, Rooke & Co., February 1951; Lot 308
Est. $1,500+
512
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 7Pi, v,Plate proof block of four on india paper with vertical SPECIMEN in carmine, shows a Strong Re-entry (Position 90) on upper right proof with very prominent doubling in left inner frameline and in oval next to and in "CANADA", VF
Cat. $1,200+
513
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 8,A large margined mint example, deep shade and possessing full original gum, relatively lightly hinged. A superior example, XF; 1981 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $2,800
514
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 8,A beautiful large margined example with deep colour, neatly struck four-ring '24' cancellation of Oakville, VF and most appealing; 2022 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $1,000+
515
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 8, variety,A visually striking strip of three showing large portion of (Raw)don, Wright, Hatch & Edson New (York) imprint at left, mostly margins all around except for bottom left, light diagonal crease on right pair, nevertheless with beautifully struck and unusually clear four-ring '14' (Goderich, U.C.) cancellations; the centre stamp shows the Re-entry (Position 26 in the plate of 120 subjects) with doubling in "PE" of "PENCE", upper and lower left vertical frames, etc. A remarkable and important strip, Fine+

Provenance: Dr. Lewis L. Reford (Part One, February 1950; Lot 291) as a rejoined block of six (3x2), this being the lower strip of three.
Henry Lubke, First Portion, June 1992; Lot 285

The elusiveness of this plate variety - first mentioned in Fred Jarrett handbook (1929) only to be rediscovered recently (2015), can be explained by the fact it is only found on the plate of 120 subjects. The first two columns (which included the variety) were removed to produce the subsequent plate of 100 subjects, the size required for perforating.
Est. $1,500+
516
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 8b,A vertical pair of the distinctive rare paper type with prominent vertical ribbing, well clear to large margins all around, each stamp with centrally struck four-ring '37' (Québec) cancellation; some ageing mostly visible from reverse, a very rare multiple, VF; clear 2022 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $10,000
517
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA "The Globe" entire masthead dated June 12 1858, folded for presentation; not mailed from the Office of Publisher and bearing an imperforate Half penny rose on soft vertically ribbed paper, irregular margin at top clear of frameline and large margins on other sides, tied by light four-ring '13' numeral cancel of Galt, sent to Dundas. In remarkable condition for its age, a very rare usage of the Half penny on VERTICALLY RIBBED PAPER, F-VF (Unitrade 8b)

Provenance: Sam Nickle, Christie's, March 1993; Lot 120
Vincent Graves Greene Collection, Sissons Sale 346, February 1975; Lot 156
Est. $2,500+
518
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 9,A very scarce used example with large portion of PEMBINA postmark in black; a small supply of Canadian postage stamps were sent to Red River Settlement (now part of Manitoba) and mail passed through the US via Pembina, Minnesota. Ample margins, tiny edge thin at lower right mentioned for the record, VF; clear 2010 Greene Foundation cert.
Est. $2,500+
519
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 11,An exceptionally well centered example of this very difficult stamp, rich colour on bright fresh paper, perforations clear of design nearly all around, tiny corner crease at bottom right, centrally struck Hamilton JA 14 1859 double arc datestamp, a desirable feature seldom seen on this stamp with XF centering; 2022 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $2,500+
520
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 12vi,An immensely rare unused example showing the Major Re-entry (Plate A, Position 80) with strong doubling, very well centered for this notoriously difficult stamp, tiny pinpoint thin. An unusually attractive and exceptionally fresh unused example of Canada's first perforated stamp with the prominent plate variety, VF, a great rarity (Catalogue value is for a normal unused single)

Expertization: 1968 RPS of London certificate

Provenance: Isleham Collection, Christie's Robson Lowe, October 1986; Lot 2118
J. Grant Glassco, Robson Lowe Ltd., July 1969; Lot 66 - described as sound
E. Carey Fox (First Portion), H.R. Harmer, Inc., May 1968; Lot 380

Currently priced in used condition only, a clear indication of its rarity. This plate variety is known and listed on all printings on the three pence from the 1851 laid paper to the 1859 perforated.
Cat. $25,000
521
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 12,A quite well centered example with intact perforations clear of design on three sides, rich colour and beautiful impression on fresh paper, light four-ring '13' (Galt; RF 7) cancellation in black, a lovely stamp, VF; 2022 Greene Foundation cert. (Unitrade 12)
Cat. $1,600
522
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1859 (July 18) Clean envelope from Montreal to Cote des Neiges bearing a 3p brown red, perf 11¾, intact perforations all around and tied by superb, four-ring '21' cancellation, neat Montreal double arc dispatch at left; no backstamp likely due to proximity of the addressee; paying the then current 5 cent domestic letter rate (effective July 1st, 1859) with a 3 pence stamp, a most appealing and beautiful cover transitional cover, VF (Unitrade 12i)
Est. $1,000+
523
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 14b,A very well centered mint example of this early printing, with beautiful rich colour on fresh paper, full original gum, relatively lightly hinged. A choice example of a difficult stamp, VF
Cat. $2,000
524
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 14viii,A fabulous used example, very well centered within exceptionally large margins, rich colour on pristine fresh paper, light unobtrusive grid cancellation. A rarely seen jumbo, XF GEM
Est. $250+
525
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1863 (February 5) Folded printed circular bearing a superbly centered 1c deep rose, perf 12x11¾ tied by light four-ring '19' cancellation of London, paying the circular rate to Cayuga, Paris D.P.O. FE 5 transit and Cayuga FE 6 arrival backstamps. The stamp shows a Re-entry (Whitworth Re-entry No. 3; Position 51) with doubling of top centre and upper corner framelines, mark in "O" of "POSTAGE"; a beautiful single-franking usage of a documented plate variety, XF (Unitrade 14viii variety; unlisted Re-entry) ex. Art Leggett (Cents Issue exhibit - private sale)
Est. $250+
526
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1864 (January 5) Orange envelope in immaculate condition mailed registered from Toronto to Stratford, bearing a 5c vermilion and nicely centered pair of 1c rose, perf 12x11¾, lower stamp shows the "C" flaw plate variety (Pos. 37; Whitworth Flaw No. 15) with distinctive printing flaw below "C" of "CENT", tied by diamond grid cancels, straightline REGISTERED, Toronto split ring dispatch, prepays the 5c domestic letter rate and 2c registration. A scarce usage of this documented plate variety on a fresh and striking coloured envelope, VF (Unitrade 14vi, 14viii, 15)
Est. $350+
527
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1864 (September 11) Unusually clean and fresh cover endorsed "Via Woodstock", slightly reduced at left, bearing a select vertical strip of five of the 1c rose, perf 12x11¾, neatly tied by Ottawa duplex datestamps, faint G.W.R. split ring and clearer Woodstock SP 13 64 transit backstamps, Sweaburg, U.C. double arc receiver struck on obverse; a beautiful cover paying the 5 cent domestic letter rate, VF+ (Unitrade 14viii)
Est. $400+
528
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 15,A complete plate proof sheet of 100 (State 10 - last printing) in the issued colour on card mounted india paper, showing the Major Re-entry (Pos. 28) with exceptional doubling of lettering, frames, ovals among other traits, plus the Rock in Waterfall (Pos. 53) plate variety, small india tear at bottom right mentioned for the record. A beautiful sheet also showing eight American Bank Note Co. New York imprints in the margins, VF
Est. $7,500+
529
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 15 early printing,A selected mint example with amazing deep colour on fresh paper, nicely centered for this notoriously difficult stamp, full original gum; an attractive mint example of an early printing, F-VF H

Stamp shows a prominent positional guide dot in "C" of "CENTS".
Cat. $1,500
530
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 15v,A rare mint single of the Major Re-entry plate variety (Position 28; State 10) with very strong doubling throughout design, light vertical crease and minor adherence on gum, nevertheless very few mint examples of this important plate variety exist, Fine; 1992 Greene Foundation cert. (Unitrade cat. $3,750)
Est. $1,000+
531
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 15v,A quite well centered block of four and single on piece, cancelled by light grids; the block features the Major Re-entry (State 10; Position 28) at top right. It surfaced for only a few months during 1867-1868, showing exceptional doubling throughout entire design. One of the most sought-after plate varieties of Canada, especially desirable in a block, VF and very scarce

Literature: Illustrated in Boggs "The Postage Stamps and Postal History of Canada" on page 204

Provenance: Dale-Lichtenstein, Sale 10, H.R. Harmer, Inc., December 1970; Lot 358
Art Leggett (Cents Issue exhibit - private sale)
Est. $1,000+
532
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 15v,A well centered example of the Major Re-entry (Position 28, State 10) with very strong doubling throughout design, deep rich colour, light duplex grid cancels, much nicer than normally encountered, VF; 1997 Greene Foundation cert. ex. "Crossings" BNA (February 1999; Lot 1041)
Cat. $1,000
533
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 15v,A quite well centered single with perforations well clear on three sides, showing the Major Re-entry (Pos. 28; State 10), with bold impression and deeper shade really accentuating the strong doubling throughout the design, socked-on-nose Toronto NO 21 67 split ring in upright position. A very early date (Whitworth earliest observed date is Nov. 19), a great stamp for the specialist, VF; ex. Dale-Lichtenstein (Sale 7, January 1970; Lot 980)
Cat. $1,000
534
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 15v,A selected vertical strip of three, the top stamp displays the distinctive Major Re-entry (Position 28, State 10) with prominent doubling throughout design, rich colour, lightly cancelled with double arc datestamps, a very scarce multiple with the sought-after plate variety, Fine+; ex. Alfred Caspary (October 1956; Lot 161), Art Leggett (Cents Issue exhibit - private sale)
Est. $500+
535
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1868 (February 26) Clean small envelope to Oneida, Ontario, slightly reduced at right, bearing a 5c deep vermilion with Major Re-entry (Pos. 28; State 10) with very prominent doubling throughout, tied by light concentric rings, partially legible small town double arc dispatch with filled-in "Feby 26 / 68" manuscript date; on reverse clear Hamilton FE 27 transit backstamp; unusually clean and choice, VF (Unitrade 15v) ex. Dale-Lichtenstein (Sale 10, December 1970; Lot 359), Sam Nickle (March 1993; Lot 437)
Est. $750+
536
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1863 (March 7) Orange cover bearing a large margined 5c vermilion perf 11¾x12, well centered and showing prominently the "Log in Waterfall" plate variety (Pos 50; State 3), shortly-lived as the variety was quickly corrected, tied by Hamilton duplex datestamp well clear of the variety, mailed to Port Hope with receiver backstamp, slightly reduced at right, some ageing at edges and folds away from stamp, F-VF (Unitrade 15vi; cat. $1,250 for the stamp) ex. Art Leggett (Cents Issue exhibit - private sale)
Est. $500+
537
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1867 (March 13) Orange cover to Kiddville, Kentucky, bearing a vertical pair of 5c vermilion, perf 12, lower stamp shows the elusive "Rock in Waterfall" (Pos. 54; State 9) plate variety, both stamps slightly soiled, cancelled by light concentric rings, lower stamp further tied by partly legible double arc dispatch with clear MR 13 1867 date - the earliest observed date of this variety according to Whitworth handbook. An important cover with the sought-after "Rock in Waterfall" variety, Fine (Unitrade 15vii)
Est. $500+
538
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1864 (August 16) Cover mailed from Stoney Creek, C.W. to Newbury bearing a 5c bright vermilion, perf 11¾x12 showing the "Split Beaver" plate variety (Pos. 90; State 4) tied by light concentric rings, clear double arc dispatch below, slight soiling to cover only; Hamilton transit backstamp. A very scarce usage of this short-lived and well-documented variety, F-VF (Unitrade 15viii)
Est. $500+
539
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 16Pii,Plate proof single in black brown on india paper, diagonal SPECIMEN overprint in carmine, large margined and choice; VF
Cat. $600
540
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 17, vii,An exceptional used single, very well centered within uncharacteristically large margins, portion of imprint in left margin and centrally struck four-ring '627' (Ottawa Legislative Senate RF 9 - very rare), cancel slightly touched up. A great item, VF+ JUMBO
Est. $350+
541
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 18,"Goodall" Die Proof engraved in greenish blue on india paper 23 x 24mm die sunk on card 34 x 39mm, superb in all respects, XF and rare

Provenance: Sir Gawaine Baillie, Sale VII - British North America, Sotheby's, May 2006; Lot 813
Bertram Collection of Canada, Shanahan's, February 1959; Lot 680
Est. $5,000+
542
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 18Piii,Plate proof single on india paper in deep yellow green with diagonal SPECIMEN overprint in black, VF
Cat. $450
543
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1866 (March 1) Blue folded cover in clean, fresh condition, endorsed "Per Canadian Mail" bearing a 12½c deep green, perf 12 with wing margin at left, tied by diamond grid cancel with Toronto split ring dispatch at left, pays the single letter rate via Allan Line to Glasgow, Scotland, neat unframed GLASGOW PAID MR 16 1866 receiver, attractive and VF (Unitrade 18ii)
Est. $200+
544
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 19,"Goodall" Die Proof, engraved, printed in deep bluish green on india paper 26 x 31mm die sunk on card 29 x 43mm, an impressive die proof in choice condition, VF

Provenance: Sir Gawaine Baillie, Sale VII - British North America, Sotheby's, May 2006; Lot 814
Est. $5,000+
545
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 19b,A brilliant fresh mint imperforate pair, clear margin at right to ample margined on other three sides as often seen on these scarce imperforates, ungummed as issued; pencil signed by expert Peter Holcombe on reverse, Fine+; 1959 PF and 1986 Holcombe certificates
Cat. $4,000
546
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 20TC, v, vi,Top and bottom margin plate proof strips of three on card mounted india paper, full plate imprint on each, former shows dash in lower right "2" variety on all three positions and latter clearly showing the elusive scratch on Queen's neck plate flaw (Position 97) on left stamp. An attractive duo, VF (Cat. as normal proofs)
Cat. $1,800
547
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 20,Impressive example of the first printing, superior centering within unusually large margins, faint diagonal pressed crease, light central grid cancellation, VF JUMBO; ex. Dale-Lichtenstein (Sale 10, December 1970; Lot 486 - as sound)
Est. $200+
548
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 21-30,A selected set of ten used singles, hand-picked for better centering, overall freshness and superior condition; the 1c brown red and 6c brown are on Bothwell paper, the ½c shows the "spur" in scroll left of H plate variety, VF (Unitrade 21-30; cat. $1,780)
Est. $500+
549
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 21 variety,A spectacular used example with light socked-on-nose concentric rings cancel, very well centered with incredibly large margins and distinctive bright white paper adding to its overall appeal, a record-setting stamp, XF JUMBO GEM; 1997 Greene Foundation cert. ex. "Crossings" BNA (February 1999; Lot 1074)
Est. $300+
550
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1869 (May 14) Envelope with albino embossing of C. & W. Wurtele Merchants Quebec on backflap, bearing Large Queen 1c deep orange, irregular perfs at top and 2c blue green on Bothwell paper, both tied by two-ring '34' cancellations, P.O. Chatham, NB MY 14 1869 double arc dispatch at left, sent to Dalhousie, NB with next-day receiver backstamp. Peripheral cover faults and some soiling at foot, this is the ERD of the two-ring '34' of Chatham, New Brunswick (previous ERD was June 5, 1869), Fine appearance with VF 2-ring strikes (Unitrade 23a, 24ii)
Est. $350+
551
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 24b,A magnificent mint example with superior centering, radiant colour and sharp impression on bright fresh paper, intact perforations with a few uncleared perf discs, displaying overall freshness unlike majority of examples we have seen, remarkably full immaculate original gum, NEVER HINGED. Without a doubt, easily ranking among the finest Two cent Large Queens one can possibly hope to find. Outstanding in all respects, XF NH GEM

Expertization: 2002 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: Dr. Choi-Lok Tang, Shreves, September 2006; Lot 713 - realized US$3,500 against a then Unitrade catalogue value of $2,400.
Gerald Firth, Sissons Sale 305, November 1971; Lot 106 a block of sixteen from which this stamp originates (being the fourth stamp of the second row)
Cat. $5,600+
552
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 24i,An attractive mint single of this distinctive scarcer shade, very well centered with wide margins. A very nice example of this challenging late printing, VF OG; 2022 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $4,000
553
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 25,A spectacular mint example of this tremendously difficult stamp, in superior quality, extremely well centered with wonderful "warm" colour on fresh paper, clean hinging, the choicest mint three cent Large Queen we have seen in a very long time, XF OG GEM; 1986 and 2022 Greene Foundation certificates

This stamp is harder to find in choice mint condition than one might think - we have often seen reperforated and regummed examples masquerading as sound.
Cat. $6,000+
554
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 26,A superb mint example with brilliant colour and sharp impression, as fresh as it was when bought over the post office counter nearly 150 years ago, displaying full, dull, streaky white original gum, lightly hinged. A remarkable stamp in all respects, XF LH GEM

Expertization: 2022 Greene Foundation certificate
Cat. $5,000+
555
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 27,An unusually choice mint example displaying superior centering to what we are accustomed to seeing on the Six cent, large part original gum, faint disturbance. One of the most challenging denominations of the series. Rich colour and large margins, VF OG; 2022 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $6,400
556
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 28,A beautiful, post office fresh mint single with superb rich colour, sharp impression on pristine fresh paper, one shortish perf at foot, remarkably well centered with full original gum. A great stamp, as fresh as the day it was printed, VF+ LH; 2022 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $2,800
557
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 29,A pristine fresh plate proof single printed directly to thin white card, choice, XF
Cat. $1,000
558
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 29,An exceptional mint example, precisely centered with large margins, brilliant fresh colour and full original gum, scarce this nice, XF LH GEM
Cat. $240+
559
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 29d,A very scarce imperforate plate block, showing nearly complete British American Bank Note Co. Montreal & Ottawa imprint, vertical crease between pairs, only a few plate blocks exist, VF NH (cat. as two NH pairs)
Cat. $6,400
560
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 31,A very attractive example of this sought-after stamp, displaying characteristic deeper colour on thicker fibrous paper, nearly flawless with "two very minute thin spots" mentioned on the certificate which frankly are invisible to the naked eye (even under magnifying glass), ideal concentric rings cancellation, quite well centered and much nicer than most that we have handled, F-VF; 2022 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $9,250
561
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 34a,A large margined used imperforate pair showing large portion of double ring Ottawa datestamp in blue, most unusual, VF; 2009 Greene Foundation cert.
Est. $500+
562
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 35,A choice mint example as the day it was printed, well centered with full immaculate original gum; a great stamp, XF NH
Cat. $180+
563
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1885 (November 30) Clean cover franked with a vertically bisected 2c green, Montreal printing perf 12, nicely tied by Halifax duplex; pays one cent local drop letter rate. An elusive bisect usage, unauthorized but tolerated by the post office, VF (Unitrade 36c; cat. $3,000)

Expertization: 1980 PF certificate: "it is a genuine philatelic usage".

Provenance: Henry Schneider, Siegel, October 1996; Lot 135
Est. $1,000+
564
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 36i, 36vi,An appealing used pair with segmented cork cancels, right stamp shows the elusive, unmistakable Major Re-entry (Position 97 of the "Montreal" plate) with distinguishable features such as mangled "CENTS", doubling in both lower "2s", in Queen's neck; tiny corner crease on left stamp, the key right stamp is sound and very well centered with large margins, choice, VF+
Cat. $500+
565
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1870 (March 8) An unusually clean and superb registered cover mailed from Truro, Nova Scotia to Acadia Mines, Pictou County, bearing Large Queen 2c green and the elusive Small Queen 3c copper red, perf 12½, the stamp quite well centered with large margins and tied by an outstanding strike of the two-ring '54' cancellation, equally well-struck Truro double arc dispatch datestamp at left, instructional two-line REGISTERED LETTER No___ handstamp with manuscript registry number "244"; paying the 3c letter rate plus the 2c registration. A wonderful cover of the utmost rarity and beauty, XF GEM (Unitrade 24, 37d)

Provenance: S.J. Menich, Firby Auctions, June 2000; Lot 25
Dale-Lichtenstein ???????


Literature: Illustrated in Winthrop Boggs "The Postage Stamps and Postal History of Canada" handbook on page 278.

Census: According to Keenlyside, only six covers bearing 2c Large Queen and the 3c Small Queen perf 12½ have been reported.
Est. $5,000+
566
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 38,A nice mint example of this elusive shade, very well centered with portion of BABN imprint in top margin, light hinging in selvedge only, full smooth off-white original gum characteristic of a late Montreal printing, VF NH; 2022 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $3,000
567
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 39,A select top margin mint single with great colour on fresh paper, well centered and large margined, lightly hinged in the selvedge only; a beautiful stamp that will stand out in anyone's collection, VF NH; 2022 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $2,400
568
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 41variety,A visually striking major misperforation variety resulting in lower value tablets shown at top, mint NH; a dramatic stamp. 1991 Greene Foundation cert. (as Scott 37)
Est. $250+
569
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 42,An incredibly large margined mint example, very well centered with rich colour on yellowish wove paper characteristic of a late Ottawa printing, full original gum, NEVER HINGED. A great stamp that will stand out in anyone's collection, XF NH JUMBO; 2022 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $900+
570
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 45,Select mint example with deep rich colour on fresh paper, quite well centered with full original gum, never hinged and nearly VF
Cat. $1,650
571
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1896 (May 6) A spectacular cover bearing every postage stamp that was in circulation at the time - the 15c Large Queen (bluish grey shade), Small Queen Ottawa printings complete from ½c black to 10c rose carmine and the 1893 20c & 50c Widow Weeds, cancelled by oval "R" registration handstamps, mailed from Hamilton to Stapleton, New York, dispatch, transit and arrival backstamps. A terrific frontispiece for any Small Queen collection, VF (Unitrade 30b, 34/45a, 46-47)
Est. $1,500+
572
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 53,An extraordinary Trial Colour Large Die Proof printed in lake - the adopted colour of the One dollar denomination, die sunk directly to remarkable full-size card 226 x 151mm, ABNC pencil notation "29" at top right (a colour code identification among the 36 different trial colours submitted). Outstanding in all respects, XF (Minuse & Pratt 53TC1b)
Est. $2,500+
573
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 53,An exceptional Trial Colour Large Die Proof, printed in deep dark violet - colour and impression similar to the issued 8 cent; die sunk directly on card 127 x 101mm. Archival adhesive brush marks on back and trifle spots at right, a very rare coloured die proof, VF
Est. $1,500+
574
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 53,Large Trial Colour Die Proof in green - colour of the issued two cent denomination, on india paper 70 x 45mm, small spot of natural unevenness of india paper but essentially sound and showing die sinkage on both sides. A rare and striking coloured proof ideal for the specialist, VF
Est. $1,500+
575
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 53,Trial Colour Large Die Proof, engraved, printed in black (the colour of the half cent stamp) on india paper 55 x 45mm, rare, VF
Est. $1,500+
576
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 55,An impressive, post office fresh mint example, very well centered with large margins; difficult to find this nice, VF+ NH
Cat. $900
577
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 56,A choice mint single with amazing deep rich colour on fresh paper, VF+ NH
Cat. $600
578
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 59,A precisely centered mint example, a sought-after corner margin position, with lovely deep colour and large margins, negligible corner gum bend. An impressive stamp, VF+ NH; 2022 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $1,350
579
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 60,A premium mint example with sheet margin at left, well centered, brilliant colour and full unblemished original gum; a very nice stamp, VF NH
Cat. $1,500
580
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 61,An attractive, fresh mint example of this sought-after high value, nicely centered with full pristine original gum, VF NH; 1990 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $3,000
581
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 64,An impressive lower margin mint single with balanced margins, unusually true rich colour, negligible natural gum bend, full original gum, NEVER HINGED. A highly select mint example of this coveted high value, VF+ NH; 2022 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $6,000
582
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 65,A post office fresh mint single of this sought-after high value, rich colour on fresh paper, nicely centered, small faint trace of fingerprint on gum, full original gum, VF NH; clear 2022 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $6,000
583
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 67,An outstanding mint example, precisely centered with noticeably large margins, deep rich colour and full pristine original gum; as nice as they come, XF NH GEM
Cat. $240+
584
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1898 (December 24) Cover to Saginaw, Michigan bearing two ½c Jubilee and a 2c Map, right stamp with perf flaws due to placement, cover tear at lower left; tied by Acton DE 24 98 squared circles, a fourth clearer strike at lower left. An unusual franking paying the 3c letter rate to USA on Christmas Eve, Fine (Unitrade 50, 85) ex. Nels Pelletier (May 1982; Lot 561), Jim Hennok (December 2005; Lot 2063)
Est. $250+
585
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1899 (February 24) 3c Queen Victoria postal envelope uprated with 3c Jubilee and two shades of the 2c Map tied by Montreal postmarks, paying 10c double UPU letter rate to Switzerland with London MR 4 transit and Chaux de Fonds 6 III 99 receiver backstamps. An unusual Map stamp cover, VF (Unitrade 86, 86b, 53, Webb EN10)
Est. $300+
586
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 89,Prepared by Perkins Bacon Company, London, engraved by American Bank Note Company; a Large Die Essay in deep red on thick white wove paper (0.005" thick), showing colourless numerals in lower corners. A rare and desirable King Edward VII die essay, VF
Est. $2,000+
587
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 89,Prepared by Perkins Bacon Company, London, engraved by American Bank Note Company; a Large Die Essay in bluish green on thick white wove paper (0.0055" thick), showing colourless numerals in lower corners. Light ageing at right and trivial stain spots, nevertheless a rare die essay, Fine (Minuse & Pratt 89E-Ae)
Est. $750+
588
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 89,Plate essay block in dark grey on gummed white wove paper with vertical mesh, showing colourless numerals in lower corners; minor gum wrinkling at lower left, lower pair is NH. Seldom encountered as a block, VF OG
Est. $750+
589
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 89,Large Die Proof printed in dark green, colour of issue, on india paper 64 x 82mm, die sunk on larger card 102 x 177mm; showing die "F-166" number and American Bank Note Co. Ottawa imprint below design. Rarely offered, VF
Est. $2,500+
590
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1910 (March 1) Pepto Mangan multi-coloured advertising card with Roman theme and printed message regarding medicine on back, bearing 1c green KEVII, Montreal Style 4 inverted precancel addressed to St. Denis with neat St. Denis Riv. Richelieu, Que MR 1 10 split ring receiver on back. Superb in all respects, XF (Unitrade 89xx)
Est. $300+
591
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1905 (March 6) Frictionless, Bearing Metal multi-coloured advertising envelope bearing pair of 1c green KEVII cancelled by light grids, Fergus MR 6 05 CDS dispatch at centre, addressed to Moncton, NB with receiver backstamp, a nice cover with bright colours, VF (Unitrade 89)
Est. $150+
592
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 90,Large Die Proof printed in carmine, colour of issue, on india paper 61 x 73mm die sunk on larger card 102 x 100mm; die "F-167" number and American Bank Note Co. Ottawa imprint below design; in immaculate condition. We have not offered a two cent die proof in the issued colour for many years, XF; ex. Alan Selby "ASTOC" KEVII Collection, Firby, March 2007; Lot 527
Est. $2,500+
593
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 90c,A scarce imperforate block in the distinctive deeper shade, ungummed as issued, VF; customary small ink marks between stamps (allegedly done by Fred Jarrett on many of the Type I imperforates from Plate 1).
Cat. $2,200
594
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 90f,A remarkable mint vertical pair, imperforate horizontally between stamps and at foot - believed to one of only four known; tiny surface scape on top stamp, full original gum, lightly hinged. A rarity of the KEVII definitive series, Fine LH; 2022 Greene Foundation cert. (Cat. as fine)
Cat. $5,000
595
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 90iv, v,The set of three mint blocks of four with matching sheet margin at foot: bright shade (Plate 31) with black line; deeper carmine shade (Plate 32) with black line; and (Plate 43) with red line. Slight wrinkles or bends on two but nevertheless in well-above average condition for these elusive imperforates, VF NH
Cat. $2,700
596
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 90xxxiv,Experimental Coil horizontal pair with vending machine rouletting (Type II), sheet margin at left, rouletting well clear of design and well centered as a result, bright fresh colour and full original gum, NEVER HINGED. Rarely seen in such premium quality, VF NH; 1996 Greene Foundation cert. (as old 90xi number)
Cat. $6,000+
597
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1904 (April 25) "True Fruit" Soda Fountain Requisites superb multi-coloured cover with original letter enclosed, franked with 2c carmine, small perf flaw, tied by Toronto machine cancellation, Manchester, NH, USA receiver backstamp; a remarkable cover with bright colours that really stands out, VF (Unitrade 90)
Est. $250+
598
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 91,An engraved Large Die Proof printed in the issued colour, on india paper 62 x 74mm, die sunk on larger card 76 x 86mm; die "F-168" number and American Bank Note Co. Ottawa imprint below design. Corner crease at top left and small mounting mark at right, inconsequential and outside the die sinkage area. A very rare KEVII die proof, VF
Est. $2,500+
599
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 92,An engraved Large Die Proof printed in the issued colour on card mounted india paper 65 x 75mm; die "F-169" number and American Bank Note Co. Ottawa imprint below design. Nearly full die sinkage, archival adhesive marks on back as it was originally affixed to "INDEX" card; small part of "IN" of "INDEX" handstamp in green visible at foot. A very rare KEVII die proof, VF; ex. Senator Henry D. Hicks (November 1999; Lot 621), Sir Gawaine Baillie (Sale VII - BNA, May 2006; Lot 1280)
Est. $2,000+
600
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 92iii,A well centered plate strip of five with full "OTTAWA - No - 2" imprint and printing order "93" at right, characteristic colour and impression of the last printing, folded along perforations between second and third stamps and tiny negligible gum inclusion on second stamp. A lovely plate imprint strip with the three right-hand stamps particularly well centered, VF NH (Unitrade cat. $4,500 as singles)
Est. $1,500+
601
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 92iii,A spectacular mint example, superb centering with equally impressive balanced large margins, brilliant colour on fresh paper, sheet margin at right and full immaculate original gum. A great stamp that will stand out in anyone's collection, XF NH GEM
Cat. $900+
602
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 93,A superb Large Die Proof printed in brown lilac, colour of issue, on india paper 62 x 75mm die sunk on larger card 146 x 213mm; die "F-170" number and American Bank Note Co. Ottawa imprint below design. An impressive and highly desirable large die proof of great rarity, XF; ex. Dr. Alan Selby "ASTOC" KEVII Collection, Firby, March 2007; Lot 530
Est. $3,000+
603
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 94,Large Die Proof printed in olive green, colour of issue, on india paper 60 x 62mm die sunk on large card 142 x 213mm; die "F-178" number and American Bank Note Co. Ottawa imprint below design. A superb die proof, very few exist in the issued colour, XF; ex. Dr. Alan Selby "ASTOC" KEVII Collection, Firby, March 2007; Lot 517
Est. $3,000+
604
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 94i,An extremely well centered mint example with wide margins, deep vivid colour easily distinguishable from the more common olive green shade, full unblemished original gum, NEVER HINGED. The nicest gum we have seen of this tough stamp, rarely encountered in such superior quality, XF NH

Expertization: 1994 Greene certificate for a strip of three from which it originates.

Provenance: "Crossings" Collection, Eastern Auctions, January 2010; Lot 325
Cat. $4,725+
605
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 95i,A superb mint example with outstanding colour - the deepest and most radiant shade we recall seeing on this key stamp, amazingly fresh on pristine paper, well centered with full original gum and very lightly hinged. A wonderful stamp for someone seeking top quality without paying a large premium for NH status, XF VLH GEM
Cat. $1,500+
606
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 96-103,Engraved Large Die Proofs, the complete set of eight denominations in the issued colours, the hardened dies with full imprint and respective die number below designs, on india paper 70-77 x 61-63mm, die sunk on large cards 230 x 152-155mm (ex the two cent 139 x 107mm). A lovely set that will stand out in anyone's collection, VF-XF
Est. $7,500+
607
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 96-103,An exceptionally rare and choice set of eight Engraved Trial Colour Die Proofs, printed in black stamp size on thin white card (0.01" thick), each in pristine condition with sharp impression. Very few sets (almost invariably stamp size) exist printed in black, this set is one of finest, VF-XF (Minuse & Pratt 96TC2-103TC2)

Provenance: Sir Gawaine Baillie, Sale VII - British North America, Sotheby's, May 2006; Lot 1304
Senator Henry D. Hicks, Maresch Sale 259, November 1991; Lot 754
Est. $6,000+
608
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 96,Large Die Essay printed in black brown, displaying the unissued "King in Civilian Dress" (as opposed to the Military Uniform on the issued stamp); printed on india paper 76 x 63mm, die sunk on large card 153 x 93mm, rounded corners at right from a presentation album, die "F-192" and American Bank Note Co. Ottawa imprint below design. An outstanding die essay of great rarity, about half a dozen exist, XF showpiece (Minuse & Pratt 96E-Aa)
Est. $2,500+
609
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1915 (January 15) "Business as usual" multi-coloured flags and bulldog advertising cover, franked with 2c carmine Admiral tied by St. John, NB CDS to Springhill, NS with receiver CDS. Colourful and attractive, VF (Unitrade 106)
Est. $150+
610
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA Royal blue leather 255 x 163mm with gold embossed Canada Coat of Arms and inscribed "CANADIAN POSTAGE STAMP ISSUES" below with surrounding frameline, "A. L. Schomp" at lower right corner. Two-post booklet holding 18 pages and glassine interleaves, engraved inscriptions at foot of each page indicating stamps shown - 1927 Confederation, 1927 Special issue, Regular Issue 1928 (Scroll), Regular Issue 1930 (Arch), Regular Issue 1932 (Medallion), 1935 Regular Issue (KGV Pictorial), etc. In all 85 stamps affixed to pages; some edge wear to booklet. Very few of these booklets were custom-made for a select group of people; to the best of our knowledge this is the first such limited edition booklet we have seen, F-VF
Est. $500+
611
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 149c, 150c, 153c,A remarkable top margin set of three imperforate tête-bêche strips of twelve with 4.5mm vertical gutter between the booklet panes of six, Two cent with "2 TOP 916 AA" plate inscription; 2c & 5c light wrinkles or gum bends mostly confined to selvedge. A great set ideal for a serious collection, VF NH (Unitrade cat. $7,425)
Est. $3,500+
612
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 454piv + variety,Upper left corner block of four, field stock, misguillotined and thus showing the entire gutter margin between panes, unusual, VF NH
Est. $150+
613
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 457piii + variety,Left margin mint block of ten showing dramatic underinking culminating on both stamps in the fourth column, most unusual, VF NH
Est. $250+
614
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 460aiii,Complete booklet (BK61d) containing the very scarce booklet pane of 25 stamps, plus two labels, well centered with intact perforations on both sides, natural straight edge at foot. One of the key items of the 1967 Centennial series, VF NH
Cat. $4,500
615
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1078 variety,Mint horizontal strip of five, last stamp with CANADA 34 omitted (shows the faintest trace of blue), scarce and striking, VF NH
Est. $300+
616
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1442b,Mint plate imprint sheet of twenty in pristine condition - the MISSING HOLOGRAM ERROR ON ALL TEN STAMPS, exceedingly rare, VF NH; 1996 K. Bileski cert.
Cat. $25,000
617
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA BK75T1,Complete booklet contains UNTAGGED pane of 18 stamps, choice, VF NH and scarce
Cat. $750
618
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA BK81T1, BK81T2,Two complete booklets - plain cover & wavy-line cover, each with untagged 17c green pane of 25 stamps + two imprint labels, scarce duo, VF NH
Cat. $1,500
619
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA BK81T2,Complete booklet with wavy-line cover, contains UNTAGGED 17c green pane of 25 stamps + two imprint labels, coloured counter mark on spine of booklet (appears on every 50th for accounting purposes), VF NH (Cat. as regular untagged booklet)
Cat. $750+
620
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1918 (June 23) Captain Brian A. Peck Montreal to Toronto flight cover, bearing Admiral War Tax 2c+1c brown, Die II tied by clear triangular INAUGURAL SERVICE Via Service Aerial Mail, Montreal 23 / 6 / 18 handstamp flight cachet in red, second strike at left. The flight was postponed until the following day and finally reached Toronto around 5pm after two stops. Backstamped Toronto JUN 24 18 CDS; light bend to cover at foot. This is the FIRST DOMESTIC FLIGHT which was authorized by the Canadian Post Office to carry mail; a historically significant pioneer flight cover, F-VF and rare (AAMC PF-6; Unitrade MR4)
Est. $1,500+
621
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA CL9,A remarkable plate proof sheet in red and yellow on white wove paper, displaying tête-bêche centre rows with wide gutter margin between. A rare intact proof sheet, perhaps one or two others exist, VF NH
Cat. $8,750
622
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA CL9,A remarkable plate proof sheet in black and yellow on white wove paper displaying tête-bêche centre rows with wide gutter margin between; one stamp with natural paper inclusion. A very rare intact proof sheet, perhaps one or two others exist, VF NH
Cat. $8,750
623
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1927 (July 1) Red Lake - Sioux Lookout flight cover franked with pair of 1c yellow Admiral, Die I tied by Red Lake JUL 1 split ring departure, additional strike ties a (50c) Patricia Airways, Style Two with HORIZONTAL (5c) RED LAKE handstamp (Type D) in violet, shows centrally struck Sioux Lookout JUL 4 arrival CDS, as well as on left 1c yellow stamp and on reverse. A highly desirable overprint variety on cover, extremely rare and VF (Unitrade CL21bi; AAMC CL21-2700b; about 5 pieces carried)
Est. $2,500+
624
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA E1,Trial Colour Large Die Proof printed in dark brown on india paper 67 x 63mm, die sunk on full-size card measuring 225 x 151mm; the hardened die with die "F-126" number and ABNC imprint below design. A superb and very scarce die proof of Canada's first special delivery, VF
Est. $2,000+
625
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA E1,Plate proof pair printed in the issued colour on card mounted india paper, ample to large margins with sheet margin at top, scarce (only 73 are known from the 1990 ABNC Archive sales), VF
Cat. $2,000
626
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA E1,Trial Colour Die Proof printed in black, stamp size on card, affixed to slightly larger archival piece, VF and very rare
Est. $750+
627
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA E1ii,An impressive mint example, clearly showing the no shading in value tablet variety, well centered within large margins, exceptionally fresh with full unblemished original gum. A very difficult stamp to obtain in such top-quality - in our opinion undercatalogued as such, XF NH
Cat. $600+
628
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA E2,Engraved Die Proof, stamp size and printed in black directly to white card (0.011" thick), superb colour and amazingly sharp impression, very rare, XF
Est. $1,000+
629
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA E4,An unused example with SPECIMEN (inverted) handstamp overprint in violet, applied by a receiving Postal Administration, unusual, VF; 1977 BPA cert.
Est. $150+
630
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA E10,Large Die Proof printed in green, colour of issue, on india paper 113 x 73mm, die sunk on full-size card 226 x 152mm; showing die "XG 752" number and CBN imprint below design, additionally shows unusual double ring CANADIAN BANK NOTE CO LTD / OTTAWA / JUN 15 1942 datestamp in red along with pencil annotation "rec'd from Canada O-928" and "Printed + engraved in Canada" on reverse. A beautiful example of this very scarce die proof and in immaculate condition, XF
Est. $2,000+
631
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA F1b,A scarce top margin Plate "A" strip of ten with full BABN imprint and counter at top left (unusual legible reverse offset of the counter shows at top right), perf separation between third and fourth columns, hinged in margin only, characteristic deep shade of late Montreal printing, Fine NH (Cat. $5,000 as single stamps)
Est. $2,000+
632
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA F1i,A fabulous right sheet margin mint block of eight with full BABN imprint, remarkably well centered with exceptional colour on fresh paper (an elusive shade that superseded the deep rose carmine shade just a few months later), full original gum, faint gum disturbance, two stamps NH. A visually striking plate imprint block, VF+ (Cat. as eight singles)
Cat. $2,400
633
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA F2,Two large margined plate proof singles in the known distinctive shades - green and yellow green, both on printed on thin white card; a scarce and attractive duo, XF
Cat. $2,000
634
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA F2a + variety,A top margin block of four with small portion of BABN imprint at left, vertical perforations are DOUBLED, disturbed part original gum with some paper adherence and perf separation in places strengthened by hinges, nevertheless visually striking and rare, Fine
Est. $250+
635
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA F3,An exceedingly rare engraved Die Proof printed in blue on distinctive thin hard bond paper with horizontal mesh (0.003" thick), ample large margins all around. We know of only one other die proof of the Eight cent RLS in the issued colour, part of the famous Simpson, Lussey unique set. A glorious showpiece of the Registered Letter Stamps, VF; 2022 Greene Foundation cert.
Est. $5,000+
636
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA J1-J5,The complete set of five engraved trial colour die proofs, printed in black on card, stamp sized with ample margins all around, individually affixed to small archival cards, an extremely rare set, VF (Minuse & Pratt J1TC2a-J5TC2a as stamp size)
Est. $3,000+
637
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA J3, J5,Large Die Proofs printed in violet, colour of issue on india paper 58-60 x 53-55mm, die sunk on large card 227 x 150mm, with die numbers "XG 188" and "XG 189" respectively; under-rated die proofs that were issued in 1928; other values from the first issue came into circulation in 1906, only a miniscule number exist, exceedingly rare in large format, XF
Est. $2,000+
638
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA J10,A superb mint example, unusually well centered with pristine original gum; hard to find, XF NH
Cat. $320+
639
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA J11-J14,A remarkable set of five engraved British American Bank Note Company die proofs - stamp size as customary, printed in dark violet, colour of issue, on thick white glazed surface paper; each affixed to characteristic BABN thick cards 137-147 x 99-102mm. A very rarely offered complete set ideal for exhibition, VF

Each proof has archival markings and / or handstamps as follow:
1c - boxed Assistant Deputy / Postmaster General APR 20 1934 handstamp and initialed, on back oval BABN Ottawa APR 19 1934 datestamp
2c - initialled "LJG" and dated "28/11/33" in pencil, on back oval BABN Ottawa NOV 28 1933 datestamp
4c - similar to the 2c
10c - similar to 2c, on back oval BABN Ottawa NOV 29 1933

No die proofs from the BABN Co. exist in large format. All proofs were reduced to stamp size.
Est. $2,500+
640
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1952 (November 28) Large brown envelope 377 x 242mm from Department of Veterans Affairs, folded vertically for presentation, sent registered mail from Sackville, NB to Moncton and bearing an impressive block of ten of 10c Drying Furs, overprinted "G" official, left stamp in second row shows the overprint error (Pos. 31), each stamp attractively tied by Sackville CDS dispatch. A very scarce commercial usage of the missing "G" official, F-VF (Unitrade O26a)
Est. $750+
641
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA OX1,An impressive, post office fresh mint example of this notoriously difficult stamp, nicely centered with deep rich colour, full pristine original gum, NEVER HINGED. One of the hardest Canadian stamps to find in such premium quality, VF NH; 2022 Greene Foundation cert.
Cat. $3,750
642
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1887 (February 12) 3c red postal envelope (140 x 80mm) mailed registered from Welland, Ont. to Hamilton, bearing 2c orange, indicia and RLS cancelled by circular grids, Welland dispatch and oval "R" registration handstamp struck at centre, Hamilton receiver on back; then entering Dead Letter Office with three different DLO markings on back, one of which is a US DLO marking (Mar 31 87), opened and sealed with two examples of 1879 Brown Officially Sealed Stamps at top, instructional "UNCLAIMED" marking struck on both sides of the envelope, minor soiling at left immaterial for such a great rarity. An impressive and very rare Officially Sealed cover, ideal for exhibition, VF (Unitrade F1, OX1, Webb EN4)

Provenance: Horace Harrison, R. Lee Auctions, October 2003; Lot 275

Literature: Illustrated and discussed in Harrison, Arfken and Lussey "Canada's Registered Mail 1802-1909" seminal work on page 260 figure 370. The three authors recorded only three OX1 covers in their combined 130+ years of collecting!

Est. $3,500+
643
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA OX2,Large margined plate proof single printed in black, colour of issue on card mounted india paper, VF+
Cat. $1,000
644
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA OX4,Trial Colour Die Proof in black, stamp size with large even margins, printed on thin card affixed on archival card; with superb impression and very rare in this colour, VF+
Est. $1,000+
645
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA OX4P,Plate proof printed in brown black, issued colour, on card mounted india paper, with even margins all around, choice and exceptionally fresh, VF
Cat. $800
646
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA OX4,A premium mint example of this difficult stamp, with unusually intact perforations, precise centering, brilliant fresh colour and full pristine original gum. Without question, one of the very finest mint examples we have seen, XF NH
Cat. $600+
647
THE AFAB COLLECTION - CANADA 1864 (April 8) Ten cent dark brown embossed indicia postal envelope mailed from Toronto to New York, cancelled by diamond grid of Toronto with split ring dispatch at left, paying the current 10c letter rate to the US; no backstamp as customary. A scarce, clean usage of the Ten cent Nesbitt envelope, VF (Webb EN2)
Est. $750+