Eastern Auctions Ltd.

BID ON THIS AUCTION Consigning & Selling Your Collection Company Profile


Lot Catalogue Number Description Catalogue Value or Estimate
255 Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co. 6p Viking's Head Engraved plate essay in violet on wove paper, choice and appealing, VF (Minuse & Pratt E-Ca)

Photo (54K)
Est. 500.00 +
256 P 1P 3p Beaver Lower right corner margin plate proof strip of three on india paper in red, from Pane B (Pos. 98-100) and showing nearly complete plate imprint at foot, VF

Photo (22K)
1,050.00
257 P 1TC 3p Beaver Trial colour plate proof on india paper in orange red, horizontal SPECIMEN in carmine, VF

Photo (43K)
500.00
258 P 1TCi 3p Beaver Trial colour plate proof block on india paper in orange red, horizontal SPECIMEN in dark green, VF and appealing

Photo (53K)
1,200.00
259 1 1851 3p Orange Red on Handmade Laid Paper, Imperforate A spectacular used example of Canada's first stamp displaying full sheet margin at top in addition to a substantial portion of neighbouring stamp at left, very large margins on other sides, bright colour on pristine fresh paper which shows unusually strong laid lines, concentric rings cancellations. One of the finest examples known to exist, XF; 1984 Greene Foundation cert.

Photo (41K)
Est. 2,000.00 +
260 1 1851 3p Red on Handmade Laid Paper, Imperforate Used vertical pair, no visible laid lines but clearly an 1851 printing with characteristic impression on thin porous paper; top stamp faulty, lower stamp is in sound condition with well clear to large margins. An elusive multiple especially with concentric rings cancels in RED; catalogue value only for lower stamp, which is VF; no premium added for coloured cancel.

Photo (54K)
1,600.00
261 1 1851 3p Red on Handmade Laid Paper, Imperforate A choice used example with brilliant fresh colour, unusually sharp impression and prominent laid lines, mostly large margins and light concentric rings cancel; VF; 1992 Greene Foundation cert.

Photo (40K)
1,600.00
262 1a 1851 3p Orange Red on Handmade Laid Paper, Imperforate A nice used single with large margins, bright colour and very prominent laid lines, ideal concentric rings cancel, VF

Photo (39K)
1,600.00
263 1iv 1851 3p Red on Handmade Laid Paper, Imperforate A beautiful used single, well clear at right to large margins on other sides, lovely bright colour on fresh paper, showing the elusive Re-entry (Plate A; Position 42) with visible doubling in and above POSTAGE, inner vertical frameline at bottom left, etc., ideal, lightly struck concentric rings cancel. A nice example of this very scarce plate variety, VF; 1996 Brandon cert. (not mentioning the variety) ex. A. Graham Fairbanks (April 1967; Lot 7 - Jim Sissons also described it at that time Re-entry B42)

Photo (41K)
1,800.00
264 1851 (July 18) Envelope mailed from Hamilton to Paris, endorsed in manuscript "Money" along with straightline MONEY-LETTER handstamp in red, franked with a four margined 3p red on laid paper, colour somewhat oxidized, concentric rings - not tied however originating on this cover, soiled / stained, with Hamilton JY 18 1851 double arc dispatch; next-day Paris, U.C. backstamp, Fine; according to Firby census only nine "Money Letter" covers bearing the 3p laid paper exist - one of the earliest known date of a Money Letter bearing a Canadian postage stamp. With clear 2004 Greene Foundation cert. (Unitrade 1)

Provenance: Dale-Lichtenstein, H.R. Harmer, Inc., Sale 5, May 1969; Lot 378
Horace Harrison, Bennett Auctions, October 2003; Lot 4

Photo (23K)
Est. 2,000.00 +
265 1851 (September 25) An impressive folded lettersheet from Montreal to Buffalo, bearing horizontal strip of four of 3p orange red on laid paper, just touching outer frame at right to otherwise large margins around, tied by concentric rings cancels, Montreal double arc dispatch with "CANADA" arc handstamp in red; no backstamp as customary for mail to the U.S. File fold affects third stamp, fourth stamp with Major Re-entry (Plate A; Position 80) with noticeable doubling in "THREE PENCE" and left two 3s. An exceptional multiple franking of Canada's first stamp, Very Fine (Unitrade 1a, 1v)

Provenance: E. Carey Fox, H.R. Harmer, Inc., May 1968; Lot 214
Sam Nickle, Firby Auctions, October 1988; Lot 143

Census: It is reported that seven covers are known with similar frankings for the 12 pence double rate to USA; this cover, however, is THE ONLY ONE KNOWN franked with the 3p Beaver on laid paper.

Photo (22K)
Est. 7,500.00 +
266 1852 (April 16) Folded cover in choice condition bearing a selected four margin 3p red on handmade laid paper, ideally tied by concentric rings cancel, clear Montreal AP 16 1852 dispatch at left; London APR 24 transit and light Port Sarnia APR 25 receiver backstamps, an unusually clean cover with a superb cancelled example of the 3p on laid paper, XF (Unitrade 1)

The Unitrade specialized catalogue reports that the 3 pence on wove paper was issued on April 17, 1852.

Photo (19K)
Est. 1,500.00 +
267 1852 (December 27) Folded lettersheet from Toronto to New York, endorsed in manuscript "Money", bearing a vertical pair of 3p orange red on handmade laid paper, touching design at sides and filing crease on top stamp, lower stamp with clear to large margins and in sound condition, tied by light concentric rings, clear straightline MONEY-LETTER handstamp in black, Toronto Canada Paid DE 27 1852 dispatch datestamp in red and transborder exchange office arc CANADA handstamp in red; no backstamp as customary for mail to USA. A very rare Money Letter prepaid with a pair of the Three pence on laid paper to USA, Fine (Unitrade 1a)

Photo (31K)
Est. 1,500.00 +
268 1853 (April 20) Folded cover from Whitby to Guelph bearing 3p red on laid paper, large margins, hint of oxidation; nicely tied by BLUE concentric rings and same-ink Whitby, U.C. double arc dispatch at left with Guelph AP 22 receiver on back; light folds well away from stamp, a clean and interesting late usage, VF; 1961 BPA cert. (Unitrade 1) ex. Fred Jarrett (October 1959; Lot 35)

Photo (17K)
Est. 750.00 +
269 P 2TCix 6p Prince Albert Trial colour plate proof block on india paper, in black with vertical SPECIMEN overprint in carmine; a striking multiple, VF

Photo (67K)
1,400.00
270 P 2TCv 6p Prince Albert Trial colour plate proof block on india paper, printed in grey with vertical SPECIMEN overprint in orange, VF

Photo (62K)
1,200.00
271 P 2TCv 6p Prince Albert Trial colour plate proof in grey on india paper, vertical SPECIMEN overprint in orange, VF

Photo (54K)
300.00
272 P 2TCx 6p Prince Albert Trial colour plate proof in black on card mounted india paper, vertical SPECIMEN overprint in orange, VF

Photo (55K)
375.00
273 P 2TCxi 6p Prince Albert Trial colour plate proof in grey blue on card mounted india paper, vertical SPECIMEN overprint in carmine, VF

Photo (57K)
350.00
274 2 1851 6p Slate Violet on Handmade Laid Paper, Imperforate An elusive used pair in a noticeable deep shade with strong, readily visible laid lines, irregular margin just touching design at lower right, otherwise good margins, a very seldom encountered pair in sound condition, F-VF; 2014 Greene Foundation cert. ex. Captain Vivian Hewitt (December 1968; Lot 1007)


Photo (37K)
3,000.00
275 2 1851 6p Slate Violet on Handmade Laid Paper, Imperforate A superb margined used example showing very prominent laid lines, lovely rich colour and light, centrally struck concentric rings; a choice example of this classic stamp, XF; 2007 Brandon cert. ex. Dr. Lewis L. Reford (Part One, February - March 1950; Lot 99)

Photo (47K)
2,000.00 +
276 2 1851 6p Slate Violet on Handmade Laid Paper, Imperforate A selected used example, faint laid lines plainly visible in fluid, clear to very large margins, unusually sharp concentric rings cancel, VF

Photo (48K)
2,000.00
277 2 1851 6p Slate Violet on Handmade Laid Paper, Imperforate A selected used single with adequate to large margins, deep colour along with strong and prominent laid lines, lightly cancelled, VF; 2016 Greene Foundation cert.

Photo (54K)
2,000.00
278 2 1851 6p Slate Violet on Handmade Laid Paper, Imperforate A fresh used single, well clear at foot to large margins, prominent laid lines and concentric rings cancel, F-VF

Photo (47K)
1,500.00
279 2 1851 6p Slate Violet on Handmade Laid Paper, Imperforate A nice example with sharp laid lines, clear at foot to very large margins, brilliant colour and ideal concentric rings cancel, F-VF; 1989 PF cert.

Photo (50K)
1,500.00
Page : 1 of 9