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Lot Catalogue Number Description Catalogue Value or Estimate
40 10c Plum A wonderful plate "A7" strip of four, natural straight edge at right with pencil "Mch 31 / 19" date of acquisition by pioneer collector Major White, left three stamps showing superb and remarkable Type A lathework, printing order number "934 F" visible underneath lathework of third stamp. Unusually well centered with large margins, hinged on second stamp only, others are NH. A rare and appealing multiple ideal for exhibition, VF; cat. for the three lathework stamps. (Unitrade 116)

Provenance: Robert Bayes (originally offered as a strip of five)


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7,750.00
41 10c Plum A precisely centered mint Plate A7 strip of three, natural straight edge at left with portion of guide arrow; right pair shows full strength Type A lathework with very legible OTTAWA No-A7 plate imprint underneath, also showing double lathework (5mm wide) below right stamp. The two end stamps are NH. A very attractive plate imprint lathework piece with radiant colour, VF LH; cat. for right pair. (Unitrade 116)

Expertization: 2006 Greene Foundation certificate

Provenance: Clare Jephcott (June 1990; Lot 858)

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6,250.00
42 10c Plum A select mint block showing unusually complete full strength Type A lathework, well centered with rich colour, negligible gum bend on lower left stamp; top pair hinged, otherwise NH. A scarce and beautiful lathework multiple, VF OG / NH (Unitrade 116)

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4,800.00
43 10c Plum Horizontal pair with amazingly deep rich colour, showing full strength Type A lathework, Fine+ NH (Unitrade 116)

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3,200.00
44 10c Brown Purple A quite well centered mint strip of three, large margin at foot resulting in unusually full extra wide Type A lathework, showing printing order "934F" number underneath lathework below right stamp, F-VF OG and appealing (Unitrade 116)

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2,850.00
45 20c Deep Olive Green (Wet Printing) A nicely centered mint block with lovely deep colour, full strength Type A lathework - interrupted at right as found on earlier plates, mild hinging at top, faint natural gum skip at left, lower pair never hinged, VF (Unitrade 119c) ex. "Lindemann" collection

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1,800.00
46 20c Olive Green (Wet Printing) Well centered with large margins and rich colour, showing full strength Type A lathework, VF hinged (Unitrade 119c)

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600.00
47 20c Olive Green (Wet Printing) An impressive lower left mint strip of five, very well centered within noticeably large margins, some nibbed perfs at top mainly above third stamp, with fresh colour and showing unusually complete, full strength Type A lathework, plate imprint "OTTAWA No. A5" clearly shows under the lathework of left pair, strong doubling the whole length of sheet margin (20mm wide) below third stamp; hinged at both ends leaving middle three stamps NH. An important lathework piece showing both varieties, ideal for exhibition, VF OG / NH (Unitrade 119c)

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6,250.00
48 20c Dark Olive Green (Wet Printing) An attractive lower right corner block with rich colour, well centered, large part original gum somewhat disturbed (mostly confined to lower pair), with full strength Type A lathework showing (11mm wide) below lower left stamp and printing order "935F" under lathework below lower right stamp; a scarce lathework multiple showing both varieties, VF (Unitrade 119c)

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5,000.00
49 20c Olive Green (Wet Printing) A fresh, well centered strip of three showing full Type A lathework, doubling (5mm wide) below left stamp, which is particularly choice with large margins and quite possibly in the finest attainable condition, VF-XF NH (Unitrade 119c)

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4,800.00
50 20c Olive Green (Wet Printing) Mint plate A5 strip of three, straight edge left with cutting arrow, pencil "4 July / 18" date of acquisition by pioneer collector Major K. H. White"; right pair with full Type A lathework. The centre stamp with "No 5" imprint underneath the lathework; right stamps with prominent doubling (18mm wide). Very well centered, LH on centre stamp only, natural gum bend on left stamp, the key right stamp is choice and never hinged. An outstanding lathework multiple, VF+; cat. for right pair only. (Unitrade 119c) ex. Robert Chaplin (January 1989; Lot 793)

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3,700.00 +
51 20c Olive Green (Wet Printing) Mint plate "A4" block with natural straight edge and guide arrow at left, right block shows full strength Type A lathework with unusually prominent doubling of the lathework (16mm wide) below lower right stamp; top centre stamp hinged, others NH. An appealing and very scarce plate numbered lathework piece, F-VF; cat. as a block of four with doubling. (Unitrade 119c) ex. "Lindemann" collection

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2,500.00 +
52 20c Olive Green (Wet Printing) A choice, well centered mint single with rich colour and showing an impressive doubling (complete length of margin) of full strength Type A lathework, hinged with partially disturbed OG; a striking variety, VF (Unitrade 119c)

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2,000.00
53 20c Olive Green (Wet Printing) A nice mint example with almost full strength Type A lathework, shows doubling through complete length of the margin, large part OG, F-VF (Unitrade 119c)

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1,000.00
54 2c+1c Yellow Brown, Die II War Tax An attractive plate "A33" block of eight from left edge of sheet; plate "A33" shown below stamp Position 91, almost full strength Type A lathework at right showing plate imprint "OTTAWA No 33" below centre pair and a remarkably strong double lathework variety at lower right. LH on second stamp in, all others NH including the key lathework strip of four. An outstanding block, F-VF (Unitrade MR4i)

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2,250.00
55 2c+1c Brown, Die II War Tax A well centered mint block with lovely rich colour and full strength Type A lathework; folded vertically between pairs ending in split perfs at top, VF NH (Unitrade MR4)

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750.00
56 2c+1c Yellow Brown, Die II War Tax A selected mint pair with brilliant fresh colour and Type A lathework (60% strength), well centered with full original gum, attractive, VF NH (Unitrade MR4i)

Left stamp shows the end of a double lathework variety at left.

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480.00 +
57 2c+1c Brown, Die II War Tax Post office fresh mint block of eight from lower right of the sheet, showing plate "A40" and printing order "937 P" below Position 100, full strength Type A lathework below left three stamps including very strong doubling (12mm wide) below lower left stamp; beautiful colour and with full original gum; a choice and very scarce lathework multiple ideal for the specialist, VF NH (Unitrade MR4)

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3,750.00
58 2c+1c Yellowish Brown, Die II War Tax Lower right mint strip of ten showing "A32" imprint below Position 91 and strong, full Type A lathework on others, the imprint "OTTAWA No A32" and printing order "937M" are visible under the lathework at Positions 92, 93 and 99 in addition to a subtle double lathework variety (18mm wide) below Position 94. Some perf separation between fifth and sixth stamps; fresh and well centered, three lathework stamps including the double lathework are NH, VF LH (Unitrade MR4)

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3,000.00
59 2c+1c Brown, Die II War Tax A post office fresh mint pair with deep rich colour and full strength Type A lathework, showing strong double lathework 12mm wide located near centre, with full pristine original gum, scarce and F-VF NH; 2010 Greene Foundation certificate for a strip of four from which this pair originates. (Unitrade MR4)

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2,000.00
60 2c+1c Brown, Die II War Tax A well centered mint block in a lovely bright shade, showing full strength Type A lathework with a double lathework variety (12mm wide) near centre; somewhat disturbed original gum, VF; cat. as hinged. (Unitrade MR4)

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2,000.00
61 2c+1c Yellowish Brown, Die II War Tax Lower left edge of sheet mint strip of four showing "A31" imprint below Position 91 and strong, full Type A lathework on others, imprint "OTTAWA No A31" visible under lathework of centre pair, also shows a double lathework variety (10mm wide) below right stamp; hinged with large part OG. An attractive plate imprint multiple with both varieties, F-VF (Unitrade MR4i)

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800.00 +
62 2c Dark Violet Postage Due on Medium Wove Paper (Wet Printing) Mint vertical strip of four showing unusually complete, full strength Type A lathework; short perf on top stamp and overall disturbed OG, quite well centered and seldom encountered in such a strip, VF (Unitrade J2)

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10,000.00
63 2c Dull Violet Postage Due on Medium Wove Paper (Wet Printing) Upper left mint Plate 3 imprint strip of three, full Type A lathework at foot, well centered and fresh with full original gum, faint gum line from a crystal mount, otherwise VF OG, an appealing plate number lathework piece. (Unitrade J2; cat. as two mint hinged lathework singles)

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5,000.00
64 2c Dark Violet Postage Due on Medium Wove Paper (Wet Printing) A very attractive and reasonably centered mint block with deep rich colour, showing strong and full Type A lathework in left margin, couple small gum thins on top pair, F-VF (Unitrade J2)

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3,500.00
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