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Lot Catalogue Number Description Catalogue Value or Estimate
16 2c Green (Wet Printing) A selected, fresh and well centered booklet pane of four showing 3-line Pyramid Guide in tab margin at left, full original gum. Much nicer than many of the few known panes, VF LH (Unitrade 107bi)

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4200.00
17 2c Deep Green on Thin Paper (Wet Printing) An impressive positional mint block of twelve from left edge of sheet, showing a clear Pyramid Guide in left margin; pencil notation in selvedge and folded horizontally between third and fourth rows, a lovely fresh multiple, VF NH; cat. for a Pyramid Guide block of four. (Unitrade 107a, 107iii)

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3000.00 +
18 2c Yellow Green (Wet Printing) An exceedingly rare "R-GAUGE" imprint pair, couple nibbed perfs at foot, LH in margin only leaving both stamps NH. Believed to be one of ONLY TWO R-GAUGE multiples known to exist, the other pair is poorly centered (ex. Robert Bayes and "Lindemann" collections) making this pair the finer of the two, VF OG / NH (Unitrade 107vi) ex. Stan Lum (September 2013; Lot 1133)

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Est. 750.00 +
19 3c Brown (Dry Printing) A fresh mint block of eight showing five-line Pyramid Guide in right margin; minor perf separation strengthened by hinges entirely in the margin leaving all stamps never hinged. Very few Pyramid Guide multiples exist on the Three cent brown, Fine and undercatalogued. (Unitrade 108iv)

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Est. 1000.00 +
20 3c Carmine, Die I A well centered mint block showing "R-GAUGE" imprint in right margin, VF NH (Unitrade 109iv)

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600.00
21 4c Deep Olive Bistre (Wet Printing) A rarely seen block showing a strong five-line Pyramid Guide in right margin, exceptional colour; couple minute gum bends, a very difficult to find Pyramid block, Fine+ NH (Unitrade 110iv)

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1200.00
22 5c Violet on Thin Paper (Wet Printing) A pristine fresh mint block showing clear five-line Pyramid Guide in right margin, quite well centered; a very scarce positional block, F-VF NH (Unitrade 112a, 112v) ex. "Lindemann" collection

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2400.00
23 5c Violet on Thin Paper (Wet Printing) A very scarce block showing "R-GAUGE" imprint reading up in left margin (ex Plate 22), hinged in selvedge only. A rare combination of R-GAUGE imprint located at lower corner of the pane on thin paper, Fine+ (Unitrade 112a, 112vi)

Interestingly enough, several different denominations (from many different plates) exist with the "R-GAUGE" plate imprint. However, only the Five cent violet shows this imprint on the left margin - reading up - found only on Plate 22, both on regular and thin papers, the latter in our opinion being the toughest. All other "R-GAUGE" imprints show in the right margin and read down.

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Est. 750.00 +
24 5c Violet on Medium Wove Paper (Wet Printing) An exceptionally well centered mint block showing clear Pyramid Guide in right margin, certainly among the best centered available, XF LH (Unitrade 112v) ex. "Lindemann" collection

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1200.00 +
25 5c Violet on Thin Paper (Wet Printing) Fresh mint block showing clear Pyramid Guide in right margin, scarce, Fine+ NH (Unitrade 112a, 112v)

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1200.00
26 5c Violet on Medium Wove Paper (Wet Printing) Lower left block of eight with "R-GAUGE" imprint - reading up in left margin, brilliant fresh colour. A very scarce multiple, Fine+ NH (Unitrade 112vi) ex. Stan Lum (September 2013; Lot 1136)

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1200.00 +
27 5c Violet on Medium Wove Paper (Wet Printing) An impressive and precisely centered lower left block showing "R-GAUGE" imprint - reading up in left margin as opposed to usual imprint reading down in top right margin of a lower right pane, VF LH (Unitrade 112vi)

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1200.00 +
28 10c Light Blue (Wet Printing) An impressive mint block in an amazing bright, pastel-like shade, showing the very rare Pyramid Guide in right margin, nicely centered. Among the rarest Pyramid Guide blocks of the Admiral issue, VF LH (Unitrade 117ii, 117iv)

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3000.00 +
29 10c Light Blue (Wet Printing) A remarkably scarce mint block showing Pyramid Guide in right margin, LH on top right stamp, otherwise NH, Fine+ and much scarcer than catalogue values indicate as the pyramid guide on the 10 cent was not present in most of the important Admiral collections of the past. (Unitrade 117ii, 117iv) ex. Stan Lum (September 2013; Lot 1121)

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2000.00 +
30 $1 Deep Orange (Wet Printing) A well centered mint block with rich colour associated with the scarcer early printing, showing Pyramid Guidelines in left margin, full original gum lightly hinged at centre. Virtually all known Pyramid Guide blocks are on the later dry printing, this is the first one wet printing we recall seeing and is quite possibly the ONLY ONE KNOWN. A great block destined for a serious collection, VF LH; catalogue value is irrelevant as it reflects the dry printing. (Unitrade 122b, 122iii) ex. Fred Goodhelpsen (June 2004; Lot 2338)

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Est. 5000.00 +
31 $1 Orange (Dry Printing) A nicely centered mint block of four with Pyramid Guide in left margin, bright fresh colour and full original gum, VF NH. (Unitrade 122iii)

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5250.00
32 $1 Orange (Dry Printing) Used block of eight showing "R-GAUGE" imprint in right margin, quite well centered with bulk mailing Kingston Nov 1928 cancels and still retaining full OG. An elusive imprint multiple, VF; Unitrade attempts to value Fine centering only (Unitrade 122v)

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Est. 750.00 +
33 3c Carmine, Die I (Wet Printing), Part Perforate Coil A fresh and very well centered mint block imperforate horizontally, nearly complete "R-GAUGE" imprint in right margin, top left stamp with minor gum wrinkle, light stain in margin, very few exist, VF OG; ex. Ron Brigham (March 2015; Lot 774) (Unitrade 130aii)

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4000.00
34 2c on 3c Carmine, Die I, One-Line Surcharge Mint vertical pair from top right of sheet showing "R-GAUGE" imprint in right margin, surcharge dramatically misplaced resulting in a se-tenant pair with & without surcharge variety, full original gum, hinged on top stamp; a Fine and exceedingly rare imprint positional pair showing a striking surcharge variety. (Unitrade 139a + unlisted R-GAUGE imprint for the one-line surcharge provisional issue)

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Est. 1000.00 +
35 2c on 3c Carmine, Die I, One-Line Surcharge A post office fresh mint positional block showing Pyramid Guide in left margin, nicely centered with pristine original gum, VF NH, scarce in such nice condition. (Unitrade 139iii)

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2000.00
36 2c on 3c Carmine, Die I, One-Line Surcharge A nicely centered used block showing Pyramid Guide in left margin, lightly cancelled by Estevan MR 1 27 CDS postmarks; no doubt rare in used condition, VF; unpriced used in Unitrade. (Unitrade 139iii)

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Est. 750.00 +
37 2c on 3c Carmine, Die I, One-Line Surcharge Visually striking mint block of four with dramatically shifted surcharge (placed at top instead of at foot as issued) and showing Pyramid Guide in left margin, bright fresh colour and nicely centered, A rare combination block, VF NH (Unitrade 139iv)

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3000.00
38 2c on 3c Carmine, Two-Line Surcharge A lovely, fresh, well centered mint block with Pyramid Guide in right margin, LH on top left stamp only, VF (Unitrade 140ii)

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600.00
39 Balance of Pyramid & R-Gauge Multiples Includes mint Pyramid Guidelines #109 block, #138 block of eight, #139 pair, #140 block (margin clipped); R-Gauge on #109 block, #138 mint AND used blocks, etc. F-VF

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Est. 400.00 +
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