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Lot Catalogue Number Description Catalogue Value or Estimate
901 P 2TC 1857 6p Red Lilac An impressive top left corner plate proof block of sixteen on card mounted india paper, showing full Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson, New York imprints at left and at top, brilliant colour and sharp impression, a lovely showpiece, VF

Photo (82K)
4800.00 +
902 4 1854 3p Red on Medium Wove Paper, Imperforate An unused single with large margins, a select example of this popular stamp, VF; 2004 Greene Foundation cert.

Photo (49K)
2000.00
903 4, 12, 15c A beautiful group of three used singles, each tied to cover by a 4-ring '19', covers (front for the 5 cent) showing very clear London, U.C. dispatch. Includes: 1857 (June 12) Clean blue folded cover with 3p red on wove paper, just touching frame on one side to clear margins, to St. Catherines; 1859 (June 29) Exceptionally fresh and clean orange envelope with 3p red, perf 11 to Stratford; and 1859 (July 9) cover front posted nine days following day of issue franked 5c deep vermilion, perf 11, instructional TOO LATE marking struck at left to Brantford. An appealing set of the three different basic listed Beaver stamps on covers mailed from London, U.C. F-VF

Photo (26K) Photo 2 (26K) Photo 3 (30K)
Est. 750.00 +
904 4i 1856-1857 3p Deep Red on Medium Wove Paper, Imperforate A used vertical pair with amazing deep colour, large margins and light concentric rings cancels, VF and attractive

Photo (79K)
700.00
905 4ii 1852 3p Orange Red on Medium Wove Paper, Imperforate A nicely used full margined example of this distinctive early shade, brilliant colour on fresh paper, concentric rings cancel, VF

Photo (50K)
350.00 +
906 5d 1857 6p Greyish Lilac on Thick Hard Wove Paper, Imperforate A particularly choice used example of this elusive printing, large margins, centrally struck diamond grid cancel of Toronto; difficult to find, VF; 2007 Greene Foundation cert.


Photo (61K)
4000.00
907 5d 1858 (September 28) Clean orange envelope from Montreal to New York, no backflap but has letter content and is in nice condition, bearing an elusive example of 6 pence grey lilac on thick hard wove paper, clear to mostly large margins and tied by a centrally struck four-ring '21' cancel, Montreal SP 28 1858 double arc dispatch at left; no backstamp as customary for mail to the US. A lovely cover franked with a scarce late printing of the Six pence Consort, VF

Photo (28K)
Est. 1500.00 +
908 P 7P 1868 (circa.) 10p Cartier Engraved proof in golden brown on vertical mesh wove paper (0.003" thick) originating from the ABNC trade sample sheet. An appealing proof seldom seen in sound condition, VF

Photo (39K)
1000.00
909 P 7P 1868 (circa.) 10p Cartier Engraved proof in greyish violet on vertical mesh wove paper (0.003" thick) from the American Bank Note Company trade sample sheet, scarce in sound condition, VF

Photo (39K)
1000.00
910 P 7P 1868 (circa.) 10p Cartier Engraved proof in dull lilac on horizontal mesh wove paper (0.003" thick), diagonal crease at foot, VF appearance (Unitrade $1,000)

Photo (33K)
Est. 300.00
911 P 7TC 1854 10p Cartier Trial colour plate proof single in black on india paper, elusive, selected quality, VF

Photo (68K)
750.00
912 P 7TCiii 1864 10p Cartier Trial colour plate proof single in orange yellow on india paper, attractive, VF

Photo (61K)
350.00
913 8 1857 p Rose on Medium Wove Paper, Imperforate A fresh mint single, clear at right to large margins on other sides, large part original gum, F-VF; 2001 Greene Foundation cert. (stating the opinion: "mint OG, NH, genuine but disturbed gum")

Photo (55K)
2100.00
914 P 9P 1857 7p Green Lower left corner plate proof block of sixteen on card mounted india paper, with brilliant colour and lovely clear impression, full Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson, New York imprints at left and at foot. An appealing multiple in choice condition, VF

Photo (68K)
5600.00 +
915 9 1857 7p Green on Medium Wove Paper, Imperforate A remarkably fresh used example with fabulous colour on immaculate paper, showing portion of sheet margins at top and right and clear to ample margins on other sides. A rarely seen corner margin example that stands out, VF; 1995 Brandon cert.

Photo (59K)
5000.00
916 9a 1859 (July 9) Cover from Quebec to Scotland via Allan Line, franked with a 7p deep green on medium wove paper, evenly touching design at top, full margins on other sides, tied by clear four-ring '37' cancel, Quebec double arc dispatch at left, circular Paid Liverpool Col. Packet 19 JY 59 transit in red, on reverse Edinburgh JY 21 59 arrival CDS. A fine stamp on a nice VF cover; backstamped John Seybold (his famous collection was dispersed at auction in March of 1910).

It is interesting to note that this cover was mailed nine days after the Decimal issue was placed on sale. The 7 pence stamp was still valid for postage during the decimal era but examples are quite rare.

Photo (32K)
Est. 1500.00 +
917 18 1863-1864 12c Yellow Green, Perf 12x11 An extremely well centered unused example with unusually bright colour; a nice stamp, VF

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1250.00
918 22 1868 1c Brown Red on Medium Horizontal Wove Paper, Perf 12 An unusually choice mint example, very well centered with rich colour and showing large part original gum, hinged; quite elusive in such nice quality, VF OG; 2012 Greene Foundation cert.

Photo (62K)
2000.00
919 24iii 1868-1870 2c Green on Soft White (Blotting) Paper, Perf 12 A very well centered and remarkably select example of this difficult stamp on the distinctive Duckworth Paper 8 - completely sound and devoid of the usual flaws which plague numerous examples. Brilliant colour with neat segmented cork cancellation at right; seldom encountered with such superior attributes, in our opinion scarcer than catalogue values indicate, XF; 2017 Greene Foundation cert.

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350.00 +
920 24iv 1868-1870 2c Green on Bothwell Paper, Perf 12 A nicely unused centered example with lovely fresh colour on the distinctive vertical mesh paper. Difficult find with superior centering, VF

Photo (65K)
1500.00
921 25 1869 (April 13) Henry C. Kaye advertising envelope from Harriston, C.W. mailed registered to St. Jacobs, paying the 3c domestic letter rate with an oxidized 3c Large Queen on medium horizontal wove, pen cancelled with partial split ring dispatch, REGISTERED straightline with 2c fee paid in cash; RPO and Berlin AP 14 transit backstamps, an unusual combination of advert and postal rate during the Large Queen era, F-VF; 2016 Greene Foundation cert.

Photo (39K)
Est. 250.00 +
922 26 1875 5c Olive Green on Medium Vertical Wove Paper, Perf 11x12 A nice example of this challenging stamp, large part dull streaky original gum typically found on this denomination, almost Very Fine

Photo (64K)
3300.00
923 27 1868-1872 6c Dark Brown on Medium Horizontal Wove Paper A superbly centered unused single with balanced margins and intact perforations, completely sound unlike most existing examples. Lovely bright colour on fresh paper. One would need to search far and wide to find a similar example displaying superior centering and large margins, XF; 2014 Greene Foundation cert.

Photo (66K)
2500.00
924 27 1868-1872 6c Dark Brown on Medium Horizontal Wove Paper, Perf 12 Precisely centered example of this very difficult stamp, unused with rich colour and sharp impression, showing clear horizontal mesh and intact perforations. Hard to find with such superior centering, VF+

Photo (67K)
2500.00
925 28 1868-1872 12c Blue on Medium Horizontal Wove Paper, Perf 12 A remarkably fresh and well centered unused example with rich colour; scarce this nice, VF; 2015 Greene Foundation cert.

Photo (68K)
1400.00
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