Sale 355

U.S. and Worldwide
Stamps, Covers and Collections


Worldwide Stamps & Covers
 
 
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Lot 301
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Canada, 1851, Beaver, 3d red, laid paper (1), vertical pair, bright color, large balanced margins, light target cancels, clear laid lines, Very Fine, choice pair.
Scott $2,000 as singles

Expertization: with 2017 Gratton certificate.
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Lot 302

Canada, 1851, Beaver, 3d red, laid paper (1), vertical pair, large margins and rich color, tied by target cancel on 1852 crossborder cover to Bradford New Hampshire, red "Ja 9, 1852 Montreal L.C. ", postmark, Very Fine.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000
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Lot 303

Canada, 1851, Beaver, 3d red, laid paper (1), ample to large margins, tied on 1852 cover (stamp was removed and hinged back) by target cancel, "Perth July 5 1852" DC postmark at left to Toronto, partial Rockville and Toronto markings on reverse, F-VF, first time offered at auction.
Scott $1,900

Expertization: with 2017 Greene Foundation certificate.
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Lot 304
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Canada, 1851, Prince Albert, 6d slate violet, laid paper (2), large even margins with fresh rich color and a neat red-brown target cancel, a choice Very Fine gem, rare with a color cancellation.
Scott $1,750

Expertization: with a 1978 BPA certificate.

Provenance: Cantor.
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Lot 305
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Canada, 1855, Prince Albert, 6d gray violet, thick hard paper (5d), with 4 ring "16", ample margins, rich color, Very Fine, an exceedingly rare cancel, probably unique on this scarce variety.
Scott $3,000 + w/o premium for cancel

Expertization: 2017 Greene Foundation certificate.
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Lot 306

Canada, 1855, Jacques Cartier, 10d blue (7), unused without gum, margins all around, bright rich color, Very Fine.
Scott $9,250

RARELY SEEN IN THIS CHOICE UNUSED CONDITION.

Expertization: with 1999 Greene Foundation certificate.
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Lot 307
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Canada, 1855, Jacques Cartier, 10d blue (7), Unused, without gum, full balanced margins, good color, small faults including a couple small tears and creases, faint stain, otherwise Very Fine and faults notwithstanding, quite attractive example of this rare unused stamp from a famous collection.
Scott $9,250

Expertization: with 2014 Greene Foundation certificate.

Provenance: Colonel Green, Part 6 Nov. 1942 sale.
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Lot 308
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Canada, 1855, Jacques Cartier, 10d blue, strong re-entry (7 var), position 53, close to large margins except just touching at bottom left, tied by concentric rings cancel on cover to New York City, matching "Quebec L.C., AR 12 1856" c.d.s., red "Paid" straightline exchange handstamp, an unusual use of this rare re-entry. Unitrade 7iv.
Unitrade C$1 ($0) Estimate 2,000 - 3,000

Expertization: with 1981 Greene Foundation certificate.

Provenance: Cantor.

The 10d franking is unusual as the rate to the United States was 6d, therefore this cover is either overpaying the 6d single rate or underpaying the 12d double rate.

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Lot 309

Canada, 1857, Queen Victoria, ½d rose, major re-entry (8), position 120, full fresh original gum large to huge margins, bright color, Extremely Fine. Unitrade 8ii.
Unitrade C$8,000 ($6,400)

A SUPERB MINT EXAMPLE OF THIS SCARCE RE-ENTRY, QUITE LIKELY THE FINEST KNOWN.

Expertization: with 2010 Greene Foundation certificate.

Provenance: Michael Roberts.
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Lot 310
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Canada, 1857, Queen Victoria, ½d rose (8), ample to huge margins with portion of adjacent stamps at top and left, strong color, Extremely Fine.
Scott $700

Expertization: with 2010 Greene Foundation certificate.
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Lot 311

Canada, 1857, Queen Victoria, 7½d green (9), original gum small gum disturbance, balanced margins, vivid color, thin, otherwise Very Fine, rare mint stamp.
Scott $10,000

Expertization: with 2001 Greene Foundation certificate.
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Lot 312

Canada, 1857, Prince Albert, 6d reddish purple, very thick soft wove paper (10), unused without gum, clear to full margins, bright color, corner crease (cert states "strong", we can barely see it even on reverse), F.-V.F. appearance.
Scott $16,000

A HANDSOME EXAMPLE OF THIS GREAT UNUSED RARITY, OF WHICH THERE ARE PROBABLY ONLY 10-15 KNOWN, MOST OF WHICH ARE FAULTY.

Expertization: with 2015 Greene Foundation certificate.
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Lot 313
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Canada, 1857, Prince Albert, 6d reddish purple, very thick soft wove paper (10), ample to large margins, deep color, "21" four-ring cancel, Very Fine.
Scott $7,500

A CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 6D ON THICK SOFT WOVE PAPER.

Expertization: with 1982 B.P.A. certificate.
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Lot 314

Canada, 1859, Prince Albert, 10¢ deep red purple (17e), unused without gum, lovely rich color, bright and fresh, Fine.
Scott $2,100

Expertization: with 2013 Greene Foundation certificate.
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Lot 315
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Canada, 1859, Jacques Cartier, 17¢ slate blue (19a), block of twelve, positions 75-80/85-90, fresh and lightly cancelled, about half are affected by small flaws, none of which are obvious, F.-V.F. appearance.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000

A STRIKING EXHIBITION PIECE AND EXCEEDINGLY RARE LARGE MULTIPLE.

Any used multiple large than a block of four is quite rare.

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Lot 316

Canada, 1868, Large Queen, 2¢ green on Bothwell paper (24 var.), horizontal pair, original gum, brilliant color, tiny wrinkle (not even mentioned in cert), exceptionally fresh and Fine. Scott $1,800+. Unitrade 24iv.
Unitrade C$2,800 ($2,240)

Expertization: with 2017 Greene Foundation certificate.
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Lot 317

Canada, 1868, Large Queen, 2¢ emerald green (24 var.), original gum slightly disturbed, bright and fresh, F.-V.F. Unitrade 24i.
Unitrade C$900+ ($720)

Expertization: with 2017 Greene Foundation certificate.
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Lot 318

Canada, 1868, Large Queen, 2¢ green, thin paper (24b), horizontal pair and a single from the first printing, deep color, Fine, tied by red "paid all" cancels on cover to Bristol Pennsylvania, no origin or receiving mark, F-VF, fine cross border usage.
Estimate 500 - 750

Expertization: Gratton certificate.

Provenance: Firth.
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Lot 319
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Canada, 1868, Large Queen, 6¢ dark brown, watermarked (27b), two-ring cancel with strong "CL" of watermark completely visible, rich color, fresh Very Fine.
Scott $2,500

Expertization: with 2017 Greene Foundation certificate.
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Lot 320

Canada, 1879, Large Queen, 15¢ deep violet, very thick paper (30c), unused without gum, bright color, cert says "large thin" "somewhat soiled" bother of which are quite harsh, otherwise fresh and Fine, quite attractive and very scarce unused.
Scott $4,000

Expertization: with 2017 Greene Foundation certificate.
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Lot 321

Canada, 1870, Small Queen, 1¢ yellow (35, var.), horizontal strip of six, position 11-16 plate C with position 13 being the "Strand of Hair" variety, original gum never hinged, deep color, fresh F.-V.F., scarce mint, especially in a multiple. Unitrade 35, 35viii.
Unitrade C$2,100 for fine ($1,680)

Expertization: with 2016 Greene Foundation certificate.
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Lot 322

Canada, 1888, Small Queen, 3¢ bright vermilion (41), original gum never hinged, brilliant color, beautifully centered within unusually large margins, Extremely Fine.
Scott $135

Expertization: with 1985 Greene Foundation certificate.
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Lot 323
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Canada, 1893, Widow's Weeds (46-47E), 1893 American Bank Note Company oval vignette die essay (36 x 43mm) in black on India paper, mounted on section of ledger page, depicting Queen Victoria in a pose facing right (used on the banknote advertising sheet) with "338" in manuscript above and "205" printed at upper right, the reverse has a section of a different proof depicting a young woman, slight aging as expected.
Estimate 400 - 500
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Lot 324

Canada, 1897, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 3¢ bright rose (53), original gum never hinged, perfectly centered within large balanced margins, post office fresh, a Superb gem.
Scott $75

Expertization: with 2016 Greene Foundation certificate.
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Lot 325

Canada, 1897, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 8¢ dark violet (56), upper right corner margin block of four, original gum never hinged, beautifully centered, dark shade, Extremely Fine, choice multiple.
Scott $1,300 as singles

Expertization: with 2017 Greene Foundation certificate.
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Lot 326

Canada, 1897, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 20¢ vermilion (59), original gum never hinged, nicely centered, deep glowing color, F.-V.F.
Scott $650

Expertization: with 2015 Greene Foundation certificate.

Provenance: Libra.
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Lot 327

Canada, 1897, Queen Victoria Jubilee, $1 lake (61), Original gum, never hinged, beautifully centered within unusually large margins, stunning prooflike color, fresh and choice, Extremely Fine.
Scott $2,900

A CHOICE $1.00 JUBILEE, CERTAINLY AMONG THE FINEST KNOWN.

Expertization: with 2013 Greene Foundation certificate.
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Lot 328

Canada, 1897, Queen Victoria Jubilee, $2 dark purple (62), original gum never hinged, excellent centering, positively glowing color, Extremely Fine.
Scott $4,000

$2.00 JUBILIEES ARE SELDOM ENCOUNTERED THIS CHOICE.

Expertization: with 2017 Greene Foundation certificate.
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Lot 329

Canada, 1897, Queen Victoria Jubilee, $4 purple (64), original gum, excellent centering, bright color, Very Fine.
Scott $1,400

Expertization: with 2017 Greene Foundation certificate.
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Lot 330

Canada, 1897, Queen Victoria Jubilee, $5 olive green (65), original gum never hinged, fingerprint on gum, light gum bend, beight and fresh F.-V.F., handsome.
Scott $4,250
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Lot 331

Canada, 1897, Queen Victoria "Maple Leaf", 6¢ brown (71), original gum very lightly hinged on left pair, otherwise never hinged, beautifully centered, Extremely Fine, choice multiple.
Scott $1,680 as singles
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Lot 332

Canada, 1898, Queen Victoria "Numeral", 1¢ gray green, imperf (75a), horizontal pair, original gum barely hinged if at all, large balanced margins, Extremely Fine, choice.
Scott $1,250

Expertization: with 2013 Greene Foundation certificate.
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Lot 333

Canada, 1908, 15¢ Quebec (102), original gum never hinged, choice centering, rich color, Extremely Fine, a gem block.
Scott $2,800 as singles

Expertization: with 2017 Greene Foundation certificate.
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Lot 334
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Canada, 1946, 14¢ black brown imperforate right margin (270 var.), light cancel, centered to left as usual, natural inclusion, tiny tear in top right margin, Fine, rare, especially used. Unitrade 270ii.
Unitrade C$2,500 for fine ($2,000)

Provenance: Trillium.
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Lot 335

Canada, 1971, 6¢ Maple Leaf in Spring, imperf (535a), horizontal pair, original gum never hinged, large balanced margins, Extremely Fine.
Scott $850
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Lot 336

Canada, 1974, 8¢ Telephone Centenary, imperf (641a), horizontal pair, original gum never hinged, with sheet margin at right, Very Fine.
Scott $1,500
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Lot 337

Canada, 1976, 8¢ Royal Military College complete, double impression (693d), se-tenant pair, original gum never hinged, Very Fine.
Scott $3,500

Expertization: with 2007 Gratton certificate.
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Lot 338

Canada, 1978, 14¢ Queen Elizabeth II, red omitted (716c), original gum never hinged, Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,150

Expertization: with 1980 Lyon certificate.

Provenance: Sir Gawaine Baillie.
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Lot 339

Canada, 1979, $2 Kluane National Park, silver inscriptions omitted (727a), block of four, original gum never hinged, Very Fine.
Scott $1,200 as singles

Expertization: with 2009 Gratton certificate.
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Lot 340

Canada, 1979, 35¢ Christmas, gold (and tagging) omitted (841a), original gum never hinged, Very Fine.
Scott $1,100

Expertization: with 2008 Gratton certificate.
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Lot 341

Canada, 1981, 17¢ Antique Mandora, printing error (878 var.), printed on gumside, missing inscriptions and tagging, original gum never hinged and completely sound (many are faulty), Very Fine. Unitrade 878ii.
Unitrade C$2,000 ($1,600)
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Lot 342

Canada, 1985, $2 Banff National Park, bluish green inscriptions omitted (936a), original gum never hinged, centered to the top as usual, Very Fine.
Scott $1,100
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Lot 343

Canada, 1987, $2 MacAdam, imperf pair (1182b), in strip of five, original gum never hinged, Very Fine. Unitrade 1182ii C$2,000 ($1,600).
Scott $1,500
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Lot 344

Canada, 1990 Legendary Creatures Imperforate (1292b), block of four, sheet margin at right, original gum never hinged.
Scott $1,500
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Lot 345

Canada, 1991, 43¢ Flag and Prairie Imperforate (1354 var.), block of four, original gum never hinged, Very Fine. Unitrade 1359ii.
Estimate 400 - 500

Expertization: with 2011 Greene Foundation certificate.
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Lot 346

Canada, 1994, choir and Christmas carolling, unissued 52¢ and 90¢ (1534, 1535 var.), original gum never hinged, Very Fine. Unitrade 1534-35ii.
Unitrade C$800 ($640)
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Lot 347

Canada, 1997-2005 4¢ Definitive imperforate (1676a), lower left corner margin block of four with imprint and traffic lights, original gum never hinged, light gum wrinkle, Very Fine. Unitrade 1676ii.
Scott $1,900 as 2 pair
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Lot 348

Canada, 2005 50¢ Canadian Bridges imperforate (2103a), upper right corner margin block of four, original gum never hinged, Extremely Fine, only three sheets of 16 were sold.
Scott $1,500
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Lot 349

Canada, 2007, Lilacs souvenir sheet Imperforate (2206 var.), original gum never hinged, Extremely Fine, only 6 known. Unitrade 2206ii.
Unitrade C$3,000 ($2,400)

Expertization: with 2012 Gratton certificate.
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