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Sale 1114 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History, featuring the F. Christian Killien, M.D. Collection

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 9-10 December, 2015

Category — Canada

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
906
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 906, CanadaCanada, 1851, 3c Beaver Plaque, Canada, 1851, 3c Beaver PlaqueCanada, 1851, 3c Beaver Plaque. Bronze like plaque in bas-relief measuring 185 x 160mm and mounted on wood backing, depicting Canada's first postage stamp, the 3-pence Beaver, quite detailed, this is believed to have been hung in the Ottawa home of Sir Sanford Fleming, who designed the 3p Beaver stamp, accompanied by a 1915 250 x 190mm photograph of Fleming at a dinner table (while Chancellor of Queen's University), which is thought to be the last known photograph of him, plus a multicolored drawing of the building he owned where his first business was located, few of these plaques exist today

E. 1,000-1,500
0
907
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 907, CanadaCANADA, 1851, 3p Orange Vermilion, Laid Paper (1; SG 1a), CANADA, 1851, 3p Orange Vermilion, Laid Paper (1; SG 1a)CANADA, 1851, 3p Orange Vermilion, Laid Paper (1; SG 1a). Full to large margins, rich color, Very Fine, with 2000 Greene Foundation certificate, SG £1,100, Unitrade C$1,600.00

1,000
400
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908
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 908, CanadaCANADA, 1851, 6p Grayish Purple, Laid Paper (2; SG 2), CANADA, 1851, 6p Grayish Purple, Laid Paper (2; SG 2)CANADA, 1851, 6p Grayish Purple, Laid Paper (2; SG 2). Full to mostly large margins, rich color, tied by indistinct black cancel and red Montreal Nov. 3, 1851 on folded letter to New York, red Canada in arc and Paid, vertical file folds do not affect stamp, Very Fine, with 1999 Greene Foundation certificate, Unitrade C$2,500.00

3,100
400
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909
P
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 909, CanadaCANADA, 1851, 12p Black, Plate Proof with Vertical Carmine "Specimen" Overprint (Unitrade 3Pi), CANADA, 1851, 12p Black, Plate Proof with Vertical Carmine "Specimen" Overprint (Unitrade 3Pi)CANADA, 1851, 12p Black, Plate Proof with Vertical Carmine "Specimen" Overprint (Unitrade 3Pi). Horizontal pair, large margins, crisp impression

VERY FINE. A RARE AND DESIRABLE PAIR OF THE 1851 12-PENCE BLACK PROOF WITH SPECIMEN OVERPRINT.

Unitrade value as singles

C$ 5,000
2,800
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910
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 910, CanadaCANADA, 1852, 3p Brown Red (4a; SG 8), CANADA, 1852, 3p Brown Red (4a; SG 8)CANADA, 1852, 3p Brown Red (4a; SG 8). Four large margins, rich color, tied on piece by target cancel, Extremely Fine, SG £250, Unitrade $350.00

250
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911
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 911, CanadaCANADA, 1852-55, 3p Orange Red, Thin Paper (4d; SG 7), CANADA, 1852-55, 3p Orange Red, Thin Paper (4d; SG 7)CANADA, 1852-55, 3p Orange Red, Thin Paper (4d; SG 7). Large even margins all around, deep color and an intense impression, numeral target cancel, Extremely Fine and handsome, signed Sismondo, SG £275, Unitrade C$300.00

225
70
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912
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 912, CanadaCANADA, 1852-55, 3p Orange Red, Thin Paper (4d; SG 7), CANADA, 1852-55, 3p Orange Red, Thin Paper (4d; SG 7)CANADA, 1852-55, 3p Orange Red, Thin Paper (4d; SG 7). Horizontal pair, light cancels, large margins all around, vibrant color, Very Fine and choice, catalogue values are as singles, SG £550, Unitrade C$600.00

450
0
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913
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 913, CanadaCANADA, 1852-55, 3p Orange Red, Thin Paper (4d; SG 7), CANADA, 1852-55, 3p Orange Red, Thin Paper (4d; SG 7)CANADA, 1852-55, 3p Orange Red, Thin Paper (4d; SG 7). Gem example with large balanced margins, tied by target cancel and "Aylmer-Ottawa MR 25 1852" circular datestamp with manuscript "15" date added over at bottom left on folded drop-letter cover, Extremely Fine, ex Cantor, with 2013 Greene certificate, sold in Cantor sale as No. 1 on Laid Paper and subsequently sent to Greene Foundation which declared it a No. 4d despite references stating April 17, 1852 was the first day of issue - nearly one month after this cover was mailed

E. 300-400
425
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914
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 914, CanadaCANADA, 1855, 6p Slate Gray, Wove Paper (5; SG 9), CANADA, 1855, 6p Slate Gray, Wove Paper (5; SG 9)CANADA, 1855, 6p Slate Gray, Wove Paper (5; SG 9). Full to large margins, fresh color, light target cancel, Very Fine, with 2000 Greene Foundation certificate, SG £1,100, Unitrade C$2,000.00

1,500
650
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915
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 915, CanadaCANADA, 1855, 10p Blue (7; SG 15), CANADA, 1855, 10p Blue (7; SG 15)CANADA, 1855, 10p Blue (7; SG 15). Four margins ranging large to ample, deep intense color, target cancel, Very Fine, with 1995 Gratton certificate, SG £1,700, Unitrade C$2,500.00

1,750
425
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916
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 916, CanadaCANADA, 1857, 7-1/2p Green (9; SG 12), CANADA, 1857, 7-1/2p Green (9; SG 12)CANADA, 1857, 7-1/2p Green (9; SG 12). Full to large margins, rich color and a crisp impression, trivial thin spot, Very Fine appearance, SG £2,500, Unitrade C$4,500.00

3,500
475
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917
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 917, CanadaCANADA, 1858, 3p Red, Perf 12 (12; SG 26), CANADA, 1858, 3p Red, Perf 12 (12; SG 26)CANADA, 1858, 3p Red, Perf 12 (12; SG 26). Vertical pair, fresh color, grid cancels, Fine, a scarce pair, catalogue values as singles, SG £750, Unitrade C$1,200.00

2,600
600
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918
og
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 918, CanadaCANADA, 1859, 10c Violet (17a; SG 34), CANADA, 1859, 10c Violet (17a; SG 34)CANADA, 1859, 10c Violet (17a; SG 34). Original gum, beautiful rich color and a sharp impression, well-centered, faint trace of a toned spot at top left, otherwise Very Fine, ex Crossings and Chapin, 1997 Greene Foundation certificate no longer accompanies, SG £1,500, Unitrade C$5,000.00

2,500
250
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919
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 919, CanadaCANADA, 1868, 1c Brown Red, Thin Paper (22b; SG 47), CANADA, 1868, 1c Brown Red, Thin Paper (22b; SG 47)CANADA, 1868, 1c Brown Red, Thin Paper (22b; SG 47). Unusually wide margins, rich luxuriant color, "19" in circle cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 2008 Greene Foundation certificate, Unitrade C$200.00

140
180
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920
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 920, CanadaCANADA, 1868, 15c Red Lilac (29; SG 61a), CANADA, 1868, 15c Red Lilac (29; SG 61a)CANADA, 1868, 15c Red Lilac (29; SG 61a). Excellent centering, attractive color, lightly cancelled, Extremely Fine, with 2007 Greene Foundation certificate, Unitrade C$150.00

130
80
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921
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 921, CanadaCANADA, 1873, 15c Gray, Perf 11-1/2 x 12 (30a; SG 65), CANADA, 1873, 15c Gray, Perf 11-1/2 x 12 (30a; SG 65)CANADA, 1873, 15c Gray, Perf 11-1/2 x 12 (30a; SG 65). Wide margins, fresh color, lightly cancelled, Extremely Fine, a select quality used example, with 2010 Greene Foundation certificate, Unitrade C$500.00

425
0
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922
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 922, CanadaCANADA, 1873, 15c Greenish Gray, Perf. 12, Cracked Plate (Unitrade 30v), CANADA, 1873, 15c Greenish Gray, Perf. 12, Cracked Plate (Unitrade 30v)CANADA, 1873, 15c Greenish Gray, Perf. 12, Cracked Plate (Unitrade 30v). Position 65, rich color in the Greenish Gray shade (Unitrade 30iv), Very Fine, with 2007 Gratton certificate, Unitrade value as the cracked plate variety in the common gray shade

C$ 500
110
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923
ng
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 923, CanadaCANADA, 1868, 3c Bright Red, Laid Paper (33; SG 58a), CANADA, 1868, 3c Bright Red, Laid Paper (33; SG 58a)CANADA, 1868, 3c Bright Red, Laid Paper (33; SG 58a). Unused (no gum), couple small thins, short perfs, certificate also notes "surface somewhat scuffed and soiled", Fine appearance, despite the faults this stamp is quite collectable, as less than ten unused copies of the 1868 3c on Laid Paper have been recorded, with 2015 Greene Foundation certificate, SG £16,000

17,500
900
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924
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 924, CanadaCANADA, 1868, 3c Bright Red, Laid Paper (33; SG 58a), CANADA, 1868, 3c Bright Red, Laid Paper (33; SG 58a)CANADA, 1868, 3c Bright Red, Laid Paper (33; SG 58a). Wide margins with characteristic pastel shade, neat grid duplex cancel, Fine example of this scarce paper variety, SG £600, Unitrade C$1,000.00

2,250
400
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925
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 925, CanadaCANADA, 1897, 6c Jubilee (55), CANADA, 1897, 6c Jubilee (55)CANADA, 1897, 6c Jubilee (55). Excellent centering amid wide margins, beautiful rich color, unusually light and unobtrusive cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, the Six Cent is the most difficult value to find in choice quality, this example is one of the finest used copies we have seen, with 2008 Greene Foundation certificate, Unitrade C$250.00

175
0
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926
og
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 926, CanadaCANADA, 1897, 10c Jubilee (57), CANADA, 1897, 10c Jubilee (57)CANADA, 1897, 10c Jubilee (57). Original gum, h.r., perfectly centered amid wide margins all around, wonderfully rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.A.G. certificate (OGph, 98)

120
50
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927
ogbl
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 927, CanadaCANADA, 1897, 20c Jubilee (59), CANADA, 1897, 20c Jubilee (59)CANADA, 1897, 20c Jubilee (59). Block of four with partial imprint and plate no. 1 in top selvage, top stamps lightly hinged, bottom stamps Mint N.H., bright color, Fine-Very Fine

1,850
350
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928
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 928, CanadaCANADA, 1897, 20c Jubilee (59), CANADA, 1897, 20c Jubilee (59)CANADA, 1897, 20c Jubilee (59). Tied on piece by light town circular datestamp, wide margins, bright color, Very Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate, Unitrade C$140.00

140
50
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929
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 929, CanadaCANADA, 1897, 50c Jubilee, Dark Ultramarine (Unitrade 60i), CANADA, 1897, 50c Jubilee, Dark Ultramarine (Unitrade 60i)CANADA, 1897, 50c Jubilee, Dark Ultramarine (Unitrade 60i). Gorgeous color that is especially rich and intense, bright white paper, rimless Montreal circular datestamp, Very Fine, with 2008 Gratton certificate, Unitrade value

C$ 275
90
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930
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 930, CanadaCANADA, 1897, $5.00 Jubilee (65), CANADA, 1897, $5.00 Jubilee (65)CANADA, 1897, $5.00 Jubilee (65). Magenta Winnipeg circular datestamps, rich color, Very Fine, Unitrade C$1,600.00

1,100
450
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931
og
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 931, CanadaCANADA, 1899, 2c on 3c Carmine, Inverted Surcharge (87 var; SG 171a), CANADA, 1899, 2c on 3c Carmine, Inverted Surcharge (87 var; SG 171a)CANADA, 1899, 2c on 3c Carmine, Inverted Surcharge (87 var; SG 171a). Original gum, deep color, short perf at top, otherwise Fine, very few certified inverted surcharges exist, most on the market are forgeries, with 1953 P.F. and 2015 Greene Foundation certificates, unlisted in Scott, SG value

£ 350
100
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932
nh
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 932, CanadaCANADA, 1899, 2c on 3c Carmine, Inverted Surcharge (88 var; SG 172a), CANADA, 1899, 2c on 3c Carmine, Inverted Surcharge (88 var; SG 172a)CANADA, 1899, 2c on 3c Carmine, Inverted Surcharge (88 var; SG 172a). Mint N.H., fresh color, Very Fine, very few certified inverted surcharges exist, most on the market are forgeries, with 2015 Greene Foundation certificate, unlisted in Scott, SG value as hinged

£ 350
100
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933
P
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 933, CanadaCANADA, 1908, 20c Tercentenary, Large Die Proof (103P), CANADA, 1908, 20c Tercentenary, Large Die Proof (103P)CANADA, 1908, 20c Tercentenary, Large Die Proof (103P). Unhardened without plate no. inscription, printed on thick card measuring 70 x 60mm, Very Fine and rare, originating from a new find from the estate of Leo C. Kauffmann who was an engraver at the American Bank Note Company

E. 400-500
425
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934
P
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 934, CanadaCANADA, 1911, 2c King George V Admiral, Large Trial Color Die Proof (106TC), CANADA, 1911, 2c King George V Admiral, Large Trial Color Die Proof (106TC)CANADA, 1911, 2c King George V Admiral, Large Trial Color Die Proof (106TC). Printed on thick card, measuring 35 x 40mm, printed in black, Very Fine, originating from a new find from the estate of Leo C. Kauffmann who was an engraver at the American Bank Note Company

E. 200-300
500
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935
og
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 935, CanadaCANADA, 1918, 25c Black and Red, Aero Club of Canada, Tete-Beche Pair (CLP2a), CANADA, 1918, 25c Black and Red, Aero Club of Canada, Tete-Beche Pair (CLP2a)CANADA, 1918, 25c Black and Red, Aero Club of Canada, Tete-Beche Pair (CLP2a). Lightly hinged, one stamp with light gum bend, otherwise Very Fine

1,200
425
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