Sale 1098 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History
Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 19-20 May, 2015
Category — Canada, Pence and Cents Issues
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A HANDSOME UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE FAMOUS CANADA 1851 12-PENCE BLACK ON LAID PAPER. A CLASSIC ICON OF CANADA AND A MAJOR RARITY OF THE WORLD.
The first Pence Issues of Canada were printed by the New York firm of Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson, the same firm that printed the New York Postmaster's Provisional and United States 5c and 10c 1847 Issue. The Pence issues, and particularly the 12-pence, show the same fine quality of engraving that distinguishes the U.S. 1847 Issue. The stamps were printed early in 1851 (12p issued June 14), at the same time that RWH&E's contract for providing United States stamps was coming to an end. Only 1,450 examples were sold with the balance of 51,000 printed destroyed.
With 1991 Brandon certificate. Unitrade C$150,000.00
EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE VERY FINEST QUALITY 1855 6-PENCE COVERS IN EXISTENCE.
Ex Caspary, Loch and Gross.
VERY FINE. A RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 10-PENCE ON THICK PAPER.
With 2012 Greene Foundation certificate. SG £15,000. Unitrade C$13,500.00