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Sale 1236 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 25-27 May, 2021

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Category — Canada - 1851 Pence Issues thru Small Queens

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2247
 
Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2247, Canada - 1851 Pence Issues thru Small QueensCANADA, 1851, 3p Red, Laid Paper (1; SG 1), CANADA, 1851, 3p Red, Laid Paper (1; SG 1)CANADA, 1851, 3p Red, Laid Paper (1; SG 1). Huge bottom right corner sheet margin measuring nearly 15mm at right and 5mm at bottom, other two sides large to full, bold impression on well defined laid paper, neat target cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A TRULY SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE ICONIC 1851 3-PENCE ON LAID PAPER WHICH IS, WITHOUT QUESTION, THE FINEST USED EXAMPLE KNOWN.

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 show the same fine quality of engraving that distinguishes the U.S. 1847 Issue. The stamps were printed early in 1851 (3p issued April 23), at the same time that RWH&E's contract for providing United States stamps was coming to an end. The 3p design was executed by Sandford Fleming and engraved by Alfred Jones.

Ex Jephcott and Cantor. With 1987 Greene Foundation and 2011 P.F. certificates. Scott $1,000.00. SG £1,100. Unitrade C$1,600.00

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E. 10,000-15,000
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2248
 
Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2248, Canada - 1851 Pence Issues thru Small QueensCANADA, 1851, 3p Red, Laid Paper (1; SG 1), CANADA, 1851, 3p Red, Laid Paper (1; SG 1)CANADA, 1851, 3p Red, Laid Paper (1; SG 1). Mostly large to full margins, bright color, target cancel, Very Fine, Scott $1,000.00, SG £1,100, Unitrade C$1,600.00

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E. 400-500
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2249
 
Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2249, Canada - 1851 Pence Issues thru Small QueensCANADA, 1851, 3p Red, Laid Paper (1; SG 1), CANADA, 1851, 3p Red, Laid Paper (1; SG 1)CANADA, 1851, 3p Red, Laid Paper (1; SG 1). Large to full margins all around, perfectly struck target cancel, rich color, Very Fine and choice, a handsome used example of Canada No. 1, Scott $1,000.00, SG £1,100, Unitrade C$1,600.00

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E. 400-500
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2250
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2250, Canada - 1851 Pence Issues thru Small QueensCANADA, 1851, 6p Slate Violet, Laid Paper (2; SG 2), CANADA, 1851, 6p Slate Violet, Laid Paper (2; SG 2)CANADA, 1851, 6p Slate Violet, Laid Paper (2; SG 2). Mostly large margins, just barely touching at top left, exceptionally rich color and razor sharp impression, tied by target cancel with corresponding "Sherbrooke U.C., AP 3, 1854" circular datestamp at left on cover to Bangor Me., red "Paid" handstamp and Portsmouth transit datestamp, Very Fine, with 1994 Holcombe certificate, Scott $2,500.00, Unitrade C$3,000.00

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E. 500-750
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2251
 
Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2251, Canada - 1851 Pence Issues thru Small QueensCANADA, 1851, 6p Grayish Purple, Laid Paper (2b; SG 3), CANADA, 1851, 6p Grayish Purple, Laid Paper (2b; SG 3)CANADA, 1851, 6p Grayish Purple, Laid Paper (2b; SG 3). Large to full margins all around, excellent color with sharp impression, clear laid lines, light red cancel, Very Fine and choice, signed Oliva and A. Diena, with 1985 P.F. certificate, Scott $1,500.00, SG £1,400, Unitrade C$2,500.00

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E. 500-750
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2252
P
Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2252, Canada - 1851 Pence Issues thru Small QueensCANADA, 1851, 12p Black, Plate Proof on India, Vertical Carmine "Specimen" Overprint (Unitrade 3Pi), CANADA, 1851, 12p Black, Plate Proof on India, Vertical Carmine "Specimen" Overprint (Unitrade 3Pi)CANADA, 1851, 12p Black, Plate Proof on India, Vertical Carmine "Specimen" Overprint (Unitrade 3Pi). Large to full margins, sharp impression, Very Fine, with 2000 Greene Foundation certificate, Unitrade C$2,500.00

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E. 500-750
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2253
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2253, Canada - 1851 Pence Issues thru Small QueensCANADA, 1851, 12p Black, Laid Paper (3; SG 4), CANADA, 1851, 12p Black, Laid Paper (3; SG 4)CANADA, 1851, 12p Black, Laid Paper (3; SG 4). Unused (no gum), large to full margins all around, razor sharp impression, minute sealed tear at bottom which just touches design

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A HANDSOME UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE FAMOUS CANADA 1851 12-PENCE BLACK ON LAID PAPER. ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST ICONIC AND DESIRABLE CLASSIC RARITIES.

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 original die was engraved by Alfred Jones and is based upon the Chalon portrait, which was also used on the stamps of Queensland, Tasmania, Bahamas and New Zealand, among other British colonies. 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.

A total of 50,000 stamps were printed from 250 sheets of 200 subjects (two panes of 100). Only 1,450 examples were sold with the balance being destroyed. Our census, available on our website at https://siegelauctions.com/census/canada/scott/3 , records a total of 26 unused singles plus four pairs.

Census no. 3-UNC-09. With 2001 Calves and 2003 Greene Foundation certificates. Scott $87,500.00. SG £200,000. Unitrade C$150,000.00

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E. 20,000-30,000
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2254
 
Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2254, Canada - 1851 Pence Issues thru Small QueensCANADA, 1852, 3p Red, Wove Paper (4; SG 5), CANADA, 1852, 3p Red, Wove Paper (4; SG 5)CANADA, 1852, 3p Red, Wove Paper (4; SG 5). Massive to large margins all around including significant portion of adjoining stamp at left, bold color with a razor-sharp impression, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp which would be difficult to improve upon, with 2020 PSAG certificate (Superb 98), Scott $225.00, SG £225, Unitrade C$300.00

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E. 500-750
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2255
 
Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2255, Canada - 1851 Pence Issues thru Small QueensCANADA, 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). Tight margins all around, just touching outer frameline at bottom left, strong color, Fine, with 1988 Greene Foundation certificate, Scott $3,500.00, SG £2,500, Unitrade C$2,000.00

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E. 400-500
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2256
 
Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2256, Canada - 1851 Pence Issues thru Small QueensCANADA, 1857, 6p Reddish Purple, Very Thick Soft Wove Paper (10; SG 23), CANADA, 1857, 6p Reddish Purple, Very Thick Soft Wove Paper (10; SG 23)CANADA, 1857, 6p Reddish Purple, Very Thick Soft Wove Paper (10; SG 23). Full to ample margins all around, clear stirke of "8" four-ring target cancel of Chatham (Unitrade RF4, very scarce), strong impression, Fine, scarce with four margins and sound condition, with 2021 Greene Foundation certificate, Scott $6,750.00, SG £4,000, Unitrade C$9,000.00

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E. 1,500-2,000
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2257
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2257, Canada - 1851 Pence Issues thru Small QueensCANADA, 1859, 10c Brown, Perf 11-3/4 (17b; SG 36), CANADA, 1859, 10c Brown, Perf 11-3/4 (17b; SG 36)CANADA, 1859, 10c Brown, Perf 11-3/4 (17b; SG 36). Original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered for this difficult issue, exceptionally fresh color and strong impression on bright paper, Very Fine and scarce in this condition, with 2020 P.S.E. certificate, Scott $1,500.00, SG £1,500, Unitrade C$4,000.00

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E. 750-1,000
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2258
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2258, Canada - 1851 Pence Issues thru Small QueensCANADA, 1868, 1c Yellow Orange (23; SG 56a), CANADA, 1868, 1c Yellow Orange (23; SG 56a)CANADA, 1868, 1c Yellow Orange (23; SG 56a). Unused (no gum), vibrant color, well-centered with wide margins, Very Fine, with 2007 Sismondo certificate, Scott $1,400.00, SG £1,100, Unitrade C$2,000.00

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E. 500-750
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2259
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2259, Canada - 1851 Pence Issues thru Small QueensCANADA, 1868, 2c Green, Watermarked (Bothwell) (24a; SG 57da), CANADA, 1868, 2c Green, Watermarked (Bothwell) (24a; SG 57da)CANADA, 1868, 2c Green, Watermarked (Bothwell) (24a; SG 57da). Unused (no gum), showing part of "S" of watermark, wonderfully rich color, and strong impression, Very Fine and rare, signed Holcombe, with 1979 R.P.S. certificate, Scott $2,500.00, SG £2,750, Unitrade C$4,000.00

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E. 500-750
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2260
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2260, Canada - 1851 Pence Issues thru Small QueensCANADA, 1873-79, 3c Dull Red, Perforated 11-1/2 x 12 (37e; SG 95; Unitrade 37ii), CANADA, 1873-79, 3c Dull Red, Perforated 11-1/2 x 12 (37e; SG 95; Unitrade 37ii)CANADA, 1873-79, 3c Dull Red, Perforated 11-1/2 x 12 (37e; SG 95; Unitrade 37ii). Selvage at bottom, full original gum, unhinged but with a tiny bit of slight disturbance, Very Fine, catalogue values as hinged, Scott $575.00, SG £300, Unitrade C$800.00

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E. 200-300
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2261
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2261, Canada - 1851 Pence Issues thru Small QueensCANADA, 1893, 50c Deep Blue, Imperforate (47a; SG 116a), CANADA, 1893, 50c Deep Blue, Imperforate (47a; SG 116a)CANADA, 1893, 50c Deep Blue, Imperforate (47a; SG 116a). Horizontal pair, original gum, h.r., large balanced margins, Very Fine, about 100 pairs printed, Scott $1,350.00, SG £1,800, Unitrade C$1,800.00

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E. 500-750
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