VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE DESIRABLE CANADA SEAWAY INVERT.
The St. Lawrence Seaway provided for passage from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. It was a collaboration between the United States and Canada. The Seaway was opened in 1959 with a ceremony led by Queen Elizabeth II and President Eisenhower. Both the United States and Canada issued stamps to commemorate the event. Both stamps have the same basic design, except the Canada stamp has bilingual text at top. The invert is only known on the Canadian stamp.
With 1985 R.P.S. certificate. Scott $9,500.00. SG £9,000. Unitrade C$12,500.00
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE $2.00 TRURO PROVINCIAL NORMAL SCHOOL INVERT.
This issue was printed in five lithographed colors, with engraved inscriptions. After printing on the lithographic press, they were cut into sheets of 100 consisting of four panes of 25, then put through a second press for the inscriptions. Four panes of 25 reached public hands, but these panes contain a total of 30 positions showing gutter guides or white space, so only 70 inverts were printed. Of these 70, many are still attached to the gutter guide positions. A block of 15 was lost, so this leaves approximately 37 singles available to collectors.
Scott $8,000.00. Unitrade C$12,000.00