Sale 1246 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 1-2 December, 2021

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Category — Canada Maple Leaf Issue thru Back-of-Book

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Cat./Est. Value
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3119
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Sale 1246, Lot 3119, Canada Maple Leaf Issue thru Back-of-BookCANADA, 1898, 10c Brown Violet Maple Leaf (73). Mint N.H., precise centering with wide margins, deep intense shade and crisp impression on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, an exceptional Mint N.H. example, with 2021 Greene Foundation certificate, Scott $1,500.00, Unitrade C$2,400.00

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E. 750-1,000
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3120
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Sale 1246, Lot 3120, Canada Maple Leaf Issue thru Back-of-BookCANADA, 1899, 2c Carmine, Ty. I (77). Mint N.H., extraordinarily Jumbo margins with excellent centering, wonderfully fresh color, Extremely Fine, a remarkable example and easily ranking as one of the finest examples, with 2010 Sismondo (Gem 100 Jumbo), Scott $110.00, Unitrade C$270.00

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E. 200-300
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3121
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Sale 1246, Lot 3121, Canada Maple Leaf Issue thru Back-of-BookCANADA, 1899, 5c Blue on Bluish, Imperforate (79a; Unitrade 79ii). Horizontal pair, without gum as always on this issue, large even margins, deep color, Very Fine, with 2009 Sismondo certificate, Scott $1,100.00, Unitrade C$900.00

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E. 300-400
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3122
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Sale 1246, Lot 3122, Canada Maple Leaf Issue thru Back-of-BookCANADA, 1898, 8c Orange (82). Mint N.H. with selvage at top, amazingly well-centered with particularly wide margins, vibrant and fresh color, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb example for the perfectionist, with 2019 Greene Foundation certificate, Scott $700.00, Unitrade C$1,800.00

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E. 750-1,000
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3123
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Sale 1246, Lot 3123, Canada Maple Leaf Issue thru Back-of-BookCANADA, 1900, 20c Olive Green (84). Mint N.H. with selvage at right, wonderfully well-centered with wide margins, beautiful rich color on fresh white paper, crease in selvage of no consequence, Extremely Fine, a particularly choice quality example, with 2021 Greene Foundation certificate, Scott $1,300.00, Unitrade C$3,000.00

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E. 1,000-1,500
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3124
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Sale 1246, Lot 3124, Canada Maple Leaf Issue thru Back-of-BookCANADA, 1900, 20c Olive Green (84). Mint N.H. block of four, particularly well-centered overall, strong color in a rich shade

VERY FINE. A HANDSOME NEVER-HINGED BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1900 20-CENT NUMERAL ISSUE.

Well-centered and never hinged multiples of high values are seldom encountered. With 2021 Greene Foundation certificate. Catalogued as singles. Scott $5,200.00. Unitrade C$12,000.00

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E. 2,000-3,000
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3125
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Sale 1246, Lot 3125, Canada Maple Leaf Issue thru Back-of-BookCANADA, 1898, 2c Imperial Penny Postage, Map Stamp, Imperforate (85a-86a). Matching vertical pairs with sheet margin at top, without gum as issued, lovely fresh colors, Very Fine and choice, Scott $900.00, Unitrade C$1,400.00

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Sale 1246, Lot 3125, Canada Maple Leaf Issue thru Back-of-Book
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E. 400-500
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3126
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Sale 1246, Lot 3126, Canada Maple Leaf Issue thru Back-of-BookCANADA, 1898, 2c Black, Imperforate Pair (Unitrade 86v). Vertical pair with "American Bank Note Co. Ottawa" imprint in bottom margin, without gum as issued, wonderfully fresh, Extremely Fine, only 200 stamps printed leaving 100 pairs possible, only four imprint pairs are possible, Unitrade C$1,250.00

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E. 500-750
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3127
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Sale 1246, Lot 3127, Canada Maple Leaf Issue thru Back-of-BookCANADA, 1903, 1c Green (89). Mint N.H. with top left corner selvage, near perfect centering with Jumbo margins, remarkably fresh color on bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem in every regard, a difficult stamp to improve upon, with 2021 Greene Foundation certificate, Scott $115.00, Unitrade C$245.00

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E. 200-300
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3128
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Sale 1246, Lot 3128, Canada Maple Leaf Issue thru Back-of-BookCANADA, 1903, 7c Olive Bistre (92). Mint N.H., incredibly well-centered with wide margins, deep rich color on bright paper, Extremely Fine, a challenging stamp to find in this gem condition, with photocopy of 2020 Greene Foundation certificate for a block from which this originates, Scott $550.00, Unitrade C$1,750.00

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E. 500-750
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3129
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Sale 1246, Lot 3129, Canada Maple Leaf Issue thru Back-of-BookCANADA, 1911-25 1c-$1.00 Admiral (104-122). Complete set in blocks of four, original gum, mostly lightly hinged but couple Mint N.H. or partially so, few minor h.r.'s, lower denominations with either Dry or Wet Printing, incl. key 5c Dark Blue and 10c Plum, also with 1924 Imperforate set and 1926 "2 Cents" Surcharges, fresh and Very Fine, Scott should exceed $6,000.00 simply as singles

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Sale 1246, Lot 3129, Canada Maple Leaf Issue thru Back-of-Book
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E. 1,000-1,500
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3130
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Sale 1246, Lot 3130, Canada Maple Leaf Issue thru Back-of-BookCANADA, 1924, 5c Violet, Wet Printing, Thin Paper, Right Margin Pyramid Block of Four (Unitrade 112v). Original gum, top right stamp lightly hinged, others Mint N.H., intense shade, Fine-Very Fine, ex Pocklington, with 2007 Greene Foundation certificate, Unitrade C$1,200.00

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E. 300-400
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3131
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Sale 1246, Lot 3131, Canada Maple Leaf Issue thru Back-of-BookCANADA, 1935, 13c Royal Yacht, Shilling Mark (Unitrade 216i). Plate 1 UR, position 78, Mint N.H., strong color, Very Fine and scarce variety, Unitrade C$1,350.00

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E. 400-500
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3132
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Sale 1246, Lot 3132, Canada Maple Leaf Issue thru Back-of-BookCANADA, 1946, 10c Great Bear Lake, Shifted Perforations (269 var). Mint N.H. block of four with Canada Bank Note Co. imprint in bottom selvage, block showing severe perforation shift of bottom two horizontal perfs, inconsequential thin in bottom selvage, Very Fine, a dramatic variety

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E. 300-400
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3133
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Sale 1246, Lot 3133, Canada Maple Leaf Issue thru Back-of-BookCANADA, 1875, 2c Orange, Registration (F1). Mint N.H. with selvage at left, fantastic centering not typically associated with this issue, wide margins, bright color, Extremely Fine, a premium quality example, with 2021 Greene Foundation certificate, Scott $240.00, Unitrade C$450.00

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E. 300-400
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3134
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Sale 1246, Lot 3134, Canada Maple Leaf Issue thru Back-of-BookCANADA, 1875-88, 5c Yellow Green, Registered (F2b). Mint N.H., wonderfully well-centered with particularly wide margins, bold color, Extremely Fine, a choice quality example, with 2018 Greene Foundation certificate, Scott $450.00, Unitrade C$960.00

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E. 400-500
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3135
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Sale 1246, Lot 3135, Canada Maple Leaf Issue thru Back-of-BookCANADA, 1935, 1c-10c Dark Violet, Postage Due, Imperforate (J15a-J20a). Set of the four values that come imperforate, Mint N.H. horizontal pairs, large balanced margins all around, bold color, Extremely Fine set, rare in this choice condition as Unitrade states "most of the imperf pairs have slightly disturbed gum due to poor storage", only 100 pairs printed, Scott $1,000.00, Unitrade C$1,800.00

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E. 400-500
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3136
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Sale 1246, Lot 3136, Canada Maple Leaf Issue thru Back-of-BookCANADA, 1915, 5c-50c "War Tax" Overprints (Unitrade MR2B-MR2D). Mint N.H., excellent centering overall, far better than what is typically encountered, bold colors on fresh paper, Very Fine and choice, particularly scarce to find in this choice condition both well-centered and in Mint N.H. condition, each with 2021 Greene Foundation certificate, Unitrade C$4,320.00

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Sale 1246, Lot 3136, Canada Maple Leaf Issue thru Back-of-Book
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Sale 1246, Lot 3136, Canada Maple Leaf Issue thru Back-of-Book
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E. 1,000-1,500
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3137
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Sale 1246, Lot 3137, Canada Maple Leaf Issue thru Back-of-BookCANADA, 1915, 50c Black, "War Tax" Overprint (Unitrade MR2D). Mint N.H. top left corner selvage single, excellent centering with wide margins, deep rich color on bright paper, showing interesting guide line running the entire stamp just outside of left frameline, Extremely Fine, a stamp with tremendous eye-appeal, with 2014 Greene Foundation certificate, Unitrade C$2,000.00

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E. 500-750
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3138
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Sale 1246, Lot 3138, Canada Maple Leaf Issue thru Back-of-BookCANADA, 1916, 2c + 1c Brown, Die I (MR4a). Mint N.H., precise centering with uncommonly wide margins, deep rich color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A RARE NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT WAR TAX FROM DIE I. THE KEY WAR TAX ADMIRAL STAMP, RARE IN SUCH CHOICE CONDITION.

With 2021 Greene Foundation certificate. Scott $1,900.00. Unitrade C$4,050.00

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E. 1,500-2,000
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3139
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Sale 1246, Lot 3139, Canada Maple Leaf Issue thru Back-of-BookCANADA, 1951, $1.00 "G" Official (O27). Mint N.H., perfectly centered with wide margins, brilliantly fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $480.00), Scott $80.00, Unitrade C$120.00

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E. 200-300
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3140
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Sale 1246, Lot 3140, Canada Maple Leaf Issue thru Back-of-BookCANADA, 1879, Brown, Officially Sealed (OX1). Mint N.H., uncharacteristically well-centered, intense shade and strong impression in darker shade closer to "Brown" than "Yellow Brown"

VERY FINE. A PRISTINE NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1879 OFFICIALLY SEALED STAMP. RARELY ENCOUNTERED THIS CHOICE AND EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST.

Unitrade states "VF-NH copies of OX1 are EXTREMELY rare (if they exist)." This example, along with the ex "Calgary" and "Scarsdale" example is "living proof" that examples do exist but are exceptionally rare. Scott catalogue notes a 25-30% premium for Very Fine examples (not calculated here).

With 1994 Greene Foundation certificate. Scott $2,750.00. Unitrade C$3,750.00

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E. 2,000-3,000
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3141
 
Sale 1246, Lot 3141, Canada Maple Leaf Issue thru Back-of-BookCANADA, Manitoba Law Stamp, October 1877, 25c Red & Black, Trace of "L S" at Bottom of Stamp (van Dam ML19a). Clearly showing trace of the "LS" at bottom, herringbone cancel and blue "Nov. 5, 1877" datestamp, manuscript "EWR" initials at top right of E.W. Romans who was the deputy provincial treasurer, Very Fine and quite rare, we are aware of only one other example and likely no more than a few exist, with 2018 Greene Foundation certificate, van Dam C$1,400.00

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E. 500-750
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