Sale 1246 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

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

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Category — Canadian Provinces

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Cat./Est. Value
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3075
 
Sale 1246, Lot 3075, Canadian ProvincesBRITISH COLUMBIA & VANCOUVER ISLAND, 1865, 10c Blue, Imperforate (4; SG 12). Huge margins all around including trace of adjoining stamp at left, rich color and detailed impression, excellent strike of blue "Paid" in oval cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1865 10-CENT IMPERFORATE. EASILY RANKING AS ONE OF THE FINEST KNOWN.

Ex Welburn. Signed Bloch. With 1983 R.P.S. certificate. Scott $1,100.00. SG £900. Unitrade C$1,500.00

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E. 1,500-2,000
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3076
 
Sale 1246, Lot 3076, Canadian ProvincesBRITISH COLUMBIA & VANCOUVER ISLAND, 1865, 3p Pale Blue, Watermark Reversed (7a var; SG 22 var). Vertical pair, rich color, indistinct oval grid cancel, Fine, a rare pair showing the reversed watermark variety, the only examples we have encountered and unlisted in Scott, SG or Unitrade, with 2015 Greene Foundation certificate, by way of comparison, SG lists an inverted and reversed watermark for £550 (£1,100 as two singles)

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E. 400-500
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3077
 
Sale 1246, Lot 3077, Canadian ProvincesNEW BRUNSWICK, 1851, 3p Dark Red (1a; SG 1). Large margins to full, intense shade and impression, neatly struck grid cancel, Very Fine, ex Beck, with 2018 Greene Foundation certificate, Scott $600.00, SG £450, Unitrade C$800.00

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E. 300-400
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3078
 
Sale 1246, Lot 3078, Canadian ProvincesNEW BRUNSWICK, 1851, 6p Olive Yellow (2; SG 4). Large to full margins all around, vibrant shade, light grid cancel, Very Fine, with 1987 and 2018 Greene Foundation certificates, Scott $1,200.00, SG £850, Unitrade C$1,600.00

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E. 500-750
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3079
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Sale 1246, Lot 3079, Canadian ProvincesNEW BRUNSWICK, 1860, 5c Connell, Plate Proof on India, Vermilion Ty. B and C "Specimen" Overprints (Unitrade 5Piv-5Pv). Two items, first a se-tenant block of four, left vertical pair with thin type and right pair with thick type, large to ample margins, second is a bottom right corner margin horizontal pair, both thick type, wonderfully fresh and Very Fine, Unitrade C$1,750.00

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E. 300-400
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3080
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Sale 1246, Lot 3080, Canadian ProvincesNEW BRUNSWICK, 1860, 5c Connell (5; SG 13). Unused (no gum), rich shade, perfs intact though a bit blunted at left as often seen, unpunched at top as it was scissor cut from stamp above

FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1860 5-CENT CONNELL STAMP. ONLY A SMALL HANDFUL OF THE 50-60 THAT EXIST ARE IN SOUND CONDITION.

Connell, a provincial postmaster, had his own portrait engraved on the 5c stamp instead of Queen Victoria. Once this was discovered the entire printing of the Connell stamp was seized and destroyed. Some escaped destruction and today are very rare and much sought-after stamps.

The 5c Connell stamp is usually found with poor centering. The perforations are nearly always damaged from scissor-separation or are roughly pulled apart, the result of poor perforating. They also usually have creases, thins, and/or lack gum. The example offered here, being essentially sound, is in far better condition than most of the other existing examples.

With 1981 Greene Foundation certificate. Scott $14,000.00. SG £10,000. Unitrade C$8,000.00

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E. 3,000-4,000
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3081
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Sale 1246, Lot 3081, Canadian ProvincesNEW BRUNSWICK, 1860, 5c Connell (5; SG 13). Unused (no gum), rich color, few perf flaws and possibly enhanced

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT CONNELL STAMP OF NEW BRUNSWICK.

Connell, a provincial postmaster, had his own portrait engraved on the 5c stamp instead of Queen Victoria. Once this was discovered the entire printing of the Connell stamp was seized and destroyed. Some escaped destruction and today are very rare and much sought-after stamps. The 5c Connell stamp is usually found with poor centering and varying degree of faults. The perforations are nearly always damaged from scissor-separation or are roughly pulled apart, the result of poor perforating.

With 1954 R.P.S. certificate. Scott $14,000.00. SG £10,000. Unitrade C$8,000.00

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E. 3,000-4,000
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3082°
 
Sale 1246, Lot 3082, Canadian ProvincesNEWFOUNDLAND, 1857 and 1860 Jean de Sperati Reproductions. The definitive offering of 46 items covering the 2p, 4p, 6p, 6-1/2p, 8p and 1sh values, range of material from eighteen stamps, seven working and final die proofs, five exposure trials, five B.P.A. negatives and even an original negative of the 4p, mounted on stock pages or exhibit pages and neatly identified

FINE-VERY FINE. A REMARKABLE OFFERING OF THE NEWFOUNDLAND 1857 AND 1860 SPERATI REPRODUCTIONS. A GROUP FILLED WITH RARE ITEMS, SOME OF WHICH ARE UNIQUE OR WITH VERY FEW KNOWN. A PERFECT ASSEMBLAGE FOR THE SPECIALIST IN NEWFOUNDLAND PENCE ISSUES.

This assemblage contains various pieces originating from the collections of Robson Lowe, Bill Lea, Carl Walske, Sir Gawaine Baillie, among others. For more information on these and identifying the different types used by Sperati, please visit www.sperati.org/NFD/NFD.htm

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Sale 1246, Lot 3082, Canadian Provinces
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E. 10,000-15,000
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3083
 
Sale 1246, Lot 3083, Canadian ProvincesNEWFOUNDLAND, 1857, 4p Scarlet Vermilion (4; SG 4). Large margins to ample, brilliant color, neat strike of grid cancel, corner crease at bottom left

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 4-PENCE SCARLET VERMILION.

With 2010 P.F. certificate. Scott $4,250.00. SG £3,500. Unitrade C$7,000.00

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E. 1,500-2,000
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3084
 
Sale 1246, Lot 3084, Canadian ProvincesNEWFOUNDLAND, 1857, 6p Scarlet Vermilion (6; SG 6). Clear margins all around, bright color, neat strikes of grid cancel

FINE. A SCARCE SOUND FOUR-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 6-PENCE SCARLET VERMILION.

With 1978 A.P.S. certificate. Scott $5,000.00. SG £4,750. Unitrade C$7,000.00

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E. 1,000-1,500
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3085
 
Sale 1246, Lot 3085, Canadian ProvincesNEWFOUNDLAND, 1860, 6p Orange (13; SG 14). Large margins to full, deep rich color, neat strike of grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1953 R.P.S, certificate certificate, Scott $1,100.00, SG £800, Unitrade C$1,600.00

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E. 500-750
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3086
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Sale 1246, Lot 3086, Canadian ProvincesNEWFOUNDLAND, 1897, 1c-60c Cabot, Red "Specimen" Overprint (Unitrade 61S-74S). Mint N.H. set of fourteen values, fresh colors, Fine-Very Fine, Unitrade C$1,500.00

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E. 300-400
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3087
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Sale 1246, Lot 3087, Canadian ProvincesNEWFOUNDLAND, 1910, 1c-15c Tercentenary of Newfoundland, Plate Proofs (87P-97P; SG 95P-105P). Complete set of ten values (6c Type I and 12c do not exist), Mint N.H. horizontal pairs, except 8c minor h.r., all except 3c either with sheet margin or corner sheet margin, wonderfully fresh colors, 10c with couple trivial toned spots on gum, Very Fine-Extremely Fine, a surprisingly scarce set, Power Search reveals this is the first set we have offered, Unitrade C$3,625.00

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Sale 1246, Lot 3087, Canadian Provinces
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E. 1,000-1,500
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3088
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Sale 1246, Lot 3088, Canadian ProvincesNEWFOUNDLAND, 1919, 3c Red Brown, Hawker Air Post (C1; SG 142). Manuscript initials "J.A.R." on reverse, original gum, lightly hinged, centered a bit to top as most, rich color, certificate notes "soiled" at bottom left which we believe is just stray ink spray from overprint

FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE FAMOUS NEWFOUNDLAND 1919 HAWKER AIR POST. NO MORE THAN 87 UNUSED CAN EXIST.

This flight famously ended with a controlled crash landing in the ocean after about 13 hours of flying. Postmaster J. A. Robinson of St. John's overprinted 200 stamps for the special flight. No more than 87 unused stamps can still exist, though the actual number of surviving copies is probably quite lower. In addition to these, 95 were used and 18 were defective and subsequently destroyed.

Ex Passano. With 1996 B.P.A. certificate. Scott $25,000.00. SG £22,000. Unitrade C$40,000.00

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E. 7,500-10,000
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3089
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Sale 1246, Lot 3089, Canadian ProvincesNEWFOUNDLAND, 1921, 35c Red, Halifax Air Post, Wide & Narrow Spacing, Inverted Overprint (C3a, C3i; SG 148d, 148i). Vertical se-tenant pair with shifted overprint, positions 1 and 6 of overprint setting, original gum, lightly hinged, top stamp with wide spacing and no period after "1921", bottom stamp with narrow spacing and with period after "1921" (not showing due to shift), bold color

VERY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE SE-TENANT PAIR OF THE 1921 HALIFAX AIR POST STAMP WITH INVERTED OVERPRINT SHOWING THE WIDE & NARROW SPACING. ONLY SIXTEEN OF THE NO. C3i WERE PRINTED.

Only 100 were printed from four settings of 25. The narrow spacing occurred four times on the overprint setting creating a total of sixteen possible examples. Only 40 with wide spacing and no period were printed. This is the first multiple of any inverted overprint variety we have offered according to Power Search. It is unlikely many other se-tenant examples still exist.

Signed Sanabria. With 2001 Brandon and 2003 B.P.A. certificates. Catalogued as singles. Scott $15,750.00. SG £12,500. Unitrade C$21,500.00

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E. 4,000-5,000
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3090
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Sale 1246, Lot 3090, Canadian ProvincesNEWFOUNDLAND, 1927, May 23, Transatlantic Flight from Trepassey to Rome by De Pinedo, Trepassy Supplementary Mail Cancelled in Rome (AAMC 14c). Newfoundland 60c Cabot (without overprint) tied by Rome Jun. 22, 1927 circular datestamp on supplementary mail cover to A.C. Roessler, c/o American Consul in Rome, Italy, Trepassy May 21 circular datestamp, receiving backstamp and violet American Consulate General handstamp

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE DE PINEDO SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL FLIGHT COVER WITH THE ORDINARY NEWFOUNDLAND STAMP CANCELLED ON ARRIVAL IN ROME.

Only 75 covers were added to the mail on May 21 prior to take-off from Trepassey. The ordinary 60c stamp was used and left uncancelled until the mail entered the Rome post office.

With 1962 Bolaffi certificate.

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E. 2,000-3,000
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3091
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Sale 1246, Lot 3091, Canadian ProvincesNEWFOUNDLAND, 1933, 10c Pale Yellow (Unitrade C14i). Original gum, relatively lightly hinged, precise centering, vibrant color in this distinctive shade, minute inclusion speck at bottom right

STILL VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 1933 10-CENT IN THE PALE YELLOW SHADE. A MAJOR COLOR VARIETY OF WHICH A SMALL HANDFUL ARE THOUGHT TO STILL EXIST.

Some sources state only five recorded. Many of those have minor flaws and/or are oxidized. With 2021 Greene Foundation certificate. Unitrade C$3,000.00

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E. 1,500-2,000
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3092
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Sale 1246, Lot 3092, Canadian ProvincesNEWFOUNDLAND, 1933, $4.50 Balbo Air Post, Watermark Inverted & Reversed (C18 var; SG 235w). Position 2, original gum, lightly hinged, flawless centering with wide margins, fresh color and intense impression, Extremely Fine and rare variety, likely less than a dozen examples exist, with 2021 Greene Foundation certificate, SG £2,250

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E. 750-1,000
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3093
 
Sale 1246, Lot 3093, Canadian ProvincesNEWFOUNDLAND, 1938, 5c-$100.00 Caribou, Inland Revenue (van Dam NFR26-NFR35). Complete set of ten values, wonderfully fresh colors, neatly cancelled, Very Fine, a surprisingly scarce used set, van Dam C$1,753.00

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E. 400-500
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3094
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Sale 1246, Lot 3094, Canadian ProvincesNOVA SCOTIA, 1853, 1p Red Brown (1; SG 1). Original gum, lightly hinged, large to full margins all around, deep rich color, bold impression on fresh blued paper, most recent certificate notes "gum slightly disturbed" which is harsh and just some minor offset, still Very Fine and choice, a handsome example and scarce with original gum, with clear 1989 Brandon and 2014 Greene Foundation certificates, Scott $2,500.00, SG £3,000, Unitrade C$6,000.00

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E. 1,000-1,500
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3095
 
Sale 1246, Lot 3095, Canadian ProvincesNOVA SCOTIA, 1853, 1p Red Brown (1; SG 1). Wide margins including part of two adjoining stamps at sides, bright fresh color, unusually light grid cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1973 R.P.S. certificate, Scott $500.00, SG £475, Unitrade C$700.00

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E. 300-400
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3096
 
Sale 1246, Lot 3096, Canadian ProvincesNOVA SCOTIA, 1851, 6p Yellow Green (4; SG 5). Large margins, rich color, neat grid cancel, Extremely Fine and choice, ex Reford, with 2016 Greene Foundation certificate, Scott $825.00, SG £650, Unitrade C$1,200.00

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E. 300-400
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