Sale 1246 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History
Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 1-2 December, 2021
Category — Canadian Provinces
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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