Sale 1243 — The Scarsdale Collection, Part 11: British North America

Sale Date — Wednesday, 20 October, 2021

Category — Back of Book Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
627
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Sale 1243, Lot 627, Back of Book IssuesCANADA, 1875, 2c Orange, Registration (F1). Mint N.H., wide and balanced margins, excellent centering not typically associated with this issue, vibrant color, Extremely Fine, seldom encountered this choice, with 2013 P.F. certificate, Scott $240.00, Unitrade C$450.00

E. 300-400
2,600
628
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Sale 1243, Lot 628, Back of Book IssuesCANADA, 1876, 5c Green, Re-Entry (Unitrade F2i var). Mint N.H., plate II, position 83, showing visible re-entry on second "A" of "Canada", "S" of "Registered" and "R" of "Letter", wonderful centering, fresh color, Very Fine and choice, a scarce re-entry in lovely Mint N.H. condition, with 2019 Greene Foundation certificate, Scott as normal $290.00, Unitrade C$600.00 without premium for re-entry

E. 300-400
950
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629
nh
Sale 1243, Lot 629, Back of Book IssuesCANADA, 1876, 8c Blue Registration (F3). Mint N.H. top left corner selvage single, with "EIGHT" imprint in the top selvage, incredibly well-centered, stunning proof-like color and impression on fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN INCOMPARABLE STAMP THAT IS REGARDED AS THE FINEST NEVER-HINGED NO. F3 IN EXISTENCE.

The vast majority of the 8c Registration stamps are poorly centered, have faults, or have various gum maladies. The stamp offered here is the polar opposite. With its flawless centering, beautiful color as fresh as the day it was printed, and pristine original gum that has never been hinged, makes it likely the finest attainable copy. Being a corner selvage example adds even more to the stamp's outstanding eye appeal.

Ex "Crossings" and "Calgary". With 1996 Greene Foundation and 2018 P.F. certificates. Scott $2,000.00. Unitrade C$5,400.00

E. 5,000-7,500
12,000
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630
 
Sale 1243, Lot 630, Back of Book IssuesCANADA, 1876, 8c Blue Registration (F3). Wonderful centering with particularly wide margins, deep rich shade on bright paper, neat 1877 circular datestamps, Extremely Fine, with 2016 Greene Foundation certificate, Scott $350.00, Unitrade C$450.00

E. 200-300
350
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631
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Sale 1243, Lot 631, Back of Book IssuesCANADA, 1915-16, 1c-2c War Tax Issues (MR1-MR2, MR3, MR5). Four pristine Mint N.H. singles, excellent centering, bold colors, Extremely Fine, No. MR3 with 2014 Greene Foundation and MR5 with 2015 P.F. certificates, Scott $375.00, Unitrade C$660.00

E. 300-400
900
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632
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Sale 1243, Lot 632, Back of Book IssuesCANADA, 1915, 5c-50c "War Tax" Overprints (Unitrade MR2B-MR2D). Mint N.H., well-centered, bold colors on fresh paper, Very Fine and choice, a beautiful trio of these scarce overprints, seldom encountered in this choice condition as well-centered and in Mint N.H. condition, ex "Fordwater", each with 2013 Greene Foundation certificate, Unitrade C$4,320.00

E. 1,000-1,500
2,600
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633
 
Sale 1243, Lot 633, Back of Book IssuesCANADA, 1915, 5c-50c "War Tax" Overprints (Unitrade MR2B-MR2D). Rich colors, well-centered overall, unusually light cancels, Very Fine and attractive trio of these collectible War Tax stamps, 5c with 2014 P.F. and 50c with 2018 P.F. certificates, Unitrade C$700.00

E. 200-300
250
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634
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Sale 1243, Lot 634, Back of Book IssuesCANADA, 1916, 2c + 1c Brown, Die I (MR4a). Mint N.H., stunningly well-centered with uncommonly wide margins, deep rich color on fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT WAR TAX FROM DIE I. THE KEY WAR TAX ADMIRAL STAMP IN THE FINEST CONDITION ATTAINABLE.

With 2017 Greene Foundation certificate. Scott $1,900.00. Unitrade C$4,050.00

E. 1,500-2,000
2,700
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635
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Sale 1243, Lot 635, Back of Book IssuesCANADA, 1916, 2c+1c Carmine Coil, War Tax (MR6). Mint N.H., exceptional centering with wide margins, intense shade and impression, Extremely Fine Gem, a challenging coil to find in pristine Mint N.H. condition and this well-centered, with 2014 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95), Scott $400.00, Unitrade C$600.00

E. 300-400
1,500
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636
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Sale 1243, Lot 636, Back of Book IssuesCANADA, 1916, 2c+1c Brown Coil, War Tax Pair (MR7). Mint N.H., exceedingly wide margins, choice centering, intense color, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Dr. Killien, with 2016 P.F. certificate, Scott $225.00, Unitrade C$420.00, Scott erroneously prices a pair at virtually the same price as two singles

E. 200-300
425
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637
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Sale 1243, Lot 637, Back of Book IssuesCANADA, 1879, Yellow Brown, Officially Sealed (OX1). Mint N.H., uncharacteristically well-centered, rich color

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 1879 BROWN OFFICIALLY SEALED STAMP IN PRISTINE MINT NEVER-HINGED CONDITION. A CONDITION RARITY AND LIKELY THE FINEST AVAILABLE.

Unitrade states "VF-NH copies of OX1 are EXTREMELY rare (if they exist)." This example is "living proof" that an example does exist, leaving us to believe this is likely the finest example attainable. Scott catalogue notes a 25-30% premium for Very Fine examples.

Ex "Calgary". With 2000 and 2018 Greene Foundation certificates. Scott $2,750.00. Unitrade C$3,750.00

E. 2,000-3,000
1,500
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638
 
Sale 1243, Lot 638, Back of Book IssuesCANADA, 1879, Yellow Brown, Officially Sealed (OX1). Uncharacteristically well-centered, wonderfully rich color, lightly cancelled, Extremely Fine, a choice used example, the vast majority of which are poorly centered and/or heavily creased due to the nature of its use, with 2013 P.F. certificate (XF 90), Scott $150.00, Unitrade C$250.00

E. 200-300
225
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639
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Sale 1243, Lot 639, Back of Book IssuesCANADA, 1902, Black on Bluish Paper, Officially Sealed (OX2). Original gum, h.r., well-centered, crisp impression on fresh paper, Very Fine, a choice example of this scarce stamp, with 2018 P.F. certificate, Scott $700.00, Unitrade C$800.00

E. 300-400
250
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640
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Sale 1243, Lot 640, Back of Book IssuesCANADA, 1907, Black, Officially Sealed (OX3). Mint N.H., well-centered, strong shade, Very Fine and choice, not an easy stamp to find in this premium never-hinged condition, ex "Calgary", with 2000 Greene Foundation and 2018 P.F. certificates, Scott $325.00, Unitrade C$600.00

E. 200-300
550
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641
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Sale 1243, Lot 641, Back of Book IssuesCANADA, 1913, Dark Brown Post Office Seal (OX4). Mint N.H., uncharacteristically well-centered, strong color with an intense impression on fresh paper, Very Fine and choice, with 2020 P.F. certificate, Scott $350.00, Unitrade C$600.00

E. 200-300
300
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