Sale 1259 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 21-23 June, 2022

Category — British Columbia and New Brunswick

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4411
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Sale 1259, Lot 4411, British Columbia and New BrunswickBRITISH COLUMBIA & VANCOUVER ISLAND, 1860, 2-1/2p Orange Rose, Imperforate (1; SG 1). Original gum, lightly hinged, mostly large to ample margins all around, exceptionally fresh color indicative of the first printing with uncommonly sharp impression on fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE. A PRISTINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1860 2-1/2-PENCE ORANGE ROSE. EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST OF THIS FIRST JOINT ISSUE BETWEEN BRITISH COLUMBIA & VANCOUVER ISLAND.

This stamp was printed but never placed into use. While listed in Scott and Unitrade, Stanley Gibbons considers this an imperforate plate proof.

Ex "Highlands". With 2018 Greene Foundation certificate. Scott $27,500.00. SG £10,000. Unitrade C$60,000.00

E. 10,000-15,000
15,000
4412
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4412, British Columbia and New BrunswickBRITISH COLUMBIA & VANCOUVER ISLAND, 1865, 5c Rose (3, SG 11). Three large margins, but separated irregularly, with a portion of the adjoining stamp at top right (which helps to confirm its authenticity), small margin at top with a few nicks into the design, a few other small faults, blue barred "35" cancel, deep color, Fine appearance, a presentable example of this rare stamp, Scott $11,000.00, SG £11,000, Unitrade C$5,000.00

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
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4413
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4413, British Columbia and New BrunswickBRITISH COLUMBIA & VANCOUVER ISLAND, 1865, 5c Rose (3, SG 11). Mostly ample to clear margins, barely touching at top left, blue barred "35" numeral cancel and oval cancel, fresh color, small repair to frameline at bottom right, still Fine appearing and presentable example of this major rarity, with 1993 B.P.A. certificate, Scott $11,000.00, SG £11,000, Unitrade C$15,000.00

E. 1,000-1,500
1,600
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4414
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Sale 1259, Lot 4414, British Columbia and New BrunswickBRITISH COLUMBIA & VANCOUVER ISLAND, 1865, 10c Blue, Imperforate (4; SG 12). Unused (no gum), large balanced margins all around, deep blue shade with sharp impression, Very Fine and choice, surprisingly scarce in unused condition, with 2017 Gratton certificate, Scott $5,000.00, SG £3,500, Unitrade C$3,000.00

E. 1,000-1,500
1,400
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4415
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Sale 1259, Lot 4415, British Columbia and New BrunswickBRITISH COLUMBIA & VANCOUVER ISLAND, 1865, 3p Blue (7; SG 21). Block of four, original gum, top pair h.r., bottom pair Mint N.H., deep rich color, couple small black spots on top left stamp and pulled perf at bottom right, still a Fine and scarce multiple, with 2017 Greene Foundation certificate, catalogued as singles, Scott $1,020.00, SG £640 as hinged, Unitrade C$600.00

E. 200-300
300
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4416
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Sale 1259, Lot 4416, British Columbia and New BrunswickBRITISH COLUMBIA & VANCOUVER ISLAND, 1867, 10c on 3p Lilac Rose, Perf 14 (10; SG 30). Original gum, uncommonly strong color on bright paper, Fine and especially scarce in sound original gum condition, with 2020 Gratton certificate, Scott $2,000.00, SG £1,400, Unitrade C$3,600.00

E. 750-1,000
1,700
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4417
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Sale 1259, Lot 4417, British Columbia and New BrunswickBRITISH COLUMBIA & VANCOUVER ISLAND, 1867-69, 50c on 3p Violet, Perforated 14 (12; SG 32). Original gum which the accompanying certificate notes oddly as "typical dull streaky", h.r., deep rich shade, Fine, with 2017 Greene Foundation certificate, Scott $900.00, SG £1,000, Unitrade C$1,800.00

E. 300-400
425
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4418
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Sale 1259, Lot 4418, British Columbia and New BrunswickBRITISH COLUMBIA & VANCOUVER ISLAND, 1867-69, $1.00 on 3p Green, Perf. 14 (13; SG 33). Original gum, mild h.r., uncommonly well-centered for this tightly spaced stamp, bold color, Very Fine and scarce in this condition, with dealer backstamp, Scott $2,000.00, SG £1,100, Unitrade C$3,000.00

E. 500-750
900
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4419
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4419, British Columbia and New BrunswickBRITISH COLUMBIA & VANCOUVER ISLAND, 1869, 5c on 3p Bright Red, Perf 12-1/2 (14; SG 23). Well-centered, intense shade and strong impression on fresh paper, clear strike of barred "1" numeral cancel of New Westminster, couple shortish perfs, still Very Fine and scarce with the New Westminster cancel, with 2017 Greene Foundation certificate, Scott $1,300.00, SG £1,200, Unitrade C$1,800.00

E. 400-500
700
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4420
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Sale 1259, Lot 4420, British Columbia and New BrunswickBRITISH COLUMBIA & VANCOUVER ISLAND, 1869, 10c on 3p Lilac Rose, Perf 12-1/2 (15; SG 24). Slightly disturbed original gum, rich color, well-centered for this issue, Very Fine, Scott $1,300.00, SG £1,500, Unitrade C$2,400.00

E. 400-500
600
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4421
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Sale 1259, Lot 4421, British Columbia and New BrunswickBRITISH COLUMBIA & VANCOUVER ISLAND, 1867-69, 25c on 3p Orange, Perf. 12-1/2 (16; SG 25). Dull original gum as often seen, lightly hinged, impressive centering, strong color on bright paper, Very Fine, with 2017 Greene Foundation certificate, Scott $1,100.00, SG £850, Unitrade C$1,500.00

E. 400-500
650
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4422
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4422, British Columbia and New BrunswickBRITISH COLUMBIA & VANCOUVER ISLAND, 1867-69, 50c on 3p Violet, Perf. 12-1/2 (17; SG 26). Well-centered, strong color on bright paper, lightly struck blue barred numeral cancel, Very Fine, a choice used example, signed Buhler and with 2017 Greene Foundation certificate, Scott $1,000.00, SG £700, Unitrade C$1,000.00

E. 400-500
400
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4423
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Sale 1259, Lot 4423, British Columbia and New BrunswickBRITISH COLUMBIA & VANCOUVER ISLAND, 1867-69, $1.00 on 3p Green, Perf. 12-1/2 (18; SG 27). Original gum which certificate harshly notes as "disturbed", we feel this is the normal slightly dull gum, h.r., well-centered, bright color, Very Fine, with 2008 Greene Foundation certificate, Scott $2,500.00, SG £1,800, Unitrade C$3,600.00

E. 750-1,000
1,200
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4424
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Sale 1259, Lot 4424, British Columbia and New BrunswickBritish Columbia, 1946, 50c Green & Black, Hunting Permit, Booklet Pane of Four with Tab (van Dam BCD1a). With tab at left, original gum, stamps Mint N.H. except position 1 with slight disturbance and h.r. in tab only, accompanied by original booklet cover front "No. 98", fresh colors

VERY FINE. THIS IS ONE OF ONLY A FEW RECORDED BOOKLET PANES WITH TAB OF THE 1946 BRITISH COLUMBIA FIRST HUNTING PERMIT ISSUE AND ACCOMPANIED BY THE ORIGINAL BOOKLET COVER FRONT. A MAJOR WORLDWIDE HUNTING PERMIT AND REVENUE RARITY.

We have been unable to locate another example of the booklet cover front. van Dam C$10,500.00 with no premium for original cover front.

E. 5,000-7,500
8,000
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4425
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Sale 1259, Lot 4425, British Columbia and New BrunswickNEW BRUNSWICK, 1851, 3p Red (1; SG 2). Unused (no gum), large to full margins all around, wonderfully bright color and strong impression, Very Fine and choice, scarce in this premium condition, with 2018 Greene Foundation certificate, Scott $5,500.00, SG £3,500, Unitrade C$5,000.00

E. 1,000-1,500
1,400
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4426
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4426, British Columbia and New BrunswickNEW BRUNSWICK, 1851, 3p Red (1; SG 2). Large balanced margins all around, rich color, oval "13" in grid cancel, Very Fine, signed Buhler, with 2004 Greene Foundation certificate, Scot $575.00, SG £400, Unitrade C$700.00

E. 200-300
170
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4427
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4427, British Columbia and New BrunswickNEW BRUNSWICK, 1851, 3p Dark Red (1a; SG 1). Large to ample margins, deep rich shade and strong impression, grid cancels, Very Fine, with 2016 Greene Foundation certificate, Scott $600.00, SG £450, Unitrade C$800.00

E. 200-300
300
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4428
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Sale 1259, Lot 4428, British Columbia and New BrunswickNEW BRUNSWICK, 1851, 6p Olive Yellow (2; SG 4). Unused (no gum), large margins to clear at bottom left, vibrant shade on fresh paper, Very Fine, a rare stamp to find unused and in sound condition with four margins, with 2014 Greene Foundation certificate, Scott $7,500.00, SG £5,000, Unitrade C$7,500.00

E. 1,000-1,500
2,000
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4429
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4429, British Columbia and New BrunswickNEW BRUNSWICK, 1851, 6p Olive Yellow (2; SG 4). Huge margins to full, intense color and strong impression on deeply blued paper, crisp strike of oval grid cancel, Extremely Fine, a choice used example, signed Their, with 2008 Gratton certificate, Scott $1,200.00, SG £850, Unitrade C$1,600.00

E. 400-500
600
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4430
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4430, British Columbia and New BrunswickNEW BRUNSWICK, 1851, 1sh Bright Red Violet (3; SG 5). Mostly large to full margins all around, wonderfully rich color and sharp impression, lightly struck blue oval grid cancel, barely perceptible thin spot, Very Fine appearance, with 2017 Gratton certificate, Scott $6,250.00, SG £4,500, Unitrade C$8,000.00

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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4431
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4431, British Columbia and New BrunswickNEW BRUNSWICK, 1851, 1sh Dull Violet (4; SG 6). Huge margins on three sides, touching frameline by "Postage", strong color of this distinctive shade with clear impression, lightly struck blue oval grid cancel, Fine, the 1sh Dull Violet is surprisingly rare, our Power Search reveals this as only the fourth used example we have offered, with 2018 Greene Foundation certificate, Scott $7,500.00, SG £5,000, Unitrade C$5,000.00

E. 1,000-1,500
1,200
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4432
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Sale 1259, Lot 4432, British Columbia and New BrunswickNEW BRUNSWICK, 1860, 5c Connell (5; SG 13). Unused (no gum), deep rich color with an especially sharp impression, few unpunched perfs and slightly trimmed (but intact) perfs as often seen

VERY FINE. A SUPERB UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT CONNELL STAMP OF NEW BRUNSWICK. ONLY A SMALL HANDFUL OF THE 50-60 THAT EXIST ARE IN SOUND CONDITION. EASILY RANKING AS ONE OF THE FINEST OVERALL.

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 we have encountered.

Ex "Highlands". With 2018 Greene Foundation certificate. Scott $14,000.00. SG £10,000. Unitrade C$20,000.00

E. 5,000-7,500
15,500
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4433
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Sale 1259, Lot 4433, British Columbia and New BrunswickNEW BRUNSWICK, 1860-63, 1c-17c Pictorial Cents Issues (6-11; SG 7/19). Blocks of four, original gum, lightly hinged or h.r., 1c with imprint selvage at top, 2c unused (no gum), with additional 5c shade (8a; SG 15), fresh colors, Fine-Very Fine, catalogued as singles, Scott $1,290.00, Unitrade C$1,740.00

E. 300-400
475
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