Sale 1259 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History
Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 21-23 June, 2022
Category — British Columbia and New Brunswick
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
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.
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