Sale 1270 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 6-8 December, 2022

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Category — Canada

Lot
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Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2250
 
Sale 1270, Lot 2250, CanadaCANADA, 1855, 6p Greenish Gray, Wove Paper (5b; SG 10). Four large margins, crisp impression, four-ring "21" cancel of Montreal, Very Fine and choice, with 2022 Greene Foundation certificate, Scott $1,150.00, SG £1,200, Unitrade C$1,600.00

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E. 400-500
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2251
 
Sale 1270, Lot 2251, CanadaCANADA, 1857, -1/2p Rose (8; SG 17). Full even margins all around, strong color, unusually light target cancel, Very Fine, with 2022 Greene Foundation certificate, Scott $700.00, SG £600, Unitrade C$1,000.00

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E. 200-300
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2252
 
Sale 1270, Lot 2252, CanadaCANADA, 1857, 7-1/2p Green (9; SG 12). Four exceedingly large and even margins, deeply rich color, partial numeral target cancel, faint diagonal crease at bottom right, Extremely Fine appearance, with 2009 P.F. certificate, Scott $3,000.00, SG £3,000, Unitrade C$5,000.00

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E. 500-750
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2253
 
Sale 1270, Lot 2253, CanadaCANADA, 1857, 7-1/2p Green (9; SG 12). Repaired with margins added and outer frameline repainted, lightly cancelled, a few minor scrapes, Very Fine appearance, with 2022 Greene Foundation certificate, Scott $3,000.00, SG £3,000, Unitrade C$5,000.00

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E. 200-300
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2254
 
Sale 1270, Lot 2254, CanadaCANADA, 1857, 6p Reddish Purple, Very Thick Soft Wove Paper (10; SG 23). Full to mostly large margins all around, fresh color, light grid cancel, two shallow thin spots, Very Fine appearance, with 2022 Greene Foundation certificate, Scott $6,750.00, SG £5,500, Unitrade C$9,000.00

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E. 750-1,000
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2255°
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Sale 1270, Lot 2255, CanadaCANADA, 1868-76, -1/2c-15c Large Queens, Plate Proofs on Card on Presentation Card (21P-29P). Each value from the -1/2c to 15c in the issued color with the exception of the 5c in Blue which was subsequently changed to Olive Green, each with large margins and mounted on printer's presentation card with year issued printed below, wonderfully fresh colors

VERY FINE PRINTER'S PRESENTATION CARD WITH EACH VALUE OF THE LARGE QUEEN ISSUE. THE ONLY EXAMPLE WE ARE AWARE OF ON THE PRESENTATION CARD.

A key item for any serious Large Queen collection.

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E. 3,000-4,000
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2256°
 
Sale 1270, Lot 2256, CanadaCANADA, 1868, 1c Brown Red, Watermarked (Bothwell) and Horizontal Stitch Watermark (22a var). Well-centered, strong color, clearly showing part of "HA" of watermark, additionally showing faint but clear horizontal stitch watermark, lightly cancelled, Very Fine and incredibly rare watermarked rarity displaying both watermarks, the stitch caused by a repair to the canvas roller during paper production, theoretically the entire line of "CLUTHA MILLS" watermark from this pane will have this double watermark variety but to date, this is the only recorded example, making this a major Large Queen rarity, with 2022 Greene Foundation certificate

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E. 1,000-1,500
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2257
 
Sale 1270, Lot 2257, CanadaCANADA, 1868, 2c Dark Green, Major Re-entry (24 var). Horizontal pair, clearly showing doubling of lettering, particularly "NADA" and "TW", Montreal 1870 circular datestamp and duplex, left stamp with small corner crease, Fine, with 2022 Greene Foundation certificate, Unitrade C$750.00 as singles of listed major re-entry (position 7)

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E. 200-300
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2258
 
Sale 1270, Lot 2258, CanadaCANADA, 1868, 2c Green on Soft White Blotting Paper (Unitrade 24iii). Excellent centering with uncommonly wide margins, fresh color, lightly cancelled, Extremely Fine, a fantastic example of this scarce paper variety, with 2022 Greene Foundation certificate, Unitrade C$350.00

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E. 200-300
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2259
 
Sale 1270, Lot 2259, CanadaCANADA, 1868, 2c Emerald Green, Major Re-entry (Unitrade 24iv). Position 7, bright color, clearly showing doubling of "Canada Postage" at top, especially in letter "D", lightly cancelled, Very Fine, ex Leggett, with 2022 Greene Foundation certificate, Unitrade C$800.00

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E. 300-400
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2260°
E
Sale 1270, Lot 2260, CanadaCANADA, 1860s 3c Progressive Die Essay (Minuse & Pratt 25 EA-B). Printed in Green on glazed cream colored wove paper measuring 55 x 64mm, the unfinished design without the scrolls added to outer corners, also without the uncolored square border around design as usually seen, Very Fine and incredibly rare, a key item for any serious Large Queen collection, no more than a few can exist, ex Leggett, with 2022 Greene Foundation certificate

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E. 1,000-1,500
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2261°
 
Sale 1270, Lot 2261, CanadaCANADA, 1868, 3c Red, Watermarked (Bothwell) and Horizontal Stitch Watermark (25a var). Well-centered, rich color, clearly showing "E" of watermark, additionally showing horizontal stitch watermark, light grid cancel, Very Fine, an exceptional watermarked rarity displaying both watermarks, the stitch caused by a repair to the canvas roller during paper production, theoretically the entire line of "E. & G. Bothwell" watermark from this pane will have this double watermark variety but to date, this is the only recorded example, making this a major Large Queen rarity, ex Leggett, with 2022 Greene Foundation certificate

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E. 1,000-1,500
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2262
 
Sale 1270, Lot 2262, CanadaCANADA, 1868, 6c Dark Brown, Thin Paper, Major Re-entry (Unitrade 27ciii). Position 94, excellent centering, clearly showing doubling of framelines at top left and top right corners, neat Halifax circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, with 2022 Greene Foundation certificate, Unitrade C$750.00

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E. 300-400
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2263
 
Sale 1270, Lot 2263, CanadaCANADA, 1868, 6c Dark Brown on Soft White Blotting Paper (Unitrade 27ii). Impressively well-centered, deep rich color, neat grid cancel, Extremely Fine, a particularly choice example which is rarely found in this quality, with 2022 Greene Foundation certificate, Unitrade C$1,250.00

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E. 500-750
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2264
 
Sale 1270, Lot 2264, CanadaCANADA, 1868, 6c Dark Brown, Major Re-entry (Unitrade 27iii). Fresh color, clearly showing doubling of framelines at bottom and scrolls outside "6" on each side, plus vertical line running from "P" in "Postage", light grid cancel, Very Fine, with 2022 Greene Foundation certificate, Unitrade C$750.00

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E. 200-300
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2265
 
Sale 1270, Lot 2265, CanadaCANADA, 1868, 6p Dark Brown, Bothwell Paper (Unitrade 27vi). Impressively well-centered, light grid cancel and traces of red and blue cancels (possibly Vancouver Island), Extremely Fine, a Gem example of this scarcer paper variety, with 2022 Greene Foundation certificate, Unitrade C$325.00

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E. 200-300
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2266°
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Sale 1270, Lot 2266, CanadaCANADA, 1868, 15c Red Lilac (29b; SG 61a). Used with 1c Orange (35d; SG 90), each tied by grid cancel with matching "Quebec SP 11 74" circular datestamp at left on folded letter to Bordeaux, France, London and French transit and arrival markings, 1c damaged at bottom

VERY FINE COMBINATION OF LARGE AND SMALL QUEENS ON PREPAID COVER TO FRANCE. ONLY TWO COVERS ARE RECORDED PAYING THE 16-CENT RATE.

The 16c paid the double -1/4oz rate to France. The cover was likely carried on the Austrian leaving Sept. 12. Ex Richardson. With 2002 Greene Foundation certificate.

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E. 3,000-4,000
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2267
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Sale 1270, Lot 2267, CanadaCANADA, 1897, -1/2c-$5.00 Jubilee, Plate Proofs on Card (50P-65P). Each with very large margins all around, brilliant colors throughout

EXTREMELY FINE. A EXCEEDINGLY CHOICE SET OF PLATE PROOFS OF THE 1897 JUBILEE ISSUE. AMONG THE FINEST SETS AVAILABLE.

Unitrade C$7,000.00

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Sale 1270, Lot 2267, Canada
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E. 1,500-2,000
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2268
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Sale 1270, Lot 2268, CanadaCANADA, 1898, -1/2c Black, Imperforate (74a). Block of four, original gum, h.r., large margins on each side, strong impression, small thin at top, otherwise Very Fine, only 100 pairs are thought to exist with original gum, catalogued as two pairs, Scott $1,000.00, Unitrade C$1,400.00

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E. 200-300
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2269
nhbl
Sale 1270, Lot 2269, CanadaCANADA, 1990, 39c Legendary Creatures, Se-Tenant Block of Four, Imperforate (1292b). Four matching corner blocks of four with "traffic light" printer dots, wonderfully bright and fresh

VERY FINE AND RARE NEVER-HINGED MATCHING CORNER BLOCKS OF FOUR WITH "TRAFFIC LIGHT" PRINTER DOTS. ONLY 50 BLOCKS OF FOUR CAN EXIST, THEREFORE ONLY FIVE MATCHED SETS ARE POSSIBLE.

Scott $5,000.00 as regular blocks. Unitrade C$12,000.00

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Sale 1270, Lot 2269, Canada
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Sale 1270, Lot 2269, Canada
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Sale 1270, Lot 2269, Canada
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E. 1,500-2,000
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