Sale 1259 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

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

Category — Canada - Pence and Cents Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4478
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4478, Canada - Pence and Cents IssueCANADA, 1851, 3p Red, Laid Paper (1; SG 1). Large to full margins all around, attractive color, seven-ring cancel, Very Fine, with 2013 Gratton certificate, Scott $1,000.00, SG £1,100, Unitrade C$1,600.00

E. 300-400
500
4479
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4479, Canada - Pence and Cents IssueCANADA, 1851, 3p Red, Laid Paper (1; SG 1). Four large to full margins, bright color, clear laid lines, target cancel, Very Fine, Scott $1,000.00, SG £1,100, Unitrade C$1,600.00

E. 300-400
425
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4480
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4480, Canada - Pence and Cents IssueCANADA, 1851, 3p Red, Laid Paper (1; SG 1). Huge margins to clear at right, rich color and bold impression, target cancel, Very Fine, with 2017 Greene Foundation certificate, Scott $1,000.00, SG £1,100, Unitrade C$1,600.00

E. 300-400
350
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4481
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4481, Canada - Pence and Cents IssueCANADA, 1851, 6p Slate Violet, Laid Paper (2; SG 2). Large to ample margins, rich color and strong impression, target cancel, Very Fine, Scott $1,500.00, SG £1,300, Unitrade C$2,000.00

E. 400-500
550
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4482
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Sale 1259, Lot 4482, Canada - Pence and Cents IssueCANADA, 1851, 6p Slate Violet, Laid Paper (2; SG 2). Unused (no gum), large to ample margins all around, strong impression and shade on fresh paper, clear laid lines

VERY FINE. AN IMMENSELY RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 6-PENCE ON LAID PAPER. ONE OF THE RAREST PENCE ISSUES TO FIND IN COMPLETELY SOUND UNUSED CONDITION.

The Pence Issues were printed early in 1851, at the same time that Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson's contract for providing United States stamps was coming to an end. The 6p design was engraved by Alfred Jones based upon a drawing done by W. Drummond.

The 1851 6p Prince Albert issue on laid paper is one of Canada's rarest and most difficult stamps to obtain in unused condition. Very few unused exist, with completely sound examples of even greater rarity. Our census, available on our website at https://siegelauctions.com/census/canada/scott/2 , records a total of fourteen unused which include four with original gum (two of those as a pair) and ten with no gum.

Census no. 2-UNC-10. With 2007 A.P.S. certificate. Scott $30,000.00. SG £50,000. Unitrade C$60,000.00

E. 15,000-20,000
19,000
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4483
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4483, Canada - Pence and Cents IssueCANADA, 1851, 12p Black, Laid Paper (3; SG 4). Large to full margins all around, clear impression, central target cancel which has been slightly lightened (not mentioned on accompanying certificate)

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE SOUND USED EXAMPLE OF THE CANADA 12-PENCE BLACK ON LAID PAPER. ONE OF THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH AND WORLD'S MOST ICONIC AND DESIRABLE CLASSIC RARITIES.

The first Pence Issues of Canada were printed by the New York firm of Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson, the same firm that printed the New York Postmaster's Provisional and United States 5c and 10c 1847 Issue. The Pence issues, and particularly the 12-pence, show the same fine quality of engraving that distinguishes the U.S. 1847 Issue. The original die was engraved by Alfred Jones based upon the Chalon portrait - which was also used on stamps of the Australian States Queensland and Tasmania, Bahamas and New Zealand, among other British colonies. The stamps were printed early in 1851 (12p issued June 14), at the same time that RWH&E's contract for providing United States stamps was coming to an end.

A total of 50,000 stamps were printed from 250 sheets of 200 subjects (two panes of 100). Only 1,450 examples were sold with the balance being destroyed. Our census, available on our website at https://siegelauctions.com/census/canada/scott/3, records a total of 37 used singles and two pairs, over half of which have faults to some degree and/or are cut in on at least one side.

Census No. 3-CAN-25. With 2017 Greene certificate. Scott $135,000.00. SG £100,000. Unitrade C$180,000.00

E. 40,000-50,000
40,000
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4484
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Sale 1259, Lot 4484, Canada - Pence and Cents IssueCANADA, 1852, 3p Red, Wove Paper (4; SG 5). Part original gum (due to removal of large hinge), full even margins all around, deep rich color and strong impression, Very Fine, with 1977 P.F. certificate, Scott $1,500.00, SG £2,750, Unitrade C$4,000.00

E. 500-750
1,100
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4485
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4485, Canada - Pence and Cents IssueCANADA, 1857, 3p Red, Ribbed Paper (4c; SG 22). Horizontal pair, mostly large margins to ample, fresh color, clear four-ring "10" cancel of Cobourg (rated as "very scarce" in Unitrade), right stamp with minor vertical crease, otherwise Very Fine, with 2015 Gratton certificate, catalogued as singles, Scott $1,050.00, SG £900, Unitrade C$1,600.00

E. 300-400
300
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4486
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4486, Canada - Pence and Cents IssueCANADA, 1855, 6p Slate Gray, Wove Paper (5; SG 9). Large margins all around, beautiful rich color and a razor-sharp impression on fresh paper, target cancel, Very Fine and choice, Scott $1,150.00, SG £1,100, Unitrade C$1,600.00

E. 400-500
550
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4487
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4487, Canada - Pence and Cents IssueCANADA, 1855, 6p Slate Gray, Wove Paper (5; SG 9). Large to full margins, warm shade with strong impression, grid cancels, Very Fine, Scott $1,150.00, SG £1,100, Unitrade C$1,600.00

E. 300-400
275
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4488
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4488, Canada - Pence and Cents IssueCANADA, 1855, 6p Greenish Gray, Wove Paper (5b; SG 10). Large to full margins all around, lovely rich color, light target cancel, Very Fine and choice, with 1980 P.F. certificate, Scott $1,150.00, SG £1,200, Unitrade C$1,600.00

E. 400-500
450
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4489
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Sale 1259, Lot 4489, Canada - Pence and Cents IssueCANADA, 1855, 10p Blue (7; SG 15). Unused (no gum), large margins to clear at right, strong impression, small surface scrape from "P" of "Postage" to top of Cartier's hat, Very Fine appearance, a rare unused stamp, with 2022 Greene Foundation certificate, Scott $9,250.00, SG £14,000, Unitrade C$18,000.00

E. 1,000-1,500
950
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4490
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4490, Canada - Pence and Cents IssueCANADA, 1855, 10p Blue (7; SG 15). Huge margins all around including traces of adjoining framelines at right and bottom, deep rich shade on bright paper, manuscript cancel which has been lightened, Extremely Fine appearance, easily one of the largest margined examples we have encountered, with 2008 Greene Foundation and 2012 P.F. certificates, Scott $1,600.00, SG £1,800, Unitrade C$2,400.00

E. 500-750
1,800
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4491
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4491, Canada - Pence and Cents IssueCANADA, 1855, 10p Blue (7; SG 15). Four full margins, tied on small piece by crisp strike of four-ring "27" cancel of Ottawa with "Quebec U.C., Apr. 6, 1858" circular datestamp at left, deep intense color, Very Fine, a handsome example on piece, signed Buhler, Scott $1,600.00, SG £1,800, Unitrade C$2,400.00

E. 500-750
850
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4492
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Sale 1259, Lot 4492, Canada - Pence and Cents IssueCANADA, 1857, -1/2p Rose (8; SG 17). Horizontal strip of six, positions 17-22, mostly huge margins including portions of adjoining framelines of four stamps at bottom, position 22 showing strong re-entry of "POST" of "POSTAGE", strip just tied and cancelled by three target cancels with accompanying "Colborne, U.C., SP 1, 1857" circular datestamp below on registered folded letter to Kingston, "Registered" straightline and manuscript registry marking also ties strip, arrival backstamp, mild file fold thru first and fifth stamps, cover skillfully cleaned for aesthetic purposes

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEPTIONAL USE OF THE -1/2-PENCE ROSE STRIP OF SIX ON COVER. THE ONLY RECORDED COVER PAYING THE -1/2-OUNCE REGISTERED RATE WITHIN CANADA.

Illustrated in Harrison, Arfken & Lussey, Canada's Registered Mail, 1802-1909 (p. 49) and Arfken, Leggett, Firby & Steinhart, Canada's Pence Era, The Pence Stamps and the Canadian Mail, 1851-1859 (p. 124). Ex de Volpi, Nickle, Harrison, Wilkinson, and Hackmey

E. 5,000-7,500
2,500
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4493
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Sale 1259, Lot 4493, Canada - Pence and Cents IssueCANADA, 1857, 7-1/2p Green (9; SG 12). Unused (regummed), ample margins to clear at right, rich color and strong impression

VERY FINE. A SCARCE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 7-1/2-PENCE GREEN VICTORIA.

With 2016 Greene Foundation certificate. Scott $7,000.00. SG £15,000. Unitrade C$12,000.00

E. 1,500-2,000
3,500
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4494
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4494, Canada - Pence and Cents IssueCANADA, 1857, 7-1/2p Green (9; SG 12). Large margins to clear at bottom left, lovely color on bright paper, relatively unobtrusive target cancel, Very Fine, with 2015 Greene Foundation certificate, Scott $3,500.00, SG £3,000, Unitrade C$5,000.00

E. 750-1,000
1,100
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4495
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4495, Canada - Pence and Cents IssueCANADA, 1857, 6p Reddish Purple, Very Thick Soft Wove Paper (10; SG 23). Full margins to clear all around, neat four-ring numeral target cancel, crisp impression, Fine, a scarce stamp with four margins and in sound condition, with 2017 Greene Foundation certificate, Scott $6,750.00, SG £5,500, Unitrade C$4,500.00

E. 1,000-1,500
1,500
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4496
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4496, Canada - Pence and Cents IssueCANADA, 1857, 6p Reddish Purple, Very Thick Soft Wove Paper (10; SG 23). Mostly large margins to clear of frameline at top, manuscript "#" cancel, unusually sharp impression this distinctive paper type, Fine and scarce, with 2013 Greene Foundation certificate, Scott $6,750.00, SG £5,500, Unitrade C$4,500.00

E. 750-1,000
800
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4497
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Sale 1259, Lot 4497, Canada - Pence and Cents IssueCANADA, 1858, -1/2p Rose, Perf 12 (11; SG 25). Unused (no gum), Fine and scarce, with 2018 Greene Foundation certificate, Scott $3,000.00, SG £4,750, Unitrade C$2,000.00

E. 400-500
800
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4498
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4498, Canada - Pence and Cents IssueCANADA, 1858, -1/2p Rose, Perf 12 (11; SG 25). Fairly well-centered for this challenging stamp, rich color, neat four-ring numeral target cancel, Fine, with 1991 P.S.E. certificate, Scott $1,500.00, SG £1,000, Unitrade C$1,000.00

E. 300-400
425
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4499
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4499, Canada - Pence and Cents IssueCANADA, 1858, 3p Red, Perf 12 (12; SG 26). Rich color and razor sharp impression, exceptionally well-centered for this notoriously tightly spaced issue, neat target cancels, Extremely Fine, a choice example which would be hard to improve upon, with 2018 Greene Foundation certificate, Scott $1,400.00, SG £500, Unitrade C$1,600.00

E. 750-1,000
1,200
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4500
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Sale 1259, Lot 4500, Canada - Pence and Cents IssueCANADA, 1858, 3p Red, Ribbed Paper (12 var; SG 27b). Unused (no gum), strong color and bold impression

FINE AND EXCEPTIONALLY RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-PENCE BEAVER PRINTED ON RIBBED PAPER. UNLISTED IN SCOTT AND MENTIONED AS "RARE" IN UNITRADE. UNLIKELY MANY EXIST.

According to Power Search, this is the first example we have offered in any condition. With 2009 Gratton certificate. Scott and Unitrade simply as unused. Scott $12,500.00. Unitrade C$12,000.00. Unpriced as unused in SG, £4,500 as used

E. 3,000-4,000
3,000
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4501
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4501, Canada - Pence and Cents IssueCANADA, 1859, 6p Brown Violet (13; SG 27). Centered to top, strong color, couple minor creases, Fine appearance, a scarce stamp, signed Richter and with 2016 Greene Foundation certificate, Scott $7,500.00, SG £4,500, Unitrade C$5,000.00

E. 750-1,000
1,100
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4502
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Sale 1259, Lot 4502, Canada - Pence and Cents IssueCANADA, 1859, 1c Rose (14; SG 29). Rejoined block of four (two vertical pairs rejoined), unused (no gum), well-centered, fresh color, Very Fine and scarce multiple, with 2018 Greene Foundation certificate, catalogued as singles, Scott $1,300.00, SG £1,800, Unitrade C$2,400.00

E. 300-400
375
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4503
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Sale 1259, Lot 4503, Canada - Pence and Cents IssueCANADA, 1859, 5c Vermilion (15; SG 31). Original gum, h.r., unusually wide margins, fresh color, Very Fine, with 2018 Greene Foundation certificate, Scott $575.00, SG £450, Unitrade C$2,000.00

E. 300-400
500
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4504
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4504, Canada - Pence and Cents IssueCANADA, 1859, 10c Black Brown (16; SG 33). Deep rich color with strong impression, indistinct cancels, Fine and scarce, with 2014 Greene Foundation certificate, Scott $6,500.00, SG £2,500, Unitrade C$3,500.00

E. 750-1,000
1,000
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4505
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Sale 1259, Lot 4505, Canada - Pence and Cents IssueCANADA, 1859, 10c Brownish Purple (17b; SG 35). Original gum, lightly hinged, excellent centering, fresh color in a distinctly Browner color than usual, Very Fine, Scott $1,500.00, SG £1,500, Unitrade C$4,000.00

E. 500-750
800
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4506
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Sale 1259, Lot 4506, Canada - Pence and Cents IssueCANADA, 1859, 12-1/2c Yellow Green (18; SG 40). Unused (regummed), well-centered, fresh color on bright paper, Very Fine, with 2011 Greene Foundation certificate, Scott $750.00, SG £1,200, Unitrade C$1,250.00

E. 200-300
275
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4507
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Sale 1259, Lot 4507, Canada - Pence and Cents IssueCANADA, 1859, 12-1/2c Yellow Green, Imperforate (18b; SG 41a). Horizontal pair, without gum as issued, full to ample margins all around, strong color

VERY FINE. ONLY 100 (50 PAIRS) WERE PRINTED OF THE 1859 12-1/2-CENT YELLOW GREEN VICTORIA.

With 2003 Greene Foundation certificate. Scott $5,750.00. SG £7,000. Unitrade C$10,000.00

E. 1,500-2,000
2,700
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4508
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Sale 1259, Lot 4508, Canada - Pence and Cents IssueCANADA, 1859, 17c Blue (19; SG 42). Unused (regummed), intensely rich color and sharp impression on bright paper, exceptionally well-centered, Extremely Fine, this example additionally shows a slight short transfer at top, Scott $950.00, SG £1,600, Unitrade C$1,800.00

E. 400-500
400
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4509
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Sale 1259, Lot 4509, Canada - Pence and Cents IssueCANADA, 1859, 17c Blue, Imperforate (19b; SG 42a). Horizontal pair, without gum as issued, full margins all around, rich color

VERY FINE IMPERFORATE PAIR OF THE 17-CENT CARTIER. ONLY 100 STAMPS (50 PAIRS) WERE PRODUCED.

Scott $5,500.00. SG £6,500. Unitrade C$9,500.00

E. 1,500-2,000
2,900
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4510
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Sale 1259, Lot 4510, Canada - Pence and Cents IssueCANADA, 1864, 2c Rose, Imperforate (20b; SG 45a). Horizontal pair, without gum as issued, large balanced margins, rich color

VERY FINE AND RARE IMPERFORATE PAIR OF THE 2-CENT ROSE. ONLY 100 EXAMPLES WERE PRINTED (50 PAIRS).

Scott $3,500.00. SG £3,500. Unitrade C$5,000.00

E. 1,500-2,000
1,400
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