Sale 1269 — The Alan Collection of British North America
Sale Date — Tuesday, 6 December, 2022
Category — Nova Scotia
EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 6-PENCE IN THE YELLOW GREEN SHADE, SCOTT NO. 4. RARE IN THIS STUNNING QUALITY.
Most examples we have encountered have part or traces of original gum, or no gum at all. Finding one with full original gum in this high level of quality is notably rare.
With 2022 Greene Foundation certificate. Scott $5,000.00. SG £4,750. Unitrade C$15,000.00
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 6-PENCE IN THE DARK GREEN SHADE.
Ex Caspary. With 1968 R.P.S. certificate. Scott $10,000.00. SG £10,000. Unitrade C$25,000.00
STILL EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE 1857 ONE-SHILLING IN THE REDDISH PURPLE SHADE. THE ONE-SHILLING HERALDIC IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT STAMPS TO ACQUIRE IN THIS CONDITION WITH ORIGINAL-GUM.
This stamp, with large margins and original gum, is missing from even the most advanced collections. We are aware of only a small handful of comparable examples of either the Reddish Purple (Scott 6) or Deep Purple (Scott 6b) shades. According to our Power Search, we have only offered one other original gum example, a Scott No. 6b, in our "Scarsdale" sale (Sale 1243, Lot 767).
Ex Ferrary, Lichtenstein, and Meyer. Signed Bloch. With 2004 B.P.A. and 2016 B.P.B. certificates. Scott $22,500.00. SG £18,000. Unitrade C$60,000.00
VERY FINE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE NOVA SCOTIA 1851 ONE-SHILLING IN THE COLD VIOLET SHADE. LESS THAN A DOZEN ARE THOUGHT TO EXIST, MAKING IT ONE OF THE KEY RARITIES OF THE PROVINCE.
According to Power Search, we have only offered three examples in our auctions dating back to 1996, all of which are without gum.
Ex Argenti, Carey Fox, and Kanai. With 1956 R.P.S. and 1990 Holcombe certificates. Scott $25,000.00. SG £25,000. Unitrade C$35,000.00