Sale 1281 — The Frank A. Lanza Collection of Canada and Newfoundland
Sale Date — Thursday, 30 March, 2023
Category — 1851-57 Imperforate Issues
VERY FINE. AN IMMENSELY RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 6-PENCE ON LAID PAPER. ONE OF THE RAREST PENCE ISSUES TO FIND IN 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 6p Prince Albert is rarer in unused condition than that of both the 3p Beaver and the famous 12p Black. We estimate that no more than 15-20 exist in unused condition. Of those, only a small handful are without faults and we are unaware of any completely sound original gum examples.
Census No. 2-UNC-06. Ex "Calgary". With 1990 and 2018 Greene Foundation certificates. Scott $30,000.00. SG £50,000. Unitrade C$60,000.00.
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-22. With 1929 R.P.S., 1963 A. Diena, 1987 E. Diena, 2001 and 2015 Greene Foundation certificates. Scott $145,000.00. SG £100,000. Unitrade C$160,000.00
VERY FINE. A RARE AND UNCOMMONLY FRESH UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 10-PENCE CARTIER ON THICK PAPER.
With 1981 R.P.S., 1980 and 2015 Greene Foundation certificates. Scott $10,000.00. SG £16,000. Unitrade C$14,000.00
VERY FINE. A HANDSOME UNUSED CANADA 1857 7-1/2-PENCE GREEN.
Ex "World Traveler" and Markowitz. Signed Bloch. With 1973 Friedl and 2015 Greene Foundation certificates. Scott $7,000.00. SG £15,000. Unitrade C$14,000.00
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB STAMP POSSESSING TREMENDOUS EYE APPEAL.
Ex Dr. Tang. Signed Bloch. With 2002 and 2009 Greene Foundation certificates. Scott $3,000.00, SG £3,250, Unitrade C$5,000.00
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 6-PENCE ON VERY THICK SOFT WOVE PAPER. CERTAINLY AMONG THE FINEST AVAILABLE
Ex Collier. With 1998 B.P.A. and 2009 Greene Foundation certificates. Scott $6,750.00. SG £6,000. Unitrade C$9,000.00