Lot 588Canada, 1851, Beaver, 3d Red, Laid Paper, full to mostly large margins, tied by two strikes of red target cancels on immaculate Peace and Universal Brotherhood pictorial envelope (J. Valentine, state 1) to Wellington Square, matching red "Fergus C.W., FE 17 1852" cds and italic "Paid" straightline handstamp adjacent, reverse with Hamilton (2.18) and Guelph transits, and Wellington Square arrival, an Extremely Fine and choice use, ex-Bilden, Roberts, Cantor; with 2011 V.G. Greene certificate. SG No. 1.
Scott No. 1 Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.
A SPECTACULAR COVER AND THE ONLY RECORDED ILLUSTRATED COVER BEARING THE 3D BEAVER ON LAID PAPER.
Lot 589Canada, 1851, Beaver, 3d Red, Laid Paper, each stamp with large margins all around, neatly tied by target cancels on cover to Salem, Mass. full strike of red "Montreal, L.C., Jy 31, 1852" origin cds, Extremely Fine and choice, ex-Guilford; with 2000 V.G. Greene certificate. SG No. 1.
Scott No. 1 Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
A WONDERFUL RARE 3D RED LAID PAPER PAIR USAGE IN EXCEPTIONAL GEM CONDITION.
One of 27 recorded covers with the 3d Beaver on Laid paper to the United States.
Lot 590Canada, 1857, Queen Victoria, ½d Rose, full original gum, lightly hinged, large well balanced margins, rich bright color and remarkable freshness, Extremely Fine and choice; with 1996 P.F. certificate. SG No. 17.
Scott No. 8 $1,000.
A OUTSTANDING MINT GEM EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 ½D QUEEN VICTORIA ISSUE.
Lot 591Canada, 1857, Queen Victoria, ½d Rose, horizontal strip of six, full margins except slightly in at bottom, tied and canceled by neat strikes of concentric-ring cancel on folded letter to Montreal, matching "St. Eustache C.E., MR 12 1858" cds, Montreal (3.13) arrival backstamp, Very Fine and choice use of strip to prepay the 3¢ single letter rate for up to ½ ounce., ex-Wellburn, Kanee, Cantor. SG No. 17.
Scott No. 8 Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
A RARE USE OF A STRIP OF SIX ½D STAMPS TO PAY THE 3D DOMESTIC RATE.
The ½d stamps were used for domestic letters as consumers were fond of this denomination and they could be purchased at a 5% discount when at least 20 stamps were bought.
Lot 592 oCanada, 1857, Queen Victoria, 7½d Green, neat face-free red target cancel, encompassed by large margins, beautiful deep rich color, an Extremely Fine gem, rarely encountered so nice with a color cancellation; with 2006 B.P.A. and 2013 P.F. certificates. SG No. 12.
Scott No. 9 $3,500.
AN EXCEPTIONAL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 7½D ISSUE BEARING A COMPLIMENTARY RED TARGET CANCELLATION. THIS STAMP IS ONE IN A MILLION!
Lot 593 oCanada, 1857, Prince Albert, 6d Reddish Purple, Very Thick Soft Wove Paper, numeral "21" (Montreal) in target cancel, wide margins showing small portion of imprint in right margin, bold color on bright paper, Extremely Fine and choice; with 1983 R.P.S. certificate. SG No. 23.
Scott No. 10 $7,500.
A REMARKABLE EXAMPLE OF THE SCARCE 1857 6D REDDISH PURPLE.
Lot 594 oCanada, 1868, Large Queen, 1¢ Brown Red, Laid Paper, neat face-free target cancel, beautifully centered within large margins all around, rich vibrant color, tiny thin speck at upper left, Extremely Fine and choice appearance; with clear 2015 C.P.E.S. and 2015 V.G. Greene certificates. SG No. 55a.
Scott No. 31 $10,000.
A GEM APPEARING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 1¢ LARGE QUEEN ISSUE ON LAID PAPER.
Lot 595Canada, 1876, Small Queen, 5¢ Slate Green, o.g., never hinged, well centered with wide margins, strong bold color on bright fresh paper, Very Fine to Extremely Fine; with photocopy of 2003 V.G. Greene certificate for block and 2016 P.F. Graded certificate (VF-XF 85). SG No. 85.
Scott No. 38 $2,000.
A SCARCE AND ATTRACTIVE NEVER HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1876 5¢ SMALL QUEEN ISSUE.
Lot 596Canada, 1897, Queen Victoria Jubilee, $1 Lake, o.g., never hinged, perfectly centered amid evenly balanced margins all around, rich deep color, Extremely Fine to Superb; with 2008 P.F. Graded certificate (XF-S 95).
Scott No. 61 $2,900.
ONE OF THE FINEST MINT NEVER HINGED EXAMPLES OF THE $1 JUBILEE.
Lot 597 oCanada, 1897, Queen Victoria Jubilee, $4 Purple, top margin single, neat purple town corner cancel, virtually perfect centering amid large evenly balanced margins all around, rich bright color and sharp detailed impression, Superb Gem; with 2009 P.F. Graded certificate (S 98).
Scott No. 64 $1,100.
A STUNNING AND TRULY MAGNIFICENT USED $4 JUBILEE GRADED SUPERB 98.