Lot 1341908, 15¢ Quebec, o.g., lightly hinged, wide margins and rich color, Very Fine and choice.
Scott No. 102 $225.
Lot 135 ECanada, 1928 Canada - Germany compound country issue, Dr. Eckerlin rotary press sample sheet, bearing reproductions of three Canada 1911 3¢ blue KGV definitive (reverse print) and reverse with block of four of German 12pf essay, wove paper (80x105mm); vertical file fold, otherwise Very Fine, a very rare sample essay, accompanied by photocopy RPSL certificate for similar sheetlet.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Dr. Eckerlin was director of Herbst & Illig of Frankfort-am-Main, Germany. In 1928, Dr. Eckerlin contacted Treadway of ABN for purposes of promoting a proprietary rotary intaglio printing process that was faster and cheaper than steel engraving printing.
Lot 136Canada, 1930, King George V "Maple Leaf", 5¢ dull blue, vertical pair with spectacular mis-perf, disturbed o.g., fresh and Very Fine.
Scott No. 170 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 137Canada, 1928-32 Flight Cachet Proofs, 13 items; for 1928 flights from Ottawa to Quebec and Vancouver, and 1932 flights from Ottawa to Bradore Bay & Fort Resolution, Very Fine, an unusual group.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 138Canada, Registry, 1875, 2¢ orange, dull white gum, very early Montreal printing, o.g., very lightly hinged, exceptional centering, rich deep color, Extremely Fine, a rare gum variety.
Scott No. F1 var. $110.
Lot 139Canada, Registry, 1888, 2¢ rose carmine, top margin single with "2" imprint, o.g., stamp never hinged, hinged in selvage only, well centered amid large oversized margins, deep rich color, Very Fine and choice, accompanied by original separated right selvage, ex-"Fordwater"; with 2013 Greene Foundation certificate.
Scott No. F1b $700.
Lot 140Canada, Registry, 1876, 8¢ dull blue, horizontal guideline through "I" of "Eight" at left, position 33, o.g., never hinged, exceptional centering amid large evenly balanced margins all around, rich deep color and wonderful freshness, an Extremely Fine gem, a variety almost never encountered in this quality; with 1994 Greene Foundation certificate. Scott No. F3 var.
Unitrade No. F3ii C$5,000 ($3,760).
AN OUTSTANDING NEVER HINGED EXAMPLES OF THE 1876 8¢ REGISTRY ISSUE WITH PROMINENT GUIDELINE THROUGH DESIGN.
Lot 141Canada, Official Seal, 1879, brown, o.g., never hinged, truly outstanding centering amid large beautifully balanced margins almost unheard of for this notoriously off centered issue, rich color and pristine Post Office freshness, Superb; with 2012 Greene Foundation certificate. Scott No. OX1.
Unitrade No. OX1 C$3,000 ($2,260).
WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST NEVER HINGED EXAMPLES OF THE 1879 OFFICIAL SEAL ISSUE.
A footnote in the Unitrade Specialized Catalogue states "VF-NH examples of OX1 are EXTREMELY rare (if they indeed exist)". This never hinged example with near perfect centering and large balance margins may well be the finest example extant.
Lot 142Canada, Official Seal, 1902, black on bluish, o.g., never hinged, bold color on bright bluish paper, attractive centering and margins, Very Fine, a rare and seldom offered seal in never hinged condition; with 2012 Greene Foundation certificate. Unitrade No. OX2 C$2,250 ($1,690).
Scott No. OX2 $2,250.
Lot 143Canada, Official Seal, 1907, black, top margin plate number single, o.g., never hinged, well centered, deep rich shade and exceptional freshness, Very Fine and choice, a very scarce plate number single in never hinged condition; with 2009 R. Gratton certificate. Unitrade No. OX3 C$400 ($300).
Scott No. OX3 $280.