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Canadian Provinces - Newfoundland: 1897-1919 Regular Issues

Lots 220-229 Lots 230-239 Lots 240-245

Lot 220 P   

Newfoundland, 1897, 1¢ Red Surcharge proof sheet, complete Type A, B, C overprint sheet setting of 50 (10 x 5) on buff paper, some edge flaws mostly at corners, F.-V.F. Scott Nos. 75E-77E.
Newf. Spec. Nos. TS1-TS3 dpl    $3,500.

ONE OF ONLY FOUR RECORDED RED "ONE CENT" SURCHARGE PROOF SHEETS.

At least 16 trial settings of 50 in red were made, and 8 in red and black. Black was the final color selection. Trials were not valid for postage but Bond gave copies to staff. When Robinson took over he said he would have destroyed them! E.R. Krippner obtained rare red proof settings from an official. This red proof setting was purchased at the estate sale of his daughter.

References: Illustrated in Walsh's Specialized Newfoundland Catalog on page 106.

Realized: $850

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Lot 221    

Newfoundland, 1897, 1¢ on 3¢ surcharges complete, lower sheet pane of 48 with imprint, o.g., top four rows type A surcharge (75), first eight stamp in bottom row type B surcharge (76) and last two stamp on bottom row type C surcharge (77), some perf separations and stamp in lower portion of sheet stuck down to page, Fine appearance, still a very rare pane showing all surcharge types.
Scott Nos. 75-77    $5,100 for singles.

Selected Images.

Realized: $675

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Lot 222 /   

Newfoundland, 1897, 1¢ on 3¢ surcharges complete, complete setting of 50 with the bottom row containing 8 type B and two Type C overprints, selvage at ends, o.g., 12 type A overprints hinged with some h.r.'s, rest never hinged including the block of four with all three types (77a, positions 38-39/48-49), some separations particularly at lower right selvage, some reinforcing, Fine and rare complete setting, ex-Pratt.
Scott Nos. 75-77, 77a    $17,085.

ONE OF ONLY THREE RECORDED 1897 "ONE CENT" SURCHARGE COMPLETE SETTINGS OF 50.

Sheets of 100 of the 1890 Victoria were divided into two for surcharging with the top margins stripped. This setting was from the top half of the sheet as the bottom half should retain the bottom imprint selvage below positions 45-46. Sheets previously rejected because of poor centering were now used.

Realized: $2,000

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Lot 223 ()   

Newfoundland, 1897, 1¢ on 3¢ gray lilac, Type A trial surcharge in red and black, rich color, strong surcharges, no gum, Fine and rare. Scott Nos. 75 var.
Newf. Spec. Nos. TS4    $1,250.

The 3¢ 1890 Victoria was available and used for surcharging. Research indicates that 190 total trials were made in red, or red and black. This.

Realized: $525

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Lot 224    

Newfoundland, 1897, 1¢ on 3¢ gray lilac, double surcharge, one diagonal, horizontal pair, right stamp creased, F.-V.F., ex-Sir Gawaine Baillie; with 1936 R.P.S.L. certificate. Newf. Spec. Nos. 66g $3,450.
Scott Nos. 75a    $2,000.

THERE ARE ONLY 5 RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THIS RARE SURCHARGE VARIETY, THIS PAIR BEING THE ONLY TYPE I EXAMPLES.

This type I pair, another type Ia pair (ex-Lichtenstein) and a type Ia single are recorded with the double surcharge, one diagonal. Examples of this surcharge variety do not exist for types II and III.

Reference: Pictured in Robson Lowe's Encyclopedia, Vol. V, page 477.

Realized: $2,100

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Lot 225    

Newfoundland, 1897, 1¢ on 3¢ gray lilac, "ONE CENT" and lower bar omitted, in vertical pair with normal, o.g., showing mirror image of surcharge in red ink on reverse, bottom stamp faulty, ex-Lichtenstein (Sale 5 lot 108). Newf. Spec. Nos. 66f.
Scott Nos. 75b    $4,500.

ONE OF ONLY 5 RECORDED SURCHARGE ERROR PAIRS WITH "ONE CENT" AND LOWER BAR OMITTED ON BOTTOM STAMP.

This pair and two blocks of four are recorded with the bottom stamps missing the "ONE CENT" and lower bar. On the back is a red mirror image of the surcharge, caused by die with red trial ink settling on the platen before being cleaned and having black ink applied. The top stamp is the final black surcharge chosen.

Realized: $700

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Lot 226    

Newfoundland, 1897, 1¢ on 3¢ gray lilac, well centered combination strip of three, Types B-B-C, overprints shifted slightly to left, some minor separation, fresh and Very Fine.
Scott Nos. 76-76-77    $1,150.

Realized: $800

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Lot 227    

Newfoundland, 1897, 1¢ on 3¢ gray lilac, o.g., block of 4 with bottom "British American Bank Note Co." imprint selvage, top pair type A, bottom pair type B, Fine and scarce imprint block.
Scott Nos. 75, 76    $720.

Realized: $260

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Lot 228 o   

Newfoundland, 1897, 1¢ on 3¢ gray lilac, Red Type B trial surcharge, bright color with bold surcharge, grid cancel, F.-V.F. and scarce used example; with 1998 Greene Foundation certificate. Scott Nos. 76 var.
Newf. Spec. Nos. TS2    $850.

Realized: $1,600

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Lot 229 o   

Newfoundland, 1897, 1¢ on 3¢ gray lilac, pair, vertical pair with Type A surcharge at top, Type C on bottom, positions 40/50, canceled by circular grids, F.-V.F. and scarce used pair.
Scott Nos. 75, 77    $750.

Realized: $400

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