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Sparks Auctions Sale - 21

Canada

Province of Canada -- Pence Issues Scott #1-13
LotNo. Symbol Cat No. Lot Description
1 O 1 image1851 3d red Beaver on Laid Paper, Imperforate, used with both a manuscript cancel and a target cancel in red (scarce combination), with three large plus one clear margin. Fine-very fine. Accompanied by a 2015 Greene Foundation certificate stating "slightly oxidized". (Scan a) (Scan b) (All Scans)

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Unitrade $ 1,200

SOLD for C$240.00
Will close during Public Auction
2 O 1 image1851 3d red Beaver on Laid Paper, Imperforate, used with centrally struck target cancel, four full and even margins, faint laid lines and a trace of a Verge line, very fine. (Scan a) Unitrade $ 1,600

SOLD for C$375.00
Will close during Public Auction
3 E/P 3TC image1859-78 12d Queen Victoria "Scar" Trial Colour Die Proof, in deep vermilion, on horizontally ribbed bond paper, 0.003 in. thick, from the composite die proof. Large margins, huge at right and undoubtedly among the nicest example existent, from our search of most of the important Pence name sales. A rare and desirable stamp. (Scan a) Unitrade $ 8,500

SOLD for C$5,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
4 og 4 image1852 3d red Beaver Imperforate, mint with full original gum, lightly hinged. There are a few very tiny faults which do not detract from the fresh appearance of this stamp (closed tear at right, corner crease and internal crease), still a very fine stamp. (Scan a) Unitrade $ 4,000

SOLD for C$425.00
Will close during Public Auction
5 O 4 image1852 3d red Beaver Imperforate, used with light pen cancels, four very large and even margins, very fine. (Scan a) Unitrade $ 300

SOLD for C$110.00
Will close during Public Auction
6 O 4 image1852 3d red Beaver, Imperforate, used with neat and centrally struck target cancel and four large and even margins. There is a light, barely visible crease, still very fine appearance. (Scan a) Unitrade $ 300

SOLD for C$45.00
Will close during Public Auction
7 O 4 image1852 3d red Beaver, Imperforate, used and tied to piece by ideal 4-ring numeral #21 (Montreal). Four margins (close at left top), showing part of next stamp at right and two prominent position dots in bottom margin, plus tiny part of printer's imprint, very fine. (Scan a) Unitrade $ 300

SOLD for C$85.00
Will close during Public Auction
8 O 4c, 4d image1852 3d red Beaver Imperforates, two used copies, one on soft ribbed paper and cancelled by a 4-ring #23 (Niagara), with light diagonal creases and very fine. The second is on thin paper, with blurry target cancel and just touching at bottom right and is underinked at top, fine. Both are accompanied by 2013 and 2015 Greene Foundation certificates. (Scan a) (Scan b) (Scan c) (All Scans)

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Unitrade $ 950

SOLD for C$140.00
Will close during Public Auction
9 O 4d image1852 3d red orange Beaver on Thin Paper, Imperforate, used with centrally struck target cancel, four margins (showing part of next stamp at right) and very fine. (Scan a) Unitrade $ 300

SOLD for C$75.00
Will close during Public Auction
10 O 4i image1852 3d deep red Beaver, Imperforate, used with light target cancel and four large and mostly even margins, very fine. (Scan a) Unitrade $ 350

SOLD for C$110.00
Will close during Public Auction
11 O 4iii image1852 3d red Beaver, on Ribbed Hard Wove Paper, Imperforate, used with target cancel and three large margins plus one well clear at top. There is a small crease, ending in a tear in the left margin, else very fine. (Scan a) Unitrade $ 850

SOLD for C$30.00
Will close during Public Auction
12 ng 4ix image1852 3d red Beaver Imperforate with Cracked Plate Variety, unused (no gum) with margins full to close all around, with variety from position 31, A Plate. Very fine, and accompanied by a 2014 Greene Foundation certificate stating "somewhat oxidized". A scarce unused stamp. (Scan a) Unitrade $ 4,000

SOLD for C$500.00
Will close during Public Auction
13 O 5b image1855 greenish grey Consort, Imperforate, used with blurry 4-ring numeral cancel, and four margins, one close but clear of outer frameline, fine-very fine. (Scan a) Unitrade $ 1,200

SOLD for C$210.00
Will close during Public Auction
14 nh 8 image1857 ½d rose Queen Victoria Imperforate, mint with full original gum, never hinged. A fresh stamp, with clear to large margins plus one cut into at top right, still a rare NH stamp and fine. Accompanied by a 2016 Greene Foundation certificate. (Scan a) (Scan b) (All Scans)

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Est. $ 1,250

SOLD for C$800.00
Will close during Public Auction
15 og 8 image1857 ½d rose Queen Victoria Imperforate, mint with full original gum, lightly hinged. This stamp has four large even margins and shows light inking at the lower left part of the oval near the Queen's neck, extremely fine. Accompanied by a 2014 Greene Foundation certificate. A very nice stamp. (Scan a) (Scan b) (All Scans)

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Unitrade $ 2,800

SOLD for C$900.00
Will close during Public Auction
16 O 8 image1857 ½d rose Queen Victoria, Imperforate, used with face-free cancel. Four large margins, very fine. (Scan a) Unitrade $ 1,000

SOLD for C$275.00
Will close during Public Auction
17 ng 8a image1857 ½d rose Queen Victoria Imperforate on Horizontally Ribbed Paper, unused (no gum) and with very fine appearance. Accompanied by a (pink) 2002 Greene Foundation certificate stating "rebacked to add margins out of frame line and portion of stamp painted in". Still a rare stamp in unused condition. (Scan a) (Scan b) (All Scans)

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Unitrade $ 13,500

SOLD for C$1,900.00
Will close during Public Auction
18 O 8b image1857 ½d rose Queen Victoria on Vertically Ribbed Paper, used with ideal 4-ring #37 (Québec City) cancel. Four large margins and a light horizontal crease at top, still a very nice stamp. Accompanied by a 2015 Greene Foundation certificate. (Scan a) (Scan b) (All Scans)

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Unitrade $ 5,000

SOLD for C$1,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
19 O 8var image1857 ½d rose Queen Victoria Imperforate on Thick Soft Paper, used with ideal target cancel, four large to clear margins, showing tiny part of next stamp at top. This paper variety is unlisted in Unitrade, but is described in the accompanying 2016 Greene Foundation certificate as ".0033 in. thick, similar to soft ribbed paper but no visible ribbing". A rare paper variety, very fine. (Scan a) (Scan b) (All Scans)

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Est. $ 1,500

SOLD for C$900.00
Will close during Public Auction
20 O 10F image1857 6d violet Prince Consort Oneglia Engraved Forgery. The scarce engraved forgery produced in the 19th century, attributed by some to Panelli but actually made much earlier by Oneglia who was related to him. A great addition to a specialized collection. Cut into slightly lower left and a stain only visible on the back, else fine. (Scan a) Est. $ 100

SOLD for C$50.00
Will close during Public Auction
21 ng 11 image 1858 ½d rose Queen Victoria Perforated 11¾, unused (regummed), horizontal crease, else fine appearance. (Scan a) Unitrade $ 1,000

SOLD for C$210.00
Will close during Public Auction
22 O 11 image1858 ½d rose Queen Victoria, Perforated 11¾, used with crisp Ottawa cancel dated JAN.13.1859. Cut into at bottom left, still a lovely stamp, fine. (Scan a) Unitrade $ 1,000

SOLD for C$150.00
Will close during Public Auction
23 ng 12 image1859 3d Beaver, Perforated 11¾, unused no gum, very good centering with perforations cut into design at top. Accompanied by pink Greene Foundation certificate stating "repaired tear between "E" and "P" at bottom. (Scan a) Unitrade $ 5,000

SOLD for C$675.00
Will close during Public Auction
Province of Canada -- Cents Issue Scott #14-20
LotNo. Symbol Cat No. Lot Description
24 nh 14 image1859 1c rose Queen Victoria, mint with full original gum, never hinged (rare thus), fresh and relatively well centered. Accompanied by a 2015 Greene Foundation certificate. Rarely offered in never hinged condition. (Scan a) (Scan b) (All Scans)

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Est. $ 750

SOLD for C$675.00
Will close during Public Auction
25 O 14, 14vii image1859 1c rose and deep rose Queen Victoria, two used stamps, the deep rose is fresh and very nicely centered, with a hint of a crease. The rose is nicely centered within two large side margins, showing part of the printer's inscription in the left margin. Very fine duo. (Scan a) Unitrade $ 270

SOLD for C$65.00
Will close during Public Auction
26 E/P 15TCViii image1864 5c orange yellow Beaver Trial Colour Plate Proof, on India paper, fresh upper marginal copy, very fine. (Scan a) Unitrade $ 500

SOLD for C$275.00
Will close during Public Auction
27 ng 16 image1859 10c black brown Consort, unused (no gum) with lovely colour and intact perforations (rare thus). A very nice stamp, rarely offered unused, fine. Accompanied by a 2000 Greene Foundation certificate. (Scan a) (Scan b) (All Scans)

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Unitrade $ 8,000

SOLD for C$4,400.00
Will close during Public Auction
28 O 17a image1859 10c violet Consort, Perforated 12, used with light grid cancel, with pulled perfs at bottom, fine-very fine. Accompanied by a 2015 Greene Foundation certificate. (Scan a) Unitrade $ 200

SOLD for C$60.00
Will close during Public Auction
29 O 17b image1859 10c brown Consort,used with green target cancels, well centered with perforations clear on four sides, very fine. (Scan a) Unitrade $ 200

SOLD for C$50.00
Will close during Public Auction
30 og 17b var image1859 10c brownish purple Consort with Re-Entries, mint with full original gum (slightly disturbed or re-distributed), hinged. The re-entries are easily visible in the letters CENTS, CANADA POSTAGE, etc. Fine. Accompanied by a 2007 CPES certificate (Scan a) (Scan b) (All Scans)

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Est. $ 2,000

SOLD for C$600.00
Will close during Public Auction
31 og 17iv image1859 10c brown Consort with "String of Pearls" Variety, from plate position 3. Mint, with full original gum (very lightly disturbed), hinged. A fresh stamp, with perforation holes just touching the outer frameline, fine. Accompanied by a 2011 Greene Foundation certificate. (Scan a) (Scan b) (All Scans)

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Unitrade $ 5,500

SOLD for C$1,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
32 O 18 image1859 12½c green Queen Victoria, used block of six, with several strikes of the Kingston Berri duplex cancel. Deep colour, apparently from the 5th printing and quite a rare multiple. Rounded corner at bottom left still quite desirable. (Scan a) Est. $ 750

SOLD for C$900.00
Will close during Public Auction
33 og 18iv image1859 12½c yellow green Queen Victoria with Major Re-Entry, mint with large part original gum. This major re-entry, most notable in the E of PENCE is from plate position 94 and the stamp has a sheet selvedge at bottom (scarce thus for this issue, but even more so with small part printer's imprint at left) corroborating this. Very nice centering, with fresh colour and a scarce stamp in this very fine condition. Accompanied by a 2014 Greene Foundation certificate stating "gum somewhat disturbed". This stamp is widely recognized as being the finest mint example of the major re-entry. (Scan a) (Scan b) (Scan c) (All Scans)

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Unitrade $ 7,500

SOLD for C$3,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
34 E/P 18Pi image1859 12½c yellow green Queen Victoria Plate Proof, with vertical SPECIMEN in carmine, on India paper, fresh right marginal copy, very fine. Accompanied by a 2001 Greene Foundation certificate. (Scan a) (Scan b) (All Scans)

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Unitrade $ 300

SOLD for C$90.00
Will close during Public Auction
35 O 20i image1859 2c claret Queen Victoria, Perforated 12, unused appearance, but pen cancel removed and regummed. Accompanied by a (pink) 2015 Greene Foundation certificate stating "tiny tear in right margin", also a blown-up colour photograph showing remnants of where the cancel used to be. Fine. (Scan a) (Scan b) (All Scans)

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Unitrade $ 190

SOLD for C$30.00
Will close during Public Auction
36 ng 20v image1859 2c rose Queen Victoria with Dash in Lower Right 2, unused (regummed), a fresh and quite appealing stamp. Accompanied by a (pink, because of regumming) 2015 Greene Foundation certificate. (Scan a) (Scan b) (All Scans)

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Unitrade $ 1,200

SOLD for C$275.00
Will close during Public Auction
Queen Victoria Era -- Large Queens Scott #21-33
LotNo. Symbol Cat No. Lot Description
37 nh 21, 21ii, 21iv image1868 ½c black Large Queen, mint never hinged horizontal strip of four, with "spur" variety on left 3 stamps plus "line over P" variety on left stamp. Fresh, fine and a great item for the specialist or exhibitor. Accompanied by a 2015 Greene Foundation certificate. (Scan a) (Scan b) (All Scans)

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Unitrade $ 1,150

SOLD for C$525.00
Will close during Public Auction
38 og 21iv image1868 ½c black Large Queen, with "Spur" Variety, mint with full original gun, paper hinge remnant, very nicely centered with a corner crease at bottom right, very fine. (Scan a) Unitrade $ 400

SOLD for C$65.00
Will close during Public Auction
39 ng 22 image1868 1c brown red Large Queen, unused (no gum) and nicely centered. The stamp has a tiny mark on the Queen's neck (not mentioned in certificate), still very fine. Accompanied by a 2015 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. (Scan a) (Scan b) (All Scans)

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Unitrade $ 1,000

SOLD for C$275.00
Will close during Public Auction
40 og 22a image1868 1c brown red Large Queen on Watermarked Paper, mint with full (disturbed) original gum, hinged and showing full letters "TH" of watermark. There is a tiny pinhole in the centre of the stamp, else fine-very fine and accompanied by a 2002 Green Foundation certificate. (Scan a) (Scan b) (All Scans)

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Unitrade $ 6,000

SOLD for C$425.00
Will close during Public Auction
41 E/P 22P image1868 1c brown red Large Queen Plate Proof, in colour of issue, on India paper. The stamp is cut close, but clear of design on all sides and has tiny edge faults. The fragile India paper shows some thinned areas, indicative of the naturally fragile nature of this paper, especially around the Queen's neck. Still a rare and desirable stamp. Ex. Brigham (Scan a) Est. $ 500

SOLD for C$110.00
Will close during Public Auction
42 og 23 image1868 1c yellow orange Large Queen, mint with full (disturbed) original gum, hinged. A very nicely centered stamp with bright colour, very fine. Accompanied by a 2011 Greene Foundation certificate. (Scan a) (Scan b) (All Scans)

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Unitrade $ 4,000

SOLD for C$1,450.00
Will close during Public Auction
43 og 24a image1868 2c green Large Queen on Watermarked Paper, mint with full original gum, lightly hinged, showing 95% of letters "HW" of watermark. The stamp has a light corner crease at lower left, still watermarked large Queens are quite rare with original gum, fine. Accompanied by a 2015 Richard Gratton AIEP certificate. (Scan a) (Scan b) (All Scans)

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Unitrade $ 4,000

SOLD for C$900.00
Will close during Public Auction
44 O 24a image1868 2c green Large Queen, Watermarked, used with 2-ring #3 cancel (Québec) and large part of letter "E" of Bothwell watermark, fine. (Scan a) Unitrade $ 250

SOLD for C$70.00
Will close during Public Auction
45 ng 24v image1868 2c green Large Queen with Major Re-Entry, unused (no gum), with major re-entry from plate position 7, showing strong doubling of the letters CANADA POSTAGE. A rare unused example of this variety and ideal to show the re-entry as clearly as possible. Fine. Accompanied by a 2015 Greene Foundation certificate. (Scan a) (Scan b) (All Scans)

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Unitrade $ 3,000

SOLD for C$1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
46 O 25a image1868 3c red Large Queen, Watermarked, used with light cancel and parts of letters "OTH" of Bothwell watermark, one short perf, very fine. (Scan a) Unitrade $ 600

SOLD for C$130.00
Will close during Public Auction
47 O 25a image1868 3c red Large Queen, Watermarked, used with grid cancel and parts of letters "UTH" of Bothwell watermark. The watermark has been drawn over in pencil on back to enhance it, very fine. (Scan a) Unitrade $ 600

SOLD for C$110.00
Will close during Public Auction
48 og 26 image1876 5c olive green Large Queen, mint with large part original gum, hinged. A lovely stamp, very nicely centered and very fine plus. Accompanied by a 2010 Greene Foundation certificate stating "paper is toned slightly". Still a very presentable stamp and worthy of the finest collections. (Scan a) (Scan b) (All Scans)

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Unitrade $ 5,000

SOLD for C$1,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
49 E/P 26TCP image1876 5c Large Queen Trial Colour Plate Proof in Blue, on vertical mesh stamp paper, with three margins plus one just touching design at right. Scarce and fine. (Scan a) Est. $ 350

SOLD for C$200.00
Will close during Public Auction
50 og 27a image1868 6c yellow brown Large Queen, mint with full original gum, relatively lightly hinged, fine-very fine. Accompanied by a 2015 Greene Foundation certificate. (Scan a) (Scan b) (All Scans)

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Unitrade $ 3,700

SOLD for C$675.00
Will close during Public Auction

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