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CANADA - REVENUE STAMPS continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1085 c van Dam #SL1a van Dam SL1a, 1907 Saskatchewan 5c Coat of Arms Law stamp, Center Inverted, an incredibly well centered example of this very rare stamp tied to a complete 1908 Court document
(Affidavit for Garnishment), along with a single normal 5c valuevan Dam #SL1a, 1907 Saskatchewan 5c Coat of Arms Law stamp, Center Inverted, an incredibly well centered example of this very rare stamp tied to a complete 1908 Court document (Affidavit for Garnishment), along with a single "normal" 5c value, a single 10c and two 25c Law Stamps by a single blue crayon stroke cancellation, all five stamps with typical single punch cancel as well, the stamps affixed in "step" fashion, however the rare invert is fortuitously left mostly uncovered by the other stamps, very fine; perfect for exhibition; to our knowledge this is the sole example known of the inverted center on a document. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $2,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1086 O van Dam #SL17a van Dam SL17a, 1907 Saskatchewan 75c Coat of Arms Law stamp, second printing, double impression of the black print, with scroll background inverted, an extraordinary double
error being position 1 from the sheet of 25 (the sole position where thevan Dam #SL17a, 1907 Saskatchewan 75c Coat of Arms Law stamp, second printing, double impression of the black print, with scroll background inverted, an extraordinary double error being position 1 from the sheet of 25 (the sole position where the inverted background occurred on this value), the only recorded copy displaying both errors on a single stamp, the double impression of the black print is almost on top of one another, but obvious doubling can be seen in the frame lines, typical single punch cancel, attractively centered, intense color, very fine. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $525.00
Will close during Public Auction
1087 O van Dam #SL18, SL18a, SL1 van Dam #SL18, SL18a, SL19, 1907 Saskatchewan $1.00 and $2.00 Coat of Arms Law stamps, second printing, a remarkable plate reconstruction of these two values which can be found both with normal and inverted backgrounds, some sheets of the $1.00 were printed with only position 1 of the sheet of 25 with an inverted background, while others were printed where all the positions except position 1 were with inverted backgrounds, two sheet reconstructions are found (missing only one stamp) of these two types of sheets, plus a complete reconstruction of the $2.00 value where positions 1 to 24 are with inverted backgrounds, while position 25 is normal, all with typical punch cancel and a few with additional crayon cancellations, usual small flaws, overall fine-very fine; an almost impossible group to duplicate. C$5,300.00

SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
1088 O van Dam #SL19a van Dam SL19a, 1907 Saskatchewan $2.00 Coat of Arms Law stamp, second printing, double impression of the purple print, with scroll background inverted, an extremely rare
example of this unusual double error stamp, with the doubling of the purplevan Dam #SL19a, 1907 Saskatchewan $2.00 Coat of Arms Law stamp, second printing, double impression of the purple print, with scroll background inverted, an extremely rare example of this unusual double error stamp, with the doubling of the purple printing quite strongly shifted (to top) from one another, bright and fresh, couple of typical punch cancels as well as a single blue crayon stroke, nearly very fine; the first such example we have ever seen, let alone offered in our auctions. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $725.00
Will close during Public Auction
1089 ng van Dam #SE1a van Dam SE1a, 1911 Saskatchewan 25c Dull red Electrical Inspection stamp, bottom right leaf segment (border) inverted, an unused example of this most unusual and clearly rare
inverted variety, where only the two leaf segments in the bottom rightvan Dam #SE1a, 1911 Saskatchewan 25c Dull red Electrical Inspection stamp, bottom right leaf segment (border) inverted, an unused example of this most unusual and clearly rare inverted variety, where only the two leaf segments in the bottom right border are inverted to the other segments in the surrounding borders, quite bright and fresh, well centered, traces of o.g. (more than likely having been lifted off a document), very fine; only a very few examples are known. (Image) C$1,250.00

SOLD for $2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1090 p van Dam #SE1a van Dam SE1a, 1911 Saskatchewan 25c Dull red Electrical Inspection stamp, bottom right leaf segment (border) inverted, remarkably there is a second example in the Cunliffe
collection, however this one is in a se-tenant pair with a normal stampvan Dam #SE1a, 1911 Saskatchewan 25c Dull red Electrical Inspection stamp, bottom right leaf segment (border) inverted, remarkably there is a second example in the Cunliffe collection, however this one is in a se-tenant pair with a normal stamp and used on a portion of an original document (permit), the normal stamp at top and the inverted variety at bottom of a vertical pair, well centered, affixed to a portion of a permit, very fine; we cannot imagine that there are many of these errors known se-tenant in a pair with a normal stamp, let alone still being attached to an original document. (Image) C$3,450.00+

SOLD for $2,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
CANADA - POST CARD
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1091 ogc Unitrade #UX7d var. Unitrade UX7d var., 1887 1c Grey postal card, sextuple impression, three inverted, a stunning mint card displaying three normal impressions (two of which are almost on top of
one another) and three inverted impressions, two corners of card justUnitrade #UX7d var., 1887 1c Grey postal card, sextuple impression, three inverted, a stunning mint card displaying three normal impressions (two of which are almost on top of one another) and three inverted impressions, two corners of card just slightly worn, overall very fine; an eye-arresting error card. (Image) Est. $150-200

SOLD for $190.00
Will close during Public Auction
CHILE
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1092 ng 11a 11a, 1862 1c Lemon yellow, London print, double impression, one inverted, a lovely unused example of this distinctive error, with a strong inverted second impression, bright
vivid color, four ample to large margins, very fine priced only as use#11a, 1862 1c Lemon yellow, London print, double impression, one inverted, a lovely unused example of this distinctive error, with a strong inverted second impression, bright vivid color, four ample to large margins, very fine; priced only as used in Scott at a modest $200.00, and we believe there are very few unused examples known. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
1093 og 102a 102a, 1911 10c Ramón Freire, Center Inverted, fresh colors, attractively centered, o.g., h.r., just a tiny bit of gum loss in one area, very fine despite its relatively modest
catalog value as an inverted center, this stamp is rarely seen at au#102a, 1911 10c Ramón Freire, Center Inverted, fresh colors, attractively centered, o.g., h.r., just a tiny bit of gum loss in one area, very fine; despite its relatively modest catalog value as an inverted center, this stamp is rarely seen at auction and is the first example we have ever offered (Michel #101K). (Image) $800.00

SOLD for $1,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1094 O 104a 104a, 1911 15c Joaquin Prieto, Center Inverted, an extremely rare used example of this inverted center, one of the most elusive of the country, outstanding centering within
large margins, fresh colors, very lightly cancelled just in top left cor#104a, 1911 15c Joaquin Prieto, Center Inverted, an extremely rare used example of this inverted center, one of the most elusive of the country, outstanding centering within large margins, fresh colors, very lightly cancelled just in top left corner, faint trace of an inconsequential thin spot, otherwise very fine and exceedingly choice; acquired by Mr. Cunliffe in the February 25, 1963 H.R. Harmer Ltd. (London) "Inverted Centers" sale, where it was described as "excessively rare....with only three recorded"; priced in Scott only as mint (Michel #105K). (Image) as mint $1,000.00

SOLD for $23,000.00
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1095 og/nhbl 105a 105a, 1911 20c Manuel Bulnes, Center Inverted, an impressive top right corner sheet-margin mint block of six (2x3), wonderfully bright and fresh, well centered, o.g., five
stamps n.h., sixth lightly hinged, just the faintest trace of a couple of#105a, 1911 20c Manuel Bulnes, Center Inverted, an impressive top right corner sheet-margin mint block of six (2x3), wonderfully bright and fresh, well centered, o.g., five stamps n.h., sixth lightly hinged, just the faintest trace of a couple of tone spots (of very little importance), very fine (Michel #106K). (Image) for hinged $300.00+

SOLD for $675.00
Will close during Public Auction
1096 og 116a 116a, 1912 10c Bernardo OHiggins, Center Inverted, fresh mint example, centered just a bit to left as most are found, rich colors, slightly tropicalized o.g., fine and scarce
(Michel 102K).#116a, 1912 10c Bernardo O'Higgins, Center Inverted, fresh mint example, centered just a bit to left as most are found, rich colors, slightly tropicalized o.g., fine and scarce (Michel #102K). (Image) $500.00

SOLD for $525.00
Will close during Public Auction
1097 O 116a 116a, 1912 10c Bernardo OHiggins, Center Inverted, used, rather well centered, deep colors, lightly cancelled, trivial perf. flaw at left, otherwise very fine (Michel
102K).#116a, 1912 10c Bernardo O'Higgins, Center Inverted, used, rather well centered, deep colors, lightly cancelled, trivial perf. flaw at left, otherwise very fine (Michel #102K). (Image) $400.00

SOLD for $425.00
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1098 og/nhbl 131c 131c, 1916 10c Bernardo OHiggins, Center Inverted, a striking mint block of four from the first printing (type II), exceptionally bright and fresh, strongly off center to
bottom as are all known examples, o.g., top pair lightly hinged, bottom p#131c, 1916 10c Bernardo O'Higgins, Center Inverted, a striking mint block of four from the first printing (type II), exceptionally bright and fresh, strongly off center to bottom as are all known examples, o.g., top pair lightly hinged, bottom pair n.h., very fine; the first multiple we have seen offered at auction (Michel #122II). (Image) $1,300.00+

SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
1099 og 131c var. 131c var., 1917 10c Bernardo OHiggins, Center Inverted, the rare type III, unlike the stamps found in the previous lot (type II), there was another printing made from a new
plate where the frame was redesigned just slightly (E of CHILE join#131c var., 1917 10c Bernardo O'Higgins, Center Inverted, the rare type III, unlike the stamps found in the previous lot (type II), there was another printing made from a new plate where the frame was redesigned just slightly ("E" of "CHILE" joined, upper point of left star open and outside oval is complete), inverted centers from this plate are unheard of except for the example offered here and is believed to be unique, and unlike the inverted centers from the type II plate the centering on this stamp is much better, being just slightly centered to top, o.g., small h.r., minor thin spot and faint trace of toning, still fine; an important stamp for the serious collector of inverted centers of the world who desire to obtain every possible variety (Michel #122III). (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $2,900.00
Will close during Public Auction
1100 og 170 var. 170 var., 1929 10c Bernardo OHiggins, imperforate, frame double, Center Inverted, a gem bottom sheet-margin mint example of this three-error stamp, believed to be the only
example known, huge margins all around, exceptionally fresh, o.g., l#170 var., 1929 10c Bernardo O'Higgins, imperforate, frame double, Center Inverted, a gem bottom sheet-margin mint example of this three-error stamp, believed to be the only example known, huge margins all around, exceptionally fresh, o.g., lightly hinged, extremely fine (Michel #157 var.). (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $3,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1101 og/nhbl J48-58 var. J48-58 var., 1924 2c-5p Blue and red postage dues, Centers Inverted, in a se-tenant block of twelve, perforated 11 12, a striking mint block (2x6) containing all eleven
different values, plus and extra 5p high value, all with inverted centers t#J48-58 var., 1924 2c-5p Blue and red postage dues, Centers Inverted, in a se-tenant block of twelve, perforated 11 1/2, a striking mint block (2x6) containing all eleven different values, plus and extra 5p high value, all with inverted centers that are shifted to the bottom right, quite fresh, strong rich colors, o.g., lightly hinged on a few stamps, mostly n.h., one stamp with trivial toned perf., fine; a showpiece multiple (Michel #P39-49 var.). (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $450.00
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1102 ogbl Sellinger #21 Sellinger 21, 1907 10P Green and black Consular revenue stamp, Center Inverted, handsome block of four, well centered, rich colors, o.g., lightly hinged, one stamp with small
natural inclusion spot, very fine.Sellinger #21, 1907 10P Green and black Consular revenue stamp, Center Inverted, handsome block of four, well centered, rich colors, o.g., lightly hinged, one stamp with small natural inclusion spot, very fine. (Image) Est. $150-200

SOLD for $525.00
Will close during Public Auction
CHINA
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1103 237a 237a, 1915 $2.00 Hall of Classics, first Peking printing, Center Inverted, a marvelous example of this famous inverted center error, being the remarkable top sheet-margin
plate no. 1 single (also showing a portion of the imprint in the selvage#237a, 1915 $2.00 Hall of Classics, first Peking printing, Center Inverted, a marvelous example of this famous inverted center error, being the remarkable top sheet-margin plate no. "1" single (also showing a portion of the imprint in the selvage), possessing strong bright colors and highly detailed impressions, full original gum that has only been lightly hinged, a trivial translucent spot in top right margin mentioned for accuracy only, fine.The attractive Arch of the Hall of Classics design used on the dollar values of the Junk series was printed in sheets of 50 (10x5) in the Peking printings. Only one sheet of this error was found in the Hankow post office, making a total of only 50 such stamps originally printed and, of course, this is unique as the sole plate number single from the sheet.This is only the second example of this rarity we have ever had the pleasure to offer in our auctions. A fresh example with slightly irregular perforations at left realized $26,500.00, plus the buyer's premium, in our September 2005 Collector's Series Sale (Chan #245a; $22,000.00). (Image) $20,000.00

SOLD for $60,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
COLOMBIA
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1104 og 331a 331a, 1910 12c Camilo Torres, Center Inverted, fairly well centered, deep rich colors, o.g., h.r., some slight album page adhesion specks at bottom, very fine (Michel
227K).#331a, 1910 1/2c Camilo Torres, Center Inverted, fairly well centered, deep rich colors, o.g., h.r., some slight album page adhesion specks at bottom, very fine (Michel #227K). (Image) $425.00

SOLD for $475.00
Will close during Public Auction

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