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Canada

Queen Victoria Era -- Large Queens
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1 E   imageSMALL TYPOGRAPHED DIE ESSAY, the UNFINISHED DESIGN (without the scrolls added to the outer frameline) on THIN SURFACED CREAM-COLOURED CARD (24x30mm) and the design and outer border portion is printed in BRIGHT ROSE PINK, scarce and very fine. Ex - Menich, Brigham. (Image) Est. C$1,500

SOLD for C$900.00
Will close during Auction
2 E   imageSMALL TYPOGRAPHED DIE ESSAY, the UNFINISHED DESIGN (without the scrolls added to the outer frameline) on THIN SURFACED CREAM-COLOURED CARD (24x30mm) and the design and outer border portion is printed in GREEN, scarce and very fine. Ex-Richardson, 'Lindemann', Brigham. (Image) Est. C$1,500

SOLD for C$950.00
Will close during Auction
3 E   imageLARGE TYPOGRAPHED PROGRESSIVE DIE ESSAY, the UNFINISHED DESIGN (without the scrolls added to the outer frameline) on THIN SURFACED CREAM-COLOURED CARD (55x64mm) printed in DEEP GREEN, WITHOUT THE SQUARE UNCOLOURED 'STAMP-LIKE' BORDER usually surrounding the stamp, a VERY RARE ESSAY, choice and very fine. Ex - Brigham. (Image) Est. C$3,500

SOLD for C$2,100.00
Will close during Auction
4 E   imageLARGE TYPOGRAPHED DIE ESSAY, the UNFINISHED DESIGN (without the scrolls added to the outer frameline) on THIN SURFACED CREAM-COLOURED CARD (57x68mm) and the printed portion (51x63mm) is in BRIGHT ROSE PINK, leaving a 3mm border around the edge to mimic die sinkage, a RARE DIE ESSAY, choice and very fine. Ex - Brigham. (Image) Est. C$3,000

SOLD for C$1,800.00
Will close during Auction
5 E   imageLARGE TYPOGRAPHED DIE ESSAY, the UNFINISHED DESIGN (without the scrolls added to the outer frameline) on THIN SURFACED CREAM-COLOURED CARD (60x69mm) and the printed portion (51x63mm) is in DARK YELLOW GREEN, leaving a 5mm border around the edge to mimic die sinkage, a RARE DIE ESSAY, choice and very fine. Ex - Menich, Brigham. (Image) Est. C$3,000

SOLD for C$1,800.00
Will close during Auction
6 E   imageLARGE TYPOGRAPHED DIE ESSAY, the FINISHED DESIGN, with the SCROLLS ADDED TO THE OUTER FRAMELINES on THIN SURFACED CREAM-COLOURED CARD (56x66mm) in DARK YELLOW GREEN, a RARE FINISHED DIE ESSAY, shallow thin (far away from design), otherwise very fine. Ex - Menich, Brigham. (Image) Est. C$2,500

SOLD for C$1,650.00
Will close during Auction
7 E   imageLARGE TYPOGRAPHED DIE ESSAY, the FINISHED DESIGN, with the SCROLLS ADDED TO THE OUTER FRAMELINES on THIN SURFACED CREAM-COLOURED CARD (58x65mm) in FULL BLACK, a RARE FINISHED DIE ESSAY, shallow thin (far away from design), otherwise very fine. Ex - Brigham (Image) Est. C$3,500

SOLD for C$2,100.00
Will close during Auction
8 E   imageBritish American Bank Note Co. MASTER DIE ESSAY on India paper (26x22mm), mounted on thin 'backed' manila card (30x23mm), depicting a BEAVER in central oval surmounted by curved line, with clear oval surround and decorative outer oval and border, with four open circles at corners (for eventual placement of denomination - see also lot 13), probably from the 'softened' state of the die (see next lot), a unique and most attractive SHOWPIECE. Ex - Brigham. (Image) Est. C$5,000

SOLD for C$3,750.00
Will close during Auction
9 E   imageBritish American Bank Note Co. MASTER DIE ESSAY on India paper (36x29mm), mounted on thin greyish card (37x36mm), with same design and border as above (see also lot 13), but this one slightly darker and clearer (from a hardened die?) and with manuscript notation above 'See Soft die', a unique and most attractive SHOWPIECE, and a wonderful companion lot to above. Ex - Brigham. (Image) Est. C$5,000

SOLD for C$3,750.00
Will close during Auction
10 E   imageBritish American Bank Note Co. MASTER DIE ESSAY, depicting TWO DIFFERENT BEAVERS, both cut close to CENTRAL OVAL and printed on India paper, mounted on thin greyish card (31x42mm), in the form of a 'COMPOUND' proof with manuscript notations 'See Mics die 1081' and 'See Stamp die 232', a unique and remarkable SHOWSTOPPER . Ex - Brigham. (Image) Est. C$10,000

SOLD for C$8,000.00
Will close during Auction
11 E   imageBritish American Bank Note Co. COMPOUND MASTER DIE ESSAY, with se-tenant CENTRAL PORTRAIT OVALS of PRINCE ALBERT & QUEEN VICTORIA printed on glazed wove paper (55x32mm), mounted on thin 'backed' manila card (55x33mm), with printed (reversed) die number 'A2' overtop Prince Albert and manuscript notation '2A' between ovals, some 'uncleared' guidelines and small paper fault top right, a wonderful and RARE PROOF with tremendous eye-appeal. Ex - Brigham. (Image) Est. C$10,000

SOLD for C$6,000.00
Will close during Auction
12 E   imageBritish American Bank Note Co. COMPOUND MASTER DIE ESSAY, with se-tenant CENTRAL PORTRAIT OVALS of PRINCE ALBERT & QUEEN VICTORIA printed on white wove paper (56x28mm), mounted on thin 'backed' manila card (85x31mm), with manuscript notation 'no 2a' between ovals, some 'uncleared' guidelines between designs, a unique and astonishing DISPLAY PIECE. Ex - Brigham. (Image) Est. C$10,000

SOLD for C$6,500.00
Will close during Auction
13 E   imageBritish American Bank Note Co. MASTER DIE ESSAY, with PORTRAITS of QUEEN VICTORIA and PRINCE ALBERT in CENTRAL OVAL with clear oval surround and decorative outer oval and border and printed on India paper, Victoria with two open circles at top and blank banner at bottom (21x32mm) and Prince Albert with four open circles at corners (21x25mm), mounted on thin 'backed' manila card (51x34mm), in the form of a 'COMPOUND' proof, quite lovely and a true 'Gold Medal' worthy display item. Ex - Brigham. (Image) Est. C$10,000

SOLD for C$6,250.00
Will close during Auction
14 TCcP   imageBritish American Bank Note Co upper left corner margin portion of the TRADE SAMPLE SHEET in DARK BROWNISH RED, showing the $1 Widow Weeds Bill Stamp at top and the 2¢ Large Queen at bottom, the usual crease at bottom and tape on back (most of these were folded for storage at some point) and barest hint of the usual 'droplet' stain in left margin, still a wonderful SHOWPIECE and - together with the next lot - re-creates the entire upper left portion of the sheet. Ex - Brigham. (Image) Est. C$7,500

SOLD for C$4,500.00
Will close during Auction
15 TCcP   imageBritish American Bank Note Co left margin portion of the TRADE SAMPLE SHEET in DARK BROWNISH RED, showing the ENTIRE LEFT PART OF THE SHEET BESIDE THE CENTRAL VIGNETTE, with eight stamps in all including the 20¢ and 30¢ Widow Weeds Bill Stamps, the 1¢ Small Queen at bottom and five LARGE QUEENS - the ½¢, two 2¢ and two 12½¢, usual crease at bottom (mostly between stamps) and tape on back (most of these were folded for storage at some point) and barest hint of the usual 'droplet' stain in left margin, still a BREATHTAKING and 'GOLD-MEDAL WORTHY' RARITY which, together with the previous lot, re-creates the entire upper left portion of the sheet. Ex - 'Lindemann', Brigham (Image) Est. C$12,500

SOLD for C$6,250.00
Will close during Auction
16 c 15 image15: 5¢ Beaver tied by Montreal 6 JU '68 Berri duplex to REGISTERED cover to Beauharnois, with same day receiver on back, slight cover bends, otherwise fine, and this 'use-up' usage of the earlier Provincial 5¢ stamp to pay the entire 3¢ postage plus 2¢ registration rates during the Dominion of Canada period is EXTREMELY RARE, this being one of TWO SUCH FRANKINGS KNOWN Ex - Brigham. (Image) Est. C$1,500

SOLD for C$900.00
Will close during Auction
17 c 24b,25,27,U2 image24b,25,27,U2: 2¢ green on thin paper, 3¢ and 6¢ Large Queens all cancelled/tied by targets to identically cancelled TEN CENT 'NESBITT' STATIONERY ENVELOPE with straightline REGISTERED from Dunnville 21 MY 1868, up-rated to 21¢ total for trans-Atlantic registered use to IRELAND (8¢ registration plus 12½¢ Canadian Packet postage = 20½¢, overpaid by ½¢), same day RPOs and Toronto transit on back, alongside 2 JU DUBLIN REGISTERED receiver, some (mostly) minor opening tears at top, a FOUR COLOUR FRANKING and gorgeous 'Gold Medal' class DISPLAY PIECE, with 1999 Greene Foundation certificate. Ex - Brigham. (Image) Est. C$10,000

SOLD for C$9,000.00
Will close during Auction
18 og 21-30 image21-30: A 'challenging-to-assemble' basic set of ten values COMPLETE in scarce HORIZONTAL PAIRS, all with very fresh colour and impression and full original gum (mostly with hinge remnants), a few small faults (mostly perforation, gum disturbance or hinging problems) but all are attractive and appear fine to very fine. A most presentable set of pairs, the 3¢ with 1990 Greene Foundation certificate. Ex - Brigham. (Image) (imagea) (imageb) (imagec)

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CV. C$22,280

SOLD for C$10,000.00
Will close during Auction
19 P 21P image21P: ½¢ LARGE PROGRESSIVE DIE PROOF showing only the CENTRAL PORTRAIT VIGNETTE used for the half cent value in BLACK on India paper (34x38mm), showing partial die sinkage at left and natural India paper fiber underneath, an extremely fine and unique CORNERSTONE EXHIBITION PIECE. Ex - Grant Glassco, Morris, Nickle & Brigham. (Image) Est. C$15,000

SOLD for C$8,500.00
Will close during Auction
20 P 21P image21P: ½¢ LARGE DIE PROOF in BLACK on india paper (22x31mm), an exceptionally RARE and very fine PRESENTATION or EXHIBITION ITEM. Ex - Lindsey, Brigham. (Image) Est. C$10,000

SOLD for C$8,000.00
Will close during Auction

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