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Lot 163

Canada, 1897, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 10¢ brown violet (Scott 57), o.g., never hinged, desirable example in pristine mint condition, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $500.
Estimate $350 - 500.
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Lot 164
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Canada, 1897, Queen Victoria Jubilee, $1 to $5 high values (Scott 61-65), a pretty group, the $4 centered to top, the others with solid margins all around; the $5 regummed, Very Fine group.
SG 136-140; approximately £5,850 ($7,600).
Scott approximately $6,600.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 165
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Canada, 1897, Queen Victoria Jubilee, $1, $2 and $4 high values (Scott 61, 62, 64), visually attractive and presentable group of key high values; some faults, Fine to Very Fine centering.
Scott $2,400.
Estimate $400 - 600.
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Lot 166

Canada, 1897, Queen Victoria Jubilee, $1 lake (Scott 61), o.g., never hinged, post office fresh, with large margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2009 Greene Foundation certificate.
Scott $2,900.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 167

Canada, 1897, Queen Victoria Jubilee, $2 dark purple (Scott 62), o.g., hinge remnant, gorgeous color; very small stain at top, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, with 2009 A.I.E.P. certificate.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $400 - 600.
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Lot 168
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Canada, 1897, Queen Victoria Jubilee, $3 yellow bister (Scott 63), Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $350 - 500.
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Lot 169

Canada, 1897, Queen Victoria Jubilee, $5 olive green (Scott 65), o.g. (slight gum loss from hinge removal), wonderfully fresh and absolutely perfectly centered; couple small, light corner bends, Extremely Fine appearance. A gorgeous stamp! .
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 170
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Canada, 1897, Queen Victoria Jubilee, $5 olive green (Scott 65), light purple face free cancel, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $400 - 600.
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Lot 171

Canada, 1897-98, Queen Victoria "Maple Leaf", ½¢-10¢ complete (Scott 66-73), eye-catching colors and clean paper, Fine to Very Fine.
SG 141/149.
Scott approximately $1,990.
Estimate $400 - 600.
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Lot 172
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Canada, 1897, Queen Victoria "Maple Leaf", 6¢ brown, plate proof on card, horizontal pair, Very Fine.
Unitrade 71P; C$450 ($340).
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 173

Canada, 1897, Queen Victoria "Maple Leaf", 8¢ orange (Scott 72), o.g., previously hinged, Extremely Fine.
Scott $250.
Estimate $250 - 350.
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Lot 174

Canada, 1898, Queen Victoria "Numeral", 2¢ purple (Scott 76), Ottawa imprint strip of 3, o.g., never hinged, choice centering, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $240 as singles.
Estimate $150 - 200.
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Lot 175
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Canada, 1899, Queen Victoria "Numeral", 2¢ carmine (Scott 77b), booklet pane of 6, o.g., never hinged, a beautiful pane; adherences in selvage and on one stamp, otherwise Post Office fresh, Very Fine.
Unitrade 77b; C$2,000 ($1,500).
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 176
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Canada, 1898, Imperial Penny Postage, 2¢ black, lavender & carmine, imperf (Scott 85a), upper left corner margin vertical pair, without gum as issued, bright and fresh with huge margins, Extremely Fine. Only 200 imperforate stamps are recorded.
Scott $550.
Estimate $400 - 600.
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Lot 177

Canada, 1903, King Edward VII, 2¢ carmine, type II, imperf (Scott 90A), top margin plate no. 13 block of 8, o.g., never hinged, large balanced margins, Very Fine, with 1983 Greene Foundation certificate.
Estimate $400 - 600.
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Lot 178
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Canada, 1903, King Edward VII, 2¢ carmine (Scott 90b), booklet pane of 6, o.g., never hinged, a lovely pane with each stamp nearly perfectly centered; slight adherence of interleaving paper, and a couple edge faults along margin, still Very Fine.
Unitrade 90b; C$2,000+ ($1,500).
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 179

Canada, 1908, King Edward VII, 50¢ purple (Scott 95), a beautiful stamp all-around, made even nicer by being never hinged, Very Fine.
Scott $2,350.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
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Lot 180
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Canada, 1908, Quebec complete (Scott 96-103), o.g., 5¢ never hinged, the entire set Post Office fresh, Very Fine.
Scott $1,123.
Estimate $350 - 500.
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Lot 181

Canada, 1908, 10¢ Quebec (Scott 101), o.g., never hinged, post office fresh and quite well centered, Very Fine.
Unitrade C$900 ($680).
Scott $500.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 182
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Canada, 1914, Unissued 10¢ Macdonald-Cartier Centenary, a plate proof on India die sunk on card of the Victoria Bridge design (one of two considered for the 10¢ value of the series) in a greenish black; India measures 73½ x 63½mm, with the card measuring 140 x 114mm (a size unlisted in Unitrade's discussion of the issue), Very Fine, a lovely piece of what might have been.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 183
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Canada, 1911-25, King George V "Admiral", unissued 6¢ value, essay in carmine on India on die sunk card; die number "O-G-421" printed above stamp design' "19" penciled on reverse, Very Fine, one of 12 known.
Unitrade 112x; C$4,500 ($3,380).
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 184

Canada, 1911-25, King George V definitives, 1¢ to $1 (Scott 104-130, 120a, 131-134), including wet and dry printings, coils (horizontal and vertical), plus the elusive 50¢ black (#120a), each clean and bright, Very Fine set.
Scott $2,611.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 185
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Canada, 1911-35, King George V, group of booklet panes (Scott 105a//218a), 11 in all, spanning the king's entire reign, from Admiral issue to Pictorial; each fresh and sound, with not a perforation popped; the lot comprises Scott #105a, 107c, 108a, 163a, 163c, 166a, 166c, 167a, 196a, 217a and 218a, all but the final two never hinged, Fine to Very Fine with better.
Unitrade 105a//218a; C$2,563 ($1,920).
Scott $2,030.
Estimate $600 - 800.
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Lot 186
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Canada, 1922, King George V "Admiral", 2¢ yellow green (Scott 107b var), booklet pane of 4 + 2 labels, a beautiful pane with pyramid guidelines (almost the entire pyramid!) in the selvage, o.g., never hinged, pretty color on white paper with pristine, never hinged gum; pencil notation at top left of selvage, Fine to Very Fine, specialist's delight.
Unitrade 107bi; C$6,000 ($4,500).
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 187
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Canada, 1918, King George V "Admiral", 1¢ dark green, experimental Toronto coil (Scott 131 var.), a beautiful vertical pair, with crisp design, bright color and clean paper—and perfectly centered to boot; top stamp lightly hinged, bottom stamp never hinged, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Unitrade 131iv; C$350 ($260).
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 188

Canada, 1926, King George V "Admiral", 2¢ on 3¢ carmine, thick over thin overprints (Scott 139 var), bottom margin vertical pair, a dynamic duo clearly showing the thick/wide overprint on the upper stamp, the thin/narrow overprint on the lower, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, a great item for the plater or the variety hunter.
Unitrade 139v; C$2,500 ($1,880).
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
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Lot 189

Canada, 1928, King George V "Scroll" definitives, 1¢ to $1 complete, imperf vertically (Scott 149d-159b), horizontal pairs, o.g., lightly hinged; 8¢-20¢ with minor gum toning, heavier on the 50¢ & $1.
Scott $2,805.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 190
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Canada, 1928, King George V "Scroll" definitives, 1¢-50¢ imperf vertically (Scott 149d-157b), horizontal pairs, o.g., 1¢, 4¢ & 8¢ never hinged, others lightly hinged (5¢ disturbed gum), Very Fine. It's estimated that only 250 pairs of each were produced.
Scott $1,420.
Estimate $600 - 800.
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Lot 191

Canada, 1929, 20¢ Harvesting Wheat (Scott 157), o.g., never hinged, post office fresh with nearly perfect centering, which has proven to be difficult to find as the SMQ doesn't even list a value for a stamp in this lofty grade, Superb, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate graded SUP 98.
SMQ XF-Sup 95; $400 for 95.
Estimate $400 - 600

The only price we would find is one graded lower in the grade of XF-Sup 95. If the U.S. market can be used to compare the issues, other Sup 98 stamps from the 1920's tend to bring two to four times the price of an XF-Sup 95 stamp
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Lot 192

Canada, 1929, 50¢ Bluenose (Scott 158), o.g., previously hinged, post office fresh with deep rich color, Extremely Fine, one of philately's most iconic stamps: the "Bluenose" schooner, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $400.
Estimate $250 - 350.
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Lot 193
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Canada, 1929, 50¢ Bluenose, "man on the mast" plate flaw (Scott 158 var.), light roller cancel, Fine to Very Fine. A nice used example.
Unitrade 158iii.
Unitrade C$1,000 for Fine ($750).
Estimate $350 - 500.
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Lot 194

Canada, 1929, $1 Parliament (Scott 159), with fresh never hinged original gum, simply a stellar stamp, with magnificent color, dead-perfect centering, Extremely Fine.
Scott $575.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 195
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Canada, 1930, King George V "Arch/Leaf", unissued 7¢ value, striking die proof in brown on India on 1mm-thick binder's board measuring 132 x 143mm; hinging tape at top reverse of no consequence, Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 196

Canada, 1930, King George V "Maple Leaf" definitives, 1¢ to $1 complete (Scott 162-177), rich colors, clean paper, wonderful centering—this set has it all; most lightly hinged or appearing never hinged, Very Fine.
Scott $515.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 197

Canada, 1938, Château de Ramezay, Montreal, $1 aniline violet (Scott 245i), o.g., never hinged, vibrant pastel color and balanced margins all around, which has proven to be difficult to find as the SMQ doesn't even list a value for a stamp in this lofty grade, Superb, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate graded SUP 98.
SMQ XF-Sup 98; $400 for 95.
Estimate $600 - 800

The only price we would find is one graded lower in the grade of XF-Sup 95. If the U.S. market can be used to compare the issues, other Sup 98 stamps from the 1920's tend to bring two to four times the price of an XF-Sup 95 stamp
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Lot 198

Canada, 1932, Quebec Citadel, 13¢ dull violet (Scott 201), o.g., never hinged, deep rich color and balanced margins all around, which has proven to be difficult to find as the SMQ doesn't even list a value for a stamp in this lofty grade, Superb, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate graded SUP 98.
SMQ XF-Sup 95; $285 for 95.
Estimate $300 - 400

The only price we would find is one graded lower in the grade of XF-Sup 95. If the U.S. market can be used to compare the issues, other Sup 98 stamps from the 1920's tend to bring two to four times the price of an XF-Sup 95 stamp
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Lot 199
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Canada, 1935, Silver Jubilee complete, plate proofs (Scott 211-216), the 1¢, 2¢ and 5¢ on India, the remainder on India on card; exceptionally crisp and clean as you'd want, each with the plate position penciled on reverse (1¢, 2¢ and 5¢ all "LR85"; 3¢, 10¢ and 13¢ all "LL21"), Very Fine, from the ABNC Archives.
Unitrade 211-216; C$750 ($560).
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 200
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Canada, 1946, 50¢ Lumbering (Scott 272), not quite the black forest, but definitely deep violet or purple—a striking contrast to the issued stamp; color proof on India on die-sunk card measuring approximately 226 x 152mm; some toning to the card, which also has several push-pin holes around its perimeter—but the proof and India are as fresh as the day they were pulled, Very Fine, sleep all night to bid all day on this one.
Unitrade 272.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 201
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Canada, Officials, 1912-39, five-hole "OHMS" perfins, a superb selection, from Admirals to Royal Visit plus two Airs; complete listing features #OA105, OA107, OA109c, OA110, OA115, OA117-OA118, OA165a, OA169, OA191, OA212, OA231-OA236, OA241a, OA242, OA246, OA248, OAC4, OAC6, chosen with an eye for quality, most are incredibly well-centered, with several as close to perfection as is possible, Very Fine, you won't see a similar lot again soon; imaged in full online, as these were not available to the public, Unitrade catalogues only as used—and these are mint, with many never hinged or very lightly hinged.
Unitrade C$2,386 as used ($1,790).
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 202
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Canada, Officials, 1937-49, King George VI, four-hole perfined OHMS selection (Scott O231//OCE4), comprising Scott #O231-O236, O241-O245, O249-O262, O268-O273, O285-O286, OC1, OC6-OC9 and OCE1-OCE4, o.g., #O273 and OCE1 never hinged, Very Fine set.
Scott $939.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 203

Canada, Official, 1949, $1 Ferry, "O.H.M.S." (Scott O10), o.g., never hinged, Superb, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded SUP 98.
SMQ SUP 98; $500.
Estimate $250 - 350.
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Lot 204
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Canada, British Columbia Telephone Co., 1918-46, 15 different (Hiscocks 13//41), Hiscocks numbers 13, 14, 16, 22, 24, 25, 28, 29, 34-37 & 39-41, without gum as issued, Fine to Very Fine. Panting value.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 205
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Canada, Canadian Pacific Telegraph, 1921 Frank in black, complete booklet (Van Dam TCP34), comprises five panes of 4 with interleaving behind the first four, issued to one "Mr. L. Belcourt"; surprisingly fresh with just a few small, very faint edge stains, o.g., lightly hinged, Extremely Fine.
Van Dam C$1,000 +++ ($750).
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
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Lot 206

Canada, 1915, War Tax Stamps, 5¢ blue to 50¢ black, both sets of overprints complete, each with diagonal "War/Tax" or "Inland/Revenue/War/Tax", the 5¢ and 20¢ in black, the 50¢ in red, o.g., beautifully centered sets; small gum thin upper left corner of 50¢ Inland Revenue, still Very Fine.
Unitrade MR2B-MR2D, MR2B1-MR2Di; C$2,080 ($1,560).
Estimate $500 - 750.
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