Canada Essays and Die Proofs
Type: Various Groupings
A lovely grouping of essays and die proofs
Canada Scott #24a
2¢ Green on Bothwell Paper, the AWESOME and UNIQUE BLOCK OF EIGHTEEN (positions 81-89, 91-99) showing the ENTIRE TWO LINE ‘E. & G. BOTHWELL CLUTHA MILLS’ WATERMARK, a scintillatingly crisp and fresh MINT MULTIPLE with full colour and original gum, there are several sensible supports and this is the CORNERSTONE MINT MULTIPLE which is absolutely essential when assembling any INTERNATIONAL LARGE GOLD AWARD-WINNING COLLECTION of Large Queens. This often described ‘MOST IMPORTANT MINT MULTIPLE IN CANADIAN PHILATELY’ has graced many of the ‘storied’ collections of the past, including those of Jarrett, Firth, Lees-Jones, Smart, Kennedy, Kanee, ‘Lindemann’ and Brigham. (Please note that the left vertical pair – positions 81 and 91 – has been re-attached to its correct original location, as it had previously been incorrectly placed at the other end of the strip when sold or photographed and while in the Firth collection)
Canada Scott #32 (SG #57ac): 2¢ Green on LAID PAPER
2¢ Green on LAID PAPER with prominent horizontal laid lines and a most attractive blue straight line (REGIS)TERED cancel, the stamp has a small shallow thin and light vertical crease but is certainly the finest and most presentable of the three known examples of this WORLD CLASS RARITY, universally acknowledged as CANADA’S RAREST POSTAGE STAMP. It is the keystone item in Canadian philately and is an essential requirement for those seeking either a complete collection of the Large Queen issue or Canada in general and is one of the most FAMOUS and SOUGHT-AFTER STAMPS in the WORLD. It is accompanied by a 1935 Royal Philatelic Society of London certificate of genuineness. In the past, this treasure has graced many of the finest Canadian collections ever formed, including:Ferrary, Colson, Reford, Kanee, ‘Bayfield’ & Brigham
USA Scott #R133
Type: Red Orange, Green & Black, Second Issue, "Large Persian Rug"
Grade: VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A DESIRABLE EXAMPLE OF THE CELEBRATED $500.00 "LARGE PERSIAN RUG," WHICH IS ONE OF THE MOST COLORFUL AND ELABORATELY ENGRAVED STAMPS IN ALL OF PHILATELY. Catalogue Value is for VF appearance with minor flaws.
Catalogue: 17,500.00 USD
Choice centering, deep rich colors, herringbone cancels which slightly cut thru the paper (as intended), manuscript “Robert C. Hutchings, Surrogate, September 10, 1872”, extremely light horizontal crease. Couple trivial blunt perfs.