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CANADA TWO CENT MAP STAMP DOCUMENTS continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1401 p Sir William Mulock, Postmaster General of Canada, autographed letter signed, a most interesting and important historical document in relation to the Canadian 1898 2c Imperial
Penny Postage stamp, two double sheets with ms. letter encompassing sevSir William Mulock, Postmaster General of Canada, autographed letter signed, a most interesting and important historical document in relation to the Canadian 1898 2c Imperial Penny Postage stamp, two double sheets with ms. letter encompassing seven of the eight sides, datelined "Ottawa/Christmas 1898", to the Duke of Norfolk, the British Postmaster General, the subject of the letter is the congratulations to the Duke on the inauguration of the new Imperial Penny Post throughout the Empire and the letter starts, "At last Christmas Day has arrived and with it the inauguration of the "Inter Imperial Penny Post" Scheme, and this letter to Her Majesty's Postmaster General will be the first communication at the new rate to be stamped by the Post Office of Ottawa, the Dominion Capital...", attached to this letter is a 2c Black, lavender and carmine tied to a piece taken from the envelope used to send this letter on Christmas Day by a portion of the Ottawa duplex and showing a portion of the London receiving squared circle pmk., making this the first of the first day sendings on the inauguration of the Empire Penny Post rate, normal folds to the letter, very fine; a marvelous historical document of the greatest historical and philatelic importance for the 1898 Two Cent Imperial Penny Postage Stamp; ex-Bain. (imagea) (Image) Est. $4,000-5,000

SOLD for $2,600.00
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1402 ogp Sir William Mulock, Postmaster General of Canada, autograph collection of 2c Imperial Penny Postage issues featuring a lovely signature card with single tied by St. Catherine
St. WestMontrealDE 25 98 c.d.s., the inauguration date of the ImperSir William Mulock, Postmaster General of Canada, autograph collection of 2c Imperial Penny Postage issues featuring a lovely signature card with single tied by "St. Catherine St. West/Montreal/DE 25 98" c.d.s., the inauguration date of the Imperial Penny Postage scheme, on the reverse is a note documenting that Sir William Mulock signed this on February 25th, 1927 with Fred Jarrett handstamp, also includes a top margin block of four with his signature in the margin on June 27, 1934, Sir Mulock's 90th birthday, and a corner margin block of four with his signature on each stamp, blocks have o.g., most stamps with uniform "muddy water effect, very fine and attractive (Unitrade 85, 86). (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $575.00
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CANADA TWO CENT MAP STAMP ESSAYS AND PROOFS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1403 E 1898 3c Imperial Penny Postage photographic essay, a stamp size photo of the ink line and wash drawing listed in Minuse & Pratt 85E-A, mounted on card, very fine and unusual
this is one of two 3c designs for the Imperial Penny Post issue (see t1898 3c Imperial Penny Postage photographic essay, a stamp size photo of the ink line and wash drawing listed in Minuse & Pratt #85E-A, mounted on card, very fine and unusual; this is one of two 3c designs for the Imperial Penny Post issue (see the next lot); the origin of this essay is somewhat of a mystery, it is not known who created it or why it was submitted in the 3c denomination, rather than 2c, except the current first class postage was 3c; a rare original photo essay; 2002 Greene Foundation certificate. (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $550.00
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1404 E 1898 2c Imperial Penny Postage, die essay of the black portion with hand-colored colors for the carmine and blue, on thin bond paper measuring 51x37mm, this is a true essay and
not just a hand-colored die proof, the black is similar to the issued1898 2c Imperial Penny Postage, die essay of the black portion with hand-colored colors for the carmine and blue, on thin bond paper measuring 51x37mm, this is a true essay and not just a hand-colored die proof, the black is similar to the issued design (die F-139 1/2) but differs slightly in small details, printing is slightly weak at right, very fine; an incredibly rare essay being the only known example and even the Canadian Postal Archives has no example; 1990 Greene Foundation certificate; ex-Dale-Lichtenstein. (imagea) (Image) Est. $5,000-7,500

SOLD for $5,250.00
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1405 E 1898 2c Imperial Penny Postage, engravers model essay, stamp size original photo of the the artists drawing used by the engraver for proper layout and measurement in engraving
the die, this design is similar to the final design but differing in1898 2c Imperial Penny Postage, engraver's model essay, stamp size original photo of the the artist's drawing used by the engraver for proper layout and measurement in engraving the die, this design is similar to the final design but differing in the placement of the "Xmas 1898" inscription and the type of the value numerals, plus including elements not found in the issued design such as the Royal Seal "RIV" at top supporting the crown and label at bottom with "A.D.448-A.D.1898" indicating the period of the British Empire, this essay must have been used in the final stages of production as there are several minute pinholes along the frame from a compass used by the engraver for measurements indicating that it was used in the engraving stage, very fine; extremely rare and undoubtedly the only example of the engraver's model of this essay design; also accompanied by four different reproduction photos of rejected essays that are drastically different from the issued design; ex-Wellburn. (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,000.00
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1406 P 1898 2c Imperial Penny Postage, die proof of the accepted black engraved die F-139 12, printed directly on thin card showing virtually the entire die sinkage, measuring
70x60mm, the die number is above the design and the registration marks are f1898 2c Imperial Penny Postage, die proof of the accepted black engraved die F-139 1/2, printed directly on thin card showing virtually the entire die sinkage, measuring 70x60mm, the die number is above the design and the registration marks are found at both sides, tiny spot in the extreme top right corner of the card, otherwise extremely fine; an especially rare die proof in this extra-large size as many of the existing die proofs have been reduced to stamp size; ex-Dale-Lichtenstein. (Image) Est. $4,000-5,000

SOLD for $7,500.00
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1407 P 1898 2c Imperial Penny Postage, die proof of the accepted black engraved die F-139 12, printed directly on thin card, large borders all around measuring 55x45mm, the die number
is above the design and the registration marks are complete at both1898 2c Imperial Penny Postage, die proof of the accepted black engraved die F-139 1/2, printed directly on thin card, large borders all around measuring 55x45mm, the die number is above the design and the registration marks are complete at both sides, extremely fine and rare in this large size; ex-Bain. (Image) Est. $3,000-4,000

SOLD for $4,500.00
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1408 P 1898 2c Imperial Penny Postage, die proof of the accepted black engraved die F-139 12, printed directly on thin card, a stamp size example with large even margins all around,
mounted on an additional card measuring 44x33mm, very fine besides be1898 2c Imperial Penny Postage, die proof of the accepted black engraved die F-139 1/2, printed directly on thin card, a stamp size example with large even margins all around, mounted on an additional card measuring 44x33mm, very fine; besides being printed on card, rather than white wove stamp paper, stamp size die proofs are distinguishable from the black only plate proofs/imperforates in several ways, die proofs show much more detail so that extraneous marks show clearly and more completely, such as the diagonal scratch at the top left corner of the left value tablet, but die proofs of this issue also show preliminary scratches put in by the engraver for the potential position of Islands, there are several of these around the Islands of Africa and several in the Indian Ocean, these never show on even the very best printed plate impressions; ex-Wellburn. (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,600.00
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1409 P 1898 2c Imperial Penny Postage, die proof of the accepted black engraved die F-139 12, printed directly on thin card, a stamp size example with full large even margins all
around, very fine ex-Winmill.1898 2c Imperial Penny Postage, die proof of the accepted black engraved die F-139 1/2, printed directly on thin card, a stamp size example with full large even margins all around, very fine; ex-Winmill. (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,600.00
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1410 P 1898 2c Imperial Penny Postage, die proof of the accepted black engraved die F-139 12, printed directly on thin card, another stamp size example with full large even margins
all around, very fine Mr. Fawns award-winning collection is quite dis1898 2c Imperial Penny Postage, die proof of the accepted black engraved die F-139 1/2, printed directly on thin card, another stamp size example with full large even margins all around, very fine; Mr. Fawn's award-winning collection is quite distinctive for having five of these rare die proofs, they were garnered from all the previous major collections and represent a large portion of the black engraved die proofs that exist; ex-Blair. (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,250.00
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1411 P 1898 2c Imperial Penny Postage, typographed die proof for the carmine British Possessions, in black on glazed surfaced white paper measuring 98x73mm, uncleared showing the full
die block surrounding, referred to on the accompanying certificate as1898 2c Imperial Penny Postage, typographed die proof for the carmine British Possessions, in black on glazed surfaced white paper measuring 98x73mm, uncleared showing the full die block surrounding, referred to on the accompanying certificate as a "working proof" indicating that this was pulled in the course of production to check the progress of the engraving on the die, though from what we can determine all of the features of the design are complete, pin holes in the margin at bottom right having been attached to another sheet in the files, choice very fine; an exceedingly rare die proof believed to be the only known example in private hands, plus a search of the Postal Archives in Ottawa revealed no example there; 1991 Greene Foundation certificate; ex-American Bank Note Co. Archives. (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,350.00
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1412 P 1898 2c Imperial Penny Postage, typographed die proof for the lavenderblue oceans, in black on glazed surfaced white paper measuring 85x75mm, uncleared showing the full die
block surrounding, referred to on the accompanying certificate as a wor1898 2c Imperial Penny Postage, typographed die proof for the lavender/blue oceans, in black on glazed surfaced white paper measuring 85x75mm, uncleared showing the full die block surrounding, referred to on the accompanying certificate as a "working proof" indicating that this was pulled in the course of production to check the progress of the engraving on the die, though complete as used, pin holes in the margin at bottom right having been attached to another sheet in the files, choice very fine; an exceedingly rare die proof believed to be the only known example in private hands and not recorded in the Postal Archives in Ottawa; 1991 Greene Foundation certificate; ex-American Bank Note Co. Archives. (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,350.00
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1413 P 1898 2c Black, lavender and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, hybrid large die proof, attractive proof with exceptionally attractive and fresh colors, carefully trimmed around
the frame and die sunk on original card measuring 150x106mm, trivial edg1898 2c Black, lavender and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, hybrid large die proof, attractive proof with exceptionally attractive and fresh colors, carefully trimmed around the frame and die sunk on original card measuring 150x106mm, trivial edge tear to card at top, a brilliantly fresh proof, choice very fine; it was standard practice among bank note companies, and the American Bank Note Co. in particular, to make hybrid die proofs of stamps that had more than one color and required more than one pass through the printing press to complete, the reason for this was that the proof press and the dies were not set up for easy registration and the way die proofs were manufactured made it very difficult to print multiple colors in the traditional way, this was particularly true with this stamp which required one engraved and two typographed impressions, it was far easier to take a finished plate proof and sink it on card which not only looked like an ordinary die proof but was used in the same way for file records and for approval by both the bank note company and the Post Office Department; it is quite likely all of the very few known die proofs of this issue are hybrids; an extremely rare and handsome proof; ex-T. Gillilan. (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $1,100.00
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1414 P 1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, hybrid large die proof, a similar hybrid die proof as the previous, this using a proof with the blue colored oceans,
having large even margins, pressed onto original card measuring 91x83mm,1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, hybrid large die proof, a similar hybrid die proof as the previous, this using a proof with the blue colored oceans, having large even margins, pressed onto original card measuring 91x83mm, which in turn has been mounted on an additional card measuring 103x100mm, marked in pencil at bottom "F-139 1/2" indicating the original engraved black die, exceptionally fresh with bright clear colors, very fine and exceedingly choice; the notation regarding the die and the construction have all the hallmarks of having come from the American Bank Note Co. archives; extremely fine, being one of the few such proofs in private hands; 1999 Greene Foundation certificate. (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $1,200.00
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1415 Pog Postmaster Generals proof document addressing the production of the 1898 2c Imperial Penny Postage stamp, written on Postmaster Generals stationery with violet embossed crest
at left and colorless Private Secretarys Office embossed at right,Postmaster General's proof document addressing the production of the 1898 2c Imperial Penny Postage stamp, written on Postmaster General's stationery with violet embossed crest at left and colorless "Private Secretary's Office" embossed at right, affixed to the front and back is a set of three progressive plate proofs with handwritten explanation that the first impression was in black, the 2nd impression was the carmine of the the British possessions and the last impression adding the color for the oceans, the description concludes with "These are really not stamps, never having been gummed or perforated, but are intended merely to show the process of printing. They are the only stamps in the world requiring three distinct printings...", an issued stamp is shown at the end.The traditional theory, presented by Boggs, Volume I, p341, asserted that the black was printed first, then the oceans and finally the carmine. This document confirms beyond doubt that the carmine typographed plate was printed before the other typographed plate. This document was used as the basis of an article in Maple Leaves January 1993, Whole no. 241, pp9-11.This document was originally owned by Allen Whalen as a very young collector in his teens. In 1952 an Ottawa collector offered to trade a $10,000.00 house for the sheet, but Whalen refused. This was in the days when $10,000.00 was a lot of money. Regardless of the value, that collector knew that this unique proof document was a highly prized piece of postal history of the greatest rarity; ex-Bain. (imagea) (Image) Est. $10,000-15,000

SOLD for $7,500.00
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1416 P 1898 2c Imperial Penny Postage, imperforate progressive plate proofs on stamp paper, plate 2-A, position 26, without gum as issued, three different including black only, black
and carmine, and black, blue and carmine as issued, each a large margi1898 2c Imperial Penny Postage, imperforate progressive plate proofs on stamp paper, plate 2-A, position 26, without gum as issued, three different including black only, black and carmine, and black, blue and carmine as issued, each a large margined imperforate single, extremely fine; these have been variously listed by handbooks and catalogs as plate proofs or imperforates, terms that are both applicable, the variety with black and carmine only is not listed in Unitrade; a lovely matched set from the same position with only six or seven matched sets recorded; ex-W. Bradley (Unitrade #86a, 86v), (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $1,350.00
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1417 P 1898 2c Imperial Penny Postage, imperforate progressive plate proof on stamp paper of the black only, plate 2, position 37 having a major re-entry showing in several locations
but most apparent in the left 2 and in the bottom inscription, l1898 2c Imperial Penny Postage, imperforate progressive plate proof on stamp paper of the black only, plate 2, position 37 having a major re-entry showing in several locations but most apparent in the left "2" and in the bottom inscription, large balanced margins all around, choice very fine; an extremely rare re-entry and quite likely the only imperforate example of this major re-entry in black only; ex-W. Bradley (Unitrade #86v var.). (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $675.00
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1418 Pbl 1898 2c Imperial Penny Postage, imperforate progressive plate proof on stamp paper of the black only, an impressive bottom right corner block of 25 being a full quarter-sheet
from the sheet of 100, showing the American Bank Note Co. Ottawa1898 2c Imperial Penny Postage, imperforate progressive plate proof on stamp paper of the black only, an impressive bottom right corner block of 25 being a full quarter-sheet from the sheet of 100, showing the "American Bank Note Co. Ottawa" imprint at bottom, light creases and wrinkles affecting some stamps including a faint vertical crease affecting the center column, otherwise very fine; the collector believed that this was from the unissued plate 4, matching the markings of the plate 4 proof sheet in the Canadian Postal Archives in Ottawa, examination of certain plateable positions compared with the other four plates seem to confirm this, though recent study is not conclusive as to whether this is plate 4 or not; nevertheless this is the largest known multiple of the plate proof in black only from any plate; 1991 Greene Foundation certificate; ex-American Bank Note Co. archives. (Image) Est. $7,500-10,000

SOLD for $7,000.00
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1419 P 1898 2c Imperial Penny Postage, imperforate progressive plate proof on white wove stamp paper in black and carmine, plate 2-A, position 37 having a major re-entry showing in
the left 2 and in the bottom inscription and elsewhere, full large1898 2c Imperial Penny Postage, imperforate progressive plate proof on white wove stamp paper in black and carmine, plate 2-A, position 37 having a major re-entry showing in the left "2" and in the bottom inscription and elsewhere, full large even margins all around, extremely fine; an extremely rare re-entry and quite likely the only imperforate example of this major re-entry in black and carmine ;ex-W. Bradley. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $625.00
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CANADA TWO CENT MAP STAMP IMPERFORATE PLATE PROOFS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1420 P 1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, imperforate plate proof on stamp paper in the issued colors, plate 2-A, position 29 having a major re-entry with a
horizontal line through the bottom inscription and showing significantl1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, imperforate plate proof on stamp paper in the issued colors, plate 2-A, position 29 having a major re-entry with a horizontal line through the bottom inscription and showing significantly in the right "2c", large even margins all around, choice very fine; a rare re-entry with only a couple of imperforate sheets issued from this plate, this re-entry being only one position on the sheet; ex-W. Bradley (Unitrade #86a var.). (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction

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