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CANADA TWO CENT MAP STAMP IMPERFORATE PLATE PROOFS continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1421 Pbl 1898 2c Black, lavender and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, imperforate, without gum as issued, handsome block of four with full wide margins all around, attractive colors
including a nice lavender shade for the oceans, bright paper, extremely fi1898 2c Black, lavender and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, imperforate, without gum as issued, handsome block of four with full wide margins all around, attractive colors including a nice lavender shade for the oceans, bright paper, extremely fine first printing imperforate block (Unitrade #85a; C$1,400.00). (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
1422 Pbl 1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, imperforate, without gum as issued, block of four with larger even margins, blue oceans show the muddy water effect,
very fine and choice (Unitrade 86a C$1,200.00).1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, imperforate, without gum as issued, block of four with larger even margins, blue oceans show the "muddy water" effect, very fine and choice (Unitrade #86a; C$1,200.00). (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
1423 Pbl 1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, imperforate, without gum as issued, choice block of four with larger even margins, the oceans are in a blue green shade,
extremely fine (Unitrade 86a C$1,200.00).1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, imperforate, without gum as issued, choice block of four with larger even margins, the oceans are in a blue green shade, extremely fine (Unitrade #86a; C$1,200.00). (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
1424 Pbl 1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, imperforate, without gum as issued, large left sheet margin block of four with wide even margins on the other sides as
well, a particularly fresh block with bright colors on white paper, the1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, imperforate, without gum as issued, large left sheet margin block of four with wide even margins on the other sides as well, a particularly fresh block with bright colors on white paper, the blue is an especially light and attractive blue shade, extremely fine (Unitrade #86a; C$1,200.00). (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
1425 Pbl 1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, imperforate, without gum as issued, impressive bottom left corner margin block of four with large selvage plus full even
margins on the other two sides, fresh and extremely fine an attracti1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, imperforate, without gum as issued, impressive bottom left corner margin block of four with large selvage plus full even margins on the other two sides, fresh and extremely fine; an attractive position piece (Unitrade #86a; C$1,200.00). (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $725.00
Will close during Public Auction
1426 Pbl 1898 2c Black, gray and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, imperforate, without gum as issued, a beautiful center-cross block of four from plate 1 with the crossed center lines
measuring 9mm horizontally and vertically, bright colors with the oceans1898 2c Black, gray and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, imperforate, without gum as issued, a beautiful center-cross block of four from plate 1 with the crossed center lines measuring 9mm horizontally and vertically, bright colors with the oceans being in a delicate gray color with barely a hint of lavender, fresh white paper, plus large even margins all around, extremely fine; an extremely rare position piece and quite likely the only known center-cross imperforate block of this plate from the lavender printing (Unitrade #85i). (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
1427 Pbl 1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, imperforate, without gum as issued, attractive center-cross block of four from plate 5 with the crossed center lines
measuring 4mm horizontally and vertically, full large even margins all ar1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, imperforate, without gum as issued, attractive center-cross block of four from plate 5 with the crossed center lines measuring 4mm horizontally and vertically, full large even margins all around, fresh bright white paper, extremely fine; an extremely rare position piece; this and the center-cross block of sixteen from the Sir Mullock collection are likely the only known imperforate examples of center-cross blocks from this plate in private hands (Unitrade #86a). (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $2,400.00
Will close during Public Auction
1428 Pbl 1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, imperforate, without gum as issue and mounted on original 18 inch cardboard, an impressive center-cross block of sixteen
from plate 5 with the crossed center lines measuring 4mm horizontall1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, imperforate, without gum as issue and mounted on original 1/8 inch cardboard, an impressive center-cross block of sixteen from plate 5 with the crossed center lines measuring 4mm horizontally and vertically, large even margins all around, bright colors with attractive blue oceans, extremely fine; this block from the plate 5 sheet mounted on cardboard comes from the collection of Postmaster General Sir William Mulock and is the largest remaining multiple being particularly desirable as a center-cross block (Unitrade #86a). (Image) Est. $3,000-4,000

SOLD for $3,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
1429 Pbl 1898 2c Black, lavender and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, imperforate, without gum as issued, bottom margin American Bank Note Co. Ottawa imprint block of six, large to
extra-large margins, nice colors on white paper, the lavender is a delica1898 2c Black, lavender and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, imperforate, without gum as issued, bottom margin "American Bank Note Co. Ottawa" imprint block of six, large to extra-large margins, nice colors on white paper, the lavender is a delicate shade showing some "muddy water" effect to several stamps, very fine and exceptionally choice; a lovely position piece of the first printing (Unitrade #85a; C$2,100.00 for three imperforate pairs). (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $1,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
1430 Pbl 1898 2c Black, gray and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, imperforate, without gum as issued, bottom left corner American Bank Note Co. Ottawa imprint block of eight (4x2), large
margins all around, fresh with attractive colors on bright white pa1898 2c Black, gray and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, imperforate, without gum as issued, bottom left corner "American Bank Note Co. Ottawa" imprint block of eight (4x2), large margins all around, fresh with attractive colors on bright white paper, the oceans being a pale color in the gray shade, trivial bend in bottom left stamp, choice very fine and an especially desirable position piece of the imperforates/proofs of the first printing colors (Unitrade #85i; C$2,800.00 for four imperforate pairs). (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1431 P/PB 86a 1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, imperforate, without gum as issued, top margin plate no. 1 block of four, large even margins on the other three sides,
attractive colors with oceans showing a slightly muddy water effect,1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, imperforate, without gum as issued, top margin plate no. 1 block of four, large even margins on the other three sides, attractive colors with oceans showing a slightly "muddy water" effect, fresh white paper, choice very fine; plate blocks of plates 3 and 4 are only known imperforate in the Canadian Postal Archives; while all plate blocks of this issue are very scarce, the imperforate/proof plate blocks are especially rare; the Fawn collection is the only collection that has plate blocks of the other three plates (Unitrade #86a). (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $1,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
1432 P/PB 1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, imperforate with carmine omitted, without gum as issued, full top margin plate no. 2 block of four, extra-large even
margins on the other three sides, vertical crease in the left pair, very1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, imperforate with carmine omitted, without gum as issued, full top margin plate no. 2 block of four, extra-large even margins on the other three sides, vertical crease in the left pair, very fine appearance; a particularly rare color combination, we have listed this imperforate/proof as Unitrade does because the normal progression of printing was black, carmine and lavender or blue, sets of three in this order are the usual, but examples with the blue and without the carmine are much rarer, in fact this plate block, showing a "muddy water" effect to the blue, is the only item in the entire Fawn collection that is found in black and blue without the carmine; a great plate block rarity and quite likely the only example known (Unitrade #86iv). (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $2,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
1433 P/PB 1898 2c Imperial Penny Postage, imperforate progressive plate proof in black only on stamp paper, without gum as issued, full top margin plate no. 5 block of four,
exceptionally large even margins on the other three sides as well, very faint vert1898 2c Imperial Penny Postage, imperforate progressive plate proof in black only on stamp paper, without gum as issued, full top margin plate no. 5 block of four, exceptionally large even margins on the other three sides as well, very faint vertical creases of no significance to this rare plate block, otherwise very fine; a very rare plate block of which no more than a couple can exist in private hands (Unitrade #86v). (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $2,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1434 P/PB 1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, imperforate, without gum as issued, full top margin plate no. 5 block of four, large selvage and full wide even margins
on the other three sides, oceans showing a rather strong muddy water1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, imperforate, without gum as issued, full top margin plate no. 5 block of four, large selvage and full wide even margins on the other three sides, oceans showing a rather strong "muddy water" effect, choice very fine; an attractive and very rare imperforate/proof plate block of which> no more than three or four were issued for this plate and certainly less than that are available to collectors today; this and the three previous imperforate plate blocks are an impressive array of these rare plate blocks and represent all three plates that are known imperforate in private hands (Unitrade #86a). (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $2,400.00
Will close during Public Auction
1435 Pbl 1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, imperforate plate proof on stamp paper in the issued colors, a full top left corner block of 25 being a full
quarter-sheet from the unissued plate 4, American Bank Note Co. Ottawa impr1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, imperforate plate proof on stamp paper in the issued colors, a full top left corner block of 25 being a full quarter-sheet from the unissued plate 4, "American Bank Note Co. Ottawa" imprint at top, large selvages and margins all around showing most of the crossed center lines in the bottom right corner, light vertical and horizontal creases affecting the center column and the next to the bottom horizontal row, extremely attractive and otherwise very fine.This quarter sheet and the quarter sheet in the next lot taken from the same sheet are the only known proofs or stamps from plate 4 in private hands. The definitive evidence for this identification is found not only in a number of plating features published in an article by the collector in Maple Leaves April 1992, Whole no. 237, pp303-305, but has now been confirmed by a unique major re-entry discovered by Ralph E. Trimble, President of the Canadian Re-Entry Study Group and published in the Re-entry Study Group Newsletter. He discovered by studying the plate 4 proof sheet in the Canadian Postal Archives that position 43 (the bottom center stamp in this quarter sheet) has a distinctive re-entry shifted 3mm down that puts diagonal dashes from the top cable frame line in the white space below "Canada" of the top inscription. This confirms beyond a doubt that this block and its companion in the next lot are from plate 4.It has been mentioned in the literature for years that a mystery unissued plate 4 existed but no one had ever found an example until the sheet of proofs was found in the Canadian Postal Archives. It was not until the American Bank Note Co. archives were sold in 1990 that these two blocks of 25 came into private hands. The block here is not only one of only two such blocks that are the only known stamps or proofs from this plate available, but furthermore the major re-entry in position 43 is the only known example available to collectors; 1991 Greene Foundation certificate; ex-American Bank Note Co. archives. (imagea) (Image) Est. $15,000-20,000

SOLD for $35,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1436 P 1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, imperforate plate proof on stamp paper in the issued colors, a full bottom left corner block of 25 being a full
quarter-sheet from the unissued plate 4, American Bank Note Co. Ottawa i1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, imperforate plate proof on stamp paper in the issued colors, a full bottom left corner block of 25 being a full quarter-sheet from the unissued plate 4, "American Bank Note Co. Ottawa" imprint at bottom, large selvages and full to large margins on the other two sides, light vertical and horizontal creases affecting the center column and the top and center horizontal rows, attractive and otherwise very fine; this quarter sheet and the quarter sheet in the previous lot come from the same sheet and are the only known proofs or stamps from plate 4 in private hands; 1991 Greene Foundation certificate; ex-American Bank Note Co. archives. (Image) Est. $10,000-15,000

SOLD for $13,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
CANADA TWO CENT MAP STAMP ISSUED STAMPS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1437 nhbl 1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, right sheet-margin block of ten showing the plate line between the fifth and sixth rows in the selvage, an exceptionally
attractive block with bright blue oceans, overall well centered with1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, right sheet-margin block of ten showing the plate line between the fifth and sixth rows in the selvage, an exceptionally attractive block with bright blue oceans, overall well centered with several choice singles, o.g., stamps are all never hinged, some hinge reinforcement of separated perforations in the ungummed selvage very fine-extremely fine (Unitrade #86; C$1,500.00 for ten singles). (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $525.00
Will close during Public Auction
1438 nhbl 1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, mint center-cross block of four from plate 1 with the crossed center lines measuring 9mm horizontally and vertically,
fresh and attractive, o.g., never hinged, very fine a rare position pie1898 2c Black, blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, mint center-cross block of four from plate 1 with the crossed center lines measuring 9mm horizontally and vertically, fresh and attractive, o.g., never hinged, very fine; a rare position piece even from the perforated sheets as very few center-cross blocks were saved (Unitrade #86). (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $1,050.00
Will close during Public Auction
1439 ogbl 1898 2c Black, deep blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, mint center-cross block of four from plate 2 with the crossed center lines measuring 5mm horizontally and
vertically, strong deep colors with the oceans being in the desirable deep blue1898 2c Black, deep blue and carmine Imperial Penny Postage, mint center-cross block of four from plate 2 with the crossed center lines measuring 5mm horizontally and vertically, strong deep colors with the oceans being in the desirable deep blue shade, o.g., bottom left stamp n.h., very fine and a rare position piece (Unitrade #86b). (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $950.00
Will close during Public Auction
1440 ogPB 1898 2c Imperial Penny Postage, top margin plate number blocks of four for plates 1, 2, 3 and 5, complete for all the plates that were used for the perforated stamps (no
perforated stamps are known from plate 4), plate 3 apparently was only print1898 2c Imperial Penny Postage, top margin plate number blocks of four for plates 1, 2, 3 and 5, complete for all the plates that were used for the perforated stamps (no perforated stamps are known from plate 4), plate 3 apparently was only printed in lavender, this example showing the "muddy water" effect as do plates 1 and 2 which have blue oceans, plate 5 is also in blue, plate 1 centered to bottom other three well centered, o.g., the stamps of plate 2 and 3 blocks are n.h. and two stamps in the plate 5 block are n.h., small vertical crease causing a tiny perf crack in one stamp of plate 2, fine-very fine; a scarce unit of all known plate blocks as few plate blocks were kept intact since sheets were often folded and split down the middle (Unitrade #85, 86). (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction

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