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M-mint(unused) U-used LH-light hinge WMK-watermark VF-very fine HR-hinge remnant PERF-perforation SS-souvenir sheet CDS - circle date stamp var-Variety

**Stamps Fine unless otherwise indicated**Some EFO's may contain faults

Sc-Scott SG-Stanley Gibbons Yv-Yvert Mi-Michel UCS-Unitrade Canada Specialized DAR-Darnell

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Canada #1587 90¢ Christmas Issue with Green Colour Missing

- Green background colour missing from lower pair

- in UL plate block - upper pair green background, lower pair gold background

There may have been a sheet that overlapped this sheet when the green was applied - you can see the green colour where it came through the perf holes of the overlapping sheet

Upper pair printing is green, lower pair printing is gold

**Fading from light or chemical would make the upper pair show colour missing, not the pair that had the overlapped sheet**

 

Our price is only $1250.00 USD

 


 

Canada 14 cent Natural Resources Plate block of 4, Mint Never Hinged showing SILVER double Print - SC#765i

Canada 14 cent Natural Resources Plate block of 4, Mint Never Hinged showing SILVER double print, Unitrade Canada Specialized catalogue #765i.

The silver is clearly doubled on CANADA. Unitrade lists these as a se-tenant pair - This is a plate block.

Our price is only $300.00 USD


 

 

Canada 32 cent Canadian Feminists Plate block of 4, Mint Never Hinged showing major TAG SHIFT - Rose G1a, Unitrade Canada Specialized catalogue #1048a.

The tagging on this plate block has shifted to the right so that it runs directly over the 2 in the 32 cent value, causing a single bar tag on the stamps.Unitrade comments on these stamps, which are from the left side of a pane of untagged stamps.


Our price is only $150.00 USD

Sale: -10%


 

Brazil Airmail SC#C95 missing partial background - MNH

Brazil Airmail SC#C95 missing partial background - MNH - Brazil airmail SCOTT #C95 with part of the background missing, with regular to show the difference.

Here is a better image of the error:

Our Price $50.00


Russia SC#3257 Misperf

Congress Palace Moscow and the map of Russia - 1966 issue

Perorations on this stamp are almost perfectly centered between the upper and lower stamp.

 

Our price is only $75.00 USD

Sale: -10%


 

Canada 17 cent Parliament Plate block of 4, Mint Never Hinged showing major TAG SHIFT - Rose G1aC, Unitrade Canada Specialized catalogue #790.

The tagging on this plate block has shifted to the right so that it runs directly over the Peace Tower on the Parliament buildings and catches the bottom of the "Design" imprint in the selvedge (as illustrated by the yellow marks)

Here is a photograph of the tag shift under long wave UV lamp:


Our price is only $75.00 USD

Sale: -10%



Canada $1.00 Fundy corner block of 4, Mint Never Hinged showing an albino doubling of the CANADA imprint, Unitrade Canada Specialized catalogue #726ii.

With the reverse embossing, you can easily see that not only has the black imprint shifted well to the right from the raised lettering, but the red circles show the visible doubling of the lettering where the kiss print has occurred.

Unitrade lists #726ii as blank corner block of 4 at $1,750.00 CDN. Here is a chance to own one of the tougher modern rarities at under 1/2 catalogue.
If you have questions about this lot ..........PLEASE ASK!


Our price is only $750.00 USD

Sale: -10%


United States SC#1055a Coil Pair - Misperf

Mint, Never Hinged coil pair with dramatic misperf showing right through the design. Tagged pair with small holes and shiny gum

 

Our price is only $65.00 USD

Sale: -10%


 

Great Britain SC #874a Sir Rowland Hill Souvenir Sheet Gold Doubled Mint Never Hinged

This is the souvenir sheet issued for the Death Centenary of Sir Rowland Hill, that was released in 1979 to promote the London 1980 International Stamp Show. Note the Gold Queen Heads (most noticeable on the bottom two stamps) which is doubled. Here is a closer view:

There are several errors noted on this sheet, but this is unlisted, as far as I can find. This will be shipped open, with the original Post Office card and packaging.


Our price is only $100.00 USD

Sale: -10%


Canada SC #555 - 7 cent Christmas Snowflake Mis-perforation Pair Mint Never Hinged

Dramatic misperf margin PAIR (single illustrated in Darnell (#612-MP) EFO catalogue pg 191)

If you have questions about this lot ..........PLEASE ASK!

Our price is only $60.00 USD - SOLD



Republique du Niger 1F, SC#91 with missing colour.

The black circles will show the more noticeable YELLOW missing areas from the stamp (pictured with normal). The stamp is Yvert #97, Michel #1 mint, never hinged and appears to be an unlisted FRENCH COLONIES error.
If you have questions about this lot ..........PLEASE ASK!


Our price is only $50.00 USD

Sale: -10%



Republique du Niger 2F, SC#92 with missing colour.

The black circles will show the more noticeable YELLOW/Light GREEN missing areas from the stamp (pictured with normal). Even the lettering at the bottom of the stamp shows the colour variation. The stamp is Yvert #98, Michel #2 mint, never hinged and appears to be an unlisted FRENCH COLONIES error.
If you have questions about this lot ..........PLEASE ASK!


Our price is only $50.00 USD

Sale: -10%


Canada Unitrade #607ii Repellex Error

1972 8c Christmas MISSING RED due to REPELLEX ERROR on lower 2 stamps in LL blank corner block of 6 (70% to 20% Missing) Candle Flame is yellow instead of Orange & background is Light Blue instead of Violet. Mint, Very Fine, Never Hinged.

If you have questions about this lot ..........PLEASE ASK!


Our price is only $500.00 USD



Sultanate of Oman 75b on 250b surcharge, SC#190C with August 30/78 CDS from 1978 overprint set.

The back of the stamp shows hinge remnant (red spot on hinge) as well as a small hinge remnant to the right of the spot. That does not appear to be damage to the paper, simply another remnant. For the record, there is also a natural paper inclusion lower left and one perf shows a wrinkle. Scott lists this stamp at $2,250.00 USD.
If you have questions about this lot ..........PLEASE ASK!


Our price is only $600.00 USD




Prince Edward Island pair of Mint Queen Victoria 4d black on yellowish paper, mint with listed and unlisted plate flaws.

Column 3 row 4 and column 4 row 4 both have constant plate varieties with the left stamp having the break in the lower value scroll, as well as, the break in the upper shading lines in front of the Queens forehead. The right stamp has Unitrade #9v, the "FOUP" variety (the large colour spot in the leg of the "R" of FOUR).

There is also the joined frame line between the two stamps. These are confirmed in the Firby auction, March 26th 2005, The Martyn Cusworth Colonial Prince Edward Island Stamps and Postal History auction, in which full and part panes were sold. The gum on these is toned in a few spots.
If you have questions about this lot ..........PLEASE ASK!


Our price is only $60.00 USD


Canada Unitrade #604vi Imperforate Vertical Pair

Vertical imperf pair of the Canada 8 cent coil definitive. No score line. Mint, Very Fine, Never Hinged


Our price is only $25.00 USD SOLD


1956 MONACO ROYAL WEDDING DELUXE PROOF SOUVENIR SHEETS

1956 MONACO ROYAL WEDDING DELUXE PROOF SOUVENIR SHEETS; Two 'epreuves de luxe', one for regular issue stamps #366-70 and one for Airmails #C46-48. Perforated and gummed, each Mint Never Hinged. Some minor wrinkles, still very fine. Referenced in Michel and Yvert catalogues at well over €500 for the pair of sheets.


Our price is only $350.00 USD


 

 

 


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