Canada - Stamp Auctions

British North America colonies formed the Dominion of Canada in 1867 by delegates from the British North American colonies of Upper Canada (Ontario), Lower Canada (Quebec), New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in a meeting London, with a draft of the British North America Act, agreeing to become provinces of the new confederation. The draft was approved by the House of Lords and the House of Commons, and Queen Victoria gave her royal assent to the British North America Act. The country officially came into existence on July 1, 1867, and it would eventually be called the Dominion of Canada, or, Canada. British Columbia and Prince Edward Island joined the Canada four years later. Newfoundland remained a separate British colony until 1949, when it joined the Canada.

British North America colonies stamps appeared in the middle of the 19th Century. The stamps of this period are very thought after and many great collections were formed and exhibited worldwide. These stamps are very popular and bring high interest in stamp auctions. On the other hand, collecting modern Canadian stamps can be educational, and it can be very collection at a reasonably small cost for the stamp collector. They offer a multitude of possibilities of study and research, including paper types, shade varieties, and plate varieties.

Lot 7069 - brit. colonies Canada -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction  321 - 332 Romania – Special Catalogue, Worldwide Rarities – The ERIVAN Collection – 2nd Auction, Schweiz & Liechtenstein - Day 5

Lot 7069 - brit. colonies Canada - Corinphila Auction AG Auction 321 - 332 Romania – Special Catalogue, Worldwide Rarities – The ERIVAN Collection – 2nd Auction, Schweiz & Liechtenstein - Day 5

1852/57: ½ penny deep-rose on medium wove paper, large margins all around, showing partial  "...Wright, Hatch & Edson New Y..." imprint at foot, fresh colour, tied to small piece by indistinct four-ring numeral; fine and scarce. Cert BPA (2020).

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brit. colonies Canada
Price: CHF 400.00
Lot 7068 - brit. colonies Canada -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction  321 - 332 Romania – Special Catalogue, Worldwide Rarities – The ERIVAN Collection – 2nd Auction, Schweiz & Liechtenstein - Day 5

Lot 7068 - brit. colonies Canada - Corinphila Auction AG Auction 321 - 332 Romania – Special Catalogue, Worldwide Rarities – The ERIVAN Collection – 2nd Auction, Schweiz & Liechtenstein - Day 5

1852/57: 10d. blue on thin wove paper, good to large margins all around, tied to 1856 envelope from Hamilton to a Major with the 20th Regiment in Ayr, Scotland, re-directed to Dumbarton, front with red "PKT. LETTER PAID LIVERPOOL" and London transit mark, a fine usage to a military addressee. Cert BPA (2020).

Corinphila Auction AG Auction 321 - 332 Romania – Special Catalogue, Worldwide Rarities – The ERIVAN Collection – 2nd Auction, Schweiz & Liechtenstein - Day 5

brit. colonies Canada
Price: CHF 1,000.00
Lot 7066 - brit. colonies Canada -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction  321 - 332 Romania – Special Catalogue, Worldwide Rarities – The ERIVAN Collection – 2nd Auction, Schweiz & Liechtenstein - Day 5

Lot 7066 - brit. colonies Canada - Corinphila Auction AG Auction 321 - 332 Romania – Special Catalogue, Worldwide Rarities – The ERIVAN Collection – 2nd Auction, Schweiz & Liechtenstein - Day 5

1852/57: 6d. slate violet on handmade wove paper, four good to mostly very large margins, showing portion of adjoining stamp at top, bright shade, cancelled with clear strike four-ring numeral "2" of Belleville in blue, extremely fine and choice. Cert BPA (2020).

Corinphila Auction AG Auction 321 - 332 Romania – Special Catalogue, Worldwide Rarities – The ERIVAN Collection – 2nd Auction, Schweiz & Liechtenstein - Day 5

brit. colonies Canada
Price: CHF 300.00
Lot 7070 - brit. colonies Canada -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction  321 - 332 Romania – Special Catalogue, Worldwide Rarities – The ERIVAN Collection – 2nd Auction, Schweiz & Liechtenstein - Day 5

Lot 7070 - brit. colonies Canada - Corinphila Auction AG Auction 321 - 332 Romania – Special Catalogue, Worldwide Rarities – The ERIVAN Collection – 2nd Auction, Schweiz & Liechtenstein - Day 5

1851/57: Pence issue selection, all four-margin examples, with 1852 3d. brown red with blue target cancel, orange red in pleasing bright shade tied to small piece postmarked Toronto, striking horizontal pair with rich colour, scarce 1857 1/2d. rose horizontal strip of three tied by "21" four-ring numeral cancels of Montreal, three further 3d. examples on cover, including 3d. red on laid paper on 1851 (27 Nov) mourning cover from Hamilton, cancelled in blue, 3d. sheet margin single on 1852 mourning cover from Three Rivers, and 3d. upper sheet margin single on 1854 cover from Prescott to Morrisburg, the singles quite fresh, the strip showing some overall uniform paper toning, covers with scattered soiling spots and example on 1852 cover oxidised, else a chiefly fine group of these desirable issues.

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brit. colonies Canada
Price: CHF 500.00
Lot 7064 - brit. colonies Canada -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction  321 - 332 Romania – Special Catalogue, Worldwide Rarities – The ERIVAN Collection – 2nd Auction, Schweiz & Liechtenstein - Day 5

Lot 7064 - brit. colonies Canada - Corinphila Auction AG Auction 321 - 332 Romania – Special Catalogue, Worldwide Rarities – The ERIVAN Collection – 2nd Auction, Schweiz & Liechtenstein - Day 5

Colony of Canada 1851: 12 pence black, deep fresh colour and good even margins, used with central clear target on entire letter with frontside despatch mark "HAMILTON JY 19 1852" to New York, with adjacent red "CANADA PAID 20 Cts", the stamp with slightest traces of pressed creasing at top, otherwise extremely fine, the cover remarkably fresh, described in the sale of the Weill Brothers' stock as ".. the finest recorded example of the 12 pence on cover." One of the major rarities of British North American Philately. Cert. BPA (2020)rnNote: Charles Firby and George Arfken, writing in BNA Topics ("The Twelve-Penny Black Covers", 2009, Vol. 66, No. 4) note eight genuine examples of the 12d. on cover; one is in the collection of H.M. King Charles III, and two others - an 1853 cover to New York, and a domestic usage within Canada (ex Brouse) - have not been recorded since 1911 and 1925 respectively. The example offered here is the earliest recorded usage of the 12d. black on cover to the United States, and if the Brouse cover is omitted, given its disputed 1852 usage, may be the earliest recorded example of any 12d. usage on cover.rnReference: Illustrated in Winthrop S. Boggs "The Postage Stamps and Postal History of Canada", p. 137rnProvenance: Alfred F. Lichtenstein, Dr. G. M. Geldert (H R Harmer 1968), Weill Brothers (Christie's 1989), "Foxbridge"rnrn 

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brit. colonies Canada
Price: CHF 50,000.00
Lot 7067 - brit. colonies Canada -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction  321 - 332 Romania – Special Catalogue, Worldwide Rarities – The ERIVAN Collection – 2nd Auction, Schweiz & Liechtenstein - Day 5

Lot 7067 - brit. colonies Canada - Corinphila Auction AG Auction 321 - 332 Romania – Special Catalogue, Worldwide Rarities – The ERIVAN Collection – 2nd Auction, Schweiz & Liechtenstein - Day 5

1852: 10d. blue on wove paper, ample to good margins all around, tied to small piece by light grid cancel, very fine. Cert. BPA (2020).

Corinphila Auction AG Auction 321 - 332 Romania – Special Catalogue, Worldwide Rarities – The ERIVAN Collection – 2nd Auction, Schweiz & Liechtenstein - Day 5

brit. colonies Canada
Price: CHF 400.00
Lot 7065 - brit. colonies Canada -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction  321 - 332 Romania – Special Catalogue, Worldwide Rarities – The ERIVAN Collection – 2nd Auction, Schweiz & Liechtenstein - Day 5

Lot 7065 - brit. colonies Canada - Corinphila Auction AG Auction 321 - 332 Romania – Special Catalogue, Worldwide Rarities – The ERIVAN Collection – 2nd Auction, Schweiz & Liechtenstein - Day 5

1852/57: 3d. brown-red on wove paper, vertical pair with good to large margins including ca. 3/5 mm sheet margin at foot, tied by 7-ring target to folded cover from Montreal (19 Dec) to Kingston, with double split-ring arrival backstamp (21 Dec), a scarce and very fine franking. Certificate BPA (2020) (SG 8).

Corinphila Auction AG Auction 321 - 332 Romania – Special Catalogue, Worldwide Rarities – The ERIVAN Collection – 2nd Auction, Schweiz & Liechtenstein - Day 5

brit. colonies Canada
Price: CHF 500.00
Lot 5064 - brit. colonies Canada -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction  321 - 332 Europe & Overseas Asia / Africa, Europe A –Z, Collections & Accumulations - Day 4

Lot 5064 - brit. colonies Canada - Corinphila Auction AG Auction 321 - 332 Europe & Overseas Asia / Africa, Europe A –Z, Collections & Accumulations - Day 4

1868: 15c. red lilac on thin paper, first printing, paying the ½oz. letter rate to England via New York, tied to cover to Stroud, Gloucestershire, by black grid cancel, postmarked Kingston (11 Apr), endorsed "per Cunard Steamer" at upper left, carried via the "Australasian" which reached Queenston on April 24, next-day Stroud c.d.s. arrival backstamp, small edge tears and faults, adhesive with some light toning, yet a rare and very early usage.rnProvenance: Collection Ron Brigham, Brigham Auctions, 22 February, 2014, lot 567, with his backstamp.

Corinphila Auction AG Auction 321 - 332 Europe & Overseas Asia / Africa, Europe A –Z, Collections & Accumulations - Day 4

brit. colonies Canada
Price: CHF 600.00
Lot 5061 - brit. colonies Canada -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction  321 - 332 Europe & Overseas Asia / Africa, Europe A –Z, Collections & Accumulations - Day 4

Lot 5061 - brit. colonies Canada - Corinphila Auction AG Auction 321 - 332 Europe & Overseas Asia / Africa, Europe A –Z, Collections & Accumulations - Day 4

1857: 1/2d. rose, fair to large margins, tied to cover by black segmented obliterator, endorsed "circular" at upper left, to the Master of Saint John`s Lodge of Freemasons in Cayuga, unsealed as appropriate, a fine example of this difficult rate.

Corinphila Auction AG Auction 321 - 332 Europe & Overseas Asia / Africa, Europe A –Z, Collections & Accumulations - Day 4

brit. colonies Canada
Price: CHF 250.00
Lot 5067 - brit. colonies Canada -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction  321 - 332 Europe & Overseas Asia / Africa, Europe A –Z, Collections & Accumulations - Day 4

Lot 5067 - brit. colonies Canada - Corinphila Auction AG Auction 321 - 332 Europe & Overseas Asia / Africa, Europe A –Z, Collections & Accumulations - Day 4

1873: ½c. black, perforated 11½ x 12, block of four on thin paper, full never hinged original gum, crisp impression and fresh bright colour, a scarce and fine multiple.rnProvenance: Collection Ron Brigham, Brigham Auctions, 22 February, 2014, lot 43.

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brit. colonies Canada
Price: CHF 200.00