Canada 85-86 Proofs

Two different typographed “working” plate proof sheets of eight; the first is the “Blue Ocean Plate” and shows a marginal crayon notation “To machine Dept Nov 28 / 98 Canada Post Card Blue Plate”. The other sheet is the “Red Colonies Plate” with crayon annotation in margin “Canada Universal Post Card to Machine Shop Nov 28 / 98 Red Plate” at foot. Both with couple filing pinholes at corners of no importance. Both sheets are printed in black with uncleared surrounding black borders on glazed wove paper. A spectacular pair of proof sheets intended for the proposed Universal Imperial Penny Postage postal card, which was never issued. An absolute showpiece for either a Postal Stationery or a Map Stamp collection, Very Fine (Unlisted in Minuse & Pratt handbook)

Expertization: 2011 Greene Foundation certificate for each.

Provenance: American Bank Note Company Archives, Christie’s Robson Lowe, September 1990; part of Lot 1828.
Canada 85-86 Proofs
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Price: $3,500.00 (CAD)

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