Item # S007536
Canada 110a-122a, MR4c
Mid 1920s Four cent to One dollar, a fabulous COMPLETE set of eight imperforate pairs including the very difficult War Tax 2c+1c brown Die II. All nine pairs originate from the upper right corner of the sheet and display the left-hand side of the guide arrow (see note below regarding the $1 orange pair).
Each pair is exceptionally fresh and surrounded by large margins; additionally, all except the 4c, 50c and 2c+1c War Tax are hinged in the sheet margin only, leaving the pair NEVER HINGED.
• 4c yellow ochre (Plate 6) negligible gum thin on right stamp, VF LH
• 5c violet, redrawn framelines (Plate 23), VF
• 7c red brown (Plate 7), VF
• 8c blue (Plate 1), pinhole at UR corner frame of right stamp, VF
• 10c bistre brown (Plate 25), VF
• 20c olive green, retouched vertical line in UR spandrel (Plate 9), faint bend, VF
• 50c black brown, re-engraved (Plate 4), usual faults as most known examples do,
confined to right stamp, VF appearance
• $1 orange (Plate 1), light vertical gum crease, VF
• 2c+1c dark brown War Tax, Die II (Plate 17) showing printing order "937G", ungummed as issued, VF
Only one sheet of each of these imperforates was printed, meaning a maximum of 50 pairs can exist. The One dollar imperforate sheet showed a very light impression of the plate imprint; see article in Admiral Log Volume XIII, December 2013. Accordingly, the guide arrow is absent. (Unitrade 110a-122a, MR4c; catalogue value $46,000)
Provenance: John Smallman (February 2018; Lot 1) Michael Roberts (Scott MR4c, December 2016; Lot 1284)
A WONDERFUL AND DESIRABLE COMPLETE SET OF POSITIONAL IMPERFORATE PAIRS. UNIQUE.