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DoneWed, Mar 12, 2003 3:00 PM EST
Bell Canyon, CA, USA
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The Spring 2003 Stamp & Collectibles Auction

<div align="center"><strong>One of the Finest Canadian Stamp Collections <br><br /> to be Auctioned in Decades </strong> </div><br /> <p>Aurora Galleries International of Bell Canyon, California is proud to announce <br /> the inclusion of &#8220;An Engineer&#8217;s Collection&#8221;, a major mint <br /> Canadian stamp collection in our March 12th Auction. This collection consists <br /> of mainly mint singles (there are only about 30 used stamps included) in mostly <br /> VF condition with gum. It would appear as if only two major stamps are omitted <br /> from this collection (the 2c laid paper (Scott No. 32) and the 1c on 2/3 of <br /> 3c Port Hood Provisional (Scott No. 88C). The collection also includes back <br /> of the book issues (Airs, War Tax, Officials, etc) as well as classic booklet <br /> panes.</p><br /> <p>Highlight of the collection is the fabled 1851, 12p black in unused condition <br /> (Scott No. 3, cat. $80,000) with full four margins and rich color (horizontal <br /> crease). Another key issue is a mint pair of the 1c on 1/3 on 3c, Port Hood <br /> Provisional (Scott No. 88B) with part OG and signed Stanley Gibbons and Peter <br /> Holcombe, Ex. Ferrari and Dale Liechtenstein (unpriced as mint in Scott). </p><br /> <p>Of particular importance are the inclusion in the collection of virtually every <br /> shade, paper (no imperfs) and perf variety in the Large and Small Queen issues <br /> to say nothing of the other classic issues. Included are virtually all of the <br /> perf 11-1/2x12 varieties, the paper varieties (i.e. the 3c red, Unitrade No. <br /> 25iii on white blotter paper, cat. C$7,500), the watermark varieties (i.e. the <br /> 15c gray, mint, OG, one of two known, Scott No. 30d, cat. $9,000) as well as <br /> the shade and color varieties. Virtually all of the key stamps have one or more <br /> Canadian or US certificates and virtually all issues are defect free.</p><br /> <p>This collection will be offered in about 150 individual lots (and includes <br /> a mint Canada collection balance, virtually complete from Scott No. 160 to date, <br /> estimated at $10/15,000) as part of Aurora&#8217;s regularly scheduled March <br /> 12th stamp Auction. Other material included in the sale (an additional 150 lots) <br /> includes complete mint collections of San Marino and Vatican, large Russian <br /> cover lots (one man&#8217;s collection) and exceptional complete unexploded <br /> US booklets (from the 1930s to date). Let the fun begin.<br><br /> </p>
 
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