Socked-On-Nose Three Cent KGV Scroll
You may wonder why we are featuring this Canadian stamp. We have several dozen examples with circular postmarks, many of them better centered than this which has only Fine – Very Fine centering. Many of ours came from an old-time stock of lovely stamps but the source was controlled mail from the mid to late 1930s, so the postmark dates are not legible or used after the normal period of use.
It is our experience that most values of the Scroll, Arch, and Medallion issues are tough to find with socked on the nose postmarks during the period of normal use; and one of the toughest is the three cent #151. This example has lovely overall quality. The postmark reads “Toronto, Ontario/Postal Terminal A” around the circumference, and is dated “AUG 8/ 10:30 PM/ 1929. Unitrade catalogue value is $13. Undated examples in our stock range from $4 to $8.