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Commentary No. 12 - 17 August, 2000

New Record Prices Realised in 2000

 
During the current year, we have been adding to the number of sets for which we have been providing the prices realised at auction during the past 15 years.  These details may be found at our Prices realised at auctions for a selection of popular Canadian Stamps page.  Soon these statistics will be updated to include the first six months of 2000.  The overall trend is clearly upward.

36 New Record Prices!
The prices realised at auction during the first six months of this year have broken a number of previous records.  This continues the trend of the last four years during which the number of new record prices has been increasing year by year.  Based on the results from six well-known auction houses specialising in Canadian stamps, we have indentified 36 new record prices so far this year.  Of these, the seven most impressive are as follows:

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Scott
Cat. Price
Price
Realised
Auction House
Date of sale
Maresch Lot 127838a
$500
$4,500
Maresch 18 Jan. 2000
Maresch Lot 138944c
$90
$1,100
Maresch 18 Jan. 2000
Maresch Lot 144853
$30
$425
Maresch 18 Jan. 2000
Eastern Lot 71258
$450
$800
Eastern 17 Jun. 2000
Maresch Lot 223679
$325
$1,050
Maresch 16 May, 2000
Hennok Lot 66979a
$1,250
$1,400
Hennok 22 April, 2000
Eastern Lot 798116
$450
$2,100
Eastern 17 June, 2000

 
And here is a complete list of all of the 36 new record highs:
Scott
Cat. No.
Denomi-
nation
Auction
House
Date of
Sale
Comment
New high
in 2000
Previous High
Amount   Date
Small Queens
36a Eastern 17-Jun-00 Best price ever! $850 $800 1998
38a Maresch 18-Jun-00 Best price ever! $4,500 $950 1999
41 Maresch 16-May-00 Best price ever! $375 $260 1990
43a Maresch 16-May-00 Best price ever! $500 $375 1990
43b Maresch 16-May-00 Best price ever! $475 $375 1991
44c Maresch 18-Jan-00 Best price ever! $1,100 $675 2000
47 50¢ Eastern 29-Jan-00 Best price ever! $950 $750 1999
 
Jubilees
51 Maresch 18-Jan-00 Best price ever! $185 $129 1988
52 Maresch 18-Jan-00 Best price ever! $180 $125 1997
53 Maresch 18-Jan-00 Best price ever! $425 $160 1988
55 Vance 19-Apr-00 Best since 1998 $655 $1,800 1988
58 15¢ Eastern 17-Jun-00 Best price ever! $800 $577 1995
 
Maple Leafs
71 Brigham 06-Apr-00 Best since 1990 $325 $350 1990
72 Eastern 17-Jun-00 Best price ever! $650 $625 1998
73 10¢ Eastern 17-Jun-00 Best since 1990 $575 $675 1990
 
Numerals
74a ½¢ Brigham 06-Apr-00 Best price ever! $475 $375 1996
76 Eastern 29-Jan-00 Best since 1988 $250 $350 1988
79 Maresch 16-May-00 Best price ever! $1,050 $550 1999
79a Hennok 22-Apr-00 Best price ever! $1,400 $900 1987
81 Eastern 19-Jan-00 Best price ever! $315 $300 1990
84 20¢ Maresch 18-Jan-00 Best price ever! $1,200 $1,100 1987
84 20¢ Eastern 29-Jan-00 Best price ever! $1,200 $1,100 1987
 
Edward VII
90 Eastern 17-Jun-00 Best price ever! $325 $230 1988
91 Eastern 17-Jun-00 Best price ever! $525 $415 1996
95 20¢ Maresch 18-Jan-00
Best since 1988
$1,500 $1,650 1988
 
Québec Tercentennary
97 Kimmerly 25-May-00 Best price ever! $260 $210 1997
 
Admirals
111 Brigham 06-Apr-00 Best price ever! $475 $428 1998
112 Firby 22-Jun-00 Best price ever! $185 $90 2000
115a Hennok 22-Apr-00 Best price ever! $1,850 $1,500 1982
116 10¢ Eastern 17-Jan-00 Best price ever! $2,100 $850 1987
118 10¢ Maresch 18-Jan-00 Best price ever! $155 $135 1999
120 50¢ Maresch 16-May-00 Best price ever! $500 $425 1996
 
Modern Imperforates
204a  5¢ Vance 19-Apr-00
Best since 1988
$820 $850 1988
209a  10¢ Maresch 18-Jan-00
Best since 1997
$1,500 $1,500 1997
217/227a  1¢-$1 Vance 19-Apr-00 Best price ever! $1,735 $1,600 1990
C6a  6¢ Vance 19-Apr-00 Best price ever! $575 $475 1999

 
The Auction Houses that achieved these record realisations are:
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