Canadian Stamp Auctions

Stamp market commentary


Commentary No. 14 - 17 October, 2000

Fall Auctions Highlights


Recently a gentleman arrived at our office in Montreal and introduced himself as a collector from South Africa.  We talked about stamp collecting for a while and he mentioned that it is lonely being a collector because there seems to be so few of us.  It was a pleasure to meet him and to talk about our favourite subject.

Along these lines, we at Canadian Stamp Auctions hope that this web site will help connect collectors of Canadian stamps where ever they may be.

This fall has seen lots of activity amongst the Canadian auction houses.  The increase in the prices being realized for the better material seems to be bringing more and more good material to the market.  This commentary will focus on this material, illustrating some of the more interesting examples.  We will not know the prices realised for some time, but will post them as soon as they become available.

 
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Scott 2000
Catalogue
Value
Price
Realized
Jim A. Hennok - 16 September

Lot 714
Scott Number 1 - Pair on paper with date
E $2,000
$3,250
Brigham Auctions - 20 September

Lot 1050
Scott F1b - Extremely well centred, NH
$210
$850

Lot 1497
Scott 818b - Imperforate pair NH
E $1,250
$870
Northwestern Philatelic - 29 September

Lot 333
Scott 9 - 4 ring numeral cancel
$2,000
$950
Eastern Auctions - 14 October

Lot 420
Scott 7 - Jumbo margins - superb!
$1,250
$2,800 

 Lot 556
Scott 73 - Nice quality single NH
$525
 $475

Lot 572
Scott 79 - Selected single NH
$325
 $525

Lot 671
Scott 116 - Huge margins, wet printing
$450
 $300
Ian Kimmerly Auctions - 17 October

Lot 1262
Scott 67 - Worthy of the finest collection
$37
$75 

Lot 1424
Scott 124 - coil single, extremely fine
$175
 $280

Lot 1476
Scott 158 - Extremely fine
$300
 $425
Robert A. Lee Auctions - 21 October

Lot 2814
Scott 45 - Imprint strip of 3, superb, NH
$900
 $1,600
R. Maresch & Son - 25 October

Lot 149
Scott 5 
Fine, glazed and disturbed O.G., slate grey
$9,000
 $3,750

Lot 329
Scott 22 - Superb, traces of O.G.
$475
 $750

Lot 369
Scott 28 - Brilliant, fresh, full O.G., HR
$625
 $925

Lot 506
Scott 39 - Brilliant fresh, LH
$300
 $350

Lot 514
Scott 43 - Jumbo, NH
E $350
 $750

Lot 772
Scott 71a - Imperf pair, NH
$1,200
 $1,100

Lot 793
Scott 75a - Imperf pair, NH
$1,350
 $925

Lot 950
Scott 114 var
Thin paper variety, extremely fine, mathematically centred, NH
E $750
 $550

Lot 952
Scott 116 - Superb, NH
$450
 $1,050
We have listed only a few of the outstanding stamps that are being offered this fall.  If money were no object, one could put together the collection of a lifetime from these seven auctions.  But, as always, bidding is a tug of war between the pocket book, the resolution to keep the self-imposed limits one must set before the bidding starts, versus the desire to get the perfect stamp to add to one's collection once the excitement of the bidding is under way. 

For each of you who is a participant, it is a moment of drama.  We wish you the best of luck and hope you will be able to get at least one of these gems!

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