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Commentary No. 155 - 17 May 2012

Stamps That Consistently Go Up in Value
Part II

In our April commentary, we showed a number of early classic Canadian stamps which were rare and in great demand such that their prices at auction went up each time they were offered for sale. We continue this review with an additional 14 stamps.



Scott 18ii
(green)
170 Hennok Feb 21 1998
350 Maresch Oct 26 2005
2,464 Shreves Sept 30 2006



Scott 20iii
(engraver’s slip)


425 Kimmerly Feb 23 2000
455 Vance Mar 10 2004
477 Vance Jun 28 2007


Scott 21b
(watermarked,
mint)

7,250 Maresch May 17 1989
13,750 Lee Mar 2 2002


Scott 21b
(watermkd.
used)
4,250 Maresch May 14 1996
5,000 Lee Sept 29 2001
5,000 Brigham Apr 10 2002
8,820 Spink Jun 7 2007


Scott 24i
(emerald green)

700 Maresch Sept 12 1999
1,450 Maresch Oct 7 1997
1,450 Bow City Nov 15 2003
2,500 Eastern Dec 1 2006

 

Scott 25iii
(thick soft paper)

1,100 Maresch Sept 12 1995
1,784 Firby Sept 8 1999
2,668 Bennett Feb 21 2007

 

Scott 26a
(perf. 12 x 12)

2,200 Maresch Oct 23 1986
2,600 Maresch May 17 1989
2,950 Brigham Feb 26 1999
3,800 Sparks Nov 8 2007

 

Scott 27a
(yellow brown)

875 Maresch Oct 20 2000
1,430 Sotheby’s May 10 2006
2,100 Eastern Dec 1 2006
2,756 Spink Nov 19 2009

 

Scott 27b
(watermkd.)

1,080 Vance Jan 15 2003
1,450 Maresch Jan 28 2003
2,100 Eastern Jun 26 2004

 

Scott 29e
(thin paper)

450 Kimmerly Nov 21 1990
1,220 Spink Jan 29 2009

 

Scott 30a
(Perf. 11½ x 12)

1,100 Maresch Sept 13 1995
3,500 Maresch Jun 14 1996

 

Scott 33
(laid paper)

2,400 Sissons Nov 1 1973
3,750 Maresch Jun 27 2006
8,250 Vance Oct 18 2006
18,000 Sparks May 17 2010

 

Scott 35c

725 Maresch May 16 1977
925 Maresch May 16 1977
1,550 Maresch May 14 1996
2,600 Eastern Dec 1 2006

 

Scott 36vii

325 Eastern Mar 1 1997
475 Kimmerly Jun 12 1997
1,444 Firby Jun 22 2002


Comments:
We continued to be surprised at how many early Canadian stamps have values that have consistently gone up with each sale. Many are used and not well centered. Because of their rarity, they are much sought after. Also surprising is the fact that only 3 of the 14 shown above have appeared at auction after 2007. All the rest appeared before.

We couldn’t help looking forward in our research files of the small Queens to see if there were more stamps that seem to go up in value with each sale and easily found some additional ones. We may have to do a Part III to some time in future.

Click here to see the 5 stamps shown in Part I of this review

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