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Commentary No. 159 - 17 October, 2012

Canada’s Jubilees – Largest Increases in Value

In the Past 20 years

In our last commentary, we looked at the increases in the value of Canada’s early classic stamps. We recognized that these were stamps few people could afford. Now we turn our attention to the Jubilee set, one of the most popular of Canada’s early stamp sets.







 

We look first at how the value of the individual stamps in the set has increased in the past 10 years between 2003 and 2013 and pick the winners. Then we compare the 2013 Scott values to the most recent record prices realized at auction. These two exercises help show which stamps have attracted the most demand and best prices. Was it the highest value stamps or the lowest? Was it the stamps with the lowest number issued? The results will interest you.

 

Scott Scott
2003
Scott
2013
Increase
$
Increase
%
Ranking

50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65

Total


½¢






10¢
15¢
20¢
50¢
$1
$2
$3
$4
$5



200
37
50
30
95
450
105
210
450
450
550
1550
2400
2750
2750
2750

14827


300
57
62
45
160
575
300
300
650
625
775
2650
3750
3750
3750
3900

21649


100
20
12
15
65
125
195
90
200
175
225
1100
1350
1000
1000
1150

6822


50
54
24
50
68
28
186
43
44
39
41
71
56
36
36
42

6
5
15
7
3
14
1
8
7
11
10
2
4
12
13
9

The winner is the 8¢ Jubilee. It was the only stamp to increase by over 100% in the 10 year period. It is interesting that none of these % increases for the Jubilee set are anyway near the increases shown in the previous commentary (Comm. No. 158) for Canada’s early classics. The two other top ranking stamps were the $1 and the 5¢. Otherwise the Scott value increases are relatively similar across the set. We find this surprising as they do not reflect the differences in the number issued, shown in the chart below.
In the next chart, we look to see if some of the record prices in the past 10 year’s auction results reflect the relative catalogue values.

Scott Number
Issued
Scott
2013
Most Recent
Record Price
%
Premium
%
Over Scott

50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65



½¢






10¢
15¢
20¢
50¢
$1
$2
$3
$4
$5



150,000
8,000,000
2,500,000
2,000,000
750,000
75,000
200,000
150,000
100,000
100,000
100,000
24,900
25,000
13,500
14,500
15,500

Total


300
57
62
45
160
575
300
300
650
625
775
2650
3750
3750
3750
3900

21649


1200
329
280
470
619
1600
2277
1008
1446
2400
2200
5197
7500
12100
9520
10000

58146


900
272
218
425
459
1025
1977
708
796
1775
1425
2547
3750
8350
5770
6100

300
477
351
944
287
178
659
236
122
284
183
96
100
223
154
156



But in relative terms, it was the 3¢ Jubilee, shown above, that won the best record price title with a premium over the Scott value of 944%. We like it when the lower value stamps shine. It’s these stamps that the average collector can obtain and it’s nice to know that there’s something extra special about owning such a stamp.
We hope you have enjoyed this review of the Jubilee set which is one of Canada’s most beautiful and definitely a favorite with collectors.

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