Canadian Stamp Auctions
Stamp Market Commentary
Commentary No. 167 - 17 June, 2013
Valuable Used Stamps of Canada Part I
There are certain narrow areas of stamp collecting in Canada where there is strong demand and other broad areas where the demand is soft. Strong demand exists for finer issues of the early Classics, Large and Small Queens and for the sets issued between 1897 and 1930.
In most cases, serious bidders acquire only VF NH stamps issued in the 1897-1930 period, leaving mint and used stamps of lesser quality to collectors looking for a bargain.
we have found that nicely centered, well canceled used stamps issued
between 1897 and 1930 do have a market. In fact we think we see a trend
here towards a greater interest in these used stamps. The results at
auction are not always predictable, but as you can see below, some of
the prices are quite impressive.
What we like about this interest in used stamps is that some of these stamps, these little treasures, may well be sitting in our collections, just waiting to be found. Maybe if we all had another look, we could find one or two - Happy Hunting!