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Commentary No. 31 - 17 March, 2002

New Record Prices Realised in 2001

 

The year just finished has seen its share of new record prices. We have recorded 58 which, interestingly, is less than the number of new record prices we counted in 2000, when we recorded 63.

Below are shown the two choicest items we noted, followed by a chart comparing the two years, showing the relative areas of strength amongst the various sets.



Scott 35a
1¢ Small Queen
R. Maresch & Son
Realised $700



Scott 111
5¢ Admiral
Eastern Auctions
Realised $950

Number of Record Prices
 
2000
2001
Early Classics
--
1
Large Queens
4
4
Small Queens
13 
7
Jubilees
5
5
Maple Leafs
5
4
Numerals
9
4
Edward VII
3
1
Québec Tercentenary
1
1
Admirals
10  
8
Modern Varieties
6
18  
Back of the Book
  7  
  5  
Total
63
58

At the start of 2001, we did not expect many new record prices to arise in the year and we were pleasantly surprised! As usual, Maresch and Eastern Auctions battled for first place with Vance in third position followed by Kimmerly, Firby and Brigham. When one takes into account how rare the better early material is that they auction and the difficulties of persuading collectors to part with their treasures, it is, in our view, quite an accomplishment to have a sale realising even one record price. We congratulate these auction houses on what they have achieved and their happy clients who received the proceeds from these sales.

For a summary of some of the outstanding prices realised in the year 2001 by the leading auction houses specializing in Canadian stamps, please click here:
See some outstanding record prices!

To see the full list of 58 prices, click here:

Complete list of record prices for 2000

Do you know of any others?  Did we miss any? 
If so, please write to us at support@canadianstampauctions.com

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