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.
1¢ Small Queen
R. Maresch & Son
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:
To see the full list of 58 prices, click here:
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