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Commentary No. 43 - 17 January, 2003

Some Outstanding Canadian Stamps - Part 3

This is the third part of a series on our website in which we have been featuring what we see as some of the finest examples of early Canadian Stamps. our auctioneers have offered in recent years. As before in our October and November reports (Commentary No.38 and No. 39) we have copied the auctioneer's description word for word, using all the superlatives they have used to tell the world what a special stamp they are offering. The catalogue values are from the 2003 Scott catalogue.



Scott 81
Catalogue $190
Realized $750
  Eastern       August 23, 2002       Lot 1067

7¢ Olive Yellow, a sheet mint single with huge margins, XF NH choice.



Scott 82
Catalogue $275
Realized $392
  Firby       June 29, 2001       Lot 160

8¢ Orange, XF OG NH Trifle corner bend negligible and mentionned for the record. A gorgeous showpiece copy.



Scott 83a
Catalogue $1,250
Realized $1,116
  Firby       January 12, 2002       Lot 221

10¢ Brown Violet, hjoriz. imperf. pair with huge margins around XF No Gum as issued ($700 US).



Scott 84
Catalogue $925
Realized $2,300
  Eastern       May 25, 2001       Lot 677

20¢ Olive Green, brilliant and fresh mint single with outstanding centering VF+NH.



Scott 86
Catalogue $50
Realized $600
  Eastern       March 16, 2002       Lot 563

2¢ Black Blue & Carmine with Blue Oceans, a fabulous example with four huge balanced jumbo fresh margins, fresh and choice, XF NH GEM. Greene Foundation cert.



Scott 87
Catalogue $27
Realized $290
  Maresch       August 21, 2001       Lot 1514

2¢ on 3¢ Leaf, brilliant fresh centered enormous JUMBO, nh and superb. Catalogue value irrelevant.



Scott 90
Catalogue $50
Realized $325
  Eastern       June 17, 2000       Lot 768

2¢ Carmine. A lovely mint single with large margins on all sides XF NH.



Scott 91
Catalogue $250
Realized $625
  Brigham       December 11, 2001       Lot 855

5¢ Blue, centered, fresh, Never Hinged, a GEM Superb



Scott 92iii
Catalogue $600 (unitrade)
Realized $900
  Eastern       August 23, 2002       Lot 1086

7¢ Straw, a mathematically centered single, fresh and choice, XF NH GEM.



Scott 93
Catalogue $375
Realized $700
  Maresch       December 11, 2001       Lot 648

10¢ Brown Lilac, fresh nh and very fine.



Scott 94
Catalogue $1,000
Realized $1,200
  Leith       February 9, 2002       Lot 110

20¢ Edward, a MNH GEM with superb centering VF.



Scott 95
Catalogue $1,250
Realized $2,800
  Maresch       December 11, 2001       Lot 653

50¢ Purple, full rich colour, brillant fresh nh and extremely fine. An exceptional stamp in every respect and one of the nicest of these we can recall seeking.



Scott 97
Catalogue $25
Realized $260
  Kimmerly       May 25, 2000       Lot 93

VF One Cent Cartier and Champlain, green, with "hairlines" in margin, well centered, full OG, never hinged. A lovely stamp.



Scott 99
Catalogue $100
Realized $474
  Firby       February 20, 1999       Lot 662

5¢ Blue, fresh superbly centered example. OG NH. Another GEM! ($316 US).



Scott 100
Catalogue $275
Realized $740
  Vance       July 31, 2002       Lot 3835

7¢ XF NH an Outstanding copy! Greene certificate.



Scott 101
Catalogue $275
Realized $735
  Vance       March 6, 2002       Lot 3424

10¢ Quebec VF NH.



Scott 102
Catalogue $300
Realized $795
  Vance       July 31, 2002       Lot 3843

15¢ Fabulous Quebec with mathematically precise centering, pristine Never Hinged, original gum, Gorgeous! XF NH.

And so ends Part 3 of our continuing survey of some of the finest Canadian stamps our auction houses have offered in recent years. We will continue this series in future months and hope you are enjoying it.




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