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Commentary No. 64 - 17 October, 2004

October is Stamp Collecting Month

This is the one month of the year when collectors celebrate the fun of collecting stamps. It would seem that our Canadian auction houses have gone all out this October to capture that spirit with a record number of sales. In reviewing their catalogues as they arrived at our office, we have been impressed by the quality and beauty of the offerings

We would like to share some of the best of these with you. First we will show these as they are being offered today, and later we will post the results as they are received after each sale.

Vance Auctions - October 6, 2004


Lot 4376
Scott 57 - VF Jumbo
Catalogue $75
Realised $129

Lot 4597
Scott 173a - VF
"HHH" on back
Catalogue $1,300
Realised $890

Ron Leith Philatelic Auctions Ltd.- October 8, 2004


Lot 1513
Scott 74 - VF NH
Catalogeu $8
Realised $20

Lot 1514
Scott 77 - VF NH
Catalogue $45
Realised $40

Lot 1566
Scott 113 - VF NH
Catalogue $75
Realised $75

Lot 1630
Scott 157 VF NH

Catalogue $60
Realised $40

R. Maresch & Son - October 12, 2004


Lot 366
Scott 3 - Fine nearly full OG

Catalogue $80,000
Realised $25,000

Lot 367
Scott 3 - VF used

Catalogue $50,000
Realised $27,000

Lot 488
Scott 7a - VF OG

Catalogue $6,000
Realised $5,250

Lot 507
Scott 9a - VF used

Catalogue $2,000
Realised $3,500

Lot 850
Scott 35ii - Superb NH

Catalogue $27
Realised $450

Lot 718
Scott 22b
Largest known block on thin paper, 10 stamps are NH

Estimate $24,750
Realised $10,500

Lot 973
Scott 50 - Superb NH

Catalogue $200
Realised $450

Lot 987
Scott 54 - VF+ NH

Catalogue $95
Realised $240

Lot 1233
Scott 116 - Superb NH

Catalogue $425
Realised $1,200

Eastern Auctions Ltd – October 23, 2004


Lot 479
Scott 17b - VF unused

Catalogue $800
Realised $700

Lot 598
Scott 42 - XF NH

Catalogue $90
Realised $950


Lot 576
Scott 30 - VF NH/LH

Catalogue $260
Realised $500


Lot 609
Scott 56 - XF NH GEM

Catalogue $105
Realised $725

Lot 644
Scott 91 - Stamps NH
Top plate inscription strip

Estimate $3,000
Realised $2,000

Lot 732
Scott 918b - VF NH

Catalogue $1,500
Realised $1,800

Lot 740
Scott 1181a - VF NH
Unique corner with inscriptions inverted

Catalogue $10,000
Realised $13,500


Jim A. Hennok – October 23, 2004


Lot 548
Scott 63 - F+ NH

Catalogue $2,750
Realised $1,600

Lot 578
Scott 82 - Superb HR

Catalogue $110
Realised $95

Lot 650
Scott 143 var
Rare imperforate right margin

Estimate $150
Realised $55

Lot 710
Scott 404 var
Rare cameo gutter block
Estimate $250
Realised $350


Next month’s commentary – the New Unitrade Catalogue

The new Unitrade catalogue is being released this month. This is an event we always look forward to with great anticipation because this is the catalogue that provides values for the many varieties amongst the Canadian stamps. We plan to review the new edition in detail and report on it in our November Commentary.


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