Canadian Stamp Auctions
Recent Auction Highlights
30 August, 2006 - Eastern Auctions Ltd.
It never ceases
to amaze us that the stamp community accepts “stamp forgeries”
as a legitimate category for collecting, but such is apparently the
case. They appear regularly in auction and sell for prices that are
more than nominal. There were 3 good examples in this sale:
We don’t often see forgeries with the “specimen” overprint as above. All three came from the “Dale Collection”. How legitimate can you get!
There’s something about jumbos that attract collectors from all over the world. Canada is no exception. This little beauty that sold for 40 x catalog would be the envy of anyone, beginner or expert. For those of you who have seen 100s or 1000s of the 2¢ Small Queen, you know that most will be off-center. Of those few that are centered, perhaps only 1 in 10,000 will come from a sheet with large boardwalk margins, nice perforations and a clear date stamp not affecting the Queen’s image. Maybe we should say 1 in 100,000!
It was only in the past year that we noticed the pick-up in prices for stamps issued between 1925 and 1935 (Scott 135-245). Although it is not always evident, it is more noticeable today. The above two realizations are good examples of prices for these modern stamps, not only supporting their catalogue values, but surpassing them.
collecting of Chinese lunar stamps issued by Canada in January each
year will become a specialty in itself in future years. Already we have
seen a number of varieties. Lot 1037 features the 95¢ The Year
of the Rabbit souvenir sheet with the missing red colour and tagging.
Lot 1046 is The Year of the Ram with the missing gold. Both sold for
less than their estimated or catalogue values. We wonder how long this
will go on?