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1 December, 2006 - Eastern Auctions Ltd.

The Michael Roberts' Collection

We had no idea when we first looked at the catalogue for this auction just how significant the results would be. When we received the report on the prices realized, we were amazed. As you will see below, record after record was broken as bidders drove prices through the roof. In the end, there were 57 new record prices, bringing Eastern’s total for 2006 to 96, more than any other auction house. For all the auction houses we cover, this brings the total of new record prices for 2006 to 266. The following statistics show how significant the year 2006 has been:

Number Of New Record Prices

2001
64
2002
72
2003
92
2004
94
2005
77
2006
266


The collection was beautifully presented and described in the Eastern catalogue. It must have been a labor of love as the collection contained some of the finest examples of Canadian philately in its pages with strength throughout. While we focus primarily on single stamps on our website, we couldn’t help but notice the many scarce multiples in the collection that sold well.

We think you’ll find it most enjoyable to look at the highlights from the sale shown below. At the end of our commentary, you will find details of all the new record prices.

The Best of the Collection

Classics

Scott 1
Scott 2
Scott 3

Lot 10
Catalogue $900
Realized $1,350

Lot 17
Catalogue $13,500
Realized $51,000

Lot 24
Catalogue $55,000
Realized $55,000

 

Scott 4c
Scott 5
Scott 5b

Lot 37
Catalogue $1,250
Realized $4,500

Lot 74
Catalogue $9,500
Realized $40,000

Lot 80
Catalogue $12,500
Realized $42,000

 

Scott 7a
Scott 12
Scott 13

Lot 90
Catalogue $7,000
Realized $9,000

Lot 115
Catalogue $3,500
Realized $28,000

Lot 119
Catalogue $8,250
Realized $13,000

Large Queens

Scott 22a
Scott 24a
Scott 25a

Lot 175
Catalogue $2,500
Realized $6,000

Lot 210
Catalogue $2,500
Realized $6,250

Lot 248
Catalogue $3,250
Realized $4,750

 

Scott 25iv

Lot 258
Catalogue $15,000
Realized $13,000

 

Scott 30d

Lot 364
Catalogue $11,000
Realized $15,000

 

Small Queens

Scott 34b

Lot 383
Catalogue $675
Realized $1,100

 

Scott 37b
Scott 37i
Scott 41

Lot 446
Catalogue $1,000
Realized $3,750

Lot 459
Estimate $1,500
Realized $1,900

Lot 537
Catalogue $50
Realized $650

 

Scott 39b

Lot 488
Catalogue $2,600
Realized $5,500

 

Scott 43i
"double print error"


Lot 569
Estimate $1,500
Realized $4,250

 

Jubilees

Scott 54

Lot 657
Catalogue $125
Realized $280

 

Quebec Tercentenary

Scott 101a

Lot 840
Catalogue $900
Realized $1,300

 

Scott 102a

Lot 843
Catalogue $900
Realized $1,400

 

Admirals

Scott 116

Lot 932
Catalogue $3,750
Realized $5,000

 

Modern

Scott 537i
Scott 586d

Lot 1118
Catalogue $4,000
Realized $2,500

Lot 1122
Catalogue $600
Realized $700

 

Scott 1158a

Lot 1140
Catalogue $1,000
Realized $1,600

 

Back of the Book

 

Scott F1d
Scott F2d

Lot 1217
Catalogue $400
Realized $425

Lot 1232
Catalogue $1,300
Realized $3,000

 

Scott OX2a

Lot 1323
Catalogue $4,000
Realized $2,900

 

There were 57 new record prices in this sale:

Scott
Description
New Record Price

Previous
Record
Price

Previous
Year
2
6d slate violet
51,000
23,500
2004
3Pi
12d black proof
1,800
1,600
2003
3Piii
12d black proof
4,500
2,804
1998
4c
3d beaver
4,000
2,489
2004
5
6d Albert
40,000
7,250
2004
5b
6d Albert
42,000
14,410
2004
12
3d beaver
28,000
4,912
2004
16
10¢ Albert
10,500
7,860
2004
16i
10¢ Albert
11,000
9,250
1998
22a
1¢ Large Queen
6,000
930
2003
24a
2¢ Large Queen
6,250
3,740
2006
25
3¢ Large Queen
5,000
2,800
2006
25
3¢ Large Queen
2,800
2,688
2006
25a
3¢ Large Queen
4,750
2,100
2005
27a
6¢ Large Queen
2,100
1,430
2006
29c
15¢ Large Queen
5,000
1,013
2004
30c
15¢ Large Queen
5,500
3,000
2004
34b
1/2¢ Small Queen
1,100
1,045
2006
35c
1¢ Small Queen
2,600
1,550
1996
37b
3¢ Small Queen
3,750
750
1996
37i
3¢ Small Queen 
1,900
775
1996
41
3¢ Small Queen
650
420
2006
43b
6¢ Small Queen
1,625
1,288
2006
70a
5¢ Maple Leaf
726
550
1999
72i
8¢ Maple Leaf
732
264
2006
77d
2¢ Numeral, die II
1,300
800
2006
90iii
2¢ Edward VII
750
362
1995
98a
2¢ Que. Tercent.
600
410
2005
99a
5¢ Que. Tercent.
600
570
2005
100a
7¢ Que. Tercent.
475
440
2006
101a
10¢ Que. Tercent.
1,300
440
2006
102a
15¢ Que. Tercent.
1,400
715
2006
103a
20¢ Que. Tercent.
575
440
2006
106v
2¢ Admiral
450
80
1996
117
10¢ Admiral
400
230
2006
130 pr
3¢ Admiral
550
475
2003
130a
3¢ Admiral
2,700
1,500
2006
133 pr
2¢ Admiral
550
500
2004
159
$1 Parliament
725
625
2003
173a
10¢ Library imperf.
2,200
1,975
2004
201a
13¢ Citadel imperf.
900
750
2005
249d-262a
1¢ -$1 War set imp.
5,750
5,020
2002
537i
7¢ autumn variety
2,500
1,925
2002
586d
1¢ printed on gum
700
650
2005
1158a
5¢ Hare imperf.
1,600
1,048
2004
C6a
6¢ Airmail imperf.
650
625
2000
F1d
2¢ Registration
575
425
2006
F1d
2¢ Registration
425
230
1997
F2a
5¢ Registration
375
170
2001
F2d
5¢ Registration
3,000
2,070
2000
MR1
1¢ War Tax
150
90
1997
MR3a
2¢ War Tax
750
400
2005
MR4a
2¢ War Tax
1,350
580
2001
MR4c
2¢ War Tax
1,450
1,250
2005
MR7iii
2¢ War Tax
425
300
2006
MR7iii
2¢ War Tax
300
287
2005
OX2a
2¢ Officially sealed
2,900
2,000
1999

 

 

 


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