Canadian Stamp Auctions
Recent Auction Highlights
12 December, 2007 - Eastern Auctions Ltd.
This was one of
the last auctions of 2007 and, as usual in an Eastern sale, there was
much to attract our attention. It has been our custom to always review
the Canadian material first and then some non-Canadian stamps if they
really stood out. But this time we will reverse order, look at a couple
of unusual US varieties, some outstanding Newfoundland stamps and then
focus on Canada.
1979 Rush Lamp and Candle Holder
If the U.S. printers can forget their inscriptions, it makes us feel better about the fact our Canadian printers occasionally do this as well. At Christmas time we can all be forgiving. After all, if our stamp printers never made a mistake, there wouldn’t be any varieties. If there weren’t any varieties, there wouldn’t be any specialized stamp catalogues and collecting stamps wouldn’t be nearly as much fun.
Exceptional Newfoundland Beauties
6¢ Small Queen – A Real Keeper!
This is one of the stamps whose price jumped noticeably in the 2008 Scott catalogue. It increased from $400 to $550, a rise of 37%. We envy the collector who bought it. What a lucky person!
More Imperforate Numerals
As we have noted in recent commentaries, there seems to be a regular supply of these ungummed imperforates of the Maple Leafs and Numeral sets offered at auction these days. At the same time, there is no noticeable trend in the prices realized. This probably means that the demand and supply are pretty much in balance. While not in great demand, these imperforate pairs are beautiful examples of the engraved stamps of the day.
or printers waste?
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