Canadian Stamp Auctions
Recent Auction Highlights
August, 2009 - Eastern Auctions Ltd.
We start off our
review with this lovely 1¢ Edward VII which is VF NH:
The sale featured a number of lovely Admirals. We liked the look of these two in particular. While not quite perfectly centered, they are clearly in the VF category and attracted strong prices, well above catalogue. These two stamps were issued in the billions like the above Edward VII. Those were in the days before e-mail was invented, when communication by regular mail was the norm.
Can you remember back to the late 1970s when Canada’s dollar stamps were all the rage? We, like so many others, bought as many as we could. But what a disappointment it was when the bottom fell out of the market in the 1980s. That was all part of a learning process, but it was a hard lesson.
Prices for Canada’s modern imperforate coil pairs have been relatively soft in recent years, a pattern that continues. We checked the above results against other recent sales and they are in the normal range which is encouraging.
Eastern offered a large group of these rare perfins which they described as “the result of some fortunate purchases recently.”
We know little of this special area of collecting, but picked two examples to show. The second copy is exceptionally well centered and drew our admiration. A single used copy without the holes has a catalogue value of $17.50. Punch a bunch of holes in it and it sells for $750. Makes you wonder!
For more details
of the sale, please click on the highlights button.
Eastern’s next sale will be another mail sale, to be held on October 14, 2009.