Canadian Stamp Auctions
Recent Auction Highlights
6 October, 2010 - Eastern Auctions Limited
It’s not often one of these Canadian War Savings stamps are offered at auction, but they are so striking, they always catch our attention. These types of stamps were issued during the First and Second World Wars as a means of allowing citizens to help support the war effort financially.
This stamp, issued in 1919, had some perforation flaws at the top and was unused with no gum, all of which probably explains the low price. Still, as a beautifully engraved stamp, we find it most interesting to look at.
1¢ Small Queen
– Almost Well Centered
It is our experience that the stamps most Canadian collectors have in their collections from the Admiral Set are seldom perfectly centered, and here are two such examples. We often wonder what level of prices will be paid for such stamps, knowing how much they are in demand.
Here are two of the most sought after stamps from the set. The 10¢ is almost well centered, but not quite and although it was hinged, it sold for full catalogue. The 1¢ coil is centered a bit to the right. Even though it was NH, it sold for less than catalogue. It’s hard to generalize from this.
Jacques Cartier – Gutter Strip of 4
Here are three of the more common modern varieties that were sold in this sale:
next sale is a Public Auction to be held in Halifax