Canadian Stamp Auctions
Recent Auction Highlights
8 June, 2011 - Eastern Auctions Limited
Our review of this spring mail sale starts off with this lovely block of 4 of the 1/2¢ Numeral stamp issued in 1898:
Silver Jubilee Imperforates
We hope all our viewers have seen " The King's Speech", one of the best movies we have seen in a long time. It starts off with the sudden abdication of King Edward VIII, shown in Scott 214a above, and the enthronement of King George VI, shown in Scott 212a. Looking back at these two young men, it's amazing to think of all the things that would happen subsequently in their lives.
Although both copies were VF NH, they went for surprisingly low prices.
Telephone - Imperforate Plate Block
What an attractive Imperforate plate block this is! The stamp was issued in 1974 to mark the centenary of the invention of the telephone by Alexander Graham Bell. This is the fourth plate block of this stamp we have recorded, with prices ranging from $1,700 to $3,750. The above price is on the low side presumably owing to the fact that there was a tiny inclusion on the gum side.
This rare imperforate pair of the “A” stamp has never been overly popular with collectors for reasons that are hard to understand. The price for an imperforate pair hit a low of $185 in 2008 but has been slowly climbing since then. The previous best price was $358 in 2004, and now we have a new one at $400.
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This sale had 1 new record price:
Eastern's next sale is a mail auction to be held on July 20, 2011.