Canadian Stamp Auctions
Recent Auction Highlights
21 October, 2011 - Eastern Auctions Limited
How can one summarize a collection as unique as this in a few pages? We felt very humble as we made the attempt. It was a collection of great depth, one that has won numerous awards and that beautifully illustrated so much that is known about the 1898 map stamp.
Eastern comments that the collection was “formed over many years and included the entire production file from the American Bank Note Company Archives....The postal history section is substantial to say the least. Early dates including first day and Christmas Day, multiple rates and unusual destinations abound. Students of this issue will be interested to know that the two covers in existence that were previously thought to be dated December 2 have since been proven to be fake. The earliest known date for a cover is now the official first day, which was December 7.”
Preliminary Models and Essays
Hand Painted, Hand Drawn and Engraved Progressive Die Proof
December 8, 1898
Largest Precanceled Multiple
First Day Covers
(the only cover bearing a special delivery stamp)
(largest known franking first day cover)
signed by Sir William Mulock
The map stamp has been a favourite of collectors for many years. It is nice to see its many attributes so carefully and skilfully displayed. For your added pleasure, here are a few other items shown in the auction catalogue:
We have shown the prices realized in $US as the US and Canadian currencies were pretty much on a par on the day of the sale.