Canadian Stamp Auctions
Recent Auction Highlights
11 April, 2012 - Eastern Auctions Limited
For an early perforated stamp, this is fairly well centered. It is described by Eastern as F-VF OG which is accurate. A stamp like this which is well centered will bring out the bidders big-time. Perhaps the biggest problem with the above stamp however is the existence of the slightly rough perforations at the top, but they are admittedly hard to see. The resulting price strikes us as a strong one in the circumstances.
This stamp was F+ NH. It is centered to the right and bottom of the stamp. Its perforations look a bit ragged at the top. It is generally a nice-looking copy and, of course, it isn’t often this stamp is found in NH condition. With all these pluses and minuses, the bidders were apparently cautious and a fairly low price resulted.
What an excellent
copy of Scott 133. It is VF NH and well centered. How good is the resulting
price? At $325 it is the 2nd highest price for this stamp in the past
10 years. Not bad!
When this unusual “A” stamp was issued in 1981, many collectors thought it would become valuable. So far, this hasn't happened. The same can be said for the above imperforate variety. A quick look at the prices realized for the imperforate over the years shows an average price of around $300. Only once has it sold for the full catalogue value of $400.
of the Ram
The price for this lot really took off. The variety is found in the two lower stamps of the imprint block where the gold inscriptions are missing. We have recorded the sale of 14 inscription blocks like this since 2004 at prices ranging from $432 to $1150.
Thus the above price of $1,500 is by far the highest price to date for an inscription block of six and clearly a new record price.
This collection had 2 new record prices:
Eastern's next auction will be a public auction to be held on June 23, 2012