Canadian Stamp Auctions
Recent Auction Highlights
6 March, 2013 - Eastern Auctions Limited
Numeral – Mint Single
What a beauty. It was described as “a choice mint single, XF NH.” It was well centered and came with choice borders. How rare is this stamp which was issued in 1902. In fact, 1,515,000 were issued according to the Post Office. If all those stamps were in the above condition and sold for $475 per stamp, it would result in a total of about $720,000,000. Not bad... wouldn’t Eastern love the commission on that sale!
Of course, we’re being silly. The reason this stamp sold for a price 50% above catalogue is that so few of them have survived in this kind of shape... But we can dream can’t we.
Any philatelist looking at this messy stamp might dismiss it, but we don’t. It is so unusual to find a 50¢ Edward VII with such a large borders fairly well centered. We think it is definitely worth the price paid.
– NH and VF
Oh, those Admirals! Copies that are NH like these ones are so popular with collectors. When we looked at them, we were sure they would sell for more than they did. So what happened?
We would guess that
the bidders did the trick of turning the images upside down, because
this is the best method for judging the centering of a stamp. Doing
this, we can see that both stamps were centered slightly to the right,
otherwise the prices could have been much higher.
Admiral Coil – Beautifully Cancelled
What an eye catcher this pair is. The date cancel is absolutely perfect. It passed through the mail on March 1, 1939 in Toronto. Maybe it’s just us, but we so admire stamps that have been beautifully cancelled like this. We feel this way about stamps sent in the past and even stamps sent today. Some auctioneers take the time in their current mailings to ask the Post Office clerks to carefully date stamp their envelopes. This is much appreciated by collectors.
Here are more of
the types of perfins that Eastern has been offering in recent months:
Such attractive stamps and very nice prices!
As well, many stamps with bar cancels were offered in this sale. Here are 3 examples:
We know little about this area of collecting and have been nicely surprised by the demand that exists out there amongst collectors.
Easter is next sale will be a mail sale to be held on April 17, 2013.