Canadian Stamp Auctions
Recent Auction Highlights
22 June , 2013 - Eastern Auctions Limited
A. Highlights from the Phillips Collection
Each one of the following Admiral stamps sold for a record price:
B. Highlights from the General Collection
3¢ Beaver – Unusually Well Centered
What a beauty this is, so well centered and with perforations clear of the design. We seldom see this stamp in this shape.
Maple Leafs – Record Prices
Here we have three exceptionally nice examples from the Maple Leaf set. They were well centered and came with large borders. It would make us very happy to know who the owners were over the years starting with the first ones back in 1887-88. Were they serious collectors who knew what they were doing or just lucky to have found such quality? How often have these stamps changed hands? It would be fascinating to know all these details.
Here are more stamps of noticeably high quality. As usual for stamps from this period and of this quality, the bidders drove the prices up well above catalogue.
Of all the Admirals, the $1 seems to attract the least interest. This surprises us, but this lack of demand has been there for years. The above stamp is of the “deep orange” variety as opposed to the normal “orange”. We have only recorded four copies of this variety being sold over the past 10 years with prices ranging from $450 to $1,050.
Loyalist – Imperforate Pair
The loyalists came to Canada from the United States around 1784, following the American war of Independence. The stamp shows a monument in Hamilton commemorating the 150th Anniversary of that event. This pair is among the toughest of the King George V era imperforate issues to find.
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This sale had 12 new record prices:
Eastern's next sale will be held on August 28, 2013.