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22 June , 2013 - Eastern Auctions Limited


Worldwide British North America and
The “Phillips” collection of the Admiral Issue of Canada

 

A. Highlights from the Phillips Collection

Each one of the following Admiral stamps sold for a record price:

 

 


Lot 423
Unitrade 104ii
Catalogue $120
Realized $425


Lot 434
Scott 108
Catalogue $120
Realized $425


Lot 447
Scott 112a
Catalogue $135
Realized $525

 

 


Lot 449
Unitrade 112c
Catalogue $210
Realized $400


Lot 460
Scott 115
Catalogue $80
Realized $300


Lot 478
Scott 126
Catalogue $24
Realized $105




Lot 486
Scott 139c
Catalogue $1,250
Realized $2,600

 

B. Highlights from the General Collection

 

3¢ Beaver – Unusually Well Centered

 



Lot 536
Scott 12
Catalogue $1,300
Realized $1,700

 

What a beauty this is, so well centered and with perforations clear of the design. We seldom see this stamp in this shape.


12 ½¢ Victoria – Strong Price for an Imperforate Block



Lot 545
Scott 18b
Catalogue $10,000
Realized $5,250


This is one of the very few blocks that exist for this stamp. It was F-VF and came with a Greene Foundation certificate. Although the price is well less than catalogue, it is a strong one and resulted in a new record price.

 

Maple Leafs – Record Prices

 



Lot 623
Scott 68
Catalogue $100
Realized $525




Lot 624
Scott 69
Catalogue $165
Realized $1,050


Lot 626
Scott 70
Catalogue $375
Realized $1,050

 

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.

 

Quebec Tercentenary



Lot 651
Scott 97
Catalogue $62
Realized $260


Lot 652
Scott 99
Catalogue $190
Realized $400

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.


$1 Admiral – Rare Shade

 



Lot 676
Unitrade 122b
Catalogue $1,200
Realized $725

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.

 

10¢ Loyalist – Imperforate Pair



Lot 707
Scott 209a
Catalogue $2,100
Realized $2,000

 

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.

This completes a review of this auction. For more details, please check on the highlights button.

 

This sale had 12 new record prices:

Scott
Description
NRP
Previous NRP
18b
12 1/2¢ Victoria - imperforate block
5,250
5,080
68
2¢ Maple Leaf
525
260
69
3¢ Maple Leaf
1,050
530
70
5¢ Maple Leaf
1,050
870
89v
1¢ Edward, yellow green
260
-
104ii
1¢ Admiral
425
250
108
3¢ Admiral
425
375
112a
5¢ Admiral on thin paper
525
367
112c
5¢ Admiral redrawn frame line
400
150
115i
8¢ Admiral, light blue
300
-
125ii
1¢ Admiral coil
160
135
139c
2¢ Admiral overprint
2,600
2,303

 

Eastern's next sale will be held on August 28, 2013.


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