Canadian Stamp Auctions
Recent Auction Highlights
28 August , 2013 - Eastern Auctions Limited
Speaking of the USA, Eastern noted that the sale included a small but nice selection of United States stamps owned by a collector with a good eye for choosing stamps with superior centering and freshness of colour. Here are a few:
Large Queen – Colour & Paper Variety
This is the deep violet shade on very thick paper variety. We have seen quite a few of this variety sold in the past year which is a bit surprising for such a rare variety. This copy was described as completely sound, which is rare for this stamp due to the fragile nature of the paper.
A regular used copy
of Scott 30 has a catalogue value of $60. The above used copy of the
Scott 30c variety has a value of $1600. That’s quite a spread.
77d - Die II Variety
Here is another variety. A regular 2¢ imperforate pair, die I, has a catalogue value of $475, while the above die II has a value of $1800. The difference in the dies is found in the frame lines that surround the stamp. As explained in Unitrade, die I has 4 very thin lines, whereas die II has one thick line between two thin lines.
Some people may not find these comments very interesting. But no one was bored when a 3rd copy of Canada’s Scott 32 with a catalogue value of $200,000 was recently discovered by a collector in the U.S. It was printed on laid paper rather than the more common wove paper. Little details can be important in our hobby.
Here is a copy that is VF NH and very well centered with excellent perfs. It was issued in 1933 to celebrate the World’s Grain Exhibition and Conference in Regina. Whoever bought this got a gem at a reasonable price.
This is the 4th copy we have recorded of this imperforate variety of a stamp originally issued in 2003. The first imperforate appeared at auction back in 2005 and the last one a year ago. Prices have ranged from $625 to $909, so the above price is at the low end of things.
This completes our review of the sale. For further details, please click on the highlights button.
Eastern’s upcoming sales include a mail sale on October 9th and a public auction from October 24-26, 2013