Canadian Stamp Auctions
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29 January , 2014 - Eastern Auctions Limited
This was the grey purple variety with 4 good margins. But it had a relatively heavy concentric ring cancel which resulted in a modest price. It came with a 2013 Greene Foundation certificate.
10¢ Small Queen
This was a lovely copy of the 10¢ Small Queen. It was well centered, but unused (i.e. no gum). We’ve noticed a number of unused stamps at auction recently and the positive prices they went for. Back in 1974, in Commentary No. 56 “Early Canadian Stamps with No Gum”, we looked at how well some of the early Canadian stamps with no gum did at auction. Our study really surprised us.
War Tax- Unusually Fine Used Copy
We show below some of the many perfins that were offered in this sale. They seem to be much in demand these days.
It is interesting that most of these were used and not necessarily VF. It seems that these types of stamps are scarce enough that bidders overlook the normal attributes of centering etc. and are happy just to own them.
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Eastern’s next sale will be a public auction to be held on February 14th and 15th in Halifax.