Canadian Stamp Auctions
Recent Auction Highlights
14 February , 2014 - Eastern Auctions Limited
Eastern described the above stamp as “a remarkable mint example of this challenging stamp, reasonably centered for this first perforated issue… still retaining a portion of its original gum, slightly disturbed from hinging." Although listed in Unitrade, no price is provided in the catalogue for either mint or used copies. We checked our records but could find no previous record of a sale of this variety.
This used copy of the 10¢ black brown Albert, perf. 11¼, was quite well centered with a SON four ring “37” (Quebec) cancel. It attracted the second best price we have recorded in the past 19 years.
This beautiful top
margin plate block of the $4 Jubilee is every collector’s dream.
As can be seen, it is nicely canceled. The more we look at it, the more
features we find to admire. We envy the successful bidder. It came from
the well-known Fred Jarrett collection auctioned back in 1960.
Maple Leaf Imperforates
Numeral – A Little Gem !
Surprisingly, in the past 5 years, we have only recorded the sale of 2 NH copies of this stamp. The best price of $450 was realized a year ago. It seems catalogue values are ignored by bidders for this particular stamp. What a beauty!
Not surprisingly, both the above stamps sold for new record prices. The staff at Eastern had trouble containing themselves when describing these two lots “The 1¢ was ‘a superb stamp’. The 2¢ stamp was “an absolute gem worthy of the finest collection”. Their enthusiasm obviously rubbed off on the bidders who responded strongly.
Both stamps were
described as XF NH. We were a bit surprised at the divergence in prices
and pleased to see that, despite this, both sold for new record prices.
Registered – Rose Carmine Shade
Another beauty from this auction selling for a strong price. It had everything a collector could want, a dark rich colour, NH, well centered, and it came with a Greene Foundation certificate. Even though it sold for almost 3 times catalogue, it could not match the $2,600 realized at an Eastern sale back in 2010. Registered stamps of this caliber are in great demand.
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of this sale, please click on the highlights button.
This sale had 6 new record prices:
next sale will be a public auction of “The Montclair Collection”