Canadian Stamp Auctions
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23 April , 2014 - Eastern Auctions Limited
1st Prize –
Collector in California
It is clear there is a strong interest in Eastern’s auctions in both Canada and the U.S.
We now start our review with these 2 Large Queens:
It is not often we get a chance to see the two shade varieties of the half-cent Small Queen side by side. Both were NH. The copy on the left was the regular black shade and that on the right, the grey black shade.
Here we have two examples from the Admiral set, one of Canada’s more popular sets with bidders. We chose these two because they were ever so slightly off centre and we emphasize the word slightly. However the bidders must have focused on their centering, judging from the prices realized which were modest at best.
This was such a beautiful example of the Weeping Princess and, as Eastern notes, it is seldom seen used. Clearly the postal clerk took care in cancelling the block. The cancellation is perfectly centered and is not a heavy one. The tear appears below the eye of the Princess in the upper left stamp in the block. It has been our experience that this particular variety seldom attracts a strong price. This is certainly the case above.
Here are 2 perfins from the 1930s. Both were VF NH. The prices may not be impressive when compared to their catalogue values, but they certainly are when compared to the values for the regular stamps. This is what we find so special about these perfins. It shows there is a solid market for them. What is the regular Scott price for a non-perfin? In the case of the above 10¢ Mountie, it is $10.50 and for the 1¢ Royal Visit, it is $0.35.
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Eastern’s next sale is a public auction taking place May 29-30, 2014 in Halifax. It is being held in connection with the annual show of the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada and features The Montclair Collection of Canadian Postage Stamps.