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26 November , 2014 - Eastern Auctions Limited
were in Cancun, Mexico as we wrote this review of Eastern’s
final auction in 2014.It was definitely a nicer place to be working
on stamps than back home in freezing Montreal. Eastern was good enough
to send us the images we needed before we left. We start off our commentary
with this 5¢ Small Queen with its huge margins:
the price realized may not seem impressive, we think the stamp definitely
is. It is postmarked Cloyne, Ontario and dated Feb. 6, 1896. What
It is interesting to see how collectors treat two copies of the same stamp when they have slightly different properties. The 1st copy above was the type serious collectors go for which is VF NH. The 2nd is in a slightly lower category since, while being described as a Gem, is LH. Sixty years ago, NH vs LH didn’t seem to be that important, but it certainly is now and a comparison of the above prices clearly shows this.
George V. Coils
are two more for comparison. Both are considered to be rare and collectible
judging from their catalogue values and the prices they usually realize
at auction. However a comparison of the prices vs. catalogue above
shows a greater to closeness to catalogue for the first and a bit
less so for the second, even though it seems better centered.
Collectors of Canadian perfins continue to show great interest when examples of this specialized area are offered at auction. Eastern presented a large selection in its November sale. Here are a few interesting examples:
two were VF NH
These two were used and clearly drew better bids. Part of their attraction was the fact they were so nicely cancelled.
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Eastern’s next sale will be a public auction to be held in Halifax on February 20, 2015