Canadian Stamp Auctions
Recent Auction Highlights
4 June, 2010 - H.R. Harmer Inc.
Harmer’s 2010 summer sale took place recently at Costa Mesa, California. Our eyes opened wide when we saw this amazing mint copy of Canada’s first stamp:
How hard would it be to acquire a Scott 1 in mint condition? Say that in 1995, a collector decided he had to have one of these stamps for his collection and it had to be a VF copy without flaws. He would have only had two chances to buy one in the following 15 years and he would have needed to be prepared to better the above price prices of $42,000 and $50,350. If he also wanted a copy that had some trace of gum, he would still be waiting because none of these have been offered for sale since 1987.
The above copy of the “inverted seaway” was nicely centered for this popular variety and NH. It sold for a new record price, just beating the previous record of $11,198, set three months ago.
We couldn’t ignore the sale at the Harmer auction of this “Inverted Jenny”. It had some condition issues. Two copies were offered in the sale and sold for $145,000 and $180,000 respectively. In addition, a block of four sold for $1,700. The fact it was a forgery, engraved in Germany, explains the low price. Harmer described it as ``a wonderful space filler!
This sale had 2 new record prices
prices realized for the Canadian material were converted at the rate
of $1US = $1.05 Cdn.