Canadian Stamp Auctions
Recent Auction Highlights
30 July, 2009 - Lex de Ment Ltd.
could the person have been thinking when they took out their scissors
to cut these three stamps off the sheet. They obviously had no appreciation
for the beautiful large borders admired by collectors around the world.
We must admit it gets our dander up every time we see thin borders like
this on Canada’s early stamps. Could it be that a century and
a half ago, someone did this just to upset all future collectors!
This strip of three was described by Lex De Ment as “an outstanding showpiece” and, not surprisingly, he featured it on the front cover of the auction catalogue. Although the margins are narrow, the cancels are fairly light compared to what we often see on these Scott 1 stamps.
We get a smile on our face each time we see the above pig featured on the “Year of the Pig” stamp. It certainly seems to be one happy pig!
Whoever is designing these Chinese New Year stamps is doing a great job. The series, which began in 1997, has given Canadian collectors much to collect in terms of singles, inscription blocks, sheets and press sheets, together with all kinds of interesting varieties.