Canadian Stamp Auctions
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27 November, 2013 - R. Maresch & Son
This was the first of two auctions held by Maresch on two consecutive days. It contained stamps from the “Bedlington Collection”. This one owner sale represents a lifetime of acquisitions by a knowledgeable and serious collector of better Canada and Provincial issues, from Pence issues to Admirals.
We start off with
two unusually well centered stamps from Canada’s early classics.
This copy of the 2¢ rose was described as a crisply printed and post office fresh example of the “dash in lower right ‘2’ variety, amazingly well centered with full o.g., VF HR. This is the only copy of this variety that we have recorded in the past 10 years.”
This is the orange red on crisp thin paper variety from the first printing. It came with full OG and was heavily hinged. It is rare indeed. Only two other copies have sold in the past 10 years.
Why was a price so high for this stamp that was clearly off center? Maresch explains that the stamp was “with strong stitch watermark, centered to top with some disturbed o.g. but according to U.C.S. is only supposed to exist used, so that the usual catalogue value columns have been stroked out....a unique and outstanding rarity of the first order, with 2013 Greene Foundation certificate.”
It will be interesting to see if Unitrade will list the above price in its next specialized catalogue.
8¢ Numeral- Top Margin Copy
What a lovely stamp. It was VF NH with just a bit of the imprint showing on the left hand side of the margin label . Not surprisingly for a stamp of this quality, it received a record price of $1,800 which was well ahead of the previous record of $1,512.
These two imperforates were VF NH. The prices realized were on the low side which surprised us as they are both better than usual, especially the Scott 199a. Usually this is a bit off centre. So, the new owners can be happy they did so well.
Here is another one of the many beautiful imperforates that appeared in this sale. It too was VF NH. While it appears regularly at auction, we have not recorded a sale in the past 2½ years. The price realized was strong compared to others in prior sales.
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This sale had 5 new record prices:
next auction is expected in February 2014