Canadian Stamp Auctions
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29 October 2014 - R. Maresch & Son
Maresch reported that many record prices were realized in its last sale. The total realized for the sale well exceeded presale estimates. This auction had so many lots, almost 2400, that they had to be divided into three larger than usual sessions. We saw many beautiful, well centered stamps in the Canadian section, especially amongst the Admirals. We show some of the more noteworthy examples below.
This was a scarce used 6p Albert in the reddish purple shade on thick paper with mostly huge margins. Only four other used copies of this stamp have been sold since 2009 with prices ranging from $6,250 to $18,504.
Small Queen –Perf. 11½ x 12 Variety
This stamp came with full streaky NH gum and had the rare perforation 11½ x 12, as opposed to the regular 12x12. Its Scott value is $1,250 vs. $1000 for the regular stamp. We are surprised that there was such a small difference between the two. Why the surprise? Because mint copies of the regular 5¢ Small Queen appear regularly at auction but, since 2007, we have only recorded one other of this perf variety.
We really like
this stamp. Maresch described it as a “top margin copy with oversized
margins, an exceptional copy of this usually poorly centered stamp with
full original gum, a spectacular never hinged treasure.” We couldn’t
put it better than that.
Bridges Imperforate Plate Block
1907 Officially Sealed
In the past 6 years,
only two other copies of this beautiful stamp had been recorded by us
with prices ranging from $224 to $730. Like this one, all were NH. We
think this means that whoever owned them, respected them and handled
them with great care.
For more information about this sale, please click on the highlights button.
This sale had one new record price:
The date of Maresch’s next auction has not yet been determined