Canadian Stamp Auctions
Recent Auction Highlights
16 December, 2007 - Matthew Bennett International
Here are the most interesting Canadian lots we spotted:
The full set of imperforate blocks of the Admiral set was offered in Lot 2953. We show 3 of the blocks above. The lot was lightly hinged in the top pairs only, the bottom pairs were NH. The group sold for 43% above catalogue.
The prices we have
shown above for all the Canadian stamps were converted at the rate of
$1 U.S.= $1.01 Canadian.
Matthew Bennett described this as “One of the best centered and most handsome examples of this renowned U.S. error extant”. They also noted, however, that it had disturbed gum, a small thin spot and a light crease at the bottom left.
Comments on the Auction
This firm has impressed us greatly with the quality of the Canadian stamps they have offered in their sales from time to time. We should acknowledge something else they do. For many of the Canadian stamps, they gave not only the Scott catalogue number, but also the numbers from the Unitrade and Stanley Gibbons catalogues. This takes a lot of trouble and expertise on their part, but it broadens the number of potential bidders.
We saw them doing
this for other countries as well. Taking Germany, for example, the Scott
and Michel catalogue numbers were given, together with the Michel values
in Euros and U.S. dollars. For Hong Kong, both the Scott and Stanley
Gibbons numbers were given, with the Stanley Gibbons values given in
£s and $US.
Having this information
saves prospective bidders a lot of time and gives them added certainty
about the identity of the stamps they may wish to bid on. We give a
tip of the hat to Matthew Bennett for this.