Canadian Stamp Auctions
Recent Auction Highlights
March, 2012 - Ron Leith Public Auctions
It’s always exciting to review a Ron Leith auction catalogue. He puts so much spirit into his descriptions and he certainly offers a most interesting selection of stamps, covers, postcards, airmails and reference books.
We noted some unusual items such as actor Rudolph Valentino’s signed photograph which sold for $160. Of interest for stamp collectors was the Scott Hansberger collection of early dated stamp covers. One of them sold for $1,400. We also noted the set of auction catalogues from the Harmer sale of the Dale-Lichtenstein collection of BNA which went for $170. We acquired a set of these a few years ago and were greatly impressed by the material it contained.
Our review starts
off with these two 5¢ beavers. The first was mint and the second
The first was a beautiful copy with original gum, seldom seen so well centered. It amazes us that a stamp with such minuscule borders can be centered at all. The Scott catalogue states that the values for the stamps of this set “are for examples with perfs touching the design”. The second stamp was the 12 x 11.95 perf variety.
3¢ Small Queen – Rare “Kiss Print ” Variety
Collectors so admire
these beautiful jumbos:
Impressive Revenue Plate Blocks
This is a small insight into this most interesting sale. We look forward to the next one.