Canadian Stamp Auctions
Recent Auction Highlights
27 October, 2006 - Shreves Philatelic Galleries Inc.
This is another one of those sales we came upon by chance. We can’t ignore it now that we spotted it because of the wonderful quality of the stamps and the high prices paid.
Out of 1373 lots,
46 were for Canadian stamps. But there was lots of quality in these
46 stamps and 4 new record prices. The sale was one of the Shreves “Collectors
Series Sales “which feature stamps from the U.S. and worldwide.
Here are some of the highlights of the Canadian section:
Shreves notes that the above Scott 13 is likely the finest used copy extant, with perforations virtually clear of the design. The 8¢ Small Queen is well centered and never hinged.
These two beautiful copies sold for new record prices. The large borders on the 3¢ are particularly noticeable
Low Values High Prices
These both went
for new record prices. The last record we have of a VF NH Scott 77a
selling at auction was in 2000, over six years ago. It sold for $75.
28 copies of this 1¢ Edward VII have sold at auction in the past ten years and only one of these sold for more than the above price. Not bad for a stamp that seems slightly off center.
Scott 97 and 98 are not that rare and yet look how well they did. The price for the 2¢ is a new record.
We find it hard to believe that none of the above prices set new records. They are so impressive and so is the quality of the stamps.
This 20¢ stamp from the “Scroll Set” goes from strength to strength. In this case, it set a new record price, up from the previous $177 record set in 2001. But the price pattern for the stamp is very erratic. A beautiful copy sold for $70 in 2005.
This sale had 4 new record prices
prices realized were converted at the rate of $1 US = $1.12 Cdn.