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12 April, 2007 - Shreves Philatelic Galleries Inc.

We have to take our hats off to the people at Shreve’s. Once again they have presented some outstanding Canadian stamps. Such quality and such prices! Looking at the results of the sale makes us wonder if we may be seeing another year like 2006 when large numbers of new record prices were set throughout the year.

What impressed us most about last year, besides the prices, was the quality of the early Canadian stamps that collectors had a chance to bid on. Why is it that stamps of outstanding quality began to appear in such large numbers? Was it the high prices? Was it the belief that prices were about to peak? Was it that a number of estates were being settled? It might have been a mix of all of these. Whatever it was, this Shreve’s sale makes us wonder how 2007 will play out. We are definitely optimistic.

But to make these wonderful results happen, we need to have buyers at auction. It is they who have the resources to bid the record prices. Why do they, or how can they bid so high? Is it because they have old money or new money? Old money goes on buying, year after year. New money comes and goes. Right now there’s a lot of new money around.

Enough speculating! Let’s have a look at the wonderful stamps that sold at this auction. At the end, we will show a few of the very special U.S. examples that stood out in the sale and also details of the 22 new record prices that were realized for the Canadian stamps.

Early Classics


Lot 1619
Scott 8
Catalogue $650
Realized $1,203


Lot 1622
Scott 15
Catalogue $350
Realized $917

 

 

Large Queens


Lot 1626
Scott 29 NH
Catalogue $75
Realized $1,661


Lot 1630
Unitrade 30i NH
Catalogue $150
Realized $2,063


Small Queens


Lot 1633
Scott 34
Catalogue $12
Realized $487


Lot 1645
Scott 38
Catalogue $500
Realized $4,011

 

Jubilees

 


Lot 1689
Scott 65
Catalogue $3,400
Realized $4,011

 

Maple Leafs


Lot 1690
Scott 66
Catalogue $20
Realized $183


Numerals


Lot 1697
Scott 75
Catalogue $45
Realized $458

Edward VII


Lot 1725
Scott 94
Catalogue $1,200
Realized $1,547


 

Quebec Tercentenary


Lot 1737
Scott 102
Catalogue $375
Realized $802


 

Admirals


Lot 1763
Scott 116
Catalogue $575
Realized $2,177


 

US Stamps Shine As Well!

If you think the prices for the Canadian stamps are impressive, have a look at these results for a few of the U.S. stamps:

 

All prices for the U.S stamps are in U.S. dollars


Lot 23
Scott 3
Catalogue $800
Realized $1,200


Lot 54
Scott 17
Catalogue $350
Realized $3,750

 


Lot 72
Scott 27
Catalogue $1,700
Realized $12,500


Lot 93
Scott 38
Catalogue $500
Realized $4,750

 


Lot 127
Scott 78a
Catalogue $2,500
Realized $5,250


Lot 200
Scott 128
Catalogue $3,250
Realized $16,000

 


Lot 242
Scott 163
Catalogue $3,000
Realized $12,000


Lot 302
Scott 231var
Catalogue $160
Realized $2,500

 

For further details of this sale, click on the Highlights button below:

 

This sale had 22 new record prices:

Scott No.
Description

NRPs
$
Previous NRPs
$
29
15¢ Large Queen
1661
1547
29
15¢ Large Queen
1547
1232
30i
15¢ Large Queen
2063
632
34
1/2¢ Small Queen
487
392
35i
1¢ Small Queen
917
425
37
3¢ Small Queen
1089
880
37c
3¢ Small Queen
716
450
37d
3¢ Small Queen
7162
5750
38
5¢ Small Queen
4011
3602
41a
3¢ Small Queen
1547
1100
42
5¢ Small Queen
2177
1050
45a
1 Small Queen
2865
1473
47i
50¢ Small Queen
1834
280
58
15¢ Jubilee
1446
1073
66
1/2¢ Maple Leaf
183
95
75
1¢ Numeral
458
257
90
2¢ Edward VII
458
325
110d
4¢ Admiral
372
310
118b
10¢ Admiral
309
165
122
$1 Admiral
487
467
124
2¢ Admiral
372
280
221a
5¢ George V imperf pr.
372
325

The prices realized for the Canadian stamps were converted at the rate of $1 US = $1.146 Cdn.


©2007, Canadian Stamp Auctions Ltd., Montréal, Québec, Canada