Canadian Stamp Auctions
Recent Auction Highlights
28 April, 2010 - Robert A. Siegel Galleries
recent Siegel auction in NY City featured general foreign stamps and
covers with strong sections of Great Britain and the British Commonwealth.
There were a fair number of Canadian stamps amongst which were some
exceptional examples, as shown below.
We have recorded only two other copies of this stamp in used condition in the past 10 years. This is a new record price. Note the tiny traces of the red transit market at the lower left corner.
The stamp on the right is perfectly centered and has huge jumbo margins. It really stands out as special.
This stamp had choice centering and jumbo margins all around. Not surprisingly, it attracted a new record price. The previous record was $1,250, this is quite a jump!
This block had precise centering and was a real showpiece.
This is the second time this year we have seen this variety with the imperforate margin at the right. Only 10 copies exist. The fact there are so few surprised us as the variety doesn’t seem to be that unusual. There is one other stamp in this set of five that also has an imperforate margin (Unitrade 143i).
It is not often one sees the "Inverted Seaway" variety as well centred as this. It attracted a new record price of $11,198, up from $10,800.
This stamp, with the missing black inscriptions, is rare, but the price realized doesn’t seem to reflect this. This is the 5th copy we have recorded in the past 10 years. Interestingly, all four others were centered low. This copy was not only well centered but is a corner copy with the margins attached.
It has been over two years since we last reviewed a Siegel auction. It’s good to see them back with an offering of Canadian stamps of this quality.