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29 January, 2009 - Spink Shreves Galleries Inc.

The Collector's Series

We have been following this firm’s Collector’s Series of auctions for three years now and have come to expect the highest standards in all the material they offer. This sale was no exception. It contained excellent U.S., Canadian and worldwide material. The Canadian section was described as follows:

“A highly desirable offering, highlighted by two private collections - one being a specialized collection of Large and Small Queens and the other featuring stamps of an exceptional quality”

Our viewers may have noted the reduction in prices realized at Canadian stamp auctions since last September. Not so in this sale. The prices were generally strong with 27 new record prices. We were nicely surprised and definitely impressed. We present below a small selection of stamps from the sale.

The prices realized in the sale were converted at the rate of $1.00 U.S. = $1.22 Cdn.

Highlights from the Sale


Classics


Lot 977
Scott 4
Catalogue $240
Realized $976

Lot 979
Scott 7
Catalogue $8,000
Realized $8,845

 


Lot 982
Scott 10
Catalogue $5,500
Realized $8,845

Lot 986
Scott 19
Catalogue $1,100
Realized $3,965

 

 

Large Queens


Lot 990
Scott 21
Catalogue $100
Realized $1,220

Lot 992
Scott 22
Catalogue $600
Realized $2,562

 

 


Lot 1000
Scott 24b
Catalogue $900
Realized $4,575

 

 


Lot 1002
Unitrade 24iv
Catalogue $3,000
Realized $3,660

Lot 1003
Scott 25
Catalogue $7,600
Realized $5,795

 

 

Small Queens


Lot 1035
Scott 36 NH
Catalogue $75
Realized $671

 


Lot 1047
Scott 38 NH
Catalogue $925
Realized $5,490

 

 

Jubilees


Lot 1094
Scott 61 NH
Catalogue $2,400
Realized $3,172

 

 


Lot 1096
Scott 62 NH
Catalogue $3,750
Realized $5,185

Lot 1097
Scott 63 NH
Catalogue $4,000
Realized $5,795

 

 

 

Other Early Sets


Lot 1106
Scott 73
Catalogue $1,250
Realized $4,270

Lot 1107
Scott 76
Catalogue $60
Realized $256

Lot 1115
Scott 84
Catalogue $1,100
Realized $2,684

 

 

 


Lot 1129
Scott 100
Catalogue $350
Realized $1,464

Lot 1133
Scott 102
Catalogue $500
Realized $1,525

 


Lot 1136
Scott 103
Catalogue $625
Realized $1,952

 


Lot 1197
Scott 176
Catalogue $400
Realized $762

 

Many of the above stamps came from well known collections and in particular, the collection of Dr. Choi-Lok Tang of Hong Kong. This outstanding collection was offered by Charles Shreves in 2006 and resulted at the time in an astounding 63 new record prices.


Outstanding U.S. stamps

Many of our viewers collect stamps issued by the United States. It is not often we see the stamps of that country offered in such a high quality. Here is a small sample:


Lot 33
Scott 5A
Catalogue $16,000
Realized $16,000

Lot 74
Scott 21
Catalogue $2,785
Realized $12,000

 


Lot 223
Scott 132
Catalogue $4,500
Realized $11,000

 


Lot 250
Scott 191
Catalogue $ 1,000
Realized $1,700

Lot 258
Scott 214
Catalogue $230
Realized $2,600

 

 


Lot 287
Scott 236
Catalogue $215
Realized $19,000

 

 

 

This sale had 27 new record prices:

Scott No.
Description
NRP
10(u)
6p Albert
8,845
21
1/2¢ Large Queen
1,220
22
1¢ Large Queen
2,562
24b
2¢ Large Queen
4,575
29e
15¢ Large Queen
1,220
36
2¢ Small Queen
671
38
5¢ Small Queeb
5,490
40a
10¢ Small Queen
1,403
51
2¢ Small Queen
329
71
6¢ Maple Leaf
823
73
10¢ Maple Leaf
4,270
100
7¢ Quebec Tercentenary
1,464
102
15¢ Quebec Tercentenary
1,525
102
15¢ Quebec Tercentenary
1,098
103
20¢ Quebec Tercentenary
1,952
110c
4¢ Admiral
640
119c
20¢ Admiral
640
119c
20¢ Admiral
610
120
50¢ Admiral
762
123i
1¢ Admiral coil - paste up pair
610
129
3¢ Admiral coil pair
457
130
3¢ Admiral coil pair
640
176
50¢ Grand Pré
762
727a
$2 Kluane - silver inscriptions omitted
518
1375c
$1 Yorkton - inscription omitted
518
E1ii
10¢ Special Delivery - no shading in tablet
579
MR2D
2¢ War Tax
1,037


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