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27 June 2013 - Spink Shreves Galleries Inc.

 

The Fordwater Collection of Canada
and BNA Colonies

It has been sometime since a collection of Canadian stamps of this quality has been offered at auction. It is clear that whoever put it together knew what they were doing. It takes years to amass such a collection with much knowledge and patience. The results speak for themselves.

The key areas in this auction are the early Classics, the Large and Small Queens, with 10 new record prices resulting. Here are 35 of the more outstanding stamps:

 

Classics



Lot 121
Scott 7 OG
Catalogue $9,000
Realized $13,650

 



Lot 123
Scott 8 OG
Catalogue $1,000
Realized $1,522


Lot 124
Unitrade 8i NH
Catalogue $1,400
Realized $998



Lot 125
Unitrade 8ii OG
Catalogue $8,000
Realized $3,675

 



Lot 132
Scott 14a
Catalogue $5,000
Realized $3,675

 



Lot 135
Unitrade 15ii OG
Catalogue $1,875
Realized $2,310


Lot 143
Scott 19a LH
Catalogue $1,250
Realized $2,835



Lot 147
Scott 20 LH
Catalogue $750
Realized $1,890

 

 

Large Queens



Lot 153
Scott 24 LH
Catalogue $900
Realized $1,575


Lot 164
Scott 26 LH
Catalogue $2,000
Realized $2,940



Lot 170
Scott 28b OG
Catalogue $1,200
Realized $1,103

 



Lot 182
Scott 30 NH
Catalogue $110
Realized $473


Lot 184
Scott 30b NH
Catalogue $130
Realized $1,260



Lot 185
Scott 30c OG
Catalogue $5,250
Realized $4,200

 



Lot 186
Scott 30d Unused
Catalogue $25,000
Realized $12,600

 

 

Large Queens on Laid Paper



Lot 187
Scott 31
Catalogue $8,000
Realized $9,975


Lot 188
Scott 33
Catalogue $2,250
Realized $3,938

 

 

Small Queens

 



Lot 193
Scott 35 NH
Catalogue $55
Realized $630


Lot 194
Scott 35d NH
Catalogue $510
Realized $1,680

 



Lot 202
Scott 36e NH
Catalogue $700
Realized $4,463


Lot 203
Unitrade 36ii NH
Catalogue $300
Realized $604

 



Lot 204
Scott 37 NH
Catalogue $140
Realized $656


Lot 209
Scott 37d HR
Catalogue $10,000
Realized $6,563



Lot 211
Unitrade 37ii NH
Catalogue $1,650
Realized $1,575

 



Lot 214
Scott 39b NH
Catalogue $1,000
Realized $3,413

 



Lot 223
Scott 43 NH
Catalogue $240
Realized $788


Lot 225
Unitrade 43b NH
Catalogue $700
Realized $2,415

 

 

Jubilees



Lot 237
Scott 62
Catalogue $4,000
Realized $3,938

 

 

Numerals



Lot 251
Unitrade 84i
Catalogue $3,600
Realized $1,050

 

 

Admirals



Lot 257
Scott 139b NH
Catalogue $350
Realized $420


Lot 258
Scott 139c NH
Catalogue $1,250
Realized $1,785

 

 

Modern



Lot 262
Scott 535a
Catalogue $1,900
Realized $1,312

 



Lot 267
Unitrade 1767i
Catalogue $1,250
Realized $630

 

 

War Tax



Lot 277
Unitrade MR6ii NH
Catalogue $675
Realized $552


Lot 278
Scott MR7a NH
Catalogue $500
Realized $1,208

 

 


The sale had 9 new record prices:

Scott
Description
NRP
Previous NRP
15ii
5¢ Beaver, orange red
2,310
900
19a
17¢ Cartier, slate blue
2,835
1,760
33
3¢ LQ on laid paper, used
3,938
2,400
35d
1¢ SQ perf 11½ x 12
1,680
1,300
36e
SQ perf 11½ x 12
4,463
4,000
36ii
2¢ SQ blue green
604
325
37ii
3¢ SQ dull red, perf 11½ x 12
1,575
460
43b
6¢ SQ imperforate pair
2,415
1,288
139b
2¢ overprint, double surcharge
420
350

 

Spink Shreves Galleries must be very proud to have been chosen to be the auctioneers of this outstanding collection. Included in the offerings were stamps that once graced the collections of Gross, Trillium, Moody, Chapin, Morris, Julian Smith, Baillie, Dale-Lichtenstein, Firth, Schneider, Engel, Crossings, Steinberg, Nixon, Prager and Afab. Now, we do not pretend to know all these collectors, but we have seen a number whose collections have appeared at auction in the past and they were memorable.


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