Canadian Stamp Auctions
Recent Auction Highlights
21 March, 2007 - Vance Auctions Ltd.
One of the things
most collectors admire is stamps with large borders. Stamps that have
them tend to stand out in auction catalogues and in any collection.
We found a beauty in this auction:
There seems to be no shortage of these imperforates. Here is how a number of them have done at auction in the past ten years:
3¢ Numeral – Large Borders
There’s only one way to describe the prices that these imperforate map stamps have been attracting in recent years, that is … "Ho hum!”. What’s so surprising about the above pair is that it actually attracted a great price, one which we think is well deserved. In fact, it’s a new record price.
Article by Bill Longley on the Map Stamp
There’s a great article on the 2¢ Map Stamp by Bill Longley in the latest edition of The Canadian Philatelist, the Journal of the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (May/June 2007 at page 154). In it, Bill looks at how collectors at various level of expertise, from beginner to expert, could carry out a programme of research on the map stamp. It’s a fascinating article, well written and supported by a number of helpful images
If ever you wanted to see the same stamp bid on twice so you could make a comparison, here’s your chance. The above 20¢ from the Scroll Set is very popular and often comes well centered, like the above two. The stamp is beautifully engraved and takes us back to a time when more people worked on the farm. What obviously distinguishes these two is the size of their borders. The second one with the large borders received a price twice as big!
This is the 5th set of imperforate cameo blocks for which we have recorded sales in the past three years. Prices for the earlier sets ranged from $2,100 to $2,750. Clearly the price realized in this sale was a strong advance over past prices.
This is a beautiful NH copy of the rare rose carmine shade with deep rich colour. The price is obviously a strong one and at first we thought it was a new record. However on checking we discovered that a year ago a copy sold for just under $2,000. However, looking at the prices over the last 10 years reveals that this is the fourth best price in that period and that’s quite an accomplishment.
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This sale had 4 new record prices:
The next Vance sale will be held on May 9, 2007.