Canadian Stamp Auctions
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9 May, 2007 - Vance Auctions Ltd.
What a great sale
this was with 4 new record prices and strength across all areas of Canada.
One stamp that really stood out was s this very rare airmail stamp used
for a flight from Canada to the UK in 1927:
(Canada ) to London ( UK )
Scott 4a – Gorgeous Mint Example
We find this example of Canada’s early beaver particularly beautiful. The colour of the original 3¢ beaver on wove paper (Scott 4) issued an 1852 was “red”. A year later, in 1853, “brown red” copies were printed ( Scott 4a) and these have a slightly higher catalogue value.
It is so rare to see such a fine copy as this. Vance notes that the stamp has large margins and they are right because most copies, if they have any noticeable margins, may have 2 full margins, sometimes 3, but seldom 4 large even margins. After all, these stamps were separated by scissors and this probably was done, as when separating stamps today, in a hurry and not too carefully.
19¢ imperforate single
This is a very nice copy and we weren’t surprised to find that this was the best price we have on record for a single copy.
As usual, the bisect comes from the Maritimes where the use of bisects was more prevalent than in other parts of Canada and seemingly more accepted by the postal authorities. This one, dated October 24, 1884, was sent from Halifax.
Here is a group
of Jubilees that we thought might interest you:
Imperforates – With Noticeably Strong Prices
To tell the truth, these prices are better than what we would have expected it. This is the kind of surprise we like!
The stamp was issued by Canada Post on January 5, 2007 to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Since then, a number of sheets with the missing gold and silver have been found. At this point, it would seem that nobody feels comfortable estimating the number of copies that exist and what the present market value should be.
We have recorded three sales so far, with at least 2 more coming up in June. The prices realized have been $675, $410 and the above $475. As well, in March, Saskatoon Stamp & Coin offered a quantity for sale at $375 and in May, an inscription block sold for $925. It will be interesting to see where the price eventually settles.
Canadian Stamp News did a front page feature on this variety in its February 20, 2007 edition. This was less than 2 months after the stamp’s issue date.
For more details
on the sale, please click on the Highlights button below.
This sale had 4 new record prices:
The next Vance sale will be held on June 28, 2007.