Canadian Stamp Auctions
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Vance's 36th Anniversary of Auctions
Vance also announced the birth of his first grandchild, a baby girl named Elyse Milena Carmichael. What a wonderful event for the Carmichael family. You can see where this news is going when Vance states “Maybe our new issue will be a fourth generation stamp dealer!”
This sale featuring
two very valuable stamps from Newfoundland:
C1 had a slight hinge thin, but was beautifully centered. It came with a 1997 Greene Foundation certificate. C5, also well centered, was VF LH and came with a 2002 British Philatelic Association certificate. For those of you who are interested, the first stamp was sold to a collector in Canada and the second to a collector in Japan. .
Scott 4 - Rare Dated Beaver
There are so many of these 5¢ beavers that they seldom attract a whole lot of attention. But this one sure did with its amazing borders! Vance called them “huge boardwalk” margins. We always marvel to see stamps like this.
Jumbos of the ½¢ Jubilee are not that rare. We have seen a number of them. Nevertheless, this example looks quite strange with its “monstrous margin “at the bottom. We find this bottom margin actually detracts from the beauty of the stamp.
The price paid for this pair surprised us. The 1¢ coil stamps are clearly off-centre. The top stamp in the 2¢ pair is centered low. Granted the Admiral coils are in great demand these days, but for these two pairs to attract this price seems to be pushing it. But then, over the past year, a number of the prices at the Vance sales have surprised us on the upside. Good for them!
This top margin imperforate pair is quite special and with this No. 2 plate number, it is, according to Vance, probably unique.
The Unitrade Catalogue notes that there are 250 of these fully imperforate stamps. We have a record of two other plate blocks, 1 fully imperforate and 1 partially imperforate. These two plates and the one in this sale are all from Plate No. 2.
Scott puts a value
of $180 in a no hinged imperforate pair of this 3¢ Parliament.
Because of the plate number, Vance put an estimate of $300 on it and
it received a successful bid of $344. We wonder why one of the previous
owners did two things. First, why did he cut it so close on the left
side? Second, why have only 2 stamps, why not 4, 6 or 8 which would
be more normal for a plate block of this era? After all, this was part
of a plate block and should be treated as such. Maybe we are just a
bit jealous. Even as is, it would be a jewel in any collection.
Slightly Crooked Pair
– a normal stamp!
We show this stamp in our review because, in our experience, it is very rare to see a well centered 8¢ registered stamp. It is XF OG. The fact it only sold for its catalogue value and not a whole lot more is a bit surprising. It was described as having “spectacular centering” by Vance and, because of this, we would say that the buyer did very well to get it at this price.
Once again, Vance has presented a wonderful auction with many interesting lots.
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This sale had one new record price: