Canadian Stamp Auctions
Recent Auction Highlights
26 January , 2011 - Vance Auctions Ltd.
first auction this year was a strong one. There was a nice balance between
the VF NH mint stamps and those with very collectible early cancellations.
Both types attracted strong bids, resulting in three new record prices.
We start off with this amazing jumbo:
House of Commons Cancels
As our viewers probably know, we’re very pleased to see the bidders pay attention to used stamps that are rare like these. They can be just as scarce as the VF NH stamps that usually get most of the attention.
Small Queen – Imprint Block
Vance noted that it was NH, which is unusual and had a catalogue value of $9,600. So, why the lower estimate? It’s probably because there were a few faults. The lower right stamp had a trifle missing gum and there were faults in the selvage. This same block sold at auction a year ago for $2,000.
Jubilees – attractive cancels
We present below
three lots of Jubilees with interesting cancels:
This beautifully cancelled pair was part of a collection of 35 1¢ and 2¢ Jubilees with town cancels, squared circles, pre-cancels and some with early dates. The above pair of the 1¢ came with a lovely SON Parkdale, Toronto 24 August 1897 duplex cancel.
This lovely stamp came from an accumulation of 80 3¢ Jubilees selected for their postmarks. Included were many nice town cancels, squared circles, duplex cancels, and a few early cancels from the stamp’s first week of use.
These are two varieties of the same stamp. The first stamp, showing the dark blue inscriptions that are misplaced on the stamp, sold for a surprisingly low value, even less than the estimate. This variety is not listed in Unitrade.
The second stamp
shows the dark blue inscriptions completely omitted. Only 25 of these
are known to exist. Although Unitrade gives it a catalogue value of
$2000, it only sold for $975 and this, surprisingly, represents a new
record price, beating the previous one of $865 set in 2009.
Newfoundland - de Pinedo Airmail Cover
For more details
on this sale, please click on the highlights button.
This sale had three new record prices:
Vance's next auction will take place on March 16, 2011