Canadian Stamp Auctions
Recent Auction Highlights
28 June , 2012 - Vance Auctions Ltd.
In thanking all the bidders who participated in its previous sale in May, Vance commented:
There’s lots of interesting news here. First and foremost, the market remains strong and active. Vance reminds us that collectors in China and India are active, so keep an eye on these countries with their huge populations many of whom appear to be interested in stamps. Finally, Canadian imperforates are much sought after. These are regularly offered at Vance Auctions and, in fact, two of them sold in this sale at record prices.
We start off with
this 3p Beaver:
This copy had full OG and four full margins. It had a minute facial scratch and came with a 2012 Greene Foundation certificate. What a nice stamp.
Scott 8 - Never Hinged!
The condition of this stamp was mixed. It was a lovely fresh copy, seldom seen in NH condition. On the other hand, the border at the bottom was very narrow. We’re pleased to see that it came with a Greene certificate. This is reassuring for a stamp issued over 150 years ago that is still NH.
88 B & C - Frodel Forgery
We have seen fake PORT HOOD provisionals like these before on a number of occasions. Both of them were produced by André Frodel with h/s’s on the reverse. If these stamps had been genuine and on cover, they would have sold for over $15,000. Mr. Frodel must have had fun producing these. They will undoubtedly have a special place in the collection of the successful bidder.
Outstanding Imperforate Pairs
The prices for these
VF NH imperforate pairs were certainly on the strong side. In the case
of Scott 203a, the price was a new record, almost double the previous
record of $940 paid in 2008. This was a major leap in value and is an
example of what is happening with many of the imperforates from the
$2.00 Bill Stamp – Inverted center
This stamp doesn’t have the qualities we normally look for. It is off centre, has a relatively dark cancellation and appears to have a couple of short perfs at the top. But it is one of Canada’s rare inverted stamps. This is definitely worth noting in our report as Canada has so few of these. It came with a certificate. So maybe it isn’t the best quality...on the other hand, how many of us have a Canadian stamp with an inverted centre that you could buy for only one-third of its catalogue price? This gives you bragging rights!!
For more details
of this sale, please click on the highlights button.
sale had 3 new record prices:
next auction will take place on August 29, 2012.