Canadian Stamp Auctions
Recent Auction Highlights
29 August , 2012 - Vance Auctions Ltd.
Once again, we marvel at the breadth of this Vance auction. Of approximately 7,000 lots, only 2,000 or so were Canadian. The other 5,000 were from other countries. You might ask what the biggest issue is with many of the stamps in this and so many other auctions. The answer is quality. Stamp after stamp is a bit or fully off centre, particularly with the older stamps.
One of the exceptions that we noticed is the quality of the Canadian imperforate stamps that Vance has managed to attract to its sales on a regular basis. In this sale, there were many of them and most were well centered. Amongst the imperforate pairs from the Quebec Tercentenary set, there were 5 new record prices and that’s impressive!
We start off with
a favorite of ours, mini-collections of stamps with interesting cancellations.
Here are two examples:
Here's how some of the others did:
Large Queens - Large Borders
We liked the large borders on the above stamps. Their centering wasn’t quite perfect, but the borders were unusually wide and collectors like this. Judging from the prices realized, the bidders clearly appreciated their qualities.
Vance called this a showpiece that has not been seen on the market in years. As can be seen, it is a strip of three of the brown red 10¢ Small Queen. It has brownish yellow gum and a nice “10” plate inscription. It is VF with a minor bend in the top selvedge.
Nice looking Jubilees
Each of these was NH and had better than average centering.
Arch Issue – Imperforate Blocks
Royal William – with Prime Minister’s autograph
The above stamp was signed by R. B. Bennett, the Prime Minister of Canada. He was Canada’s eleventh Prime Minister from 1930-1935 during the Great Depression. He is the only Canadian PM who was not buried in Canada.
This unusual cover was described as follows:
For more details
of this sale, please click on the highlights button.
sale had 6 new record prices:
Vance's next auction will take place on October 17, 2012.