Canadian Stamp Auctions
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17 October, 2013 - Vance Auctions Ltd.
The people at Vance Auctions are sounding upbeat these days. These comments accompanied their latest auction catalogue:
“Collections, accumulations, and estate lots have been flowing into our offices at a nonstop rate. Some acquisitions have come in one or two albums, while others have come in many cartons. Three different holdings required a van to transport. We are now busy with the task of processing all of this new material, some of which is in the enclosed October catalogue.”
On opening the catalogue,
we quickly noticed this beautifully centered 1¢ Victoria, issued
in 1859. It was printed on very thick paper which has a catalogue value
in Unitrade that is four times that for the regular stamp:
Although it sold
for less than catalogue, it did establish a new record price. It had
a neat Goderich split ring CDS and came with a 2013 Greene certificate.
Here is another well centered stamp. It was issued in 1864 and had a SON 4-Ring 39 cancel. There was some slight staining on the reverse.
Small Queen – Beautifully Cancelled
This was quite a bargain for the collector who successfully bid for it. It was well centered and had as nice a cancel as one could ever wish for. Stamps like this really impress us!
The main feature we noted about this 1¢ stamp was its great centering. It was impressive and received a strong price as a consequence.
Not only were the stamps in this block all well centered, but the block was beautifully and carefully cancelled. Who could ask for more! Vance described it as “the nicest used block of this stamp we have seen.”
Here we have one of our favorite imperforate pairs that appear regularly at auction. The price is strong and would have been a record, but back in 2008, a similar pair sold at a Vance auction for $2,550. The stamp, which was issued in 1934, celebrated the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the United Empire Loyalists in Canada following the American Revolution.
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of this sale, please click on the highlights button.
This sale had 2 new record prices:
Vance's next sale will take place on January 30, 2014