Canadian Stamp Auctions

New Record Prices

realized at auction during the year 2006 
(comparison limited to the past ten years)

(For your convenience, the most recent updates are highlighted in blue)
Scott
Cat. No.
Denomi-
nation
Scott
Cat. Value
New Record 
Price Realised
Auction
House
Date
of Sale
Previous
Record
Record
Date
Early Classics
2 6d 13,500 51,000 Eastern 1 Dec. 23,500 2004
2b(u) 6d 2,500 U 3,675 M. Bennett 11 Nov. 2,500 2005
3 12d 80,000 214,500 Sotheby's 10 May 135,000 2002
3(u) 12d 55,000 229,600 Shreves 30 Sept. 57,500 2006
3(u) 12d 55,000 57,500 M. Bennett 30 May 27,000 2004
3Pi 12d 2,000 U 1,800 Eastern 1 Dec. 1,600 2003
3Piii 12d 6,000 U 4,500 Eastern 1 Dec. 2,804 1998
3TC 12d 5,000 U 3,360 Shreves 30 Sept. 2,800 2000
4c 3d 3,250 4,000 Eastern 1 Dec. 2,489 2004
4i 3d 350 U 1,600 Eastern 24 June 1,300 2001
4x 3d 1,000 U 1,008 Shreves 30 Sept. 1,000 1999
5 6d 9,500 40,000 Eastern 1 Dec. 7,250 2004
5b 6d 12,500 42,000 Eastern 1 Dec. 14,410 2004
5d 6d 10,000 30,800 Sotheby's 10 May - -
5i 6d 5,000 U 4,000 Eastern 4 Nov. 1,600 2005
7(u) 10d 1,500 4,480 Shreves 30 Sept. 3,626 2000
7ii(u) 10d 3,500 U 5,500 M. Bennett 30 May 3,000 1995
9 7½d 6,500 17,600 Sotheby's 10 May 8,500 2005
10 6d 13,500 38,500 Sotheby's 10 May 20,960 2004
12 3d 3,500 28,000 Eastern 1 Dec. 4,912 2004
14 275 952 Shreves 30 Sept. 880 2006
14 275 880 Sotheby's 10 May 800 2000
14a 3,000 6,050 Sotheby's 10 May 3,000 1995
14iv 1,500 U 1,703 Firby 21 Oct. 742 2004
15iii(u) 300 U 624 Firby 21 Oct. 325 2005
16 10¢ 8,250 10,500 Eastern 1 Dec. 7,860 2004
16i 10¢ 15,000 U 11,000 Eastern 1 Dec. 9,250 1998
17a 10¢ 800 2,420 Sotheby's 10 May 917 2004
19 17¢ 825 6,600 M. Bennett 30 May 2,300 2004
19a 17¢ 825 1,760 Sotheby's 10 May 575 1997
20 450 1,500 Eastern 4 Nov. 935 2006
20 450 935 Sotheby's 10 May 600 2000
Large Queens
22 525 2,016 Shreves 30 Sept. 1,150 2001
22a 2,500 6,000 Eastern 1 Dec. 930 2003
22b 525 4,125 M. Bennett 30 May 1,200 1999
23a 1,400 4,250 Eastern 4 Nov. 2,900 1999
24a 2,500 6,250 Eastern 1 Dec. 3,740 2006
24a 2,250 3,740 Sotheby's 10 May 3,602 2004
24ii 950 2,800 Eastern 4 Nov. 1,300 1999
24b 2,500 3,920 Shreves 30 Sept. 2,602 2004
25 1,000 5,000 Eastern 1 Dec. 2,800 2006
25 1,000 2,800 Eastern 1 Dec. 2,688 2006
25 1,000 2,688 Shreves 30 Sept. 2,500 2000
25a 3,250 4,750 Eastern 1 Dec. 2,100 2005
27 1,500 3,920 Shreves 30 Sept. 3,500 2001
27a 1,250 2,100 Eastern 1 Dec. 1,430 2006
27a 1,150 1,430 Sotheby's 10 May 875 2000
27b 6,500 U 4,000 Eastern 4 March 2100 2004
28i 12½¢ 1,500 U 1,904 Shreves 30 Sept. 1,250 2006
28i 12½¢ 1,500 U 1,250 Eastern 4 March 1100 2002
29 15¢ 75 1,232 Shreves 30 Sept. 605 2006
29 15¢ 67 605 Sotheby's 10 May 525 2003
29c 15¢ 5,000 5,000 Eastern 1 Dec. 1,013 2004
30b 15¢ 100 1,760 M. Bennett 30 May 1,500 1995
30d 15¢ 9,000 35,200 Sotheby's 10 May 9,750 1995
30c 15¢ 4,000 5,500 Eastern 1 Dec. 3,000 2004
33 
10,000
8,250
Vance 18 Oct.
2,400
1973
33 
10,000
3,750
Maresch 27 June
2,400
1973
Small Queens
34 ½¢ 12 392 Shreves 30 Sept. 220 2004
34b 1/2¢ 675 1,100 Eastern 1 Dec. 1,045 2006
34iii 1/2¢ 1,000 U 550 M. Bennett 30 May 450 2004
35ii 375 U 621 M. Bennett 11 Nov. 450 2004
35vii 900 U 1,320 M. Bennett 30 May 340 2004
35a 125 980 Shreves 30 Sept. 722 2002
35c 3,500 2,600 Eastern 1 Dec. 1,550 1996
35
200
1,300
Eastern 4 Nov.
600
2006
35
200
600
Eastern 24 June
375
2000
36 60 644 Shreves 30 Sept. 475 1999
36d 80 560 Shreves 30 Sept. 230 1996
36e 350 2,200 M. Bennett 30 May 775 2000
37 80 880 M. Bennett 30 May 475 1996
37b 1,000 3,750 Eastern 1 Dec. 750 1996
37i 1,500 U 1,900 Eastern 1 Dec. 775 1996
39b 650 4,400 M. Bennett 30 May 3,250 1999
40a 10¢ 675 896 Shreves 30 Sept. 800 1996
40e 10¢ 2,000 U 7,425 M. Bennett 30 May 1,850 2004
41 50 650 Eastern 1 Dec. 420 2006
41 50 420 Shreves 30 Sept. 375 2003
43a 200 2,310 M. Bennett 30 May 500 2000
43b 500 1,625 Eastern 1 Dec. 1,288 2006
43b 500 1,288 Shreves 30 Sept. 538 2002
43i
525 U
1,380
Sotheby's 10 May
620
2003
43i
525 U
1,320
M. Bennett 30 May
600
2001
44a 225 1,176 Shreves 30 Sept. 725 1999
45 10¢ 500 3,575 M. Bennett 30 May 3,250 2004
45b 1 475 1,350 Eastern 4 Nov. 725 1997
46 20¢ 375 2,024 Shreves 30 Sept. 1,600 2001
47 50¢ 375 2,530 M. Bennett 30 May 1,800 2001
47a 5 1,000 1,680 Shreves 30 Sept. 1,350 2004
Jubilees
50 1/2¢ 250 475 Eastern 24 June 450 2004
51 50 244 Shreves 30 Sept. 185 2000
52 55 280 Shreves 30 Sept. 210 2002
54 5¢ 125 560 Shreves 30 Sept. 375 2006
54 125 350 Maresch 27 June 325 2000
54 125 375 Eastern 24 June 350 2006
54i 5¢ 240 U 340 Firby 21 Oct. 294 1998
57 10¢ 250 672 Shreves 30 Sept. 518 1998
58 15¢ 500 1,073 M. Bennett 11 Nov. 1,008 2006
58 15¢ 500 1,008 Shreves 30 Sept. 800 2000
59 20¢ 500 1,243 M. Bennett 11 Nov. 1,064 2006
59 20¢ 500 1,064 Shreves 30 Sept. 775 1999
60i 50¢ 975 U 5,500 M. Bennett 30 May 375 2000
62 $2 3,250 5,250 Eastern 24 June 4,500 1999
63 $3 3,400 5,500 Maresch 27 June 4,500 1999
63 $3 3,400 12,100 M. Bennett 30 May 5,500 2006
64 $4 3,400 7,945 Firby 21 Oct. 3,300 1996
Maple Leafs
66i ½¢ 270 U 406 M. Bennett 14 Dec. - -
67 57 280 Shreves 30 Sept. 230 2000
68 70 213 Shreves 30 Sept. 175 2003
70 240 870 Firby 17 March 675 2005
70a 600 726 Eastern 1 Dec. 550 1999
71a 1,200 2,100 Eastern 4 Nov. 1,100 2000
72a 925 850 Eastern 4 Nov. 825 2000
72a 925 860 Vance 18 Oct. 825 2000
72i 1,200 U 732 Eastern 1 Dec. 264 2006
Numerals and Maps
74a
½¢
550
605
Sotheby's 10 May
475
2000
75 45 257 Shreves 27 Oct. 140 2000
75i 150 U 225 M. Bennett 14 Dec. 160 2003
76 45 336 Shreves 30 Sept. 144 2005
77 45 476 Shreves 30 Sept. 170 2000
77a 50 448 Shreves 27 Oct. 110 2000
77c
650
605
Sotheby's 10 May
325
2004
77d 850 1,300 Eastern 1 Dec. 800 2006
77d
850
800
Eastern 24 June
750
1995
77e
12,500
13,750
Sotheby's 10 May
11,000
1992
80a
1,250
1,650
Sotheby's 10 May
2,500
2004
82 350 1,512 Shreves 30 Sept. 1,375 2006
82
350
1,050
Maresch 27 June
850
1998
82
350
1,375
M. Bennett 30 May
1,050
2006
82a
1,250
1,210
Sotheby's 10 May
1,200
2001
82i
900 U
797
M. Bennett 30 May
500
2001
83 10¢ 575 1,456 Shreves 30 Sept. 1.320 2006
83
10¢
575
1,320
M. Bennett 30 May
1,300
1999
84 2 925 4,200 Shreves 30 Sept. 2,420 2006
84
20¢
925
2,420
M. Bennett 30 May
2,300
2001
84a
20¢
2,500
2,200
Sotheby's 10 May
1,800
1991
85 62 420 Shreves 30 Sept. 325 2005
85a
450
550
Sotheby's 10 May
425
2004
87 40 208 M. Bennett 14 Dec. 75 2006
87
29
75
Eastern
15 March
66
2004
88 52 220 M. Bennett 14 Dec. 179 2006
88 52 179 Shreves 30 Sept. 144 2006
88
42
144
Vance
22 March
105
2003
Edward VII
89 37 280 Maresch 28 Feb 230 2003
89a 450 600 Eastern 4 March 565 2005
90iii 750 U 375 Eastern 1 Dec. 362 1995
90vii 225 U 412 M. Bennett 30 May 160 2006
90viii 5,000 U 4,125 M. Bennett 30 May 360 1971
90c 12,000 14,850 Sotheby's 10 May 13,100 2004
91 375 850 Eastern 24 June 800 2006
91 375 3,575 M. Bennett 30 May 850 2006
91 375 800 Bow City 29 March 750 2003
91a 1,000 1,624 Shreves 30 Sept. 945 2002
92
330
620
Vance 31 Aug
557
2003
92iii 900 U 1,064 Shreves 30 Sept. 900 2002
93 10¢ 675 2,420 M. Bennett 30 May 1,100 1999
93a 10¢ 1,000 1,008 Shreves 30 Sept. 825 2002
Quebec Tercentrary
97a 900 770 Sotheby's 10 May 400 2006
98 57 364 Shreves 27 Oct. 170 2000
98a 900 600 Eastern 1 Dec. 410 2005
99a 900 600 Eastern 1 Dec. 570 2005
100 310 1,008 Shreves 30 Sept. 750 2003
100a 900 475 Eastern 1 Dec. 440 2006
100a 525 440 Sotheby's 10 May 360 2005
101 10¢ 325 1,232 Shreves 30 Sept. 825 2003
101a 10¢ 900 1,300 Eastern 1 Dec. 440 2006
101a 10¢ 525 440 Sotheby's 10 May 385 2005
102 15¢ 375 1,017 M. Bennett 11 Nov. 840 2006
102 15¢ 375 840 Shreves 30 Sept. 825 2003
102 15¢ 375 840 Shreves 30 Sept. 825 2003
102a 15¢ 900 1,400 Eastern 1 Dec. 715 2006
102a 15¢ 900 715 Sotheby's 10 May 470 2005
103a 20¢ 900 575 Eastern 1 Dec. 440 2006
103a 20¢ 525 440 Sotheby's 10 May 405 2005
Admirals
104 32 257 Shreves 30 Sept. 210 2006
104 22 210 Eastern 15 March 90 2001
104c 90 U 125 Bow City 29 March 75 1995
105 32 269 Shreves 30 Sept. 140 2005
105d 30 319 M. Bennett 30 May 125 2001
106ii 90 U 257 Shreves 30 Sept. 140 2002
106iv 105 U 392 Shreves 30 Sept. 160 2002
106v U 450 Eastern 1 Dec. 80 1996
107ii 60 U 336 Shreves 30 Sept. 180 2002
108b 120 U 377 M. Bennett 14 Nov. 75 2000
108c 75 U 168 Shreves 30 Sept. 160 1999
109 30 224 Shreves 30 Sept. 130 2006
109 30 130 Eastern 19 July 110 1997
110 105 560 Shreves 30 Sept. 150 2000
110b 195 U 377 M. Bennett 14 Nov. 286 2006
110b 195 U 286 M. Bennett 30 May 220 2003
111 300 1,232 Shreves 30 Sept. 950 2001
112b 2,900 2,688 Shreves 30 Sept. 1,400 2004
113 105 504 Shreves 30 Sept. 350 2000
113a 210 U 420 Shreves 30 Sept. 297 2006
113a 210 U 297 M. Bennett 30 May 200 2001
113b 750 U 650 Eastern 15 March 550 2003
114 52 290 M. Bennett 14 Nov. 240 2002
114b 120 U 364 Shreves 30 Sept. 150 2001
115 77 366 Shreves 30 Sept. 285 2003
115a 2,900 2,800 Shreves 30 Sept. 1,850 2000
116 10¢ 575 2,576 Shreves 30 Sept. 2,100 2000
117 10¢ 106 400 Eastern 1 Dec. 230 2006
117 10¢ 80 230 Maresch 28 Feb 225 2003
117a 10¢ 195 U 420 Shreves 30 Sept. 185 2003
117ii 10¢ 225 U 476 Shreves 30 Sept. 325 2003
118 10¢ 100 392 Shreves 30 Sept. 365 2005
119 2 240 588 Shreves 30 Sept. 425 2005
119iv 20¢ 450 U 550 M. Bennett 30 May 525 2003
120 5 200 756 Shreves 4 Sept. 600 2003
120a 5 475 1,900 Eastern 4 Nov. 450 2003
120ii 5 600 U 900 Eastern 4 Nov. 525 2005
120i 50¢ 750 U 2,310 M. Bennett 30 May 1,050 2004
122 $1 230 467 M. Bennett 30 May 400 2003
123 210 280 Eastern 24 Jul. 230 2003
130 pr 260 550 Eastern 1 Dec. 475 2003
130a 1,300 2.700 Eastern 1 Dec. 1,500 2006
130a 825 1,500 Eastern 4 Mar. - -
133 pr 260 550 Eastern 1 Dec. 500 2004
135i 210 U 316 M. Bennett 11 Nov. 220 2005
139a 300 551 M. Bennett 14 Nov. 525 2005
Imperforates & Modern
139c 500 715 M. Bennett 30 May 350 2004
157 20¢ 100 246 Shreves 27 Oct. 177 2001
157a 20¢ 225 290 Eastern 24 July 245 2005
158iii 5 3,500 U 2,820 Vance 31 Aug 1,800 2001
159 $1 550 725 Eastern 1 Dec. 625 2003
159b $1 875 1,100 Maresch 25 Oct. 910 2001
159b $1 875 1,180 Vance 21 Aug. 910 2001
159b $1 1,350 U 1,180 Vance 31 Aug - -
173a 10¢ 2,000 2,200 Eastern 1 Dec. 1,975 2004
177a $1 1,200 1,200 Eastern 4 Nov. 1,050 2005
195c-200a 1-8¢ 1,800 2,034 M. Bennett 11 Nov. 2,000 2003
201a 13¢ 975 900 Eastern 1 Dec. 750 2005
203a 20¢ 750 660 M. Bennett 30 May 650 2002
208a 525 1,017 M. Bennett 11 Nov. 890 2003
211-16b 1-13¢ 1,800 2,825 M. Bennett 11 Nov. 2,740 2006
211-16b 1-13¢ 1,800 2,740 Vance 31 Aug 1,700 2004
217-27a 1¢-$1 2,730 2,712 M. Bennett 11 Nov. 2,300 2004
221a 300 325 Eastern 24 June 210 2005
223ii 10¢ 2,500 U 2725 Vance 22 March 1800 2004
231-6a 1-8¢ 2,250 2,540 Sotheby's 10 May 1,827 2002
231-36a 1-8¢ 2,250 3,450 Vance 31 Aug 2,540 2006
249d-262a 1¢-$1 5,400 5,750 Eastern 1 Dec. 5,020 2002
341c 4,000 5000 Eastern 4 March 3750 2004
537i 4,000 U 2,500 Eastern 1 Dec. 1,925 2002
586d 600 700 Eastern 1 Dec. 650 2005
591a 160 196 Vance 30 Nov. 175 2004
715vi 14¢ 750 U 412 Vance 25 Jan 270 2004
727a $2 500 438 Vance 18 Oct. 432 2006
727a $2 400 432 Vance 10 May 425 1997
789c 17¢ 1,600 1,870 Sotheby's 10 May 800 1994
888a 17¢ 1,300 770 Sotheby's 10 May 750 1995
926Bf 36¢ 1,300 1,044 Sotheby's 10 May 950 1988
929i 48¢ 400 U 340 Firby 21 Oct. 325 2002
935a $1.50 2,000 2,090 Sotheby's 10 May 2,000 2002
953a 36¢ 240 260 Vance 31 Aug 210 1996
981a 32¢ 800 725 Eastern 4 Nov. 675 2005
1084a $5 2,000 2,090 Sotheby's 10 May 2,000 2001
1158a 1,000 1,600 Eastern 1 Dec. 1,048 2004
1171c 44¢ 350 424 Vance 18 Oct. 348 2003
1181iii $1 2,000 U 1,800 Eastern 24 June 1,100 1999
1182ii $2 4000 U 1700 Eastern 4 March 1000 2001
1278a 39¢ 1,600 2,400 Eastern 24 June 1,575 2000
1356d 42¢ 800 725 Eastern 19 July 475 2005
1359 var 43¢ 900 945 Vance 31 Aug 675 1995
1679b 10¢ - 3,689 Firby 21 Oct. 2,100 2004
1764b 45¢ 300 390 Vance 6 July 300 2005
1969i 48¢ 2500 U 1150 Eastern 26 April 775 2003
Back of the Book
C1a 250 338 Vance 22 March 320 2001
C2 100 162 M. Bennett 14 Dec. 128 2006
C2 92 128 Bow City 29 March 115 2005
C5b 800 880 Vance 18 Oct. 745 2003
C6a 725 650 Eastern 1 Dec. 625 2000
C7a 725 800 Eastern 24 June 700 2005
E3 20¢ 42 140 Maresch 27 June 95 2003
F1i 510 U 551 Firby 17 March 355 2003
F1b 250 1,980 M. Bennett 30 May 1,300 2003
F1d 400 575 Eastern 1 Dec. 425 2006
F1d 400 425 Eastern 1 Dec. 230 1997
F2a 130 375 Eastern 1 Dec. 170 2001
F2d 1,300 3,000 Eastern 1 Dec. 2,070 2000
F2i 600 U 1,050 Eastern 4 Nov. 775 2003
MR1 37 150 Eastern 1 Dec. 90 1997
MR2B 900 U 800 Eastern 4 Nov. 440 2006
MR2B 750 U 440 Eastern 30 Aug 350 2000
MR3a 175 750 Eastern 1 Dec. 400 2005
MR4a 900 1,469 M. Bennett 11 Nov. 1,350 2006
MR4a 900 1,350 Eastern 1 Dec. 580 2001
MR4c 1,300 1,450 Eastern 1 Dec. 1,250 2005
MR6 200 368 Vance 18 Oct. 315 2005
MR7iii 1,100 U 425 Eastern 1 Dec. 300 2006
MR7iii 1,100 U 300 Eastern 1 Dec. 287 2005
OX2a - 4,000 U 2,900 Eastern 1 Dec. 2,000 1999

Please Note:
(U = Unitrade)
(E = Auctioneer's estimate)

Number of Record Prices by Auction House
Eastern
97
Shreves
68
Matthew Bennett
54
Sotheby's
33
Vance
21
Maresch
8
Firby
8
Bow City
3
Total
292
*(No buyer's premium is charged on Eastern and Vance's mail sales) 

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