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Date 2014
Subject
 
183
17 Oct.
Unusally Fine Stamps in Upcoming Auctions  
182
17 Sept.
The Origins of Scott 1  
181
17 Aug.
Scott 16 Prices from 1943 to 2015  
180
17 July
The New Scott 2015 Catalogue  
17 June

Sorry, no commentary this month - Vacation time - see you in July!

 
17 May
2014-An Amazing Year for Rare Stamps  
17 April
Some of the Best Stamps in 2013 - Part II  
17 March
Sale of the World's Rarest Stamp  
17 Feb.
Some of the Best Stamps in 2013 - Part I  
17 Jan.
Sale of the Unique 5¢ Large Queen Imperforate Pair  
 
2013
   
17 Dec.
The 2014 Unitrade Catalogue  
17 Nov.
Sorry - No Commentary this Month  
171
17 Oct.
Tracking a 6¢ Small Queen Imperforate Block of 20  
170
17 Sept.
Valuable Used Stamps of Canada – Part II  
169
17 Aug.
3rd. Copy of Canada's Rarest Stamp is Found!  
168
17 July
The 2014 Scott Catalogue  
167
17 June
Valuable Used Stamps of Canada - Part I  
166
17 May
A Profile of our Viewers  
165
17 Apr.
Announcing the Sale of “The Brigham Collection”  
164
17 Mar.
Scott 9 - High and Low Prices  
17 Feb.
Some of the Best Canadian Stamps of 2012  
17 Jan.
Eastern Auctions to Offer a Superb 12 Penny Black on February 22, 2013  
17 Dec.
The 2013 Unitrade Catalogue  
17 Nov.
Sorry - No Commentary this Month  
17 Oct.
Canada’s Jubilees – Largest Increases in Value In the Past 20 Years
 
19 Sept.
Early Canadian Classics – Largest Increases in Value In the Past 20 years  
17 Aug.
The Definitives of 1987-An Exceptional Set - Part III  
17 July
The New 2013 Scott Catalogue  
17 May
Stamps That Consistently Go Up in Value - Part II  
17 Apr.
Stamps That Consistently Go Up in Value - Part I
 
17 Mar.
Scott 43 - A Feast of Large Blocks  
17 Feb.
Canada’s Rarest Early Stamps Sold at Auction Between 2002 and 2012  
17 Jan.
Some of the best Canadian Stamps of 2011  
 
2011
   
17 Dec.
The 2012 Unitrade Catalogue  
17 Nov.
Sorry, no Commentary this month.  
17 Oct.
Scott 31 Mint - Where Are These Rare Stamps Today?  
17 Sept
Scott 159a - How Much Will It Sell For ?  
17 Aug.
Scott 173a – Dr. Harris H. Hopkins’ Copy  
17 July
New Varieties in 2011  
17 June
The New 2012 Scott Catalogue  
17 May
The Rare Scott 245a - $1.00 Chateau de Ramzay  
17 April
Topical Index of Our Commentaries  
17 March
Canada's Partially Imperforate Stamps  
17 Feb
The Quebec Tercentenary Set 1908  
27 Jan.
Price realized for the Black Empress now posted  
17 Jan.
Some of the Best Canadian Stamps of 2010  
5 Jan.
The Black Empress of Canada - A Unique copy to be auctioned January 27, 2011 By Spink Shreves Galleries  
 
2010
   
17 Dec.
The 2011 Unitrade Catalogue  
17 Nov.
Unitrade OX2 - An Astonishing Price At Eastern Auctions
 
17 Oct.
Small Queens with big borders  
17 Sept.
Sale of Scott 3 mint by Cherrystone Auctions, New York  
25 Aug.
A 12 Penny Black to be Offered for Sale at Auction Sept.14, 2010 By Cherrystone Auctions  
17 Aug.
Scott 9 - One of Canada's Most Beautiful Stamps  
1 Aug.
The St. Aylott Collection of Newfoundland  
133 17 July Charles Firby announces a major change
132

17 June

The New 2011 Scott Catalogue

 
17 May
Canada’s Jumbo Stamps Attract High Values  
17 April
The “Loch” Collection of Canada’s Pence Set Sold by Charles G. Firby, April 28, 1999.  
17 March
Canada’s Imperforate Registered Stamps  
17 Feb.
Admiral Lathework  
17 Jan.
Some of the Best Canadian Stamps of 2009  
 
2009
   
17 Dec.
The 2010 Unitrade Catalogue  
22 Nov.
Prices Realized added to William Gross BNA Sale of 19 November  
17 Nov.
The S. J. Menich Collection of Canada’s Large Queens Sold by Charles G. Firby, February 6, 1997  
14 Nov.
Upcoming Sale of William Gross’ British North American Stamps by Spink Shreves Galleries, 19 November, 2009  
17 Oct.
The “Harbour” Collection of Canada’s Large Queens
Sold by Charles G. Firby, 15 May, 1997
 
 
14 Oct.
Outstanding Stamps in Upcoming Auctions  
17 Sept
Scott 37c - 3¢ Small Queen - A Remarkable Series of Record Prices   
12 Sept.
The "Harbour" Collection of Canada Pence Set, Firby Sale 7 May, 1996  
3 Sept.
An Outstanding $5 Jubilee  
17 Aug
One of Canada’s Rarest Stamps At the British Library   
17 July
Story of a New Discovery  
6 July
Scott 5a - A Rare Appearance in the Saskatoon Stamp Centre Catalogue  
24 June
Robert Cunliffe’s International Collection of Inverted Stamps  
17 June

The New 2010 Scott Catalogue

 
22 May
Spink Shreves & The Professional Stamp Experts  
22 April
Canadian 12p Black to be sold in the Spink Shreves' Auction, 8 May, 2009  
17 April
The 10¢ Maple Leaf Stamp of 1897 (Scott 73)  
17 Mar
The Dave Roberts Collection of Canadian Stamps  
17 Feb.
Unbelievable Stamp Auction Prices  
17 Jan.
Some of Canada's Greatest Collections  
 
2008
   
17 Dec
The 2009 Unitrade Catalogue
 
17 Nov.
Modern Perforation Varieties
 
17 Oct.
The Sam C. Nickle Collection - Sold October 29, 1988 by Charles G. Firby Auctions
 
17 Sept
The E. Carey Fox Collection Of Canada, Auctioned by H. R. Harmer, New York, May 20, 1968
 
7 Sept.
Scott 2201i - Year of The Pig - Beware of Fakes!
 
17 Aug.
A Tribute to the Late Bill Maresch
 
17 July
The Best of 2008 To Date
 
17 June
The New 2009 Scott Catalogue
 
21 May
The New Scott 2009 Catalogue – Just Arrived!
 
17 May
Early Canadian Stamps - A Survey of Prices, 1983 to 2008
 
15 May
Harmer’s Auction of Canadian Stamps on May 22
 
17 April
Scott 2201i - Year of The Pig
 
14 April
Price Realized now available from 12p Black sale on April 1, 2008 in Geneva
 
17 Mar
Scott 44 – The Beautiful 8¢ Small Queen
 
8 March
One of the finest 12p Blacks Coming up for Sale
April 1, 2008 in Geneva
 
17 Feb
Canada’s Rarest Modern Stamps
 
17 Jan
The Best Stamps of 2007
 
 
2007
   
17 Dec
The 2008 Unitrade Catalogue
 
6 Dec.
Commentary 98 updated. Follow the link below Dr. Reford's photo to read his Obituary
 
17 Nov
Stories of Scott 3 - Canada's 12 Penny Black
 
17 Oct
The Large Queen Imperforates
 
17 Sept
Commentary 99 - The Dale and Lichtenstein Collections of Canada Sold between 1968 - 1970
 
2 Sept
Commentary 98 updated with missing Prices Realized thanks to Canadian Postal Archives!
 
17 Aug.

The Dr. Lewis Reford Collection of Canada Sold on October 3, 1950

 
17 July
The New Scott 2008 Catalogue
 
17 June
First Time These Stamps Sold for Over $1,000!
 
16 June
Special Commentary, William Gross’ UK Stamps
Sold for Charity
 
17 May
Canada’s Early One Cent Stamps
 
17 April
Where are these Rare Stamps?
 
17 Mar
Scott 1 - Canada's First Stamp
 
17 Feb
Outstanding Examples from the First Auctions of 2007
 
17 Jan
The Best Stamps of 2006
 
 
2006
   
17 Dec
The 2007 Unitrade Catalogue
 
17 Nov
Topical Index of Our Commentaries
 
17 Oct
The 12d Black - Scott 3 - One of Canada’s Most Valuable Stamps
 
17 Sept
Stamps with Pyramid Guidelines 
 
17 Aug.
Some of the Best Stamps of 2006
 
17 July
Reflections on Sir Gawaine Baillie’s BNA Collection
 
7 July
The Sir Gawaine Baillie Collection Sale - Part 3
 
17 June
The New 2007 Scott Catalogue
 
10 June
The Sir Gawaine Baillie Collection Sale - Part 2
 
31 May
The New Scott 2007 Catalogue - Just Arrived!
 
30 May
The Sir Gawaine Baillie Collection Sale - Part I
 
17 May

The Sir Gawaine Baillie Collection of BNA - Overview

 
17 Apr.
The Market for Re-entries
 
17 Mar.
Scott 7- Some of the Finest Copies
 
17 Feb.
The Duane Hilmer Gold Medal Collection Sold at Auction September 28, 1977 In New York
 
1 Feb.
Remarkable New Record Price for an Admiral Coil
 
25 Jan.
"Write Me, Ring Me" Stamp Packets
 
19 Jan.
Who Bids at Auctions for Canadian Stamps?
 
17 Jan.
The Market for Canada’s Stamp Booklets
 
11 Jan.
Help Wanted by Maple Leaf Specialist
 
 
2005
   
17 Dec.
Some of Canada's Rarest Stamps
 
19 Nov.
World-Record Price for the U.S. “Inverted Jenny” block
 
17 Nov.
A Tribute to Jim Hennok
 
17 Oct.
The 2006 Unitrade Catalogue
 
17 Sept.
The Canada-Thailand Joint Issue of 2003
 
17 August
Canada's Small Queens - The Dream Collection - Part II
 
17 July
Canada's Small Queens - The Dream Collection - Part I
 
17 June
The New 2006 Scott Catalogue - Our Review & Comments
 
17 May
Canada’s 20 most valuable stamps 
 
17 April
Outstanding Canadian Stamp Prices
In Early 2005!
 
17 Mar
Early Canadian Jumbo Stamps
 
17 Feb.
The Rare Admiral Imperforates
 
7 Feb.
The Edward M. Gilbert Collection of Newfoundland Stamps
 
25 Jan.

Darnell's New Catalogue of Errors

 
17 Jan.
Robert A. Lee Announces his Retirement Plans
 
9 Jan.
Exceptional stamps in upcoming Eastern Auction 26 January
 
 
2004
   
17 Dec
The 2005 Darnell Stamps of Canada Catalogue
 
1 Dec
Darnell Catalogue wins international award
 
17 Nov
The 2005 Unitrade Catalogue
 
15 Nov
Update to Commentary 64- prices added
 
17 Oct
October is Stamp Collecting Month
 
17 Sept
New Record Prices for Stamps in 2004!
 
3 Sept
The 2005 Unitrade Catalogue of Canadian Stamps
 
17 Aug
Joint Stamp Issues of Canada
 
17 July
The First "New Varieties" of 2004
 
17 June
The New 2005 Scott Catalogue - Our Review and Comments
 
28 May
The New Scott 2005 Catalogue - Volume 2
 
17 May
Those Beautiful Commemorative Imperforates of 1933-1934
 
8 May
The New Scott 2005 Catalogue - Volume 1
 
1 May
Three Admiral Imperforates in Hennok's Auction on 15 May, 2004
 
17 April
Save Those Auction Catalogues!
 
23 March
Charles G. Firby's New Web Site
 
17 March
Canada's Jubilee Set - The Dream Collection
 
10 March
E.S.J van Dam releases a new price list
 
26 Feb.
David Stein's stamp discovery goes to sale
 
19 Feb.
Year of the Monkey - Canadian Stamp with Hong Kong overprint
 
17 Feb.
Early Canadian Stamps with No Gum
 
17 Jan.
Some of the Best Canadian Stamps of 2003
 
 
2003
   
17 Dec.
Stamps printed on the Gum Side
 
17 Nov.
The Port Hood Provisional Stamps
 
17 Oct.
The Small Queen Colours
 
17 Sept.
New record stamp prices in the first 6 months of 2003
 
17 Aug.
Some Outstanding Canadian Stamps - Part 4
 
17 July.
The New 2004 Scott Catalogue - Our Review & Comments
 
17 June.
The New 2004 Scott Catalogue - It's Very Expensive!
 
17 May.
Wondering What Your Stamps Are Worth?
 
17 Apr.
First day Covers
 
17 Mar.
Varieties of the 38¢ QEII Definitive Stamp
 
17 Feb.
New Record Prices Realized in 2002
 
43
17 Jan.
Some Outstanding Canadian Stamps - Part 3
 
 
2002
   
42
31 Dec.
The New 2003 Unitrade catalogue
 
41
17 Dec.
Our Third Anniversary
 
40
12 Dec.
The New 2003 Darnell catalogue
 
39
17 Nov.
Some Outstanding Canadian Stamps - Part 2
 
38
17 Oct.
Some Outstanding Canadian Stamps - Part 1
 
37
17 Sept.
The Half-Cent Small Queen
 
36
17 Aug.
What's New On Our Website - Part II
 
35
17 July
What's New On Our Website - Part I
 
34
17 June
The Half-Cent Large Queen
 
33
17 May
The New Scott 2003 Catalogue
 
32
17 April
The Crash of 1984 to 1991
 
31
17 March
2001 Record Prices
 
30
17 Feb.

van Dam's new "Canadian Revenue Stamp Catalogue"

 
29
17 Jan
Welcome to 2002
 
 
2001
   
28
17 Dec.
The New 2002 Unitrade Catalogue
 
27
17 Nov.
More current items of interest
 
26
17 Oct.
Some current matters of interest
 
25
17 Sept.
 Canadian Stamps In and Out of Favour
 
24
17 Aug
New Record Prices First Six Months of 2001
 
23
17 July
2002 Scott Catalogue, Further Comments
 
22
17 June
The New Scott Catalogue
 
21
17 May
Canada's Gutter Stamps
 
20
17 April
Bidding Using Auction Catalogues
 
19
17 Mar.
Introduction to Bidding at Auction
 
18
17 Feb.
New Record Prices Realised in year 2000
 
17
17 Jan.
The Definitives of 1987 - An Exceptional Set
 
 
2000
   
16
17 Dec.
The Definitives of 1987 - An Exceptional Set
 
15
17 Nov.
Large Queens - Paper Varieties
 
14
17 Oct.
Fall Auctions Highlights
 
13
17 Sept.
Canada's Modern Imperforates
 
12
17 Aug.
New Record Prices Realised in 2000
 
11
17 July
Summer - Vacation Time
 
10
17 June
Analysis of the New Scott 2001 Catalogue
 
9
6 June
The New Scott Catalogue
 
8
28 May
The Stamp Dealers & The Stamp Auctioneers
 
7
17 April
Canada's Rarest Stamp
 
6
9 April
Hennok's Upcoming Auction 22 April, 2000
 
5
6 April
Eastern's 19 Jan. Mail Auction - WOW!!!
 
4
17 Mar.
2¢ Map Stamp & Stamps with values missing
 
3
17 Feb.
Registration stamps in No Hinged Condition
 
2
17 Jan.
Auction results over the past 2 months
 
1
17 Dec.
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