Canadian Stamp Auctions
Recent Auction Highlights
18 July, 2012 - Eastern Auctions Limited
We start off with
two of Canada’s early stamps, both nicely centered.
This is followed below by one of our favorite Canadian stamps. It has, unfortunately, never attracted much attention from collectors.
We like this stamp because of its beautiful colours and because it features an RCMP officer in full uniform on his horse. It was issued to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. In the past two years, this variety has sold at prices ranging from $100 to $500, a noticeably broad range!
Mandora – Triple Variety
Here is another variety that trades regularly. It is printed on the gum side and is missing its inscriptions and tagging. The stamp was issued in 1981 in connection with a rare musical instrument exhibition held in Vancouver. Prices for this stamp have ranged from $367 to well over $1000, so the above price is a strong one.
& 90¢ Unissued stamps
These two stamps are unusual in that they were printed in anticipation of a rate increase that was never approved. They cannot be considered to be rare as they appear regularly at auction. In terms of pricing, the 52¢ stamp achieved a top price of $250 back in 2005 and a low of $42 in 2009. In general, it has sold in recent years for an average of $130 which is below its Unitrade value.
Similarly, the 90¢
had a high of $430 in 2004 and a low of $175 the same year. The average
price at auction in recent years is around $300. There seems to be more
demand for the 90¢ than for the 52¢.
The price for the variety peaked in 2001 at a high of $1,350 and is now averaging around $750.
Canadian Perfins ("OHMS")
The sale contained
a large number of perfins. This is an area of collecting that seems
to be quite active these days, judging from the large number that have
appeared in recent auctions. Here are a few examples:
For more details
of this sale, please click on the highlights button.
Eastern’s next sale will be a Public Auction taking place in October 2012