Canadian Stamp Auctions
Recent Auction Highlights
26 October, 2012 - Eastern Auctions Limited
For admirers of the Admiral to the Scroll sets, this sale was full of many things you could wish for. It contained outstanding singles, blocks, plate blocks and covers galore! In this review, we show examples from each set.
Set - Type B Lathework
This was a rarely offered block which has graced important Admiral collections of the past. It featured the rarest of the lathework types on this value, one that is seriously undervalued. Ex Harry Lussey.
This is a 1907 registered cover mailed from Whitewood, Assiniboia to Copenhagen, Denmark. A rare single franking 20¢ cover.
A stunning and rare
franking of the high value 50¢ King Edward VII, ideal for exhibition,
paying $2 postage along with a 5¢ registration fee.
from the Scroll Set
Imperforate plate A2 mint block of eight, never hinged
Plate A1 mint block of six, well centered and never hinged
A choice mint plate block of 6, showing the complete Plate A2 upper right inscription in top margin. NH.
A large well centered block of nine, showing the elusive "Man on The Mast" variety on the right stamp in the center row area. It is dated May 28, 1934.
We finish with the above unusual cover. It was sent from Ottawa to Switzerland and endorsed "Via S. S. ‘Bremen’ and airplane ship to shore/ Catapult flight from S. S. Bremen.” As can be seen, it commanded a very strong price! Eastern added:“This is the only known Catapult flight bearing Canadian postage stamps; very few covers exist.”
For those who admire the excellent and the unusual, this was a wonderful sale.
Eastern’s next sale will be a mail sale, taking place on January 16, 2013