Canadian Stamp Auctions
Recent Auction Highlights
29 May , 2014 - Eastern Auctions Limited
The Montclair Collection
is one of the rarest of all B.N.A. stamps in sound mint condition and
the first Eastern has offered in years. It was VF OG and sold for $67,000,
a record price.
7a – 10p Cartier
Eastern was eloquent
in its description of this stamp, calling it "an extremely fine
mint original gum example of this highly sought-after classic stamp."
It was XF OG. It sold for double the previous record price of $12,487,
set back to 2005.
7 ½p Victoria
This beautiful imperforate pair was VF and ungummed as issued. It received a strong price, beating the previous record of $4,455, set in 2008.
½¢ Large Queen on Watermarked Paper
2¢ Numeral –Tete-Beche Strip
This unusual strip had everything. It was imperforate, unused, tete-beche, had full sheet margins at each end and originated from a rare booklet sheet.
Hood – Bisected & Handstamped Provisionals
As Eastern notes,
mint copies of these provisionals are of tremendous rarity. Most known
copies are postally used on covers. These bisects were produced during
a shortage of stamps at Port Hood, Nova Scotia in 1899. The above pair
came from the Dale Lichtenstein and Mount Royal collections.
The 1¢ overprint on the left stamp is not apparent, but traces of it could be seen by Eastern upon close examination.
20¢ Grain Exhibition - Imperforate Variety
5¢ Registered - Imperforate Pair
What a beauty it
was, VF+ NH with large margins and a portion of the plate imprint in
the sheet margin. Although the price realized is a new record, we note
that in recent years the prices paid for this particular imperforate
pair have been less than stellar. Some stamps are like this for reasons
that are not clear to us.
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of this sale, please click on the highlights button.
Eastern's next sale will be a mail sale to be held on July 16, 2014.