Canadian Stamp Auctions
Recent Auction Highlights
27 August , 2014 - Eastern Auctions Limited
As we sit at our desk thinking about this sale, we can’t help but realize that summer is over in this part of Canada. Despite this, it is a hot 31 degrees Celsius in Montreal and in 3 months there will be snow on the ground. On a more positive note, what we noticed about this sale were a number of VF NH stamps from the 1900–1930 period, together with a large offering of perfins which continue to attract strong bidding.
Both these stamps are hard to find like this in VF NH condition.
The 2¢ Edward VII was lightly hinged and, as can be seen, had unusually large borders. The 50¢ was also lightly hinged. We don’t usually pay attention to the LH stamps of this set, but thought these two were definitely worth it.
These two stamps were VF NH and were excellent examples from the Admiral set. That they didn’t attract higher prices is likely attributable to the fact they were very slightly off centre. This isn’t apparent from looking at them, but can be seen by the old trick of turning them upside down.
were many interesting perfins in this sale and they went for strong
prices. A few examples follow:
You will note that only the top copy has a perfin.
This stamp sold for $345. If it had been a regular used stamp without the perfin, its Scott value would have been $6.50. This is very interesting and makes you want to go back to those old stamps some of us store away for a rainy day and have another look at them
Here is another
example of a pair of stamps in which only the top stamp has a perfin.
Without the perfin, the two stamps would have had a total Scott value
of $0.50. What a difference a few holes make!
It’s not often
a stamp sells for its exact catalogue price. This is especially so for
an off-centre copy with a relatively heavy cancel. But, this perfin
must rarely come to auction, making it much sought after.
of the book” perfins must be particularly scarce. Their catalogue
values are high as are the prices realized, like this one.
more details of this sale, please click on the highlights button.
Eastern’s next sale will be a Public Auction to be held from October 16 to 18, 2014 in Halifax.