Canadian Stamp Auctions
Recent Auction Highlights
5 March, 2011 - Matthew Bennett Auctions
This sale took place at the beginning of March and included 5 Canadian lots. We show 3 of them below. The prices realized have been converted at the rate of $1US = 0.97 Cdn.
The catalogue notes that only about 400 examples have been discovered, most by the non-collecting public, resulting in some mishandling and a good number of minor flaws including light creases and fingerprints on the gum. Centering is also somewhat of a problem on many of the known examples.
This was described
as one of the nicest of the 16 recorded covers. It is identified as
No. 16 in the John Jamieson summary report of inverted seaway covers,
published in 2006 in BNA Topics, where it states:
Not bad for a sale in New York that only offered 5 Canadian out of a total of 1579 lots. But each Canadian stamp was very special. It would be interesting to know who bought them and why they purchased just these few modern varieties.