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29 March, 2012 - Spink Shreves Galleries Inc.

Collector's Series

We usually look forward to the Collector’s Series from this firm in New York City, but this time we will be looking back to an auction that took place last March. We pay particular attention to these auctions from Spink Shreves because they consistently contain excellent material.

The Canadian stamps only represent a small portion of the overall sale, but they are definitely a very worthwhile portion judging from the excellence of the material. We have not converted the prices realized as the U.S. and Canadian dollars were pretty much on a par at the time of the sale.

Here then are some of the nicest stamps from the sale, all are NH.


Lot 1575
Scott 45
Catalogue $625
Realized $2,600


Lot 1576
Scott 51
Catalogue $57
Realized $130


Lot 1579
Scott 82
Catalogue $600
Realized $900


Lot 1580
Scott 95
Catalogue $2,100
Realized $3,750


Lot 1581
Scott 102
Catalogue $550
Realized $700


Lot 1582
Scott 111
Catalogue $320
Realized $950

Lot 1586
Scott 122
Catalogue $240
Realized $375


Lot 1587
Scott 133
Catalogue $150
Realized $200



United States

The price realized for this lot was truly amazing.

Lot 1077
Scott 65
Estimate $750 - $1,000
Realized $5,500


The stamp was described as:

“3c Rose, cancelled by complete fancy Running Fox, facing right with triangles surrounding, of Hockanum, CT (S-E #PA-D6), a marvelous bold strike of this exceedingly rare fancy cancel, stamp with insignificant small faults; 2011 PF certificate.

According to William J. Duffney, this cancel originates with Hockanum’s Postmaster Dudley Fox. Fox was a trained silversmith which explains the skills needed to carve this intricate cork cancel. It is believed that Fox would frequently carve new cancels as the design wore down.”

Thank you Spink Shreves. A most impressive auction.

©2012, Canadian Stamp Auctions Ltd., Montréal, Québec, Canada