Canadian Stamp Auctions
Recent Auction Highlights
9 May , 2012 - Vance Auctions Ltd.
One thing we have noticed about the Vance auction firm in recent years has been the strength of the prices realized for their imperforate stamps. These are the type of stamps that serious collectors have found attractive for a number of reasons. First, these stamps are usually in excellent condition no matter how old they are. This is because they have been owned by people who know their value and take good care of them. Second, they most often come without a hinge mark which makes them of interest to serious collectors who can afford them. Third, the pairs have usually been carefully cut from the sheet so that they have good borders. Thus centering, which is so important in a perforated stamp, is not an issue.
Because Vance has paid attention to this segment of the stamp market, it has allowed his firm to attract this material on a regular basis. As a result, they are usually high in the list of auction houses with record prices. We have concentrated our write up of this sale on some of the imperforate stamps that were presented.
This lot was historic for a number of reasons. Vance provided the following description of the pair:
Beautiful Scroll Imperforates
These two pairs from the Scroll set were VF NH and immaculate. What we admired most about them were the large margins all around. The set they come from was issued in 1928 and has proved very popular with collectors over the years. Stamps from this set have regularly posted record prices.
202a - Aggressive Bidding
We were somewhat surprised to see the price this pair sold for. Imperforate pairs issued in the period 1933 – 1934 have consistently sold for strong prices. In the past 10 years the prices for Scott 202a have ranged from $725 to $1,150. In this sale, the price shot up to $1,580, a good 37% above the previous record of $1,150. Such an increase is quite remarkable.
We called Vance
and asked him to comment on the sale of this lot. First of all, he confirmed
that the price was correct. He then went on to mention that there had
been very aggressive bidding for imperforates issued in the 1930s and
1940s in this sale.
of the Book - Imperforate Pairs
In the case of the above two Imperforates, the prices realized were very strong and close to the existing record highs
For more details
of this sale, please click on the highlights button.
sale had 4 new record prices:
next auction will take place on June 28, 2012.