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27 August, 2014 - Vance Auctions Ltd.

We noted the many early Canadian stamps in this sale that came with interesting cancels. There was strength in the many imperforate pairs, but this was not unusual in a Vance sale. In the end, we spotted three new record prices.

We start off with these nicely cancelled 3¢ Large Queens:

Lot 5747
Scott 25
Estimate $75
Realized $100

Lot 5752
Scott 25
Estimate $75
Realized $90



½¢ Small Queen


Lot 5801
Scott 34
Catalogue $17
Realized $63

What a beauty! NH and centered a bit to the right, it had huge margins on both sides. Vance noted that there was a nice offset on the reverse. It’s hard to believe that back in 2007, a copy of this stamp sold for $487.

6¢ Small Queen

Lot 5842
Scott 43
Catalogue $240
Realized $650


This copy was VF NH and nicely centered. It attracted a good price.

10¢ Jubilee


Lot 5910
Scott 57
Catalogue $300
Realized $475


Here is another stamp that was VF NH. It was a beauty from the Jubilee set.

3¢ Numeral - Overprint

Lot 6062
Scott 88
Catalogue $82
Realized $155

This was one of our favorites in the sale. With its huge borders, it was highly graded as XF-Superb 95 J. To our surprise, this was the first copy we have recorded since 2009, almost 5 years ago.


½¢ Quebec Tercentenary – Major Re-entry

Lot 6098
Unitrade 96i
Catalogue $180
Realized $100


This stamp honors the Prince and Princess of Wales. Although not perfectly centered, this nice looking copy was special because it contained a major re-entry. It also sold for a record price. Re-entries of the ½¢ Quebec Tercentenary are rare. In the past 10 years we have only recorded one other copy of this variety and it sold for $95.


5¢ Royal William

Lot 6381
Scott 204a
Catalogue $625
Realized $1,140

This copy of the 5 cent Royal William imperforate was NH in the bottom stamp only. We admired its large margins all around. The stamp received a very strong price which turned out to be a new record. What is unusual about this is the fact that only the bottom stamp was NH and yet its price beat pairs that were fully NH. This doesn’t happen very often.

Officially Sealed

Lot 6786
Unitrade OX3
Catalogue $600
Realized $730

It has been over 4 years since a VF NH copy like this has appeared at auction. This one was a real beauty and likely as a result of its excellent properties, it beat the previous record price by a large margin.

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This auction had 3 new record prices:

Previous NRP
1/2¢ Quebec Tercentenary - re-entry
5¢ Royal William - imperforate pair
Officially sealed

Vance's next sale will take place on October 16, 2014

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