Canadian Stamp Auctions
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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.
start off with these nicely cancelled 3¢ Large Queens:
½¢ Small Queen
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
This copy was VF NH and nicely centered. It attracted a good price.
Here is another stamp that was VF NH. It was a beauty from the Jubilee set.
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.
Quebec Tercentenary – Major Re-entry
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.
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.
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:
Vance's next sale will take place on October 16, 2014