Eastern Auctions to offer Rare and Interesting Stamps

20 Oct 2018  Sat

Eastern Auctions is going to offer some very interesting postage stamps and other philatelic items from 8th to 10th November at the Lord Nelson Hotel and Suites, 1515 S. Park St., in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

One of the highlights includes one of the rarest mint stamps of British North America - the 1865 Vancouver Island 5¢ rose imperforate Queen Victoria stamp with Crown CC watermark. The margins are very clear with original gum and very-fine grading. It was part of British Columbia and Vancouver Island expert Gerald Wellburn and comes with a 2018 Greene Foundation certificate. It has a market value of Canadian $125,000 because of its condition and original gum.

Another highlight is a used example of Canada’s 1851 12-penny black imperforate Queen Victoria stamp on laid paper. It is struck with a black concentric rings cancel. It has wide margins and is graded very fine as well. It comes with a 1961 BPA British Philatelic Association certificate and a 1964 Alberto Diena certificate. It has a market value of C$180,000.

A used example of the 1871 $500 red-orange, green and black second issue documentary stamp known as the Persian Rug is also being offered. The manuscript cancel states “Robert C. Hutchings Surrogate, September 10th 1872.”

Several other interesting postage stamps are going to be offered during the sale.

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