Volume 37#26

April 23 – May 6, 2013

The stamps

Brigham Auctions returns with blockbuster sale

Verge said the sale will include unique philatelic treasures that have not been on the market for several decades. The collection will be sold in a series of sales over several years. “These heritage items and the historical material should entice new collectors and investors interested in starting a new collection of Canada,” Verge said. Brigham explained that after exploring other venues, “I feel comfortable in selling my material through my own firm since I believe that there are too few auction houses that serve collectors and exhibitors first, something Brigham Auctions has always done.” Born and educated in Toronto, Brigham has been collecting worldwide for more than five decades and has specialized in Canada since 1981. Continue reading →

Features
Paifangs open doors to Canada’s Chinatowns
Page 10

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Editorial
Bidding at big-time sales will be telling

All of this means that trying to predict the stamp market is a bit of a guessing game. A year ago it seemed as if the top end of the market had entered hibernation and most rarities would be off the market for some time while owners waited for a better time to sell. More recently, we have seen a couple of high-value sales, and I expect that we will be hearing about a few more over the summer. Does that mean that collectors are opening their wallets, or does it mean that owners have stopped waiting and are testing the waters?

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By Bret Evans
Columns
Looking Back
Tom stomped Canadiana into our hearts
Page 6
Commonwealth Communique
Thanks to volunteers, private holiday posts flourish acr...
Page 14

Focus On Collecting
Offering praise for Canadian stamp dealers
Page 15
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

News Bites
Lord Stanley statue to be erected in Ottawa
Page 22
Past Issues
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