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Volume 42 – #08

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Volume 42#08

August 8 – August 21, 2017

Lot 48 was a rare, used example of the surcharged five-shilling-on-five-mark stamp featuring a missing period after the ‘I’ in the ‘G.R.I.’ overprint. This example hammered down for $25,000 at the June 17 Eastern Auctions sale.

Eastern Auctions sale sees ‘very strong’ results

New Brunswick’s Eastern Auctions recently offered a 685-lot sale of worldwide and British North America stamps and postal history, including a number of “noteworthy” rarities. The June 17 sale, which was held at the Lord Nelson Hotel and Suites in Halifax, N.S., saw several serious bidders drive up the hammer price on a handful of key items. “The British Columbia section – one of the highlights of the sale – went well above expectations, especially some of the postal history,” said Yohann Tanguay, chief describer of Eastern Auctions’ public sales, who added it was “a very strong sale” overall. “Valuable and important stamps were keenly sought-after. Several serious bidders were often contesting against each other, pushing up the prices, notably New Guinea (New Britain) G.R.I. (Georgius Rex Imperator, referring to the incumbent British King George V) stamps, early classic stamps of British North America, Canada plate multiples, choice mint NH (never hinged) singles, among others.” Continue reading →

Features
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Page 1
Canada’s first philatelic bed and breakfast opens in New Brunswick
Page 1
Stamps ignite both public and personal memories
Page 4

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 20
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Columns
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Discrepancies abound on John Cabot stamps
Page 6
Everett Parker
Philatelic Journals
Journal digs deep into Old World topics
Page 8

Gary Dickinson
First-Day Covers
Secret initials add intrigue to cachets
Page 10
Peter Mosiondz, Jr.
U.S. Stamps
It pays to keep your eyes open for suprises
Page 16

Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18
Lewis Tauber
Off the Beaten Track
Tales hold up mirrors to the stamp world
Page 22

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