Volume 48 – #08

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Volume 48#08

August 1 – August 14, 2023

Lot 1 features the famous “Dale-Lichtenstein” mint block of Canada’s 1851 three-penny beaver. It has a pre-sale estimate of $150,000-plus.

Three-penny beaver block stars in sale of Brigham collection

Eastern Auctions’ Part II of the Ron Brigham Estate Province of Canada auction on Aug. 19 features many rarities and material that hasn’t “surfaced” at auction for more than 40 years. “Many of these have not surfaced at auction since the 1980s, to our surprise more than 40 years ago,” says Yohann Tanguay, Eastern’s chief describer. “The second instalment features 157 lots, from proofs, stamps and postal history from the three-pence beaver to the last issued decimal, the two-cent stamp.” In this sale, Tanguay says “the spotlight will be shining on the six-pence and 10-pence Prince Albert, namely Scott/Unitrade (catalogue) numbers two, five, 10, 13, 16 and 17 including their varieties, printings, proofs, stamps, and postal history.” Continue reading →

‘Let’s Take the Ferry’ stamps honour Canada’s marine heritage
Page 1
Brock was reluctant before becoming ‘Saviour of Canada’
Page 1
Eastern Auctions Ltd., Gary J. Lyon (Philatelist) Ltd. join Quebec City Old Paper Show as major sponsor
Page 4
Alex Issajenko founded Amis Stamps and Coins in 1977
Page 17

CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 20
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Ian Robertson
Looking Back
Plenty of varieties among Elizabeth II ‘Cameo’ definitives
Page 6
David Piercey
Philatelic Bookshelf
Book pays loving tribute to Victorian advertising cards
Page 8

Ian Robertson
News Bites
Tragedy near 111-year-old Titanic wreck
Page 14
Robin Harris
New Issues
From around the world
Page 18

Mike Smith
Some postcards are perpetually pricey
Page 22

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