Strip of 10 three-penny beavers brings $27K

A mint block of nine five-cent vermilion stamps – one of only three comparable five-cent beaver multiples – brought $16,000 at the June 8-9 sale.

A mint vertical strip of 10 three-pence red beaver stamps (Scott #1) nearly tripled its pre-sale estimate of $10,000-plus when it hammered down for $27,000 during a sale by New Brunswick’s Eastern Auctions this June. Offered as Lot 289, the strip of 10 stamps – despite its various described faults – displayed “large margins, excellent colour and an unusually bright impression, nearly full brownish original gum showing only a hint of disturbance and a few mild hinge marks,” according to auction catalogue describer Yohann Tanguay.  Continue reading →

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