Newfoundland rarities, forgeries garner interest in next Eastern sale

A complete sheet of Newfoundland’s 1921 Halifax airmail overprints is offered as Lot 294 of Eastern Auctions’ Oct. 2-3 public sale. It carries a catalogue value of $18,125.

With a spotlight on British North America (BNA), including a strong section of decimal-era Newfoundland stamps and postal history, more than 400 lots will cross the block in the first session of Eastern Auctions’ next public sale. The first of three sessions – offering Lots 1-416 – will kick off on Oct. 2 at 1:30 p.m., with another session later that evening and a final offering the following day. “The main strength is in Newfoundland’s decimal period, which ran from 1865 to 1897,” said Yohann Tanguay, stamp specialist and chief describer with the New Brunswick-based auction house. Continue reading →

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