Late last month, a notable stamp album produced by famed German philatelist Richard Senf, who began producing philatelic publications shortly after opening a stamp shop in 1872, was offered at auction.
On May 28, the Vancouver-based All Nations Stamp and Coin held its weekly auction. Among the top highlights of Large Lot and Collections Auction No. 1061 was Lot 217, a “marvelous” 1889 Illustrated Postage Stamp Album with “mixed condition contents catalogued at $7,000.”
The lot was estimated at $1,000, and rightfully so—the famed Senf album is considered the greatest stamp album of its time, not to mention anything of its “mixed condition contents”. In 1892, the album won the highest honour of its kind at the Paris Philatelic Exhibition, defeating both its English and French competitors.
And at last month’s auction, it continued proving its worth, realizing $990.
For more information about the 250-lot sale (of which only two lots were “passed” by bidders), click here.