Volume 46 – #23

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Volume 46#23

March 1 – March 14, 2022

Twenty-five-cent ‘Young Queen’ and $1 ‘Widow Queen’ law stamps tied to a document known as ‘The Leonor’ cross the block as Lot 1046 with an estimate of $7,500-plus. The two stamps catalogue at $15,500.

Noteworthy Canadian revenue collection offered in upcoming Eastern sale

New Brunswick’s Eastern Auctions will offer the Auchenbraith Collection of Canadian federal and provincial revenues in a single-session sale in late March. The collection, noteworthy for its high quality and rarity, features many areas that “surpass … well-known collections of the past,” according to auctioneers, who referenced earlier offerings from Harry Lussey, W.C. Rockett, John Gaudio and other collectors. Altogether, 325 lots will cross the block at Eastern’s headquarters in Bathurst, N.B., on March 26, but bids are accepted via the firm’s online bidding platform, “eastern@home,” plus through the phone, fax, email and mail beginning on Feb. 18. The consignor wishes to remain anonymous; however, Auchenbraith is the name of a wooded cottage region along Scotland’s River Nith, which flows into the Solway Firth and the Irish Sea about 40 kilometres south. In assembling the collection, the unnamed collector focused on acquiring rare law stamps, including everything from essays and proofs to “elusive” provisionals, “very few of which have surfaced at auction at any given time,” according to the firm. Continue reading →

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