Volume 44 – #22

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Volume 44#22

February 18 – March 2, 2020

Two of the featured lots in the upcoming sale include Lot 227 (left), a mint one-shilling stamp issued by the then-British colony of New Brunswick in 1851 with a catalogue value of $60,000, and Lot 231, an unissued New Brunswick five-cent brown stamp depicting Postmaster General Charles Connell with a catalogue value of $40,000.

BNA, Canada offerings abound in upcoming Eastern Auctions sale

A two-session auction highlighted by British North America and Canada, including an extensive section of King George V “Admiral” stamps and postal history, will be offered by New Brunswick’s Eastern Auctions this February. A worldwide section will open the Feb. 28-29 sale with Lots 1-211, which feature a “remarkable estate” of parallel mint and used Colonial Africa collections, said Eastern Auctions stamp specialist and chief describer Yohann Tanguay. It will be followed by a British North America section from Lot 212-314. Among the highlights is Lot 227, a “flawless” mint one-shilling stamp (Scott #3) issued by the then-British colony of New Brunswick in 1851. Described as being “among the rarest stamps of British North America,” it’s one of fewer than a dozen examples that can be classified as Very Fine and unused, Tanguay said. Continue reading →

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