Volume 47 – #21

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Volume 47#21

January 31 – February 13, 2023

Eastern Auctions’ upcoming sale of Ron Brigham’s Pence and Cents collections features a mint pair of 12-penny black stamps with original gum. ‘It is one of the most expensive, recognizable and iconic items in Canadian philately,’ according to Yohann Tanguay, Eastern’s chief describer.

Eastern teases Brigham Collection with highlight booklet

Eastern Auctions has unveiled a promotional booklet previewing the four-part sale of the final material held by late philatelist Ron Brigham, the only Canadian to win philately’s top international exhibiting honour, before his death last August. Brigham’s Grand Prix-winning Province of Canada collection will be sold across four auctions, the first of which will offer 163 lots on March 17. Among the Pence and Cents stamps and postal history are “many of the greatest rarities of the era,” according to Yohann Tanguay, Eastern’s chief describer, who pointed to the collection’s “mesmerizing essays, proofs, postal history and mint and used stamps, including unique multiples.” “It is a very significant collection of classic Pence and Cents issues,” added Tanguay, who’s also an expertizer with the Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation. “Many of the iconic and most important pieces … related to the classic issues of Canada are present.” Continue reading →

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