Volume 43#20

January 22 – February 4, 2019

A mint 12-penny black issued by the Province of Canada in 1851 will cross the block as part of Eastern Auctions’ second sale of the Highlands Collection this February. To be offered as Lot 234, it has a catalogue value of $300,000.

‘Immaculate Provenance’ to highlight next Eastern sale

In what’s described by auctioneers as “immaculate condition with impeccable and illustrious provenance,” a mint 12-penny black issued by the Province of Canada in 1851 will cross the block in New Brunswick this February. To be offered by Eastern Auctions, the 168-year-old imperforate stamp on handmade laid paper is “a truly remarkable example of this keenly sought-after classic stamp,” said auctioneer Gary Lyon. Aside from its “unusually choice” condition, part of this stamp’s appeal is its provenance, which is the theme of this second 360-lot offering of the Highlands Collection. “Condition-wise, it’s one of the best examples available,” said Lyon, who’s the owner of the Bathurst, N.B.-based auction house. Continue reading →

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