A full sheet of 100 misperforated 1973 two-cent Sir Wilfrid Laurier stamps (Scott #587) is among the highlights of the two-session “Premier Auction” set to kick off the National Postage Stamp and Coin Show tomorrow, a day before the biannual show opens its doors in Mississauga.
When the sheet was printed, its perforations were shifted towards the left and the first “C” in the word “Canada” is slightly cut off. To be offered as Lot 1403, this mint never hinged example has a pre-sale estimate of $450-$500.
It’s one of more than 1,600 lots crossing the block this weekend during the combined stamp and coin auction hosted by Colonial Acres. The two-session sale begins with lot viewing tomorrow from noon-5 p.m., followed by the first session of the live auction at 5:30 p.m. The second session will be held the following day, March 23.
“As we roll into our third ‘Premier Auction’ event at the National Postage Stamp and Coin Show, we are pleased to say the auction is growing in both popularity and in size with over 1,600 lots up for sale,” said Kirk Parsons, co-owner of the Kitchener, Ont.-based auction house, who added this spring’s auction had “the best to-date response from consignors across Canada and the U.S.”
Other philatelic highlights of the upcoming auction include:
- Lot 1425, an estate lot of Canadian stamps dated 1859-1981 and housed in a “Canada and Provinces” album edited by H. E. Harris;
- Lot 1408, a mixed lot of 88 Canadian stamps from the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s;
- Lot 1404, an estate lot of more than 1,200 Austrian stamps dated 1850 through the 1980s and housed in two Uni-Safe books; and
- Lot 1427, an estate lot of about 625 stamps from more than 30 African countries housed in a booklet.
Both evening live-auction sessions on March 22-23 will be preceded by lot viewing throughout the day.
In addition to bidding from the floor, bids will be accepted online before and during the event as well as by phone and mail. Online pre-bidding began on iCollector earlier this month.