Our first updates have focused on the enormous quantity of stamps and collections we have received for our next auction.
It’s time to tantalize with quality.
We have many, many lovely stamps coming up for sale.
One long-term customer — a real gentleman in all respects — has had to pass on his albums because of ill-health.
When we first discussed this with him he expressed the concern that it was most important that his stamps go to collectors who would appreciate them as he has. This was mentioned as more important than mere money. This concern of his evokes a word more often heard in museum circles; this collector has decided to “de-acquisition” his lifetime hobby.
I could tantalize you with dozens of extremely fine single lots but will use this one which is likely not the most valuable stamp from his collection that we will be auctioning.
Six pence on laid paper with orange-red postmark
We will offer a fresh, extremely fine six penny on laid paper which is immaculate in all respects and is graced by a lovely orange-red postmark. This colour is distinct from the usual shade of red postmark which is itself quite scarce. Different collectors have different criteria (some want Jumbo margins, for example) but in my opinion this is likely the most visually appealing used Canada number two in existence.