Monthly Archives: October 2014

Inverted Jenny Plate Block breaks US Record!

Last month one of the very few infamous inverted Jenny plate block (#Scott C3a) was sold and it set a new US philatelic record. The block sold for more than $4.8 million, becoming the second most expensive stamp in the world,  just after the … Continue reading

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FAQ-What is a stamp watermark?

Watermarks can significantly increase the value of a stamp. For example, Canada stamp #28 in Mint VF (Unitrade listing) has a catalogue value of $1,400, but the same stamp with a watermark (#28a), is listed at $6,000! Obviously, it’s a good … Continue reading

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Third known 2¢ Large Queen on laid paper sold at auction

The third known example of the green 2¢ Large Queen on laid paper (Scott #32) discovered on July 16th, 2013 (see our previous article) just sold at Eastern Auctions this past weekend. The winning bid for this rare Canada stamp was $215,000 + … Continue reading

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Canada 1851-12d Black stamp sold at auction

Over this past weekend, Eastern Auctions sold a mint copy of the 1851 12d black Queen Victoria (Scott #2). Though in mint condition, the stamp was quite off-center and had a mark on the gum side. It sold for $70,000 + … Continue reading

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Canada 1851 12d black mint stamp for sale!

An example of one of the most valuable Canada stamps will be going on the block on October 16th with Eastern Auctions as lot #60. The 1851 12d black Queen Victoria could soon become Canada’s most valuable stamp ever–even more … Continue reading

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