Oakwood Auctions to offer rare stamps, banknotes Sept. 28-29

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Bank of Canada 1935 $50 Banknote. Graded VF 35 by BCS. Serial Number: A25558. Est. $5,500-$6,000. Oakwood Auctions image

TORONTO – An incredible offering of stamp and banknotes comprise Oakwood Auctions’ first session of their two-day Premium Stamps and Banknote Auction on Saturday, Sept. 28. Consisting of 482 lots, the auction features Canadian stamps and advertising covers, Canadian banknotes and Notgeld paper money collections as well as stamps from Australia, Belgium, the British Commonwealth, France and Germany. On Sunday, Sept. 29, Oakwood Auctions will present 560 stamp lots from around the world. Feature categories include rare stamps from Great Britain, and the United States and collections from Scandinavia and Europe constitute the remaining lots. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

Collectors should note this auction has realistic estimates and starting opening bids that are minimal.

The extensive Canadian stamps section contains 200 lots with many highlights including a beautifully centered Canada 1868 6 Cent S/C #27. This stamp is mint, lightly hinged, very fine and still has its original gum. In exceptional condition, this rare stamp is worth a premium bid (est. $3,000-$4,000).

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Canada 1868 6 Cent S/C #27 MLH VF OG. Est. $3,000-$4,000. Oakwood Auctions image

Another featured rare Canadian stamp is a mint, lightly hinged 1859 10 Cent S/C #17, with its original gum. This stamp has a catalog value of $3,750 (est. $2,750-$3,300).

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Canada 1859 10 cent S/C #17 MLH OG. Est. $2,750-$3,300. Oakwood Auctions image

Leading the Canadian banknotes category is a Bank of Canada 1935 $50 banknote, graded VF35 by BCS, with serial number A25558. This note has large, clean and distinct margins. This note rarely becomes available and is worth $5,500-$6,000.

A distinguished Bank of Canada 1954 $1 Devil’s Face replacement note is also being offered. It has the serial number *A/A 007040 and has been graded AU58 EPQ (exceptional paper quality) by PMG. There is a cutting error in the top right corner of the note. With only 21,000 1954 $1 replacement notes issued, the cutting error makes this note very rare (est. $3,500-$3,700).

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Bank of Canada 1954 $1 Devil’s Face Replacement Banknote. Serial Number: *A/A 007040. Graded AU 58 EPQ by PMG. Est. $3,500-$3,700. Oakwood Auctions image

The Notgeld paper money collections consist of seven lots. Notgeld, German for “emergency money,” was introduced by various institutions during times of crisis. There are two notable collections, one containing 308 notes, housed in a pink album ($650-$750), and another collection containing 289 notes, housed in a green album ($600-$700).

Also featured in Saturday’s session are a Germany 1872 #22 a4 2kr Orange and a Canada Toronto Daily Mail Advertising Stamp Cover.

Day two highlights start with an incredible Great Britain stamp section containing 283 lots. An early and rare Great Britain 1867 One Shilling Green Imperf S/C #54 a21b (P4) VF, with a catalog value of $5,500 tops the list (est. $3,000-$4,000).

A beautiful and rare set of five Great Britain Victoria One Penny color proofs will be offered, all of which are in exceptional condition, well centered and fresh (est. $3,000-$5,000).

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Set of five Great Britain Victoria One Penny color proofs. Est. $3,000-$5,000. Oakwood Auctions image

There are also 20 Israel lots to take note of. Highlighted is an exceptionally rare Israel 1948 MNH tabs stamp collection (below), containing #7, #8, and #9, as well as #J1-#J5. These are all in exceptional condition and have a catalog value of $9,950 (est. $8,000-$10,000).

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Collection of 26 Israel 1948 stamps. Est. $8,000-$10,000 Oakwood Auctions image

More than 100 lots of United States stamps are being offered at prices that will excite collectors. There are many highlights guaranteed to appeal to any philatelist including an envelope stamp collection dating back to 1853. This extensive collection of 306 stamps includes rarer issues.

These are only a few of the many regions represented in this auction from around the world. ­

Both the Saturday and Sunday sessions will begin at 11 a.m. Eastern Time.

For more information about a particular lot or about the sale, call 905-591-7600 or email info@oakwoodauctions.com.