STOUFFVILLE, Ontario – Oakwood Auctions is holding a “hot” auction to kick off the summer. The Two-Day Premium Stamps & Coins auction kicks off on July 11 beginning at 11 a.m. Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
Bidders will find many incredible items have been packed into this diverse auction. With almost 1,000 lots from six general categories, this is truly a sale for collectors and deal hunters. From rare Canada, USA and Great Britain stamps, to collections and coins from around the world, there are many fabulous finds at extremely low prices that are expected to attract large crowds to this event.
Day 1 will contain a variety of coins and collections from around the world, including a 1958 Canada proof-like set in its original wrapping (below) and a China Qing Dynasty 100 Cash Xian Feng coin estimated at $400-$500.
Collections from Germany, Holland, Belgium, Canada and elsewhere will be offered. A unique item is Lot 33; a collection of Art History Coin Sets. Never seen before, there are 12 commemorate provincial legal tender 25 cent coins, in each of the seven presentation boards. Each set is housed in an artboard, depicting an important event in Canadian history. All coins are brilliant uncirculated, and a great collectible that is rich in history. This lot is expected to bring $200-$250 USD.
There will also be a magnificent, world-class collection of Israel stamps offered. All the stamps have been expertly described, and beautifully presented with photographs. Highlighted by a 54-page extensive museum-quality collection, this lot includes full tete beche strips, tabs, plate blocks, rouletted plate blocks, color variations, postage due, souvenir sheets, blocks, tab blocks, tete beche pairs and gutter pairs, overprints, extraordinary first-day covers and postal history. This collection is for the collector seeking the finest quality and is estimated at $1,500-$1,800 USD. Also featured will be a 1948–1958 mint never hinged collection including #J1 – #J5, estimated at $1,000-$1,600 USD.
Day Two is sure to attract a large crowd with a rare selection of premium stamps from Great Britain, Canada and USA.
There are many Great Britain highlights. One offered will be an 1840 #1 1 Penny Black Imperf block of four. This rare block has been certified by the American Philatelic Expertizing Service. With a Stanley Gibbons catalog value of 25,000 pounds and estimated at $7,000-$8,000 USD, this will be sure to excite serious collectors.
Another featured Great Britain stamp is a beautifully centered 1882 #90 a24 5 Shilling Rose with bright vibrant color and is estimated at $1,200-$1,600 USD.
Canadian stamps include large and small Queens, 1897 Jubilee issues, rare Admirals, advertising and first day covers, spectacular mint blocks and more. Highlighted by a mint 1859 #19 17 cent Jacques Cartier Imperf, this lot will bring significant attention from Canadian collectors. This stamp is an absolute VF, and is expertly centered which is difficult to obtain for this issue. The color is strong and fresh, and is estimated at $1,200-$1,500 USD. A close second is an 1897 Jubilee #65 $5 VF MLH. This stamp is always highly sought after, and this will be no exception, as it is well centered, and has great perforations. With a catalog value of $2,000, this lot is estimated at $1,000-$1,100.
The team at Oakwood Auctions looks forward to welcoming guests to their Saturday, July 11–12 auction, at 11 a.m. Eastern time. For additional information on any item in the auction, call the gallery at 905-591-7600, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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