Vance Auctions Schedule

     

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Vance's Show Schedule

      Here is our upcoming show schedule. Visit our booth to find a wide assortment of stamps and postal history for sale.

RPSC Convention

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Some News and Views. . .

Many thanks to all of our bidders who helped to make our January auction such a success. Almost 80% of the bidders in that sale were successful. The market for fine stamps and covers continues to be very strong and active.



Without a doubt, the most popular winter sport here in Canada is hockey. There are outdoor and indoor rinks in virtually every community across the country. Whenever a pond freezes, kids run to get their skates, sticks, and nets. From those rinks came Canadian hockey legends like Gordie Howe, Bobby Hull, Bobby Orr, Wayne Gretzky, and Sidney Crosby.

 

I played many years of organized hockey as a youth, and grew up cheering for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Even though they were our rivals, I could not help liking the Montreal Canadiens - one of the most fabled sports franchises in North America. The Canadiens have won more Stanley Cup championships than any other club in hockey history. Montreal has had many great players over the years including Maurice “The Rocket” Richard, Yvon Cournoyer, Doug Harvey, and Guy Lafleur. At a stamp show in Montreal in 1993, I had the honour of meeting the late Jean Beliveau who played from 1950 to 1971 and was one of their all time greats.

Canada Post has issued dozens of hockey stamps over the years honouring hockey teams and famous players. These stamps and their First Day Covers can make a very nice topical collection.

 


Our exhaustive travel and show schedule over the past several months has really paid off. One enormous worldwide accumulation in albums was so large that it took three trips in the company van to move it all to Smithville. My son Chris recently acquired the estate of a long time friend and customer in London Ontario which included a great collection of Canadian Semi-Official Air Mail covers, some of which are offered in Sale #322.

The sale is brimming with over 7,700 lots for you to choose from. Our staff has been busy assembling all of these lots, carefully describing them and scanning them. Just flipping through the pages and looking at all of the illustrations is bound to whet your appetite. Stamp collecting is a great hobby. Take some time and enjoy it. Good luck!

 


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