News and Views. . .
Many thanks to all those bidders who helped to make our January auction such a success. Just over 80% of the bidders in that sale were successful.
Since we buy and sell stamps every day, we are in a very good position to watch market trends. We have found the market for fine stamps and covers to be very strong. All kinds of material are in demand these days. Unusual and specialized items seem to attract the most attention and fetch the strongest prices. Stamps in superior condition or with great postmarks have been bringing some staggering prices at auctions across North America.
The number one winter sport here in Canada is unquestionably hockey. Hundreds of thousands of boys and girls play the sport on organized teams. Kids start playing as early as four years old, with the emphasis on fun and sportsmanship.
I was one of those hockey kids, and so was my son Chris. Now
Chris’ son Mason is a proud member of the Pelham Panthers. Mason recently presented me with a copy of his own hockey card.
When Mason was in my office not long ago, he
was excited to see some hockey stamps on my
desk. Canada Post has honoured many past
National Hockey League stars with a series
of ‘hockey stamp cards’, and to add to their
appeal a limited number were autographed
by the players. When you buy the stamps
at the Post Office, you might get a signed
one! These special stamps cross the line
into sports collectibles and are very hot
in the marketplace
The March 21st auction contains a mammoth amount of material in over 7,700 lots. You will find all kinds of interesting singles, sets, varieties, cancels, postal history, large lots, collections and coins to choose from.
The auction has excellent sections of Canada and Provinces, United States, Newfoundland, Gr. Britain, France and Colonies, British West Indies and Russia. There are particularly interesting sections of India errors, and Canada Semi-Official Airmails both on and off cover. We hope that you will find just what you are looking for. Bids can be submitted by mail, telephone, email,
fax, through our web site or at Stamp Auction Network.