Our eventful four-day June auction is now in the books. Hundreds of bidders vied for one or more of the items showcased in the final installment of the AFAB collection as well as in our General Sale. In many cases, outstanding realizations were achieved, as you will see after perusing the enclosed illustrated prices realized report.
Once again, we would like to thank everyone for their participation during our live webcast auction. We are starting to see a shift, with many bidders seeing firsthand the advantages of using our platform. Offering another great option to the more traditional methods of bidding, it helped push total hammer prices over the 2-million-dollar mark. Over 19,600 bids were received on the 1,365 lots offered.
We believe success is due to careful preparation, extensive promotion and the lavish presentation of the material in our award-winning catalogues. An additional element presented itself for this sale – the excitement generated by the long-awaited Capex international stamp show held in Toronto. Our staff was very busy throughout the 4-day event, meeting new and old clients alike. Our custom-designed super booth accommodated anyone wanting to view any of the small lots offered in the auction. A private evaluation room and a lounge permitted us to discuss details pertaining to the auction, answer any questions a bidder or consignor might have, or just to catch up after nearly two years of absence at stamp shows!
Our next auction is slated for late Autumn and will feature several consignments including Newfoundland, Canada mint full sheets, pioneer flights and semi-official airmails including the famous “1920 Grand Army of Canada” stamp in NH condition! It is not too late to consign to take advantage of the current high demand for early BNA and Canada postal history, rare stamps, proofs, and varieties. These are just a few of the areas that have been soaring in value. We have illustrated a sample of these in the enclosed prices realized report for you to study.
The Eastern Auctions Team