Group lot of three high-value ‘Quebec Tercentenary’ stamps to highlight Premier Auction’s philatelic portion

By Jesse Robitaille

The philatelic material at this fall’s Premier Auction runs from Lot 1458-87 and features estate and group lots from Canada and around the world.

A group lot of early Canadian stamps – Scott #101-103 – is among the top highlights of the sale’s stamp section, which is set to cross the block during the second part of the two-session auction. To be offered as Lot 1467 with a pre-sale estimate of $945-$1,050, the lot includes the three highest denominations from the “Québec Tercentenary” issue (SC #96-103) released by Canada’s Post Office Department (now Canada Post) in 1908, which was the 300th anniversary of Québec’s founding.

Each of the stamps are in mint, hinged condition. The 10-cent violet “Quebec in 1700” stamp (SC #101) is joined by the 15-cent orange “Champlain’s Departure” stamp (SC #102) and the 20-cent brown “Cartier’s Arrival” stamp (SC #103).

There’s a starting bid of $149.

Other philatelic highlights include:

  • Lot 1487, a “large” estate lot of new and used world stamps with an estimate of $250-$350;
  • Lot 1463, a group lot of four Canadian stamps (SC #45, 56, 99 and 100) with an estimate of $369-$410; and
  • Lot 1483, a 36-piece estate lot featuring Canadian special issue stamps with an estimate of $428-$475.

Hosted by Colonial Acres in conjunction with the National Postage Stamp and Coin Show, the Premier Auction begins Sept. 6, a day before the biannual show kicks off in Mississauga.


“We have been elated by the participation from the public and enthusiasm that collectors have shown to make our auctions an overwhelming success,” said auctioneer Kirk Parsons, co-owner of Colonial Acres, which began hosting its biannual Premier Auction with the National Postage Stamp and Coin Show in spring 2018. “We pride ourselves with procuring numismatic material geared for all collector types, with exceptional deals on collectables, and great customer service in ensuring that your items are appropriately represented and, of course, arrive safely.”

Kirk Parsons (left) and Todd Parsons, co-owners of Kitchener, Ont’s Colonial Acres, are hosting their fourth ‘Premier Auction’ during the biannual National Postage Stamp and Coin Show this September.


Both evening live-auction sessions on Sept. 6-7 will be preceded by lot viewing throughout the day.

Lot viewing will also be available at Colonial Acres’ storefront on 991 Victoria St. N., in Kitchener, Ont., through Sept. 5. Viewing times are Monday to Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

At the show, lot viewing will begin on Sept. 6 at noon and Sept. 7 at 10 a.m., followed by the live auction at 5:30 p.m. each day.

In addition to bidding from the floor, bids will be accepted online before and during the event as well as by phone and mail.

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