Our third public auction begins tomorrow, and we are very pleased to note that we are receiving attention beyond the philatelic press and auction calendars. Today’s edition of the Fredericton Daily Gleaner has an article about New Brunswick’s infamous Charles Connell stamp (lot 864; see also lots 861-863). A comment piece even asks readers whether they think the New Brunswick government should purchase the stamp for the Provincial Archives.
This afternoon we had a visit from local CTV news, who were also interested in hearing about the Connell stamp (we will provide a direct link if the story is posted to their site).
Bidding has been strong, especially in the last 24 hours, so be sure to check Opening Bids via the link at Stamp Auction Network (see Auction #3 in our right sidebar). Remember, Openings show only the amount that is one increment greater than the second highest bid (ie., the underbid). Keep in mind when you place your bids that many lots showing $2 openings have top bids that are closer to the estimate or that are worth a substantial part of the catalogue value.
Paddle numbers for Internet live bidders (ie., "I13" etc.) are now being assigned. The number is automatically given the next time you sign in to Stamp Auction Network; your advance bids continue to be cross referenced to your regular customer number with us, as always.
Session One (Commonwealth) begins Tuesday, January 13th at 1pm EST, followed by Worldwide. Session Three (Canada & BNA) will begin immediately after Worldwide, but not earlier than 4pm.
Sessions Four (Postal History) and Five (Lots & Collections) will take place Wednesday, January 14th beginning again at 1pm EST.
Contact us if you need any assistance with bidding.
Good Luck in the auction!