Canada 1868 one-penny brown red stamp auctioned by Siegel! A great rarity fetched $42,500

May 6th, 2018

Canada 1868 one-penny brown red stamp was one of the highlights at Robert A Siegel auction of the Calgary Collection of Canada that took place in March. Described as having “original gum, lovely rich color” and “strong impression,” this example exhibits “noticeable laid lines.” FindYourStampsValue.com invites our readers to learn more about this stamp and the details of its sale. 

This lot is a fine and enormously rare original-gum example of the 1868 one-cent large queen on laid paper. This is also the finest of the two or three examples that exist today. Canada 1868 one-penny brown red is considered to be one of the key stamps for the large queen collector and a major Canadian rarity.

The Unitrade catalogue notes that “fewer than 10 unused copies” are recorded.

“Nearly all are without gum and have faults to some degree,” reads the auction catalogue. “This is the first unused example we have offered since keeping computerized records.”

This bright Canadian philatelic rarity hammered down for $42,500 USD.