I am interested in the claims that Brigham's #32 did not sell at the Large Queen Auction of February 22, 2014. I was at the auction in person, but unfortunately had to leave before this stamp came up for auction. It was lot #663.
I did receive the "Prices Realized" for this auction, and it shows that it "realized CAD$ 475,000.00. Granted, the estimate in the auction catalogue was for $900K. I always assumed it sold.
As Jogil posted back on page 7 of this thread, it is now being offered for sale by a Brampton, Ontario dealer "Canada Stamp Finder". I am under the impression that this company is owned by Maxime Herold, who was also the Chief Administrative Officer for the Brigham Auctions. The listed price is currently CAD$369,000.00. A discount of more than $100K.
How do people here know that it was not sold? Can it be verified.
One reason I ask is that "Canada Stamp Finder" is also listing a large block of 2-Cent Large Queens (Scott #24a). The block is on Bothwell Paper and includes the entire watermark over the 18 stamps. "Canada Stamp Finder" is listing that one at CAD$159,000.00.
But this was lot # 88 at the Brigham sale. I was there at the time and I witnessed it being sold for CAD$300K. So how can it possibly be listed a mere 5 years later at almost half the cost that I saw it sell for. I was sitting and writing the prices down as the items were selling.
Can anyone explain this to me? Generally, my top dollar for a stamp is a couple of thousand dollars. I will never be in this league. But still, I would like to understand how this works?