History of Canada Turns Collector On
Reporter Randy Boswell says, "The award-winning Daniel Cantor Collection, which covers the opening years of the country's postal history from 1851 to 1868, is described as a 'real gem' of the philatelic world by Harvey Bennett, whose Maryland-based auction firm is handling the Sept. 24 sale in New York City."
Cantor, a 69-year-old retired Ottawa businessman who ran a wholesale beef business he ran for 30 years, is quoted as saying, "The company was how I earned an income, the stamps were how I had my pleasure in life."
Cantor, who inherited the stamp hobby from his father, said he was not only passionate about pursuing the complete collection for pre-Confederation Canada but also about preserving a picture of the country's past through its early postal relics.
"It's the history of Canada," he said, "That turned me on."
Shown above, a pair of rare Twelve-Penny Blacks expected to sell for more than $100,000 at Daniel Cantor Collection auction.
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