Rick Sheryer Joins Brigham Auctions, Ltd.

Rick Sheryer Joins Brigham Auctions, Ltd.

Rick Sheryer Joins Brigham Auctions, Ltd.

(Brampton, Ontario) – Brigham Auctions, Ltd is pleased to announce that Rick Sheryer is joining the firm effective immediately as Managing Director in charge of auction preparation and lotting of The Brigham Collection. Mr. Sheryer will also sit as a Director on the Board of Brigham Auctions, Ltd.

Mr. Sheryer has been involved professionally in the philatelic world for the last 32 years. Since 1981, he has been in turn Chief Lotter, General Manager, CEO and Consultant at R. Maresch and Son Auctions and has owned Select Stamps since 1997. He is very well-known and respected in the philatelic community for his knowledge and expertise in all aspects of philately and particularly in that of British North America (BNA). He is a Life member of the Canadian Stamp Dealers Association and has held several senior positions in that organization. He is recognized by the Association Internationale des Experts en Philatélie (AIEP) as one of two individual experts in BNA and Canada philately and is a member of The Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation’s Expert Committee.

Mr. Sheryer commented that, “It was always my dream to be involved with the greatest collection of Canada ever put together. It is the opportunity of a lifetime to handle and describe such important and rare material.” Charles Verge, CEO of Brigham Auctions Ltd is pleased to, “Welcome Rick as part of our team of experts and specialists. He will help ensure the best possible description of Canada’s greatest philatelic collection not only for auction but also as an authoritative record for the future.

About The Brigham Collection

According to experts, The Brigham Collection comprises the greatest and most complete collection of Canada ever assembled. It spans over 150 years, with material ranging from the World Philatelic Champion collections of the Pence and Cents issues of 1851-1868, to the sought-after varieties of the Elizabethan era. Housed in more than 150 volumes, The Brigham Collection will be sold over the next few years by Brigham Auctions, Ltd.

The Brigham Collection has been a source of pride for Canada, garnering more than 25 Large Gold Medals at international-level exhibitions and several Grand Prix competitions, including the Grand Prix d’Honneur at BELGICA 2001 – the first and only time a Canadian collection has won the World’s Philatelic Championship. This triumph was realized in the minimum required time by the Fédération Internationale de Philatélie – a record that has yet to be equaled.

It also has won the Grand Award at the Convention of The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada an unprecedented five years in a row with five different segments of the collection. The Brigham Collection won the prestigious American Philatelic Society’s 1998 Champion of Champions competition with the Pence and Cents and the Grand Award in the Open Class with the Large Queens, the first time any exhibitor won both American championships in the same year.

Key items of the renowned collection include the rarest Canadian stamp, the 2¢ Large Queen on laid paper; the only marginal pair of Twelve-Penny Black in private hands; and a block of ten of Canada’s most iconic stamp, the 1959 Inverted Seaway. The largest multiples of the Pence and Cents issues are illustrated at Brigham Auctions Ltd website ( www.brighamauctions.com ). Many more items from other issues will be added to the website as time goes by.

For further information on Brigham Auctions, Ltd. and the sale of The Brigham Collection and a free brochure on forthcoming sales please visit our website ( www.brighamauctions.com ), contact us by e-mail, by phone at +1 (905) 451-5072, or by mail at Suite 507, 160 Main Street S., Brampton, ON, CanadaL6W 4R1.

For more information, contact Charles Verge at charles@brighamauctions.com.