CAPEX 22 Official Auctioneer   –  R. Maresch & Son

CAPEX 22, International One Frame Stamp Championship Exhibition, to be held in Toronto from June 9-12, 2022 is pleased to announce that R. Maresch & Son Ltd. of Toronto has been named as its official auctioneer.

CAPEX 22 Auction Announcement

Mr. Peter Maresch, owner of R. Maresch & Son, Official Auctioneer for CAPEX 22 has announced that his firm will sell the Canada Large Queen 1868-1896 collection of the late Fred Fawn at CAPEX 22. The Large Queen issue printed by the British American Bank Note Company (BABN) were the first postage stamps printed in Canada and they have long been popular among collectors of stamps form Canada’s classic period. Mr. Fawn was a well-known collector and exhibitor in Canada with award winning exhibits in several issues. His Large Queen collection was exhibited nine times at FIP World exhibitions in China, Australia, Thailand, Singapore, New York, Brazil and Israel over the twenty-year period from 1999 to 2019 and was awarded two Large Vermeil and seven Gold medals.

The Maresch family has supported all of the International exhibitions held in Canada since the first CAPEX international exhibition was organized in 1951 to celebrate the Centenary of Canada’s first postage stamp. At CAPEX 22 we are please to have both the continued support of R. Maresch & Son for CAPEX 22 and for the Fred Fawn Canada Large Queen 1868-1896 collection auction at CAPEX 22. The auction will be held Friday evening June 10, 2022 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centres venue of CAPEX 22.  Further details will be announced here in CAPEX 22 News in the coming months.

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Click here to view the numerous lots of the Fred Fawn Large Queen auction to be held at CAPEX.

To request a copy of the auction catalogue, click here.

To download a PDF of the catalogue, click here.

Peter Maresch, owner of R. Maresch & Son, welcomed the opportunity to continue a long family tradition, “R. Maresch & Son held an auction at Capex ’78, and were the official auctioneer at CAPEX ’87 and CAPEX ’96. Our firm is the oldest continually operating stamp auction firm and dealer in Canada and we look forward to CAPEX 22. My grandfather, Dr. Richard A R Maresch came to Canada in 1938 and opened a stamp shop in downtown Toronto in 1942, with our first public auction held on October 26, 1963.”

R. Maresch and Son have sold many of the most important stamp collections in Canada including Arfkin, Bailey, Bileski, Burlington, Brassler, DesRivières, deVolpi, Fawn, Gates, V G Greene, Groten, Guggenheim, Hart, Senator Hicks, Huff, Jarrett, Lindsey, Lubke, Lussey, MacDonald, Marler, Richardson, Roberts, Saint, Simpson, Siverts, Smith, Steinhart, Young, just to name a few.

History of R. Maresch & Son

Three generations of the Maresch family have been helping collectors with their collections.  Dr. Richard Maresch became a stamp dealer in 1924 in Vienna, Austria, moved to Canada in 1938, opened his first stamp store in 1942, joined the CSDA in 1945 and attended such international shows as the Vienna International Philatelic Exhibition of 1933 (WIPA ’33) and the first CAPEX 1951. The firm held their first mail auction in 1957, first public auction in 1963, and first live internet auction in 2019.

William Maresch was a founding member of the V. G. Greene Philatelic Expertizing Committee and co-author of the Canada Specialized Stamp Catalogue (1973 -1988). The firm was the first to use a computer for an auction sale in 1983. Their large retail catalogue, Maresch by Mail, was launched in 1987, a busy year which included the firm as CAPEX ’87 official auctioneer.

Like his grandfather and father before him, Peter entered the firm at a young age and helped grow the family business. In 1996, the Maresch website was launched and the firm was the CAPEX ’96 official auctioneer. 2017 saw the launch of their internet only auction, and in 2019 the firm hosted their first live internet auction.

As Canada’s oldest stamp firm, R. Maresch & Son is proud to be the official auctioneer of CAPEX 22 and looks forward to meeting you in Toronto in 2022.

Further information about the auction will be available here and at

For catalogue requests email Peter or telephone (905) 726-2197

R. Maresch & Son

6-2 Vata Crt

Aurora, ON  L4G 4B6