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Special Commentary - 26 Feb., 2004

David Stein's stamp discovery goes to market

Last summer, David Stein walked into a Montreal Post Office to buy some stamps and his life hasn't been the same since. When he got home and looked at his purchase, he noticed something very unusual about the top two stamps in each block, they were imperforate.


Lot 2493
Scott 1679b

10¢ Woodworking
Top 2 Imperforate
Est. $2,500

One of those blocks is being offered in the upcoming sale of R. Maresch & Son in Toronto on March 3, 2004. Here is a description of the block in the auction catalogue

Lot 2493 - 1679var: 10¢ WOODWORKING, block of 10 with top two stamps imperforate (separated by scissors) and the balance showing dramatic MISPERF, one of only five such blocks in existence (we believe) from the original group purchased at the Montreal Post Office. These were extensively written up in Linns (Aug.'03) and Canadian Stamp News (Aug '03), n.h., very fine and very rare! EST. 2500+

It will be interesting to see how this new discovery does as it is being offered for the first time at auction.

Update!
The block sold for $2100 at the Maresch Sale on 4 March, 2004.
Scott have indicated that they will list the variety in this year's catalogue

For more details of the original discovery, click here to see the write up on our website.

 

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