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3 March, 2010 - Eastern Auctions Limited
a lovely copy of this stamp in its recent mail sale:
The price realized, although less than 50% of catalogue, beats the prices of 5 of the 10 recorded. It also joins 5 others that have no gum.
On the other hand,
buyers obviously like low prices, everybody likes a bargain. The above
price was a real bargain. The pair was a perfect beauty with 3 large
margins at the top and a large sheet margin at the bottom. To buy a
rare die II imperforate pair of this stamp at only 1/3 catalogue was
a real coup.
Whew ! The last two stamps did not inspire us. Now we’re into the Admirals and things are back to normal. This single coil sold for 3x catalogue. Do you think this is impressive... not really! Copies have sold for as high as $457. But we like the fact that for a VF NH stamp from the Admiral set, we’re seeing results that are “multiples” of catalogue.
We have only recorded three previous sales of this unlisted variety for prices ranging from $105 to $140. It would be a nice acquisition for any collection.
This used to be considered such a common stamp, found in almost all collections. But, few were nicely centered like the one above. We are pleased to see that very fine copies are beginning to get greater respect these days from bidders.
Copies of this stamp were so common, we only began to keep a record of the prices realized for them a year or so ago. You will only see 4 previous prices on our website, ranging from $69 to $95. We know that, in fact, many dozens have sold in the past 10 years, so the few we have recorded cannot be representative. Nonetheless, the $190 realized in this sale, at almost 4 x catalogue, is being treated as a new record price as it is so high.
We believe that this is all part of the greater interest being shown by collectors in Canada’s “Back of the Book” stamps these days. Many record prices have been realized for these stamps in recent years, including a remarkable 23 so far this year.
For more details of this sale, please click on the highlights button.
This sale had 2 new record prices: