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21 October, 2011 - Eastern Auctions Limited

 

1908 Quebec Tercentenary Collection
The “Libra” Collection

Gary Lyon, head of Eastern Auctions, proudly introduced this exceptional collection as follows:


“I am extremely pleased to offer the Libra collection of the 1908 Quebec Tercentenary. Formed over several decades, it is in our opinion the finest assembly ever put together.”

He particularly singled out the proofs and essays in the collection, the nucleus of which was acquired in 1990 at the auction of the American Banknote Company Archives. Here is a good example:

 

Original Set of Die Proofs



Lot 9
Estimate $3,500
Realized $4,250

 

 

Plate Blocks

This lot contained a plate block of each stamp in the set. We show two of them.



Lot 30
Scott 96 – 103
Estimate $10,000
Realized $8,000

 

 

Imperforates

Two full sets of imperforates were offered. The first with full gum as issued, the second without, also as issued. Both came from the edge of the sheet and accordingly had full margins. Here are two examples:

From the set with gum
From the set without gum


Lot 34
Scott 103a


Lot 35
Scott 103ii

 

 

Beautiful Single Copies

Here are some of the singles, all of which attracted strong prices and, in the case of Scott 96, the ½¢, it reached a new record price.



Lot 37
Scott 96
Catalogue $15
Realized $160

 



Lot 41
Scott 97
Catalogue $55
Realized $260


Lot 43
Scott 98
Catalogue $82
Realized $350

 



Lot 48
Scott 99
Catalogue $190
Realized $575

 



Lot 56
Scott 102
Catalogue $550
Realized $750

 

 

Postal History



Lot 66
Estimate $750
Realized $2,300

 



Lot 67
Estimate $750
Realized $1,350

 



Lot 79
Estimate $200
Realized $675

 



Lot 108
Estimate $750
Realized $4,000

 



Lot 110
Estimate $750
Realized $2,800

 


The sale had 1 new record price
:

Lot
NRP
Previous NRP
96
1/2c Quebec Tercentenary
160
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