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27 October, 2012 - Eastern Auctions Limited
The Large Queen set is generally perf 12. The above Scott 29a has the 11 ½ x12 perf, which is a variety. It has a catalogue value of $375, compared to a value of $50 for the regular stamp. We have only recorded the sale of 2 mint copies of this variety in the past 10 years, which shows how rare they are. So the price realized is not surprising.
Small Queen Bisect
It's not often a stamp sells for its exact catalogue value. This one was the 1¢ yellow Small Queen bisect on an envelope with an unusually clear circular date cancel. It was ex Carnegie (1981) and came with a 1993 Greene Foundation certificate.
2¢ Small Queen - Double Impression
Scott lists this variety which has a double impression at the bottom of the stamp. But it does not provide a price. Unitrade provides a price of $7,500, but that is for a stamp with a double impression over the entire design.
Small Queen - Double Impression
Another rare stamp with a double impression! Eastern notes that only one other example has been documented and that this one is superior.
Numeral - An Amazing Copy
What can one say about a stamp like this which receives the rare "100" grading. It is truly amazing. It is not every day a stamp sells for more than 10 times catalogue, but this one clearly deserved it. It is not rare like some of the earlier ones described in this report since more than 600 million copies were originally issued. At the same time, there are few of those issued stamps and that have the qualities of this one.
These two margin copy stamps came highly graded and received the recognition they deserved. The first one set a new record price, up from the previous $230 set back in 2001.
from the 1928-1934 period – All Graded 100!
It is unusual for
a stamp to be graded 100 but here we four of them. What is significant
to us, apart from their obvious quality, is it they all come from the
1928 – 1934 period for which bidders are showing increasing interest
these days. As a result, we are not surprised by the strength of the
prices. Keep an eye on the stamps of this period (Scott 149 -210)
The final stamp
in our review has exceptional quality and received the strong price
it deserved. The price is a new record, up from the previous $1800,
set back in 2000.
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on this sale, please click on the highlights button.
sale had 22 new record prices:
Eastern’s next sale will be a public sale, taking place in Halifax on February 23, 2013