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6 June, 2013 - H.R. Harmer Inc.

This sale, by H.R. Harmer of California, featured stamps from the USA and around the world. Included were a number of Canadian stamps of high quality. Although we identified many older ones that were VF NH, we found the prices surprisingly modest. Despite this, the quality was well above average and there were 2 new record prices. We skimmed quickly through some of the early US material and found this amazing block:

U.S. Scott 1



Lot 1005
Scott 1
Estimate $20,000-25,000
Realized $14,000

 

This block of 6 had ample margins on all sides except the top. There were traces of original gum, a repaired tear and a crease. These were only details, as a block this large is incredibly rare in any condition. We were definitely impressed as we do not recall seeing a similar mint block 6 of Canada's first stamp!

 

Canadian Stamps

Here are some of the Canadian stamps both old and new. The prices realized have been converted at the rate of $1.00 US equals $1.02 Canadian. All stamps are NH. Please note the price realized for lot 2192 below, the 50¢ Vancouver Harbour, issued in 1938, with a catalogue value of $55. It was graded “Superb 98” and sold for $434, an astonishing price.

 



Lot 2133
Scott 8
Catalogue $1,000
Realized $663

 



Lot 2144
Scott 35
Catalogue $55
Realized $122


Lot 2147
Scott 44
Catalogue $260
Realized $433

 



Lot 2161
Scott 75a
Catalogue $1,900
Realized $1,224


Lot 2163
Scott 82a
Catalogue $1,900
Realized $1,173

 



Lot 2167
Scott 90
Catalogue $95
Realized $133


Lot 2188
Scott 190a
Catalogue $750
Realized $714

 



Lot 2192
Scott 244
Catalogue $55
Realized $434

 



Lot 2219
Scott 1932a
Estimate $7500–10,000
Realized $4,335

 



Lot 2220
Unitrade 2142ii
Estimate $2,000-2,500
Realized $1,173

 

 



Lot 2227
Unitrade 2206ii
Catalogue $3,000
Realized $867

 



Lot 2235
Scott F2c
Catalogue $1,700
Realized $969

 

 



Lot 2238
Unitrade MR2C
Catalogue $720
Realized $332

 

 

This sale had 2 new record prices:

Scott
Description
NRP
Previous NRP
75a
1¢ Numeral
1,224
1,150
244
50¢ Vancouver Harbour
434
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