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26 June, 2013 - R. Maresch & Son
A number of interesting comments were made in the introduction to this auction which we think are worth sharing with our viewers:
They concluded their comments as follows:
these thoughtful words, we start off our review with two interesting
lots of the 12 ½¢Victoria stamp issued in 1859.
The above stamps
are in the regular yellow green shade, different from the one shown
below. The top stamp has full OG and a hinge remnant, while the bottom
stamp is never hinged. This is rare and in fact is unpriced in the Unitrade
This second copy of Scott 18 is the variety in the deep green shade. It is unused and came with exceptionally large margins.
Queen – Thin Paper Variety
This stamp is one of the many Large Queens whose price increased in the 2014 Scott catalogue. It was printed on thin paper, had full OG and was nicely centered.
– VF NH Copies
It is so interesting to see the results of the bidders’ judgment as they decide how much to bid on a stamp. Both of the above stamps were described as "exceptionally well centered, NH and extremely fine with certificates." Which one would you pick?
50¢ Edward VII - New Record Price
Isn't it amazing how these imperforate varieties just keep popping up with little explanation. Here is an interesting group from the sale:
Both of the above copies were extra special as they come from the border of the page and show stoplights. The UR margin block may be unique. Both have wrinkles and come with brown or black spots on the back.
This unusual imperforate block was described as "imperforate (uncut) between left and right stamps, scissor cut at top and bottom." So while it looks like an imperforate block, it seems to be only partially that. Perhaps time will tell as further copies appear.
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of this sale, please click on the highlights button.
This sale had two new record prices:
date has yet been set for Maresch's next auction sale.