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28 February, 2012 - Matthew Bennett International

We present below some of the highlights from this sale which took place in New York City towards the end of February. A few of the early Canadian stamps were NH which is unusual and warrants our attention. Many came with expertization certificates. There were 2 new record prices. As the Canadian and US dollars were very close to par, we have used the prices realized in $US.

 

SALE OF U.S. AND BRITISH NORTH AMERICAN STAMPS

 

Early Classics

 



Lot 773
Scott 1
Catalogue $1,000
Realized $1,800




Lot 789
Scott 7a OG
Catalogue $10,000
Realized $10,500


Lot 790
Scott 8 OG NH
Catalogue $1,000
Realized $1,900

 


Lot 792
Scott 8b
Catalogue $15,000
Realized $12,000

 


Lot 794
Scott 9
Catalogue $3,500
Realized $5,000

 

Small Queens

 



Lot 827
Scott 42 NH
Catalogue $400
Realized $625


Lot 830
Scott 45c NH
Catalogue $725
Realized $1,150

 

Jubilees – Exceptional Used Copies

 



Lot 865
Scott 63
Catalogue $1,000
Realized $1,300


Lot 873
Scott 65
Catalogue $1,000
Realized $1,200

Numeral


Lot 880
Scott 82 NH
Catalogue $600
Realized $1,250

 

Edward VII – Experimental Coils

 


Lot 891
Unitrade 90xxxiii NH
Catalogue $16,500
Realized $16,000

 

 


Lot 892
Unitrade 90xxxiv
Catalogue $4,500
Realized $3,250

 

“Straw Shade ”

Lot 896
Unitrade 92iii NH
Catalogue $900
Realized $850

 

Quebec Tercentary


Lot 919
Scott 100 NH
Catalogue $375
Realized $700

 

New Discovery

“Imperforate Pair ”
The Unique “traffic light”
Block from the only known sheet of 50
(Diagonal crease)


Lot 948
Scott 1676var NH
Estimate $1200-1,500
Realized $625


Lot 949
Scott 1676 var
Estimate $2,000-3,000
Realized - Unsold

 

This is the first time we have seen this 4¢ Oyster Farming stamp in imperforate form. It is unlisted.

Air Post


Lot 955
Scott C5b
Catalogue $1,000
Realized $950

 

Comments


We were impressed by the quality of the Canadian stamps in this sale. So many of the early stamps were very well centered and NH. In addition, there were two new record prices:

Scott
Description
NRP
Previous NRP
45c
10¢ Small Queen imperforate pair
1,150
858
C5b
6¢ Air post imperforate pair
950
880

 


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