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27 January, 2011 - Spink Shreves Galleries Inc.

We have to admire the ability of Spink Shreves in its successful efforts to attract attention to this outstanding auction of BNA stamps. Held in New York on January 27th, the sale featured the only known copy of the 12 Penny Black in NH condition. We counted 10 new record prices. These included 3 Canadian stamp varieties listed in the Unitrade Specialized Catalogue, but for which we have no previous record of their sale an auction.

(The prices realized have been converted at the rate of $1.00 Cdn. = $.99326 U.S.)

 

The Black Empress



Lot 1
Scott 3 NH
Catalogue $125,000
Realized $422,280

 



Lot 105
Unitrade 3Pi
Catalogue $10,000
Realized $5,964

 



Lot 114
Scott 7
Catalogue $9,000
Realized $7,207


Lot 121
Scott 9
Catalogue $10,000
Realized $7,952

 

 

"Script Watermark"



Lot 135
Scott 30d used
Catalogue $5,500
Realized $2,982

 



Lot 148
Scott 46
Catalogue $200
Realized $398

 

 

"Port Hood Overprint"



Lot 181
Unitrade 88C
Catalogue $4,000
Realized $3,479

 



Lot 186
Unitrade 103i
Catalogue $2,400
Realized $994

 



Lot 203
Unitrade 157c
Catalogue $375
Realized $621

 



Lot 253
Scott E6a
Catalogue $950
Realized $547

 



Lot 255
Scott E8a
Catalogue $950
Realized $547

 

 

The following 3 stamps are ones for which we have no record
In the past 10 years.

 

“Minor re-entry" (psn. 53)



Lot 106
Unitrade 4viii
Full OG
Catalogue $1,500
Realized $1,690

 

 

"Engraver's Slip"



Lot 176
Unitrade 84i
NH light gum skip
Catalogue $3,600
Realized $1,193

 

 

“Imperforate at right margin”



Lot 230
Unitrade 270ii used
Catalogue $ -
Realized $621

 

This sale had 10 new record prices, including 3 for stamps that, according to our records, haven’t appeared at auction in the past ten years.

 

Scott No.
Description
NRP
Previous NRP
3
12 Penny Black
422,280
275,600
3Pi (bl.)
12 Penny Black, plate proof
5,964
5,880
4viii
3d beaver, minor re-entry (psn. 53)
1,690
-
84i
20¢ Numeral, engraver's slip
1,193
-
88C
2¢ Port Hood overprint, on piece
3,479
650
103i
20¢ Tercentenary, major re-entry
994
735
157c
20¢ Harvesting, imperf. horiz.
621
285
270ii
14¢ Hydro, imperf. at right margin
621
-
MR2Bi
2¢ Inland Revenue War Tax
1,093
1,000
MR7a (pr.)
2¢ War Tax coil
1,590
-



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