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25 June, 2014 - Vance Auctions Ltd.
There probably aren’t many of our viewers who could boast about owning a block of 15 of the 15¢ Large Queen. Well, there was one in this sale and it was just one of the many significant blocks that we noticed.
This block was described
The trouble with
blocks in our experience is that they are often a mix of good stamps
and bad. As a result, it is hard to put a proper value on them. And,
the more mixed the quality, the fewer people will be interested in bidding
on them. On the other hand, how many people own a block like this!
Vance was probably delighted that the successful bid price for this stamp was more than double the estimate. What a treasure this stamp is with its enormous “boardwalk” margins. Vance modestly described it as “a spectacular stamp and the largest we have ever seen of this issue.”
Another strong price,
but this stamp was not valued for its large borders nor its centering.
What made it special was its cancellation, so clear and nicely dated
and, as Vance explained, the town cancel was rare.
We didn’t think this price could have been beaten in the past, but earlier on in 2007 a copy of the stamp sold for $291 and this has remained the top price since then. The stamp was NH and had noticeably large margins.
This stamp is beautiful to look at and is NH. Unfortunately, it was described as having a light gum bend and this likely explains the relatively low price.
V – Imperforate Pairs
The price realized is consistent with prices in earlier sales in the period 2007- 2009.
These perfins never cease to amaze us. As regular stamps, their values are modest to say the least. As well, they are not perfectly centered. But who cares, because upon inspection you will note the perfin holes only show up in the bottom stamps, none on top. This makes them unusually rare and highly sought after.
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This auction had 3 new record prices:
Vance's next sale will take place on August 27, 2014