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22 October, 2014 - Vance Auctions Ltd.
Your editor is still in recovery mode as he catches up with the results of the October and November sales that took place during his annual Florida vacation. This Vance mail sale had some real beauties and two new record prices.
normally comes as a pair and, as such, would have a catalogue value
of $14,000. But it was a single which is unlisted, so Vance provided
an estimate of $3,500 for this single copy. It came with a 2007 Greene
certificate which is significant for “single” Imperforates.
We have not recorded a sale of an imperforate pair since 1997. But 3
singles have been recorded since then and their prices ranged from $1,050
6¢ Small Queen
We liked the looks
of this used 6¢ Small Queen with its enormous margins. It is so
rare to see this combination of perfect centering and large margins.
One can only sit back and admire it. A regular used copy has a Scott
value of $6.50.
Exceptional Used Jubilees
The first lot consisted of 28 copies of exceptional handpicked 3¢ Jubilees. The one shown above is fully dated and is as nice as they come. The $5 Jubilee is a single stamp and has a light magenta cancel. It sold for well over its $1,000 Scott value.
3¢ Admiral – Double Surcharge
We must admit we
thought this stamp would not do well in this sale when we first saw
it, because of the straight edge at the bottom. But, to our surprise,
it sold for a record price. It was VF NH. Is it rare? Well it must be,
because we have only recorded one other copy sold since 2006.
We were impressed by the quality of this NH vertical pair and the strong price it sold for. These pairs appear regularly at auction both fully and partially imperforate. The best price in the past 10 years was $378 for a fully imperforate pair, back in 2008.
Isn’t it amazing how valuable these otherwise common stamps are with their perfin holes. The first one was a used VF copy and sold for well more than catalogue. The second was VF NH and didn’t do as well. It is hard for us to judge how good these prices are as it is such a specialized area.
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This auction had 2 new record prices:
Vance's next sale will take place on January 29, 2015