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17 October, 2012 - Eastern Auctions Limited

We have noticed lately the large number of Canadian perfins that are being offered by our auction houses and Eastern is no exception. The prices for these varieties strike us as surprisingly solid. They indicate that there is a greater demand for this type of material than we would have guessed.

We start off with three examples of the “OHMS” perfins.

Lot 4164
Scott OA156
Catalogue $450
Realized $390


Lot 4202
Scott OA220
Estimate $150
Realized $230

Lot 4222
Scott OA248 NH
Estimate $300
Realized $210


We note particularly lot 4202, shown above, which is beautifully centered and comes with a remarkable cancel.


15¢ Large Queen – Rare Cracked plate variety


Lot 3833
Unitrade 30v
Estimate $1,000
Realized $300

Very few copies of this rare “blue gray” shade with the cracked plate have appeared at auction in recent years. This stamp comes from position 65 on the plate. It is nicely centered, unused, with no gum, and has light toning on the left side. The buyer did well!


Numeral Imperforates


Lot 3864
Unitrade 74iv
Catalogue $500
Realized $255

Lot 3865
Unitrade 75iv
Catalogue $900
Realized $375

Lot 3869
Unitrade 82ii
Catalogue $900
Realized $375


These imperforate pairs appear regularly at auction and seldom sell for anywhere near their catalogue values.

1¢ Admiral – Nicely Centered

Lot 3884
Scott 104
Catalogue $50
Realized $81


In the past 10 years, copies of this stamp have sold for as high as $257 and as low as $52. This was a beautiful VF NH example and a fortunate buy for the successful bidder.



We finished with these two lovely stamps from the United States:

Lot 3260
Scott 217
Catalogue $1,000
Realized $525

Lot 3268
Scott 229
Catalogue $1,450
Realized $625

Both were described as F-VF NH but are nicer than most early U.S. stamps we see in mail auctions.

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Eastern’s next sale will be a mail sale, taking place on November 28, 2012

©2012, Canadian Stamp Auctions Ltd., Montréal, Québec, Canada