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26 October, 2012 - Eastern Auctions Limited

The "Libra" Collections
Part II

For admirers of the Admiral to the Scroll sets, this sale was full of many things you could wish for. It contained outstanding singles, blocks, plate blocks and covers galore! In this review, we show examples from each set.


Admiral Set - Type B Lathework

Lot 1042
Scott 116
Catalogue $3,750
Realized $5,750

This was a rarely offered block which has graced important Admiral collections of the past. It featured the rarest of the lathework types on this value, one that is seriously undervalued. Ex Harry Lussey.

King Edward VII

Lot 1272
Unitrade 94i
Estimate $1,500
Realized $4,250

This is a 1907 registered cover mailed from Whitewood, Assiniboia to Copenhagen, Denmark. A rare single franking 20¢ cover.



Lot 1277
Scott 91, 95i
Estimate $1,000
Realized $4,000

A stunning and rare franking of the high value 50¢ King Edward VII, ideal for exhibition, paying $2 postage along with a 5¢ registration fee.



Examples from the Scroll Set

Lot 1301
Scott 151a
Catalogue $1,440
Realized $1,600

Imperforate plate A2 mint block of eight, never hinged

Lot 1310
Scott 156
Catalogue $300
Realized $1,150

Plate A1 mint block of six, well centered and never hinged



Lot 1316
Scott 158
Catalogue $5,000
Realized $4,250

A choice mint plate block of 6, showing the complete Plate A2 upper right inscription in top margin. NH.



Lot 1327
Scott 158iii
Catalogue $2,300
Realized $3,750

A large well centered block of nine, showing the elusive "Man on The Mast" variety on the right stamp in the center row area. It is dated May 28, 1934.



Lot 1360
Scott 154/155
Estimate $1,000
Realized $3,500

We finish with the above unusual cover. It was sent from Ottawa to Switzerland and endorsed "Via S. S. ‘Bremen’ and airplane ship to shore/ Catapult flight from S. S. Bremen.” As can be seen, it commanded a very strong price! Eastern added:“This is the only known Catapult flight bearing Canadian postage stamps; very few covers exist.”

For those who admire the excellent and the unusual, this was a wonderful sale.



Eastern’s next sale will be a mail sale, taking place on January 16, 2013

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