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18 November, 2011 - Shreves Galleries – Dallas, Texas

The relatively small Canadian section of the sale contained this beautiful copy of the 7¢ Admiral in the olive bistre shade which sold for a record price. The stamp came from the Dr. Choi-Lok Tang Collection which appeared at auction in 2006 where the stamp realized a then record price of $420. So, over the past 10 years it has sold twice for a record price.

Lot 425
Unitrade 113a
Catalogue $255
Realized $463


The auctioneer’s description was memorable. Here it is:

113a, 1915 7c Olive bister, wet printing, an absolutely superb right sheet-margin single, being in a condition that simply cannot be improved upon, possessing mathematically precise centering amid wonderfully large margins, fabulously fresh as well, with vibrant color of this shade, immaculate o.g., n.h., extremely fine; a stamp for the finest quality collection; ex-Dr. Tang.”

As noted, the sale had the above new record price:

Scott No.
Previous NRP
7c Admiral - olive bistre

The price realized was converted at the rate of $1 US equals $1.03 Canadian.

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