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7 May, 2014 - Vance Auctions Ltd.
Back in January, the Canadian Stamp News reported that a new imperforate booklet had been discovered. It was the Superman booklet, issued in 2013. A Canadian collector in the Niagara Peninsula picked up 3 of these booklets at the Post Office and sent one of them to The Vincent Greene Foundation, subsequently receiving a certificate describing it as genuine. One of those three booklets, shown here, appeared in this Vance sale.
Other stamps of note are described hereunder.
this stamp as “one of the finest original gum examples that exists.”
If this is so, it gives us an idea of how rare a really well centered
copy must be. Unitrade would give such a stamp a value of $30,000. Back
in 2004, a copy sold for $23,580 and that is the best price we have
recorded. It makes you wonder if there really is a VF well centered
fully gummed copy in existence!
1¢ Large Queen
What a special copy this is. It was nicely centered. The postmark is dated April 21, 1868, just one month from the date of issue. The perfs at the bottom are a bit short.
1¢ Small Queen - "WEC" Cancel
Not a bad price for a stamp with a Scott value of $1.25. As Vance explained, the “WEC” cancel represents the initials of Mr. W.E. Cronkite, Postmaster of Wisawawa, Ont in 1889. We find the cancel most unusual and are grateful for Vance’s explanation of its origin.
Small Queen – “Rochelle Cancel”
20¢ Numeral Perfins
This lot included the above two stamps with private perfins from the Sun Life Assurance Company. The one on the left has the normal perfin while that on the left has the inverted perfin. This lot represents a very interesting item for the specialist.
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Vance's next sale will take place on June 25, 2014