Mark Houston wrote: ↑21 Aug 2022 20:09
Thank you Glen and the StampBoards Forum for the opportunity to display the stamps I had for sale.
Most of them sold for strong prices, and it is a testament to this site that collector's have gained the knowledge to appreciate the scarcity of some CTO issues.
I know that at least one stampboards member was a successful bidder and well done to you.
Well done for assembling these over the decades Mark, when these were unappreciated mostly. You and Arthur Gray and a few others, were the only ones out there, with a Crystal Ball.
PLEASE folks, email the invoice results (add 20% onto hammer price) to Geoff Kellow for his next ACSC updates. The 1d red 'Brisbane'
was invoiced for FIFTEEN TIMES
the insane current ACSC price, at $7,500. He does not follow auctions too closely, and these real world auction updates then bypass Bozic's dreamy guess levels.
greatly disliked all CTO Roos in ANY
form, for some strange reason, and posted that often here, and in the long period when he priced things in ACSC, they stayed crazy low, allowing those with astute eyes to profit.
Good to see you got good prices Mark. Had you offered these 10 years back, it MIGHT have been 10% of this week's levels.
Indeed the 1d Block would never have got even $750 at auction then, is my guess.
Could not resist securing this below - someone forgot to mention the 2 x Die 2s, AND
the constant 'Arnhem land'
Anyone have any idea HOW these strips and blocks ever originated? Have never seen an explanation. Decades before the Miller Brothers.