H.R. Harmer featured several valuable rarities at Costa Mesa, CA sale

Dec 1, 2017, 7 AM
The Falkland Islands Glasgow error realized $28,320 at the Oct. 26-28 H.R. Harmer sale.

Auction Roundup — By Tim Hodge

The last month’s auctions have highlighted a significant quantity of quality worldwide philatelic material, with many items achieving impressive realizations.

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H.R. Harmer sold one of the great modern rarities of the British Commonwealth in the firm’s Oct. 26-28 sale in Costa Mesa, Calif.: the Glasgow error of the Falkland Islands (Scott 151a). Only about 25 examples of the 6-penny stamp showing the HMS Glasgow instead of the HMS Kent are thought to exist. H.R. Harmer sold one for $28,320, with an 18 percent buyer’s premium.