Fifty CTs were sold this week, five of them in Buy it now (BIN) sales. All told, 48 CTs sold for less than $20 with two of the BIN sales bringing in $51 and $43. There were 31 lots offered by one seller on July 19: Tomv007. The low prices reflect the thin market for common and low to mid-grade CTs. In fact, 24 auctions went to single bidders. On the positive side, it shows how easy it is to start a collection with many CTs available for cheap.
One seller has been offering a grouping of Canadian stock CTs for very low prices -- seven sold in the past two weeks with most trading below $10. These particular tokens were made by James Croil (ST200 in the Charlton guidebook). They seem to be selling for well below the listed value -- overall, they appear to be in VF condition.
|Molva molva anyone?|
The tail is quite distinctive on Ling.
It turns out that Northmaven (land north of the isthmus -- the Mavis Grand in this case) is known for its fishing. In the nineteenth century, the seasonal catch was the mainstay of the economy. Big fish such as Ling (a cod-like fish) as well as Herring were exported to points south. So the fish on the token is perhaps what the hearty islanders were thankful for -- it certainly was important enough to be placed prominently on the token. Hook one if you can!