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London Seed Trade-

Messrs John Shaw and Sons, of 37 Mark Lane, London, E.C. .report, through their agent (Leonard W. Blake, of Christchurch), that during the fortnight ending ept. 23 the firm tone mentioned in their last report as prevailing on the market still continued, and all varieties of seeds were very strongly held. ihe transactions in red clover seed had not been large, but where business had been done, the prices paid were all in favor of the seller. Samples of the new crop from Hungary, France, and the United States were arriving, but the high prices asked for the last-named prevented business. Advices from Canada state that considerable damage has been done to the new crop, both, by the drought and the maggot. White clover was tending upwards ; supplies of the new seed were very scanty, and there can he little doubt that the range of values must he considerably higher than last season. Some people Were predicting an absolute dearth as the season advanced, hut this is not supported by facts. Alsyke continued firm ; new Italian rye-grass easier. Perennial rye-grass was coming to market freely, but the high prices asked prevented business. Canary again dearer, but hemp more reasonahlg I_______ 1 ________ —i _

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COMMERCIAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 496, 8 November 1881

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COMMERCIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 496, 8 November 1881

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