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From Oi;p. Special Correspondent

By Electric Telegiup'l



Christchuhcb, February 12. The third wool sale of this lesson's eeries was held in the Alexandra Hall to-day, when there were offered 16.142 bales, inoluding a large number of North Canterbury, Banks Peninsula, and the Chatham Islands clip. The wool was in remarkably good oondition for this late period of the (season, though some of the late shorn clips were naturally burry. There was a largo and representative attendance of buyers, and in view of the rise in price 3at the last Wellington sale, it was expected that competition would be very keen. This expectation was fully realised, the salo not only being the briskest of the season but prices being on the highest level. The Bradford buyers had evidently increased their limits, but they were followed up very closely by the Continental buyerß, who bid freely for the stronger wools, such as the Bradford buyers were after. Some buuineae was also done on American acoount. Not only were crossbred wools much firmer, but fine wools also showed a Blight ad7ance. Some of the reserves on the best olip3 were, however, beyond buyers' limits, and there were more passing of the super half bred wools in some of the large clips than in aoy other descriptions. The passings, however, were not very large in proportion to the size of the oatalogue, Merino wool, of which there was a fairly large quantity offered, sold well, and wa3 mostly taken by-the Wellington mills. Scouring lots came in for good competition, and the local fellmongers secured a fair share. The catalogues were put through much faster than usual, and well up to 500 lots per hour were disposed of. The following is the range of prioes realised with those realised at the January sale by way of comJan. 12 Feb 12 Merino— d. d, d. d. Super .. 12 to 13 12 to 13 Medium to good 9 to 10J 8J to 11| Halfbred— Super .. 12 to U 12 to 13 Medium to good 10£toll£ 11 to llf Inferior .. 8£ to 10 8J to 10j Cjrriedale— Super .. 12 to 13J 12 to 12| Medium a-d infer. £>J to UJ 9J to llf Three quarter.bred— Super .. 11 to 12$ 11 to l^ Medium to good 9 to 11 94 to 10f Inferior .. to 8f 8| to 9J Crossbred— Super .. 10 to 11 J 104 to 11 Medium to good 8 to 9£ 9 to 10 Inferior .. 7J to 7$ 7 to 8J Longwool- .. Bto 10 9to 10| Down Wool .. 8£ to U J 9J to llj Lambs Wool .. S 9 to 10§ Pieces— Merino .. 5£ to 10 8J to llg Ist Half bred 9 to 11 10 to 11| 2nd „ .. 6 to 8J 6 to 9J Cross-bred .. ty to 8| 5| to 9 Locks .. 4J to 74 . 4to 8$ Crutchings ... 4J to 7J 4 to 8j The top priced clips were balfbred. 02 13d,, LCG over TE, Tinii 13d, Greta Vale I2ffl, PA over — 12Jd, Spoon over Grange Waiau Down 12$ d. FXover Crest 12fd Diamond over Montalto 12|d, JC over Wha , kaka 12§d, Greenhills over BL conjd 12Jd. Surrey Hills 12Jd, Evandale 12£ d, Flax Hills 12d, Three Balls oonjd 12d, Boureby over GW conjd 12d, Swyncombe 12d, Mount Ma! eon 12.} d, XX 12Jd, Monnt Benger 12d, New lard 12d, Corriedale ZC 12Jd, Merino Cot 13d, NZ over Tbreelegs 13d, Makare 12Jd, Flax Hills over JF conjd 12|d, Tekoa 12£ d; FG 12Jd, Annandale 12Jd.

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TELEGRAPHIC, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4371, 13 February 1914

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TELEGRAPHIC Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4371, 13 February 1914

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