Tag: Edward VII

June 25th, 2012

Preparations for the June 26th, 27th and 28th Sparks Auction have kept us very busy over the last few weeks.  Nonetheless a veritable plethora of new items have made their way into our inventory recently.  The list includes a large quantity of often very affordable French Colonies as well as French Community.  For the collector …

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April 24th, 2012

This has been another exciting week with many new and wonderful additions to our ever-growing inventory.  Look for some exceptional Portugal and Colonies singles which are reasonably priced.  Early Italy and Italian States have been added.  Still more French Colonies in the form of key sets and singles have been added in significant quantities.  For …

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Nautical Nugget — Weekly Feature #419

Edward VII Key Type 1/2d. bicolour pair.  Used with a virtually complete ‘St. John NB Ship Letter’ postmark Very Fine.  This Philatelic Nugget harkens back to a time when St. John was a very important centre of commerce and ship building.  A time when trade between the Caribbean and the Maritime Provinces was much more …

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Lipsticked King — Weekly Feature #273

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Prior to and during Edward VII’s rise to the throne it was rumoured the Prince of Wales enjoyed the company of many women. Shown here is an unusual inconstant plate flaw on the forehead of the Monarch, reminiscent of a lipstick mark! The lower left corner block of 4 is F NH with a small …

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