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Jan 24

Interesting Imperium — Weekly Feature #420

George VI 2d. Imperium Type in a Plate number pair.  Mint never hinged Very Fine.  Stanley Gibbons cat. £2,80 for normal stamps.  The Imperium series was generally printed in two entries; the first was for the Duty Plate: the country and the value, the second was the Head Plate: the frame, portrait and ornamentation.  This …

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Jan 21

January 21st, 2012

The last number of days have in large part been spent cataloguing and describing a rather extensive and choice collection assembled by a discerning collector.  The focus of that particular collector was Portugal and her Colonies as well as Latin America.  In addition to the seldom seen better items from those areas we have also …

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Jan 18

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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Aug 25

August 25th, 2011

It is not over yet, there is still time to exceed last month’s incredible total of more than $100,000 of new material added to inventory.  The last couple of days have been focused mainly on countries found in Volume 3 of the Scott Catalogue.  Look for exciting new additions to Germany, Gibraltar, Great Britain including …

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