Tag Archive: Proof

Jun 04

Signed Sperati — Weekly Feature #448

This is a signed Jean de Sperati die proof of a Newfoundland #6, and it is a forgery. Jean de Sperati, who considered himself an artist forged more than 5000 items in his lifetime (1884-1957). He would sell superb forgeries of high-end classics, which most collectors could never afford, for about 1% of the current catalogue …

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Jan 23

January 23rd, 2013

Along with more additions to our Canada pre-cancels as well as revenues we have added more early Canada, especially used, to our inventory.  Better sets and singles from round the British Commonwealth have been added also.  The wider world sees interesting additions to Brazil, with proofs as well as mint sets, more Hungary imperfs. and …

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Dec 15

Precious Proof — Weekly Feature #416

In both World Wars Canada issued War Savings Stamps.  In 1941 a booklet of 8 stamps showing various scenes from World War II was produced.  We offer this die proof on India paper mounted on card with Die # XG732.  The card stock has been carefully trimmed away so as not to damage the India …

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Sep 13

September 13th, 2011

A couple of large groups of stamps have made their way into the store recently; the one being a huge lot of worldwide sets and singles, the second being a hefty lot of Canadian pre-cancels.  Among the worldwide material is a generous helping of British Colonies, this past week British Caribbean has been added, including: …

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