A complete set of eight imperforate pairs from the King George V Admiral Issue and an imperforate pair of 1916 War Tax stamps highlighted the recent sale of the John Smallman Collection by Eastern Auctions. Offered as the first lot in the Feb. 23 sale, the set contained eight imperforate pairs ranging in denomination from four cents to $1 plus an imperforate pair of 1916 two- plus one-cent Die II War Tax stamps (Scott #MR4c). Altogether, the lot realized $23,000. Continue reading →
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As noted in my introductory column, place names were often carried to Canada from other countries, with settlers wanting to remember their home towns or cities.
Canada Post is once again marking
spring’s return with its annual flower stamp issue.
This year, the focus is on aquatic blooms with domestic-rate Permanent stamps featuring two varieties of lotus.