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Volume 43#18 Dec 25 – Jan 7, 2019, 2019

‘Best Small Queen cover’ tops estimate at Eastern sale

Dubbed by auctioneers as “the best Small Queen cover” in existence, Lot 887 of the Nov. 8-10 sale by Eastern Auctions realized $28,000. A registered cover, it was mailed to Tonsberg, Norway, in July 1875 and includes a se-tenant pair as well as a single 10-cent pale milky rose lilac Small Queen from the Montreal printings. Paying the correct rate to Norway, the stamps and the postal markings offer outstanding eye-appeal, according to auction cataloguer Yohann Tanguay. “I am not one bit surprised knowing the importance and status of this great cover among seasoned Small Queen collectors,” said Tanguay. “If my knowledge serves me right, this has now become the most valuable cover franked solely with Small Queen stamps.” Continue reading →

An 1875 registered cover paying the correct 30-cent rate to Norway and featuring a se-tenant pair as well as a single 10-cent pale milky rose lilac Small Queen realized $28,000 as part of Eastern Auctions’ Nov. 8-10 sale.

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