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Volume 43#20 Jan 22 – Feb 4, 2019, 2019

‘Immaculate Provenance’ to highlight next Eastern sale

In what’s described by auctioneers as “immaculate condition with impeccable and illustrious provenance,” a mint 12-penny black issued by the Province of Canada in 1851 will cross the block in New Brunswick this February. To be offered by Eastern Auctions, the 168-year-old imperforate stamp on handmade laid paper is “a truly remarkable example of this keenly sought-after classic stamp,” said auctioneer Gary Lyon. Aside from its “unusually choice” condition, part of this stamp’s appeal is its provenance, which is the theme of this second 360-lot offering of the Highlands Collection. “Condition-wise, it’s one of the best examples available,” said Lyon, who’s the owner of the Bathurst, N.B.-based auction house. Continue reading →

A mint 12-penny black issued by the Province of Canada in 1851 will cross the block as part of Eastern Auctions’ second sale of the Highlands Collection this February. To be offered as Lot 234, it has a catalogue value of $300,000.

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Size isn’t everything for philatelic research libraries

Also noted for its long history intertwined with great Canadian philatelists, the HSPL holds a comprehensive collection of British North America reference material.

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‘Fun frames’ offer another aspect to exhibiting at Edmonton Spring National

The Edmonton Spring National Show is set to return to Alberta’s capital city this March.

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LAC launches new interfaces to remedy research difficulties

A new library system launched by Library and Archives Canada (LAC) in December is expected to ease research troubles for philatelists and postal historians.

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