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Volume 44 – #02

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Volume 44#02

May 14 – May 27, 2019

An 1870 one-cent Small Queen large black die proof is expected to bring $10,000 as Lot 67 of Sparks Auctions’ four-session ‘Sale 30’ on May 22-25.

‘Must have’ 1870 Small Queen die proof to highlight Sparks sale

Described by auctioneers as a “must have for any serious Small Queen collector” and a boon to exhibitors of the long-running series, an 1870 one-cent Small Queen large die proof is expected to bring $10,000 at auction this May.To be offered as Lot 67 of Sparks Auctions’ four-session “Sale 30,” the black die proof is sunken in and pasted to a card measuring 51 millimetres by 77 millimetres with 10 guidelines around the design and lathework at the bottom.“This is a very rare item, and anyone who puts it in an exhibit is surely to have better results,” said Stéphane Cloutier, director of lotting and consignments for the Ottawa-based auction house. Continue reading →

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