War Issue plate set, SPM collection hit auction block

A ‘remarkable trio in immaculate condition,’ Lot 42 features a set of three single-franking provisionals and is expected to bring at least $7,500 from James R. Taylor’s St. Pierre and Miquelon collection.

A comprehensive collection on St. Pierre and Miquelon formed over decades by prolific author James R. Taylor will be featured in Eastern Auctions’ May 25-27 sale. “James Taylor is an authority on the subject,” according to Yohann Tanguay, Eastern’s chief describer. “Many years of diligent collecting and research by Taylor have culminated in several gold-medal awards for his wide-ranging collections: from traditional eight-frame to one-frame exhibits pertaining to 20th-century definitive series.” More than 140 lots on the French territory of St. Pierre and Miquelon are being offered, from the early stampless period and French colonies issues used in St. Pierre and Miquelon to elusive classics, modern stamps and postal history, said Tanguay. Continue reading →

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