Strong Canada section offering more than Admirals at next Eastern sale

A large registered cover mailed to Toronto on Nov. 17, 1875, from Fort Garry, Man., features a unique Large Queen and Small Queen combined franking. It’s estimated at $4,000-plus as Lot 395 of Eastern Auctions’ April 30-May 1 sale.

Eastern Auctions’ next major sale, slated for April 30-May 1, will take place across three sessions, but many bidders will have their eyes locked on the Canada section. In addition to a highly anticipated Admiral offering, described by auctioneers as one of three “standout areas,” the sale’s Canada section also includes a significant section of “Small Queen” postal history plus the Daniel Cantor Collection of King Edward VII material. “If you do collect or have even the slightest interest in these areas, we do welcome anyone to study the lots, read the descriptions, learn something and hopefully be successful in acquiring an item or two for their collection,” Yohann Tanguay, a stamp specialist and chief describer with the New Brunswick-based auction house, told CSN. Continue reading →

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