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The Small Queen Issue of 1870-1898

The Small Queen Issue of 1870-1898

An article dealing with the Small Queen issue of Canada, which was in use from 1870 until 1897. This article provides a broad overview of the shade differences, paper varieties, perforations, re-entries, plate flaws, cancellations, postal history and postal stationery associated with this popular issue.
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The Large Queen Issue of 1868-1876

The Large Queen Issue of 1868-1876

An article detailing some background information regarding the Large Queen Issue of Canada, in use from 1868 until 1897. The article describes the different paper varieties, shade varieties, perforations and plate flaws that are found on the stamps of this issue.

 

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The First Cents Issue of 1859-1868

The First Cents Issue of 1859-1868

The adoption of decimal currency in 1859 necessitated a new series of stamps to replace the old sterling currency issues. It was decided to continue with the same designs as before. The only difference being that the stamps would be denominated in cents rather than pence:

1. 1c rose as the old 1/2d rose with the Wyon portrait of Queen Victoria.
2. 2c claret, as above, but with numerals in the...
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