by Pierre Tavlitzki
Philatelists are looking for the tiniest details that differentiate their valuable samples.
In 1868 Canada, recently reorganized into a Confederation, issues a series of stamps with the effigy of Queen Victoria. This type will afterwards be identified as the Large Queen. From half cent to 15 cents, no value is rare.
On February 22 in Toronto, Brigham Auctions entirely devotes a sale to the Large Queens, with no less than 672 lots. Stamp Auction Network, which contributes to the organization of this sale, counted ten varieties of paper.
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