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The Large Queen Stamps of Canada

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The Large Queen Stamps of Canada and Their Use 1868-1872. H.E. & H.W. Duckworth For many years specialists and those interested in the "Large Queens" have been awaiting this volume. The "Large Queens" were issued in 1868, the first stamps of the Dominion of Canada. Not only are the "Large Queen" stamps thoroughly described in this new book but the postal arrangements existing at the time of their use are also included. The period of the "Large Queens" 1868-1872 is one of the most interesting in the annals of Canadian philately. These large beautiful engraved portrait stamps of Queen Victoria have always enchanted the collector. Specialists have longed for a comprehensive work on these stamps with their varied colours, papers, watermarks and use. The Duckworths, an academic father and son team, are "Large Queen" specialists. They have combined their knowledge and talents and written this book with the viewpoint of the stamp collector attempting to rationalize the stamps and covers in his own collection. It is for this reason that those interested in this fascinating stamp issue will find, "The Large Queens of Canada", illuminating and generative of new conclusions. This book, thorough in its content, evidences access to all the important sources of information including the major current specialized collections. The monograph begins with a chapter on the new Dominion of Canada Postal Administration at the time of Confederation, the Dominion Post Office Act and the provision for new postage stamps. The second chapter follows with a discussion and a thorough listing of the "Plates and Proofs of the Large Queen Issue". The third chapter describes the stamps, their papers, perforations and denominations. Papers are perhaps one of the most difficult areas for the philatelist to understand. The ten different papers used for the "Large Queens" are well described and illustrated. The four succeeding chapters on the mail service, cancellations and arrangements for exchanging mail with the Postal Administrations of Newfoundland, Manitoba, British Columbia, the U.S.A. and the other countries are convincingly discussed and explained. Numerous appendices such as the list of postage stamps supplied by the British American Bank Note Company as well as a listing of plates, engraved and re-entered have been included. This volume will have an irresistible attraction to the collector and specialist. The cost might be considered moderately high but, where do you find all the known information in one book? When you consider the hours of research spent on a book of this magnitude the cost becomes quite insignificant. This book is a must for the collector and a once in a lifetime acquisition, of a very limited edition. This is the third volume published by, The Vincent Graves Greene Foundation and is the largest and most comprehensive to date.


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