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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Canadian Small Queens

Not in a pithy mood lately so I'll just share some of my Small Queen's collection with you. I have a couple hundred - collected mostly for the various cancels and colour variations. Good fun on a cold miserable winter day. I spent a week, in the spring, scanning them all in to my laptop and cataloguing them. 

Scanning them gave me an opportunity to examine them up close. The details are much easier to appreciate on a screen rather than squinting through a magnifying glass. So ... two bullsyes and a fancy leaf cancel. If I weren't so lazy I'd tell you about them. But .... just enjoy the beauty of them instead.

Small Queen - bullseye cancelsmall queen bullseye cancelfancy leaf 1 small queen

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And here I sit with my stamps in a complete muddle, and nobody has bothered to tell me what it's all about."
"Listen now, Hemul," said Snufkin slowly and clearly. "It's about a comet that is going to collide with the earth tomorrow."
"Collide?" said the Hemulen. "Has that anything to do with stamp-collecting?”

- Tove Jansson, Comet in Moominland   

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