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Sunday, April 22, 2018

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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Catpaw with a pint & a typical bad haircutTime for a new look - the venerable cat on a postage stamp is now retired. As much as I loved him, it was time for a face lift - bad haircut & all. 

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