THE MARK D. LARKIN CANADIAN MAP ISSUE COLLECTION.
Comprising approx. 1,500 unused and approx. 5,000 used stamps, over 100 covers, 22 proof and essay items, one specimen and one imperforate pair, incl. many specialty items, stamps incl. nine unused sheets (one No. 85 with plate no. 5), many inscription and plate no. blocks incl. No. 86 with plate no. 5, studies of cancels and platings, covers incl. one used on official first day (Dec. 25, 1898) to England,
and two prior usages (Dec. 15 and Dec. 22), variety of cancels incl. New Brunswick and P.E.I. grids, one with red cancel, few with flags, most with town circular datestamps, some mixed frankings, incl. Admirals, Jubilee, registry, few to foreign destinations, one cover with major re-entry (Plate 5, Pos. 91), one bisect, proofs incl. trial colors and progressives, few multiples incl. two imprint blocks and one centerline block, imprint block and pair on thick cardboard, essays incl. one of two known 3c Globes from Billig and Rich auction,
also incl. few misc. map stamps proofs and essays and his reference material and correspondence, some stamps oxidized as usual, the stamps alone as singles catalogue $70,000.00 in Scott, overall Fine-Very Fine, a true labor of love dedicated to the world's first Christmas stamp
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