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Posted 11/24/2022   05:23 am  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I picked this up on a whim at CHICAGOPEX this past weekend. Definitely diminuitive at 75mm x 43mm (2.95" x 1.69").

Doing some research online for comps, the examples I came across had eye-watering prices:

1. Offered by an eBay seller in Australia at US$300 shipped, with the descriptor "Printed to Private Order Advertising Postcard for Austin Walsh Tobacco Company. This is the worlds smallest piece of postal stationery."

2. Shields Stamps in Australia at AU$425 (US$287)

3. Three examples at classicstamps.co.nz ranging from NZ$139 to NZ$217 (US$87 to US$136)

4. 3 Centuries Postal History in the UK at 85UKP (US$103)

So apparently more scarce than I realized (or the dealer who priced it at US$10).

Other references also make that claim regarding smallest advertizing postal card:

https://nzstampcards.co.uk/austin-walsh/

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Edited by revenuecollector - 11/24/2022 05:24 am
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Posted 12/18/2022   3:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rfaux to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think this is my smallest at 2.9" x 2.7"



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Posted 05/25/2023   5:02 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


2 3/4" long x 1 3/4" high

Picked this one up last week. My collection of tiny, (<3 1/2" long covers) now numbers 200+ and I do not want to start another album for them. So, for the last few years I have been slowly replacing the 'larger' covers (those at or a bit over 3 1/2") with even smaller ones.

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Posted 05/26/2023   5:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's the Amazing Shrinking Cover Collection!
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Posted 07/25/2023   02:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Perfinned to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is the smallest I have: 3 x 2.


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Posted 08/01/2023   11:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Banana Bread to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My smallest cover is this one from France to UK with the upside down stamp placement!

It's 3.25" by 2.5"


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