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Posted 03/29/2020   6:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add wert to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I wanted to use this post about Small Queen questions and answers to coral posts into one local spot.
This would save the stampcommunity having Small Queen questions here and there, and not have to look back over hundreds of posts to find Small Queen posts.

I will tell you now, I am NOT a Small Queen expert by any means, but need ( as other collectors do) expertise from Small Queen experts to answer their questions.

Here is my question that I do not understand and need information.

The stamp below, I have categorized as a Scott 43a. I have looked very hard in my new Unitrade book (which is a great catalouge) trying to find why the stamp below has a perforation of 11.75 x 12.0
But it's perforation is shown as 12.0 x 12.0
And if it was even a Scott 39b it is categorized as 11.5 x 12.0

If anyone has any information why this stamp is perf. 11.75 x 12.0, please post information to explain it. And btw, I have two of them....I may be missing something, and if I am, please correct my findings.

Thank you....Robert



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Perforation 11.75 is the earliest gauge found on Canadian stamps starting from 1858 and it has also been later found on some Small Queen stamps. It is obvious from your observations that neither stamp catalogues nor perforation gauges cover and account for all possible occurring Small Queen stamp perforation gauges. Perforation 11.75 gauge is a legitimate gauge reading that has a prior history with Canadian stamps issued before the Small Queen stamps.

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Quote:
Perforation 11.75 gauge is a legitimate gauge reading that has a prior history with Canadian stamps issued before the Small Queen stamps.


So Small Queens earlier used the 11.75 x 12.0 perforations until a new perforation was assigned..??

Here is my 41a with the same 11.75 x 12.0 perforation.
Robert

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To help answer the OP, it would help to see the paper type thus a scan of the back.

Consideration of the cancel is often extremely helpful. FWIW I almost never see target cancels on Canada stamps from the 1890s.

Speaking of targets, I think specific, targeted questions and answers are more help than a "general" thread. They are searchable, and your dialogue doesn't get buried in a pile with ten other competing questions.
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Posted 03/31/2020   08:26 am  Show Profile Check jogil's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jogil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a listing of different Canada Small Queen perforation gauge combinations some of which are from SCF members:

Small Queen Perforations

1/2 cent (SQ)
11.94 x 11.94, 11.94 x 12.00,
12.00 x 11.94, 12.00 x 12.00, 12.00 x 12.12,
12.12 x 12.00

1 cent (SQ)
11.63 x 11.75, 11.63 x 11.94, 11.63 x 12.00, 11.63 x 12.12,
11.75 x 11.63, 11.75 x 11.75, 11.75 x 11.94, 11.75 x 12.00,
11.94 x 11.94, 11.94 x 12.00, 11.94 x 12.12,
12.00 x 11.75, 12.00 x 11.94, 12.00 x 12.00, 12.00 x 12.12, 12.00 x 12.25,
12.12 x 12.00, 12.12 x 12.12, 12.12 x 12.25
12.25 x 12.25

2 cents (SQ)
11.63 x 11.75, 11.63 x 11.94, 11.63 x 12.00,
11.75 x 12.00,
11.94 x 11.75, 11.94 x 11.94, 11.94 x 12.00, 11.94 x 12.12,
12.00 x 11.75, 12.00 x 11.94, 12.00 x 12.00, 12.00 x 12.12, 12.00 x 12.25, 12.00 x 12.40
12.12 x 11.94, 12.12 x 12.12, 12.12 x 12.25
12.25 x 12.00

3 cents (SQ)
11.63 x 11.75, 11.63 x 11.94, 11.63 x 12.00, 11.63 x 12.12,
11.75 x 11.75, 11.75 x 11.94, 11.75 x 12.00, 11.75 x 12.12,
11.94 x 11.75, 11.94 x 11.94, 11.94 x 12.00, 11.94 x 12.12, 11.94 x 12.25,
12.00 x 11.75, 12.00 x 11.94, 12.00 x 12.00, 12.00 x 12.12, 12.00 x 12.25,
12.12 x 11.94, 12.12 x 12.00, 12.12 x 12.12, 12.12 x 12.25,
12.25 x 12.12, 12.25 x 12.25
12.50 x 12.50

5 cents (SQ)
11.63 x 11.75, 11.63 x 11.94, 11.63 x 12.00,
11.75 x 11.75, 11.75 x 12.00,
11.94 x 11.75, 11.94 x 11.94, 11.94 x 12.00, 11.94 x 12.12, 11.94 x 12.25,
12.00 x 11.94, 12.00 x 12.00, 12.00 x 12.12, 12.00 x 12.25,
12.12 x 12.00, 12.12 x 12.12,
12.25 x 12.00, 12.25 x 12.25

6 cents (SQ)
11.63 x 11.75, 11.63 x 11.94, 11.63 x 12.00,
11.75 x 11.63, 11.75 x 11.75, 11.75 x 12.00,
11.94 x 11.94, 11.94 x 12.00,
12.00 x 11.75, 12.00 x 11.94, 12.00 x 12.00, 12.00 x 12.12,
12.12 x 12.12

8 cents (SQ)
11.94 x 11.94, 11.94 x 12.00, 11.94 x 12.12,
12.00 x 11.94, 12.00 x 12.00, 12.00 x 12.12, 12.00 x 12.25

10 cents (SQ)
11.63 x 11.94, 11.63 x 12.00,
11.94 x 11.94, 11.94 x 12.00, 11.94 x 12.12,
12.00 x 11.75, 12.00 x 11.94, 12.00 x 12.00, 12.00 x 12.12, 12.00 x 12.25
12.12 x 11.94, 12.12 x 12.00, 12.12 x 12.12
12.25 x 12.25

The above list is open to any new additions over time.
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Edited by jogil - 03/31/2020 08:28 am
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Wow jogil

That is an extremely detailed list.
I am finding more as time goes by..
Example 6 cent = 11.8 x 12.05

Keep up the good work jogil

Robert

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