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Commentary No. 100 - 17 October, 2007

The Large Queen Imperforates

All of Canada’s earliest stamps were imperforate. They were issued in sheets and it was up to the postal clerks to separate them individually with scissors. What a great leap forward it was when, in 1858, perforations were added as a convenience to postal employees and the general public.

Ten years later, the Large Queen set made its appearance. Here are a few stamps from the set, perf. 12 as usual: