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Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue April 1, 1852
Year 1852
Quantity 2,850,300
Denomination
3d
Perforation or Dimension Imperforate = Non dentelé
Printer Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson.
Postal Administration Canada

Stamp Values/Prices (Beta Mode*)

Condition Name Avg Price
M-NH-VF Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine $2,000.00
M-NH-F Mint - Never Hinged - Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Fine $1,100.00
M-NH-VG Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good $650.00
M-H-VF Mint - Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Hinged - Very Fine $1,000.00
M-H-F Mint - Hinged - Fine
Mint - Hinged - Fine $740.00
M-H-VG Mint - Hinged - Very Good
Mint - Hinged - Very Good $330.00
M-NG-VG Mint - No Gum - Very Good
Mint - No Gum - Very Good $240.00
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $180.00
U-F Used - Fine
Used - Fine $120.00
U-VG Used - Very Good
Used - Very Good $56.00
* Notes about these prices:
  • They are currently in beta mode, meaning that they should not be relied upon yet as a source of truth and could change frequently. Please notify CPS if you come across values that do not make sense.
  • They are not based on catalogue values but on current dealer and auction listings. The reason for this is that catalogues tend to over-value stamps.
  • They are average prices and might not be fully accurate. The actual value of your stamp may be slightly above or below the listed value, depending on the overall condition of your stamp.

About Stamp

The 3-pence denomination featuring a beaver building a dam was symbolic of the people in the young country of Canada building their towns, cities, and communities. The secondary purpose of choosing the beaver centred in the original meaning of the beaver skin; it represented a medium of exchange in trade.

Creators

Designed by Sanford Fleming. Picture probably engraved by Alfred Jones.
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Reference

Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 8.

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