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Queen Victoria

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue August 1, 1857
Year 1857
Quantity 2,600,520
Denomination
½d
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 $1,500.00
M-NH-F Mint - Never Hinged - Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Fine $910.00
M-NH-VG Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good $460.00
M-H-VF Mint - Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Hinged - Very Fine $880.00
M-H-F Mint - Hinged - Fine
Mint - Hinged - Fine $460.00
M-H-VG Mint - Hinged - Very Good
Mint - Hinged - Very Good $250.00
M-NG-VF Mint - No Gum - Very Fine
Mint - No Gum - Very Fine $620.00
M-NG-F Mint - No Gum - Fine
Mint - No Gum - Fine $210.00
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $510.00
U-F Used - Fine
Used - Fine $340.00
U-VG Used - Very Good
Used - Very Good $180.00
* 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 ½-penny stamps, popularly called newspaper stamps, were originally purchased to pay newspaper postage when the papers were mailed to the public. This denomination also charges for carriers' fees, soldiers' letters, and circulars. A Post Office circular dated 18th July, 1857, announced the price reduction of ½-penny stamps for sale at 5 per cent discount in purchases of not less than twenty stamps. These were also valid for prepaying postage on periodicals, drop or town letters. The portrait of Queen Victoria was from a contemporary postage stamp design of Great Britain.

Creators

Based on a sketch by William Henry Griffin.
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Reference

Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 11.

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