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Queen Victoria

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue July 1, 1859
Year 1859
Quantity 3,176,632
Denomination
12½¢ (6d stg)
Perforation or Dimension 11.75, 12 x 11.75, 12
Printer American Bank Note Company, New York.
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 $980.00
M-NH-VG Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good $330.00
M-H-VF Mint - Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Hinged - Very Fine $810.00
M-H-F Mint - Hinged - Fine
Mint - Hinged - Fine $330.00
M-H-VG Mint - Hinged - Very Good
Mint - Hinged - Very Good $150.00
M-NG-VF Mint - No Gum - Very Fine
Mint - No Gum - Very Fine $650.00
M-NG-F Mint - No Gum - Fine
Mint - No Gum - Fine $180.00
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $120.00
U-F Used - Fine
Used - Fine $41.00
U-VG Used - Very Good
Used - Very Good $37.00
* 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

Similar to the 7 ½-pence stamp of 1857. The denomination, "Six pence Sterling" remained on this stamp because it was issued to pay for packet letters as indicated in the oval above Queen Victoria's portrait. Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Victoria reproduced from a contemporary engraving of a full-length painting by Alfred Edward Chalon, R.A. Although this work of art portrays the young Queen in her robes of state, merely the head appears in various British colonial postage stamp designs, including the 12 ½-cent for the Province of Canada. On the occasion of Queen Victoria's first visit to the House of Lords, she commissioned Mr. Chalon to paint this portrait as a gift to her mother, the Duchess of Kent. The memorable event was the prorogation of Parliament on 17th July, 1837, the year of the Queen's accession to the throne.

Creators

Based on a painting by Alfred Edward Chalon. Portrait engraved by Alfred Jones.

Original Artwork

Alfred Edward Chalon, "Queen Victoria", 1837
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Reference

Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 9, 20.

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