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Jacques Cartier

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue July 1, 1859
Year 1859
Quantity 599,999
Denomination
17¢ (8d 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 $2,900.00
M-NH-F Mint - Never Hinged - Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Fine $1,200.00
M-NH-VG Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good $490.00
M-H-VF Mint - Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Hinged - Very Fine $850.00
M-H-F Mint - Hinged - Fine
Mint - Hinged - Fine $590.00
M-H-VG Mint - Hinged - Very Good
Mint - Hinged - Very Good $210.00
M-NG-VF Mint - No Gum - Very Fine
Mint - No Gum - Very Fine $920.00
M-NG-F Mint - No Gum - Fine
Mint - No Gum - Fine $340.00
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $160.00
U-F Used - Fine
Used - Fine $96.00
U-VG Used - Very Good
Used - Very Good $46.00
* Notes about these prices:
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  • 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

Portrait of Jacques Cartier is from a painting by François Riss who is said to have copied it from another portrait. Some art authorities believe that the portrait is entirely spurious. Monsieur Riss, a Russian painter who moved to Paris, copied a picture reported to be the likeness of Cartier some three hundred years after Cartier's first voyage. The historic chateau de Ramezay on Notre-Dame Street East in Montreal owns a similar painting about 48 inches high by 36 inches. A note appearing in the thirtieth edition of the gallery catalogue states that no genuine portrait of Cartier exists. The nearest is in Ramusio's engraving of his visit to Hochelaga (now Montreal).

Creators

Based on a sketch by William Henry Griffin.

Original Artwork

François Riss, "Jacques Cartier", circa 1839
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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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