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Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria Canada Postage Stamp
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Title
Queen Victoria
Denomination
Date of Issue
February 15, 1872
Postal Administration
Canada
Perforation or Dimension
12
Printer
British American Bank Note Company.
Creators
Based on an engraving by Charles Henry Jeens. Portrait engraved by Alfred Jones. Lettering and frame engraved by Henry Earle Sr..
About Stamp
Owing to its smaller size, the ½-cent stamps in the 1868 issue proved to be more convenient than others of the series. Consequently, the postal authorities arranged to supersede the other larger stamps of 1868 types with corresponding denominations in the size of the ½-cent stamps. The designs were similar to the stamps in the 1868 issue. Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Victoria from a medallion.
Reference
Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 29.
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