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Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria Canada Postage Stamp
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Title
Queen Victoria
Denomination
20¢
Date of Issue
February 15, 1893
Quantity
525,200
Postal Administration
Canada
Perforation or Dimension
12
Printer
British American Bank Note Company.
Creators
Based on a photograph by Hills & Saunders
About Stamp
The parcel-post rates current in 1893 made the issuance of 20-cent and 50-cent stamps desirable. The stamps were larger than the other denominations in current use. Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, similar to the non-postal one dollar bill stamps of 1868.
Reference
Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 32.
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