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Queen Victoria

Title

Queen Victoria

Denomination

50¢

Date of Issue

February 15, 1893

Year

Quantity

530,200

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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