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Arrival of Cartier - Quebec 1535 (Arrivee de Cartier - Quebec 1535)

Tercentenary

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue July 16, 1908
Year 1908
Quantity 304,200
Denomination
20¢
Perforation or Dimension 12
Series Tercentenary
Series Time Span 1908
Printer American Bank Note Company, Ottawa.
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 $640.00
M-NH-F Mint - Never Hinged - Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Fine $110.00
M-NH-VG Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good $59.00
M-H-VF Mint - Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Hinged - Very Fine $160.00
M-H-F Mint - Hinged - Fine
Mint - Hinged - Fine $100.00
M-H-VG Mint - Hinged - Very Good
Mint - Hinged - Very Good $36.00
M-NG-VF Mint - No Gum - Very Fine
Mint - No Gum - Very Fine $170.00
M-NG-F Mint - No Gum - Fine
Mint - No Gum - Fine $65.00
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $150.00
U-F Used - Fine
Used - Fine $78.00
U-VG Used - Very Good
Used - Very Good $54.00
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About Stamp

In the summer of 1908 Canadians honoured the three hundredth anniversary of the founding of Quebec in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain, the French explorer and colonizer. In March, 1908 the government proposed to issue a series of postage stamps to commemorate the occasion. In view of the marked departure from the precedent in subject matter for the proposed stamp designs, the Department sought the permission of King Edward VII to use portraits of non-royal persons and historical subjects on stamps of permanent validity. His Majesty consented, and the stamp were released on [16th] July, 1908 for sale to the public throughout the Dominion [before] the Prince of Wales (later King George V) reached Québec.

"Arrivée de Cartier - Québec, 1535". Arrival of Jacques Cartier at Quebec in 1535.

The stamp depicts the three small vessels of Cartier's second expedition which have come to rest near Cape Diamond. Boats are putting off to make a landing on the unknown shore. The vessels shown are the two ships "Grande Hermine" and "Petite Hermine", and a galley, the "Emerillon". Cartier anchored near the mouth of the St. Charles River, not far from the Indian village of Stadacona. From Quebec, or "Kebec", an Algonquin word meaning, "narrowing of the waters", Cartier pushed on in the "Emerillon" as far as the Indian village of Hochelaga, on the Island of Montreal.

Creators

Designed by José Antonio Machado. Engraved by Elie Timothée Loizeaux.
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Reference

Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 42, 44-45.

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