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King George V

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue July 3, 1922
Year 1922
Quantity 75,900,000
Denomination
Perforation or Dimension 12
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 $160.00
M-NH-F Mint - Never Hinged - Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Fine $34.00
M-NH-VG Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good $27.00
M-H-VF Mint - Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Hinged - Very Fine $41.00
M-H-F Mint - Hinged - Fine
Mint - Hinged - Fine $18.00
M-H-VG Mint - Hinged - Very Good
Mint - Hinged - Very Good $9.90
M-NG-VF Mint - No Gum - Very Fine
Mint - No Gum - Very Fine $16.00
M-NG-F Mint - No Gum - Fine
Mint - No Gum - Fine $5.00
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $11.50
U-F Used - Fine
Used - Fine $2.00
U-VG Used - Very Good
Used - Very Good $0.90
* Notes about these prices:
  • They are currently in beta mode, meaning that they should not be relied upon yet as a source of truth and could change frequently. Please notify CPS if you come across values that do not make sense.
  • They are not based on catalogue values but on current dealer and auction listings. The reason for this is that catalogues tend to over-value stamps.
  • 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

In response to a demand for stamps of the denominations of four cents and one dollar, new stamps were released. The 4-cent denomination was decided upon at a conference of officers of the Post Office Department held on the 6th April, 1922. The new stamp offered convenience in prepaying postage on letters addressed to the United Kingdom and other parts of the Empire.

When a sovereign accedes to the British throne, a new issue of postage stamps is necessary. Many practical reasons prevent the change being made at once. Post Office departments nearly always keep large stocks of stamps bearing the portrait of the late monarch. Considerations of respect to the memory of the deceased sovereign, and less sentimental motivations of expediency and economy, usually combine to require that these stamps should continue to circulate for many months, on some cases even a year or two before an issue portraying the new sovereign appears. The accession to the throne of His Majesty King George V on 6th May, 1910, necessitated the issue of a new series of postage stamps bearing the portrait of His Majesty. The denominations first issued were the same as those of the King Edward VII series of 1908, but the colours of the 10- cent and 50-cent denominations were different.

Portrait of His Majesty King George V in an oval framework.

The King is wearing the uniform of an admiral.

The portrait is a composite from photographs by Walter Barnett and Messers. W. and D. Downey of London, England.

Creators

Engraved by Robert Savage. Based on a photograph by Henry Walter Barnett.
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Reference

Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 45, 49.

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