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The Fathers of Confederation

Confederation, 1867-1927

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue June 29, 1927
Year 1927
Quantity 333,757,000
Denomination
Perforation or Dimension 12
Series Confederation, 1867-1927
Series Time Span 1927
Printer Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
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 $3.15
M-NH-F Mint - Never Hinged - Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Fine $2.45
M-NH-VG Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good $0.85
M-H-VF Mint - Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Hinged - Very Fine $2.10
M-H-F Mint - Hinged - Fine
Mint - Hinged - Fine $1.40
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.20
U-F Used - Fine
Used - Fine $0.15
U-VG Used - Very Good
Used - Very Good $0.10
* 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

During the summer of 1927, the celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of Confederation was fittingly carried out. A committee appointed by the government in connection with the celebrations suggested a special issue of postage stamps to commemorate the occasion. The subjects of these commemorative stamps centred around the statesmen and the events they commemorated. The stamps were bilingual with the words "Postes" and "Post."

"The Fathers of Confederation," from a photograph of an original oil-painting by Robert Harris, C.M.G.

This subject was also used for the 3-cent brown of the Confederation Issue of 1917. Additional portions of the original painting adding eight delegates to the group are shown in this stamp. The figure of Sir John A. Macdonald stands in the centre, and is his second appearance on Canadian postage stamp issues of 1927.

Creators

Designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz. Picture engraved by Edwin H. Gunn.

Original Artwork

Robert Harris, "The Fathers of Confederation", 1883-1884
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Reference

Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 53-54.

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