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Five stages of mail transportation in Canada, Special Delivery

Confederation, 1867-1927

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue June 29, 1927
Year 1927
Quantity 671,400
Denomination
20¢
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 $62.00
M-NH-F Mint - Never Hinged - Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Fine $31.00
M-NH-VG Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good $16.00
M-H-VF Mint - Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Hinged - Very Fine $25.00
M-H-F Mint - Hinged - Fine
Mint - Hinged - Fine $21.00
M-H-VG Mint - Hinged - Very Good
Mint - Hinged - Very Good $9.00
M-NG-VF Mint - No Gum - Very Fine
Mint - No Gum - Very Fine $12.50
M-NG-F Mint - No Gum - Fine
Mint - No Gum - Fine $8.70
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $21.00
U-F Used - Fine
Used - Fine $14.00
U-VG Used - Very Good
Used - Very Good $9.00
* 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 conjunction with the Confederation Commemorative Issue of 1927, the Post Office Department issued a Commemorative Special Delivery stamp of particular interest. Five stages of mail transportation in Canada, from a drawing by a staff artist of the Canadian Bank Note Company Limited. Through a Gothic arcade, five different methods of mail transportation are shown: a mounted mail courier, a dog-train, an express train, an ocean liner and two biplanes. These appear against a background revealing something of Canada's vastness, beauty and diversity. The mountain peak is a free rendering of Mount Cathedral, in Yoho National Park, Alberta. The stretch of land in the foreground suggests the Canadian prairies with the snow typifying the northern areas. The water is the great St. Lawrence waterway, and the train represents Canada's extensive transcontinental railway systems. The words "Canada P.O." appear finely engraved across the mail bag carried by the horse in the foreground.

Creators

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

Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 181.

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