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Thomas D'Arcy McGee

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue June 29, 1927
Year 1927
Quantity 20,349,000
Denomination
Perforation or Dimension 12
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 $6.35
M-NH-F Mint - Never Hinged - Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Fine $3.50
M-NH-VG Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good $2.05
M-H-VF Mint - Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Hinged - Very Fine $3.80
M-H-F Mint - Hinged - Fine
Mint - Hinged - Fine $1.95
M-H-VG Mint - Hinged - Very Good
Mint - Hinged - Very Good $1.35
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $4.05
U-F Used - Fine
Used - Fine $1.80
U-VG Used - Very Good
Used - Very Good $1.15
* Notes about these prices:
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  • 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 widespread feeling that a series of stamps depicting some of the principal Canadian statesmen should be brought out, the Department prepared, between February and July, 1926, three special postage stamps. The designs featured portraits of The Honourable Thomas D'Arcy McGee, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Sir John A. Macdonald, Robert Baldwin, and Sir Louis Lafontaine. They were not issued, however, until the following year when the Diamond Jubilee of Confederation occurred. The stamps were released on 29th June, 1927, the same date as the Confederation series.

Portrait of Hon. Thomas D'Arcy McGee.

Born in Ireland in 1825, he emigrated early in life to the United States where he became a journalist. Later, he went to London as parliamentary correspondent. Although he had been intensely anti-British, he changed his opinions and advocated a staunch adherence to British rule. He came to Canada in 1857 and in 1858 entered Parliament where he supported the union of the British provinces in North America. In 1862, he became a cabinet minister, and lived to see Confederation accomplished. He was assassinated on 6th April, 1868, on his return home from a session of the House of Commons in Ottawa.

Creators

Portrait engraved by Elie Timothée Loizeaux. Based on a photograph by William James Topley.
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Reference

Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 51-52.

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