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Britannia

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue May 4, 1935
Year 1935
Quantity 1,100,000
Denomination
13¢
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 $9.20
M-NH-F Mint - Never Hinged - Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Fine $9.10
M-NH-VG Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good $3.10
M-NG-VF Mint - No Gum - Very Fine
Mint - No Gum - Very Fine $6.80
M-H-VF Mint - Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Hinged - Very Fine $5.90
M-H-F Mint - Hinged - Fine
Mint - Hinged - Fine $5.10
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $5.50
U-F Used - Fine
Used - Fine $4.20
U-VG Used - Very Good
Used - Very Good $2.30
* 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

On the 1st April, 1935, the contract for the manufacture of Canadian postage stamps and postal stationery reverted to the Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited, Ottawa. On 6th May, 1935, King George V celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of his accession to the throne in 1910. To commemorate this Silver Jubilee, Canada joined with the other countries of the Commonwealth to honour the sovereign, himself a keen philatelist, by the issue of six special postage stamps.

Royal Yacht Britannia

View of the Royal Yacht Britannia, from a painting by A. J. W. Burgess. King George V gave his permission to use this design. The Canada Post Office Department selected this subject because the Britannia was so closely associated with His Majesty King George V. Originally built in 1893 for King Edward VII, then Prince of Wales, the Britannia became a sensation in the yachting world. In all, through nearly half a century of racing life, Britannia won 231 first prizes and 129 others out of a total of 625 starts. A steam vessel appears in the left background, sailing in the same direction as the Britannia. It is probably the Royal Yacht, Victoria and Albert.

Creators

Picture engraved by Harold Osborn. Designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz.

Original Artwork

Arthur James Wetherall Burgess, "Britannia"
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Reference

Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 70-72.

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