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King George VI

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue May 10, 1937
Year 1937
Quantity 14,035,353
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 $5.25
M-NH-F Mint - Never Hinged - Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Fine $3.80
M-NH-VG Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good $1.30
M-H-VF Mint - Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Hinged - Very Fine $4.75
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.45
U-F Used - Fine
Used - Fine $0.25
U-VG Used - Very Good
Used - Very Good $0.15
* 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

The accession to the throne of His Majesty King George VI necessitated the preparation of a new series of stamps bearing his portrait; he appeared in ordinary attire. The new issue of 1-cent, 2-cent, and 3-cent stamps released on 1st April, 1937, was the first series with the sovereign's portrait. He had been portrayed as Duke of York on the 2- cent brown in the King George V Silver Jubilee Canadian issue of 1935.

King George VI

Portrait of His Majesty King George VI from a photograph taken in 1936 by Bertram Park, London, England.

Creators

Portrait engraved by William F. Ford. Designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz.
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Reference

Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 74.

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