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Fort Garry Gate, Winnipeg

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue June 15, 1938
Year 1938
Quantity 30,499,240
Denomination
20¢
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 $20.00
M-NH-F Mint - Never Hinged - Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Fine $8.65
M-NH-VG Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good $5.10
M-H-VF Mint - Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Hinged - Very Fine $9.55
M-H-F Mint - Hinged - Fine
Mint - Hinged - Fine $5.85
M-NG-VF Mint - No Gum - Very Fine
Mint - No Gum - Very Fine $3.75
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.45
U-F Used - Fine
Used - Fine $0.30
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.

Hidden Date

The hidden date for this stamp can be found in the bottom-right corner of the picture.

About Stamp

Canada's pictorial stamps of 1938, covering the higher values, represented a very definite theme showing Canada's gateways to the north, south, east and west. The precedent established in 1928 of utilizing the higher denominations to illustrate scenes and subjects of Canadian geographical, industrial and historical interest, follows in this series. In an endeavour to maintain artistic balance of the designs, the Post Offices Department decided in the case of the pictorial stamps of this issue to eliminate subject descriptions from the designs. This information appears in English and French in the marginal paper along with the plate number.

Fort Garry Gate

This stamp depicts the old Fort Garry Gate at Winnipeg, Manitoba, and symbolizes the Gateway to the Red River Country, the Prairies and the Middle West. It also suggests the story of the Canadian fur trade and the development of the West.

Creators

Designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz. Picture engraved by William Jung.
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Reference

Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 76-77.

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