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Entrance, Vancouver Harbour

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue June 15, 1938
Year 1938
Quantity 4,924,100
Denomination
50¢
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 $40.00
M-NH-F Mint - Never Hinged - Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Fine $23.00
M-NH-VG Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good $10.00
M-NG-VF Mint - No Gum - Very Fine
Mint - No Gum - Very Fine $9.00
M-NG-F Mint - No Gum - Fine
Mint - No Gum - Fine $5.70
M-H-VF Mint - Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Hinged - Very Fine $27.00
M-H-F Mint - Hinged - Fine
Mint - Hinged - Fine $18.00
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $5.50
U-F Used - Fine
Used - Fine $5.00
U-VG Used - Very Good
Used - Very Good $1.80
* 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

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.

Vancouver Harbour Entrance

This design shows the view from West Bay on the northern side of the entrance to Vancouver Harbour where the Lookout at the Narrows is situated. Prospect Point and part of the city appear in the background. This is Canada's western gateway to the Orient and the Pacific. In the distance looms Mount Baker in the State of Washington.

Creators

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. 76-77.

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