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Canadian Farm Scene

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue July 1, 1942
Year 1942
Quantity 22,978,621
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 $4.65
M-NH-F Mint - Never Hinged - Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Fine $1.30
M-NH-VG Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good $0.75
M-H-VF Mint - Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Hinged - Very Fine $1.45
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.55
U-F Used - Fine
Used - Fine $0.40
U-VG Used - Very Good
Used - Very Good $0.25
* 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

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About Stamp

During the early days of the Second World War Canadian Postal authorities believed that the stamps in use since 1938 should be replaced with a new issue featuring Canada's substantial contribution to war work. A new general issue to last for the duration of the hostilities was designed. Subjects depicting Canada's munitions, war supplies, shipbuilding, agriculture, her importance as a great air-training centre, and as a source of food were chosen for the pictorial stamps. For many years, in the regular issues of Canadian postage stamps, the Department adhered to the custom of displaying the King's portrait on the lower denominations. Prior to the Second World War all denominations below 10-cents had been reserved in this way. In the wartime issue of 1942 an exception was made in the designs of the 4- cent and 8-cent denominations. They illustrated a grain elevator and a farm scene, indicating the contribution of Canada through her agricultural industry to the war effort of the Allies.

Canadian Farm

Canadian farm scene. This design indicates the diversified agricultural contribution of Eastern Canada and the important role played by the farmer engaged in mixed farming.

Creators

Designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz. Picture engraved by Warrell Hauck. Border engraved by Charles H. Milks.
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Reference

Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 79-81.

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