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Corvette Ready for Launching

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue July 1, 1942
Year 1942
Quantity 62,028,166
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 $12.50
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 $4.35
M-H-VF Mint - Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Hinged - Very Fine $8.75
M-H-F Mint - Hinged - Fine
Mint - Hinged - Fine $6.20
M-NG-VF Mint - No Gum - Very Fine
Mint - No Gum - Very Fine $2.25
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.25
U-F Used - Fine
Used - Fine $0.20
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.

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.

Corvette

A Canadian corvette ready for launching. This scene displays the contribution of the smaller shipyards of Canada in building vessels for the Royal Canadian Navy and the Merchant Marine. The corvette was among the early weapons of the Second World War. These ships were engaged in action against submarines and proved to be invaluable aid, due in no small measure to their seaworthiness. Vessels produced in Canada were used to transport men and supplies to the different war fronts.

Creators

Designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz. Picture engraved by Clifford H. Dawson.
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Reference

Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 80-81.

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