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Canadian Munitions Factory

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue July 1, 1942
Year 1942
Quantity 16,486,515
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 $32.00
M-NH-F Mint - Never Hinged - Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Fine $24.00
M-NH-VG Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good $15.00
M-H-VF Mint - Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Hinged - Very Fine $16.00
M-H-F Mint - Hinged - Fine
Mint - Hinged - Fine $15.50
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $1.40
U-F Used - Fine
Used - Fine $1.30
U-VG Used - Very Good
Used - Very Good $1.00
* 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 on one of the maple leaves along the left edge of the 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.

Munitions Factory

Interior of a Canadian munitions factory, showing a 25-pound gun being inspected. Modern war required the total mobilization of economic forces to equip and supply armaments to the fighting forces. For Canada this implied that in addition to providing men and materials for her own fighting forces, she must, to the maximum of her ability, furnish her allies with munitions. The scene illustrates the change of Canada's factories from a peacetime to a wartime basis.

Creators

Designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz. Picture engraved by William Jung. 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. 80, 82.

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