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Stagecoach of 1851 & Plane of 1951

Centennial of British North American Postal Administration

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue September 24, 1951
Year 1951
Quantity 19,900,000
Denomination
Perforation or Dimension 12
Series Centennial of British North American Postal Administration
Series Time Span 1951
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 $1.50
M-NH-F Mint - Never Hinged - Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Fine $0.80
M-H-F Mint - Hinged - Fine
Mint - Hinged - Fine $0.65
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.35
U-F Used - Fine
Used - Fine $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.

About Stamp

This centennial commemorative issue of four postage stamps honoured the transfer in 1851 of the administration of postal service from Great Britain to British North America. The three low denominations emphasize the development of communications by land, water, and air, a feature of Canadian history closely related to the development of postal service. The fourth stamp in the series features the first postage stamp issued in 1851 by the Province of Canada. The first day of issue coincided with the stamp exhibition called CAPEX (Canadian Association for Philatelic Exhibitions). The Postmaster General, the Hon. G. Edouard Rinfret, K.C., M.P., was the Honorary President. The lower half of the 7-cent postage stamp displays an early stagecoach passing Jordan's York Hotel, King Street East, York (now Toronto, Ontario). In 1814, the Legislature met in this hotel after the destruction of the Government Buildings by invading United States forces in 1813. The upper half of the stamp design features a 1951-type Canadian-built North Star plane in the service of Trans-Canada Airlines.

Creators

Picture engraved by Silas Robert Allen. 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. 92-93.

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