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Quebec, 1608-1958

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue June 26, 1958
Year 1958
Quantity 19,910,000
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 $0.40
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.20
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Interesting Details

The designer's initial can be found in the bottom-left corner of the stamp. The initial GT, which has a rather unique look, belongs to Gerald Mathew Trottier.

About Stamp

Quebec City, the capital of the province of Quebec is situated at the junction of the St. Lawrence and St. Charles rivers. Modern Quebec consists of the Lower Town which is distinctly European in its appearance and the Upper Town, built on the higher land overlooking the St. Lawrence. Although Cartier saw the site in 1535 he did not establish a settlement; Champlain founded the community as a trading post in 1608. The city has a varied background with the British as captors in 1629. It was returned to the French in 1632. The British failed to capture the city in 1690, but under General Wolfe leading British forces in 1759 during the Seven Years War, Quebec fell. It was formally ceded to Britain in 1763.

Quebec, 1958

The stamp features a large head of a man, at the left, to represent Champlain. (No authentic likeness of Champlain exists.) A view of Quebec in 1958 displays both the Upper and Lower towns with the St. Lawrence River in the foreground.

Creators

Designed by Gerald Mathew Trottier. Picture engraved by Yves Baril. Lettering engraved by Gordon Mash.
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Reference

Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 112.

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