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Canadian Seashore

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue September 8, 1972
Year 1972
Denomination
50¢
Perforation or Dimension 12.5 x 12, 13.5
Printer British American Bank Note Company.
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 $0.80
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.20
* 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

Just as the $1 and $2 definitive postage stamps issued in March 1972 remind us of our urban centres, Canada's new medium value denomination remind us of the tremendous variety in our nation's terrain. The immensity and diversity of Canada are almost incomprehensible; few other nations have the challenge of the seas, the woodlands, the prairies, the mountains and the north. Our country, a land of breathtaking beauty, has inspired Reinhard Derreth, of Vancouver, to create these designs which capture something of the vastness and beauty. The natural splendour of the thousands of miles of Canadian seashore has been captured in the 50c. value. Canada probably possesses the most extensive and irregular coastline of any nation of the world if its approximately 60,000 miles of eastern, western and northern shores are taken into consideration. Much of the length of our coasts is rugged and barren; its ruggedness is accentuated by the continual pounding of the waves against its cliffs.

Creators

Designed by Reinhard Derreth Based on a photograph by Fred Ruggles
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Reference

Canada. Post Office Department. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1972.

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