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Sir John A. Macdonald

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue January 11, 2015
Year 2015
Quantity 1,500,000
Denomination
PERMANENT™ (P)
Perforation or Dimension Serpentine Die Cut 13½
Printer Canadian Bank Note
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 $2.00
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.40
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Hidden Date

The hidden date for this stamp can be found beside Macdonald's tie.

Layouts

Booklet of 10 stamps

Quantity Produced - 150,000
Original Price: $8.50
Dimension: 32 mm x 40 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours

Official First Day Cover

Quantity Produced - 11,000
Cancellation Location: Kingston ON
Original Price: $1.85
Dimension: 191 mm x 113 mm

About Stamp

When Canada’s first prime minister died in office in 1891, thousands paid their respects to Sir John A. Macdonald as he lay in state in the capital of the still-fledgling nation. Many more lined the tracks to watch the train that returned his body to Kingston, the Ontario city he called home.

People across this great land also celebrated Macdonald’s success and character. His tireless work helped forge a loose collection of British North American colonies into a strong, self-reliant country. First appointed to his position as head of government in 1867, Macdonald shepherded the nascent nation for 19 years and spent four more as leader of the opposition – toiling diligently to lay the groundwork for many of Canada’s most cherished institutions.

Issued on the 200th anniversary of his birth, this stamp celebrates Sir John A. Macdonald and his achievements that shaped our nation.

Creators

Design: Paprika. Illustration: Image Asset Management Ltd..
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