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Prince Albert - 6 pence 1851 - Canadian stamp

Prince Albert  1851 - Canadian stamp

Specifications

  • Quantity: 100 400
  • Issue date: May 12, 1851
  • Printer: Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson
  • Perforation: Imperforate
  • Paper: Laid paper
  • Scott: #2

Prince Albert - 6 pence 1851 prices and values

The value of a Prince Albert - 6 pence 1851 stamp depends on several factors such as quality and wear, supply and demand, rarity, finish and more. Values in the section are based on the market, trends, auctions and recognized books, publications and catalogs. This section also includes information on errors and varieties and characteristics.

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Prince Albert - 6 pence 1851 $260 $570 $1,100 $1,400
Prince Albert - 6 pence 1851 - Diagonal half used as 3d on cover (#2a) - - - $21,800
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Prince Albert - 6 pence 1851 $5,000 $15,000 $30,000
Prince Albert - 6 pence 1851 - Diagonal half used as 3d on cover (#2a) - - -
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Prince Albert - 6 pence 1851 $10,000 $30,000 $60,000
Prince Albert - 6 pence 1851 - Diagonal half used as 3d on cover (#2a) - - -

Errors and varieties

Diagonal half used as 3d on cover - Prince Albert - 6 pence 1851

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Description

The first postage stamp issue of the Province of Canada featured the beaver on the 3-pence, H.R.H. Albert, husband of the queen, on the 6-pence denomination, and Queen Victoria on the 12-pence. These stamps were produced on laid paper without perforations. Rawdon, Wright, Hatch and Edison, the New York security printers, received the contract to print Canadian postage stamps, producing all the requirements until 1st May, 1858. On that day the company name changed, following amalgamation, to the American Bank Note Company with headquarters remaining in New York City. The new firm continued the former printing contract until Canadian Confederation in 1867.

Creators

Portrait engraved by Alfred Jones
Based on a drawing by William Drummond

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Note

The values on this page are in Canadian dollars (CAD).