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Queen Victoria - 6 pence 1859 - Canadian stamp

Queen Victoria 1859 - Canadian stamp

Specifications

  • Quantity: 3 176 632
  • Issue date: July 1st, 1859
  • Printer: American Bank Note Company, New York
  • Paper: Wove paper
  • Scott: #18

Queen Victoria - 6 pence 1859 prices and values

The value of a Queen Victoria - 6 pence 1859 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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Queen Victoria - 6 pence 1859 $15 $40 $99 $150
Queen Victoria - 6 pence 1859 - Blue green - Perforate (#18a) $15 $36 $90 $150
Queen Victoria - 6 pence 1859 - Blue green - Imperforate (#18b) - - - -
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Queen Victoria - 6 pence 1859 $100 $310 $650
Queen Victoria - 6 pence 1859 - Blue green - Perforate (#18a) $160 $390 $780
Queen Victoria - 6 pence 1859 - Blue green - Imperforate (#18b) $1,400 $2,000 $4,400
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Queen Victoria - 6 pence 1859 $260 $770 $1,600
Queen Victoria - 6 pence 1859 - Blue green - Perforate (#18a) $390 $980 $2,000
Queen Victoria - 6 pence 1859 - Blue green - Imperforate (#18b) - $ - $ - $

Errors and varieties

Blue green - Perforate - Queen Victoria - 6 pence 1859

n/a

Blue green - Imperforate - Queen Victoria - 6 pence 1859

100 existing

Description

Similar to the 7½-pence stamp of 1857. The denomination, "Six pence Sterling" remained on this stamp because it was issued to pay for packet letters as indicated in the oval above Queen Victoria's portrait.

This portrait of Queen Victoria was reproduced from a contemporary engraving of a full-length painting by Alfred Edward Chalon. Although this work of art portrays the young Queen in her robes of state, merely the head appears in various British colonial postage stamp designs. On the occasion of Queen Victoria's first visit to the House of Lords, she commissioned Mr. Chalon to paint this portrait as a gift to her mother, the Duchess of Kent. The memorable event was the prorogation of Parliament on July 17, 1837, the year of the Queen's accession to the throne.

Creators

Based on a painting by Alfred Edward Chalon
Portrait engraved by Alfred Jones

Original art

Alfred Edward Chalon, "Queen Victoria", 1837

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Note

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