Air - 5 cents 1928 - Canadian stamp
- Quantity: 5 050 000
- Issue date: September 21, 1928
- Printer: Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited
- Scott: #C1
Air - 5 cents 1928 prices and values
The value of a Air - 5 cents 1928 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.
|Air - 5 cents 1928||$0.89||$1.80||$4.10||$63|
|Air - 5 cents 1928 - Imperforate - Pair (#C1a)||-||-||-||-|
|Air - 5 cents 1928||$2.10||$4.20||$11|
|Air - 5 cents 1928 - Imperforate - Pair (#C1a)||$39||$77||$140|
|Air - 5 cents 1928||$4.20||$8.40||$21|
|Air - 5 cents 1928 - Imperforate - Pair (#C1a)||$58||$120||$200|
Errors and varieties
Imperforate - Pair - Air - 5 cents 1928
In conjunction with the regular sovereign and pictorial issue of 1928, the Department issued Canada's 1st airmail stamp. The inauguration of official airmail services and the necessity of providing a means of readily identifying airmail made this step necessary. This 1st officially issued airmail stamp of Canada was symbolic and pictorial in character. It was released at a time of intensive activity in Canadian airmail development when service was reaching from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and into the far northern regions.
This stamp represent an allegory of flight, from a drawing by a staff artist of the Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited. Two winged figures, symbolic of flight, are poised against a globe representing the northern half of the western hemisphere, on which is indicated in shaded outline a map of Canada. The subject is classical and has been treated with a geographical background.
Picture engraved by Silas Robert Allen
Designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz
A change in the airmail rate of postage required the use of a 6-cent airmail stamp. The Post Office Department had on hand the remainder of the 5-cent...
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