Baldwin & Lafontaine - 20 cents 1927 - Canadian stamp
- Quantity: 7 632 000
- Issue date: June 29, 1927
- Printer: Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited
- Scott: #148
Baldwin & Lafontaine - 20 cents 1927 prices and values
The value of a Baldwin & Lafontaine - 20 cents 1927 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.
|Baldwin & Lafontaine - 20 cents 1927||$1.40||$2.70||$5.00||$110|
|Baldwin & Lafontaine - 20 cents 1927 - Imperforate - Pair (#148a)||-||-||-||-|
|Baldwin & Lafontaine - 20 cents 1927||$3.60||$7.30||$22|
|Baldwin & Lafontaine - 20 cents 1927 - Imperforate - Pair (#148a)||$53||$75||$86|
|Baldwin & Lafontaine - 20 cents 1927||$7.30||$15||$44|
|Baldwin & Lafontaine - 20 cents 1927 - Imperforate - Pair (#148a)||$80||$110||$130|
Errors and varieties
Imperforate - Pair - Baldwin & Lafontaine - 20 cents 1927
In response to a widespread feeling that a series of stamps depicting some of the principal Canadian statesmen should be brought out, the Department prepared, between February and July, 1926, 3 special postage stamps. The designs featured portraits of The Honourable Thomas D'Arcy McGee, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Sir John A. Macdonald, Robert Baldwin, and Sir Louis Lafontaine. They were not issued, however, until the following year when the Diamond Jubilee of Confederation occurred. The stamps were released on June 29, 1927, the same date as the Confederation series.
Portraits of Hon. Robert Baldwin (1804-1858) and Sir Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine (1807-1864). Baldwin and Lafontaine were leaders in Upper and Lower Canada, respectively, in the long struggle for representative government. They were advocates of constitutional methods of reform as opposed to armed force. Baldwin was born in the town of York, now Toronto, in 1804. At the age of 25 he entered the legislature for Upper Canada. He was a lawyer by profession, and a moderate reformer. After the union of Upper and Lower Canada, he became a member of the executive council and joined Lafontaine in the promotion of national unity. He died in 1858. Lafontaine was born in Boucherville, Quebec in 1807. He was admitted to the bar in 1829, then elected in the following year to the assembly in Lower Canada. At first he opposed the union of Upper and Lower Canada, but later favoured it. He was associated with Baldwin in the struggle for responsible government. In 1854, Queen Victoria knighted him; he died in 1864.
Portrait engraved by William F. Ford
Based on a painting by Théophile Hamel
Based on a photograph by William Notman
Théophile Hamel, "Robert Baldwin"
Musée de la civilisation, Québec, Quebec
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