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Beaver - 3 pence 1852 - Canadian stamp

Beaver 1852 - Canadian stamp

Specifications

  • Quantity: 2 850 300
  • Issue date: April 1852
  • Printer: Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson
  • Paper: Wove paper
  • Scott: #4

Beaver - 3 pence 1852 prices and values

The value of a Beaver - 3 pence 1852 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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Beaver - 3 pence 1852 $39 $79 $160 $180
Beaver - 3 pence 1852 - Brown red (1853) (#4a) $51 $90 $180 $180
Beaver - 3 pence 1852 - Diagonal half used as 1½ on cover (#4b) - - - $21,800
Beaver - 3 pence 1852 - Ribbed, soft wove paper (#4c) $100 $210 $410 $450
Beaver - 3 pence 1852 - Thin paper - Orange red (#4d) $53 $79 $160 $180
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Beaver - 3 pence 1852 $260 $660 $1,100
Beaver - 3 pence 1852 - Brown red (1853) (#4a) $300 $710 $1,100
Beaver - 3 pence 1852 - Diagonal half used as 1½ on cover (#4b) - - -
Beaver - 3 pence 1852 - Ribbed, soft wove paper (#4c) $790 $1,600 $3,200
Beaver - 3 pence 1852 - Thin paper - Orange red (#4d) $270 $540 $1,100
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Beaver - 3 pence 1852 $530 $1,300 $2,100
Beaver - 3 pence 1852 - Brown red (1853) (#4a) $600 $1,400 $2,300
Beaver - 3 pence 1852 - Diagonal half used as 1½ on cover (#4b) - - -
Beaver - 3 pence 1852 - Ribbed, soft wove paper (#4c) $1,600 $3,200 $6,300
Beaver - 3 pence 1852 - Thin paper - Orange red (#4d) $540 $1,100 $2,200

Errors and varieties

Brown red (1853) - Beaver - 3 pence 1852

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Diagonal half used as 1½ on cover - Beaver - 3 pence 1852

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Ribbed, soft wove paper - Beaver - 3 pence 1852

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Thin paper - Orange red - Beaver - 3 pence 1852

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Description

The 3-pence denomination featuring a beaver building a dam was symbolic of the people in the young country of Canada building their towns, cities, and communities. The secondary purpose of choosing the beaver centred in the original meaning of the beaver skin; it represented a medium of exchange in trade.

Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 8.

Creators

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

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

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