Cabot's Matthew, Newfoundland - 4 cents 1949 - Canadian stamp
- Quantity: 50 850 000
- Issue date: April 1, 1949
- Printer: Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited
- Scott: #282
Cabot's Matthew, Newfoundland - 4 cents 1949 prices and values
The value of a Cabot's Matthew, Newfoundland - 4 cents 1949 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.
|Cabot's Matthew, Newfoundland - 4 cents 1949||$0.03||$0.06||$0.08||$1.70|
|Cabot's Matthew, Newfoundland - 4 cents 1949||$0.03||$0.06||$0.08|
|Cabot's Matthew, Newfoundland - 4 cents 1949||$0.06||$0.11||$0.17|
On April 1, 1949, Newfoundland united in Confederation with Canada. The stamp issued to commemorate this historic event illustrates John Cabot's ship, the Matthew, under sail off the Newfoundland coast. Historical records recognize John Cabot as the first European to discover this island in the year 1497. He claimed the country for King Henry VII of England. When Newfoundland became a province of Canada, the manufacture and issue of Newfoundland postage stamps were discontinued. The terms of Confederation included the condition that Newfoundland postage stamps could be used after the Union until the supply became exhausted. This had the effect of validating Newfoundland postage stamps for the prepayment of postage charges on mail posted anywhere in Canada. The stamps design was based on a model of Cabot's ship, the Matthew made by Ernest Maunder of St. John's, Newfoundland.
Based on a model by Herbert Ernest Maunder
Designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz
Picture engraved by Silas Robert Allen
Herbert Ernest Maunder, "Matthew", 1947
Bonavista Museum, Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador
The values on this page are in Canadian dollars (CAD).