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Cartier & Champlain - 1 cent 1908 - Canadian stamp

Cartier & Champlain 1908 - Canadian stamp

Specifications

  • Quantity: 22 530 000
  • Issue date: July 16, 1908
  • Printer: American Bank Note Company, Ottawa
  • Scott: #97

Cartier & Champlain - 1 cent 1908 prices and values

The value of a Cartier & Champlain - 1 cent 1908 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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Cartier & Champlain - 1 cent 1908 $1.10 $2.10 $4.20 $6.50
Cartier & Champlain - 1 cent 1908 - Imperforate - Pair (#97a) - - - -
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Cartier & Champlain - 1 cent 1908 $3.60 $7.20 $24
Cartier & Champlain - 1 cent 1908 - Imperforate - Pair (#97a) $160 $320 $530
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Cartier & Champlain - 1 cent 1908 $11 $22 $72
Cartier & Champlain - 1 cent 1908 - Imperforate - Pair (#97a) $390 $790 $1,300

Errors and varieties

Imperforate - Pair - Cartier & Champlain - 1 cent 1908

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Description

The stamps show the portraits of Jacques Cartier and Samuel de Champlain, from paintings dated about 1839, in the Hotel de Ville at St. Malo, France. Jacques Cartier was born in 1494 at St. Malo in Brittany. On his first voyage to the New World he erected a cross at Gaspé. In May, 1535 he set out on his second voyage; on September 15, he reached Stadacona, an Indian village where Quebec now stands. His subsequent explorations penetrated the St. Lawrence River as far as the island of Montreal. He died at St. Malo in 1557. Samuel de Champlain was born about 1567 at Brouage on the west coast of France. In 1603 he joined in an expedition to the St. Lawrence and erected his "Abitation" at Stadacona, the Indian village of Cartier's time. There he founded the first white settlement. In 1609, he travelled down the Richelieu River to the lake subsequently known by his name. He died on Christmas Day, 1635, in Quebec.

In the summer of 1908 Canadians honoured the 300th anniversary of the founding of Quebec in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain, the French explorer and colonizer. In March, 1908 the government proposed to issue a series of postage stamps to commemorate the occasion. In view of the marked departure from the precedent in subject matter for the proposed stamp design, the Department sought the permission of King Edward VII to use portraits of non-royal persons and historical subjects on stamps of permanent validity. The King consented, and the stamp were released on July, 1908 for sale to the public throughout the Dominion before the Prince of Wales (later King George V) reached Québec.

Creators

Engraved by Robert Savage
Designed by José Antonio Machado
Based on a painting by François Riss
Based on an engraving by Balthazar Moncornet

Original art

François Riss, "Jacques Cartier" Balthazar Moncornet, "Michel Particelli d'Émery", circa 1839
1654

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