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Farm Scene - 8 cents 1942 - Canadian stamp

Farm Scene 1942 - Canadian stamp


  • Quantity: 22 978 621
  • Issue date: July 1, 1942
  • Printer: Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited
  • Scott: #256

Farm Scene - 8 cents 1942 prices and values

The value of a Farm Scene - 8 cents 1942 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.


Farm Scene - 8 cents 1942 $0.13 $0.25 $0.38 $10
Farm Scene - 8 cents 1942 - Imperforate - Pair (#256a) - - - -
Farm Scene - 8 cents 1942 $0.49 $0.74 $1.20
Farm Scene - 8 cents 1942 - Imperforate - Pair (#256a) - - $260
Farm Scene - 8 cents 1942 $0.74 $1.10 $1.80
Farm Scene - 8 cents 1942 - Imperforate - Pair (#256a) - - $380

Errors and varieties

Imperforate - Pair - Farm Scene - 8 cents 1942



During the early days of the Second World War Canadian Postal authorities believed that the stamps in use since 1938 should be replaced with a new issue featuring Canada's substantial contribution to war work. A new general issue to last for the duration of the hostilities was designed. Subjects depicting Canada's munitions, war supplies, shipbuilding, agriculture, her importance as a great air-training centre, and as a source of food were chosen for the pictorial stamps. For many years, in the regular issues of Canadian postage stamps, the Department adhered to the custom of displaying the King's portrait on the lower denominations. Prior to the Second World War all denominations below 10-cents had been reserved in this way. In the wartime issue of 1942 an exception was made in the designs of the 4-cents and 8-cents denominations. They illustrated a grain elevator and a farm scene, indicating the contribution of Canada through her agricultural industry to the war effort of the Allies.

This stamp illustrate a canadian farm scene. This design indicates the diversified agricultural contribution of Eastern Canada and the important role played by the farmer engaged in mixed farming.


Designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz
Picture engraved by Warrell Hauck
Border engraved by Charles H. Milks

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

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