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Halifax - 4 cents 1949 - Canadian stamp

Halifax 1949 - Canadian stamp


  • Quantity: 25 450 000
  • Issue date: June 21, 1949
  • Printer: Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited
  • Scott: #283

Halifax - 4 cents 1949 prices and values

The value of a Halifax - 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.


Halifax - 4 cents 1949 $0.03 $0.06 $0.08 $2.00
Halifax - 4 cents 1949 $0.03 $0.06 $0.08
Halifax - 4 cents 1949 $0.06 $0.11 $0.17


In 1748, at the close of "King George's War" Louisburg was restored to France, but the British saw the necessity of strengthening their hold in Acadia. In 1749, British authorities, after deciding that the uninhabited Chebucto Bay was an ideal site for a naval station, ordered the Honourable Edward Cornwallis to settle and fortify it. The 200th anniversary of the founding of what is now the city of Halifax was commemorated in 1949 by the issuance of this postage stamp. A scene based on a painting by C. W. Jefferys, entitled "Founding at Halifax, 1749."

The picture on the stamp illustrates men assembling original structures on the present site of the city. The construction force and military personnel represent the original group brought from England by the Honourable Edward Cornwallis, who landed at the location on June 21, 1749.


Based on a painting by Charles William Jefferys
Designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz
Picture engraved by Silas Robert Allen

Original art

Charles William Jefferys, "The Founding of Halifax, 1749"

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