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Mount Hurd - 10 cents 1928 - Canadian stamp

Mount Hurd 1928 - Canadian stamp

Specifications

  • Quantity: 36 077 000
  • Issue date: December 5, 1928
  • Printer: Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited
  • Scott: #155

Mount Hurd - 10 cents 1928 prices and values

The value of a Mount Hurd - 10 cents 1928 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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Mount Hurd - 10 cents 1928 $0.49 $0.98 $2.00 $390
Mount Hurd - 10 cents 1928 - Imperforate - Pair (#155a) - - - -
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Mount Hurd - 10 cents 1928 $3.20 $6.30 $16
Mount Hurd - 10 cents 1928 - Imperforate - Pair (#155a) $54 $95 $140
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Mount Hurd - 10 cents 1928 $6.30 $13 $32
Mount Hurd - 10 cents 1928 - Imperforate - Pair (#155a) $81 $140 $200

Errors and varieties

Imperforate - Pair - Mount Hurd - 10 cents 1928

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Description

Commencing with the issue of 1928, the Post Office Department for the first time utilized its higher value stamps with regular issue for the purpose of depicting Canadian scenes of geographical and industrial interest from coast to coast. This was a significant event in the development of Canadian postage stamps as a medium of information about Canada. The first stamps released under this new policy showed wide diversity of subjects. They ranged from the internationally famous fishing schooner Bluenose, on the Atlantic Coast, to scenic Mount Hurd in British Columbia. The scheme met with instant public approval. The Department has continued scenic stamps in each regular issue since 1928. With a few exceptions of commemorative issues prior to 1928, Canadian postage stamps portrayed the royal family.

Represented on this 10-cents stamp, "The Ice-crowned Monarch of the Rockies," from an original watercolour painting by Frederick Marlett Bell-Smith, R.C.A., by kind permission of R.D. Hume, Q.C., of Toronto. The painting shows Mount Hurd, (named after Major Hurd, the engineer and explorer), in the Ottertail Range of the Rocky Mountains in British Columbia, and in a panel at each side of the stamp is a totem pole. This design depicts the natural beauty of Canada and its interesting folklore. The totem poles are reproductions from a Canadian government photograph of one owned by the Gitksan tribe, a people of the Skeena River. The pole is located in the Upper Skeena valley at a small place called Kitwanga, an Indian name meaning Place of the Rabbit. The Indian name of the totem pole is Spesanish, meaning Half-Bear Den. The pole stands 19 feet in height.

Creators

Based on a painting by Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith
Designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz
Picture engraved by Robert Savage

Original art

Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith, "A Snow-Clad Monarch of the Rockies"
1890
Frederick R. Hume Collection, Toronto, Ontario

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

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