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National Memorial - 2 cents 1939 - Canadian stamp

National Memorial 1939 - Canadian stamp

Specifications

  • Quantity: 50 224 000
  • Issue date: May 15, 1939
  • Printer: Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited
  • Scott: #247

National Memorial - 2 cents 1939 prices and values

The value of a National Memorial - 2 cents 1939 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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National Memorial - 2 cents 1939 $0.06 $0.12 $0.15 $2.00
National Memorial - 2 cents 1939 - Imperforate - Pair (#247a) - - - -
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National Memorial - 2 cents 1939 $0.08 $0.15 $0.26
National Memorial - 2 cents 1939 - Imperforate - Pair (#247a) - - $380
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National Memorial - 2 cents 1939 $0.11 $0.23 $0.38
National Memorial - 2 cents 1939 - Imperforate - Pair (#247a) - - $560

Errors and varieties

Imperforate - Pair - National Memorial - 2 cents 1939

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Description

In 1939, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visited the Dominion of Canada. Thus Canada had the signal honour of being the 1st of the Commonwealth nations to welcome the new King and Queen in person. To honour this historic occasion and add to the warm sincerity of Canada's welcome, the Post Office Department issues 3 special commemorative postage stamps to coincide with the tour throughout the Dominion. The stamps were printed in 2 colours each.

This stamp illustrate a view of the National Memorial in Ottawa, designed and executed by the March family, of Kent, England. It was erected as a noble memorial to Canada's sacrifice in the Great War of 1914-1918. Surmounting an arch, through which the armed forces of the nation are pressing onward, are the figures of Peace and Freedom. To win peace and secure freedom, Canada's sons and daughters enrolled for service during the Great War. This National Memorial holds their sacrifices in remembrance of present day and succeeding generations.

Creators

Picture engraved by Joseph Keller
Designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz
Border engraved by Walter Rosch
Based on a photograph by Photographic Stores Limited
Preliminary sketch by Charles Mack
Based on a sculpture designed by Vernon March

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Note

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