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Prince & Princess of Wales - ½ cent 1908 - Canadian stamp

Prince & Princess of Wales  1908 - Canadian stamp

Specifications

  • Quantity: 2 000 000
  • Issue date: July 16, 1908
  • Printer: American Bank Note Company, Ottawa
  • Scott: #96

Prince & Princess of Wales - ½ cent 1908 prices and values

The value of a Prince & Princess of Wales - ½ 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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Prince & Princess of Wales - ½ cent 1908 $0.77 $1.50 $3.60 $250
Prince & Princess of Wales - ½ cent 1908 - Imperforate - Pair (#96a) - - - -
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Prince & Princess of Wales - ½ cent 1908 $1.20 $2.30 $6.90
Prince & Princess of Wales - ½ cent 1908 - Imperforate - Pair (#96a) $160 $320 $530
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Prince & Princess of Wales - ½ cent 1908 $3.50 $6.90 $21
Prince & Princess of Wales - ½ cent 1908 - Imperforate - Pair (#96a) $390 $790 $1,300

Errors and varieties

Imperforate - Pair - Prince & Princess of Wales - ½ cent 1908

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Description

The stamps show the portraits of Prince and Princess of Wales, from photographs taken in*nbsp;1906. 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

Designed by José Antonio Machado
Engraved by Edwin H. Gunn
Based on photographs by W. & D. Downey

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

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