Quebec 1535 - 20 cents 1908 - Canadian stamp
- Quantity: 304 200
- Issue date: July 16, 1908
- Printer: American Bank Note Company, Ottawa
- Scott: #103
Quebec 1535 - 20 cents 1908 prices and values
The value of a Quebec 1535 - 20 cents 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.
|Quebec 1535 - 20 cents 1908||$32||$63||$160||$420|
|Quebec 1535 - 20 cents 1908 - Imperforate - Pair (#103a)||-||-||-||-|
|Quebec 1535 - 20 cents 1908||$37||$73||$200|
|Quebec 1535 - 20 cents 1908 - Imperforate - Pair (#103a)||$160||$320||$530|
|Quebec 1535 - 20 cents 1908||$110||$220||$590|
|Quebec 1535 - 20 cents 1908 - Imperforate - Pair (#103a)||$390||$790||$1,300|
Errors and varieties
Imperforate - Pair - Quebec 1535 - 20 cents 1908
The stamp depicts the 3 small vessels of Cartier's 2nd expedition which have come to rest near Cape Diamond. Boats are putting off to make a landing on the unknown shore. The vessels shown are the 2 ships "Grande Hermine" and "Petite Hermine", and a galley, the "Emerillon". Cartier anchored near the mouth of the St. Charles River, not far from the Indian village of Stadacona. From Quebec, or "Kebec", an Algonquin word meaning, "narrowing of the waters", Cartier pushed on in the "Emerillon" as far as the Indian village of Hochelaga, on the Island of Montreal.
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 Quebec.
In 2008, the Royal Canadian Mint commemorated this stamp on a $20 silver coin.
Designed by Jose Antonio Machado
Engraved by Elie Timothee Loizeaux
Based on a lithograph by Etienne David
The values on this page are in Canadian dollars (CAD).