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Queen Victoria - ½ penny 1857 - Canadian stamp

Queen Victoria 1857 - Canadian stamp

Specifications

  • Quantity: 2 600 520
  • Issue date: August 1st, 1857
  • Printer: Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson
  • Paper: Wove paper
  • Scott: #8

Queen Victoria - ½ penny 1857 prices and values

The value of a Queen Victoria - ½ penny 1857 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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Queen Victoria - ½ penny 1857 $130 $260 $510 $660
Queen Victoria - ½ penny 1857 - Horizontally ribbed paper (#8a) $460 $770 $1,800 $2,100
Queen Victoria - ½ penny 1857 - Vertically ribbed paper (#8b) $710 $1,400 $2,600 $3,600
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Queen Victoria - ½ penny 1857 $190 $380 $750
Queen Victoria - ½ penny 1857 - Horizontally ribbed paper (#8a) $1,600 $3,700 $7,100
Queen Victoria - ½ penny 1857 - Vertically ribbed paper (#8b) $1,500 $4,000 $7,500
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Queen Victoria - ½ penny 1857 $380 $750 $1,500
Queen Victoria - ½ penny 1857 - Horizontally ribbed paper (#8a) $3,100 $7,300 $14,100
Queen Victoria - ½ penny 1857 - Vertically ribbed paper (#8b) $3,000 $8,000 $15,000

Errors and varieties

Horizontally ribbed paper - Queen Victoria - ½ penny 1857

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Vertically ribbed paper - Queen Victoria - ½ penny 1857

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Description

The -penny stamps, popularly called newspaper stamps, were originally purchased to pay newspaper postage when the papers were mailed to the public. This denomination also charges for carriers' fees, soldiers' letters, and circulars. A Post Office circular dated July 18, 1857, announced the price reduction of -penny stamps for sale at 5% discount in purchases of not less than 20 stamps. These were also valid for prepaying postage on periodicals, drop or town letters.

Creators

Based on a medal by William Wyon
Based on a sketch by William Henry Griffin

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

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