Queen Victoria - ½ penny 1858 - Canadian stamp
- Quantity: 850 100
- Issue date: December 1858
- Printer: Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson
- Paper: Wove paper
- Scott: #11
Queen Victoria - ½ penny 1858 prices and values
The value of a Queen Victoria - ½ penny 1858 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.
|Queen Victoria - ½ penny 1858||$260||$530||$1,300||$1,800|
|Queen Victoria - ½ penny 1858||$510||$1,000||$2,600|
|Queen Victoria - ½ penny 1858||$1,300||$2,600||$6,400|
The ½ 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 ½ 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.
This Canadian stamp 1858 is the first with perforation. The perforation almost always touches the design of the stamp because of the thin margins between the stamps of the sheets used.
Based on a medal by William Wyon
Based on a sketch by William Henry Griffin
The values on this page are in Canadian dollars (CAD).