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Queen Victoria - 2 cents 1864 - Canadian stamp

Queen Victoria 1864 - Canadian stamp

Specifications

  • Quantity: 910 500
  • Issue date: August 1st, 1864
  • Printer: American Bank Note Company, New York
  • Paper: Wove paper
  • Scott: #20

Queen Victoria - 2 cents 1864 prices and values

The value of a Queen Victoria - 2 cents 1864 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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VGFVF
Queen Victoria - 2 cents 1864 $53 $110 $210
Queen Victoria - 2 cents 1864 - Deep claret rose (#20a) $64 $130 $260
Queen Victoria - 2 cents 1864 - Imperforate - Pair (#20b) - - -
VGFVF
Queen Victoria - 2 cents 1864 $110 $220 $540
Queen Victoria - 2 cents 1864 - Deep claret rose (#20a) $130 $270 $590
Queen Victoria - 2 cents 1864 - Imperforate - Pair (#20b) $890 $1,500 $2,600
VGFVF
Queen Victoria - 2 cents 1864 $270 $540 $1,400
Queen Victoria - 2 cents 1864 - Deep claret rose (#20a) $330 $660 $1,500
Queen Victoria - 2 cents 1864 - Imperforate - Pair (#20b) - $ - $ - $

Errors and varieties

Deep claret rose - Queen Victoria - 2 cents 1864

n/a

Imperforate - Pair - Queen Victoria - 2 cents 1864

100 existing

Description

In 1864, the need arose for 2-cent postage stamps to prepay postal charges on newspapers mailed to the United Kingdom. From the Postmaster General's Report of 1863 one notation reads: "A provision has been made for the transmission and delivery of Canadian periodicals, addressed to the United Kingdom, at the reduced rate of two cents each." while the 2-cent stamp may have had other uses such as prepaying overweight letters, the basic reason for its issuance was to pay the revised rate on newspapers. Members of the armed forces had the privilege of a 2-cent letter rate when their envelopes bore the signature, rank, and number of the sender and the signature of the commanding officer. Portrait of Queen Victoria, similar to the former -penny and 1-cent stamps. The words "Two Cents" replaced the former denominations inscribed within the oval below the Queen's portrait.

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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