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Queen Victoria - 1 cent 1859 - Canadian stamp

Queen Victoria  1859 - Canadian stamp

Specifications

  • Quantity: 26 725 450
  • Issue date: July 1st, 1859
  • Printer: American Bank Note Company, New York
  • Paper: Wove paper
  • Scott: #14

Queen Victoria - 1 cent 1859 prices and values

The value of a Queen Victoria - 1 cent 1859 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 - 1 cent 1859 $11 $21 $63 $45
Queen Victoria - 1 cent 1859 - Imperforate - Pair (#14a) - - - -
Queen Victoria - 1 cent 1859 - Deep rose (#14b) $16 $35 $95 $75
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Queen Victoria - 1 cent 1859 $51 $150 $310
Queen Victoria - 1 cent 1859 - Imperforate - Pair (#14a) $1,300 $2,000 $4,100
Queen Victoria - 1 cent 1859 - Deep rose (#14b) $100 $260 $410
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Queen Victoria - 1 cent 1859 $130 $380 $770
Queen Victoria - 1 cent 1859 - Imperforate - Pair (#14a) - $ - $ - $
Queen Victoria - 1 cent 1859 - Deep rose (#14b) $260 $640 $1,000

Errors and varieties

Imperforate - Pair - Queen Victoria - 1 cent 1859

100 existing

Deep rose - Queen Victoria - 1 cent 1859

Perf. 11¾

Description

In 1859, two events were taking place at the same time. Canada was undergoing a change in money from sterling to dollar decimal currency, while in the United States, the security printers, Rawdon, Wright, Hatch and Edson were merging with other engravers to form a company under the name of the American Bank Note Company. While these changes were in the process of completion, the needs for canadian postage stamps continued. In March, 1859, W.H. Griffin wrote to the printers in New York and stated that the Postmaster General wished to procure postage stamps expressed in cents instead of pence. On March 16, the Department placed an order for 1-cent, 5-cent, 10-cent, 12½-cent, and 17-cent denominations of similar designs to those used in the past issues. Special instructions went with this order to maintain the values expressed in sterling: sixpence on the 10-cent denomination and eightpence on the 17-cent stamps. The American Bank Note Company of New York designed all the postage stamps for the Province of Canada from 1859 until confederation in 1867.

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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