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Queen Victoria - 6 cents 1872 - Canadian stamp

Queen Victoria  1872 - Canadian stamp

Specifications

  • Issue date: January 1st, 1872
  • Printer: British American Bank Note Company
  • Paper: Wove paper
  • Scott: #39

Queen Victoria - 6 cents 1872 prices and values

The value of a Queen Victoria - 6 cents 1872 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 - 6 cents 1872 $4.00 $8.00 $19 $27
Queen Victoria - 6 cents 1872 - Diagonal half used as 3 cents on cover (#39a) - - - $2,600
Queen Victoria - 6 cents 1872 - Perforation 11½x12 (#39b) $7.00 $14 $42 $36
Queen Victoria - 6 cents 1872 - Imperforate - Pair (#39c) - - - -
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Queen Victoria - 6 cents 1872 $71 $170 $510
Queen Victoria - 6 cents 1872 - Diagonal half used as 3 cents on cover (#39a) - - -
Queen Victoria - 6 cents 1872 - Perforation 11½x12 (#39b) $140 $280 $660
Queen Victoria - 6 cents 1872 - Imperforate - Pair (#39c) - - $2,100
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Queen Victoria - 6 cents 1872 $210 $510 $1,500
Queen Victoria - 6 cents 1872 - Diagonal half used as 3 cents on cover (#39a) - $ - $ - $
Queen Victoria - 6 cents 1872 - Perforation 11½x12 (#39b) $410 $830 $2,000
Queen Victoria - 6 cents 1872 - Imperforate - Pair (#39c) - $ - $ - $

Errors and varieties

Diagonal half used as 3 cents on cover - Queen Victoria - 6 cents 1872

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Perforation 11½x12 - Queen Victoria - 6 cents 1872

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Imperforate - Pair - Queen Victoria - 6 cents 1872

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Description

Owing to its smaller size, the -cent stamps in the 1868 issue proved to be more convenient than others of the series. Consequently, the postal authorities arranged to supersede the other larger stamps of 1868 types with corresponding denominations in the size of the ½-cent stamps. The designs were similar to the stamps in the 1868 issue. Postal officials considered the ½-cent stamp desirable because of its special purpose of paying the single periodical rate. Smaller in size than the other denominations of this series, a new -cent stamp was issued in July, 1882. Portrait of Queen Victoria from a medallion.

Creators

Based on an engraving by Charles Henry Jeens
Portrait engraved by Alfred Jones
Lettering and frame engraved by Henry Earle Sr.

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

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