Royal William - 5 cents 1933 - Canadian stamp
- Quantity: 4 854 200
- Issue date: August 17, 1933
- Printer: British American Bank Note Company
- Scott: #204
Royal William - 5 cents 1933 prices and values
The value of a Royal William - 5 cents 1933 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.
|Royal William - 5 cents 1933||$0.69||$1.40||$2.50||$19|
|Royal William - 5 cents 1933 - Imperforate - Pair (#204a)||-||-||-||-|
|Royal William - 5 cents 1933||$1.50||$3.00||$8.10|
|Royal William - 5 cents 1933 - Imperforate - Pair (#204a)||-||-||$450|
|Royal William - 5 cents 1933||$3.00||$6.10||$16|
|Royal William - 5 cents 1933 - Imperforate - Pair (#204a)||-||-||$900|
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Imperforate - Pair - Royal William - 5 cents 1933
The achievements of the Canadian steamship Royal William were commemorated by the issuance of a special 5-cent postage stamp in 1933. This ship was designed by James Goudie and built at Quebec by John S. Campbell and George Black. The 1st seagoing steamship built in Canada, the Royal William was steam-propelled, with sails as a secondary means of propulsion. It was launched on April 29, 1831. When she visited Boston on June 17, 1832, the Royal William was the 1st seagoing steamer to fly the British flag in a United States port. In addition, it was the first steamship built for fostering intercolonial trade between ports in British North America. It crossed the Atlantic in 1833. Eventually Spanish interests purchased the ship but it came to an inglorious end at Bordeaux, France, in 1840, when her engines were removed. In issuing this postage stamp, the Post Office Department commemorated the important influence on Canada's development exercised by the shipbuilding industry of the Maritime Provinces. The steamship Royal William, with her sails furled, passes a sailing ship in stormy weather. This picture was adapted from a drawing in the National Archives of Canada. S. Skillet painted the original in oils in 1834.
Based on a painting by Stephan D. Skillet
Based on a painting by Samuel Walters
Designed and engraved by Bruce Hay
Stephan D. Skillet, "Royal William", 1834
Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Québec, Quebec
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