Vancouver Harbour - 50 cents 1938 - Canadian stamp
- Quantity: 4 924 100
- Issue date: June 15, 1938
- Printer: Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited
- Scott: #244
Vancouver Harbour - 50 cents 1938 prices and values
The value of a Vancouver Harbour - 50 cents 1938 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.
|Vancouver Harbour - 50 cents 1938||$1.10||$2.20||$4.10||$43|
|Vancouver Harbour - 50 cents 1938 - Imperforate - Pair (#244a)||-||-||-||-|
|Vancouver Harbour - 50 cents 1938||$4.90||$9.80||$29|
|Vancouver Harbour - 50 cents 1938 - Imperforate - Pair (#244a)||$130||$250||$380|
|Vancouver Harbour - 50 cents 1938||$7.30||$15||$44|
|Vancouver Harbour - 50 cents 1938 - Imperforate - Pair (#244a)||$190||$380||$560|
Errors and varieties
Imperforate - Pair - Vancouver Harbour - 50 cents 1938
Canada's pictorial stamps of 1938, covering the higher values, represented a very definite theme showing Canada's gateways to the north, south, east and west. The precedent established in 1928 of utilizing the higher denominations to illustrate scenes and subjects of Canadian geographical, industrial and historical interest, follows in this series. In an endeavour to maintain artistic balance of the designs, the Post Offices Department decided in the case of the pictorial stamps of this issue to eliminate subject descriptions from the designs. This information appears in English and French in the marginal paper along with the plate number.
This design shows the view from West Bay on the northern side of the entrance to Vancouver Harbour where the Lookout at the Narrows is situated. Prospect Point and part of the city appear in the background. This is Canada's western gateway to the Orient and the Pacific. In the distance looms Mount Baker in the State of Washington.
Designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz
Based on a photograph by Leonard Frank
Picture engraved by Louis Delnoce
Ornaments engraved by Carroll Maybie
Lettering engraved by John S. Edmondson
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