L'Abitation de Québecq - 5 cents 1908 - Canadian stamp
- Quantity: 1 200 000
- Issue date: July 16, 1908
- Printer: American Bank Note Company, Ottawa
- Scott: #99
L'Abitation de Québecq - 5 cents 1908 prices and values
The value of a L'Abitation de Québecq - 5 cents 1908 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.
- Never hinged
|L'Abitation de Québecq - 5 cents 1908||$8.90||$18||$51||$140|
|L'Abitation de Québecq - 5 cents 1908 - Imperforate - Pair (#99a)||-||-||-||-|
|L'Abitation de Québecq - 5 cents 1908||$11||$21||$71|
|L'Abitation de Québecq - 5 cents 1908 - Imperforate - Pair (#99a)||$160||$320||$530|
|L'Abitation de Québecq - 5 cents 1908||$32||$63||$210|
|L'Abitation de Québecq - 5 cents 1908 - Imperforate - Pair (#99a)||$390||$790||$1,300|
Errors and varieties
Imperforate - Pair - L'Abitation de Québecq - 5 cents 1908
"L'Abitation de Québec," adopted from a reproduction of the original sketch by Samuel de Champlain, from the Paris quarto of 1613. The site was near the marketplace of the Lower Town, Quebec. The archaic French is from Champlain's writing in one of his manuscripts. The stronghold, with a deep moat for protection from Indians, contained a storehouse and two houses with galleries.
In the summer of 1908 Canadians honoured the 300th anniversary of the founding of Quebec in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain, the French explorer and colonizer. In March, 1908 the government proposed to issue a series of postage stamps to commemorate the occasion. In view of the marked departure from the precedent in subject matter for the proposed stamp design, the Department sought the permission of King Edward VII to use portraits of non-royal persons and historical subjects on stamps of permanent validity. The King consented, and the stamp were released on July, 1908 for sale to the public throughout the Dominion before the Prince of Wales (later King George V) reached Québec.
Designed by José Antonio Machado
Engraved by Elie Timothée Loizeaux
Based on a drawing by Samuel de Champlain
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