Montcalm & Wolfe - 7 cents 1908 - Canadian stamp
- Quantity: 700 000
- Issue date: July 16, 1908
- Printer: American Bank Note Company, Ottawa
- Scott: #100
Montcalm & Wolfe - 7 cents 1908 prices and values
The value of a Montcalm & Wolfe - 7 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.
|Montcalm & Wolfe - 7 cents 1908||$13||$25||$75||$82|
|Montcalm & Wolfe - 7 cents 1908 - Imperforate - Pair (#100a)||-||-||-||-|
|Montcalm & Wolfe - 7 cents 1908||$20||$39||$120|
|Montcalm & Wolfe - 7 cents 1908 - Imperforate - Pair (#100a)||$160||$320||$530|
|Montcalm & Wolfe - 7 cents 1908||$59||$120||$370|
|Montcalm & Wolfe - 7 cents 1908 - Imperforate - Pair (#100a)||$390||$790||$1,300|
Errors and varieties
Imperforate - Pair - Montcalm & Wolfe - 7 cents 1908
The stamps show the portraits of Montcalm (1712-1759) and Wolfe (1727-1759), the two military antagonists in the final struggle for the mastery of Canada. Louis Joseph, Marquis de Montcalm, the French general, was born near Nîmes in 1712. A soldier from his early youth, Montcalm received the appointment of commander of the French forces in North America in 1756. Despite his brilliant military efforts the British forces closed in on Quebec on September 13, 1759. Montcalm, fatally wounded, died in the evening of the following day, and was buried in Quebec City. James Wolfe, commander of the British forces arrayed against Quebec, was born in 1727 in Westerham, England. He had a strong military background, and at 31 was a Brigadier-General. In June, 1759, his expedition advanced on Quebec and besieged the fortress for 12 weeks. On the night of September 12 his forces climbed the heights to the Plains of Abraham. Wolfe, wounded 3 times, died in battle and was buried in England.
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.
Engraved by Charles Skinner
Designed by José Antonio Machado
Based on a painting by Joseph Highmore
Joseph Highmore, "Portrait of James Wolfe"
circa 1749 (?)
Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
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