Partement pour l'ouest - 15 cents 1908 - Canadian stamp
- Quantity: 300 000
- Issue date: July 16, 1908
- Printer: American Bank Note Company, Ottawa
- Scott: #102
Partement pour l'ouest - 15 cents 1908 prices and values
The value of a Partement pour l'ouest - 15 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.
|Partement pour l'ouest - 15 cents 1908||$25||$49||$120||$360|
|Partement pour l'ouest - 15 cents 1908 - Imperforate - Pair (#102a)||-||-||-||-|
|Partement pour l'ouest - 15 cents 1908||$30||$59||$170|
|Partement pour l'ouest - 15 cents 1908 - Imperforate - Pair (#102a)||$160||$320||$530|
|Partement pour l'ouest - 15 cents 1908||$89||$180||$520|
|Partement pour l'ouest - 15 cents 1908 - Imperforate - Pair (#102a)||$390||$790||$1,300|
Errors and varieties
Imperforate - Pair - Partement pour l'ouest - 15 cents 1908
This stamps was designed by an artist of the American Bank Note Company. The scene depicted is that described by Champlain in the following words, taken from the narrative of his third voyage to America: "With our canoes laden with provisions, our arms and some merchandise to be given as presents to the Indians, I started on Monday, May 27th, from the Isle of Sainte Helaine, accompanied by four Frenchmen and one Indian. A salute was given in my honour from small pieces of artillery." The archaic French note is introduced in the word "partement," used by Champlain in place of the modern "départ."
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
The values on this page are in Canadian dollars (CAD).