King Georges VI - 2 cents 1949 - Canadian stamp
- Quantity: 210 645 000
- Issue date: November 15, 1949
- Printer: Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited
- Scott: #285
King Georges VI - 2 cents 1949 prices and values
The value of a King Georges VI - 2 cents 1949 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.
|King Georges VI - 2 cents 1949||$0.03||$0.06||$0.08||$4.10|
|King Georges VI - 2 cents 1949||$0.03||$0.05||$0.11|
|King Georges VI - 2 cents 1949||$0.05||$0.11||$0.21|
In 1949, the Post Office Department decided that the 1-cent to 5-cent stamps portraying King George VI in the armed services' uniforms should be replaced by designs showing him in civilian dress. The manufacturers were instructed to omit the words, "postes" and "postage" to increase the artistic emphasis and simplicity of the portrait. Original plans for these stamps called for 1st day sale on June 6, 1949, the day chosen officially to honour the birthday of King George VI. Shortly before the stamp were to go on sale, a change in plans required the words, "postes" and "postage" to be included in the designs although considerable quantities had been printed in the simplified form. The engravers revised the dies to include the English and French words for postage, and produced a new series of stamps. The 5 new stamps, referred to as the "Revised Designs," reproduced contemporary portraits of the King by Dorothy Wilding Portraits, Limited, London.
Portrait engraved by John Hay
Based on a photograph by Dorothy Wilding
Designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz
The values on this page are in Canadian dollars (CAD).