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   Postal Administration: Canada

   Title: Queen Victoria

   Denomination: 

   Date of Issue: 15 January 1870
© Canada Post Corporation
Documents related to this stamp

Printer/Quantity:

British American Bank Note Company
   
Perforation:12

Creator(s):

Based on an engraving by Charles Henry Jeens
Portrait engraved by Alfred Jones
Lettering and frame engraved by Henry Earle Sr.

Historical Notice:

Owing to its smaller size, the ½-cent stamps in the 1868 issue proved to be more convenient than others of the series. Consequently, the postal authorities arranged to supersede the other larger stamps of 1868 types with corresponding denominations in the size of the ½-cent stamps. The designs were similar to the stamps in the 1868 issue. Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Victoria from a medallion.
Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 29.
Source:POSTAL  0036


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