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Canada Stamps and Postal History

The first Canada stamps, inscribed “Canada” were issued in 1851, three different values showing the American Beaver, Prince Albert and also Queen Victoria. The 12d black depicting a youthful Queen Victoria is the most famous rarity. However, few have survived and several destroyed in London during the 1970s when they blew out of a window during a heatwave! During the ‘Colony of Canada’ stamp issuing period 1851–1864, stamps have the same status as the provinces of British Columbia and also Vancouver Island. In addition, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island are accepted as the first stamps.

Collections of Canada stamps run seamlessly from the 1864 2c rose-red ‘Colony’ stamp to the ‘Dominion of Canada’ 1868. Small and large Queen stamps with their different printings and papers, display a fabulous array of colours and shades. They also include many plate flaws and re-entries recognised by collectors. 

Canada Stamp Design

Amongst the most studied in British Empire philately include the melancholy “Widows Weeds” design of 1893, the grandeur of the 1897 Jubilee series which riskily places a young and old Victoria alongside each other. In addition, the spectacular engravings which dominated stamp design through much of the 20th Century.

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  • Lot 185 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £60 - £70

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    CANADA - 1898-1899 1d post x2 & 1899 S/ch set, SG 166/7 & 171/2. VFM (4)
  • Lot 186 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £70 - £75

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    CANADA - 1911 10c brownish purple, Geo V, SG 210 fine mint.
  • Lot 187 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £20 - £22

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    CANADA - 1912-22 2c carmine booklet pane of 6, SG 201a, Uni 106a, F NHM
  • Lot 188 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £35 - £40

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    CANADA - 1927 5c Confed, Uni 144, Plate Block of 8, No A - 2, fine NHM
  • Lot 189 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £20 - £22

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    CANADA - 1927 Historical set, SG 271/273 or Uni 146/148, F/VF NHM (3)
  • Lot 190 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £55 - £60

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    CANADA - 1930-1 $1 olive-green, Mt Edith Cavell, SG 303, VFM
  • Lot 191 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £90 - £100

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    CANADA - 1930-31 $1 olive-green Mt Edith Cavell, SG 303, NHM
  • Lot 192 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £40 - £45

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    CANADA - 1932 6c on 5c Air, Unitrade C3, very fine NHM block of four (4)
  • Lot 193 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £33 - £35

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    CANADA - 1932-33 13c bright violet The Old Citadel, SG 325, vfm, fresh
  • Lot 194 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £40 - £45

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    CANADA - 1932-33 4c yellow-brown, SG 322, Uni 198, fine NHM horiz pair (2)

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