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King George V

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue October 12, 1926
Year 1926
Quantity 50,000
2¢ / 3¢
Perforation or Dimension 12
Printer Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Postal Administration Canada

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Stamp Values/Prices (Beta Mode*)

Condition Name Avg Price
M-NH-VF Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine $130.00
M-NH-F Mint - Never Hinged - Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Fine $51.00
M-NH-VG Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good $32.00
M-H-VF Mint - Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Hinged - Very Fine $36.00
M-H-F Mint - Hinged - Fine
Mint - Hinged - Fine $30.00
M-H-VG Mint - Hinged - Very Good
Mint - Hinged - Very Good $18.00
M-NG-VF Mint - No Gum - Very Fine
Mint - No Gum - Very Fine $32.00
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $68.00
U-F Used - Fine
Used - Fine $37.00
U-VG Used - Very Good
Used - Very Good $18.00
* Notes about these prices:
  • They are currently in beta mode, meaning that they should not be relied upon yet as a source of truth and could change frequently. Please notify PSG if you come across values that do not make sense.
  • They are not based on catalogue values but on current dealer and auction listings. The reason for this is that catalogues tend to over-value stamps.
  • They are average prices and might not be fully accurate. The actual value of your stamp may be slightly above or below the listed value, depending on the overall condition of your stamp.

About Stamp

The restoration of the 2-cent letter postage rate on 1st July, 1926, found the Post Office Department with a large stock of the 3-cent carmine stamp originally issued on 14th December, 1923. As a measure of economy and expediency, the Department decided to surcharge fifteen million of these stamps. The Government Printing Bureau did not do the job with entire satisfaction, owing to the difficulty of overprinting the gummed sheets with various plate positions. The overprinted sheets were ordered to be destroyed. This was done in the presence of authorized representatives of the Post Office Department and the Department of Finance. Five hundred sheets were, however, preserved for sale in limited quantities to philatelists through the Post Office Philatelic Agency in Ottawa. The stamps sold in this way were fully valid for postage purposes.

Portrait of His Majesty King George V in an oval framework.

The King is wearing the uniform of an admiral.

The portrait is a composite from photographs by Walter Barnett and Messers. W. and D. Downey of London, England.


Engraved by Robert Savage. Based on a photograph by Henry Walter Barnett.

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Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 45, 51.

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