Search Provinces Series Blog About Contact

King George V

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue October 29, 1928
Year 1928
Quantity 300,861,500
Perforation or Dimension 12, 8 vertical
Printer Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Postal Administration Canada

Buy on ebay

Sorry, our call to ebay returned no results. Click on the button below to search ebay directly.
More Results

Stamp Values/Prices (Beta Mode*)

Condition Name Avg Price
M-NH-VF Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine $5.40
M-NH-F Mint - Never Hinged - Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Fine $2.35
M-NH-VG Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good $1.35
M-H-VF Mint - Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Hinged - Very Fine $2.70
M-H-F Mint - Hinged - Fine
Mint - Hinged - Fine $1.55
M-H-VG Mint - Hinged - Very Good
Mint - Hinged - Very Good $0.90
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.25
U-F Used - Fine
Used - Fine $0.20
U-VG Used - Very Good
Used - Very Good $0.10
* 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

Since the regular issue postage stamp designs had not been changed for sixteen years, the Department decided in 1928 to issue a new definite series featuring a contemporary portrait of His Majesty King George V. Accordingly, the Post Office Department instructed the Canadian Bank Note Company to prepare a new series of lower denominations with portraits of the sovereign. The harmony of the designs did not prevent showing the denominations in large figures, easy to read. Scroll work replaced the crowns on the design, and the stamps were bilingual with the words "postes" and "post."

Portrait of His Majesty King George V taken from a photograph by the studio of Lafayette, London. Originally engraved for the Dominion of Canada dollar note, the portrait was re-engraved in a smaller size for the new issue of postage stamps.


Frame engraved by Silas Robert Allen. Portrait engraved by Robert Savage. Based on a photograph by Lafayette Portrait Studios. Designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz.

Similar Stamps


Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 55.

Improve Stamp Information

Did you notice an error in this stamp's information?
Do you have any interesting information about this stamp that you would like to share?
Please click here to send us an email with the details.