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Name Value
Date of Issue February 22, 1932
Year 1932
Quantity 2,000,000
6¢ / 5¢
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 $17.00
M-NH-F Mint - Never Hinged - Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Fine $10.00
M-NH-VG Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good $4.05
M-H-VF Mint - Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Hinged - Very Fine $9.70
M-H-F Mint - Hinged - Fine
Mint - Hinged - Fine $7.10
M-H-VG Mint - Hinged - Very Good
Mint - Hinged - Very Good $2.70
M-NG-F Mint - No Gum - Fine
Mint - No Gum - Fine $2.25
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $4.20
U-F Used - Fine
Used - Fine $1.40
U-VG Used - Very Good
Used - Very Good $1.35
* 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

A change in the airmail rate of postage required the use of a 6-cent airmail stamp. The Post Office Department had on hand the remainder of the 5-cent airmail stamps of the 1928 issue, and the advisability of overprinting at least a portion of these was taken into consideration. No assurance existed that the new airmail rate would remain in effect for any great length of time, and the use of 5-cent stamps appeared possible at a later date. The 1928 stamps had not been used so rapidly as had been expected, since a new regulation permitted the public to use ordinary postage stamps on airmail. The Post Office Department supplied the British American Bank Note Company with the necessary number of panes of 100 subjects, as manufactured by the Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited, Ottawa. The surcharge, fully legible, did not obscure the postage stamp design, although it obliterated the original denomination numerals.

An allegory of flight, from a drawing by a staff artist of the Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited. Two winged figures, symbolic of flight, are poised against a globe representing the northern half of the western hemisphere, on which is indicated in shaded outline a map of Canada. The subject is classical and has been treated with a geographical background.


Picture engraved by Silas Robert Allen. Designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz.

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Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 131-132.

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