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Mail Plane over Quebec, Air, Special Delivery

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue September 16, 1946
Year 1946
Quantity 300,000
Denomination
17¢
Perforation or Dimension 12
Printer Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Postal Administration Canada

Stamp Values/Prices (Beta Mode*)

Condition Name Avg Price
M-NH-VF Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine $8.25
M-NH-F Mint - Never Hinged - Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Fine $3.90
M-NH-VG Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good $2.05
M-H-VF Mint - Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Hinged - Very Fine $5.65
M-H-F Mint - Hinged - Fine
Mint - Hinged - Fine $2.15
M-NG-VF Mint - No Gum - Very Fine
Mint - No Gum - Very Fine $4.50
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $5.25
U-F Used - Fine
Used - Fine $2.65
U-VG Used - Very Good
Used - Very Good $1.60
* 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 first and comparatively small printing of this stamp was found to contain a minute error shortly after it was issued. The accent over the second "e" of the French word "Exprês" was circumflexed instead of grave. This error, corrected in the new die, is the first in a Canadian postage stamp.

This stamp is the corrected version and the grave "e" can be seen in the picture below.

Mail Plane Over Quebec City

Aerial view of Quebec City looking northeast, showing the Plains of Abraham in the foreground. Superimposed on the picture is a drawing of the D.C. 4-M airplane, which at the time of the issue was under construction in Montreal for use on the trans-Atlantic mail and passenger route, and on the trans-Canada run. At that time, it was the most recent development in Canada's transportation industry.

Creators

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

Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 136-137.

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