Canada United States Plans Provinces Blog About

Quebec, 1608-1958

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue June 26, 1958
Year 1958
Quantity 19,910,000
Perforation or Dimension 12
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
PSG earns commission on these links.

Stamp Price Values

Condition Name Avg Value
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine Only available to paid users
Used - Very Fine Only available to paid users
* Notes about these prices:
  • 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. The actual value of your stamp may be slightly above or below the listed value, depending on the overall condition of your stamp. Use these prices as a guide to determine the approximate value of your stamps.

Stamp Supplies on Amazon

Interesting Details

The designer's initial can be found in the bottom-left corner of the stamp. The initial GT, which has a rather unique look, belongs to Gerald Mathew Trottier.

About Stamp

Quebec City, the capital of the province of Quebec is situated at the junction of the St. Lawrence and St. Charles rivers. Modern Quebec consists of the Lower Town which is distinctly European in its appearance and the Upper Town, built on the higher land overlooking the St. Lawrence. Although Cartier saw the site in 1535 he did not establish a settlement; Champlain founded the community as a trading post in 1608. The city has a varied background with the British as captors in 1629. It was returned to the French in 1632. The British failed to capture the city in 1690, but under General Wolfe leading British forces in 1759 during the Seven Years War, Quebec fell. It was formally ceded to Britain in 1763.

Quebec, 1958

The stamp features a large head of a man, at the left, to represent Champlain. (No authentic likeness of Champlain exists.) A view of Quebec in 1958 displays both the Upper and Lower towns with the St. Lawrence River in the foreground.


Designed by Gerald Mathew Trottier. Picture engraved by Yves Baril. Lettering engraved by Gordon Mash.

Similar Stamps


Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 112.

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.