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John Molson, 1763-1836

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue November 4, 1986
Year 1986
Quantity 13,710,000
Denomination
34¢
Perforation or Dimension 12.5
Printer Ashton-Potter Limited.
Postal Administration Canada

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Condition Name Avg Price
M-NH-VF Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine $0.50
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.20
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About Stamp

John Molson was born in 1763 in Lincolnshire, England. In 1782 he came to Canada, which had heard described as a land of exciting opportunity. The next year he and a partner joined forces in a brewing venture. Molson later assumed full control of the business, and the brewery has operated within the Molson family since 1786. The business was successful, and Molson branched out into banking, hotels, a theatre, a foundry and politics. He built Canada's first steamship, the Accomodation, in 1809 and he financed Canada's first railway. Molson was co-founder of the Montreal General Hospital. He sat in both the House of Assembly and the Legislative Council of Lower Canada. For Molson, Canada indeed proved to be a land of opportunity. By combining the only known portrait of John Molson with illustrations of the Theatre Royal, the Accomodation and the first Canadian steam train, Montreal designer Clermont Malenfant has recreated a period atmosphere while commemorating several of Molson's greatest achievements.

Creators

Designed by Clermont Malenfant

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Reference

Canada Post Corporation. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1986.

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