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Sir John A. Macdonald

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Name Value
Date of Issue January 11, 2015
Year 2015
Quantity 1,500,000
Current monetary value: $0.92.
Perforation or Dimension Serpentine Die Cut 13½
Printer Canadian Bank Note
Postal Administration Canada

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The hidden date for this stamp can be found beside Macdonald's tie.


Booklet of 10 stamps

Quantity Produced - 150,000
Current Purchase Price: Only available to paid users
Original Purchase Price: $8.50
Dimension: 32 mm x 40 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours
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Official First Day Cover

Quantity Produced - 11,000
Current Purchase Price: Only available to paid users
Original Purchase Price: $1.85
Cancellation Location: Kingston ON
Dimension: 191 mm x 113 mm
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About Stamp

When Canada’s first prime minister died in office in 1891, thousands paid their respects to Sir John A. Macdonald as he lay in state in the capital of the still-fledgling nation. Many more lined the tracks to watch the train that returned his body to Kingston, the Ontario city he called home.

People across this great land also celebrated Macdonald’s success and character. His tireless work helped forge a loose collection of British North American colonies into a strong, self-reliant country. First appointed to his position as head of government in 1867, Macdonald shepherded the nascent nation for 19 years and spent four more as leader of the opposition – toiling diligently to lay the groundwork for many of Canada’s most cherished institutions.

Issued on the 200th anniversary of his birth, this stamp celebrates Sir John A. Macdonald and his achievements that shaped our nation.


Design: Paprika. Illustration: Image Asset Management Ltd..

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