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Beaver - 3 pence 1859 - Canadian stamp

Beaver 1859 - Canadian stamp

Specifications

  • Quantity: 449 900
  • Issue date: January 1859
  • Printer: Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson
  • Paper: Wove paper
  • Scott: #12

Beaver - 3 pence 1859 prices and values

The value of a Beaver - 3 pence 1859 stamp depends on several factors such as quality and wear, supply and demand, rarity, finish and more. Values in the section are based on the market, trends, auctions and recognized books, publications and catalogs. This section also includes information on errors and varieties and characteristics.

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Beaver - 3 pence 1859 $170 $330 $890 $1,100
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Beaver - 3 pence 1859 $2,600 $6,100 $12,800
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Beaver - 3 pence 1859 $6,400 $15,300 $31,900

Description

The 3 pence denomination featuring a beaver building a dam was symbolic of the people in the young country of Canada building their towns, cities, and communities. The secondary purpose of choosing the beaver centred in the original meaning of the beaver skin; it represented a medium of exchange in trade.

This Canadian stamp 1858 is the first with perforation. The perforation almost always touches the design of the stamp because of the thin margins between the stamps of the sheets used.

Creators

Designed by Sandford Fleming
Picture probably engraved by Alfred Jones

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The values on this page are in Canadian dollars (CAD).

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