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Canada Stamp Scott #3, 12d Black Empress of Canada

Item ID#:3272725Location:
Quebec Canada
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Canada Scott #3 (Stanley Gibbons #4)12d Black
Attractive used single with full large margins all around concentric rings cancellation, VF appearance, with Vincent Graves Greene Foundation 2012 Certificate. Repaired top left and frameline redrawn, small repaired horizontal tear on right side.
Cat. Value: $225,000.00 Our Price: $69,950.00 CAD
NOW ONLY 65,000.00 CAD
(similar example sold for $114,000 in 2010)
PLEASE CALL 1 (514) 551-0492
Toll Free: 1 (877) 412-3106

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The Twelve Pence Black of Canada has an interesting history which accounts for its iconic status. The original die was engraved by Alfred Jones and the stamps were printed by Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edison - the printers of the 1847 first issues of the United State. A total of 51,000 stamps (255 sheets each of 200 subjects), along with a proof imprint sheet, were shipped to Canadian postal authorities on May 14, 1851. However, the stamp proved to be quite unpopular with the public due to its limited usage for specific postal rates to distant destinations. Hence it saw limited distribution, with shipments being sent to only eighteen Post Offices. Only a mere 1,450 stamps were ever sold in over three and a half years of use with 60 being returned by the Ingersoll postmaster. All remaining stamps were destroyed on May 1, 1857.
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