Canada Stamp #492P - Return from the Harvest Field (1969) 50¢
Complete set of 7 plate proofs
Mint - Very Fine Never Hinged (M-VFNH)
Very rare and stunningly beautiful complete set of the seven plate proofs made for the 1969 Suzor-Côté stamp #492 showing the different ink layers printed by photogravure. It contains the #492Pi trial colour in yellow, #492Pii trial colour in magenta, #492Piii trial colour in cyan, #492Piv brown inscriptions, #492Pv orange (yellow + magenta), #492Pvi complete painting (orange + cyan) and #492Pvii finished proof with inscriptions! Officially acknowledged in the Unitrade Catalogue with a value of $1,500 for the complete set, which may even be underrated, because these sets are scarce!!!
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1969, the one-hundredth anniversary of the year in which Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Côté was born is commemorated by a stamp featuring a reproduction of his "Return from the Harvest Field". Suzor-Côté, born at Arthabaska, Quebec, on April 6, 1869, reputed to be one of the first native-born Canadian artists whose works were directly influenced by the Old World's Impressionism of the 1860's. Suzor-Côté's canvas chosen for reproduction was painted in 1903 while the artist was in Europe; having dimensions of 78½ inches by 67½ inches, it is one of his larger works in the Ottawa National Art Gallery.
|Name||Return from the Harvest Field|
|Variety||Complete set of 7 plate proofs|
|Printer||Canadian Bank Note Company|