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Province of Canada

Wednesday, April 23, 1851.

  Canadian Province 1

CanSc1
Can2 Can3
Canada Province Sc1 SG1
#2 Prince Albert
#3 Queen Victoria

Imperforate, laid paper, no watermark, engraved
Printed by Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson

Description # issued Scott # Gibbons #
3 pence red 250,200 1 1
6 pence slate violet 100,400 2 2
12 pence black 51,000 3 3

All issue quantities are approximate.

The stamps were withdrawn after New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and the Province of Canada formed the Dominion of Canada on July 1, 1867.

Scott #4 is in the same design as #1, but is on wove paper. It was issued in approximately 2,850,300 copies from April 1852.

Please see the overview of Canada page for more on Canada and the colonies that issued stamps.

Image sources:
The Canadian Postal Archive, David Olson

FI ref: 27 Page credit: JA

Page created 19 Feb 2014 Page updated 24 Jan 2016