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Nova Scotia

Monday, September 1, 1851

Canadian Province 2

NovSco1
NovSco3
  Nova Scotia #1 Nova Scotia #3
earliest issue
 

Imperforate, bluish wove paper, no watermark, engraved.
Printed by Perkins, Bacon & Petch (later Perkins, Bacon & Company)

Description # issued Scott #
September 1, 1851 (bluish paper)
3 pence dark blue
810,080 3
6 pence yellow green
202,880 4
1 shilling dull violet
55,040 7
May 18, 1853
1 penny red brown
600,000 1
1857 (white paper)
3 pence bright blue
1,600,000 2
6 pence dark green
400,000 5
1 shilling purple
144,960 6

All issue quantities are approximate.

The stamps were printed in sheets of 160 with the paper makes watermark, T. H. Saunders, appearing once at the edge of the sheet. Only the 1 shilling stamps can be found showing this watermark.

See article in First Issues April 2008 (V16N2), page 5 and 8.

The stamps were withdrawn after New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and the Province of Canada formed the Dominion of Canada on July 1, 1867.

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

Images from David Olson.

FI ref: 29 Page credit: JA

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