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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
6 pence yellow green
1 shilling dull violet
May 18, 1853
1 penny red brown
1857 (white paper)
3 pence bright blue
6 pence dark green
1 shilling purple
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The stamps were withdrawn after New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and the Province of Canada formed the Dominion of Canada on July 1, 1867.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|
|Page created 19 Feb 2014||Page updated 24 Jan 2016|