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Canada Stamps - Provinces

Following the lead of Britain in 1840, Canada began issuing stamps in 1851 with the province of Canada, British Columbia & Vancouver Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland. All the provinces ceased to issue their own stamps and used the Dominion of Canada general issue as they joined the Confederation.

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British Columbia Stamps

British Columbia Stamps

The Colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia, in 1860, issued a postage stamp inscribed with both the names of British Columbia and Vancouver Island. This initiative was taken for economical reasons. In September 1865, Vancouver Island issued its own 5- and 10-cent stamps. In November 1865,...


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New Brunswick Stamps

New Brunswick Stamps

New Brunswick issued its first stamps on September 6th, 1851. It is possible to find stamps of the first issue cut in half, because it was the custom when necessary to use only half of its value. Funny fact, the stamp # 5 was never issued, because Postmaster Charles Connell had decided to use his po...


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Newfoundland Stamps

Newfoundland Stamps

Newfoundland issued its first stamps in 1857. The current province of Newfoundland joined the Confederation as the 10th province only on March 31st, 1949. Therefore, emitting its own stamps for almost a century which accounts for close to 300 different issues. These stamps remain valid for mail pos...


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Nova Scotia Stamps

Nova Scotia Stamps

Nova Scotia issued its first stamps on September 1st, 1851. Three denominations of the 1st issue were printed in diamond shape. It was a habit, as in New Brunswick in that period, to cut stamps in 2 to use every part at half its nominal value. On July 1st, 1867, Nova Scotia joined the Dominion of Ca...


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Prince Edward Island Stamps

Prince Edward Island Stamps

Prince Edward Island issued its first stamps on January 1st, 1861. The stamps of this colony were all perforated issues from the beginning and picture a portrait of Queen Victoria. Only the last issue in 1872 was a decimal value (in cents). Prince Edward Island joined the Dominion of Canada on July ...


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