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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 portrait rather than that of Queen Victoria. The stamps were recalled by the governor. Connell burnt most of them, but kept some copies in souvenir. On July 1st, 1867, New Brunswick joined the Dominion of Canada.