Monday, September 1, 1851.
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|
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The stamps were withdrawn after New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and the Province of Canada formed the Dominion of Canada on July 1, 1867.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.
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