New Brunswick’s first stamps denominated in pence

New Brunswick first issued stamps on this day in 1851.

The stamps were imperforate and denominated in pence. They consisted of a 3d red, 6d olive yellow, 1/- bright red violet and a 1/- dull violet issues, all on bluish paper.

All four stamps were diamond shaped and bore the New Brunswick coat of arms.

In 1860, six new stamps, denominated in cents, were issued. The one-cent depicted a steam locomotive, the two-cent, five-cent, and 10-cent values showed a young Queen Victoria, while the 12½-cent depicted a steamship and the 17-cent  showed the Prince of Wales in Highland regalia.

 

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