PEI adopts provincial flag

On today’s date in 1964, Prince Edward Island adopted its provincial flag.

In 1979, Canada Post featured the provincial flags on its Provincial and Territorial Flags issue (Scott 821-832). Included in the issue was a 17-cent stamp (Scott 827) featuring the flag of Prince Edward Island.

Released on Canada Day, 1979, the sheet depicts the flags of the 12 provinces and territories that made up Canada at the time. The following year, Newfoundland and Labrador (pictured here with the Union Jack) adopted its own flag, and in 1999, the territory Nunavut was established.

This stamp

Canada Post featured the flag of Prince Edward Island on this 17-cent stamp (Scott 827).

The flag of Prince Edward Island was adopted by an act of the legislature in 1964 and is modeled after the coat of arms’ rectangular shape. It is bordered on the three sides away from the mast by alternating strips of red and white. The flag’s proportions are three by length and two by width.

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