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Pitcher Plant, Newfoundland - 5 cents 1966 - Canadian stamp

Pitcher Plant, Newfoundland 1966 - Canadian stamp

Specifications

  • Quantity: 25 660 000
  • Issue date: February 23, 1966
  • Printer: Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited
  • Perforation: 12
  • Scott: #427

Pitcher Plant, Newfoundland - 5 cents 1966 prices and values

The value of a Pitcher Plant, Newfoundland - 5 cents 1966 stamp depends on several factors such as quality and wear, supply and demand, rarity, finish and more. Values in the section are based on the market, trends, auctions and recognized books, publications and catalogs. This section also includes information on errors and varieties and characteristics.

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Pitcher Plant, Newfoundland - 5 cents 1966 $0.03 $0.05 $0.09 $1.00
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Pitcher Plant, Newfoundland - 5 cents 1966 $0.03 $0.05 $0.09
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Pitcher Plant, Newfoundland - 5 cents 1966 $0.05 $0.10 $0.18

Description

The floral emblem on this stamp honours Newfoundland, Canada's 10th province, which entered Confederation in 1949. The pitcher plant or Indian Dipper, Sarracenia purpures, was officially adopted as Newfoundland's floral emblem in 1954. Newfoundland's history has been as romantic and varied as its place names; Heart's Content, Spaniard's Bay, Cupids, Fleur-de-Lys, and Topsail. By 1011 A.D., it is estimated, hardy Norsemen had visited and vanished from the Labrador coast. The English West Country fishermen, who were destined to exert a strong influence on Newfoundland's development, arrived at the cod-rich Grand Bands about 1450. In 1497, John Cabot claimed sovereignty over Newfoundland for England. The rivalry between France and England for jurisdiction over the shores of Newfoundland and Labrador was foreshadowed by the establishment in 1610 of the first permanent English settlement at St. John's and by the founding of the first permanent French colony on Placentia Bay in 1662. British sovereignty over the Newfoundland-Labrador area was not assured until about 1815. Throughout its early history, settlement had been discouraged in Newfoundland. It was not until 1824 that Britain recognized Newfoundland as a colony, not merely a fishing outpost. Representative government was set up at this time. Expansion seemed to be the watchword until 1892 when a fire virtually destroyed the city of St. John's. The Newfoundlanders began to rebuild. The golden promises of future development were, however, soon dashed. Newfoundland's contribution to World War I was immense. The Royal Newfoundland Regiment suffered casualties to 80% of its membership in battle. Partly because of the enormous war effort and unfavourable economic conditions, Newfoundland began, in 1934, 15 years of commission government supervised by Britain. In World War II, Newfoundland became an important allied defence centre. After the war, in 1948, a referendum on the question of federal union with Canada was approved by the population. Newfoundland entered Confederation on March 31st, 1949. Its best known resource is fish, such as lobster, herring, halibut and cod, which are caught off the most extensive fishing grounds in the World, the Grand Banks. The province has a great hydro-electric potential, large deposits of minerals such as iron, ore, zinc, lead and copper and extensive forest lands.
Canada Post Office Department. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1966.

The stamps bearing these designs are being rendered in 3-colour printing by a combination of offset lithography and steel-line engraved intaglio printing.

Creators

Designed by Harvey Thomas Prosser
Picture engraved by Yves Baril
Lettering engraved by Gordon Mash

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