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Grand Pre Canada Postage Stamp
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Title
Grand Pre
Denomination
50¢
Date of Issue
December 4, 1930
Quantity
2,811,400
Postal Administration
Canada
Perforation or Dimension
11
Printer
British American Bank Note Company.
About Stamp

As a result of the change of the postage stamp contract of 1st April, 1930, the Department required a new series of stamps of the higher denominations. The policy of depicting representative phases of the character of Canada was continued in the designs for this series.

Grand Pré, NS

View of Grand Pré, Nova Scotia the home of Evangeline, heroine of Longfellow's famous poem of that name. The view is a composite one, taken from photographs, and shows the museum, statue of Evangeline, and the ancient well, grouped together for pictorial effect. The grounds and buildings are maintained as a national shrine of Acadian relics.

Reference
Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 60-61.
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