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Grand Pre Canada Postage Stamp
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Title

Grand Pre

Denomination

50¢

Date of Issue

December 4, 1930

Year

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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