Newfoundland

Newfoundland is Canada's easternmost province. One official seal and one Dead Letter Office seal are recored. Both are very scarce. Since joining Canada on April 1, 1949, Newfoundland has used Canadian official seals.



Regular Issue

Plate proof on India paper
Catalog: Drummond OSD1, Unitrade #OX1

Date issued: 1905. EKU November 10, 1905

Printing: Black on blue (regular issue)

Perforation: 12

Inscription: "OFFICIALLY SEALED / NEWFOUNDLAND / DEAD LETTER / OFFICE" within fancy scrollwork frame

Control Number: none

Description: Portrait of King Edward VII. This Dead Letter Office seal may hold top honors with the Queen Victoria portrait design of 1902 from Canada as being the most beautifully engraved official seal ever issued.



Catalog: Drummond OS1

Date issued: Unknown, EKU February 15, 1944

Printing: Black

Perforation: Imperforate

Inscription: "DEPARTMENT OF POSTS AND TELEGRAPHS / St. John's, Nfld. / Officially Sealed" with ornate coat of arms in center

Control Number: none

Description: Inter-provincial cover sent in October 1945 from Trout River to St. Johns, Newfoundland, reclosed at top with a St. Johns seal. Letter was not deliverable and was opened after an attempt to trace the sender, who had neglected to write a return address on the envelope.

Courtesy of Jim Drummond by permission.

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