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Newfoundland : Prince of Wales, Issue as Part of Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee 1897
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Country
Newfoundland
Type
Stamp (Single)
Class
Definitive / Regular Issues
Face Value
½ cent
Postmark
26/05/2014
Postmark Town
Shawnessy RPO, Calgary AB
Printer
American Banknote Co, NY
Gum
Gum
Perforation Gauge
12
IN COLLECTION CONDITION
Preliminary
Normal
Condition
Mint Hinged - Extra Fine
Newfoundland : Prince of Wales, Issue as Part of Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee 1897
Newfoundland 1897 Scott #78 / SG #83 - Olive Green, a very young Prince Edward called David (later King Edward VIII) as a child.

Stamp Number NW 78
Yvert et Tellier NW 63
Michel NW 61

this is the very first stamp portrait of Edward, first son of George and "May". Edward was King of the United Kingdom from January 20,1936 until his abdication on December 11, 1936. Edward (1894-1972) had been Prince of Wales since his sixteenth birthday, and had been next in line for the throne for 42 years.

Issues of 1897-1901

The first commemorative Newfoundland stamps were issued during 1897 to mark two very important anniversaries.  The year also saw the introduction of a more modernistic series of pictorial definitive postage stamps featuring members of the British Royal Family.

The big events of 1897 were the 60th Anniversary of the Reign of Queen Victoria and the 400th Anniversary of the discovery of Labrador and Newfoundland.  The 14 impressive looking commemorative Newfoundland stamps shown directly below were issued onJune 24, 1897 to commemorate both of these anniversaries.
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