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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Newfoundland-1919-2 Cent (Scarlet)-Trail of the Caribou-Postage Stamp-Illustrated

Shown below is the 1919 2 Cent issue of the Newfoundland stamp. The stamp bears the legend "Royal Naval Reserve" with "Ubique" below the legend. Most of the set carried the legend "Trail of the Caribou", however the 2 Cent,5 Cents, 8 Cents and 12 Cents had the legend as illustrated below.The stamps with values from 1 Cent to 36 Cents were issued to commemorate the the Newfoundland Contingent who fought in the First World War. Each issue had the name of a battle in which Newfoundlanders fought during the war. There are two known shades of the 2 Cent value. A scarlet as shown here and a carmine-red. The carmine-red is considerably higher in value.

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