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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Newfoundland-1919-4 Cent (Mauve)-Trail of the Caribou-Postage Stamp-Illustrated

Shown below is the 1919 4 Cent issue of the Newfoundland stamp. The stamp bears the legend "Trail of the Caribou" with "Beaumont Hamel" below the legend. The stamps with values from 1 Cent to 36 Cents were issued to commemorate the the Newfoundland Contingent of soldiers who fought in the First World War. Each issue had the name of a battle in which the contingent fought during the war. There are two known shades of this particular issue the mauve shown below and a purple shade. The purple shade is the more highly valued of the two.

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