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Buying and Selling Newfoundland Mint and Used Postage Stamps

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Updated March 22, 2021

A "Dead Country" very much alive!

Newfoundland and Labrador is a Canadian province located on the east coast of North America. It consists of Labrador, which is situated on the mainland of the continent and the island of Newfoundland. Originally explored by Europeans when the Vikings founded a community on the island around 1000 CE, Newfoundland became a British colony in 1583 when it was annexed by Sir Humphrey Gilbert (see Scott numbers 212-225). It achieved self-governing status as a Dominion in 1907.   In 1927, the British government ruled on a dispute between Quebec and Newfoundland, deciding Labrador would be considered part of the Dominion of Newfoundland. In 1933, because of high debt from World War I and the construction of a railway across the island, the Newfoundland legislature voted itself out of existence. A commission of seven members appointed by the British government ran the colony with no elected representation for 15 years. On April 1, 1949, Newfoundland joined Canada following two referenda on the colony's future, at which point it became a dead country no longer issuing its own stamps.

During part of its time as a colony and Dominion, between January 1, 1857 and June 24, 1947, about 300 stamps were issued by the Newfoundland Post Office. The stamps are widely acclaimed for the design and their presentation of the country's history and geography. Although there are some rarities, the majority of these issues are modestly priced and a fairly complete collection is possible for most collectors.

I specialize in Newfoundland postage stamps for beginning to intermediate collectors, although there are often items of interest to those more advanced.  I carry mint and used stamps and some postal history. Please ask if don't see the item you need in my store. 

I have an online store on eBay. I also welcome your Newfoundland stamp want lists and can often provide items not listed in my store. Let me help you build your Newfoundland stamp collection.

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Rick Stead
P.O. Box 21105
St. John's NF  A1A 5B2 Canada
Email [email protected]
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