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A province of Canada, issued stamps until 1867

1851 Rectangle with crown and arms, imperforated

3 p red Image reproduced with permission from: http://www.sandafayre.com Image reproduced with permission from: http://www.sandafayre.com Certified genuine

   3 p red
   6 p yellow
   1 Sh violet

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
3 pRRRRRR 
6 pRRRRRR 
1 ShRRRRRR 

Cancels, example:

3 p red, special cancel
(Reduced size)

Forgeries, examples:

There are some very dangerous forgeries, in which the size of the stamp is slightly larger (23.8 mm instead of 23.0 mm, source: 'Fakes & Forgeries of New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island by Captain R.B.Mitchell) and the colours are slightly different. Another dangerous set of forgeries bears the cancel '8' in a grid (made by Oneglia/Panelli) and there is a small line from the thistle (the flower at the right hand side of the crown) to the background.

Third forgery (Spiro A):

Forgery! Flower upside down

In the above forgery, the flower in the lower right corner is upside down (it is pointing towards the crown)! The stems of the flowers must point to the crown. The background behind the outer inscriptions is completely solid. Besides the 5-lines cancel shown above, I have also seen this forgery with a cancel consisting of 4 concentric circles, roughly the size of the stamp. It is believed that Spiro made this forgery (there also exists another Spiro forgery, see next forgery).

Fourth forgery (Spiro B):

The octogonal outline round the center is double in the above forgeries. The postmarks on these forgeries seem to be a large diamond, containing 6 parallel lines or the one indicated on the right (a quartefoil). But I have also seen a unclear circular postmark 'DOCTWL... VE' (I can't read all the letters). Note that all the numerals '3' in the corners are directed towards the center of the stamp, while in the genuine stamp they are all pointing downwards, this is the easiest test to determine these forgeries (this forgery is also described in 'The Spud Papers'). It is believed that Spiro made this forgery.

Fifth forgery:

Forgery!

In this forgery the crown is too small also (it should almost touch the octagonal), and furthermore the inscriptions are not in the right place (or the crown is not placed correctly)! Also note that the flower at the right hand side of the crown (turn the stamp) has been replaced by somekind of a berry. It is supposed to be made in Italy. A better version, but with the same errors exists and is sometimes said to be a Fournier forgery (but this is not sure), it then bears a square cancel consisting of small dots.

Sixth forgery:

Note the position of the '6' in the corners in the above forgery of the 6 p.

Oneglia forgery:


(Oneglia forgery)

 

1860 Various designs, value in cents

2 c orange 5 c green

1 c lilac 12 1/2 c blue

   1 c lilac (train)
   2 c orange (Queen Victoria)
   5 c green (Queen Victoria)
   10 c red (Queen Victoria)
   12 1/2 c blue (ship)
   17 c black (prince of Wales)

These stamps are peforated 12

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 c****** 
2 c ***** 
5 c*** 
10 c****** 
12 1/2 c****** 
17 c****** 

Forgeries, examples:

Spiro forgeries:

Forgery!

Forgeries of the 2 c, 5 c and 10 c (as images above) exist with no '-' between 'NEW' and 'BRUNSWICK'. Another easy way to identify these forgeries are the cancels (these cancels were never used in New Brunswick).


(Spiro forgery of the 12 1/2 c)

The above forgery of the 17 c stamp is made by Spiro I presume. There should be a brooch on the shoulders of the Prince, but it is absent in this forgery. The lines of tartan coming from the Prince's shoulder are ending on the first stroke of the first 'N' of 'SEVENTEEN' and the 'T' of this word, in the genuine stamps it ends in the center of the first 'N' of this same word. This forgery has been described in 'The Spud Papers'.

Another forgery?:


(Some other imperforate forgeries?)


Non Issued Stamp

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(5 c brown with Charles Connell)

A 5 c brown with the head of Charles Connell was prepared, but not issued (extremely rare). This stamp in imperforate condition is a proof (still very rare):

These proofs (on thick paper) exist thinned and perforated pretending to be genuine stamps.


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