List of people on the postage stamps of the Canadian provinces

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This is a list of people on the postage stamps of the Canadian provinces prior to joining Canada. Six present day Canadian provinces, before each joined Canada over a period ranging from 1867 to 1949, issued their own stamps. All of them adopted the stamps of Canada when they joined the federation.

British Columbia[edit]

  • Queen Victoria (1860), used by the two colonies that eventually became the province of British Columbia in 1871[1]

Province of Canada (present-day Ontario and Quebec)[edit]

New Brunswick[edit]


Nova Scotia[edit]

Prince Edward Island[edit]



  1. ^ Pearce, J. A. (April 1942). Lamb, W. Kaye (ed.). "The Victory "V" and the Colonial Stamps of 1865-71" (PDF). The British Columbia Historical Quarterly. Vol. VI, no. 2. Victoria, British Columbia: British Columbia Historical Association. p. 95. Retrieved 2022-09-08 – via University of British Columbia Library Open Collections. Captain W. D. Gossett, R.E., came to the colonies in 1859 ... he was appointed acting Postmaster-General from 1859 to 1860. He designed the first Colonial stamp—the 2½d.—which was used in 1860—65 both in British Columbia and in the adjacent colony of Vancouver Island.
  2. ^ Treasures of the National Archives of Canada. University of Toronto Press. 1992. p. 120. ISBN 9780802050229. Retrieved 8 June 2022.
  3. ^ "The American Philatelist". Vol. 82. p. 397. {{cite magazine}}: Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  4. ^ "Visible Language". Vol. 14. University of California. 1980. p. 44. {{cite magazine}}: Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)