Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Stamp With a Story Returns Home

Canada's Bugle-Observer reports a stamp with a checkered past " is coming home and generating renewed interest in stamp collecting."

The five-cent stamp is rare and controversial because it was ordered in 1860 by Charles Connell, who was then New Brunswick's postmaster general. It caused a scandal when it arrived in the province because the image on the stamp was of Connell's face.

Connell had to resign due to public protest and most the 500,000 stamps printed were burned on the front lawn of his home.

But a few survived and have become valuable.

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Click here to learn more about the Connell stamp.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM