Thursday, June 17, 2010

Seal of New Brunswick

Date of Issue: August 16, 1934
Scott #: 210

This 2 cents stamp was issued to commemorate 150th anniversary of the founding of the Province of New Brunswick.

New Brunswick is one of Canada's three Maritime provinces and is the only constitutionally bilingual province (English and French) in the federation (see at right for location of New Brunswick in map of Canada).

The Motto, "SPEM REDUXIT" is commonly translated as 'Hope Restored', representing the establishment of New Brunswick as a 'home for refugee settlers' when a vast influx of United Empire Loyalists flowed into the area following their expulsion from the newly-formed United States in 1784.

The name of the 18th century ship depicted in this stamp is unknown. It must be one of the vessels that brought Loyalists to the province from the former American colonies.

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