Sunday, May 20, 2012

War of 1812 Joint Issue Postage Stamps

The War of 1812 was a defining moment for the provinces that would later confederate into the Dominion of Canada.

While many significant battles raged along the U.S. border in Quebec and Ontario—and many leaders arose—two of the most important were British Major-General Sir Isaac Brock and War Chief Tecumseh.

This two-stamp issue, the first in a series marking the bicentennial of the War of 1812, depicts the two men face to face.

Brock, a native of the Island of Guernsey, is remembered in both Canada and his birthplace for his ability to take command. For this reason, the stamps will be Canada Post's first joint issue with . . .

Read more at Canada Post


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