Stamps of Newfoundland, at the time a British dominion with Labrador, first appeared in 1857. Heraldic flower symbols on the first issue represent three countries of the United Kingdom: the rose for England, shamrock for Ireland, and thistle for Scotland, surrounding the crown of Great Britain. Several early stamps showcase Queen Victoria, but only one illustrates her beloved Prince Albert. Another interesting set is 1910’s “Guy Issue”, marking the 300th anniversary of the first permanent English settlement in Newfoundland by John Guy, its first governor. In 1933, a $4.50 overprint of a 75c stamp was issued for use on the flight from Chicago to Rome by aviator Italo Balbo. He flew over 1,100 covers bound for Italy.
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