Friday, August 5, 2011

1973 Prince Edward Island
Entry Into Confederation Centennial

Prince Edward Island entered Confederation on July 1, 1873, becoming the seventh province to do so. The P.E.I. stamp designed by Anthony Mann features oak trees. According to tradition, the large oak, part of the arms of Prince Edward Island, represents England and the saplings the three counties (Kings, Queen, Prince) of the Island.

First Day Covers

The P.E.I. stamp was issued on June 22, 1973.


Canada Envelope Company (Rosecraft cachet)


Canadian Bank Note

Kingswood (Fleetwood)


Senate: Rosecraft

Canada Post Office "Official"


David Pritchard

Earlier P.E.I. Related Stamp Issues

Canada Post Office issued three stamps commemorating P.E.I. prior to the release of the 1973 Centennial stamp: