Friday, August 5, 2011

1973 Scottish Settlers

On September 17, 1773, 200 Highland Scots settlers on board the "Hector" dressed in full Scottish regalia went ashore in what is now Pictou County, Nova Scotia. In 1765 the British Government had approved a large land grant in the area of Pictou County to a group of men from Philadelphia. It was on this land that the Highlanders settled.


The painting by Peter Swan was approved for the stamp design.

National Archives of Canada

Issued Stamp

The Scottish Settlers stamp was issued on July 20, 1973

National Archives of Canada

First Day Covers


Canada Envelope Company (Rosecraft)


Kingswood (Fleetwood)

Canadian Bank Note

Canada Post Office "Official"

David Pritchard