Avalon an Island

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Newfoundland 86

     On this stamp issued by Newfoundland in 1908 the peninsula of Avalon appears to be separate from Newfoundland proper. Although it is difficult to see the road that connects the two appears as a bridge between them. Walter Klinefelter writes, "...since the same had been done previously by a supposedly reliable cartographer who delineated Newfoundland on a much larger scale, it is apparent that the designer merely copied a mistake." The Carto-Philatelist 2:1(1956)11.

SCN 86

     The neck of land connecting Avalon to Newfoundland can be clearly seen in this stamp issued in 1928, and again in 1931.

SCN 172

     Both images have been downloaded from the Canadian postal archives.

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