Design errors - NEWFOUNDLAND

Instead of the explorer John CABOT, it was his son Sebastian who was pictured on this stamp.

Not only the portrait of Queen Victoria has been reversed comparing to the original photograph, also the figure 1 in the right upper corner.


The seal has been criticised because de front flippers were shown clawed. The stamp was redrwn some years later.


Inverted Z in colonization


Cape Bauld was wrongly located on the Nord of Cape Norman, instead of South of it. The error was corrected but another error 'Straits of Belle Isle' instead of 'Strait of Belle Isle' was forgotten.