The New Brunswick 1c Stamp (Locomotive), 1863-64/ Timbre dun cent du Nouveau-Brunswick (Locomotive), 1863-1864

The New Brunswick 1c Stamp (Locomotive), 1863-64
X8644 New Brunswick Museum
The American Bank Note Company, New York, engraving, 1.8 x 2.2 cm.

The one-cent New Brunswick stamp was first issued in May 1860 and its locomotive illustration celebrated the imminent completion of the European & North American Railway line from Saint John to Shediac in that year.

This is the second issue in purple with claret highlights, in contrast to the brownish-purple of the first issue.