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The Bell Island Hag - Bell Island, Newfoundland

Haunted Canada

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue September 8, 2016
Year 2016
Quantity 525,000
Perforation or Dimension 32 mm x 32 mm
Series Haunted Canada
Series Time Span 2014 - 2016
Printer Colour Innovations
Postal Administration Canada

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Condition Name Avg Price
M-NH-VF Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine $1.65
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.40
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Booklet of 10 stamps

Quantity Produced - 200,000
Original Price: $8.50
Dimension: 32 mm x 32 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours + holographic foil

Souvenir sheet of 5 stamps

Quantity Produced - 125,000
Original Price: $4.25
Dimension: 127 mm x 73 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours + holographic foil
Gum Type: PVA

Uncut press sheet of 8 souvenir sheets

Quantity Produced - 2,000
Original Price: $34.00
Dimension: 616 mm x 483 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours + holographic foil
Gum Type: PVA

Souvenir sheet Official First Day Cover

Quantity Produced - 9,000
Cancellation Location: Renous NB
Original Price: $5.25
Dimension: 191 mm x 112 mm

About Stamp

The Bell Island Hag – Bell Island, N.L. The spirit, it is said, dwells in the marshes near Dobbin’s Garden and appears to a lone person, overpowering him or her with her stench. As she covers her victim with her cowl, she always hisses the same words: “No one came to help me when I died in that swamp. No one will help you. Now taste what I tasted and smell what I smelled as my life was taken from me.” The victim is found hours later, unconscious and reeking of death.


Design: Lionel Gadoury, Kammy Ahuja – Context Creative. Illustration: Sam Weber. Photos: Peter Bregg –

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