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Laura Secord
Date of issue of stamp:
September 8, 1992
Designed by: Ralph Tibbles, based on illustrations by Deborah Drew-Brook and Allan Cormack.

The stamp depicts Laura Secord making her way through the bush during her famous walk to inform the British that the Americans were going to attach Canada.

4,000,000 copies of the stamp were printed by Ashton-Potter Ltd.


© Canada Post Corporation
Reproduced with permission
Laura Secord (née Ingersol) Born Great Barrington, Massachusetts, U.S.A. September 13, 1775  Died October 17, 1868. A settler in colonial America Laura married James Secord, a man loyal to the British King during the American Revolution. The Loyalists left the newly formed United States and re-established their lives in the British colonies in Canada. During the war of 1812 she walked some 30 km from Queenston to Beaver Dams to warn the British soldiers and Canadian militia of an impending attack on the British colony. Her story is legendary and many versions of the trek of this early Canadian heroine can be found on your library shelves. As for the famous candy company, it was founded in 1913 by Frank P. O’Connor  the centennial year of the famous walk. It is said he choose this name for his company as it represented courage, loyalty and devotion to Canada.