On today’s date in 1921, the schooner Bluenose, captained by Angus Walters, set sail and won the Halifax Herald International Fisherman’s Trophy.
In 1988, Canada Post featured Walters on a lithographed 37-cent commemorative stamp (Scott 1228) printed by Aston-Potter Ltd. and issued to honour the captain. The stamp depicts an image on the Bluenose laid over a portrait of Walters. The words “Angus Walters”, “Captain/Capitaine” and “Bluenose” appear along the bottom in white text, with “Canada” and “37” displayed above in thin black text.
The Bluenose was also featured on a 50-cent definitive postage stamp (Scott 158) issued in January 1929 as part of the King George V Scroll Issue. Designed by the Canadian Bank Note Company, the stamp depicts a montage of two different images of the vessel leaving Halifax Harbour. Despite being issued after 1900, the stamp is a classic and has been referred to as “Canada’s Finest Stamp” by the British North American Philatelic Society (BNAPS).