Bluenose wins Halifax Herald International Fisherman’s Trophy

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.


“Canada’s finest stamp”, as its referred to by BNAPS.

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).

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