Created by the Canadian Bank Note Company, the Bluenose Stamp touts the design
of the racing schooner Bluenose, sailing around Halifax Harbour. It is a racing ship
from Nova Scotia and is considered a symbol of the province. It won the International Fishing
Trophy in 1921, 1922, 1923, 1931 and 1938. In fact, many Nova Scotians
today have the nickname "Bluenose".
The design of the Bluenose Stamp itself is based on pictures of the Bluenose taken by
W.R. MacAskill in 1922/1923. The engraver took two of the best pictures of the ship and
put both of them into the stamp.
Some people consider it the most beautiful stamp in Canada and some in the world.
A total of around 1 million copies of this stamp were printed.