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Bluenose

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue January 8, 1929
Year 1929
Quantity 1,044,900
Denomination
50¢
Perforation or Dimension 12
Printer Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Postal Administration Canada

Stamp Values/Prices (Beta Mode*)

Condition Name Avg Price
M-NH-VF Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine $330.00
M-NH-F Mint - Never Hinged - Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Fine $180.00
M-NH-VG Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good $140.00
M-H-VF Mint - Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Hinged - Very Fine $160.00
M-H-F Mint - Hinged - Fine
Mint - Hinged - Fine $90.00
M-H-VG Mint - Hinged - Very Good
Mint - Hinged - Very Good $50.00
M-NG-F Mint - No Gum - Fine
Mint - No Gum - Fine $70.00
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $62.00
U-F Used - Fine
Used - Fine $45.00
U-VG Used - Very Good
Used - Very Good $18.50
* Notes about these prices:
  • They are currently in beta mode, meaning that they should not be relied upon yet as a source of truth and could change frequently. Please notify CPS if you come across values that do not make sense.
  • They are not based on catalogue values but on current dealer and auction listings. The reason for this is that catalogues tend to over-value stamps.
  • They are average prices and might not be fully accurate. The actual value of your stamp may be slightly above or below the listed value, depending on the overall condition of your stamp.

About Stamp

Commencing with the issue of 1928, the Post Office Department for the first time utilized its higher value stamps with regular issue for the purpose of depicting Canadian scenes of geographical and industrial interest from coast to coast. This was a significant event in the development of Canadian postage stamps as a medium of information about Canada. The first stamps released under this new policy showed wide diversity of subjects. They ranged from the internationally famous fishing schooner Bluenose, on the Atlantic Coast, to scenic Mount Hurd in British Columbia. The scheme met with instant public approval. The Department has continued scenic stamps in each regular issue since 1928. With a few exceptions of commemorative issues prior to 1928, Canadian postage stamps portrayed the royal family.

Bluenose

The Canadian fishing schooner, Bluenose, racing off Halifax Harbour, a composite picture made from photographs taken in 1922 by W. R. MacAskill, of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The schooner was built in 1920-21, at Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, by Messrs. Smith and Rhuland, to the designs of W. J. Roué, of Halifax, and launched in March, 1921. Essentially a practical fishing boat, the schooner was also designed to uphold the Bluenose racing supremacy on the Atlantic seaboard. That she achieved her promoters' ambition is proved by the fact that she decisively defeated every competitor of her class. She never lost a series of races. The owners of the Bluenose were honoured in 1935 by having their schooner present when King George V reviewed the British Fleet at Spithead. In selecting this design, the Department gave world-wide publicity to three important phases of Nova Scotian life and industry: fisheries, ship-building, and seamanship.

Creators

Picture engraved by Harold Osborn. Designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz.
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Reference

Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 56, 58.

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