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Dec 06, 2015, 03:32 PM
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Dec 14, 2015, 10:32 PM
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More Polish stamps, honoring ships and captains.
Dec 15, 2015, 12:00 AM
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Canadian Bluenose 50Cent Stamp


Canada had the 50 cent Bluenose Stamp.

It was issued by the Canadian Post office on 08/January/1929.

It is a little known fact that the schooner is actually shown twice on the stamp, which was designed from a number of photographs of the ship racing off Halifax Harbor taken by W.R. MacAskill in 1922 or 1923.

The engraver in showing the ship in the race took full advantage of artistic license. He used two different photographs of Bluenose at sea - one a side view and the other a view from the ships starboard bow - in a compromise design to represent the schooner winning one of its great races.
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Feb 20, 2016, 02:20 PM
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More Polish stamps, honoring ships and captains.
So I found a small pile of these Polish maritime stamps, put them in a frame for the wife and me to enjoy...
Feb 21, 2016, 07:57 AM
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Nice!
Feb 22, 2016, 03:34 PM
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I have a couple framed stamps that my wife gave me many years ago. Also several plate blocks of the Vintage Mahogany Speedboat issue.
Feb 23, 2016, 01:26 PM
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Ohh! Mahogany stamps, very cool.
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Apr 12, 2017, 03:30 PM
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Who knew? Nazi and Commie boat stamps...
Apr 15, 2017, 11:21 PM
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How about the Whale Catcher, Wafenboot....
May 23, 2019, 08:00 PM
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May 24, 2019, 08:28 AM
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I was looking at this stamp at the post office the other day and the artist did a great job on getting it right.
The "bow on" configuration is not an easy aspect to paint and get right, with the sweeping curve of both sides of the hull toward the bow.


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