Nova Scotia on Stamps
Halifax & Sable Island
Cape Breton Island
Cumberland & Colchester
Lunenburg, Queens, Shelburne and Yarmouth Counties
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Izaak Walton Killam (1885-1955) - Financier, Philanthropist
Killam, born in Yarmouth, and his wife Dorothy (1889-1965) created a legacy
which includes support for advanced education and research at five
Canadian Universities, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the establishment
of the Izaak Walton Killam Hospital for Children in Halifax.
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built in 1895, is one of many examples of fine architecture which have led to the Town
of Lunenburg being named an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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The Bluenose, built in Lunenburg in 1921, was the fastest schooner
of its era. Designed by William J. Roué and captained by Angus Walters,
the Bluenose won International Fishermen's Trophy every year it was held.
(1921 to 1923, 1931 and 1938). Today, the
II is considered to be one of Nova Scotia's greatest ambassadors.
Lunenburg is also the home of the
Museum of the Atlantic.
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The Atlantic Whitefish
(Coregonus canadensis) is an endangered species which
is only found in the Petite
Riviere and Tusket rivers in Nova Scotia.
© Canada Post Corporation, 1988. Reproduced with permission.
The Nova Scotia Duck Toller
(or Duck Tolling Retriever) was bred in
South-western Nova Scotia to aid in hunting duck and geese.
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The legend of buried treasure on
Island, on Nova Scotia's South Shore,
has been a source of mystery since 1795.