Nova Scotia on Stamps
Halifax & Sable Island
Cape Breton Island
Cumberland & Colchester
Digby, Annapolis, Kings, and Hants Counties
© Canada Post Corporation, 2001, 1993. Reproduced with permission.
The Annapolis Valley is well known for the annual Apple Blossom Festival
and for the view of and from Cape Blomidon.
© Canada Post Corporation, 1995, 1994. Reproduced with permission.
Several species of apple, including the Gravenstein (left), were developed by
Charles Ramage Prescott, who lived at Starrs Point, near Wolfville, Nova Scotia.
Prescott's home is now part of the Nova Scotia Museum.
The Snow Apple (right) can be found in the Historic Gardens
at Annapolis Royal, the capital of Nova Scotia from 1710 to 1749.
© Canada Post Corporation, 1996. Reproduced with permission.
Thomas Chandler Haliburton (1796-1865) - Lawyer, Judge, Politician, Historian, Writer
His famous character, Sam Slick, brought us such sayings as "facts are stranger than fiction",
"the early bird gets the worm", and "seeing is believing". Haliburton was born and
lived in Windsor most of his life - his house is also part of the Nova Scotia Museum.
© Canada Post Corporation, 1988. Reproduced with permission.
Bishop Charles Inglis (1734-1816) - Anglican, Loyalist
He founded King's Collegiate School (now Kings-Edgehill School) and
King's College in Windsor.
After a fire in 1920 destroyed the main College building, King's accepted a generous grant from
the Carnegie Foundation and was moved to Halifax, in association with Dalhousie University.
© Canada Post Corporation, 2000, 1958, 1988. Reproduced with permission.
(1797-1864) - Doctor, Geologist, Inventor,
Gesner was born in Cornwallis Township, Nova Scotia, near Kentville. He developed and patented a process for manufacturing kerosene.
An Historic Monument in his honour can be found near Chipman Corner, NS.
© Canada Post Corporation, 1981, 2005, 1930. Reproduced with permission.
2004 marked the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the
Acadian settlers to what is now Nova Scotia.
Grand Pré (centre and
right), a National Historic Site, commemorates
the Acadians and the plight of their Deportation in 1755. The site also immortalizes Longfellow's "Evangeline".
© Canada Post Corporation, 1951, 1976. Reproduced with permission.
Sir Robert Laird Borden (1854 - 1937) - Teacher, Lawyer, Politician
Prime Minister of Canada 1911 - 1920
Borden was first elected to the House of Commons in 1896, Becoming leader of the Conservative Party in 1901.
He was Canada's World War I Prime Minister, implementing conscription and "temporary" Income Tax. In 1918, his government
passed the Women's Franchise Act, giving all women the right to vote in Federal elections. Although he died and is buried in Ottawa, an
Historic Monument to his memory has been erected in Grand Pré - his birthplace.
More on Borden can be found at the National Library and Archives.
© Canada Post Corporation, 1975. Reproduced with permission.
The W. D. Lawrence was
built in Maitland, Hants County in 1874. It was the largest ship of its kind ever built,
weighing 2459 tons, the keel of the ship measured two hundred forty-four feet, nine inches long.
© Canada Post Corporation, 2002, 1982. Reproduced with permission.
David Alexander (Alex)
Colville was born in Toronto but grew up in Amherst, Nova Scotia. A graduate of Mount Allison
University in Sackville, New Brunswick, he is probably one of Canada's best known artists. He
now resides in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. The paintings featured on these stamps are Church and Horse 1964 (left) and Family and Rainstorm 1955.
© Canada Post Corporation, 1985, 2005. Reproduced with permission.
Fort Anne, Canada's first designated National
Historic Site located in Annapolis Royal,
sits on a site that has been fortified since 1629. The area around
Annapolis Basin was the
scene of the long struggle for power between the French and English which
began with the founding of
(1605) and the building of the
another National Historic Site.
© Canada Post Corporation, 2007. Reproduced with permission.
(d. 1611) was a Mi'kmaq chief from the Port Royal area. He is considered
to be the first native baptized in New France and it was thought that he
was 100 years old in 1607.
© Canada Post Corporation, 2010. Reproduced with permission.
William Hall, VC
(1825 -1904), was the first black person, the first Nova Scotian, and the
first Canadian sailor to receive the Victoria Cross. Born in
Horton's Bluff, NS (near Wolfville), Hall was drawn to the sea at an early
age and joined the British Royal Navy in 1852. It was Hall's
gallantry at the Battle of Lucknow that was rewarded the VC.