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26 - The Trans Canada Highway
Oct 27 • 35 min
In Episode 26, we learn about the history of the Trans Canada highway, the second longest national highway in the world, and the stamps that celebrate it. Check out the stamps (and more) discussed in this episode here:…
25 - Leonard Cohen
Oct 13 • 134 min
In Episode 25, we learn about the career and life of a Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and novelist Leonard Cohen and the stamps issued by Canada Post September 2019 to celebrate his career. Check out the stamps (and more) discussed in this episode…
We’re Back - And With A New Name!
Oct 5 • 1 min
We’re back producing show again, under a new name, but with the same team! We’ll have a much more focused way of producing this Podcast. We hope you’ll enjoy what we have in store! Make sure to check out our new space on the web: http://stampstories.ca…
24 - Canadarm
May 28, 2017 • 7 min
In Episode 24, we learn about the history of the Canadarm and the stamp issued by Canada Post to celebrate this momentous achievement in robotics. Check out the stamps (and more) discussed in this episode here:…
23 - The Constitution Act, 1982
May 22, 2017 • 33 min
In Episode 23, we learn about The Constitution Act, 1982, the Charter and the stamps issued by Canada Post to celebrate this moment in Canadian history. Check out the stamps (and more) discussed in this episode here:…
22 - Expo67
Apr 30, 2017 • 45 min
In Episode 22, we look back at Expo67 and the stamps issued by Canada Post to celebrate the event. Check out the stamps (and more) discussed in this episode here: https://medium.com/stamp-stories/expo67-ba345aa6d3ee
21 - Earth Day: Canada & Ireland Joint Issue in 2005
Apr 22, 2017 • 9 min
In Episode 21, we celebrate Earth Day by looking at a joint issue released in 2005 by Canada Post and An Post of Ireland. Check out the stamps (and more) discussed in this episode here:…
20 - Terry Fox
Apr 16, 2017 • 16 min
In Episode 20, we learn about Terry Fox, a young man celebrated on two Canadian stamps for inspiring people around the world with his courageous battle against cancer. Check out the stamps (and more) discussed in this episode here:…
19 - Canadian National Vimy Memorial
Apr 9, 2017 • 25 min
In episode 19 we talk about the courageous assault on Vimy Ridge by Canadian soldiers on April 9, 1917 and the stamps issued that depict the Canadian National Vimy Memorial. Check out the stamps (and more) discussed in this episode here:…
18 - Tips for Soaking Stamps
Mar 26, 2017 • 8 min
In Episode 18, I share my stamp soaking method. Get more info and a video of the method discussed in this episode here: https://medium.com/stamp-stories/soaking-stamps-fa49ba526013
17 - Thomas D’Arcy McGee
Mar 19, 2017 • 15 min
In Episode 17, we learn about Thomas D’Arcy McGee, a founding father of Canada, the first Irishman in the English-speaking world to appear on a postage stamp, and the victim of the only politically motivated assassination in Canadian history. Check out…
16 - Blue Whale
Mar 12, 2017 • 8 min
In Episode 16, we discuss the biggest and highest stamp denomination Canada Post has ever produced, the Blue Whale 10 dollar stamp. Show notes at: https://medium.com/stamp-stories/blue-whale-556d32d914be
15 - Canadian Opera
Mar 4, 2017 • 18 min
In Episode 15, we learn about the recently released stamps from Canada Post honouring Canadian Opera. Show notes at: https://medium.com/stamp-stories/canadian-opera-7ed91bb30c3f
14 - Louis Riel
Feb 19, 2017 • 17 min
In Episode 14, we learn about Louis Riel, the controversial leader and founder of Manitoba, along with the stamps that commemorate him. Show notes at: https://medium.com/stamp-stories/louis-riel-67f58992941b
13 - Canadian Flag
Feb 14, 2017 • 25 min
In Episode 13, we learn about the story behind the current Canadian Flag, how it came to be, and the stamps that honour it. Show notes at: https://medium.com/stamp-stories/canadian-flag-6a1ec667077d
12 - Viola Desmond
Feb 12, 2017 • 14 min
In Episode 12, we learn about Viola Desmond, iconic Canadian civil rights activist and successful Nova Scotian businesswoman. Show notes at: https://medium.com/stamp-stories/viola-desmond-992b7e40b1ca
11 - Mathieu Da Costa
Feb 5, 2017 • 8 min
In Episode 11, we learn about Mathieu Da Costa, the 17th century interpreter, believed to be the first person of African descent to arrive in Canada whose name is still known today. Show notes at:…
10 - 2017 Canada Post Issues
Jan 22, 2017 • 8 min
In Episode 10, we look at what Canada Post will have in store for us for 2017. Check out the stamps discussed in this episode here: https://medium.com/stamp-stories/2017-canada-post-issues-6fa4850e150d
9 - 2016 Canada Post Holiday Stamps
Dec 4, 2016 • 8 min
In Episode 9, we look at the 2016 holiday stamps issued by Canada Post. Check out the stamps discussed in this episode here: https://medium.com/stamp-stories/2016-canada-post-holiday-stamps-5d4827c07bf4
8 - The World’s First Christmas Stamp?
Nov 27, 2016 • 22 min
In Episode 8, we get the real story behind what some claim as the world’s first Christmas stamp, issued by Canada in 1898. Check out the stamps discussed in this episode here: https://medium.com/stamp-stories/the-worlds-first-christmas-stamp-71c9fe82535d
7 - The Bluenose
Nov 19, 2016 • 14 min
In Episode 7, we learn about the most famous ship in Canadian history, the Bluenose schooner, also known as the Queen of the North Atlantic. Check out the stamps discussed in this episode here: https://medium.com/stamp-stories/the-bluenose-6e1985d28843
6 - Celebrating Canadians in Space
Nov 13, 2016 • 10 min
In Episode 6, we celebrate the stamps created to honour Canada’s contribution to space exploration. Check out the stamps discussed in this episode here: https://medium.com/stamp-stories/celebrating-canadians-in-space-13cc8c1a769f
5 - In Flanders Field
Nov 5, 2016 • 13 min
In Episode 5, we look at a selection of some of the stamps issued to commemorate Remembrance Day, November 11th. It’s an important day to take a moment of silence and thank true heroes for their sacrifice and service. Check out the stamps discussed in…
4 - Happy Halloween 2016
Oct 30, 2016 • 11 min
In Episode 4, for Halloween, we look at a selection of some of my favourite Haunted Canada stamps. Check out the stamps here: https://medium.com/stamp-stories/happy-halloween-2016-haunted-canada-stamps-aa8d7b160ef2
3 - How To Start Collecting Canadian Stamps
Oct 29, 2016 • 14 min
In Episode 3, we went back a bit to talk about how to start collecting Canadian stamps, what are the basics to know and what, if any tools do you need. Full show notes here:…
2 - The Canada 82 Youth Exhibition
Oct 25, 2016 • 17 min
In Episode 2, we talk about the creation of the Canadian Association for Philatelic Exhibitions (CAPEX), with a focus on the stamps from CAPEX ‘51, CAPEX’78 and The Canada 82 Youth Exhibition. Show notes at…
1 - Canadian Stamp Issues Related to Baseball
Oct 23, 2016 • 7 min
In our first episode (of the new format) we celebrate the Chicago Cubs historic entry to their first World Series since 1945, with a look back at Baseball stamps in Canadian history. Show notes:…