Canadian postal history evolves with transportation

Throughout its illustrious history, Canada Post has continuously explored new modes of transportation, including (clockwise from top left) a Royal Mail sledge (Library and Archives Canada, Peter Winkworth Collection of Canadiana, Acc. No. R9266-4212); the Royal Mail steamer Coriscan (Patent and Copyright Office/Library and Archives Canada/C-010370); a winter crossing of the Gulf of St. Lawrence (Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1970-188-2076 W.H. Coverdale Collection of Canadiana); and a Canadian Airways airplane (Hayward Studios/Library and Archives Canada).

This week, and most other weeks of the year, Canada’s postal couriers will travel more than 1.6 million kilometres during their dispatches from coast to coast to coast, ensuring the country’s postal services remain intact. That’s about 86 million kilometres – more than half the distance to the sun – travelled each year on behalf... Continue reading →

A little cash would be a big boost for stamp shows

The Canadian Stamp Dealers’ Association certainly has been in a quagmire over what to do about its Toronto National Postage Stamp Show. Well, no longer. Association president Rick Day recently sent an email to members informing them its board had decided that, after almost 30 years in the show business, its November 2015 show “will... Continue reading →

Legendary NHL goalies on Canada Post’s latest issue

Lorne Worsley, Johnny Bower, Tony Esposito, Bernie Parent, Ken Dryden and Martin Brodeur are featured on Canada Post’s ‘NHL Great Canadian Goalies’ six-stamp set. It’s the third of a five-year collection of NHL stamps leading up to the league’s 100th anniversary in 2017.

ess than a week before the first puck dropped to begin the 2015-16 NHL season, six legendary goalies were immortalized as part of Canada Post’s multi-year NHL stamp collection celebrating the goaltending greats who transformed the game of hockey. Available in booklets of six – one for each player, including Lorne Worsley (Montreal Canadiens), Johnny... Continue reading →

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