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Cataloguing Canada Post’s Most Haunted Stamps

14 Sep

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By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

Canada is home to many haunted locations. Some are world-famous, like the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Alberta, and others are more well known locally. On Vancouver Island, the site where the Cherry Bank Hotel once stood in Victoria, BC is one and Beban House located in Nanaimo, BC is another. For Canada Post, they have chosen to acknowledge many locations nationwide.

Their upcoming stamp set acknowledges mostly Eastern Canada and hopefully the year after, they can honour the West.

With Halloween around the corner, ’tis the season to get the spooks on all letter mail. In honour of this occasion, Otakunoculture presents a catalogue of previous spotlighted locations (complete with links to each scary story):

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Canada Post Exploring New Worlds for Star Trek’s 50th

7 Apr

KirkStampBy James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

It is hard to believe it has been almost 50 years since Gene Roddenberry‘s vision of what mankind could achieve was first broadcast (aired September 8, 1966) on the NBC Television Network. And to commemorate the event Canada Post is releasing an undisclosed number of collector stamps. A promotional video on Canada Post’s official website, features Line Rainville of Quebec, the woman who renovated the basement of her house to look like the interior of the U.S.S. Enterprise. Line reveals in the video the first two collector’s stamps, James T. Kirk (played in the series by Canadian-born William Shatner) and the starship U.S.S. Enterprise. At the end of the video it is indicated there will be a continuation with a second video. Canada Post revealed to Star Trek.com “that more such sightings are planned and that fans should be on the look-out for ‘all-things-Canadian’ with the series.”

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