Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Eastend, Saskatchewan

Eastend is a small town in the south-west corner of Saskatchewan. In 1991 a Tyrannosaurus rex fossil was found near town. It was named Scotty and became the centerpiece of a natural history museum. It took nearly 20 years to recover 65% of Scotty's bones.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

The History of Radio in Canada

The stamps on this FDC commemorate the 100th anniversary of a radio broadcast of a concert in Montreal to an assembly hall in Ottawa, 160km away. It was the first documented example of a successful experimental radio broadcast for entertainment purposes in Canada.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Gamagori, Japan

I believe this sheet commemorated the start of the Reiwa period in May 2019 with the ascension of Emperor Naruhito. 

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Canada's Group of Seven

The Group of Seven were a prominent group of Canadian artists best known for their paintings of Canadian landscapes in the 1920's and 30's. It was a time when the imagery of the Canadian wilderness was considered to wild to be captured by art. This sheet commemorates their first exhibition in May of 1920 which started the first Canadian national art movement.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Davis Station, Australian Antarctic Territory

Canada Post has suspended sending mail to something like 163 of 218 countries and I don't even get advertisements in the mail any more. But I still received this from the Antarctic.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Rothera Research Station, British Antarctic Territory

From the British Antarctic Survey research station Rothera, located on the Antarctic Peninsula. Nothing very exciting. The back has the usual Rothera Station cachet with an outline of the Antarctic continent and a penguin in the middle.  This is the first time I've received a BAT cover with the "First Day of Issue" postmark.

I received this sometime last week. I can't be bothered to go out and check my mail every day because lately there just hasn't been that much mail coming in. So I'm not sure exactly when this was delivered, but it was last week.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Canada, Return to Sender

I mailed this to India on March 18. It made it to the South Central processing plant (M4L) in Toronto and was then returned to me: temporary suspension of postal service. I mailed other letters that day and they didn't come back. This one did. I'll have to hold on to it and try again when things get back to normal. Could be a while.