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

Arnold Palmer FDC, USA

Golfing legend Arnold Palmer on a stamp issued last month.

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.